Wednesday, August 24, 2016

holy shit it's Wednesday

Since the elders left town on Saturday -- I've been on the move ....

Saturday -- Farmers Market/City Cousins/late night events
Sunday -- laundry / quiet time at the cabin (with Auntie Joanne)
Monday -- budget hearings/continuing education seminar/NCHS Board Meeting
Tuesday -- County Board Meeting/continuing education seminar
       last night was a Shopko run -- low on tp and no paper towels at the office
       that certainly is a problem

there's been chicken and cat chores, purging (3 things a day),  twice daily treks thru the patch -- critter patrol is the name of that game,  payrolls, weird telephone calls and nasty weather.

the Donald called requesting my vote -- evidently the do not call registry is not working.

20 eggs a day!  might have eggs at the market on Saturday -- they are piling up in the fridge ..

the rest of the week needs a list

1.  Mow the freeking lawn
2.  Finish pile #1 on my desk
3.  Finish pile #2 on my desk
4.  Payroll 1/2/&3 this week
5.  Laundry
6.  Critter control (it's stopped raining)
7.  Closet purge (it's a disaster)
8.  Gas in the truck
9.  Pick/pack and load Market truck
10.  Find a new rain coat.

so, that is how it is going to roll on 3rd Street & Daisy Lane


Sunday, August 21, 2016

'twas a wet market ...

Saturday morning market was well, kind of wet.  Not a total washout but damn close.  By 11:00 the dripping stopped -- it was an annoying drip --
And the day continued -- a visit from some of the City cousins -- a mini bbq -- and more visiting
Sunday was designated patch and lake day ...
the morning started out very dewy ... 'tis the season

the squash blossoms are always in full bloom in the morning hours ...
a blossom on a bushel basket or birdhouse gourd ... extremely delicate amid the weeds.
and the garden shoes ... they took a hit this morning ...
So, after the trip thru the dew drops - I cleaned up, picked up Auntie Joanne and headed for the cabin -- we had pizza/iced coffee/fun cookies and sat on the deck and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon -- pictures are on my phone ... it was even a bit chilly ...
bring on Monday -- I'm ready.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

just breathe ...

If there isn't a song by that title ... there should be.   Overwhelmed by the little details in life today ... vacations do that to me.  The hazards of being a self employed control freak -- a couple of issues while I was gone -- like being gone for 1 1/2 days was GONE.  Came back to County budget hearings, department head meetings, P/Z, STMHC meetings.

I haven't seen the patch since Monday night.  The bugs were so bad I ended up running back to the house .. it was a sight -- i then needed a shower before heading off to P/Z ... I had 30 minutes.  Done.

It just started to rain when I got home from New Ulm last night ... and since I overslept this morning.   I didn't get out there.  Tonight.  Maybe.  Hopefully.  It rained ... don't know who much.

All my stuff from the weekend adventure is unpacked and put away.

Today's focus is getting shit done.  So far.... it's iffy.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

the crafting divas

 5 crazy women in a bar --
a place called "Chubbies"    for real ...
it was tasty stuff
the new key word for alchol is desert!

 first project -- 6" strips of kaffe fasset -- I added borders after the picture ... dark kaffe floral

a jelly roll pile of strips

and this is the jelly roll quilt ...
I think I'm going to add either forest green or dark chocolate brown borders ..
whatever I can find in the stash.

Saturday, August 13, 2016


So amid our little scrapbooking/quilting/crafting retreat -- Jan and I took a larger detour today -- we first went to the quilt shop in Rush City Minnesota -- nice place!   While plotting our next move a text message arrived and we then proceeded to find our way to Lake Minerva -- Danbury WI -- Jan the navigator and Marie the driver.

Had lunch with family friends and then had a two hour pontoon cruise on the chain of lakes -- it was awesome. 

We just discovered -- we have Keith's car keys -- we'll be going back to Lake Minerva -- tomorrow -- bright and early! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

the scrapping divas and I have arrived

after a few mishaps (normal for us) we have arrived in lovely downtown Pine City Minnesota.

Been to WalMart once and headed back for an extended shopping trip this afternoon.

Some of my first quilt project blocks are done...and once I finish typing this I'm going back to work on the last 10 ...