Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Oops! I Did It Again!

Too much time has gone by since my last post. Shame on me, again!

I'm thankful that my inactivity has not deterred you from coming to visit my little spot in the cyber-world. I'm grateful for your continued visits and your thoughtful comments.

Truth be told, for the last eight months I've been the project manager for a major upgrade to our research, proposal, and award tracking application. It's been a bear and it's taking an extremely large amount of time to complete and too many over-time hours for me. Our projected Go-Live date was February 23rd. We missed it because of a mis-staged upgrade. So we are still working at it with a new Go-Live date of May 2nd. My fingers and toes are crossed.

In the meantime, I decided that I need to take back some of my time and reinstate my routine "sewing appointments" with me, myself, and I. Mid-March I was grateful to be able to vacation in Jamaica. It was an excellent vacation. We lodged at the Rui Negril hotel and resort. All-inclusive is the best. No worries, be happy. Rum punch, be happy. Raggae music on the beach, be happy. Jerk chicken, be happy.

So, of course, I had a few things to take on vacation. I will blog those soon.

My last post was on my first Mood Sewing Network blog, which was a Vogue Badgley Mischka suit. The part of the project that I did not review was the blouse. It is made using fabric from another store. So I will review that next.

Happy Sewing! C


  1. No worries,I bet a lot of us can relate! Especially me, I'm currently in the same boat with work and overtime issues! My poor little blog is suffering too! One thing is true, we all love sewing and seeing new projects, s we will be there when you get back! Congratulations on what sounds like a great vacation, I love Jamaica!

  2. Oh noooo about a misstaged upgrade! We are upgrading our proposal/award system on April 12 (I am PM for that) and then we have our huge financial software upgrade/implementation on July 1 (I am on the grants team.) I changed my schedule around to try to find more work/life balance, and so that I have some sewing time on Sundays. Hang in there!

    1. Thanks, Kyle,. You hang in there too. It's a lot of work that involves many teams at my institution. We're upgrading our servers and the windows app too.



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