Monday, March 9, 2009

But Seriously, Folks

Gosh, so much has happened. I didn't write for a while because everything was touch and go for a few months because of my husband's job. He works for a tech industry company that (like everyone else) is restructuring, downsizing, and simply trying to keep afloat. His hours had been cut way back, which really put a crimp in the old budget. We counted our blessings, however, that he stayed employed through the hardest part. My heart and prayers go out to those individuals and families who are struggling in the worst economy that we have seen in a long, long, while.

I know that when things get like this, I do something really stupid like, well, like starting a Dear Jane quilt. I need a new intricately pieced, horrendously huge, completely irrational project to take up all of my worry time. O.K., but you guys don't understand...they have a support group. I was all for it until I realized that the support group was not there to help you quit, they are what I call "enablers". Just when you think that you can put those little blocks away in a box and bury them in the back of the closet, some lady who has already made ten Dear Jane quilts says "well sweetie, you just paper piece that one and applique the diamonds. You can handle this one, as smart as you are." Well, what am I supposed to do? The poor thing thinks I'm smart, and let's face it, I don't hear that too much anymore. Plus, if I only ate OREOs when I was worried or stressed, I would be sitting on two chairs instead of one right now. Seriously.


Rhonda said...

Monica, I am so happy that your hubby is still employed. I've prayed for everyone I know and don't know about the joy situation. Alot of my prayers have been answered...a great sign.
Now about those Dear Jane blocks....there you go with the tinny, tiny, itty bitty blocks again.....LOL

Jackie said...

Glad to hear your husband is still employed. I'm in the mortgage business so we're feeling the same kind of stress.

I love enablers! Can't wait to see your DJ blocks!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Even though we're retired the economy has hit us hard. What savings we had was in the stock market and has dwindled to half. But you're so right - it's either quilt or Oreos and I sure don't need any more Oreos on my hips! blessings, marlene

MOLLY said...

Making those Jane Blocks is probably why you are still semi sane--but let's face facts--Mon--you have never been completely sane! LOL Hope the ole job holds out. Keep us informed and keep making those blocks they are beautiful and someday you can tell your grandchildren the story of your quilt and all the worries that it alleviated. Love to you girlfriend.