These crackers are AWESOME with Jif Super Chunky peanut butter. They are hearty enough to keep you full for quite a while. I will make 5 "sandwiches" & take them with me for "emergency" food.
~I made a Green Chile hash brown casserole for the Breakfast fundraiser tomorrow at the church. I also vacuumed the rugs & dusted the furniture.
~I finished a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Patina/Multicolor. I also put a Dark rose flower pin on the Mardi Gras scarf. I unintentionally made a "Bonnet", by making the first round of a Roseburg Hat with 12 stitches instead of 10. It is pouffier on top, but just as cute. Oh, in Country Rose with a big faux pearl button. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing scrap stuff.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.
Often, the gun is never fired. Just showing the bad guy you have a weapon may be enough to deter a crime(but it is essential you have the proper training to use the weapon, if needed). Criminals are cowards and will choose the victim who looks, most likely, not to fight back (example: the students in the last CCW Draw Class: the very small, thin man, the lady-just because she's a female-, the older gentleman, the larger man with bad knees, etc.)
~I made S'more Brownies using this recipe. So much easier than the way I used to do it! I also made a batch of bacon, sorted veggies, did two loads of laundry & swept the floors. All before 10am!!
~I stopped by the church to pick up a food bag, mailing off 4 newsletters that weren't picked up on Wednesday. After delivering the bag, I went to Goodwill(a skirt, cropped cargo pants & long sleeve shirt), Family Thrift Center (nothing) & got a few groceries at Albertson's.
~I made a Buttonhole Scarf in unknown retro Mardi Gras green. I will be adding a flower pin.
~We had grilled cheesy hotdog wraps for supper.
~We watched "The Mechanic". It was a little too bloody & intense for me, but Jason is easy on the eyes ;)
~CCW Draw Class Day 2: As always, huge improvement in the students with the draw technique. Mainly, need to go slower to make hits. I was used as an example on Failure Drill.
~Date Nite: Timed drills for Controlled pair, Failure Drill & Reload. Got a new best time at the 3yd line Controlled Pair. Previously 1.47, now 1.45! I did not do well with reloading, will need to practice with the XDM. All in all, fun weekend!
Roseburg Hat in Venetian Rose/Black sold to Tim in IN
~We went up to the office so Mike could do some work on the lap top computer. I set up the coffee for after mass.
~We stopped off at Walmart before heading down to the range to help with CCW Draw Class. Six men, one lady. It was a smaller class than usual, but it gave each student more one-on-one attention. We were very tired at the end of the day.
Oatmeal cookies with sunflower seeds & golden raisins
~At the office, I worked on Sunday bulletins for August before doing edits on this Sundays bulletins with Ms. Jeannine. Afterwards, we went over to the Prayer Shawl Ministry closet so she could pick out a lap blanket for her son & a shawl for her friend. Back in the office, I paid bills (Norm loved the cookies pictured above & the free range passes!), finished the bulletins, put stamps on the newsletters, worked some more on the August bulletins & even finished most of the 2012 Tennebrae bulletin! I'm glad my regular schedule is three 6-hour days instead of two 8-hour days!
~Mike was already home when I arrived. We had ham/cheese wraps & multigrain chips. He had a sweet pickle (kak!). He then left for a meeting at Napa.
~I am working today so I can have Wednesday off. I did final edits on the newsletter, got it printed/collated/stapled/folded/addressed & taped. I will have to wait until Norm brings stamps tomorrow to stamp them. I also worked on bulletins & sent them home with Fr. Jim for edits.
Garland of Blossoms scarf in Clover/Multicolor sold to Renee in AK
~I went to the post office to mail off a package, then came back home & spent the day crocheting. I made a scarf in Premier Magic Fudge Shoppe/unknown Milk Chocolate heather. The rest of the time was spent sorting through the donated yarn bags.
Paradise Bars using orange cookie crust, dried pineapple, papaya, craisins, almonds & white chips.
~I took Mike to work.
~At the office, Ms. Jeannine came in for edits to the bulletins. I got them printed/folded/inserted pretty quick. I spent the rest of the day doing edits on a Holy Week bulletin for next year. I know, early, but I HATE waiting til the last minute to do anything. We handed out 10 bags at the Food Pantry. I mailed out the LEM license forms( mine's in there!).
~Date Nite: After warm ups, we shot with our eyes closed. I know this sounds strange, but the idea is to "feel" your stance/hand position with out the distraction of seeing the target. I found I was more on target by widening my stance & putting more weight forward on my left foot. I'm very pleased with the results!
~At the office, I worked on the newsletter, enjoyed fellowship after the 10am mass &did the final count on the donated yarn. As I was making a receipt, the lady who donated came in, asking for the needles & notions. We also started work on preparing for the convention in October. I brought 2 bags of donated yarn home for sorting.
~I made an Artisan Scarf in LB Incredible Accent on Black ribbon yarn.
~At the office, I worked on bulletins & the monthly newsletter. Fr. Jim had a meeting, so was'nt in until after lunch. We went over a few things. One of his FPU students brought in a TON of yarn for the Prayer Shawl Ministry! Some old, some new. I got all the stuff ready for the Vestry meeting tonight.
~Mike closed the store & had just enough time to change clothes & grab a PB/AB wrap before heading up to the Vestry meeting.
Ribbed Scarf in Strawberry/Rhubarb Both scarves sold to Laurel in FL.
~On Sunday, we got groceries at Walmart & Smiths. ~I made Angel Eggs, half Spinach/half Traditional for the reception. ~I attended 10:30am service, where I was Crucifer/Acolyte#1. Laith made his first communion & was presented a lap blanket from the Prayer Shawl Ministry. I helped Anne & Vi with cleanup after Coffee Hour. ~Back home, I swept, did a load of laundry & straightened up the house. I also took a nap! ~I made a Durango Hat in HL ILTY White Tweed. I forgot to mention that on Saturday, during the yard sale, I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB VC Gray Tweed. ~We watched Pirates of the Caribbean:At World's End. I slept through part of it.
~Monday: After stopping at Big Lots, I helped load bags at the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll & picked up a food bag for delivery.I dropped off mail at Susan's house, picked up 2 skeins of yarn at HobbyLobby (ILTY Toasted Almond for a lap blanket & a skein of LB Tweed Stripes Tundra, using a 40%-off coupon.At Goodwill, I got a patchwork skirt. At the Family Thrift Center, I got 3 bowls. I dropped off the food bag to a parishioner then came home.
~Back home, I unloaded the dishwasher & spent the rest of the afternoonworking on the finishing touches on the 2 hats I made over the weekend. To the Cheyenne hat in LB VC Gray Marble I added a flower pin in Toasted Almond. To the Durango hat in ILTY White Tweed, I added 3 turquoise buttons. I also took a nap ;)
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.
~I took pictures of the bigger yard sale stuff this morning & put up an ad on CraigsList.
~At the office, I got the bulletins started for the Sunday services before heading over to the church to Crucifer, Acolyte & Lay Read at a memorial service. Laith helped with Acolyting. After the service, I finished up the bulletins.
~Date Nite: After warmups, we did the APD qualifying drills. I scored 94% & 92%. The first time I did this, about a year ago, I failed the first test & didn't even try the second test. The second time about 6 months ago, I passed with a score of 82%. So, i can say,with practice come profiency! The last drill we did, 3-yard 5-round Hammer, my first hit was 1.53. I LUVS ME SOME XDM!!
~Mike came into work with me to look at Janet's computer. I printed out the bulletins and reading inserts for the service tomorrow, enjoyed fellowship after the 10am mass & updated the website calendar. Mike came back in the afternoon and brought in my old laptop, which is much newer than Janet's.
~I made a Blossom Collar in LB Microspun Ebony. I joined 4 blossoms from my Garland of Blossoms scarf and sewed on 2 vintage shell buttons for a closure. It is very elegant!
~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper, along with Jazz apple slices. They taste like a combination of apples & pears.
~We watched "I am Number Four". It was a little heavy on the teen dram for me, but the action was good.
Mom got me this wire thing last year when her & Dad came to visit. Neither of us knew what it was, but it followed the bit of black I have going on throughout the house. Well, this last time Mom came, she told me what it was. She had seen one in an antique store. It's a plate hanger! This blue/white salad plate was the only one I had that would fit, but I love it!
~At the office, I started a bulletin for a memorial service to be held on Thursday. I will be Crucifer, Acolyte & Lay Reader. The final tally for Pilgrims-in-Christ confirmation class is set & books have been ordered.
~I made a Roseburg Hat in Blue Sky/Sunflower.
~We had grilled cheesy hot dog wraps for supper & watched "McLintock!". It was hilarious!!
Lava Flow, Sandstone Bluffs Overlook, El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
~With only 10 bags to do at the Food Pantry, Chuck said he could take care of them himself. I did do my usual Monday 9am Big Lots trip. All Bran crackers $1 a box! I got 3!!
~I then went on a hunt for Red Heart Supersaver Mid Brown. I had already tried Hobby Lobby on Jaun Tabo & Walmart, so I went to Michaels & they didn't have it either! Ditto for HL Wyoming & Joanns. I have decided to use HL I Love This yarn Toasted Almond, but I am waiting for a 40%-off coupon!
~I got a few groceries at Albertson's, things we can't get at Walmart or Smith's.
~Back home, I made Peanut Butter cookies. One big sheet, I added chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter cups, & the small sheet I left plain. I also priced stuff for the yard sale.
~I made a Mesh Scarf in Patons Silverlash Magical Maroon/Wintuk Rosewind, adding a rose pin in Rosewine centered with a small silver-tone button. It is stunning!!
Night Heron/Monterey Bay All the Boa scarves above sold to Tracey in CA
~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. If anyone is looking to try the Flatout Multigrain flat breads, they are buy-one-get-one-free at Smith's, at least the one here in Abq on Central/Tramway.
~I attend 10:30am service, acting as Crucifer, Acolyte #1 & Lay Reader. The green chile cheese bagels & cream cheese I brought for coffee hour went over well! I helped Anne with cleanup.
~Back home, I dyed my tan Columbia tac pants with brown. They came out a pretty mocha color, but showed many stains that weren't there undyed. I will keep them for grubby work. I spent all afternoon pricing yard sale items.
~I made Mike a Chicken bacon Cheese wrap for supper. I had a ham & cheese wrap.
~I finished a Scroogey Scarf in Light Brown/Multi while we watched "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull".
My first No Bake Cookies. Mom helped while she was visiting a few weeks ago.
~Date Nite: We got to the range early to pick up my new Springfield XDM 9mm 3.8! It is awesome!! I had made a 1/2-down payment last week & got a call on Tuesday from Andrew saying it had come in. I was able to pay off the rest of it, with a little left over, from selling the Kahr K9. I did like the Kahr, but it was not designed to put as many rounds through it as I do. I shot the XDM before class & it feels like there nothing in my hand. The combination of weight, size makes it shoot like butter! After warming up, we had three controlled shooting competitions at distances of 3-5-7 yards. I came in 1st, 2nd & 3rd! Have I told you how much I LOVE my XDM?!
~After dropping off a shirt at Napa (Mike had texted me he ripped a button off!), I went to Smith's to get groceries for the church Food Pantry. Julie, who normally does it, is on vacation & I have been doing it for the last month.
~I stopped by Hobby Lobby to pick up some RHS Mid Brown for a lap blanket & they didn't have any! I used my coupon on a skein of LBVC Gray Marble.
~I dropped the groceries off at the church & took a food bag to a parishioner.
~At Goodwill, I got 2 bowls, but nothing at Family Thrift Center.
~Back home, I sorted sugar, rice, beans & tea bags into individual servings for the Food Pantry. I also did a load of laundry & swept the floors.
~I made an Artisan Scarf in Patons Divine "Richest Rose". This yarn is so soft & pretty! Sadly, it has mohair in it & makes me itch.
~I made Mike a Cheesy Hot Dog Grilled Wrap for supper.