Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Criminals are cowards. They target those whom they think won't fight back-seniors,disabled,females. Mr. Gene,a member of our "Date Nite" crew,is in his upper 70's & has neurological balance problems. He is one of the best shots in the class & is my hero!!

~ Normal work stuff,bulletins,PoP.

~When I got home,my phone had a weird message on it,something about inserting a card. Then,it just went dead!

~Mike fixed my phone! I made him a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Candy Apple/Caron Pounder Dark Iris.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lap Blanket

Color Block lap blanket for the VA Hospital via the Prayer Shawl Ministry

~I helped Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry & called in payroll. Fr. Jim showed me pictures of the Rock Wall climb yesterday. He will put them up on the website.

~I went to Goodwill,but didn't find anything.

~I made Chocolate Brownies(will add chocolate icing later) & bacon. I swept the floors.

~I made a Roseburg Hat in Taupe/Rust & used the last of the skein on a 4-round Color Block square.

~Mike closed the store.

~I worked on the Painted Desert/Windsor Blue round ripple blanket.

You crown the year with your bounty,and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11

Sunday,the 29th
~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I went to the church early for the Pancake Fundraiser.

~After ushering at the 10:30am service, I changed clothes to help with the Rock Wall/Community Outreach day. I mainly just helped to keep the kids entertained. It was a fun day!

~Mike met me at church for 4:30pm service.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Crochet Hooks Sold!

I sold a lot of Susan Bates crochet hooks(I prefer Boye)to Kerri in AZ

~I did a load of laundry, wrote thank-you notes, swept the floor and made Orange Craisin Coconut Bars.

~I finished the Green Garland of Blossoms scarf & also used the Green on a Sedona Hat with Light Grey stripes.

~I attended music practice.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Kitchen Wall

Orange-red enamelware pan adds a nice pop of color on the "Drumskin" wall.

~It has rained twice this week in the NE Heights,soI don't have to water the trees this morning.

~I went to the Family Thrift Center, taking a bag of clothes,magazines & recycled plastic bags(it's what they use instead of purchasing plastic bags). There, I got 2 T-shirts, a pair of earrings & a long-sleeve cover shirt. It is blue/olive/cream paisley,my favorite print! I also went to Goodwill, but didn't find anything.

~Back home, I made a batch of Oatmeal Raisin cookies. They taste good,but are a little dry. But,after freezing/thawing,they will be more moist.

~I took Chocolate Jubilees up to the Napa Boys.

~I started joining flowers for a Garland of Blossoms scarf in unknown Green.

~DHT class-Students were better tonight.

Thursday, the 26th


~After a few minor edits,the bulletins were printed/folded/inserted. I finished up the name tags for Sunday. I left work early at 1pm, mailing the newsletters on the way home.

~DHT Class-8 students & 3 helpers. The class doesn't seem very enthusiastic. 2 more helpers came later. I enjoy teaching.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shield Yourself

The difference between being a victim or being the victor

~Mike came with me to work to help fold/tape/stamp/address the newsletters.

~I worked on name tags for Sunday & enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday mass crowd. I mailed bills.

~Date Nite: Moved to tonight due to Defensive Handgun Technique class Thu/Fri. We had only 6 people, so shot on the move with an orange contruction barrel as concealment. Also,multiple targets,weak hand shooting, moving backwards at an angle. Very informative evening!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Earth/Clove Bud sold to Jennifer in CA

~It rained most of the night,so I don't have to water the church trees on Friday.

~At work, I edited bulletins, typed up letters, made the final edits on the September newsletter before printing it out. I got all the newsletters(170)stapled & worked on the name badges. Fr. Jim liked his horseshoe nail Chi Rho pendant I gavehim for his 25th anniversary.

~I dropped off mail & fueled up the Jeep before coming home.

~I made a Sedona Hat in RH Hokey Pokey "Light Plum" & a mesh scarf using the rest of the skein.

~Mike closed the store.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Prayer Shawl

In cream yarn,donated by Karen,using a slightly modified version of ABC Knitting Patterns Gradient Color Shawl

~I got a text from Mike around 7:45am saying his new days off are Wed/Thurs,instead of Tues/Wed.

~I stopped by Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I picked up bulletins from the pews & sorted mail.

~At Goodwill, I got a skirt, a shirt & a little tin that looks like a house.

~At the downtown Big Lots, I got the last three 6-pack glucosomine drinks.

~Back home, I did laundry & swept the floors.

~I finished the Square Cat in RHS Aran Fleck/Mid Brown. It's name is "Porgy". I also made a Sedona Hat in RHS ARan Fleck/Mid Brown.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

You drench its furrows and level its ridges;you soften it with showers and bless its crops. Psalm 65:10

Wagner Farm

~Mike & I got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I went to church early to be there for the coffee hour after the 8am service. Tuesday is Fr. Jim's 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood & there was a celebration planned. He was given a turquoise cross by the parish. I stayed for the 10:30am service,where Bishop-elect Vono attended. Only Fr. Jim,Ms Jeannine & I knew about it,so it was a surprise to everyone else. He was very nice.

~Back home, I did a couple loads of laundry.

~We helped out at CCW class.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Last day of assembly

We opened at 9am with meeting the Junior Daughters from St. John's Cathedral,Abq. We had a short break,followed by a healing service.

I attended the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Ice Cream Social.

Friday,the 20th

Nave at Hope in the Desert looks to the east Sandia Mountains

I attended the Daughters of the King Assembly,held at Hope in the Desert. We had a business meeting,mass,lunch(hosted by our St. Mary's chapter)and a speaker. It was great fun!

~I made a Durango Hat in RHS Fleck Aran.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Back Yard

Flowers in our back yard that just sprung up on their own!

~Only a few small edits on the bulletins,with a note from Ms. Jeannine about Fr. Jim's 25th Anniversary to his Ordination to the Priesthood. It has a been a secret that we are celebrating between the two morning masses this Sunday. He will be so surprised! We gave all 20 bags at the Food Pantry this week, 2 yesterday & 18 today.
~I dropped off Scotcheroos for the Napa Boys.
~Date Nite:There were only 6 of us,so we got a lot of one-on-one training,learning to loosen our grips, & being smooth & fast.

I'm back!

My parents arrived in town from KY on Wednesday,the 11th. Mike picked them up from the airport & brought them by the office,just in time for Coffee Hour.

Thursday,Dad took me to work so he & Mom could have access to the Jeep. They went to thrift stores. Dad joined Mike & me for Date Nite. He was impressed!

Friday, Dad helped me water trees at the church while Mom sat in the shade,enjoying the breeze. After lunch, we went to anantique store.

Saturday afternoon, Mom & Dad came with me to music practice. They didn't know I could sing,but neither did I until a few weeks ago.

Sunday, Mike took the day off & we all went to 10:30am mass. We spent the rest of the afternoon making food for the reception. Mom & Dad stood up for us while we had our civil marriage blessed. Turnout was great,with people from church,Mike's work & Date Nite. I sang "Here I Am To Worship" during communion with Lauren Lytle as backup. It was a great time. It rained twice that afternoon.

Monday, Mom & Dad came with me to the office while I called in Payroll. We then went to The Palm,where Mom got a necklace/ring/bracelet set in Spiderweb turquoise. I got a purple inlay ring.

Tuesday, I went to work. Mom & Dad picked up the jewelry they had left at the Palms for cleaning. We had Susan, Anne, Mike & Wyatt over for supper. I attended Vestry Meeting.

Wedneaday, I went to work & Mike took Mom & Dad to the airport. It was an AWESOME week!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Modern Flapper Hat in Seattle Haze/Champagne Tickle
Winter Confetti Hat in Fall Leaves

~Both of the above hats were sold to Abby in DE.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Family Fun!

~ Mike took me to work so he could use the Jeep to pick up mom & dad from the airport. They came by the office about 10:45am. I am so happy they are here! They stayed for coffee hour then went home. I paid bills, worked on bulletins/PoP & the newsletter.

~Mom was napping when I got home,but dad was reading the August newsletter. He was surprised when I told him I put it together.

~I worked on the Painted Desert round ripple.

~Mom & Dad went to Smith's for groceries.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Hot Blue/Sienna sold to Jessica in PA
Special-order Sedona Hat in Black/Hot Red sold to Maretta in CT.

~At work, I did the normal editing of bulletins & typed thank-you letters. I worked on the newsletter. Ms Edla came by with the final count numbers on the school supplies.
~At home, I made Scotcheroos & vacuumed the floor.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Hashbrown Casserole
~I stopped at Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load food bags. I also helped Ms Edla sort the collected school supplies into 2 piles.
~At Goodwill, I got an orange enamelware pan & a package of red paper saucers,both 59cents each. I didn't find anything at the Family Thrift Center.
~Back home, I cleaned the front bath & moved all our stuff to the back bath.
~I made a Cheyenne Hat in unknown (from Anne Malmstroms stash) heather light brown/gray/sienna Delta Sandbar(my name for it) with a Sienna rose pin.
~Mike actually came home at the regular time of 4:30pm! I made him a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.
~I finished the Cream granny triangle shawl.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lap Blanket

Tart Sweeties lap blanket

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I dropped off some Ginger Coconut Bars for Jason & Bryan.

~I attended 10:30am service,where I ushered & hosted coffee hour. I also helped Ms. Edla with the school supplies.

~Back home, I made a hashbrown casserole for the potluck tonight.

~I went early to church to help decorate for Josh's going-away potluck after the service.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain,for so you have ordained it.Psalm 65:9b

Ghost Ranch

~I attended Daughters of the King. I am now the vice-president.

~Back home, I swept the floors & dusted the dining room stuff.

~I started a doily called "Flower & Fan Hexagon" in off-white & dusty blue.

~I attended music practice.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Not quite sure...

I think this is supposed to be a rustic Christmas Tree with the star cutouts. It is also hollow,so you could put a tealite under it. It sits in the front bath because it goes with the "cabin in the woods" feel. 59cents at Goodwill.

~I went to the "downtown" Big Lots for glucosomine,then to Dollar Tree.

~Back home, I spent all day cleaning everything that could be cleaned in the kitchen. I'm tired!

~I made a special-order Sedona Hat in RHS Black/RHS Hot Red.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fight back!

"Every man dies,not every man really lives."-William Wallace
~Very few edits on the bulletins!I got them printed/folded/inserted. Fr. Jim & I both worked on the website,uploading picture for the different ministries. The Brothers of the Hood came in & did some work on the back doors & mowed the yard. 14 bags were given away at the food pantry. Julie liked her hat!
~I dropped off S'more Bars for the Napa Boys & passed out invites to our Blessing on the 15th.
~Date Nite: There were only 9 "gunslingers", so we did alot of relays. I was consistantly under 2 seconds on my first shot placements,with short 2nd-shot reset times,too! We did pivot shooting(standing with backs to targets,turning & shooting and standing side-ways to the target & turning just the upper body to shoot),which tasks more practice because it is "multi-tasking". I had under 3 second reloads,too! It has been about 10 months since the Defensive handgun Techniques class & I've come a long way,baby!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

S'more Brownie with recipe!

S'more Brownies

Bake chocolate brownies($1 at Big lots) in 9x13 pan according to directions. I line the pan with aluminum foil & spray with PAM for easier cutting.

When brownies are done, turn oven to Broil. Sprinkle hot brownies with miniature marshmallows, FiberOne Caramel Delight cereal & semi-sweet chocolate chips. Broil a few minutes until marshmallows are brownish. Cool completely. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan & cut. Best served at room temperature. These are quick & easy and "kinda" homemade,LOL!

~At the office, I finished the Stephen Ministry badges, paid bills, enjoyed fellowship & attended a Food Fair meeting. In the afternoon, I worked on bulletins & showed Fr. Jim how to do some stuff on the computer. He thinks I'm a genius! Who would have thought that all the time I "wasted" on the computer would actully become very useful!

~Mike actually had the whole day off! After PT,he mowed the yard & did a few more chores.

~We had pizza for supper.

~I wrked on the Painted Desert round ripple.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Prayer Shawl

Diamond Prayer Shawl in Dark Navy

~Mike had PT early,then got called into work(yes,it's his day off). I don't know what time he went.
~At church, I worked on bulletins(for the next 3 weeks!). In the afternoon, I designed Stephen Ministry name badges. I got the template made & will get the sticky-tape off the old holders for reuse.
~I worked on the Cream shawl.
~Mike closed the store.

Monday, August 2, 2010

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

NM monsoon season

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. They had white bagels on the bakery rack for $1.29,so we got 2 packages for the doggies.

~I dropped off S'more Brownies at Napa for Ryan & Bryan. It seems to be Bryans favorite!

~I attended 10:30 mass.

~Back home, I started on Julies Durango Hat in RHS Carrot.

~Mike & I attended CCW class. There were alot of "Date Nite" guys there,so I helped with the revolver qualifying.

~I fueled up the truck & made a stop at Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load food bags. I also called in payroll.

~At Goodwill, I got a 3-tier rusty "Christmas Tree". At Family Thrift Center, I got a bead bracelet & a teaball.

~Back home, I made Bahama Mama Bars & bacon. I also did some cleaning.

~I finished Julies Carrot Durango Hat & started a Sedona Hat with the leftovers.

~I got my teeth cleaned. There was more scrapping than I expected! I don't have to go back for 6 moths.

~I finished the Carrot Sedona Hat, adding Buff tan stripes & small flower.

~Mike closed the store.

~I worked on the Painted Desert round ripple.