Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I'm spending the big night at my sewing machine. I have a project in mind and 4 hours of quality sewing should get the job done. Found a 36 block quilt idea in a new magazine -- 36 - 10" squares -- cut, sew, and don't think -- just whip it out.
Time will tell.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The sound of the jackhammer is nasty! And the building is shaking -- didn't think anything would make this joint shake, after all it made it thru the big wind in 1998. Only lost the roof and one window then -- lucky shack.
So I guess I'm going to be here for a while....I had planned on a Grandma visit tonight.
It can always be worser . . . .
Friday, December 26, 2008
I left the office at 12:30 on Wednesday and didn't return until 7:00 am this morning. I think Nick missed me -- he's hanging pretty close this morning. Most likely, it's the empty chow dish.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
More snow overnight. And a plumbing issue. Might have to postpone the holiday -- no septic system is no cleaning, cooking, laundry or bathing! Time will tell -- Mr. Roto Rooter Man is on the way.
Back to work . . . .
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Made into the office this morning.....sidewalks are clear -- parking lot is plowed -- 1/2 shoveled. So it's off to the projects.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Store 1: gift cards & 50% off
Store 2: gift cards & 25% off
Store 3: gift cards & cheep hiking boots
Unload packages at car
Store 4: gift cards & etc
Store 5: grandma pants (on sale!) and $70 of other stuff
Store 6: sparkly reindeers (1/2 price)
Store 7: a wreath for the front door
Store 8: supper -- really needed nourishment by then.
Store 9: the end.....
Getting ready for the big storm......no wind yet -- it be coming.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
If I had sound I'd tape the howl. It's pretty wicked out on the prairie -- the pine trees are dancing in the breeze.
Can't wait for morning -- a mere -5 --- good thing the long johns and woolies are washed and ready -- we're going to need them.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The big snow is approaching, sounds like rain and ice in our area. The 12" will fall up on the "range" and north shore. They can have it -- I don't like to shovel, even with my power shovel.
The great white hunter is out for his next to last day of hunting. So far, no deer. Oh Joy! There is only so much venison one hunter can eat and believe me, he consumes it by himself. The rest of us fail to enjoy the attraction.
Friday, December 12, 2008
So I guess I need a day off. Will have to wait, too much to finish up before year-end. I eliminated one stack this week and will work on the other one this weekend.
Was it supposed to be this cold this morning -- I missed the weather -- after the garage events, I ate, read the paper and did an internet search for a missing relative, and went to bed before I could damage anything else.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
It was so cool -- the full moon was hanging on the western horizon it looked like it was an extension of Broadway -- when I zipped around the corner -- there it was. And where was my camera -- not with me. Nor the cell phone camera.
But that means full moon Friday is approaching -- watch out for the loonies.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, I'm thinking -- in my next life, I'd like to be a cat. Lay around, drop hair, wait for the dish to be filled and well, someone else cleans the toilet. Seems to have a whole lot less stress than us mere mortals.
Yesterday, this particular cat -- stretched out on top of my laptop and dropped enough hair to supply the "hair transplant" specialist -- then had the nerve to upchuck on my chair.
Evidently, he's the boss. Enough whining -- jobs are awaiting (trash, litter box, vacuuming) -- I am the mere mortal who has to clean up after him.
As always, whining Diva!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
It snowed and it appears it will continue to do so for several days. I left my camera at the Senior Center during Santa Anonymous Sunday so I don't have any cool pix's of my snow plowing talents. My skills are improving -- only hit the street light once this time around.
As pretty as it is -- it will be prettier when it melts. Another seed catalog arrived today. Up to 5 so far -- I vowed to only plant the old favorites in 2009 -- time will tell. Only 157 days 'til planting day. May 15th. Volunteers are always welcome. The only skill needed is the ability to count to 5 and bend at the waist several hundred times in a 5 hour period!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
In the aftermath of the $ 5.2 Billion shortfall facing Minnesota -- thinking way too much about the what if's in the world.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Snowed again. Light fluffy stuff--hoping for a big wind to clear off the sidewalks. Me and the red machine can do it -- not sure if the neighbors need to witness me in action (especially in the light of day). The door is now permanently stuck shut and my Duke's move isn't too cute in a skirt. I'm too old to be climbing/swinging over seats/doors and steering wheels.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I had planned on photographing the lovely 4" of fresh white fluffy snow -- but got caught up on the hazards and pitfalls of my other occupation.
I did plow snow this morning and only backed into the street light twice -- but I did manage to get stuck twice and my door won't open. So I need to be a bit more careful where I drive and engage the 4 wheel drive button -- and I am learning to climb in and out (similar to the "Dukes of Hazard") --- I'm sure I was the hot topic at morning coffee all over town.
It could be worse -- it could have snowed more! The snow does make the xmas lights twinkle brighter (no I have none -- no outside plug in's). Will take the long way home this evening just to enjoy the lights.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
At least I didn't back into the trash receptacle the City has placed (bolted to the sidewalk) next to the street light. Last year I repeatedly hit both of them -- a shaking street light is not a good thing.
The job got done and the new work wheels are pretty spiffy.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk
1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey's kiss
The rest of the Hershey kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips
4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars
Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)
Thanks Ya Ya Donna! Just what we need right before the eating season begins!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Finished up the ear infection drugs -- still feel like junk. I just need a new and improved body.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I'm drooling over the pictures already -- remember the end of season resolution .... I vowed to plant only the old favorites. I'm already changing my mind.
Monday, November 17, 2008
These chickens have become the conversation of the neighborhood -- maybe I should relocate them to the office -- payback for the smoking patio next door!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I had 30 that I dried last winter and sold this summer -- once everyone figured out what they were and what to do with them -- they were off and decorating.
Cold again today and for the balance of the week. Dad started feeding the "green" squash and left over pumpkins to the deer. They'll be happy -- they've wiped out most of the deadfall apples and have begun to sleep in the yard at night. First I feed them canteloupe and now squash and cushy place to sleep.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Brian, the mechanic, volunteered his mom. I think we need to cut Kathy a deal -- she gets 1/3 of the chickens we get 2/3's and the job gets done!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Good news in the other life -- I have a secretary (or will have) -- didn't wait until the last minute this year! Still need to fill out the spots but that will happen with the girls -- emmy and molly? Although haven't chatted with either of them yet! Poor Nick (the cat) he's going to be surrounded by women -- he'll adjust.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Home looked pretty good -- the snow plow operator informed me we were going to get at least 4" overnight. Hope he's wrong. I ended up helping with the "big" truck and installing the sander when we got home.
Mom xmas shopped and I sorta shopped. We got to Grubers Quilt Shop last night .... worth a trip or a peruse of their website. When we got up there on Sunday the hunting widows were out in full force and shopping was ugly. We did make it to Crafts Direct --- cool place if you aren't getting run down by someone elses shopping cart. Our room at the hotel was nice -- close to the conference room and close to the parking -- and on ground floor -- no lugging up and down stairs.
So back to work ...... older, wiser, and well, poorer!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
She'll be xmas shopping during the day and nights are the fun stops. Grubers Quilt Shop, Crafts Direct (check out their websites), Office Depot (I can always find something) and always Barnes and Noble. Their B & N is huge!
I still don't feel too peachy -- but am going anyway -- the ears are still ringing and I'm pooped. So sitting around listening to tax issues will put me to sleep quickly.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Can't stand the hacking
Can't stand not hearing
2:00pm bring on the drugs....
So I just returned from the doctor's office --- ear infection and tonsillitis -- lovely -- I wasn't imagining it afterall. Since this is a kid disease -- I must be young after all!!!!!
So I went to pharmacy and they tell me it will be at least an hour for my antibiotics......dr tells me to call in on Monday if I'm not feeling better for stronger prescription -- gotta love that -- I'll be in St. Cloud for tax conference.
So here comes the drugs!!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm blessed to attending and income tax conference for two whole days. In St. Cloud -- 100 miles from hooterville. So, it's some time away from everything and everyone. Mom is coming along, she xmas shops, I sit there and get "numb buns" 16 hours of classroom time is a lot of sitting. I'll probably leave early (and sacrifice CPE hours) on Tuesday so we won't have to drive in the dark.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The crud has arrived -- sore throat, hacking cough, stuffy head -- I'm on Advil #5 and I'm not numb yet -- just popped 6 and 7 -- should knock me out enough to sleep.
I attempted to dig potato's but got a little light headed so I quit. Passing out in the potato patch really doesn't have a lot of appeal. Hot shower and off to bed. Damn daylight savings time change isn't helping matters either....
So, it will be dig the potato day -- accumulated a bunch of boxes and baskets, hoping for the bumper crop.
The new ATV is pretty damn spiffy.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
It's parked in front of the little garden so this afternoon it will be getting dirty -- time to pull up the fencing and tomato stakes and yes, I'm finally going to dig the potato's. Haul in the garden hoses, etc ---- it never ends does it!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Diva will be taking delivery of the new work wheels this afternoon -- it is my understanding that the windshield and mirrors are getting swapped to "Red" and a winch for the snowplow is being installed today -- "Green" was bathed yesterday and I think it's already sold.
I've been so busy spending $$$$ I'm not sure exactly what's happening and when -- that is not good for a "money girl"!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
The sun has returned although it's cold! My blood needs to thin out a bit more. I did dig out the long johns! Helps!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
so opened window and replaced batteries -- had to rob batteries out of my mouse and keyboard so
the chirping quit
so I got up and did chores in the dark -- only 1 egg -- I informed the "girls" to step up the production --- they were sitting in the nests...
needing a nap
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Day of Vandalism!!! First at the office -- some yutz pulled down a section of the antique iron fence -- really set me off (especially at the neighbors) (this is a much nicer version of my anger) -- then at home.
But I did get out of town and loaded up on the necessities in life, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, copy paper, kitty litter, bottled water, dish soap, kitty chow. Kitty is a high maintenance dude so it's pet store chow (at $25 for 20 lbs) ---- Area rugs, plastic window kits (it's gonna get cold ya know) -- so in all this spending -- no shoes or clothes.
Working on my Halloween duds -- a Diva must look the part!
ps. Teresa the hot dish recipe is on September 1st.