Monday, February 28, 2011

Restore us, O God;make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.Psalm 80:3

Sunrise in Estancia,NM

~I picked up pork rinds at Big Lots before heading up to the church. I picked up bulletins from Sunday, helped Chuck load bags at the Food pantry & sorted recyclables. I started filling out the Parachuial Report online then realized the priest/deacon section hadn't been filled out. I will have to finish it tomorrow. I called in payroll, adding the new oragist/choir director, & handed out one food bag.

~I dropped a piece of mail off at Susan's house & used my gift card & 40% off coupon on a skein of CSS Nutmeg.

~Back home, I swept the floor & spent the rest of the day crocheting. I made a Girly Hat in CSS Brown/Country blue & a Flapper Beanie in unknown Country Blue/unknown Mocha brown.

~Mike came home late, so we had PB/AB wraps for supper.

~I started a Diamond Prayer Shawl in CSP Off-White.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CARBmaster Yogurt

This is our nightly treat! I learned about it from my father,who is diabetic. He also eats this as his daily treat. 80 calories, 4 carbs(1 is fiber), 12 grams protein. We add a tsp chopped pecans & 2 Tbsp FiberOne Honey Clusters cereal. Mike likes Cherry & Raspberry. I like Blackberry & Raspberry. They are found at Kroger & Smith's. There are many more flavors. Try it!

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I helped Anne usher at the 10:30am service & helped with coffee hour afterwards. I also helped at Wii Game Day. It seemed like the kids had a good time. I started a Garland of Blossoms scarf while there in vintage Dazzleaire in a Dusty orange mix & Olive. It's very pretty! Mike came to 4:30pm service.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Take good care...

We cannot allow evil to flourish

~I swept the florr, did a load of laundry & made Turkey/Veggie Cream Cheese/Tomato Flatbread rollup for the party tonight.

~At the Family Thrift Center, I got a strand of pearls(I think they're real!) & earrings to complete my "Pretty in Pink" outfit. I also got a can crusher, which we have not been able to find new. Woo Hoo!! I went to Goodwill but didn't find anything.

~I made a Barstow hat in unknown Dusty Blue/Berry Cobbler & watch "The Village". It was pretty cool.

~Mike & I went to Janelle's Decades Birthday party to celebrate her 50th. Most of the costumes were from the '70's, but the winner was punk. I wouldn't have recognized him if not for the Jeep he drives! It was a fun night.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Peanut Butter Crispies
The "official" name for these is "Scotcheroos", but the only "scotch" is 1/2 cup butterscotch chips(melted with 1/2 cup chocolate chips) on the top. I use Jif Extra Crunchy peanut butter, hence the rename.

~Sweep floors, make bacon, dust furniture, sort magazines/catalogs.
~I finished the edging on the RHS royal Diamond Prayer shawl, made a Roseburg hat in unknown Black/Berry cobbler, a toddler hat in unknown chunky Purple Heather & worked some on granny squares.
~Mike didn't get home until 5:30pm, so we just had PB/AB wraps for supper.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Check out Clara's Crochet Room! You will find the pattern for this cute Ribbed Tweedy Tote.

~Mike & me went to the office early to collate,staple,fold,tape,address & stamp the newsletter. We finished right as Fr. Jim got in. With just a few edits to the bulletins, they were printed/folded/inserted in no time! I worked on the zip code list(boy,does this fry my brain!) as well as a few letters & typing tags for files.

~Date Nite-Warmups followed by timed-shooting from 3,5 & 7yds. I am the same as last time(1.5 at 3, 1.7 at 5 & 1.9 at 7),but I had my fastest reload ever at 2.27. It was like buttah! We did some shooting on the move going forward at 3 targets. We haven't done this in quite a while, so the first time, I wasn't close enough to the targets before shooting, but the second time was great! Fun night!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

He let loose the east wind from the heavens and by his power made the south wind blow. Psalm 78:26

Wind-rippled White Sands,NM

~Mike took me to work where I was busy all day! I finished sendind the Vestry/Committee Head emails before Ms. Jeannine came in around 10am to do edits on the newsletter. We were so into it, I didn't remember to make coffee until the service was over! I then started printing out the newsletter & worked on putting the parish list into order by zip code(as requested by the stewardship head). I am mentally wasted!

~Mike drove us to Lomas Albertsons to check on flatbreads,but all they had was Light Tomato. I went ahead and got a package, along with vegetable cream cheese & smoked turkey for appetizer for a party on Saturday.

~I finished the skein of RHS Peruvian print. It made 11 4-round granny squares. I will be joining them with Rust, but I need to decide on other colors to coordinate with it.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Turkey Breakfast Patties

On the road, we looked for ways to cook in the truck with limited space for a small microwave & dorm-size refrigerator. We started using the Great Value Pork Sausage Patties from Walmart & found them to be tasty & convenient. We continued using them when we came off the road. We have since switched to the Turkey patties to save on calories & fat. The taste is different,but still good. I cut one up every morning in our omelet.

~At the office, I worked on the newsletter & printed one out for final edits. I also worked on bulletins & Vestry/Committee lists.

~I dropped off Oatmeal Chocolate Rainbow Chip cookies for the Napa Boys.

~We had chicken bacon cheese wraps for supper.

~I made 4-round granny squares in RHS Peruvian Print.

~We watched "Knight & Day". I don't like Cameron Diaz(too goofy)to begin with,but they seemed to just mail it in. I do like chicks with guns, though, & there were some good chase/shooting scenes, so I would give it 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Give lead

Refuse to be a victim!

~I went to Big Lots(pork rinds, pretzels)before heading to the church to help Chuck load food bags. I stayed at the office until 10:30am, hoping to do final edits on the newsletter, but Fr. Jim never showed up.

~I went to Lomas Albertsons for flatbreads, but they didn't have any. I checked Candelaria Albertsons & they didn't have any either! I did get my special dark baking cocoa, organic apple butter and golden raisins.

~Back home, I washed a load of towels & shredded carrots for Carrot Applesauce Cake. It took forever! The recipe made 6 mini-bundts, 9 petite loaves & 1 mini loaf. If I make this recipe again, I will add 5 minutes to the baking time to get the edges a little browner. It is tasty!!

~Fr. Jim called me in the afternoon to help the new organist fill out paper work. He had a drs appointment this morning.

~I made a Sedona Hat in RHS Aran Fleck/unknown Black Heather.

~We had grilled cheesy hotdog wraps for supper.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Granola Muffin

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's

~I made traditional Devil Eggs & Apple Craisin Pecan salad for Sabrina's party.

~I attended 10:30am service, helping Mell usher. I then helped Anne with Coffee Hour.

~I picked up Mike from work at 4pm then we helped out with CCW class.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Verve Violet/Cucumber sold to Tara in OH

~I attended the Worship Committee Meeting & took notes. Jack didn't feel well so Acolyte training was cancelled.

~At Goodwill,m I got a skein of RHS Black for .99! At the Family Thrift Center, I got a ladle(I keep leaving mine at people's houses!) & a Tshirt.

~Back home, I made a Sedona hat in LB Homespun Grape with a Dusty Blue rose pin. I also worked on granny squares.

~Music practice was cancelled.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

~We watched Prince of Persia. Just as good as the first time!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; Psalm 78:23

White Sands, NM

~I made Oatmeal Chocolate Rainbow Chip cookies(they are awesome!), vacuumed the rugs,swept the floors & did a load of laundry.

~I made a Tie Dye Beanie in Berry Pie & a Stained Glass granny square in the same color.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper while I had PB/AB.

~I made a Flapper Beanie in unknown Black/LBVC Barley.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Oxford Gray/Rose Heather sold to Carol in MO

~Super busy at the office! Along with bulletins, I worked on Vestry/Committee lists. I made copies of a booklet for Vestry. Fred came in with some updates to the Bylaws. I also worked on the newsletter. I had planned on having a copy ready for edits, but Fr. Jim put together a cabinet & didn't get his article done. I will probably spend some time on Monday working on it.

~Date Nite: I have my Kahr K9 back & it is sweet! I did have a class-2 malfunction(brass not ejected from the chamber), but it was sidewayus & not sticking up, so I did a class-3 malfunction clearing(locking back the slide,ripping out the magazine). After warmup, we did malfunction drills & reload drills. After break, we did we did timed shooting. I am 1.5 at 3-yds, 1.7 at 5-yds & 1.9 at 7-yds. AWESOME!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Citizen Soldiers

It is our responsibility to protect their loved-ones while they protect our freedoms.

~At the office, I paid bills, enjoyed fellowship, showed the parish hall to a potential renter, filled out forms for the Diocese using my new typewriter. Fr. Jim showed me how to expand the margins(I don't read manuals,LOL!).
~I worked on granny squares with some scraps Lucy brought me.
~We had grilled cheesy hotdog wraps for supper.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Confetti Hat in Cupcake sold to Carmen in MN

~At the office, I worked on putting together Vestry binders, having to design tab labels since the template that came with the tabs would not allow enough letters. I worked some on bulletins & typed up an insert for a DoK event on the 27th.

~My left wrist is a little sore, so I didn't crochet.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

~We attended Vestry,Mike first one as a member. Things went smoothly.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

~I stopped off at Big Lots(pork rinds, cereal, plastic baggies)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll.

~At Hobby Lobby, I got a skein of CSS Cypress, a shamrock cookie cuttter & 6 sheets of scrapbooking paper(6 for $1-3 plaid,3 paisley). I plan to make ornaments for the office swags. If this works out, I now know what to do each month for decorating!

~At Albertson's, I got raspberry syrup & flatbreads. The good Earth tea was bogo, so I picked up 2 new flavors-Yumberry Superfruit & Sunset Red.

~After sweeping the floors & having lunch, I made a Girly Hat in CSS Bone/Fern/Rose Violet & a MFH in Bone/Cream.

~At 2pm, I took my cans for recycling($2!) & dropped off Peanut Butter Cup blondies for the Napa Boys.

~Mike got off at 4pm,since he worked through lunch.

~We had chicken bacon cheese wraps for supper.

~I worked on the Royal Diamond shawl.

~We watched Resident Evil-Afterlife. It was pretty lame.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lap Blanket

Tropical lap blanket for the VA hospital via St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry. Yarn donated by Mom & Jenn W.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended 10:30am service, where I ushered & did the first reading. I helped with coffee hour.

~I made a Roseburg hat in RHS Buff/RHS Light Periwinkle. I also worked on scrap granny squares.

~I attended 4:30pm service with Mike.

~We had pb/ab wraps for supper.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flatout flatbread

These flatbreads are our substitute for bread(can't remember the last time we bought a loaf!). We use them for breakfast(wrapped around our omelet), for lunch(with peanut butter/apple butter, ham/cheese, etc) & supper(with burgers or chicken). They stay soft when microwaved & get crunchy when you grill them in a skillet. They come in different flavors(we also use the original, light original & foldit 5-grain flax), but the ones pictured above are our fav!

~I attended Prayer Shawl Ministry, picking up some yarn for a Diamond shawl.

~I dropped off both Granola Muffins & Peanut Butter Crispies for the Napa Boys. Bryan is allergic to bananas & Joe is allergic to coconut, so the reason for both.

~Back home, I made Orange Crasin Coconuttys.

~I made a Boa Scarf in CSS Blue Mint/Caron Feathers Night heron. I also made two toddler hats with the CSS Blue Mint-boys held together with fingering Navy & girls held together with fingering White. I ran out of the Blue Mint on the girl hat, so the last 3 rows are CSS White/fingering White.

~I attended music practice.

~We had grilled hotdog wraps for supper.

~I finished off the Tropical granny blanket with a round of sc in Cream.

~We watched Resident Evil-Extinction. Alyce's outfit is an option for halloween this year.

Friday, February 11, 2011

he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.Psalm 78:16

Soda Dam Falls,NM

~I went to the Family Thrift Center for the 1/2-off anything with red in it/on it Valentine sale. I only found a pink T-shirt(red tag) & a bag of 6 bangle bracelets(95cents), for the '80's outfit. I think I had this same set of plastic fall-color bangles in high school! I also went to Goodwill & found a floral patchwork vest('80's outfit). At the Yard Sale thrift shop, I found a short ruffle skirt for the '80's outfit.

~Back home, I put my '80's outfit together, but didn't like the short skirt or the vest! I put on a floral dress, brown tights, brown hiking boots, lace-top cream socks, boyfriend tweed blazer with the sleeves rolled up & the dusty pink straw hat from last week. Total '80's "Pretty in Pink" Andie outfit! It looks very similiar to how I dress now,but I admit that I'm still influenced by my '80's highschool days, with a bit more sophistication. I never have to worry about anyone else dressing like me,LOL!

~I did a load of laundry & swept the floors,though they were covered with hay in about 1/2 hour!

~I made a Durango Hat in ILTY Toasted Almond with a huge dusty olive/cream button. I spent the rest of the afternoon sorting buttons.

~Mike closed the store. I made him PB/AB when he got home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

~Very few edits on the bulletins before going to print. Called a local nursery about lilies for Easter, $12 each, almost twice as last year. We will wait & see if we can get them from Sam's or Costco, like we did the poinsettias. I took the minutes at the St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting, but I am not the secretary!

~Date Nite: 17 shooters! After warmups, we did weak-hand shooting, with reloads. Not too bad,just have to aim a little more to the left.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Stop treating women like children. We can protect ourselves with proper training!

~Mike found out what the problem is with the Bronco!

~At the office, I mailed bills, worked on bulletins & PoP. I enjoyed fellowship with the Wednesday crowd. Jim had me do a small print job for stewardship. I was looking for a certain note & ended up cleaning out my desk before finding it in the Altar guild box! Ms. Dorothy came by to double-check the amounts of palm & lilies. I ordered the palms & will call around tomorrow to get the best price on lilies. I started a folder on the organist/choir director that was hired.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

~I worked on the Tropical lap blanket.

~We watched "Red". It was AWESOME!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Girly Hat in Chocolate/Cotton Candy sold to Myra in AL

~I took Mike to work.

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, PoP, calenders, sent out 2 letters & help with a job description/employment agreement for an organist/music director.

~I picked up Mike from work at 4:30 P.M. & made him a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

~I made a flower pin in LBWE Oxford Grey & a round mug mat in unknown Brown heather cotton with spots of wine,navy & green.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Progresso High Fiber Soup-Chicken Tuscany

I normally don't like canned soup, but this has to be my favorite! It is just spicy enough, has big chunks of chicken & carrots,along with Great Northern beans,which I prefer over kidney beans. I do eat the whole can at one meal,usually with some honey wheat pretzels & it keeps me full until supper-time.

~I drove Mike to work & started a load of laundry.

~I stopped by Big lots(nothing)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I stopped by Goodwill & found a dusty pink straw hat which will be used as part of a "Pretty in Pink" Andie outfit for a Decades birthday party.

~Back home, I made chocolate fudge brownies & finished laundry.

~I made a Cheyenne hat in LB Homespun Barley(will change the name) with a rose pin in RH Soft Paprika & a Boa Scarf in unknown Northern Lights/vintage Kmart Sayelle Gold.

~I picked Mike up at 4:30pm. His Bronco started when he tried it, so we have no idea what the problem is!

~We had grilled hotdog wraps for supper.

~I worked on the Tropical granny lap blanket.

~We watched "Inkheart". It is a good movie.

For Sunday-He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;Psalm 78:15


~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths. Mike's truck is not running. I took him to work.
~I attended 10:30am service, sitting with the choir to sing two sing, ones that we sing at the Contemporay service. I helped Anne with Coffee Hour.
~I picked up Mike at 2pm & we helped with CCW class.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Choco Mint Coconuttys

~I drove Mike to work then fueled my Jeep. Mike texted me saying his truck started.

~I attended Daughters of the King, then stopped by Hobby Lobby for a skein of CSS Autumn Maize,using a gift card & 40%-off coupon, then stopped by the barber shop next door to Napa. I got 6" cut off the bottom of my hair. I was starting to sit on it & now it is at my waist. This is the first time it has ever been done exactly as i asked & with no pressure to chop/color/restyle. I am very pleased. I dropped off S'more brownies for the Napa Boys.

~Back home, I made two toddler hats with CSS Bright purple. The girl hat I held together with a thin strand of pink & added a pink button. The boy hat I held together with thin navy blue.

~I attended music practice.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Rainbow Fleck/Turquoise sold to Alyce in CO

Sedona Hat in Mustard/Burnt Toast/Pepperpod sold to Susan in GA

~I made Peanut Butter Cup Blondies, a package of bacon & swept the floors. I spent the rest of the day crocheting. I made a Durango Hat in unknown Black Heather, an Ascot Scarf in LB Fancy Fur JunglePprint(I will be renaming this as it is black with spots of fall leaf colors)/unknown sport Dark orange/CP Black, & a Girly hat in CSS Iris/CSS Grey Heather.

~Mike truck wouldn't start,so I went to pick him up. We had a quick supper then headed over to Susan's for Mike to work on her internet connection.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How fair...

Let us protect ourselves!

~Mike drove me to work. At the office, I printed/folded/stuffed bulletins for Sunday & a memorial service Friday. I used my new typewriter. It's like butter! Troy came in for Brotherhood stuff,then shoveled the sidewalk.

~Date Nite: The heater was not working in the small range! It was cold,so we all spent the evening drawing from cover(which I always do anyway). It turns out that my old brown biker coat allows full extension! I almost got rid of it last year because it is too short to use as a cover garment, but works good with my denin vest. Anyway, after warmups, we did reloading drills & timed drills. I am still getting better at the reloads & still fast on first shot, around 1.5 at the 3yd line & around 1.8 at the 7yd line. The boys enjoyed the Granola Muffins!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hat & Scarf Sold!!

Special-order Girly Hat in Grey Heather/Turquoise sold to Treena in VA

Boa Scarf in Buff/Russet sold to Mary in MI

~Mike forgot to shut off the alarm clock,so I got up at 4:30 a.m.! He drove me to work.

~Only one person showed up for 10am service, so I attended. Norm didn't come in to pay bills until 11:30am. He had a frozen water pump on his house heater! I mailed bills, worked on the Parochial Report, made edits on the bulletins and PoP. Mike picked me up.

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

~I worked on the Tropical lap blanket.

~We watched Man on Fire. It was more graphic than we usually watch, but was pretty good.

"There is no such thing as tough. There is trained and untrained. Now which are you?"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Picture taken this morning at 7:10am. Still snowing!

~It is so cold & windy, I wore pants to work instead of my usual skirt. At the office, I worked on bulletins, wrote a letter, got inforamtion about several events & added March events to the website. It snowed off & on all day & very windy.

~Back home, I made a Ribbed Scarf in Patons SWS Natural Berry/un known fuzzy thin Cherry. I added a Cherry rose pin. It is so soft!

~We had grilled hotdog wraps for supper & watched Underworld-Rise of the Lychens. It is awesome!