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.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

stitch tired

Wow - I had never fallen asleep while stitching before...
It was interesting to starttle awake while sitting on the couch and be halfway through a stitch. Not moving, but frozen part way done.

I guess that means I need to get lunch done early so I can get the baby to nap... so I can have one too.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ok - so this is like tweeting but without the actual twitter site. Posting directly from the cell phone. Knew I got that option. Now it is working. Woo-Hoo.

Friday, November 13, 2009


So with the dyeing done (I went an bought an Iron) then got the pics done - still need to upload....
I was asked about my dyeing - here is the best info on the knid of stuff that I do: - Paula Burch is the ultimate guru as far as I am concerned. Procion MX dyes as (usually) Low Water Immersion.

I am ready to start on my Monopoly board... just as soon as I finish the christmas ornie things at swap-bot.

Currently Embroidering & cross stitching some snowmen.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

IComLeavWe & More

So I just learned about International Comment Leaving Week, thanks to an email I got from NaBloPoMo. Definitely something up there with the writing...
I shall attempt this for the month of November, if it is before the 21st you can still get in on this month... if not - aim for next month.

Facebook has gotten more interesting for me (and more adictive) I now find myself having to log back in at set times, just to check on my: Restaurant, Farm, Fish, Sorority, Vampire Clan..... not to mention that I play Yacht and Bejeweled there.... -- so when am I going to have time to read all these blogs??

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THANK YOU to all who have served

For 90 years, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has been a remembrance of those who served America in time of war.
I am the Daughter of a Veteran & Wife of a Veteran. Many others in the family have also served - I do not hesitate to say thank you to all I know who have served.
This year the holiday we call Veteran's Day has a bittersweet note to it. I lost my Grandfather within the past year. He was US Navy, ret. Totally a career man, and followed by his son into the service. Capt J.W. Sellers, I miss you!!!

And as I heard again this morning:
Freedom is not free! If you don't stand behind our troops, then feel free to stand in front of them!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Still in HP y7 Pg 517
"All I am saying," said Bill, setting his hand on the door back into the sitting room, " is to be very careful what you promise goblins, Harry. It would be less dangerous to break into Gringotts than to renege on a promise to a goblin."

Tired today

It is sad when you start to doze off while sitting up - in the middle of a game of Yhatzee on the PC.

I wish I could sleep when it was the right time to sleep.

Teaser tuesday will follow.

Monday, November 9, 2009

dyeing done

I need to take a picture of it now (with my new camera) it is a greyish blue - or a blueish grey.

Now I have to find the dang Iron so I can start on the project....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quiet Today

It has been a nice weekend, SIL took the eldest for the weekend. I miss having the no fighting, no yelling, just chase the little one when it is a regular weekend.
What is it about the kids that individually they are great, but when you put them together they are at each other's throats every 15 minutes??
Maybe MOMMY just needs a week off. Anybody want a house guest for a week?? ;)
Well expect the big one home in the next couple of hours... so we need to eat lunch before then.
Make it a great week.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

dyeing soon

Well, I am jumping back into the dyeing this weekend.

I have some aida cloth that I bought for my Monopply board. It is too white. I believe I am going for a mottled grey look with it. I still have not decided 100%. However I do have to go get Soda Ash today, or I will not be able to do anything...

I know there was other stuff I wanted to dye too, but I am not sure what it was, or where I hid it from myself.

Off to the store (and maybe the baby will nap in the car.)

Friday, November 6, 2009


I have come to the realization that some of these new online games are quite addicting.

I find myself wondering if it is OK to ask every person you know in real life to join your farmville neighbors.

If you know me, and you play Farmville on facebook... you are welcome to send me a friend request for the only purpose of being my neighbor, so we can have bigger farms. See you there.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sock Friends

Over the past couple of days I was going thru past posts of blogs I follow (with the no internet time there was a LOT to read) and I have discovered some GREAT things in the UK.

While looking thru The Toy Society I saw a toy drop that was a SOCK BUNNY. This lead me to the BUNNY BLOG and to the folksy store that has the bunnies.
I also was transported from there to some of their friends sites: HOTDOG, The Sock Gardener, and other sock friends that now get followed around with cameras.

I have come to the realization (again) that there are much more than Monkeys out there to be had with socks. Maybe soon I will branch out and actually MAKE a monkey. Then I have to adopt a bunny and a dog from the UK. (Or maybe do those in the other order.)

I also need to get my tush in gear and actually do a toy drop this year. I have lots of yarn & can do an Ami pretty quick. Besides with the cotton yarn, they are 100% washable.

Hope your week is going well.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I have realized...

I need a calendar on the wall in the computer area.
yesterday was TUESDAY. So my Teaser Tuesday is being posted on Wednesday.

Page 181.
He read the letter again, but could not take in any more meaning than he had done the first time, and was reduced to staring at the handwriting itself. SHe had made her "g"s the same way he did: He searched through the letter for every one of them, and each felt like a friendly little wave from behind a veil.
HPy7: And The Deathly Hallows

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


With the new Tupperware venture came the need for business cards of some sort. I went with the mini-cards from Moo. They arrived yesterday.

I am super pleased with them. They are actually BETTER than I thought they would be.

I used an awesome picture from the Fourth of July. It came out in shades of purple and pink with some orange in it. See end of post. It is also the same picture I took my logo from.

The reverse has the contact info and my site location '' listed for shopping.

I did some copy and paste from the main Tupperware site and made a small back logo. It reads "What's better than getting Tupperware" **shamless plug: If you do NOT have a Tupperware consultant already, please keep me in mind.**

Monday, November 2, 2009

A day off

So today (or rather yesterday evening) I did not have to go into work. However I am finding that it is now past midnight and I am still not ready for bed.
I might just go lay on the couch & watch some on demand so that if I do fall asleep, I can go watch it later. I am finding that lately I sleep better on the couch anyway. Or in the center of the bed while the bed is empty. I believe that is a mattress issue.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wow - November already

It is sometimes odd to get off work and find that even though you have not gone to bead, a day has changed without your having realized it.
It still seemed like Saturday night, until I sat down for two minutes to check my email before hitting the pillow. Now I have this big clock staring at me that says November 1st.
I also left my phone at home before I left for work. I clocked out a 3am, I stopped and got gas, and when I picked up my phone after walking in the door.... it reads 2:45am. I wish ALL the clocks were that easy to change for daylight savings.
Hope your candy gathering went well.... type at you tomorrow.