Not sure if I missed part of a year or not, but we are right back in summertime. It is HOT outside today – supposed to hit 84. What’s up with that?
Just received some pictures from Sisters’ Weekend e-mailed to me, so thought I would share a few favorites. First up, all of us. Left to right: Merelyn, me, Janet and Leslie. The little cutie pie is Emory – Leslie’s granddaughter (and mine as well since Leslie and I have been best friends since we were 12 years old!!).
Here is Leslie with Emory. They are just so cute together.
And, me with Emory. She calls me “Grandma Nothing” which is what my son has always called Leslie’s mom (my second mother). Long story, but the first time Colin met Madeline he was not in a very good mood. When she asked him what he would like to call her, Colin shouted NOTHING! Madeline responded saying that was Perfect and that from then on she would be Grandma Nothing. To this day Colin (now age 27) calls her Grandma Nothing. And, since I am Leslie’s daughter’s second mother, her daughter calls me Grandma Nothing.
Work is crazy – one of my busiest times of the year. But, that’s good because the days fly by. And, in these times, I’m just thankful to have a job with people I really like. Tomorrow is our Halloween Party at work. I’ll try to get some pictures – the costumes folks come up with are usually pretty good and the food is always fabulous.
Next week is our Benefits Fair to kick off open enrollment in November and I just found out that our (employee) contribution to our health plan is going up 20% this year. Yikes! That is a huge jump. I understand the reason (we are self-funded and claims were very high this past year), but I also know that whatever raise I receive as of January 1st will not come close to compensating for the increase in health care costs, so ,my take home pay will be decreasing…not happy…but trying to remember I am lucky to be employed.
And, finally, I’ll be heading to Naples, FL at the end of November/beginning of December for a meeting (or as our CFO calls it – another boondoggle!). I’m trying to find things for folks to do down there when we have free time (most of the time)…I’m hoping to book a massage.
No real knitting progress, though I carry it to work and back each day. I usually end up working through any lunch time. And last night by the time I got home from yoga I was exhausted. I need to get cranking because I am thinking of joining Kat and knit Sigla. So pretty!! I didn’t make Stopover last year (but still want to) but I love Sigla just as much.
That’s it for now. Hope you all are well and enjoying October. Fletch and I are going camping for the weekend – hoping for nice weather and great campfires!!