Friday, May 26, 2017

dang ....

I'm not in the mood .... to

__x__ work
__x__ sew
__x__ cook (or clean)
__x__ argh

  on the plus side .. the sun is shining and the morning is gorgeous (as I sit here in shorts and a fleece sweatshirt) ...

today's project list:

1.  Mow office grass (again)
2.  Pull weeds for 30 minutes
3.  Garbage out ..
4.  100 mnprs
5.  project WR
6.  project WGB
7.  project BEH
8.  project DSS

that's a lot of projects eh. 
I decided sometime yesterday (well, last night) I'm just pooped. 

Yesterday was Brown Nicollet CHB conference call, Elected Women Luncheon and well a whole lot of "not a lot of accomplishing anything" in between -- rain was forecasted and happening so I came back to work after supper.

a weekend away will be a good thing.
packing up the homework.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

life amid the birds and raindrops

mr cardinal -- oh so bright

the orioles have returned

a few shots while sitting at the supper table

the sun popped out in between the rain showers
the greens were green
the orioles are slowly maturing to darker orange

and this goofy turkey sat calmly at the edge of the garden for an hour
not sure, but she might be injured
eventually she got up and wandered away

Monday, May 22, 2017

monday chaos

  wow, the Monday chaos is raining a steady stream of wackiness.  the lack of sunshine for 6 days must have created this mess.  I'm continually amazed at the clients who walk in off the street and ask complicated/in depth questions and wonder why I can't spit out an answer in 30 seconds or less .. truly .... it doesn't happen that way ... at least not anymore. 

  the sun is out and I got my office my grass got mowed.  4 of the 8 payrolls are done, the final sales tax is done, I had lunch, I wacked out on someone.  I, I, I   need to loose the word I in my vocabulary.

  groceries in the truck for the cabin, night gig at the history center -- might need to deliver the groceries and have a little deck supper and then come back to town for the night meeting -- I think I can, I think I should ... there is that I word again.

  me, me, me is the next word to ban .....

  along with weeds, weeds, weeds ..

hosta la vista ...




Sunday, May 21, 2017

weekend of projects (not)

so on the sewing project list -- the only thing I actually accomplished -- I cut out 15 sets of pillow cases -- one would think that after 15 sets of pillow cases -- the piles would be less ... guess again.
most of the bodies are white/cream/beige with pretty flanges and accent colors
and some are just too wild for words.
as soon as I locate my stash of kid prints = will cut out some wild ones.

a pile waiting to be cut and prepped.
So after I donned my long underwear yesterday -- the garage sale was much better.  It was COLD. 
Mom and I went on a road trip to Mankato -- my first trip to our local Fleet Farm (ya, I know) ... and the big Fleet Farm purchase --- a might mite vacuum cleaner for $59.95 ... love my might mites -- this will be #3 in the fleet --- don't ask, it is important to have multiple vac's
Then it was on to Sam's Club -- ya -- more punishment on a Sunday morning.
The Thrift Shop --- deposited two bags of goodness ....
finally -- drummm rolllll -- Joanne Fabrics -- haven't been there since Christmas (truly) ...and I had a gift card -- so .... 2 yards of fabric, 1 yard of fusible fleece, a lot of cheep yarn and an Ott lamp for out at the cabin -- then I came home and went to work for a couple of hours .... might as well, it was still RAINING ... eventually it was a gas station refuel stop and then home ...
My book awaits me .....
as does 15 sets of pillow cases ....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Weekend Project List

oh the weather outside is frightful ... as in frightfully raining.
this I know at 6:05 am ... it is garage sale weekend -- not the best for the shoppers or sellers ...

Here's the list:

1.  100 MNPR's   just do it
2.  WGB
3.  Box of Issues
4.  Yr end DSS
5.  Payroll ACC
6.  Payroll STLLC
7.  Payroll HBG
8.  WMInc

Sewing Room
1.  Quilt 2 crib quilts on the HQ16
2.  Bind 2 quilts
3.  Finish the tissue packet covers
4.  Cut out a slew (ton) of dresses  attack that pile
           actually it was 15 sets of pillowcases

1.  Bond with the vac
2.  Bond with the dust rag
3.  Change sheets
4.  Laundry

1.  Vac/Clean Bedrooms
2.  Haul out the remaining patio furniture


Friday, May 19, 2017


yep, just got to admit it -- the world is a freeking crazy place.

It's Friday -- should be cleaning up and sorting the piles -- getting ready for next week -- oh no, I'm surrounding by weird shit.  Seriously weird shit.

It's cold, it's windy and I turned on the furnace. 

I picked up my "lunch to go" from next door -- I ordered kids chicken strips with tator tots and got mini corn dogs with tator tots ... yuk.  trudged that back and got a replacement

on a happier more pleasant note -- Jean and I were the kitchen Diva's at Corinne's retirement party yesterday and frankly, we rocked it!  the sandwiches were hot, the salad was cold -- and the 13 bundt cakes were carefully sliced and enjoyed by all -- ya, 13 different bundt cakes

1.  chocolate w/powdered sugar
2.  chocolate run w/ nuts
3.  poppy seed w/lemon
4.  orange w/choc chips and choch frosting
5.  gluten free
6.  raw apple spice
7.  fudge brownie
8.  pistachio w/ fresh strawberries
9.  choc w/choc frosting
10.  choc with some kind of candy bar
11.  choc w/choc chips and cream cheese frosting

and I can't remember the other two ...


Thursday, May 18, 2017

the wail (whail) eerie whail ...

of a tornado siren ....

  I had a R9 meeting in Mankato late yesterday -- the radio dude mentioned the "h" (hail) word on the inbound commute so -- I parked Ruby in a nearby ramp and as I was strolling over to the meeting the tornado sirens started to chime ....

  I made it in the building, up the elevator to the third floor and then followed the caravan of R9 employees and Commission members down the stairs (lots of stairs) to the basement where for 40 minutes we all played with our phones and devices ...

facebook friend Cindy E posted this shot --

   When the all clear was okay'd --- we (some of us) took the stairs back to the meeting room and some of us took the elevator -- for the next hour it was heavy rain and hail -- phones kept going off with flash flood warnings and other messages -- damn hard to get anything done in a meeting!

  I got home at 6:30 -- didn't need the windshield wipers the entire time -- weird fog, haze and clouds -- good to be home and I finally had a couple of quality hours at the Bernina!

  More time for sewing over the weekend!  The crafting divas have a garage sale on Saturday -- only crafting supplies at Becky's ... I have tissue holders to trim and stuff and dresses to cut out while I sit there and visit ...