Friday, August 12, 2011

And They're Off!

Oddly enough, two people have asked me within the last day whether my boss liked the quilt I made for her and her new husband. I thought I had posted about it, but I guess I didn't! (If you missed it, the most recent of my 11 in '11 projects was made for her.)

Did I tell you she was taking a three-month leave of absence to spend time with her new husband in China? His contract there is up in October and then he'll probably come back to the States, but in the meantime, they'll have some time together.

Anyway, she liked the quilt so much, she thought it was one of the things she would take to China with her. She flew out yesterday--finally! And I don't know if she ended up taking it or not, but I could tell she genuinely loved it. Isn't it nice to make quilts for people who understand the amount of time and work that goes into them?

As a thank you for the long hours I've been putting in over the last few weeks, getting things ready so she could leave, she gave me a Visa gift card with a note instructing me to treat myself to something special from my favorite quilt shop. Nice, eh?! She's really a good person to work for, and I don't at all mind working hard for her. In fact, now that I think about it, I don't think I told you that when Soccer Son was having surgery, she put together a "care package" for me to take, filled with things she thought I might need, like chocolate and a Starbucks card. She's very thoughtful.

Anyway, right now it seems that everyone is off somewhere--not just my boss. The Wild Child is in New York until next week, and Hubby went off to Reno with his friend Gene for Hot August Nights--an annual event that revolves around restored old cars and hot rods. I know they're having a wonderful time.

And me? Well, I took the day off today to spend quietly at home. It's pretty rare that I end up with the house all to myself for a day, and I wanted to make the most of it. I didn't do much--at least I didn't get much accomplished--but that was more or less the plan. I slept in, I read, I did some stuff to my hair so I could continue to look 29 years old, I made a new recipe for a dip to take to Saturday's get together of my stitchery friends, and I messed around in the Sweat Shop doing this and that. It was nice.

Tomorrow it's back to work for me--one more work day and then the weekend arrives. Hubby will be back sometime tomorrow. After work, I'll have a few more things to do to get ready to spend Saturday with my friends. Life will be normal and busy as usual. For the next couple hours, though, I still have the house to myself, so I think I'll take a nice, relaxing bath and go to bed and read a good book. See you tomorrow!


Josie McRazie said...

It is great to work for someone you like/respect and that they feel the same for you!! I would LOVE to have a day with just me in my house!! Oh, how I long for those days!! (sadly it will never happen) but here's to hoping!!

Denise in PA said...

It is so nice when you know a recipient really loves your quilt. Particularly when it's someone you work for. When I gave my boss a quilt for Christmas the other year, he called me on Christmas morning and was actually in tears thanking me. He's just a great guy and it is really nice to be appreciated (and you're right - you don't mind working hard at all for someone who is so appreciative!) Glad you got a day to yourself (and I'm sure you don't look a day over 25!)

carol fun said...

You are fortunate to have such a great boss - and isn't just having the house to yourself a wonderful indulgence! I don't think other members of my family realize how much I LOVE being home by myself. I never have any trouble filling up the time -- have a great weekend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It's nice to work for someone who appreciates you. She sounds like a great person.