Friday, April 30, 2010


Bad guys target those whom they know are unarmed (like at Ft. Hood). Would this have even happened had the soldiers been armed?
~After doing some laundry & sweeping, I went to the Family Thrift Center(skirt, necklace, yarn, fiberfil & grater) & Goodwill(nothing). It actually snowed a little!
~Back home, I finished a Cheyenne Hat in CSS Black/unknown teal green tweed with blue slubs, made a Girly Hat in CSS Black/Ivory & a Sedona Hat in RHS Mid Brown/unknown Savannah Red heather.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.
~I finished the Earth & Sky lap blanket by adding an edging in Dark Brown. I also worked on scrap granny squares.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

O God,you are my God,earnestly I seek you;my soul thirsts for you,my body longs for you,in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1

~Print,fold,cut,insert-repeat until 210 bulletins are complete-110 for Sunday service & 100 for a wedding on Saturday. Was still done way early!

~I dropped of Ginger Coconut bars for the Napa Boys.

~I practiced drawing/reloading at home,with empty weapons/magazines. It does make a difference!

~Date Nite-If you remember a few weeks ago,at CCW class,between automatic & revolver qualifying, Ray took video of me drawing,where I saw I had my left hand too far away from my body. We had less people,so we did videos again. I had been practing,but it looked the same! I am good at sweeping my jacket back,but still need to work on getting my hands together quicker. Later,when more people showed up,we went down range & shot on the move:side ways, 45 degree angle, then angle/sideways/forward,with a reload at the end. Multitasking is great training!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Turtle & Scarf sold!

I sold an Artisan Scarf in Cream/Black to Sandra in GA.
I sold Turtle "Yvette" to Jean in IL.
~Mike came to work with me around 8:20am to help finish the newsletters. I paid bills, worked on bulletins/Pop & printed out copies for editing.
~I started a Snake in Majesty Deluxe Wintuk Navajo.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.
~I worked on the Mint/Pink round ripple lap blanket.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kitchen Wall

The bottom half of the kitchen wall went from "Desert Carnation" to "Cherokee Rust".

~After a few corrections to the newsletter, I got all the pages printed out fairly quickly & even got about half stapled. Otherwise, it was a slow day. I gave out 3 keys.

~At home, I made Bahama Mama bars & swept the floors.

~I made a Tulsa Hat in Black/Multicolors.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

I finished the main body of the Earth & Sky lap blanket.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Rum Raisin/Dark Plum
Sedona Hat in Earth & Sky
Kalispell Hat in Paprika
~The above hats were sold to Richard in CA.
~I went to Big Lots,then to the church to help Chuck load bags for the Food Pantry. I called in payroll & added Fr. Jim's article about the election to the Magnificat newsletter,rearranging a few other articles to make everything fit. I printed out one copy for editting.
~At Goodwill, I found a 5-pack of fall-themed candle rings($1.99). I will use them in some way in the front bath.
~I got groceries at WMS & got a few things at Big Lots.
~After putting groceries away, I went back out & got Tyvec envelopes at Staples, a skirt($5.99) at Savers & yogurt & crackers at Smith's.
~I ended up putting the fall-themed candle rings in a wire backet that sits on top of the mirrored cabinetin the front bath. It brings the reds/oranges front the shower topper to that corner of the room.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper, but he had to go back out to attend a Napa meeting, not getting home until 8pm.
~I worked on the Mint/Pink round ripple lap blanket.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Crustless Pumpkin Pie made with Splenda for my diabetic friends.
~I went to church early to take notes at the Christian Education meeting. Alot of good ideas came from it. I handed out new keys to the music people after church,but still need one more!
~Back home, I made a Durango Hat in Savannah Red with Choclate Truffle buttons. They truly look like yummy bonbons!
~Mike & I helped out at CCW class.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

If you seek peace,...

...prepare for war. You have to decide if you will be prepared or be a victim.

~I went out around 8:30am to yardsale by myself. I got a bowl for 25cents(now I can throw away the chip one!) & a Wilton pan that makes nine mini-loafs. Two baking pans in 2 days must mean baking is what I'm destined to do! I alos got 3 boxes of All Bran crackers at Albertson's. If you haven't tried these, you should!

~Back home, I finished the Tutti Frutti Turtle "Marlisa", made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Barley/CSS Autumn Red rose pin & worked on scrap granny squares the rest of the afternoon.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

Friday, April 23, 2010

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:2

I made Oatmeal cookies from the recipe that makes a bunch. Butterscothc chips were added to 2 trays while one tray was left plain & one tray had craisins. I also swept/dusted.

~After lunch, I went to Goodwill(nothing) & the Family Thrift Center. It was funny to see the items we donated on Monday on the shelves!. No, I didn't buy back any of it,LOL. I did pickup a pretty saucer(.69), a plum Tshirt($4.00) & a Wilton 6-count heart-shaped cake pan($4.00). Can't wait to use it!

~Back home, I made a Roseburg Hat in LBCE Cactus, adding a starflowr pin in wool Rust. I also made a toddler/child Cone Hat in unknown sparkly Tutti Frutti(lime, lemon, strawberry & coconut)multicolor/Lemon yellow. There was enough of it leftover for a 4-round Stained Galss granny square & a Turtle(fininished the belly, shell & head)along with the Lemon yellow.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had a salami cheese sammie.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Homespun Cheyenne Hat in Tuscany/Geranium to Denise in VA.

~At work, I printed/folded/inserted 55 copies each Holy Eucharist(the ones I usually print)8am & 10:30am and 55 copies each Morning Prayer(just in case the election goes over into Sunday)bulletins. I help Ms. Betty put United Thank Offering info in the church pews. I also worked on the newsletter.

~I dropped off chocolate brownies for the Napa Boys.

~Date Nite-shooting on the move,going forward,at 3 targets placed at 7 yard intervals. First time,not so good,second time,better. Dropped a magazine during combat reloading. Need more practice!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Sedona Hat in John Deere colors to Ana in CA.

~I worked on bulletins, the newsletter, enjoyed Coffee Hour with the ladies & Fr. Jim.

~At home, I cut up the chocolate brownies I made earlier. I had lined the pan with aluminum foil & they were so much easier to cut!

~I worked on the Earth & Sky lap blanket.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Sugar-free Lemon Cheesecake
~I worked on bulletins until Fr. Jim came in. We made a Morning Prayer service bulletin for both masses just in case the election on Saturday runs over into Sunday. He was off again for another meeting & he didn't come back before I left at 3pm.
~Mike drove my Jeep to the gas station for a fill-up. He checked is phone messages & found he has to go back into work a day early from 8-6.
~Back home, I made Chocolate Brownies & cooked up a pound of bacon. I also swept the floors & straightened up the house some. I had an early supper of ham, mayo & pepperjack cheese sammie.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.
~I added the last 3 legs & the tail to Brown Ombre/Rust Turtle "Tanner".
~Vestry meeting from 7-8pm.

Monday, April 19, 2010

St. Elizabeth's Guild Bake Sale

Me, Anne & Jilea manning the table at the St. Elizabeth's Guild Bake Sale-o4/04/10.

~Around 7:45am, Mike & I went up to Lowe's for baseboards,liquid nails & light bulbs.
~At 9am,I went to Big Lots while Mike went a few stores down to Harbor Freight.
~At 9:30am, I helped Chuck load 19 bags at the Food Pantry while Mike moved chairs and the projector screen from the Narthex to the Parish Hall.
~We got groceries at Costco & Walmart.
~After lunch, we took a load of things from the house to the Family Thrift Center. It ended up filling up 2 shopping carts! I found a candle holder for the front bath.
~At Sportsman Warehouse, we found ammo & bullets for reloading.
~We had Carl's Jr for supper.
~I made the topper for the front bath shower from 4 rust napkins,folded over a rod & brown/tan buttons sewn on. I haven't decided if I like it yet.
~We watched "Chaos". It was like watching a cop show on TV. The good guy was a bad guy,so we didn't like it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


A shotgun is awesome for home defense. It is allowed in many places where a handgun isn't.

~Around 8:30am, Mike & I went to Smith's for a few groceries.

~We spent the rest of the morning just piddlin. Mike deprimed some brass & I finished the boa scarf. It has no name colors yet.

~At 11am, Susan & Wyatt came over. We spent a couple hours at the range. I handled Mike's small rvolver,learning how to hold/reload it. It is small & kicks ALOT! Wyatt's bigger revolver was easier to shoot,but too big to conceal. I will stick with my K9. It was a fun afternoon!

~I named the Boa Scarf "Treasure Chest". It is a mix of homespun-style yarn graduating from light gray to black,held together with a tweed of blue-green with slubs of blue from light to dark. It is a very interesting scarf!

~We attended 4:30pm Contemporary Service,followed by a potluck supper. Good times singing "I'll Fly Away".

Saturday, April 17, 2010

From the ends of the earth I call to you,I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Psalm 61:2

~We started first thing this morning with prep on the front shower. Mike painted the ceiling "Drumskin" & we both painted the walls "Mushroom". It took 2 coats to cover the "Pale Sage" that was already there. I also pulled weeds from the back yard.

~I made Dirty Rice for the potluck tomorrow night.

~We had Church's chicken & biscuits for supper.

~I worked on the Shaded Browns/Rust turtle.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Plush Limolicious/Cosmic Berry hat sold to Margaret in IN.
Roseburg Hat in Ivory/Pink/Olive sold to Barbara in FL.
~Mike got everything ready for me to paint the lower half of the wall in the kitchen. It was painted "Desert Carnation" about 2 1/2 years ago. It is not a bad color,just a little on the "safe" side. I used "Cherokee Rust" leftover from last year. It is AWESOME!! It looks totally different. I also took the southwest fabric off of one of the six kitchen chairs to see how much I will need for recovering.
~Mike changed the filter on the icemaker, worked on patching the wall/ceiling in the front bath & straightened up the garage.
~We had Carl's Jr for supper.
~I finished the Kalispell Hat in Taupe.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Tropical Cake-I had leftover batter(made with pineapple juice) from the 2 Pineapple Upside Down cakes I made for th St. Elizabeth's Guild bake sale. To the batter,I added 1/2 cup unsweetened flake coconut & poured it into a buttered 5" x 7" x 1 1/2" glass dish. I swirled sugar-free orange marmalade through the batter then stuck in Craisins & baked it until it was golden on top.

~Printed/folded/inserted bulletins, made a few calls,got rid of out-of-date catalogs & typed an address on an envelope. We both despise the old typewriter! Handed out 19 bags at the Food Pantry.

~I brought recyclables home from work,but had to tranfer them to 2 bags. We then went down to Napa for Mike to drop off old work pants. I dropped off Peanut Butter M&M cookies.

~17 people at Date Nite,with one of the guys from the last Draw Class attending. We did alot of drills. For me,everything came together-getting my hands together early, combat reloading(quickest in my 6-man relay), failure drills using recoil for a quicker head shot, proper clearing of a class-3 malfunction. It was the best shooting night ever!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Hot Pink/Gray Heather
Autumn Fire/Dust
~I sold the above hats to Richard in CA.
~Enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday Morning Mafia, paid bills, worked on the newsletter, cleaned some stuff out of a closet & printed out bulletins for editing.
~Mike was cleaning out the garage when I got home. He looked like Willisburg with a plaid shirt & camo pants!
~I worked on the Boa Scarf.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had chili & Sun Chips.
~I worked on the Mint/Pink round ripple lap blanket.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Kalispell Hat in Claret/Evening Ball to Elaine in CA.

~Today is my 6-month anniversary working as St. Mary's Parish Administrator. Fr. Jim wrote up a review & I am permanent! I worked on bulletins, PoP, readings & the May newsletter. The fire guy came & installed 2 extinguishers.

~Mike installed a new exhaust fan/light in the front bath & brought home 2 samples of trim.

~I started a Boa Scarf in textured black/gray & thin tweed/slub teal & blue.

~We had pizza for supper.

~I worked on the Earth & Sky lap blanket.

~We watched "Inglorious Basterds".
*Subtitles-If I want to read,I'll open a book.
*The trailers made it look like a comedy.It couldn't decide if it wanted to be a drama,artsy or comedic.Pick one!
*Too slow,not enough action.
This movie was crap.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I was happy to see 2 couples at last nights CCW class.

~After Big Lots(brownie mix, placemats, razors,lotion),I helped Chuck load7 bags atthe food pantry. I called in payroll & sorted mail.

~I stopped at Goodwill,but didn't find anything. I used a 50%-off coupon at JoAnn's to buy a skein of LB WoolEase Chunky to make a pair of mitts & a neckwarmer. At Dollar Tree, I got driedpineapple/papaya & several 1/2-price Christmas bags/boxes for Food Fair. I got groceries at WMS & Albertson's.

~Back home,I made Ginger Coconut bars, swept the floors & finished the Roseburg Hat in LB CE Cherry/Plum.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.

~I started a round ripple lap blanket in RHS Mint/Bernat Dark Pink.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Silver/Cowboy Blue to Jackie in TX.

~I put together plates of ham & cheeses for Coffee Hour.

~I started a Roseburg Hat in LB CottonEase Cherry Red.

~Jim & I ushered at the 10:30am service. I co-hosted Coffee Hour afterwards with Ms. Mary Helen.

~Back home, I painted my toenails "Unforgettable Red" & worked on the Cherry hat.

~I picked up Mike from work at 3pm & we helped at Concealed-Carry class. Ray had a new tiny video camera & it was interesting to see myself on video drawing my weapon. I saw that I need to work on getting my hands together sooner.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Susan,Rose & me at Rose's baptism.

~I went out around 8:45am,stopping at a few yardsales. I got four Crochet with Heart magazines, a flower-shaped soap & a clay ornament with a dove on it.

~Anne,Lucy & I crocheted/knitted for about an hour at Prayer Shawl Ministry. I worked on the Earth & Sky lap blanket.

~I baked rolls for tomorrows Coffee Hour.

~I went to Bonahoom's house blessing. It was fun!

~I went to music practice,though I won't be at the contemporary service tomorrow.

~I made Mike ham & cheese on rolls.

~I worked on the Shade of White Garland of Blossomsscarf.

Friday, April 9, 2010

But I will sing of your strength,in the morning I will sing of your love; Psalm 59:16a

Mike rode the motorcycle to work,which he will be doing more now that it's spring. I'm looking forward to riding,too!

~I made a batch(38) of Peanut Butter cookies with mini M & M's. Instead of mixing the candy in with the dough, I just put 3 on top of the cookies before baking. They are cute & tasty!

~I went to the downtown stores today. At Big Lots, I found mini Reeses Pieces for baking. They will be yummy in chocolate or oatmeal cookies. At Savers, I got a tan blazer,one that I have been wanting to add to my wardrobe for quite a while. Now, I can wear it rather than my denim jacket as a "neutral" with skirts to work. I also got a tea-infusing spoon. At Goodwill, I got a faded Black denim prairie skirt & 2 3/4 skeins of RHS Fall. I stopped at Smith's on the way home.

~Back home, after lunch, I did a load of laundry.

~Ms. Edla called around 3:30pm,asking if I would come let her & Mr. Art into the Parish Hall to drop off food for St. Martin's. I promised to put her name on the new key list.

~I finished the Sedona Hat in I Love This Yarn Toasted Almond/RHS Dark Plum.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper. He liked the PB/M&M cookie!

~I sewed all the parts on the Shaded Brown Square Cat & made a Sedona Hat in the same Shaded Browns yarn,adding a rose pin in Rust.

~We tried Full Sail amber beer from Hood River,Oregon. It is hoppy,but got smoother as you drank it. Not too bad.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Neckwarmer sold!

I sold a Neckwarmer in Spice to Kayce in TX.

~At work, I printed out liturgical readings & bullitins, having them folded in in the church by 11am. I did a walk-around with the fire extinguisher guy & learned a few more things about the buildings. 1pm St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting. We will be hosting the Food Fair in December! Fr. Jim let me go home at my regular time since I had all my work done for the week. He did call me later,around 4pm,asking about papers that needed to be signed.

~After changing my clothes,I spent about 20 minutes practicing combat reloads.It must have worked because,at Date Nite, I had a better reload time,which Randy noted. We did "small" shooting,focusing on accuracy at small targets at close range,which I am the best at in the whole class. Mike had problems with his 1911,so spent the last half of class shooting the Kahr .40. It was a great night!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Those with concealed-carry licenses should be allowed to carry their weapons EVERYWHERE!

~Mike got called into work around 7:45am,though it is his day off. Overtime!

~At work,I walked around with the sprinkler guy to check the system. I learned a few things like where the furnace room & water shut-off valves are! I enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday service ladies. Vicki brought up the email I sent out in March about having a bake sale in December. She said she would help if I would be on the committee. I agreed! I worked on calenders.

~Back home, I spent 2 hours working in the front yard: pulled weeds, trimmed the yucca plant, removed the watering system. It was fun!

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had garden vegetable cream cheese on crackers.

~I started a Garland of Blossoms scarf in various shades of white,off-white & cream. I got 6 flowers put together.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


One of two Pineapple Upside Down Cakes made for the St. Elizabeth's Guild bake sale. I didn't have cherries,so I filled the center with Craisins!

~Fairly slow day at work(always seems so after a holy week). I did work on bulletins, Prayers of the People & Fr. Jim helped me start a wedding bulletin. I wrote a few letters,too! There was a man,whom I've seen before,asking about the church,so I gave him some literature.
~Windy all day!
~Back home, I started a Sedona Hat in I Love This Yarn "Toasted Almond".
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a ham/pepperjack cheese/mayo sammie.
~I worked on the Shaded Browns Square Cat.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Aran Fleck/Grey Heather
Flapper Hat in Kelp Bay Print
~I sold the above hats to April in AK.
~I stopped at Big Lots before heading up to the church to halp Chuck load 16 bags for the food pantry. I sorted mail in the office.
~I got groceries at Albertson's & WMS.
~Back home,I made brownies from a mix in 12 muffin tins with a mini York peppermint patty in each. About half stuck to the bottom of the pan, so they have holes in the bottom! There was enough batter leftover to make a small pan of plain brownies. I did 2 loads of laundry, swept/vacuumed/dusted.
~At Goodwill,I found me a Hawaiian flower-print polo shirt. At the Family Thrift Center,I got Mike a plaid cover shirt & a soup ladle for me.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie while I had chili & multigrain tortilla chips.
~I worked on the Earth & Sky lap blanket.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!


~I spent the morning putting final touches on baked goods. Mike helped me set up tables in the parish hall & Jilea & Anne helped with pricing/selling after the 8am service. Mike & I went to 10:30am service,then did more selling afterwards. We made more for St. Elizabeth's Guild outreach than last year!

~I started a Square Cat in vintage Wintuk Ombre Browns,which is really shades of rusty brown with white.

~We attended 4:30pm mass,where Rose was baptized. I gave her the Brights granny square lap blanket. The potluck supper was awesome!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lap Blanket

April Showers round ripple lap blanket-yarn donated by Karen

~I went out at 8am to get a few things at Albertson's before attending the Daughters of the King meeting.

~Back home, I made two 9" Pineapple Upside-down cakes. With the leftover batter, I made a Tropical Cake(mixed coconut, orange marmalade & craisins in the batter).

~I had a Christian Education meeting at 3:30pm,missing music practice.

~I made Mike a bacon cheese burger sammie for supper while I had split-pea soup & multigrain tortilla chips.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Sorry,no picture.

Anne,Kristen,Lauren & I went down to St. John's to help out with childrens Good Friday activities. I helped the children with Outreach,putting together food bags for Title 1 kid's.

~I attended The Seven Last Words at St. Mary's. It was very moving.

~Back home, I made 3 Spelda crustless cheesecakes & 2 Splenda crustless pumpkin pies for the St. Elizabeth's Guild bake sale on Sunday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Personal protection is a right enjoyed by all,no matter race/religion/gender. Something we can all agree on!

~There were so many last-minute Holy Week things to do, I had to have Chuck & Julie help me fold the 10:30am bulletins. I also typed out 2 baptismal cards(one right on the third try,the other right on the second try). The Easter lilies arrived! 3 weeks worth of recyclables is heavy.

~I dropped off Cocoa Peanut Butter chip cookies for the Napa Boys.

~Home, I swept the floors. So waiting for the grass to turn green!

~Date Nite was back to basics. I don't know if it's beacause the 9mm feels different than the .40, but my grip was not right. It did get better the more I practiced.