Thursday, February 26, 2009

Work, Congress, and Contests

I have been so tired, that I plop in my chair when I get home from work, poor Di hasn’t had a walk in a couple of days. I worked 12 hours yesterday (all on the computer) and my eyes were a blur when I got home, I probably should not have driven, but needs must. This is supposed to be a very slow time of year for contracting, especially in the government as we are still working under a continuing resolution. Which brings me to another pet peeve- Why can’t congress pass the budget in a more timely manner? They manage to pass their pay raises and silly things, however a budget, any budget would be nice to have before 6 months into the year. I have decided that they need a punishment of some sort when they don’t have a budget ready for the new fiscal year, however since they pass the laws, I don’t imagine that happening. duhhh I have heard from a little mouse that we may not get one until August, and that will not be a good thing!Sorry about that, it really irritates me that they can spend a gazillion dollars for a stimulus package that may or may not work, but that can’t get a freakin’ budget in the works. Anyway, due to blurry eyes, knitting sits in my lap while I nap.

Everybody must be very tired of winter, because there are quite a few contests out there in blogger land.

Darcys Knotty Knitter is having one for yarn dots, which can be used in your knitting, on your crocs or where ever you can imagine. Very cool little thingies :-) There are 5 different ways to get entries and all are simple, go here to enter and please tell her I sent you.

Of course, if you hurry you can get into Aunt Kathy's month long contest here. It has been running for the entire month of February and only takes a comment to enter. Just go here to enter.

There is a contest on Love and Peas to tell Logan what you think is wrong or right with the sweater she has pictured there. Go here to enter and please tell her I sent you.

Finally, Knit Purl Girl is having a Webs giveaway; she is giving away a bag full of yarn, DPNs, and hand balm and the list goes on. There are several entries possible, so go here to enter and please tell her I sent you.


rita said...

What is wrong with Congress? No need to answer that.

We're waiting on pins and needles to find out who's losing jobs next school year while the city council comes up with ridiculous ideas on how to save money (close one of our newer schools "for a year or two" even though they just opened two freaking new schools this year). One day we're told that a number of people are likely to lose jobs, the next day that it's taken care of, then again that we just don't know what's going to happen. Just pick a story and stick with it till you know for sure, okay?

I just hope that government retirement systems don't bite the dust. I've got four more years till my 30 are in, and I want what I've worked for!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Thankyou for entering the yarn dots giveaway;)(((Hugs))))Darcy

Aunt Kathy said...

Thanks for mentioning my contest Georgi

Anonymous said...

The government and O'bama are something else. He spoke the other night about education being a priority to lift our kids up above the others in the world and educate them all. Because of No Child Left Behind, our state instituted standardized testing (MCAS) and every year kept adding more and more tests. We've been working really hard preparing and yesterday our Department of Education announces they are 'post-poning" all history tests due to lack of funding!!

Politicians are still out there preaching about putting money out there but when it comes down to it, there isn't any!!

PS....Georgi, thanks for the nice comments on my blog yesterday and today. I find that the older I get, the more laid back I am about things and I forget that the younger women get all riled up about things. Touchy was a good word. By the way, the person claiming it was her blog, was wrong but I find no need to blog anymore about it or to carry on any more conversation. She can just stop reading my blog if she wishes.....her perogative.