Sunday, August 2, 2009

Workaholics Anonymous! And THREE more names!

HOWDY ALL (FROM MY CHAIR IN THE FRONT ROW OF THE WORKAHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING) - Yowza! I know I'm preachin' to the choir here, but have you ever had one of those weeks where it felt like you were trying to fit 2 weeks of stuff into one? Ack! I had one of those weeks THIS week in fact. Feels like payback for that week of vacation I took recently. I now know why I'm such a home body. I have WAY too much stuff to get done!

I have one of those desks at work that is a magnet for unfinished stuff that no one else seems to want to take care of. I've looked all over the office for a sign that says PLACE YOUR UNWANTED WORK HERE, RYAN WILL TAKE CARE OF IT, but alas none was found. I swear someone plops it on my desk as soon as I leave the building. I get a list of phone messages that's a mile long with notes from so and so about this and that. I think other folks are perfectly capable of answering questions around here. Even the simple yes and no ones!! Everyone's standard reply is, "Mr. Walsh is away this week, we'll take a message and when he returns he'll call you back." Arghhh!!

I LOVE my job. Being busy certainly makes the work week go by faster, but does anything get done around here when I'm gone?!?!

I feel like pulling a daffy duck, wohoo-ing and bouncing around all over the place. Ha! Well, thanks for letting me get that off my chest. And thanks to those who wrote asking me if everything was OK because they haven't heard from me in a while. I'm still here working through all this. I don't have that terrible flu that everyone's been getting lately. Well wishes go out to everyone who has been down and out with that. Yuck!

I managed to miss my opening yet again for the Doll Quilt Swap over on flickr. John (Quilt Dad) sent me a message that signups were now open. I got it the day before we were leaving for vacation. I didn't have time to fulfill all the requirements so I'll have to follow along for now.

I've also had many questions from folks asking me where that second fabric shop is I found on the Outer Banks. It's called Funtastic Fabrics. I didn't get a chance to visit it, but here is the address if y'all want to check it out. 102 Chicahauk Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-3519. (252) 261-7393

I owe you three more names for the giveaway. The prizes for Barb, Barbara, Anna and Lynn were mailed last week!

The final three are:

JuliaP who wrote:

Just signed up for your blog. looks interesting. Happy Birthday


Liz Schaffner, who wrote:

Happy Birthday Ryan!
I just discovered your Blog and I find is super cool that you quilt !! :-)
Please enter me in your drawing (I would love to win the charms ( have never had any)I have posted about your drawing on my blog.
Crossing my fingers!!

and finally, Sue, who wrote:

Happy Bastille Birthday Ryan and thanks for the entries in your draw.


See you later for Sunday Stash!


  1. Hi Ryan and I know how you feel in regards to your work...I think they have all said behind your back that you will finish off everyone elses things. Just goes to show how good you are and they would all be lost without you. You might have to train a few of them to how you do things.
    Good too see you are back and with no flu. I dont have that dreaded flu either but I do have a broken wrist and it is killing me not doing any just lots af fondling fabric and typing one finger for me.

  2. I just wanted to say I was entertained by this post, My boss is feeling a bit like this at the moment also. I've been here looking around you sure have some nice work to show in between the day (and night) job you seem to have. Thanks for sharing.


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