my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Friday, April 30, 2010

walking on sunshine

We have beautiful weather weekend on tap! I'm so happy to sit outside tonight in the upper 70s watching B play t-ball. And I won't be shivering at soccer tomorrow morning, for a nice change!

I've got other good things, too. Some extra money at work (performance bonus, give me a woot!) is a nice boost. The best news, though, is that the hubby is not going to have to work this weekend nor 60-70 hours next week. His company is part unionized and the union contract is up tonight. Hubby is not part of the union and would have to work tomorrow and 60-70 hours a week for the duration of the strike. Even though the union had a vote last week and authorized a strike, the current contract has been extended to May 14th so the union can review the company's latest offer. It might just be a two week reprieve, but it swee-eet! Hubby has been mondo stressed about this and he's been driving me up the wall. I didn't realize how uptight I was feeling about it until he told me about the contract extension this morning.

To celebrate the reprieve, the gorgeous weather, and my performance at work, Hubby and I are going to Atlantic City tomorrow after soccer and coming back on Sunday. B and Molly get to spend the night with Grammy and Grandpa. They'll probably have as much fun as we will! We'll hit some tables, have some adult meals, spend time on the beach/boardwalk and maybe catch the Doobie Brothers. I can't wait!

I also had a great time at Purl yesterday with my friend. They've got a great new space, even though it's further away from our office than the last spot, it's lovely. I bought a couple of things.

The large skeins are cotton and will be made into a gift. The red is 825 yds of laceweight and for me, me, me! I wish they'd had two balls of the red. The shawl I really, really want to make needs about 1600 yds. Perhaps I can find more elsewhere....

Hope you all have a great weekend.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I know someone who would LOVE that blue yarn. (Just saying.)

To bad you guys didn't come up this way this weekend. It's Mmmmmmmmaple time! :D