Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy New Year!! Fiscal, that is...

Each age had deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
-Walter Scott

This week started the fiscal year of 2014 at our firm.  Being the first week of the new year means that some things are working, and others are not.  The things that are working are doing OK, mostly.  The things that are not working are horrendous.

My grandmother used to quote a poem, I have no idea who wrote it or where it came from.  Here it is for your reading pleasure:

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good
And when she was bad, she was horrid.

So our new fiscal year is starting out horrid.  Finance closed all the projects and task we were using and opened new ones.  AAAAKKK!  You can't do that to engineers.  They can't cope with change in small ways, big ones throw them for a loop!!

Here's a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that I love so much I have it hanging on the wall in my sewing room:

A woman is like a tea bag -- you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

I'm not in trouble kind of hot water, but I'm trying to cope with life that's running too fast for me.  I'm working on coordinating four meetings at a conference in Chicago starting Sunday, I'm on a committee for improvement of morale at work,

I'm getting ready to show at a craft fair in November

and I guess I just need to learn to relax and enjoy the chaos!!

Sew on...