Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Remember those who have given all to keep us free!

~I went to the Family Thrift Center for the 1/2-off sale. When I got there 10 minutes beforeopening, the line was out to the street!I just waited until everybody was in befroe getting out of the truck. Since I had scoped out the store on Sunday, I picked up a platter, bowl, skirt & nightgown I had already planned on purchasing. I walked around some more,but that was all I ended up getting. Not bad for $9!

~Back home, I made Orange Craisin Coconut bars for the reception on Saturday. I also swept the floors & dusted the furniture.

~I made a Girly Hat in Peaceful Leaf/Sassy Peach & a CSS Black rose pin for the LB Homespun Candy Apple Cheyenne hat I made previously.

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

~I had started watching Stephen King's "The Stand" earlier in the afternoon & we continued watching it together. I think because I'm in a different place now,spiritually,it meant more to me than just watching a movie.

Sunday post-written on Monday

Mike & I have decided to start doing grocery shopping on Sunday mornings together. We went to Walmart & Smith's.

~I went to church early to have pancakes made by the Young Adult Group to support to kid's in the Phillipines. I had a great visit with Ms. Edla.

~I attended 10:30am service, had more pancakes & loaded 9 bags at the Food Pantry.

~I stopped off at the Family Thrift Center to scope out items for tomorrows 50% off sale. I did buy a straw hat($3.99), which I have been wanting for a while.

~After changing into more casual clothes, I stopped at Goodwill(nothing)before heading up to the church to make coffee for the 4:30pm service. Wonderful fellowship afterwards!

~We had peanut butter/apple butter sammies for supper.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Chocolate Reese's Pieces cookies

~I went up to the church to send something via email for the late service on Sunday.

~Susan came by at 8:15am for yardsales. I didn't find anything. We had lunch at Santiago's.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon working on Stained Glass granny squares.

~I went up to the church early to load bags for the food pantry, but the shopping hadn't been done yet! I attended music practice.

~I made Mike a ham/cheese/bacon sammie for supper.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Front Bath Redo

The front bath has a shower door surround that is shiny gold. To camouflage it, I added a topper made from 4 "Sedona Red" dinner napkins, folded in half & sewn with brown buttons.

~I went up to the church at 7:30am to water the trees. I then came home, showered & went back up to the church for a funeral. I helped out at the reception afterwards.

~After sweeping the floors, I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Candy Apple.

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

~I finished the Web of Life doily in Country Rose/Sage green.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


No,she would be beaten, raped & left for dead before police arrive.

~Edit/print/fold/insert bulletins for Sunday & edit/print bulletins for a memorial service tomorrow. The latter, 75, had to be redone due to something being left out. Julie gave away 8 bags at the food pantry.

~I dropped off Chocolate Reese's Pieces cookies for the Napa Boys.

~Date Nite-We worked mainly on Failure Drills(2 to the body,1 to the head) at different distances, with reloads. Mike used the Kahr 40, since he carries it sometime. He did good!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You gave abundant showers, O God;you refreshed your weary inheritance.Psalm 68:9

~Mike came to work with me early to help collate/staple/fold/crease/taped/address/stamp newsletters. Fr. Jim & I put together a memorial service bulletin for Jack, to be used on Friday. I mailed bills, worked on bulletins, prayers of the people & liturgical readings. It was super-busy all day! I dropped off the mail at the post office on the way home.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.
~I worked on the Teal/Cream/Brown ripple lap blanket.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Barley/CSS Autumn Red to Pat in CA.

~Work was super-busy! I had extra editting to do on the newletter & didn't get started printing it out until almost 11am. The Brotheres of the Hood were doing work around the church, so I made them a pot of coffee. I did a little work on the bulletins & stapled a few newsletters together.

~We had pizza for supper.

~I worked on the Teal/Brown/Cream ripple lap blanket.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Double Banana Petite Loaf
~I stoppedat Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags for the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll, sorted mail & added a couple of pictures to the newsletter.
~I got groceries at WMS & Smith's.
~Back home, after putting away groceries, I used some Martha White Honey Bran muffin mix(had a coupon), adding craisins & pecans, & made 24 snack cakes(muffin tins filled half-way). I swept the floors, did 2 loads of laundry & raked up a small section of dead grass in the back yard.
~I made a Girly Hat in CSS Orchid/Off White/Fern.
~Mike had to close the store & got home late. I made him a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lap Blanket

Lap Blanket in RHS Mint(donated by Jenn) & Bernat Hot Pink.

~I went to 8am mass to be there,along with Ms Edla, to see Sara inducted into the Daughters of the King. For Pentacost, Roland read in Italian while at the 10:30am mass, Ban read in Arabic & chanted a prayer in Syrian. It was wonderful!

~I attended Susan's tea party at 1pm, along with Mell, Kristen, Anne, Lori & Jenny. It was fun!

~Back home quickly to change into a red shirt for 4:30pm mass. Janelle brought Pentacost cupcakes,red velvet with candles to represent the Holy Spirit. We all sang a rockin' version of "Shine, Jesus, Shine!".

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Front Bath Redo

Wire basket($3.99)filled with fall berries candle wreaths($1.99)sitting on top of the cabinet.

~Susan came by for yardsales at 8:15am. I found 2 skeins of yarn, an angel banner, an earring bracelet set & a Christmas tin,all for $2.25. We met the Hogans for lunch at Just Muffin Around. Potato Bacon Soup & Peanutbutter Chocolate muffin were awesome!
~Back home, I raked up sticks & black mulberry "wormies" from the front yard.
~I finished the Durango Hat in RHS Hot Red, adding gray buttons.
~I went to music practice.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.
~I worked on the Tart Sweeties granny squares blanket.

Friday, May 21, 2010


*Thumb Drive-to save valuable memories
*Knife-to stop an attack in non-carry places
*Lighter-to bring light in darkness
*Gun-to save a life

~I went up to the church to water the trees. I got some extra paper grocery bags from the food pantry(they are reproducing like bunnies!)to collect the twigs & dried leaves. They worked much better in the wind than plastic bags.

~At Goodwill, I got an 8-count package of Christmas paper saucers(.59), which will be used for the Food Fair. I also got a pair of Caterpillar Blackbriar low-cut boots in cordovan(couldn't find them on their website) for $6! They are $90 online. At the Family Thrift Center, I got 2 T-shirts, a teacup & 1947 cookbook.

~Back home,I made Bacon Ginger Cookies & swept the floors.

~I made a Girly Hat in CSS White with a CSS Red flower pin. I started a Durango Hat in RHS Hot Red.

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

~I worked on the Teal/Brown/Cream ripple lap blanket.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds-his name is the LORD-and rejoice before him. Psalm 68:4

~Print,fold,insert bulletins, edit/print 1 copy of the newsletter. Food pantry gave away 22 bags & turned 4 people away.

~I dropped off Oatmeal Scotchies for the Napa Boys.

~Awesome Date Nite! We rode the motorcycle, did one-hand shooting, weak hand & strong hand with reloading. I'm actually better with one hand than two! The key is to have your arm locked out very straight. Two guys had failure-to-feed issues & had to clear the malfunctions one-handed. I already know,from past drills, that I cannot lock my slide one-handed, so better to do all you can not to get malfuntions!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Chocolate Cheesecake minus the whipped cream & cherries. This is one of the yummiest recipes I make!

~Norm came in early to pay the bills. None to mail,only to put in the in-office mail boxes. I enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday Morning Mafia. Shannon brought sugar cookies! I worked on the bulletins, newsletter, calenders & Prayers of the People. Fr Jim went out after lunch to visit a parishioner in the VA hospital. It got windy in the afternoon.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I worked on Stained Glass granny squares.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Baroque/Tyrian to Paula in NC.

~While printing out stuff for Vestry tonight, Mom called to let me know Creed got his lungs! Now, we pray for no rejection & healing. I worked on the newsletter, typed a few letters, worked on bulletins & entertained Mina while Ban met with Fr. Jim. She will be reading Pentacost Sunday in Arabic at the 10:30am mass while Roland will be reading in Italian at the 8am mass. I left work an hour early.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I worked on the Teal/Brown/Cream ripple lap blanket.

~I attended Vestry at 7pm. Everything went smooth. Chuck was surprised to see us leave on the motorcycle!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Roseburg Hat in Ivory/Berrylicious/Celery to Toni in TN.

~I stopped at Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the food pantry.

~At Goodwill, I found Mike a Hawaiian shirt. I like it &, hopefully, he will wear it.

~I got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~After putting groceries away & having lunch, I made the Double Banana Bread recipe. I used Wilton 9-count Petite Loaf Pan($1 at a yard sale). They are so cute! There was extra batter left over, so I added some pumpkin pie spice & chopped pecans & it was enough for a mini loaf.

~I swept all the floors & scrubbed most of the kitchen floor.

~I finished a Roseburg Hat in RHS Aran/Light Country Rose/Light Sage.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I worked on scrap granny squares.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Front Bath Redo

Back in April, we painted the front bath "Mushroom", which is a taupe color with a hint of olive green(looks different depending on which wall you look at,LOL). Since we were going for more of a "cabin in the woods" feel, I added a candle sconce(Family Thrift Center-$3.99)in antiqued bronze metal with a candle in cranberry/brown/rust,the accent colors used in the room. We like it!

~I went to the 8am mass to help the Allpass' & Touloumis' celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows. It was great fun! I stayed for the 10:30am mass to help usher & with coffee hour.
~Back home, I cut up the cheesecake & took a slice each to the Napa Boys.

~I started a Roseburg Hat in RHS Aran.

~I went back up to the parish hall at 4pm to make coffee for the potluck after the 4:30pm service. It was great fun!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Basic Human Right

Whatever your opinion about personal protection,here are a few things many women do in the USA that would get you punished or killed in other countries:
~Drinking alcohol
~Being "high-handed" with your husband
~Sexual preference
~Sexuality outside of marriage
~Religious affilation
~Exposing hair,face,limbs

~I made a casserole for the potluck tomorrow naight. I used 2 packages of cheese rice vegetable mix,added mushrooms & sausage. When it's reheated tomorrow, I will add more cheese sauce.

~I made a Crunch Hat in Yellow, adding two already-made fower pins in bright blue with green buttons.

~I attended Rose's birthday party. She liked her hat!

~I worked on scrap granny squares.

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

Friday, May 14, 2010

The grasslands of the desert overflow;the hills are clothed with gladness. Psalm 65:12

I went up to the church around 9am to water the trees. I picked up a half bag of dry leaves, rose petals & sticks.

~At Goodwill, I got a jacket/blazer & a picture for the front bath. At Family Thrift Center, I got a skirt, tea ball & a package of oval paper doilies. I got hot dogs & crackers at Albertson's.

~Back home, I made a Chocolate Cheesecake for the potluck on Sunday. I also cooked up a pound of bacon.

~I finished a Roseburg Hat in LB Cotton Ease Golden Glow(I'm calling it Limon-looks more green than yellow)with an Azalea flower pin.

~Mike & I went to Jenny's graduation from design school.

~We had Carl's Jr for supper.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Rocco is made in 1970's Wintuk Shaded Brown Ombre using this pattern from Lion Brand. I use this pattern alot!

~Printed/folded/inserted bulletins(8am had 2 inserts),handed out bags at 11 bags at Food Pantry by myself.
~I dropped off chocolate brownies for the Napa Boys.
~Mike called at 3:30pm to let me know he has to close the store tonight & we won't be having Date Nite.
~I made Mike a ham/cheese/bacon sammie for supper.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Oatmeal Cookies 3 Ways: Plain, with Craisins & with Butterscotch Chips.

~When I got to work, I took pictures of the service banner & the rose garden. I enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday Morning Mafia. Norm came in & paid bills. I mailed bills, worked on the Birthday/Anniversary list(same names I need to update/delete), went to the post office to mail off Camp Stoney scholarship requests. No break ins today.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a ham/cheese sammie.
~I worked on 4-round stained glass granny squares.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"New" desk

$8 at Goodwill. It looks home-made. A little sanding, a little stain="new" desk!

~Fr. Jim had a meeting all morning, so I was by myself. I worked on bulletins, Pop, wrote a letter, mailed paychecks, made new Prayer Shawl inserts. As I was turning off my computer for the day, I saw a kid breaking into Fr. Jim's car. By the time I got out to the parking lot, he had jumped into a car & was gone. I stayed to file a police report. It was broad daylight!I was gobsmacked!!
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper. I had chunky peanut butter/apple butter sammie.
~I worked on the Teal ripple lap blanket.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Time Matters

With continuing training,less than 5 seconds for a failure drill-2 to the body, 1 to the head.

~I stopped & got gas before going to Big Lots. I helped Chuck fill & bags & he helped me pick up papers from the pews. I called in payroll.

~At Goodwill, I got a desk for $8. I will use it in the dining room,I think.

~I got groceries at Walmrt, Smith's & Albertsons. I locked my keys in the Jeep & had to have Mike come unlock it for me!

~Back home, after putting away groceries & having lunch, I swept & dusted. I also did a load of laundry.

~I went out back & pulled a few weeds.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I pulled out my wool basket & made a extra large rose pin & small flower from Crabapple red wool. Also, a 5 1/2" snowflake-look doily in cotton White.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

You care for the land and water it;you enrich it abundantly. Psalm 65:9a

I got up to the church around 9:45am & found out Ms Evelyn, who had the surgery on Wednesday, had passed away on Saturday. I could barely get through the ushering duty & coffee hour without breaking down. She was a special lady & both Mike & I will miss her.

~We helped at CCW class.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Girly Hat in Ivory/Ebony to Tori in FL.

~I stopped by the Family Thrift Center(t-shirt & mini loaf pan)before heading up to the church for Prayer Shawl Ministry. Me, Anne, Lucy & Joyce spent about 1 1/2 hours crocheting/knitting & talking. I made 5 RHS Light Blue granny squares. Afterwards,I stopped at Goodwill(nothing).
~Back home, I took the beads off the t-shirt I got at the thrift store.
~I made a Cheyenne Hat in RHS Fiesta Coffee, adding a rose pin in retor Wintuk Teal.
~I went up to the church around 3:45pm to set up the table for Mother's Day with the gift bags left at the office on Thursday by the Mary Kay rep. It was only the Yuska's, Josh & me at music practice. Without the Lytle's & extra guitar or drums, I sound like crap!
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.
~I started a Ripple lap blanket in the retro Wintuk Teal, RHS Mid Brown & unknown Cream. The stripe pattern will be as follows: 3 rows T, 1 row M B, 3 rows T, 1 row C-repeat. I completed 10 rows & it looks really good!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies with Mini M&M's

~I went up to the church early to water the trees. While there, I also picked up dried leaves & twigs from around the edge of the parking lot. It all piles up on the east side near the rose garden. I also pulled some weeds. After 3 hours, I was wore out!

~Back home, after lunch, I swept the floor & did laundry. I sewed a button back on a pair of Mike's work pants. I finished a shortie Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Nouveau,adding a flower pin in RHS Cafe. I made a Girly Hat in CSS Country Blue with a Goldenrod flower.

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

~I finished the edging on the Mint/Pink round ripple & worked on scrap granny squares.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Girly Hat in Berry Blue/Coconut/Fern to Barbara in FL.

~At work,printed/folded/inserted bulletins & started the bulletins for next week. The Mary Kay rep who advertises in the newsletter brought by gift bags for Mother's Day. Each one has a lipstick, lotion(hand,face,anti-aging,etc)& a few candies. What more could most women want?! I don't wear lipstick & hardly need to use any lotion,but I will gladly eat the chocolate! Fr. Jim went to the hospital to visit Ms Evelyn,who had surgery yesterday. I gave him aprayer shawl to take along. Anne asked me to start watering the trees once a week. I thought I would do it on Monday's,but have decided either early Friday or Saturday mornings would be best. I left Peanut Butter M&M cookies in the office for the Young Adult Group meeting tonight. No,I'm too old,LOL.

~I dropped off Oatmeal cookies,half plain/half butterscotch chip,for the Napa Boys.

~Date Nite-I still need to get better at combat reloads(even though I practice at home!). I have "beep anxiety". We did something new called "Hammering". With the target at a distance of 3 yards, we fire 2 shots as fast as we can from:holster from concealment,from low-ready,from lower body(gun pointed somewhere between crotch & belly button) & aiming at the torso. Different scenarios depending on threat level. I did really good at this!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Screwdriver for tightening, tire gauge for checking pressure, weapon for personal protection-all great tools when used properly!

~Fellowship after 10am mass was wonderful!We had 13 people,including me & Fr. Jim. Lucy told us about the tour she took of Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.

~Work was good. Printed out bulletins,POP & readings for editing. I discovered Dings-fonts that make symbols from the keyboard. I made up a cheat-sheet for some,using a flower one in the bulletins!

~It is like summer!Warm, sunny,just slightly breezy. I love NM!

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I worked on scrap granny squares.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.Psalm 65:8

Mike drove me to work in the Jeep so he could see why I smell gas from it.

~At work,the office was re-keyed & 2 new security doors installed in the back offices! I paid bills, typed up 1st quarter financial reports,printing them out,along with the January financial statements,for the Vestry. I worked some on bulletins,but am still waiting on the collection summary. In the afternoon, I cleaned up old folders on the computer.
~Mike picked me up at work. He said it looked like transmission fluid was spraying on the exhaust pipes which was making the smell. He did trim, got the swamp cooler working & finished laundry!
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.
~I worked on the Mint/Pink round ripple lap blanket.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lap Blanket

Lap blanket in Earth & Sky(Goodwill), medium & dark brown(donated by Mom).

~Big Lots(suprisingly,nothing!),then load bags at the food pantry. On to Goodwill(again,nothing!),then Family Thrift Center(hah!,skirt & T-shirt). Target for unmentionables.
~I got groceries(and new bath towels!) at WMS & Smith's.
~Back home,put away groceries, lunch, make bacon.
~I made a Kalispell Hat in RHS Cornmeal/unknown Brick Heather.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper. I had ham & cheese.
~I worked on scrap granny squares.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Start of another collection?

Old grater as wall decor in the kitchen(.59 at the Family Thrift Center). I think I will keep an eye out for other old kitchen utensils.

~I started a Beaded Band Hat in unknown Light Periwinkle Heather/Bright Pastels.

~I made an announcement at church about needing more people for coffee hour & ushering.

~Back home, I swept the floor & finished the Beaded Band hat.

~Back to church for 4:30pm service. It is so uplifting with the music & kids on tambourines & maracas!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Chocolate brownies baked in muffin tins.

~I attended Daughters of the King,then had lunch with Susan at Just Muffin Around. The Green Chile Stew was awesome,but the Green Chile Cheddar corn muffin looked better than it tasted. I stopped at Michael's for safety pins.

~Back home, I made a Roseburg Hat in LB CottonEase Azalea with a flower pin in unknown silver-gray while watching XMen.

~I attended music practice. The outside wall banner announcing the church services has arrived! I picked up bulletins leftover from the wedding.

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

~I worked on the Mint/Pink round ripple while we watched XMen 3.