Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
And last night I did some ironing, I do that more often than I polish shoes, but still not often. I iron more in the summer (some of my capris need to be ironed). I also used to iron hubby's shirts when he was on city council and a supervisor at work. I know most things you can just hang up...but I still have some pants and shirts that need to be pressed. I'm not fond of the wrinkled look.
Since it stays light until after 7pm I find that I am more ambitious....when it's dark I think I should have my jammies on and watch TV. I know, I'm 'old'. I love sunshine, even if it is cold outside.
Speaking of being cold........do you notice that when it's 38 and sunny at the end of March it is not nearly as cold as when it's 38 at the end of October???? I didn't even wear my jacket at noon or when I left work, my car was too hot (NOT complaining) and I had a heavy sweater on anyway.
Monday, March 28, 2011
http://nevergrowingold.blogspot.com/search/label/Meet%20Me%20On%20Monday Questions: 1. Crunchy or soft tacos? Ever since I OD'd on tacos in my 20's I just can eat them. 2. Do you scrapbook? I do.....and I need to do more of it. If I'd stop making cards (I like the instant gratification) I could get more done. I want to make one for each of my children (5) and grand kids (9) and for myself and hubby. So far I have 2 of my children's complete and they received as wedding gifts. 3. Do you take any daily medications? Yes, something for high blood pressure and depression. Small doses. I refuse to take cholesterol meds. 4. What is your favorite sound? I like the quiet...but a sound???? I can't think of one. I like sitting outside on my deck in the summer and maybe hearing a bird or 2. 5. Where were you born? A small town in central WI.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
BUT....on the bright side....I have $ to purchase groceries and am able to get out today. Yesterday my bff and her cousin from Florida picked me up and we went to a couple of scrapbooking stores, it was good to be out. I only bought some paper. One of the stores is closing....very sad. It is a beautiful store, she offers classes and open scrap. It is a locally owned business and unfortunately she can't make a go of it. The store has beautiful and many specialty papers but it is in a very out of the way location. I think I was only there a handful of times. It's just too easy for me to go to Hobby Lobby, which is 2 blocks from where I work and what I need is either on sale this week or the next week.
Now for the Friday 56:
Freda's Voice: The Friday 56: "Welcome to Week 21 with me! Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56. *Find any sentence that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url)..."
I have just started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I borrowed the ebook so I will be reading like crazy to get it finished in 14 days.
I am only on page 31 but so far I like the book. The financial dealings in the beginning kinda went over my head.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Hubby has to go in to work soon so he won't get the driveway shoveled and there is no way I can, So I am forced to stay home and clean????? I really needed to buy some groceries but it looks like I will continue working on my book shelves. I cleaned off more last night. That is another thing that bothers me....not having the option to go anywhere. Even if I am not planning to leave I like to have the ability to do so.
Our weather is suppose to be sunny but cold, a high of 27. The average temperature this time of year is 44, so if we seem cranky and tired of winter now you know why!!!! We were seeing lots of bare ground and the flower bulbs were coming up...and now it is all buried again. Wahhhhh wahhh wahhh
Monday, March 21, 2011
Spring is getting closer.
I have the day to myself to do what I want.
Some of the snow is gone so I can get my remaining 2 Christmas wreaths down.
On the downside:
Today is the day I get a filling in my wisdom tooth replaced. I am NOT fond of the dentist.
I had a revelation yesterday: I need to watch my carbs if I want to lose weight. Like my mom I love my bread, especially at a restaurant. And sweets? I can never get enough of them. :-( I 'gotta' have my chocolate.....how does one get over that?????
It's time for Java's Meet Me on Monday http://nevergrowingold.blogspot.com/2011/03/meet-me-on-monday_20.html#links
1. What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
My wedding ring and my mom's wedding ring. It's a plain gold band that I can not get off my finger for 2 reasons - my knuckle is too swollen and I've gained weight since mom gave it to me.
2. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
I don't have any patience for twirling so I cut it! I didn't know anyone else did that.
3. How many siblings do you have?
One younger sister and a younger brother (deceased).
4. Were you named after anyone?
I think my middle name comes from my grandma.
5. Coke or Pepsi?
Neither, I drink tea, unsweetened, hot and iced, all year long.
And that's a little about me on Monday.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
chain link (chain), about 36" long - I had a long necklace that I wasn't using.
stretchy stuff for making bracelets (I forgot the correct terminology)
and a binder clip to hold the end, and maybe a dab of glue to secure the tied ends. Just weave the stretchy band in and out of the links, don't be fussy, and you don't need nearly as much as the chain links. Pull tight, tie SECURELY and viola! a bracelet. Add charms if you wish, if you skip links when 'weaving' those links will hang down and be perfect for attaching a charm.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain
This week's thrift shop finds are: a Dr Seuss book, drum sticks (that I will regret buying later), and a Red Hat cap (barely used).....all for under $2.
Last weekend my SIL gave me some Amish friendship bread mix. Thursday was my day to bake it and, of course, I didn't read the recipe until I was ready to do so. It called for instant vanilla pudding (a staple I should have in my pantry - but no) so I had to use chocolate (and you know how I feel about chocolate), I tossed in some chocolate chips for good measure :-) I had about 4 pieces between Thursday night and what I took to work on Friday. When I got home from work yesterday all I found was an empty plate - guess hubby liked it. He eats my chocolate zucchini bread too, except I don't think he knows it has zucchini in it, and we won't tell him. His twin brother won't eat scalloped potatoes but he eats 'potato casserole'...same ingredients, different name. LOL Men are so weird.
Friday, March 18, 2011
St Patty's day is just another day for me, but I did wear my lime green shirt and polish my nails to match. Last night I watched 2 of my grandsons walk in the parade with their parents next to them. :-) SS spotted me before I saw them, and I was really searching for them. The weather wasn't bad, we had 52 during the day and a very little light rain. It was 'niceish' for the parade. Then I drove to the restaurant where we were having our book club and had corned beef and cabbage (we got the last 2 dinners). Only 5 of us were there so we visited and did get to the book a little. No one gave the ending away b/c I am only on page 50. I haven't been in a reading mood lately. Also the free ebook I downloaded to my Nookcolor has some very strange 'words', making it even harder to read. My friends ebook is OK so I am not sure why mine is like that.
Today I had to find a shirt to match my lime green nail polish...not difficult since it is my fav color and I have lots of clothes with green it them. Today starts a cooling trend again, with possible snow early next week.......make it go away!!!! Enough is enough!!!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Of course I had to make this one.............and I do need that stamp set.
Monday, March 14, 2011
What else happened?
I made some really cute cards at my friends Stampin' Up stamp-a-long. I got some housework done, chatted with SS on MSN (something I never do-but if that is how we can catch up it's OK), made supper , and am now ready to relax and probably write a letter tonight. I really should read more of Uncle Tom's Cabin, book club is Thursday night and I am on page 21.
My bff (who was just in Florida and felt really sorry that I had to stay in WI) made (decorated) this box for me. Isn't it adorable???
1. Do you have a fireplace in your home?
Yes, we do. But we seldom use it. :-(
2. Can you drive a stick shift?
YES! Thanks mom for making me learn how to drive on one.
3. How many computers are in your home?
Desk top in basement, my laptop in the kitchen, hubby's notebook upstairs....and my Nook color.
4. Are your taxes done yet? Nope, owe too much $$$
Do you do them yourself? Hubby does 'em.
5. What is your favorite meal of the day?
Unfortunately I love them all (see waistline-OH, good thing you can't)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
You Are Peaceful and Content
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
Not so sure about this first paragraph
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia (really??) and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. perfection? I don't think so.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. aggressive????
You have the classic "Type A" personality. 'Type A'???? nah
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
Here's my contribution from The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
"Grim-faced, beautifully dressed, adorned with several shades of diamonds, she shrugged off Dora's diffident offer of assistance and continued her march through the store."
It's Friday.....time to meet the over 40 bloggers.....stop by to say "Hi" and link up.
Soon I'll be off to have breakfast with friends but before I do I have time to catch a few blogs. Have a great day! The sun is shining & we'll have 40+ temps so I'm happy :-)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I also got 2 t-shirts, a small flower pot, basket with a liner, and a binder. Total cost? $7.93. Some days ya just get lucky :-)
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Another snow storm in the 2nd week of March - Make It Go Away!!!! Overnight and throughout the day we got about 5" of really wet, heavy, slushy stuff; making the morning drive to work go slowly.
Teens wearing hoodies and shorts in the snow storm - Make It Go Away!!! It's not that unusual to see young men/boys wearing shorts in the winter around here. I am not sure what the temperature has to be for that to happen....this morning it was 33F on my way to work and there was some kid walking to school in shorts, but he had his hood on! :-)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Pixie Dust Paperie: March Kit Preview Day: "Teasing you just a tad with what is to come tomorrow....... This kit will definitely make you dream........... * ~ * ~ ~* ~~*~* * P..."
Puking? I am sure you want to know about that???? Our grandson spent the night on Saturday and after church on Sunday he complained about a stomach ache. He even took a long nap and felt better...well that didn't last long, he threw up on my good living room carpet (grandpa caught most of it in his hands and I grabbed a throw, held it under his mouth, and walked him to the bathroom). We cleaned up took him home (mom was here to get him but he was napping) and found out that his mom and older brother had been sick too. Now hubby is home sick from work. I really hope I don't get it!
It's not really sewing, but I did get 31 money pouches (for church) done yesterday. Only 14 more to go. I will get them done today.
The remaninder of today will be spent dropping things off at the consignment shop (among other things). I have to pay for last week's shopping spree, remember???
1. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
2. What was the last package that was delivered to your house?
3. What is your favorite scent that you love to smell?
4. Do you smoke?
5. Are your parents married or divorced?
1. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
The wand scanner mentioned in last Monday's post.
3. What is your favorite scent that you love to smell?
I love Lily's of the valley, they are so sweet but don't last long. I love clean babies too....ditto my comments on Lily's of the Valley.
4. Do you smoke?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Another site I visit often is Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ The first Tuesday of the month they have a guest reader reading a children's book (of course the whole book is shown). It's really cute and I bet your toddler would love it.
If you shop online you might want to check out Ebates http://www.ebates.com/ You earn rebates by using them.
Another useful place is Kim Komando, "America's Digital Goddess" http://www.komando.com/ She has a 3 hour radio program on Saturday mornings that I listen to religiously. Lots of info about anything digital.
These are just a few places I find helpful, Hope you do too.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Then I was suppose to take my nephew to work but didn't have to. On the way home I had planned to stop at a gift shop to look at totes.........so I did. Ever heard of Marie Osmond bags? I hadn't either........ they look like Vera Bradley knock offs. I hemmed and hawed...but at 50% off I decided to get this one. It's like big purse....the size I wanted...and at a little over 1/3 of the Vera Bradley I saw on Monday it was affordable. I like it. It doesn't have all the inside pockets that the Vera's do; only 1 inside and 1 on the outside, both zip and so does the bag, that is what I wanted.
Today the UPS guy was here early in the morning, he usually comes in the late afternoon. He brought me my Magic Wand scanner from HSN, mine is purple. I know, I have a scanner, but this one is portable and I can take it anywhere and scan just about anything. It was a TODAY'S SPECIAL VALUE.