Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thank you!

Just a quick post to thank all of you for your well wishes. I worked forty-five hours, thirty-seven minutes this week, and crammed it into five days. It's not too bad, but it's not the easy transition into my maternity leave that I had initially hoped for!

This is also a post to say thank you to reader Saphyre Rose, who sent me a lovely present for Baby J. The generosity of people I've met on the internet never ceases to amaze me. Just when I start losing hope for humanity (at least those that seem to inhabit my everyday world), someone goes and does something like this, for someone the only know online.


This is Rose's gift to Baby J:







She crocheted it herself, and the pictures just don't do it justice. She's a marvelously talented, and feisty woman. I do like reading her point of view. Thank you Saphyre Rose!

For those wondering, I am managing at my new temporary promotion better than I had hoped. There've been no major crises, and no one has seen fit to show me the door, yet. And I do get an office to myself until they hire someone else to do the job. The office has a door which is nice to close while I work through lunch. I've popped in to see a few of you, and I imagine once I finally go on leave I'll have a bit more time to read you all and maybe actually write a bit myself!

St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and it's a big time in Savannah. It's so big, there's even a news crew from TG4 in Ireland doing a documentary on how a group of immigrant Irish Catholics seemed to flourish so well in an area dominated by Baptists. I've always wondered that myself. The greened the fountains yesterday, after having to delay it from Friday (we had storms). We are not going to the parade this year. In truth, the whole festival has slowly turned from a celebration of Irish families into an excuse to get drunk in the streets on green beer. The crowds are usually huge and rowdy, and I'm just not up to dealing with it. Maybe next year, when I'm not in need of a bathroom quite so often.

I'll try to post again next Sunday!
Oh, and I forgot...to Rotten Correspondent, my due date is 56 days away, May 3rd. Although, TFYO was a week early. Judging by my size and how much Baby J has dropped down in the last couple of weeks, she may be early, too.

9 comments:

laurie said...

so glad the job is going well, though hopefully you won't have to work 45 hours and 35 minutes every week.

that baby quilt is gorgeous, and of course i was thinking of making you the exact same one but rose beat me to it. damn her

plus i don't know how to crochet. ah well...

my sister and i were in savannah one year in early march and saw them green up the fountains, and actually attended a quite pleasant pre-st. patrick's day party in one of the parks.

but judging by the tshirts they sell down on the tourist strip by the river, things get rowdy. we were gone by then.

Dumdad said...

Did you not receive the pink satin bootees, studded with diamonds, costing £4,000, that I sent you for the baby? Damn those thieving knaves at the Post Office!

my two cents said...

Jen,

So nice to pop over and find you here! What a beautiful blanket indeed! Glad to hear you are well.

Kaycie said...

Such a lovely blanket.

It's good to hear you're doing well with your job, though I hope you can work fewer hours as the pregnancy progresses. I remember how hard it was to work and take care of little ones when I had my last one.

I've never been to Savannah, but I'd love to go. I have an old friend who lives in the area that I haven't seen for years. I think I'll wait until after St. Patty's day, though.

Diana said...

What a lovely blanket!

It is a shame that St Paddy's day has sunk into rowdy drunkeness. Plus, there are just no words to describe the travesty GREEN beer is.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow, that blanket is gorgeous. Glad you're coping so well. So sorry you didn't get Dumdad's bbotees, we sent you an ornamental stork that rocks baby to sleep, cooks warm and nutritional meals for the whole family, and cleans the whole house for you twice a day. I bet you didn't get that either. Damn. xx

Mya said...

Come and live in France - it's illegal to work more than 35 hours a week! And they wonder why the economy is going down the toilet.
Glad you're doing OK - and an office with a door you can shut, what luxury. Hang in there, sweetie.

Mya x

Willowtree said...

It's sure been quiet around here without you. Glad you're doing well though.

PixelPi said...

I can't believe you put in that many hours in one week! No fair! When will your blessed maternity leave start.

When I found out that Jo had sent the exact same stork that I had picked out, I pouted for a week. But I've bought 2 sheep and hope to learn how to use pointy sticks to knit something. Which end of the sheep do you start at?