Friday, March 27, 2015

Stitch from Stash - March Report

Month: March
Spent: -$85.00
Earned: $0.00

Where I Stand for the Year: +$18.50

So . . . it turns out my foot didn't heal as wanted after all which means I will be having surgery in mid-April.  My response to the news was a bit of stash busting, obviously - ha ha! I need something to keep me busy during recovery right? ;)

I got a few new patterns and then mostly fabrics and fibers for Stash projects.

I did do quite a bit of stitching on my oldest WIPs (sorry no photos) but no actual finishes this month. Work basically exploded and I ended up spending lots of extra time at the office and then working on preparing my home for post recovery.

Due to the craziness at work I postponed surgery a couple weeks into April, also because our deductible restarts April 1 and I preferred to put the procedure towards a new one versus an expiring one.  The extra weeks will be/have been challenging but I think the wait will be worth it in the long run.  The company is also rolling out a brand new time off policy April 1st, which means my full two week recovery will be paid!! With our current system I'd accrued just enough to cover nearly a week of it.  This change will be a great blessing!  Also I've been approved to work from home too, so I plan to put in some part time hours during the second week, so I don't have complete chaos upon my return.  I also do not want them to start thinking they can survive without me! ;)