Wednesday, November 22, 2017

argh ..


immediate disclaimer -- I stole this pix from facebook --- my theory, if it's on facebook it's fair game as longs as I disclose it ...

so this is the traffic nightmare of south Saint Peter -- NIGHTMARE .... truly, WTH is MnDOT doing to the road on an holiday escape day --- ...  it's been like this all week long ..

even here on 3rd it is chaotic -- truly ---  and frankly peeps have become aliens ... truly ..

I feel the need to sew and CALM down. 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

every once in a while

a reality check hits. ....

I was on the move from the moment my fit hit the floor yesterday --- client meetings, county meetings (*3 -- in various locations) -- updating the life insurance (always important) ...attempting to calm the chaos of a Monday (and my life) ... and thru it all ....

the news of a death -- the 16 year old daughter of clients -- 16 -- cancer .... a beautiful vibrant 16 year old --- I know life isn't always fair -- but 16 ... she (and her family) fought so hard ... and now ... peace ...


I have so much in which to be thankful ....
and chaos is just freaking chaos.


peace .....

Sunday, November 19, 2017

just Diva and an afternoon ATV ride


the mother lode of bittersweet -- is a bit slim this year 


someday I'm going to build a house on this corner of paradise ... it is a gorgeous view of the valley ... and the oaks ... oh, the oaks



I tried so hard to get a shot of the milkweed seeds blowing in the breeze -- 30 pictures later ... they all look like this ....



ice on the pond today ... 

Friday, November 17, 2017

T G I F

Monday -- I can't remember but I must have been busy.
Tuesday -- Board Meeting, lunch w/Jack, tornado party planning, drive to St. Cloud
Wednesday -- Tax Conference (in St. Cloud) a spot of Crafts Direct
Thursday -- Tax Conference, drive home from St. Cloud, office messages, etc
Friday -- Public Health Preparedness Conf in Mankato, back to office

whew I'm pooped.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

48 hours -



I miss keys ... 


covert crochet -- always good to keep the hands busy during the seminar ... I managed to make a significant dent on two scarves ... 


and my view from the back row ... water .. coffee .. writing utensils ... 

it was a fast 48 hours -- Saint Cloud and back -- I did get to spend an hour at Crafts Direct ... I showed restraint -- only $73 in the hour I was there -- it was the $12/yard fabric I selected ... 4 yards for an undercover project .. 

The seminar was a bit of a disappointment ... although I didn't expect much ... but geez .. babbling to fill time is a waste of my time and insulting to all of us in attendance.







Sunday, November 12, 2017

motivation Sunday

well, I was so motivated I deleted the picture of my caramel frappe ... it tastes as good as it looks. It truly has been the only motivated thing I've done today.

so below was a phone shot out the bedroom window and the quote of the day ... "there's a brown truck parked in the yard .. I wonder who that is ?"  oh Mom ....


it's my truck.  elder #1 used it to move his boat from the front of shed from back of shed --- brown truck was parked in the way.  

since I'm lacking in motivation -- i'm going to take a nap. 

later alligators!



Thursday, November 9, 2017

night stand still life



fuzzy ipad shot ... the sudafed stupor does not allow for pictures in focus.  but that stuff seems to be working.  so ... two beverage glasses, advil bottle and advil tablet, eyedrops and book ... 

soft tissue is a must ... need more ... you know where to find me ...