Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome 2014! Happy New Year!!

I have to admit, I was not awke to see 2014 arrive.  It's not my fault, really...  It's from watching a Breaking Bad marathon for a couple days.  I had not watched it while it was on over the past year or so; and my husband and I started watching it the other night in season two or three.  We missed a couple here and there, but watched all of season five on Monday - which ended at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday.  Yes, morning!  I stayed up - hook, line and New Year's Eve I was pretty tired.  Now we have to watch it from start to end - seeing all of it - as soon as I find the DVD or check it out on Netflix or something like that...  Ended up asleep at about 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve.  I did wake up at 11:30 and asked if it was 2014 yet - husband replied no, I went back to sleep.

We did have black eyed peas for dinner tonight - for good luck! Cooked them in my new crock pot (from my mom for Christmas). 
My husband cooked steaks out on the charcoal grill (in quite a bit of snow and cold temps).  We had sauteed mushrooms, baked-herbed potatoes, wine, brussel sprouts.  Yep, those are minion napkins.  Santa put them in my husband's stocking - we both love the Despicable Me movies! 

Snow, I mentioned, well we woke up to a bit...and it kept snowing all day - off and on - to the tune of about six inches.  Pretty - I forgot to take a pic while it was daylight.  Glad I didn't have to drive to work.  In fact, other than a trip to the garage to the recycle bin and to the garage fridge, I didn't go out.

I started a new project for New Year's Day.  This is my progress thus far on A Yuletide Welcome by Plum Street Sampler.  Now mind you, I only started late this afternoon and will continue this evening so hopefully will have a bit more progress today.
I spent the better part of this morning working on notes from work...I go back tomorrow.  I am looking very forward to learning more so that I don't feel like a newbee.  Working in HR for the last twenty plus years, I have said to many a new employee to "give it some time", "you're new, you can't expect to know everything right away" but I don't like it when it's me.  LOL!  And if you think about it, I started the week of Thanksgiving with two days off, then had about one and a half weeks off now - I've only been there for about two and half weeks of learning time...not much time.  I am fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity and am ready to put on my 'big girl pants' and get to it!

May your 2014 be healthy, happy and full of fibers, linen, stitching, sewing - whatever tickles your fancy!  Me - I am looking forward to much quilting, stitching and reading a book or two - hopefully per month...

Thanks for being a follower (or a once in awhile reader), checking in with what is happening in my world!  I enjoy reading your blogs and even when I don't comment, I am keeping up with your stitching - sewing - knitting - reading - kids - spouse...and enjoy the blog world!

Sherry :o)


  1. Happy new year to you, Sherry! Looking forward to seeing your projects this year.

  2. Happy New Year! Great choice for a new start. We always have homemade Chinese dumplings on New Years. That's our tradition. :D

  3. Happy new year Sherry, I don't think I've been awake to see in the new year for many years even before the children arrived!

    Lovely new start :)


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