My office has officially started a 4 phase remodel. I supervise 20 clerks in the reception area and reception I think is in 3 of the 4 phases. This week I packed my office and moved upstairs, as of today my old office is part of the construction zone. We also moved and cleaned and squeezed in 3 more workers into the front reception area and 3 more are moving elsewhere. We are figuring out new ways to do things and trying to make sure all of our bases will be covered. This phase involves the whole bottom quarter of a two story building so there are a lot of other workers affected also. We are looking forward to probably 3 months of noise and dirt and complaints. And then we can move again and get another 3 months of it. And so on and so on. Oh boy! I am excited about changing, not so excited about he journey. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time. Well, I'm writing this to set up my mood. I'm kind of on a short wire and ready to snap. It's the weekend! thank all that's good, I will have time to recoop and decompress. In order to do that I have a little more to rant on about and most of it is about our economy. WHATS UP??? Has this world gone crazy in the past 2 weeks?? I got sticker shock going to the grocery! Cans of chili that I've bought on sale 4@$1 at one time are now $2 each!!! (Thats the cheap stuff!) My favorite soup? OMG it is up to $3 a can. I was buying it for $1.50 -$2 a can just the other day! And I won't mention the gas. Yesterday after the dentist I found myself looking for cheap thrills at Thimble Creek, that mean't a couple of fat quarters just to get a fix! So sad....AND THEN..... and then I got this email from Williams Sonoma ... Perfect Endings Cupcakes - 9@$59 + SH.....Are they for real? So what if they are from a bakery in the Napa Valley! I know there are a lot of people that can afford these and I wouldn't want to dampen their joy of these perfect cupcakes. So I would suggest : the cake stand of course, umm, thats about $20+, and don't forget the matching plates to serve them on, and then I think that you need this lovely table runner kit for $52.50 from the Fat Quarter Shop to display them on.
You've heard the phrase the "Other Half" well I'm on the wrong half, so better yet, I'll buy the kit and make it for you and charge you $150 for the table runner. Then you would be sure to have the pefect cupcakes. Heck I'd even bake a whole dozen cupcakes to throw in as a bonus!(and I could buy my soup, gas & some more fq's !)
OK, enough, I feel better now, I'm off to a good nite's rest, I will be spending my weekend with a 5 year old so there will be lots of chit chat and smiles. Hope I can get a few stitiches in too! xoxomar