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.