Monday, November 30, 2009

NaBloPoMo - DONE

it is the last day of November... I have 29 other posts over the last 29 days... This one makes thirty.

I am happy to say I completed NaBloPoMo - I'll be putting this badge on my sidebar shortly. NaBloPoMo DONE Badge

This also means that one of my 101 things in 1001 days has been completed.
I'll have to go update over there now.

Hope you all had a wonderful month... soon it will be another holiday! enjoy your December.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

cross blogging now

I needed to message someone on Multiply.... so I had to create an account.

They let me pull in posts from other sites, so now parts of this blog (the stitchy ones) are up there as well.
Find me there at:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TupperWave Stack Cooker....

So - we used our stack cooker tonight for the first time.

Adapted a bisquick recipe a while back & tried it in the microwave.

Will see how well it comes out. Will also post the adapted recipe later.

second best thing

aside from PIE -- I guess the second best thing is the leftovers.
We have frozen a couple of the side dishes, and now we can have them with NORMAL dinners for a while.

I am , of course. only discussing the best parts about the FOOD.... the family & friends gathering it the utmost important and best part of the ENTIRE holiday season. all the way thru to January.

Thanks for those of you who participated in IComLevWe. It was great getting to know some new blogs. I have added several to my reader. Not 100% about next month, but I am really thinking I should do it.


Friday, November 27, 2009


So I went out this morning. Got a coat & boots for each kid. They did not have the grown up coats we were looking for.
It is nice to get the kids taken care of though.

and the best part.... after tax, it was still under $50!!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2009


To all of you in the US.... Have an excellent Turkey Day.

We have Ham and Turkey for our dinners. (Yep, two meals at two locations.)
That also means TWO PIES!!

Talk at you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


My ultimate favorite part of Thanksgiving will always be the pumpkin pie - with loads of whipped cream.

They must be baked no later than the night before. I have to be at work at 9... so the pies just exited the oven.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEW MOON (rate it)

OK, so I knew it would not be to the book, or to the standard of Harry Potter. BUT.... I definitely liked it. I'd give this one a 4.25 as well. I'm even willing to pay to see it in the theater again with hubby, if I can get him to go to a theater.

Monday, November 23, 2009


so - I am actually getting to go see this today.... and yes I am going by myself!
I'll give you a star rating when I get home - I gave the first one 4.25 stars.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I really enjoyed all the comments I got - thank you all....

It was an eye opening experience to read all of your blogs. I am looking forward to following several of you in my reader now. Hopefully I will pop back in and comment even after this week is over.

Well off to hit the grocery store (new Super WM near us) for those last minute Thanksgiving things.

TAYTR (Talk At You Tomorrow, Really)

swap I hosted...

So now I have actually completed a swap that I hosted, people exchanged & all... hope everyone sends like they should.... two more next week, we will see how that goes.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

IComLevWe.... starts TODAY

It has been quite fun looking thru blogs I did not know about.

I am always amazed at the great writing and depth of subject that other people can put forth. It does however, make me feel a little inadequate with my posts.

Working on some swaps today & those ornies for the family too.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Back to work (and swap update)

So I have to head back to work tonight after two days off (this almost never happens, I work six days a week for the most part)

It has been nice to have the time off. I got to finish the ornies for the SNOWMAN swap that I am now hostessing... Original host went AWOL (we are worried because this is very unlike her) before assigning partners.
I hope to finish a few more of the same ornie for other friends & as an angel for a swap that someone missed out on.

I also got my 10 of 10 list in the mail & have a few postcards that should go in the box tomorrow if all goes well.

Enjoying FB games today too.... new bejewled personal high score for this round.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

See if Pics work today

so I have been dyeing & stitching some... let us see if I can get the pics to function today.

Monopoly Base Angle 1
This is the background for my Monopoly Board - it is a greyish blue. There is some subtle mottling in it.

Monopoly Base Angle 2
Another shot of it.

The two light blue strips for some family christmas gifts.

Beginning of those family gifts.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BTW: I missed Teaser Tuesday

Mostly because it is still the same book as last time.


Well my Husband has a Birthday today... finally turns 30.

No cake no presents... just FaceBook games. That is a fun night.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WOO HOO more work hours....

So I got a call this morning before I woke up, asking if I can come in early... I might miss dinner, but I get to go to work at 5:15 tonight.
I'm off at 12:15, so I finally get a long shift.

Monday, November 16, 2009


So earlier this year (after moving to WA) hubby & I bought a used mini van, so that there was room for the kids in the car & the vehicle would be in decent running order.
The van is AWD, good for snow and ice as well as normal driving in the rain in WA.
Someone who had the van before had the DUMB idea to put 16" rims on the back & lower than requested profile tires on the front. -- We have now corrected that. It is on 15" rims with the required size tires again.

Bought a couple of used rims on Saturday & yesterday I got four BRAND NEW MATCHING tires. Best part is I can take the old rims back to the place I got the others & get some $$ for them.

It is nice to have the van sit level with the ground now and to not have any speed sensor issues, because all four wheels match.