Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Delta Sandbar/Sienna to Hillary in LA.

~At work,I got the bulletins done by 11am. I spent the rest of the afternoon working on tranferring numbers from the big red book to a spreadsheet for the stewardship committee. At the last minute, I remembered I hadn't made the October bulletin board calender, so I completed that just before leaving. We gave away 16 bags at the food pantry.

~I made a Boa Scarf in unknown Vanilla/fun fur Tutti Fruitti.

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

~I got a call from the dr's office about my bloodwork. My vitamin D levels are too high & I have been asked to stop all supplements that contain it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Roseburg Hat in Cactus/Woodlawn Salsa to Mark in TX.

~I fasted from last night to this morning to get bloodwork done. I arrived at the clinic at 7:05am, was the first in line & was home by 7:25am. Boy,was the mocha & omelet wrap good!

~Mike was working on his Bronco this morning,so he drove me to work in my Jeep. He came back about 5 minutes later, having forgotten that he was going to help me with the last of the newsletters! We got them done in no time. Deacon Sam did Wednesday mass,but didn't stay for coffee hour. I mailed bills & worked on stewardship letters & pledge cards.

~Date Nite: I wore my "skirt rig" to practice, since it is how I dress 3-4 days a week. I wasn't much slower this way than with my "pants rig". After warming up, we did weak-hand drills. I used the heel of my boot to rack my slide! I plan to practice this way every 4-6 weeks. I'm glad to know it works!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so."
--Adolph Hitler, April 11, 1942

~Fr. Jim came into work at 9am to go over the last few edits on the 10/03 bulletins, making suggestions for additional information. He gave me his house key & itinerary. Fr. Dan met him at the office to go to the conference together. I printed out the newsletter, got them all stapled & about half of them folded/taped/stamped/addressed. I loaded 13 bags at the Food Pantry. I gassed my Jeep before heading home.

~Yesterday, I noticed a red stain on my light blue-gray cargo pants,so I sprayed/washed them. The stain is still there & I have no idea what it is! I think I will try to dye them darker gray with black dye. I've never done it before, but I'm willing to try!

~Mike got off at his regular time! I made him a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

~I made a Boa Scarf in Patons Carmen Ebony/unknown medium brown.

~I finished the Sunflower Diamond Prauer shawl. It's beautiful!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scarf & Hat Sold!!

Girly Hat in Sunwashed/Orchid/Fern sold to Nancy in PA
Boa Scarf in Jewels/Turquoise sold to Blanca in FL

~Happy Birthday to ME!!
~I went up to the church to call in payroll, then left for my dr's appointment. Nothing is wrong, just an annual physical, a script for a mammogram & orders for bloodwork. This is a new dr for me & I like him. He's a gun guy!
~I went back to work around 11:30am. Fr Jim & Ms Jeannine sang "Happy Birthday" to me & gave me a card, small chocolate cake & a pair of silver dangle earrings. They are so sweet! I made edits to the newsletters, printed out rough drafts of 10/03 bulletins & drafted a new Parish Census form,which will be placed in the newsletter.
~Back home, I made a pan of chocolate brownies.
~Mike closed the store,with his highest number of invoices to date!
~I worked on the Sunshine Diamond prayer shawl at the dr's office & in the evening. Looks like one more days work & it will be done.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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

NM rain

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I dropped off Chocolate Oatmeal PB Chip cookies for Jason & Bryan.

~I attended 10:30am mass.

~I took Jake & Penny up to the church for the Blessing of the Animals. They did okay until a little yappy dog, whose owner let it yap without correction,came. It yapped throughthe whole service!

~I took Jake & Penny down to Napa to meet Jason & Bryan.

~We helped out at CCW class.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Durango Hat in Savannah Red/Chocolate Truffles to Autumn in OR.

~I spent the morning on the computer, cleaning up patterns & working on a Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Enchanted Forest, adding a rose pin in Empire Gold wool.

~I gave Jake & Penny a brushing.

~I went up to the church early to load bags at the Food Pantry, but the shelves hadn't been stocked,though I was told the shopping would be done. I picked up trash around the bushes & attended music practice. I showed Janelle how to finish off the blankets & shawls she made.

~Back home, I fixed the ends on 3 of Janelle's shawls/blankets.

~We had chicken bacon cheese wraps for supper & watched "Prince of Persia". It was awesome!!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Zucchini Coconut Muffinette

~I made a batch of Chocolate Oatmeal cookies with Peanut Butter chips. I packaged up 2 dozen for Convention. I used, what I thought was a candy pan(shallow 24-count Wilton pan),put it made perfect cookies! I made 2 cookie sheets in that size, one 24-count of mini muffin size & there was enough dough leftover for 6 regular cookies.

~I put the harness'/leashes on Jake & Penny & took them for a walk around the block,just to see how they would do for blessing on Sunday. They did pretty good!

~I dropped off the cookies at the Parish Hall & found the air on & a picture of our friend, Lori's parents on the table. I called Anne and found out Lori's step-dad had passed away & the reception was to be held in the Parish Hall. I went to the office & sent out bulletin emails, which I forgot on Thursday & printed out a map to the Hunter residence.

~At Goodwill, I found Mike a winter cover shirt, a blue leather belt for me & a package of misc cards.

~At the Family Thrift Center, I got a skirt(1/2-price!) & a tweed blazer.

~I got to the Hunter's on time at 1:30pm,even though I got slightly lost on the way. I was there for a while, learning waht to do for Callie cat(who I never saw!), the watering system for the outside bushes & the alarm system.

~I attended the reception for Lori's step-father.

~Mike closed the store. I made him PB/AB wrap for supper.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wedding Basket

Gifted to us by Anne Malmstrom for our Blessing.

~It rained off & on all night.

~Four different bulletins to print/fold/insert,so I wasn't done with them until 1:30pm. I also helped with displaying the new church frontal & lectern cover. It's beautiful! I printed out a rough drafts of the October newsletter and typed up stewardship form letters.

~Date Nite-Drills involving keeping finger off trigger while in low-ready(aiming at a place just below BG's feet) & combat reloading. I am getting better & better at reloading!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Worth defending

1.All guns are ALWAYS loaded.
2.Never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy.
3.Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4.Be sure of your target.

~Mike got called into work.

~I worked on a little bit of everything today: bulletins for a memorial service & Blessing of the Animals, typing up sample letters for the stewardship drive, mailing out bills. It started raining hard around 2:30pm with it coming in the window & door in Fr Jim's office. I went to the Parish Hall kitchen & grabbed towels to help mop it up. I then brought over a box fan from the Food Pantry room to help dry the carpet.

~Back home, it is still raining! There was some rain on the floor in the hallway,under the swamp cooler airvent.

~I finished the Moda Dea Ticker Tape Pink Passion Artisan scarf. It is soft & pretty!

~Mike closed the store. I made him PB/AB wrap for supper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Fiesta Coffee/Teal Green sold to Mary in AR

~Mike went early to pick up parts to fix the brakes on my Jeep. He drove me to work so he could get the oil changed, too.

~At work, I edited bulletins, Pop & worked on the newsletter. Fr Jim & Ms Jeannine asked me to feed their cat, Callie, while they are gone on vacation.

~I worked on the Ticker Tape Pink Passion Artisan scarf.

~We had Church's Chicken for supper. They no longe carry creamy jalapeno sauce, so I had mine with Caesar dressing. It was pretty good!

~We attended the Vestry meeting.

~I worked on the Diamond Sunshine prayer shawl.

Monday, September 20, 2010

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, Psalm 67:1

~I stopped at Big Lots(bleach & plastic spoons)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I also picked up bulletins.

~Mike & I planned an all-day shopping trip to look for bras(I HATE it!), but found some at Walmart that fit PERFECTLY!! I was so excited!!

~I dropped Mike off at home then went back out to Goodwill where I found a little jug that says "Mountain Dew" on it,like a moonshine jug. The cool thing is on the bottom,someone had written "Great Smoky Mountains-1959". It's neat to think of someone from NM going to TN & how different the 2 places are. I didn't find anything at the Family Thrift Center.

~We did laundry & I started a Diamond Prayer Shawl in Caron Sunshine. It is certainly a cheerful color!

~I made a Sedona Hat in RHS Ranch Red/Autumn Sunset fun fur band. It's adorable!

~We had pizza for supper.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Flower & Fan Hexagon doily in Natural/Bridal Blue from a 1980's digest-size magazine.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~Mike & I went to 10:30am mass & enjoyed coffee afterwards. I did a practice reading for being a Lector & need to slow down & enunciate.

~Back home, I read the Sunday paper & made Mexicorn Muffins.

~I started a small doily called "Whirlwind" in Spring Green.

~We attended 4:30pm service. There were only 8 of us! We enjoyed fellowship & the potluck meal.

~Back home, I continued working on the Whirlwind doily, but found I will have to make the last round in a different color.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Orange Craisin Coconut Bars

~At 9am,I attended the Quarterly Parish Planning Meeting, along with 4 others. We were done by 9:45am. I picked up a Prayer Shawl & a skein of Caron One Pound Sunshine Yellow, which is sure to brighten someone's day when made into a Prayer Shawl.

~Mike & I went yardsaling for about an hour. I picked up an Anchor Hocking glass that has measurements in ounces,along with ingredients for cocktail drinks. It is the inspiration for a gift basket for the Gift War.

~Back home, I made a Black Forest Dump Cake for Sunday Potluck & a tray of Spinach Devil Eggs for the tea this afternoon.

~At 1pm, I attended a Fif-Tea-Ith Birthday party for Anne. It was fun! I left the Prauer Shawl for Mark's co-worker,who is battling breast cancer.

~I attended music practice.

~We had Carl's Jr for supper.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Same Rights

~Even though he's on vacation, Mike went into work today.

~I watered the trees & finished weeding the west 20 at church.

~I went to 3 trhift stores & found nothing. I did get a book & dress hangers at 2 yardsales which just happened to be on the way between the post office(mailed off the Prayer Shawl to AL)& Albertson's.

~Back home, I made Turtle Brownies. I picked up some milk chocolate brownie mix at the grocery store, a different brand than I normally use, & they aren't as "fudgey". I'll try the dark chocolate ones next time. I also made a Spinach Sausage casserole for Sunday's potluck.

~I took the Turtle Brownies down to the Napa Boys.

~Mike closed the store. I made him a PB/AB wrap for supper.

~I added 5 more squares to the Stained Glass granny lap blanket.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Birthday Turtles!

Lauren received "Jonina"

Allison received "Clementine"

~At work,after a few edits, I printed,folded/inserted bulletins & worked on the Deacon's Mass bulletins for October 3. We gave away 18 bags at the Food Pantry.
~Back home, I iced the chocolate brownies for the range boys.
~Date Nite-lots of people there,so we just did drills. I am better at first shot time & reloading.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! Psalm 66:2

NM sunrise

~At work, I mailed off bills,then enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday morning service ladies. Those that tried the Pumpkin Bran Muffinettes liked them, though I thought they weren't sweet enough. We are still having problems with the fire alrm system,with the suecurity & phone people both saying it's the others problem! In the afternoon, Fr. Jim had a meeting,which was still going when I left.

~We went to Allison & Lauren's 21st Birthday party. They both received Turtles!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


L to R: Jean, me, Chuck, Darrel, Jack, Norm, Tom & Anne

~Normal work stuff-bulletins, HHW flyers. We did get a letter in the mail from Alabama requesting a prayer shawl.

~I made a special-order Durango Hat in LB Vannas Choice Pearl Mist.

~Mike closed the store. We had PB/AB wraps for supper.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lap Blanket

Stained Glass granny square lap blanket for the VA Hospital via St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~A stop at Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags for the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll.

~I mailed off a package at the post office(naked!) then went to the Big Lots downtown. I got some juice boxes for the church nursery(DoK takes care of the snacks),a box of brownie mix(the last one!).

~I used a 40%-off coupon to to a skein of Vannas Choice Pearl Mist for a special-order hat. Then, across the street for four skeins of Bernat Alpaca, one each color of Ebony, Indigo, Fern & Tomato, for the same special-order.

~Back home, I made a batch of Pumpkin Bran muffinettes & swept the floors.

~I made the first of 5 special-order Durango Hats in Bernat Alpaca "Ebony". This yarn is super soft,but makes me itch!

~Mike closed the store.

~I added the last 5 green squares to the Rainbow granny lap blanket & edged it in Black. It is gorgeous!

Sunday post-written on Monday


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

~I made Bacon/Ranch/Green Pea pasta salad & Spinach Devil Eggs for the church picnic.

~I dropped off Triple Peanut Butter cookies for Bryan & Jason.

~I attended the church picnic. Only 43 at the 11:30am service & a few other showing up a little later for the picnic. I came in 2nd at Croquet! It was a fun time!!

~Mike & I helped at CCW class.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Always be aware of your surroundings.
Keep your eyes open to USO(unusual-suspicious-out of the ordinary).

~Mike left his phone at home, so I dropped it off before heading to the Family Thrift Center. I got a metal napkin holder & a bag of wooden clothespins(you'll find out why later).

~I spent 2 hours at Prayer Shawl Ministry with Anne Malmstrom. I joined together 10 Stained Glass granny squares.

~Back home, I made a Sedona hat with the crown being RHS Lavender, the sides being LB Homespun Windsor(lavender,medium blue & cool green) with a stripe & flower pin in Lavender. I started a Boa Scarf in Trendsetter Vintage Jewels/Wintuk Turquoise Teal.

~I attended music practice & loaded 3 music stands in my Jeep for the picnic tomorrow.

~I finished the Boa Scarf.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing. Psalm 65:13

~At the church, I watered the trees, swept up leaves & got most of the weeds pulled from the "west 20".

~I went to Goodwill,but didn't find anything. At Dollar Tree, I got 2 pairs of trouser socks, a 3-pack of microfiber face scrubbies & 2 skeins of Caron Rhapsody, one each Cranberry Mist & Charcoal. They are just 2oz each, but that's enough to make most of my hat patterns.

~Back home, I made Triple Peanut Butter cookies(chunky peanut butter with mini Reese's Pieces). I took some down to the Napa Boys. The boy next door was working on his truck, so I took him a small plate.

~After sweeping up the Penny-hairball, I made a Roseburg Hat in RHS Hunter Green with a flower pin in RHS White. It's a St. Patrick's Day hat!

~I started adding greens to the Rainbow granny lap blanket.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Dark Ivy/Dark Navy(not pictured-made a substitution after sale) sold to Alan in TX.
Roseburg Hat in Denim Heather/Cafe sold to Georgette in ND.

~A few minor edits to the bulletins,then had them printed/folded/inserted by 11am. I worked some on other bulletins, email lists,calenders. I didn't make a note of how many bags we gave away at the Food Pantry. The fire alarm guy came by with a problem in the system that I passed along to those who know more than me.
~Back home, I made bacon & emptied the dishwasher.
~Date Nite: After warming up, we had a competition shoot. Out of 12 shooters, Mike came in 3rd, I was eliminated in the first final round. It seemed like a waste of time,as I didn't learn anything new.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Poppin Fresh Doughboy cookie jar-a gift from my Mom!

~I mailed out bills, enjoyed fellowship at Coffee Hour, worked on bulletins & updated my email list. Busy all day!

~I found a new PCP & made an appoinment for a physical,mainly so I can get a prescription for a mammogram.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap. I had a hotdog cheese wrap.

~I added a button to the Dark Navy Durango Hat & added the last of the blues to the Rainbow granny blanket.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hat & Scarf Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Camo/Blaze sold to Bettina in KY.
Boa Scarf in Mossy Greens sold to Connie in OR.

~The Bonahooms were already at the office when I arrived,doing collection summaries. They both said we had bulletins at last-years picnic. When I pulled it up on the computer, it looked like a regular 10:30am bulletin,which makes no sense,because we won't be taking prayer books or hymnals to the park! So,I spent the morning basicly making a bulletin,adding 4 extra pages,with the text of the readings,psalm,order of mass along with the normal announcements,collection summary,calender,etc. I will be adding one small insert with the words of the opening & closing hymn,which us 4:30pm singers will lead. I wrote a few letters, worked on other bulletins & PoP.
~I finished the ILTY Dark Navy Durango hat,but still need to add buttons.
~Mike closed the store. We had PB/AB wraps for supper. We like the Knudsen's no-sugar-added apple butter.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Spinach Devilled Eggs

~Mike is working today,but the 10-4 schedule like Sunday.

~I left the house at 8:15am to get a parking space at the Family Thrift Center for the 1/2-price sale. I ended up with 9 shirt(different styles), a necklace, a mousepad & a pair of black opera gloves(for costuming). It was fun!

~Back home, I dusted & swept.

~I made a Roseburg hat in unknown Dark Navy/unknown Barn Red. I also worked on the Rainbow granny lap blanket.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Self Defense

I am a huge fan of law enforcement officers,but,they can't be everywhere all the time,so it is up to us to protect ourselves!

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I took some Orange Craisin coconut bars to Jason & Bryan at Napa.

~I attended 10:30am mass & helped Mell with ushering & coffee hour. Afterwards, I went through the church,picking up bulletins & placing pledge envelopes in the pews.
~I made a Boa Scarf in Frank's Crafts Yellow/Patons Evita(confetti)Brazil. I call this scarf "Gone Bananas".
~I attended 4:30pm mass,bringing zucchini breads & making coffee. Mike came,too!

Saturday, September 4, 2010



~I attended Daughters of the King. While we were there, Scott & his son,who help maintain the growns, had the lawnmower send a small rock into the window of a parish hall door. It is double pane,so it only spider-webbed the outside window. I call both the Jr. Warden(gone rock-climbing) & the Treasurer to let them know. Chuck is gone on vacation, so I went ahead & loaded the Food Pantry bags.

~I made a toddler hat using the Sedona Hat pattern, but only 5 rounds on the crown before starting the sides,in Jiffy Baby Blue/unknown Brown/Patons Diana Taupe. It's adorable!

~I attended music practice,leving a bit early.

~I went to Sara & Patrick's for a Labor Day cookout. I brought cole slaw,Sun chips & Orange Craisin coconut bars. Mike came around 5:20pm,after he got off work. It was a fun evening!

Friday, September 3, 2010

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

~At the church, I watered the trees,swept up dead leaves & pulled some weeds from the "west 20".

~I went to both Goodwill & the Family Thrift Center & found NOTHING!

~I got a few groceries at Albertson's,forgetting to scan my Community Partners tag.

~Back home, swiffered the dog hair & started a load of laundry. I then took a plate of Oatmeal Raisin cookies down to the Napa Boys.

~I finished the load of laundry, made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Baroque with a fuzzy Silver Gray rose pin.

~Mike closed the store. I made him a PB/AB wrap for supper.

~I worked on the Rainbow Blocks granny lap blanket, adding from the Blues bag.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Handwoven basket rescued from the thrift store displaying handmade potholders rescued from an estate sale.

~We moved everything from the back rooms to the right order.

~Printed/folded/inserted bulletins,made posters for the Parish Picnic & taped them to the doors. Attended the St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting with a talk on prayer beads in worship. I won a door prize of a vase of flowers. All 20 bags of groceries were given away at the food pantry.

~Date Nite: After warming up, we shot on the move, going forward & shooting at multiple targets. The keys are: drop your bottom down & walk heel-to-toe to make a stable platform of your upper body, shoot at 3-5 yards for more accuracy & stay at the same speed. After the break, we did timed shooting of 3, 4 & 5 shots at 3 yards. My fastest first shot was 1.57 seconds,a new record for me! Also,this is the one-year anniversary of our Defensive Handgun Technique class.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Zucchini Craisin snack cake

~Work-edit bulletins,PoP. Coffee Hour.

~Mike had an actual day off! I made him a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

~I started a new lap blanket in granny squares. I made a solid square in each of the 7 "purples" that I had. I will next add from my "blues" bag.