Friday night is one of my favorite things. The work week's done and two days of doing whatever I feel like doing stretch ahead.
This past week has been particularly tiring. Taking last Friday off work to attend my nephew's wedding meant coming into work Monday morning and wading through all the paperwork and emails that had accumulated in my absence. It was 2 p.m. before I made it through what had been left. Monday was a 12-hour work day. Tuesday was about the same. Wednesday was a little better, and Thursday, during my annual review, management acknowledged that perhaps these two attorneys I've been working for are a bit too much for one person, so relief is in sight.
Sadly, these two attorneys I've been working for are a couple of my favorite things too, so I'll be sorry to lose one of them. It can't be helped though.
On top of the work--or maybe because of it--I was hit with a bit of a stomach flu with body aches. It didn't knock me out but it was just enough to make everything a little more difficult. Remember the other night when I blogged I needed a recess? That was part of it.
With work being what it was, I didn't have very much "play time" this week, but I made good use of what I had and finished the Autumn House block for the month. I think this applique project is one of my favorite things too.
By Friday, I was feeling a lot better, all the way around. My health was normal again and work was a little less stressful. In fact, I went into work a little late and had lunch with my friends too. At Chevy's. Chips and salsa heaven. And a little something to wash the chips down.
I'm sure I deserved it. I just wish we could have stayed for a second round, because I'm sure I deserved that too!
Friday is a day to celebrate. Another of my favorite things is having a little giveaway, so I looked through my patterns and found one just for you. It's a Bareroots Little Stitchies pattern called Seasons Stitchery.
I like it so much, I've bought it twice; I just didn't know when I bought it again that the second one was for you.
If you'd like to win this little pattern, tell me one of your favorite things. I'll draw a winner on Sunday night and announce it on Monday's blog post. And remember: You have to come back here on Monday to see if you won and claim your prize. Good luck!