Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I need a nap

but instead I'm doing this



because all day at work, this is all I could think about. I couldn't wait to get home and get my hands on this fabric again.

The cutting is tedious.

But not as tedious as work is these days. Remember the crazy, frenzied days of marking I experienced? (How could you forget; it's all I complained talked about for weeks.) This week has been the exact opposite of that. Boooorrrring!

Guess what, though? For the next five days, starting tomorrow, I get to do more marking! I will be marking essay exams for the provincial government.

Yes, I did volunteer to do this. Why? you ask. First of all, we implemented a new curriculum this year, so this is a good way to see if I'm teaching the writing part of it correctly. Plus, I get paid above and beyond my salary for the marking. They're long days and it's hard work, but the money will pay for most of my ticket to PARIS! Yep, yep, yep!

The only thing I don't like is that we have to mark on the weekend. I'm particularly unhappy with marking on Sunday. Saturday night, Mr. P and the OnlyChild are throwing me a big birthday bash. I will be tired Sunday. I won't say hungover but... well, let's just say I plan to have a good time. I'm bringin' in 40 in style!

But for now... back to that quilt making...

13 comments:

Sara said...

That's a sweet deal if it will pay for most of the Paris trip! Am really happy for you that you are going to get to go!

Glad to see the new quilt - it looks good...

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

You go girl, I hope you have an awesome birthday weekend.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Let the PARTY Begin!!! I think you should be celebrating all week long!!!
Oh...to be 40 again!!!
Can't wait to hear all about the BIG 40Th Event!!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Cheryl said...

rock on Rachel.

Barb said...

Hope you have an awesome birthday, sounds like you will....

tango's trash & treasures said...

Congratulations on cutting the fabric!! LOL I'm not ready for mine!!
Hope your birthday is awesome!

Pat said...

YAY...you are cutting the fabric!!! I hope your b'day weekend is wonderful, too!

Thimbleanna said...

Ha -- you're living my life -- boring at work and dreaming of quilting! Only I don't get much done at night LOL. OOOOhhhhh, a big bash coming up -- you better rest up now!!!

PunkiePie said...

Get all your cutting in now so that you're not tempted over the weekend and can concentrate on that marking. Big day is tomorrow! I'll have to remember to stop by first thing and send birthday wishes your way.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Bet you have a wonderful birthday!!

andsewon said...

Will be such an awesome quilt!
Well when you get tired of the marking just think PARIS oh yeah babe Paris... give ya that second ..third ..or fourth wind ya need!;-)
I loved being 40...but that was quite a few years ago I must say!!
Wishing you the very best 40th BD bash time ever!!
Hugs,
Lola

goldenbird said...

Wow, that's fantastic the marking will pay for your trip to Paris. Hope you have lots of fun at your birthday bash. I know what you mean about dreaming about crafting while at work ... I often thinking about doing some knitting in my little cubicle.

I don't mind being in my 40's ... probably because I still don't quite believe it :o)

Dogwood said...

Marking, marking and more marking. Extra money. Good~gets you closer to Paris! Yipee.