Monday, January 31, 2011

The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Psalm 77:17

"Blue Jet" lightning

~I helped Chuck load 16 bags at the Food Pantry, called in payroll, dropped off mail at Susan's house, got a skein of CSS Grey Heather at Hobby Lobby, got Cokes at Albertsons & 2 Tshirts & a denim vest at Goodwill.

~Back home, I made Granola Muffins, did a load of laundry & made a Girly hat in CSS Grey Heather/Turquoise.

~It started snowing around 3:30pm, heavy wet flakes.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

~I made 3 more Tropical Granny squres & joined them to the lap blanket.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Girly hat in Brushed Nickle/Garnet to Tabitha in IL

~I got up earlier than usual so i can get everything done before early service.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~After putting groceries away, I made Spinach Devil Eggs & Apple Craisin pecan salad for the Annual Meeting Potluck.

~I attended 9:30 am service, helping Norm take up the lelments.

~I took the minutes at the Annual Meeting. With 3 Vestry positions open & 3 nominees, Mike got on without having to give a speech.

~Back home, I made a Girly Hat in CSS Berry Blue/Cream.

~I attended 4:30pm service with Mike.

~I made Mike a PB/AB wrap for supper.

~We watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We had seen it before, but this time I stayed awake for it all,lol.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Blondies with Chocolate Chips

~I did laundry & swept the floors(twice!) thenspent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I made a Garland of Blossoms scarf in CSS Rose Violet & a Barstow Hat in CSS Lilac/White.

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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Actions speak louder than words

~I started early with chores, sweeping the floors, vacuuming the rugs and cleaning the front door & patio door glass. The doggies make a lot of slobber(eww)!

~I went to the Family Thrift Center & Goodwill, but didn't find anything. Two shirts I tried on didn't hang right.

~Mike got off work at 12pm. We helped out at DHT class. I spent most of my time with one lady. It was a good group in this class.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Meadow/Poppy to Diana in TN

~Mike drove me to work. I started the bulletins for Feb 6, before Ms. Jeannine came in for edits on the Jan 30 bulletin. With only one service, it went quickly & I hade them printed/folded inserted in no time! I helped Fr. Jim with more computer stuff(I''m now Tech Support, LOL). After lunch, we went on a "Road Trip" to purchase the typewriter for the office. It is just like the one Fr. Jim brought from home. I'm so excited! Mike came & picked me up at 1pm.

~We attended Defensive handgun Technique class as "Student Instructors". We have a class of 4 ladies/4 guys,which is a good number. This class seems more enthusiastic then the last two. They all did pretty good. I will be working one-on-one with one lady tomorrow to build her confidence.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You are radiant with light,more majestic than mountains rich with game. Psalm 76:4

San Mateo Mountains, New Mexico

~Mike drove me to work early so we could finish the newsletters. Ms. Jeannine came in for edits to the Annual Report. I got them all printed & stapled. I was thinking I would have to come in Saturday to do the! Mike came & picked me up.

~We went to Office Max to look at electric typewriters. I am authorized to pick one for use in the office. We found one similiar to the one Fr. Jim brought in from home. We will most likely take a "road trip" tomorrow to pick it up!

~I made a Cheyenne hat in LB Homespun Wildfire & worked on the Tropical granny lap blanket.

~We had grilled hot dog wraps for supper & watched Percy jackson & the Olympians Lightning Thief. It was good visually, but the acting was not real good.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hat sold!!

I sold a Bottineau Hat in Granite Dust/Volcanic Ash to Noah in AL

~At the office, I got the newsletter printed out & a few stapled. I worked on the bulletin, just one this week for the combined service. I got a rought draft of the Annual Meeting report ready for editing,too!

~I dropped off Peanut Butter Crispies for the Napa Boys.

~Back home, I cooked up a batch of bacon & started a Granny Square lap blanket with Swimming Pool Green, Vanilla Ice Cream, Orange Crush & Sunshine yellow. It is very tropical!

~We had bacon cheeseburgers for supper & watched "Outlander". It was pretty good.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Mahagony/Cinnabar sold to Joanie in IL

Cheyenne Hat in Sassy Lilac/Lemon Twist sold to Linda in SC

~I swept the floor before leaving the house & going to the Family Thrift Center. I was there only an hour,so only got to look about half the store. I didn't find anything!

~At 10am, I went up to the office to make edits on the newsletter.

~I got a few groceries at Lomas Albertsons(they don't have our applebutter!), got Tyvec envelopes at Staples & did find the apple butter at Candelaria Albertson's.

~Back home, I had Pumpkin Sausage soup & honey wheat pretzels for lunch & made a Kalispell Hat in Caron Dazzleaire Silver Sparkle with a pink/black ribbon & finished a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Black/Multi.

~Date Nite tonight due to a DHT class on Thu/Fri. Only 8 shooters, so after warmup, we practiced one-handed to get a feel for recoil. At break, I was presented a bouquet & thank-you card that read "Nothing makes a bunch of old men feel more secure than being in the presence of a well-armed woman who knows how to shoot--and who brings them COOKIES! Thanks from the rest of the Choir(what Mike & I call "Date Nite" the others call "Choir Practice"). I cried. After break, we went down range and shot multiple targets and turning to shoot.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hat sold!!

I sold a Flapper Beaning in Black/Millennium to Dana in MS

~We got groceries at Walmart(no flatbreads!) & Smith's(they had flat breads).

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service & read the first reading. I helped with Coffee Hour,too.

~Back home, I made a Sedona Hat in LB Homespun Covered Bridge Red with an edging & ruffled flower pin in vintage Caron Dazzleaire Silver Sparkle. It's so pretty!

~I attended 4:30 P.M. worship with Mike.

~We had PB/AB wraps for supper. I need to start doing product reviews.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Smokehouse/Elderberry

Special-order Sedona Hat in Black/Grey Heather

Flapper Skullcap in Violet/Black
All of the hats above sold to Jim in OH

~I decided to stay in again today. It keeps me from spending money,LOL!
~I made Scotcheroos and swept the floor. The rest of the afternoon, I crocheted. I made a Girly Hat in Winding River/Mochatini, a Boa Scarf in Fun Fur Raspberry/sport Cream & a Cheyenne Hat in RHS Fiesta Country Blue/Barn red. Music practice was cancelled.
~We had Chicken Bacon Cheese wraps for supper.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Bad guys are cowards. They will target those smaller, older & weaker than them. Even the odds!

~I spent the day at home making brownies, sweeping the floor, talking to Mom on the phone & crocheting. I made a Barstow hat in unknown Fern/CSS Grey Hether/CSS Pine. I haven't made one of this style in quite a while. A great way to use up scraps! I also made an Artisan Scarf in LB Incredible Autumn Leaves.

~We had grilled hotdog wraps for supper.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Prayer Shawl

Diamond Prayer Shawl in RHS Fiesta Country Blue for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry. Yarn purchased by Anne with donated money.

~Busy all day! Edits to the bulletins then print/fold/stuff. I helped Fr. Jim & Ms. Jeannine with downloading pictures from the internet to a thumbdrive. They both think I'm a Computer Wizard,LOL! Typed up gospel for Contemporary service, finished edits on Parish List & worked on monthly newsletter. I could have used another hour this week!

~Date Nite-Warmups followed by "feeling the gun" drills. Concentrating on recoil, shot placement, finding the sights,etc. Hammer drill-first shot 1.43, a new record!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. Psalm 74:16

Guadalupe Mountain moonrise

~Mike took me to work!

~At the office, I typed up the minutes from last nights Vestry meeting, worked on Diocesan roster & paid bills. I enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday crowd & stayed busy all day!

~I made a Sedona Hat in Sayelle Dark Dusty Rose/RHS Rambling Rose.

~We had burgers for supper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


~I worked on bulletins, PoP, annual report, parish list. I did a rough draft of the Worship report & sent it off to the co-authors for edits. I also got everything printed out for the Vestry Meeting tonight.

~I dropped off Peanut Butter Oatmeal Choclate Chip blondies for thre Napa boys.

~I made a specila-order Sedona Hat in RHS Black/Grey Heather.

~Vestry Meeting went on for 2 hours, with Fr. Jim & I having to leave while the budget was discussed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hat sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Pomegranate/Tangelo sold to Matthew in MI

~I helped Chuck load 16 bags at the Food Pantry, called in payroll & showed Quah & Alexa around the Parish Hall.

~I used a gift card to purchase a skein of Caron Simply Soft Black at Hobby Lobby,using a 40%-off coupon, too!

~Back home, I dusted the furniture.

~I made a Flapper Beanie in Caron Pounder Deep Violet/LB Cotton Ease Azalea starflower & a Boa Scarf in unknown sport Maple Heather/RH Kiss Smoke.

~We had grilled cheesy hotdog wraps for supper.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


A firearm is a tool, like a hammer, paring knife or crochet hook. Each can be used to injure or kill, but, if taught how to use properly, can be used for good.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. Both were out of Libby pumpkin!

~I attended 10:30am mass, helping as co-usher & at Coffee Hour.

~I made Chocolate Almond Coconutty bars & Cherry Delight.

~I made a Tie Dye Beanie in ILTY Brown Camo.

~We attended 4:30pm service & enjoyed the potluck afterwards.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lap Blanket

Painted Desert lap blanket for the VA hospital via St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~I went up to the church at 10am for an Acolyte Meeting, but Jack never showed up.
~Back home, I spent an hour in the front yard racking up the rest of the leaves.

~I made a Cheyenne hat in Blue Bayou/Turquoise & a Boa Scarf in Mixed Berries.

~I attended music practice.

~We had burgers for supper.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Debbie's scarf

Artisan Scarf in Moda Dea Curious. My sister, Debbie, sent me 3 skeins & requested a scarf 8" x 60". It used exactly 2 skeins & I kept the extra skein as "payment". She liked it so much, she is searching for more "fringey" yarns!

~I made a Spinach Sausage casserole for Potluck on Sunday evening & a half-batch of pumpkin Sausage soup for me. When it cooled, I seperated it into 4 bowl & put them in the freezer.

~I was in a cleaning mood this morning & scrubbed things that hadn't been cleaned in months, along with sweeping the floor.

~I made a Wenatchee Hat in retro Love Knit Denim Blue with Americana pony beads & a Flapper Beanie in RHS Gold/RHS Fleck Black.

~We had Chicken wraps for supper & watched The Expendables. It was just okay.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

You guide me with your counsel,and afterward you will take me into glory. Psalm 73:24

New Mexico sky

~Mike took me to work again. Fr. Jim showed me the edits for the bulletins and I got them printed/folded/inserted & done by 11am. I worked on the February newsletter and parish list.

~Date Nite: We spent ime discussing the AZ shooting & what it means to CCW. We practiced controlled shooting. It was a good drill.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Crunchy Oat Bar

~Mike drove me to work this morning because his truck heats up faster than mine does! I worked on bulletins, PoP, annual report & the parish list. Enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday Morning Mafia.

~I made a flower pin in Taupe for the Denim Teweed Cheyenne hat I made yesterday.

~We had Grilled Hotdog wraps for supper.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Options... have yours,don't take mine away.

~Normal work day with bulletins & Pop,with the addition of helping with the altar linens, typing up a baptismal card, updating the parish list and starting the parochial report.

~I dropped off Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip bread for the Napa boys.

~While making myself a cup of tea, I finished scrubbing the kitchen floor. What a great upper body workout!

~I made a Cheyenne hat in Gala Yarns(the $1 a skein stuff from Big Lots)in a Denim Blue/White/medium Brown tweed. It is super soft & so pretty!

~We had burgers for supper.

~I finished the Diamond Prayer Shawl in RHS Fiesta Country Blue.

~We watched "Cats & Gogs". It was funny!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hat & Scarves sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Soul Chocolate/Tiffany Blue sold to Lisa in CA

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Black/Multicolors

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Rose Garden
Both scarves sold to Jeanie in TX

~I helped Chuck load 16 bags at the food pantry & did a few things around the office.
~Back home, I wasn't in the mood to bake, but I did sweep the floor.
~I made an Artisan Scarf in LB Incredible City Lights, a Flapper Beanie in Caron Pounder Taupe/LB Vannas Choice Pearl Mist & a Durango Hat in Caron Pounder Taupe with 3 different Olive green buttons.
~We had Chicken Bacon Cheese wraps for supper and watched The Sorcer's Apprentice.

Post for Sunday.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended/read/ushered at the 10:30am service & helped with Coffee Hour afterwarss. There was a birthday party for Helen(she's 90!)& I helped with cleanup afterwards. I didn't get home until 2:45pm!

~I had a late lunch(stayed away from the birthday cake)& made a Cheyenne Hat in unknown Teal/Yellow heather.

~I attended 4:30pm service.

~I am tired!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

May his name endure forever;may it continue as long as the sun. Psalm 72:17

White Sands

~I attended the Daughters of the King Epiphany Service. We had mass with Eucharist,then a potluck & fellowship.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I made a Boa scarf in RHS Medium Purple/Caron Feathers Parrot & a Roseburg Hat in Bernat Berella 4 Espresso/RHS Gold.

~We had grilled cheesy hotdog wraps for supper and watched Taken.

Friday, January 7, 2011


At Big Lots, I found The Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, pretzels flat like chips. It was way easier to cover these with melted chocolate & crushed peppermint candies. The sweet/salty combo was a hit both places I took them for Christmas.

~I decided to stay home today! I made 2 Pumpkin Custards(one for DOK Potluck tomorrow), cooked a batch of bacon(Farmland is best) & swept the floors. Of course, right after sweeping, jake came in from rolling around in the back yard & got dry grass all over!

~I made a Cheyenne hat in LB Homespun Prairie/unknown wool Bittersweet, a Sedona hat in CP Dark Violet/LB Homespun Prairie & a Tie Dye Beanie in RHS Gemstone. I also made a Stained Glass granny square in the Gemstone.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne hat in Hot Tamale/Milk Toast

Cheyenne hat in Dirty Snow/Lump of Coal
Both hats sold to Elizabeth in NJ

~At the office, I worked on reports to the annual meeting, printed/folded/inserted bulletins & filled out baptismal cards. Fr. Jim brought in his typewriter from home(the one in the office is junk!). The president of the Brothers of the Hood came in & I showed him the programs on my computer to edit for meetings. He was very happy not to have to do the typing himself! I started on the bulletins for next week. I also took the paper Christmas hearts off the garlands around the windows. I have decided to leave them up & just change the decorations every month. I'm thinking snowflakes for the rest of January.
~Date Night: I did good,except for reloading,until my K9 broke. Something having to do with the trigger. I left it with Tony to see if he can fix it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Which would make you feel safer...

...a paper restraining order or proper training with personal protection? The choice is yours.

~Along with normal work on bulletins, I'm updating the parish list & working on the annual meeting reports. Busy all day! I printed out welcome letters & paid bills.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LBVC Barley/wool Black.

~We had chicken bacon cheese wraps for supper & watched "From Paris with Love". It started slow,but was a pretty-good shootem'up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Modern Flapper hat in Shoreline/Dreamy Clouds sold to Rhonda Sue in CA

~I went to work a little early to pick up the bulletins in the church. Fr. Jim helped me with a baptismal bulletin, then I did regular edits. I did the final financials for 2010, did some updates on the calendar(paper & online) & worked some on 2011 parish list. It snowed some when I left work.

~I made a Flapper Skullcap in double-strand RH Lustersheen Silver gray with a star flower pin in RH L Plum/Black.

~We had Cheesy Hotdog Grilled Wraps for supper & watched Terminator Salvation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Cheyenne hat in Sierra/Dark Antique Rose sold to Jimmy in NY(repeat customer)

~I stopped off to get gas($2.72 per gallon)before going to Big Lots. Along with cocoa mix & soup, I got children's socks & underwear for the DoK drive for Joy Junction.

~I helped Chuck load bags at the Food pantry & called in payroll.

~I found flatbreads at Lomas Albertsons. It looks like they stock them on the weekends, so now I know to go there every Monday. I also got frozen meatballs & raspberry syrup.

~Back home, I made Banana Cranberry Spice Muffins from the Fiber One website. I had 2 bananas from a fruit basket & let them get all brown before using them. The batter tasted good & they smelled good while baking, but I didn't have one. I made them muffinettes, filling the muffin cups only half way,to make 24.

~I made a Scarflette in Bernat Galaxy "Deep Space"/Caron Wintuk "Rosewine" & a Bottineau Hat in RHS "Black"/Moda Dea Wild "Flames".

~We had burgers for supper.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Scarf sold!!

Boa Scarf in black Fox/Silverpointe sold to Kylie in AL

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. It is so cold,I'm wearing tights under my cargos!

~I decided it was too cold to wear a skirt to church, so I just kept on my cargos. As it turned out, I did the first reading(the person scheduled had to leave for personal issues). Ms. Dorothy complimented me! I helped Anne & Mell with coffee hour.

~Back home, I had soup for lunch & made a Snowboarder Skullie in Phentex Chunky Black. I used the leftovers on a toddler hat along with unknown chunky Hot Pink. Mell had told me her daughter, Briana, works in a nursery with 2-year olds & they need hats.

~We attended 4:30 pm Contemporary Worship.

~I worked on the Fiesta Country Blue prayer shawl, finishing up one skein.

~We watched "Shooter".

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

~Got to spend the day with my sweetie! I took down the tree while he cleaned up his garage. I then spent the afternoon crocheting. I made a Sedona Hat in Grey Heather/Rose Heather.

~Wonderful start to the new year!