It’s becoming apparent to me why I’m particularly suited to one aspect of my job: I can’t tell anybody what I’m working on for at least six months – some things up to two years. I happen to be rather adept at keeping secrets. So that at least is good. What isn’t, though, is that some of the stuff i’m working on right now is really really REALLY cool and I want to gab! Augh. It’s kind of a tough position to be in. I can’t comment on so many things… so many. I wish I could tell you all about the awesome thing that came for us in the mail today that made everyone ooh and ahh. But you have to wait till late August. And so do I!
Speaking of work, OOHH man did I ever get dumped on this month. Not in a bad way, necessarily, but seriously loaded down. We had our bi-weekly-ish staff meeting, in which we catch everyone up on what we’re doing, and that’s when I had to tell everyone in the department that I have 33 patterns to write this month. Yes, 33. That’s more than one a day. After that comment, and after everyone had picked their jaws up off the floor, I added, “so please don’t bother me for a while.” Lots of agreement there. I don’t think anyone else was really aware how much I was doing either. My boss has apologized several times for the overload – which, through more careful planning, shouldn’t happen again. But, this is just one of those things…. I’ll get through it, though my brain will be mush. I’ve managed to knit about an inch on my socks in the past two weeks; that’s the only knitting I’ve done for myself. I’m that wiped out. And here they are thus far:
And, speaking of work, I’m trying to write just about the hardest email ever. I got a note from the Creative Svcs manager at TriMet that one of the guys in the department is moving away, and they need someone to fill the position – and wanted to know if I’d be interested. And I have to decline. Augh, that’s so hard to do… i loved working there, and wanted so much to be a part of that team. Two staff positions have opened up while I was at other jobs. It’s a bummer. The job would have been close (close enough to still take the bus, even), the pay and benefits good. And working for the good of the public made me feel so good. Alas, you win some, you lose some. I truly hope that they find someone who can fill those shoes well. I miss everybody over there.
I do love my job, though. It’s just hard to have to turn down TriMet.
Even though my job is *seriously* zapping my creative juices, I have managed to do a couple of creative things in the past couple of weeks. I’ve had the sewing machine out for a while for costumes, but with JoAnn having a totally ridiculous sale, I had to get some fabrics for my own, regular use. I love skirts but they rarely fit me right; I now have enough fabric for an entire wardrobe of them. I’ve only done one so far:
Yes, it’s a horrible picture. But what do you expect at 3am? I’m going to have the V-man get a better shot of me in it at some point. And I’m going to do an entry about how I made it without a pattern. It’s super comfy and I wore it to work on Monday – it’s a really nice skirt. I have a feeling I’ll get a lot of use from it!
There are a million gazillion skirts in my queue now…. as if I have time to get to them!
Well, it’s time for me to hit the hay. Tomorrow’s another day, another pattern and a half to write….