Saturday, July 22, 2017

yes, that's me on the gizmo

yes, here is the proof ... one of the scrapping divas was surprised because I can't SWIM.  Might have to take it for another spin tomorrow ... we'll see if it is as calm as last week.
Hell week 2 is over and hell week 3 starts tomorrow ...
Monday was P & Z
Tuesday was Dept Head, Board Workshop & R9
   (plus a stop at Mkto Ford and Office Max)
Wednesday was Township Officers
Thursday was Criminal Justice and Father Lee's funeral
Friday was the annual doctor visit
   (all is well for another 365 days even had the boob press procedure)
it is too blazing hot and humid for the lake, so today was Marie Day -- I got up, got dressed and took myself to Mankato for a spot of shopping -- Kohls always loves me -- damn bra's are expensive, Michels Crafts was only $20, JoAnn Fabrics - we won't discuss and I bought nothing at Herbergers!  Gas and a wash for Ruby and home.
Did coffee at the nursing home with Diva Jane -- she's mending well!  Now it's home -- cleaning, sewing, chores and more chores ... so tomorrow will be spent at the happy place! 
Nothing on my list of last week got accomplished.  dang.

Monday, July 17, 2017

new stuff

as in experiencing new things ...

so, Sunday's gig was ...... driving the Wave Runner ... (the Yamaha version of a Jet Ski) ... never did that before.  there are pictures.  it's kinda squishy feeling.  I thought it would be more like a snowmobile or an atv -- but well, water is squishy.  I puttered around in our bay (it's really calm and isolated back there) ... and then went out into the main body of the lake -- where there was more traffic and wakes ... not good -- wakes make the WR wiggle more.  I'm told it does 50 miles an hour --- I won't be experiencing that feature.

it was fun -- I'll do it again. 

today's gig was .....  a blood draw at the clinic with one stick ... I literally drank two quarts of water before I arrived ... one stick -- 2 (maybe 3) viles of blood ... then I came back to the office and parked my new (er) truck in the office garage -- with the assistance of the back up camera.  too cool.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

This week's PROJECT LIST

unfortunately I function better with a list -- the Maker Fair is 89 days away I have oodles of stuff to finish before then.


1.   Bind the crib/toddler quilts on the chair (all 13 of them).
2.   Finish the dress pile.
3.   Finish the card pile.
4.   Cut pillow cases out of the solids.
5.   Cut and piece some type of quilt out of the scrap piles.
6.   Cut out 10/12 more pillow case dresses.
7.   Cut out chicken pincushions.
8.   Market bags -- just do it.
9.   Mini bags.

10 . Set up the clothes rack at home.
11.  Work out a booth layout.

1.   Keep hacking at the office weeds.
2.   Replant hanging baskets into the front tubs
3.   Clean the garage.
4.   DSS/HF/HD/WBG  just do it.
5.   PR get it rolling

and as always


Keep that sewing/crafty space clean ...

dang, sewing is messy work!   I spent an hour with the vacuum cleaner down there last night -- fuzzies everywhere -- which I think the quilt batting is the culprit ... 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday adventures

I took a little road trip to town this morning -- stopped at the office to water the plants, retrieve the paper, pick up some homework (it never ends). I (we, Mom was along) then stopped at the Farmer's Market for some pix to post on their Wastebook (Facebook) page ... it was so sunny I couldn't see a thing on my camera screen but when I downloaded them at home ... I had this shot of Paige and Eldie's hands .. it's kind of cool ... totally unplanned, unscripted, just plain lucky.

and the newer wheels -- dirty, needs a bath. 
After the office homework, it is back to the sewing machine.  I spent several hours last night and early am -- squaring up quilts, cutting out binding, plotting out the next move ... need to do a deep cleaning down there too ... it's getting a bit out of control (insert grin)

Friday, July 14, 2017


some things in life are just kind of odd.  Cemeteries  are one of those things.  Beautiful park like settings -- respectful spaces -- quiet, peaceful ... but it always tweeks my heart when I see the grave digger doing his thing. 

  It's worse when I knew the newly departed ... I know ... weird.

  And I know, the digging crew is also respectful (or I hope they are) but it's just weird.....

  I dashed up to the bakery for a last minute cupcake (pistachio, to be exact) and well -- there was a lot of activity in the cemetery.  Lawn mowers were zipping around, some kid was weed whipping, someone was tree trimming, and well ... the space was being prepped for Mr. Vetter.  Weird.  Nothing more to say or add, weird.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

crazy continues

every night this week is occupied

on a lighter note here is my old truck didn't it clean up nice ... love the description "gently used" ... wth ... at least it didn't say "watermelon hauler, snow pusher, ferried Diva to work almost every day for 5 years -- through rain, snow, ice, and other crap falling from the heavens" ...

elder #1 is putting mud flaps on the brown one -- and a kit that seals up the tail gate ?  I think he's also played with the navigation system -- mind you -- it's parked in the shed ... whatever.

tonight's agenda is a League of Women Voters Forum on elected officials -- duties of the position and other thoughts ... this should be entertaining.  we're betting on the number of victims that actually attend.  yes, victims, it is a very unexciting topic.

toodles ...

ps  if you need a "gently used" truck I know where it is!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

the cure for the crabby's

see life was truly out of control at the office ...

after my 14 hour day I went home
thought about a walk (thought)
hopped on the ATV and took a drive ...

and I found a sea of lavender ..
my first thought -- thistles
but no, monarda -- or bee balm

huge clumps of them ...
the bees and other critters were busy enjoying them
it 'twas 13 hours today
but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel
just breathe .....