Sunday, July 15, 2018

target ....

oh Target -- how do I love thee -- let me count the ways.


whoa .... one hour and $200 later ....
it's a good thing I only go there once a year ...

... more sheer curtains (and rods)
... new trash cans
... lots of toilet paper and paper towels
... light bulbs
... cheap notebooks (gotta love back to school)
... veggie straws
... Hersey's choc drops for Mom
... gum
... dish soap
... toilet bowl cleaner
... soft scrub
... toothpaste
... q tips
...  and more absolutely necessary items that I cannot remember ...




I had a really full cart --  and it filled up the backseat of my truck ....

then I went to office maxx ... -- restraint kicked in and the list was extremely short -- compressed air for the long arm and colored copy paper ....


in addition to my Target expedition there was a spot of sewing (including some long arming) and a bridal shower for Brittany, cousin JD's bride to be  .....




this picture showed up on my facebook memory feed this morning ... argh .. more patch memories ...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wisdom


I snagged this from an obit for a little one -- words of wisdom ...




Above all else, here are a few suggestions to celebrate Andrew's life: hug your mom, greet your neighbor with exuberance, pet a puppy, dance while singing a Beatles song in the middle of a crowded airport terminal, take detailed meeting minutes, craft a to-do-list, debate politics or ruminate on the meaning of life, play trucks or superheroes, go camping but audibly express your distaste for tents, release a trapped insect to the outdoors, insist on shutting off your car's GPS and providing impromptu directions or just laugh… all things Andrew did and took great pride in doing.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday's on Third

   I'm still at work -- at 5:58pm and not leaving soon ...

   Monday night was 8:30
   Last night was 7:00 ish

   Tonight promises to be 7:00ish ...

   I have an odd County schedule this week and I want to get everything ... and I mean everything this joint has in a "to do" pile -- DONE -- before Friday ...

   I'm not going to get it all done -- but there will be a significant dent in the piles. 


   I did take time to sew last night --- the first batch of potholders got whipped up ... ready for some hand work ... I then proceeded to piece batting scraps together to make more stuffing ... and laid out 10 more potholders -- I got up at first light (literally) and finished quilting them while the washing machine was washing away ....

   I might attempt to load the long arm and actually quilt something larger than a potholder.  ....  skills, peeps, I have skills (and tools)



Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday's on Third

   so the post title sounds like a soap opera  ... sorry not that exciting ....

     my week of crazyness has begun ... started with a public hearing on a ditch re-determination -- expensive stuff if you live on the ditch ...

   back to the office for 2 hours of wacky customers (it is Monday) ... then off to Delores Holteen's funeral ... it was a really nice service -- smiles, laughter and tears -- a good send off ...  I hadn't been to a funeral at her church for a while -- I kind of enjoyed their new pastor -- 

   dashed home -- Mom needed bottled Italian dressing for the pasta/veggie salad -- who wouldn't dash home for fresh pasta/veggie salad ... and now back to the office to work on a few many projects 

... tomorrow's rat race is a mere 15 hours away ...


Sunday, July 8, 2018

roomba

so I purchased this gizmo earlier this week

best.money.spent.ever.


it's currently locked in the bedroom and doing it's thing.  holy smokes. 
who knew.
love love love



Friday, July 6, 2018

weekend wheels



so I told Nick a while back to sell my weekend wheels
well today they went to a new home

since the garden is no more -- they seemed like an expensive garbage hauler
cruising to the trash and cruising the crp seemed to be the only miles
in the last 18 months ...

probably will get replaced  -- maybe not so fancy .. or so new
most peeps purchase cars for less money ...

kind of miss her -- tonight would have been a nice night for a ride ...
o.......



the tailgate made for a nice dining table ... 
tasty treats


the day she came to Daisy Lane


and the first load of watermelons ...

I'm getting sad of a freaking ATV ... I must need an attitude adjustment break ...
ha -- more laundry!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday Brown Truck!


It was clean the day I picked it up ....
Took a week or two to figure out how to open the back window....


It hasn't been clean since day 1 ... dang Kodiak Brown is dirty brown
Who knew how fast I'd adjust the heated and cooled seats? ..
Leather is nice too 
Surround Sound -- Navigation -- spiffy connections to my phone


Nor has it ever functioned as a quilt rack -- the old red truck was a good truck -- a few miles, pushed a lot of snow, hauled a lot of watermelons, got me to work ... I'm sure she's well loved at her new home ... an old (89) guy bought her ..