Saturday, 4 August 2012

Some weeks are better than others

I spent the majority of this week living up to my newly self-appointed nickname "irritable bitch".

When my friend, colleague and technically my boss on this contract
said yesterday I had been noticeably and unusually grumpy this week I said it was because I couldn't be bothered stroking the egos of people who are getting paid really well to do a job and haven't been delivering what they need to do!

As he was one of those people, although not the only one he got the message! We start a big phase of the project Monday and if people had got their fingers out more and grafted instead of swanning around trying to look important we would be in a much better place.

I can't do everything and if I am going to try then pay me everyone else's money and get rid of them!

But things got a bit better driving home Friday. Thanks to the Olympics, getting through central London was a breeze. Can we keep them forever please?

But more mood enhancers were waiting for me at home!

In the shape of a package from Canada sent by my friend Leanne at

Isn't it amazing how something comes at just the right time. I have seen Leanne's style develop and think it is fab and she used green for me as it is my favourite colour. This table mat is just perfect.

The special chocolates were an added bonus, they will help keep up my spirits this weekend before gong back Monday morning.

Thank you so much Leanne!


Charlotte said...

how lovely! You lucky girl :-D
see you tomorrow!

Kelly said...

Tis the weekend now so hopefully your week just got better. Love the mini Leanne sent you. See you in the morning x

Gertie Pye said...

Oh dear I remember how annoying it is working with rubbish people who will never leave as they are happily being paid for doing nothing. Hope you get them sorted out soon! Love the goodies - and the chocolate x

Colette said...

You're bringing that chocolate tomorrow right? ;-)

Leanne said...

I do hope you can let go of work for the rest of the weekend and enjoy yourself. Glad the little parcel helped, it was great fun to make it for you.

Di said...

Looks like the parcel came at the right time to cheer you up after a bought week. Di x

Anonymous said...

lovely suprise and some chocolate too! Do hope your weekend has been more relaxing and fun.

Shay said...

What a wonderful end to what sounds like a very challenging week.

Sounds like some sewing and relaxing is in order this weekend while you gear up for the week ahead! I hope next week is kinder to you.

Shocking Hocking said...

aw - hope it's better this week

alice findlay said...

my daughter liked a phrase the mother from 'raising hope' used this week on TV to a beastly neighbour...'judgemental bitch'( said with a big smile) think that particular description suits me some weeks at work

StitchyAddiction said...

hope you are having a good start to the week. I had a shocker last week and hope this is a better one too.

Unknown said...

What a lovely quilt. My eye is on the candy with balsamic vinegar. it is good. I used to get so tired of busing my ass at work and watching others sit and file their nails or something like that! I bet you were frustrated. Hope it gets better.

Lane said...

Ugh, I feel your pain. I cannot be expected to carry everybody, so when I stop doing their work, don't come to me and ask why it didn't get done. Ask THEM. Be well. I believe chocolate and unexpected surprises can cure many ills. Lane

Jessie Fincham said...

Love the table topper! I hope next week is better for you.
ps. I have just finished off a quilt in the same block design as the quilt in your blog banner :) great minds!
Jessie, xo