Sunday, February 28, 2010
~After breakfast, I made a tray of Spinach Devil Eggs for Susan's Tea this afternoon.
~I helped Anne & Mell clean up after coffee hour,snce the 2 people who were supposed to host weren't there. I have agreed to be an usher,along with Jim Harper,on 2nd Sundays.
~I went home,changed my clothes,then headed back up to Anne's for Susan's 8th Sobriety Birthday tea. It was great fun!
~Back to church for 4:30pm Contemporary service(23 people). There was talk of getting a banner for the side of the church, facing the street,to bring in new people.
~I made Mike a Ham/Cheese/Bacon wrap for supper.
~I finished the Bright granny lap blanket. It is so cheerful!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
~Susan & I went yardsaling,then had lunch at Just Muffin Around with the Hogan's. The green chile stew was excellent!
~Using a partial skein of retro multicolor yarn I call "Montana Sunset"(blue,rust,purple,raw sienna),I made a 4-round Stained Glass granny square, Turtle "Nellwyn" with a rust body & a Little Octopus.
~I went to music practice at 4:40pm. With only 3 other soft-singing ladies,I sounded too load & off-key to my own ears!
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammies for supper.
~I worked on the Country Rose prayer shawl.
Friday, February 26, 2010
If you want the pattern for the Diamond Prayer Shawl,please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .I am unable to copy/paste the pattern here.
~I went early to Albertson's to pick up peanut butter at 10 for $10 for the food pantry. There was no limit,so I got 30 jars(enough for 2 weeks). I also picked up regular baking cocoa(for baking,lol) & special Dark for Mocha.
~Back home,I tried a new recipe for Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal cookies. Of course,I modified it by using Craisins, pecans, splenda & wheat flour. Along with the 1tsp cinnamon the recipe called for,I added a couple dashes each of nutmeg, cloves & ginger. They are crunchy on the outside, slightly chewy on the inside & AWESOME!! It's a big recipe & made bunch of cookies.
~I finished a Wenatchee Hat in Caron Pounder Dark Violet with Cool Pearl beads in dark & light gray.
~When Mike got home, we went to Lowe's to pick up a new flap for the dog door. We had to buy the whole unit instead. Got it home & it was the wrong size. Mike ordered one just like the one we had online.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had apepperoni wrap dipped in tomato sauce.
~I put together more Bright Squares.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
~Bulletins, liturgical readings printed. The typewriter isn't scary anymore, though I still only use it when I have to,LOL. Gave away 20 bags at the food pantry & had to turn away 2 people.
~I dropped of Peanut Butter Cup cookies for the Napa Boys.
~Date Nite was interesting. There were 11 of us, so we did weak-hand drills, placing our strong hands in the back of our belts & drawing/shooting/reloading/clearing malfunctions with the weak hand. I did the shoot 2/reload/shoot 2 the quickest(maybe beacuse I'm the youngest & most flexible,LOL),but cannot lock my slide back with one hand no matter which technique I tried. My Kahr K40 has a short barrel(3.5")& a tight recoil spring. I have a hard time doing it even with two hands!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
~I cut up the Ginger Coconut bars I made on Monday. They seem to cut easier when you leave them in the pan a few days. I started a load of laundry.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
~I started a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Baroque.
~I stopped at Big Lots(kleenex, brownie mix, bath scrubbie) at 9am. It was cold when I went in but was snowing hard when I came out!
~I helped Chuck load bags at the food pantry.
~I got groceries at Smith's(pasta for the food pantry,too) & WMS. I went to the one on Wyoming because it's next door to the Dollar Tree,where I got 12 cans of soup for the food pantry.
~Back home,after lunch, I made bacon & Ginger Coconut bars(the combined smells are awesome!). I also swept the floors & cleaned the front bath.
~I finished the Baroque hat,but still need to make a rose pin for it.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.
~I finished the Diamond Prayer Shawl in Caron Pounder Claret. I love it!
~We watched "The Punisher-War Zone". It was good,but a little too graphic for my tastes.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,the holy place where the Most High dwells.Psalm 46:4
Saturday, February 20, 2010
~I stopped off at Albertson's to pick up a small tub of light cream cheese.
~At Goodwill, I got a long-sleeve cover shirt(army green), 2 bowls(for beating my morning eggs) & a black speckled enamelware colander.
~At the Family Thrift Center, I got a skirt with a black background & tiers of 4 different prints. Large floral,moons & stars, small floral and small abstract squares. I should be able to wear,atleast, 6 different color Tshirts with out. Oh, this makes my official skirt count 30. Is that a collection or an obsession?
~I added the last flower to the Garland of Blossoms scarf & made a Tulsa Hat(granny sqaure band)in Black/Multicolor.
~I went to music practice at 3:30pm. We did a run-through of the Contemporary Service with Fr Jim present. I will be the "official" transparency changer of the service & music.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.
~I worked on the Cream/Blue/Green round ripple lap blanket while we watched "The Chronicles of Riddick".-I bow to no man.
Friday, February 19, 2010
~I didn't post first thing this morning because I had a dentist appointment at 7:30am to install my permanent cap(in the back,doesn't show). I asked the dentist about the gaps in my front teeth & she built them up(don't remember the name of the process) with a material that matches exactly my tooth color. The 2 teeth on either side of the 2 upper big teeth have always looked like baby teeth,much smaller than the others. I didn't think much about them until I got a public job & it made me self-conscious about smiling. Now,I look like a grown-up! I love Dr.Cynthia!!
~Back home, I made Cocoa Banana cup cakes,which I plan to frost with vanilla cream-cheese icing for a birthday party. I also swept/vacuumed & did a load of laundry.
~I finished a Sedona Hat in RHS Camouflage, adding a rose pin in Blaze orange wool. I also made Turtle "Stetson" in Camouflage/Black & a Stained Glass granny square in Camouflage.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper. I was still full from lunch.
~I put most of a Garland of Blossoms scarf together in Black with various colors of flowers.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
"The guy in the next booth could be packing if a bill approved by the Senate becomes law(bad guys are already packing). The vote was 27-15 on Friday to allowed concealed carry licensees to take their handguns into restaurants that serve beer & wine(Chili's, Papa Felipe's, Sadie's,Applebee's,etc). It would remain illegal to take guns into bars or into restaurants with full liquor licenses, under the proposal(Atomic Cantina, Dragonhorn Tavern, Horse & Angel,etc). And beer-&-wine restaurants could opt out, by posting signs saying guns are prohibited(as does Tuesday Morning & Costco-welcoming the bad guys to rob them). Although it is illegal for someone carrying a gun to be intoxicated(as it is with driving a car), it's not completely clear that it's illegal for that person to consume alcohol(with all that you have to go through to get a CCL,it would be stupid to jeopardize it). More than 17,000 New Mexicans have been issued CCL's since 2004(with more every week being added)."
~Printed bulletin,liturgical readings, PoP's. Fr Jim & I both worked on sending the 2009 Parochial Report online. We now have 6 votes for bishop! Gave away 16 bags at the food pantry.
~Dropped off Bahama Mama Bars at Napa. Five people were laid off from the store, luckily not Mike.
~Fr im called me at home. I put a letter in the outgoing mail & forgot to put an address on it!Duh!! He said he would fix it for me.
~We arrived later than usual,but still on time for Date Nite. We heard from our Santa Fe "insider" that the bill to allowed concealed carry permit holders to to carry into restaurants that serve beer & win passed & is expected to be signed by the Governor in July. Both Mike & I did really well. The boys devoured my Bahama Mama Bars!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
~I was able to type up most of last nights meeting minutes before going to Ash Wednesday mass with Mike. The rest of the afternoon was spent on finishing the minutes, working on bulletins(extra stuff for Lent) & PoP.
~I know I was waiting at the bank drive-through for 15 minutes. Counting money is not that hard!
~After sweeping the floor,I finished the flower pin in CSS Black for the CSS Autumn Red Tweed hat.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper. I wasn't hungry.
~I finished the last of the 4-rnd granny squares in RHS Turqua. Now, to decide a layout & join the Hot Pink, Bright Yellow & Turqua squares with Amethyst.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
~I am driving myself to work from now on,in case I have to make a "road trip" by myself. I worked on the newsletter, bulletins, paid bills. I also added to meeting minutes. I left at 2:15pm.
~On the way home,my water bottle spilled in my briefcase,getting stuff wet.
~I typed up a grocery list,menu & recipes for Chuck,who has found out he is pre-diabetic. It is our basic lower-carb menu that Mike & I eat.
~Mike and I went to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 5:30pm. It was good!
~At 7pm was Vestry meeting. Very calm compared to the last two.
Monday, February 15, 2010
~I stopped at Big Lots(baggies, tea, candy)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags for the food pantry. I also called in payroll & put stamps on mail.
~I got groceries at WMS, soup for the food pantry at Dollar Tree(along with wheat pretzels & aluminum pans),though I could only get half of what I needed because the card machine was down. At Michael's,I used a 50%-off coupon for a 16oz skein of Caron in Lace(creamy tan).
~Back home,I finished sorting sugar into baggies for the food pantry. I sorted Caron Simply Soft yarn, finding a ball of Autumn Red Tweed I forgot I had. I made a Sedona Hat with it,adding Black stripes,but still need to make a Black flower for it.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a cabbage salad.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
~After breakfast, I made turkey/veggie cream cheese/wheat flatbread rollups for Coffee Hour.
~Mike has the day off,so he came to church with me. We got there early to make coffee. The Black Forest cake & rollups were devoured. Mike helped clean up,too! The Prayer Shawl Ministry gave a shawl to the friend of a church member.
~Back home, I pulled weeds from the front yard while Mike changes the lifts on Lori's hatchback. Susan came over & we all visitied for a while.
~I did a load of laundry & swept the floor.
~I made a Sedona Hat in Bernat Softee Chunky Dark Blue/Denim & a Durango Hat in unknown Rust.
~We had Digiorno pizza for supper.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
~I stopped at Lowes for an OTT light bulb,but they didn't have any!
~I went early to Smith's to shop for the church food pantry. Julie,the lady who normallydoes the shopping,is getting a knee replaced. Mycart was so full! I also picked up the few things I get there every other week.
~I brought the groceries home & put them away.
~I went back out to Hobby Lobby to pick up crochet hook for thePrayer Shawl Ministry & found a bulb while there,though it is not OTT brand. It looks the same size,so hopefully it will fit.
~At Goodwill, I got a summer cover shirt & a Christmas tree ornament. I took my plastic shopping bags into the Family Thrift Center & picked up a shirt for Mike, a shirt for me & a set of hooks.
~Back home & after lunch, I made Peanut Butter Cookies with peanut chunks & Mini Reese Peanut Butter Cup chunks. They are yummy! I also swept the floor.
~I finished a special-order Cheyenne Hat in RHS Light Blue/RHS Light Perwinkle.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.
~I worked on scrap granny squares.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
~Work went well. Printed liturgical readings, Bulletins, POP's. Addressed/stamped some letters, helped with food pantry & learned to print on transparencies. Forgot the recyclables at work,though.
~I dropped off a batch brownies for the Napa Boys & Mike quad paper.
~Date Nite went well. We did alot of movement shooting at multiple targets. I did better at "El Presidente" than the first time I did it,but not as good at 45-degree retreat shooting. The brownies were devoured!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
~Work went well. I paid bills, worked on then printed out bulletins,prayers of the people & January Vestry meeting minutes. After lunch, Fr Jim & I went on a "Road Trip"! Actually, he just took me to Office Max to buy transparencies to show me how the tax-exempt card worked.
~At home, I did a load of laundry,swept floors & cut up/bagged/froze the "Bahama Mama" bars. I had one & they are awesome,even though they don't have chocolate in them!
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a cabbage salad.
~I made granny squares in RHS Bright Yellow,10 in all, finishing up the skein. I then chose RHS Turqua for more squares.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I typed up the pattern for the Diamond Prayer Shawl & emailed it to work.
~Work went well. Did some work on the Parochial Report,using the beast of a 1970's typewriter(it's scary!). I also worked on bulletins & printed out a welcome letter.
~I received yarn in the mail for a specail order hat,which I started. A Cheyene Hat in RHS Light Blue with a RHS Light Periwinkle rose pin.
~I also got a goodie box from my mom with all kinds of neat stuff!
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper,while I had a cabbage salad.
~I worked on the Claret Diamond prayer shawl.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
~I went to church early & talked to some of the 8am people to get interest in The Prayer Shawl Ministry. Barbara needs a refresher course(hasn't crocheted in a few years) & Sarah wants to learn granny squares(she travels alot). Another lady crochets & wants my Diamond Prayer Shawl pattern. After the 10:30am mass, Kristen wants to learn crochet(already knows how to knit), Susan said she would make shawls & Beryl said she would make shawls/lap blankets after she finishes a layette. WooHoo!!
~Back home, I made a Sedona Hat in 2-strands RH Plush in Light Celery(from Susan)/Medium Purple(from Anne),adding aflower pin in Purple.
~Mike got off work early & we went down to Caliber's to help Randy with the CCW class. Along with 4 other "Date Nite" guys & Mimi(Randy's lady), we watch to make sure the shooters are being safe & can hit the target to qualify. It was appreciated by the others that I was there, since there were 5 ladies in the class.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
~I used a new recipe & made Chocolate Brownies with chocolate chips & pecans. Yummy!
~I swept/vacuumed/dusted & cleaned the front bath.
~I made a Cheyenne Hat in 2 strands Yarnbee pompadour in Pink with a black rose pin & a white rose pin. The rest of the afternoon was spent making granny squares.
~I made Mike achicken bacon cheese sammie while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.
~I made Bright Yellow 4-round granny squares to go with the Hot Pink ones.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
~Wow! The driver door on my Jeep was frozen shut. Mike warmed everything up for me & scrapped my windows.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
~Last night,around 10:30pm,we heard a load slam noise. Mike went to investigate. Turned out that Penny went running to go outside,Jake was in the spare bedroom & ran into the door coming out,closing himself in the room! Silly puppies!!
~I stopped at Big Lots(paper towels, crackers, bath organizer)before heading up to the church to load food bags with Chuck. I also called in payroll & hung up the poster I got on Saturday. It's pretty!
~I got groceries at Smith's, Albertson's & Walmart Supercenter.
~After putting groceries away & having lunch, I finished a hat that was started some time ago in RH Soft Paprika held together with unknown confetti yarn in shades of rust & yellow. I used the remaining RHSoft Paprka on a Modern Flapper hat with a Turquoise flower pin & 5-rnd granny square.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.
~I finished the Teal Diamond prayer shawl.