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Blondie
February 25th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Happy Tuesday Folksies!

Wow, I did something I very rarely do - climb back in the bed and then I fell back asleep! Now I feel as if half of my day is gone! Wow! After a lazy day yesterday, doing the mundane things like laundry, cleaning toilets and stuff like that, I shouldn't be tired. It was a wonderful "day off" for me. I made a delish stir fry chickie last evening for dinner. How wonderful to not feel as if I had to rush rush rush . . . today will be a bit different. I intend to go down and make some bread with Mom and a birthday cake for Middle Son Josh. He also has the day off from work, so I am certain he will be looking for some extra TLC. You know I will lavish that guy with attention.

AAAHHHH, another big stretch right now and a fresh cup of coffee. I haven't even had a full cup this morning before I kissed the big man adios for the day. The weather is getting cold again. Dang nabbit! And a heckfire shoot thrown in. I got so spoiled by the nice weekend weather. Snow showers tomorrow. C'mon Spring! Show that ground hawg he is a bit story teller. I am soooooo ready to get my fingers dirty. I have some seeds I am wanting to sow to go under the grow lights. Does anyone else do that? I have had some limited success with that in years past. I like my pretty annuals, adore my perrenials and of course, there is always the veggie patch. We have pared down our veggie garden the last few years but this year I intend on increasing it and the variety of those edibles.

Off to find the coffee pot. Everyone have a wonderful day, full of blessings, joy and of course, SMILES.


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Bubby
February 25th, 2014, 08:53 AM
Morning,

The Girls woke me up a little after 4. Sweet Olive has been sick but I think she's much better today. I held her for a couple hours yesterday and fed her water and broth through a straw. She thinks that's the least you can do for a sick scottie girl! I think she's back to normal this morning. She and Dottie had a little spat and Olive felt well enough to hold her own . Ahhh, life with dogs...

I hope everyone got to watch the segment on M* on the news last night. If you missed it the link was posted this morning. Of course we had a dissenter who doesn't have a clue.

I have to go to make a trip to Walmart this morning for a few things. That always knocks a hole in my day.

Wishing everyone a good Tuesday...

EnumclawGramma
February 25th, 2014, 08:58 AM
Good Morning Blondie! It's gettin' a bit cold here too. I don't think they're calling for snow though. No thanks!

I climbed back in this morning too, but only managed a half hour doze or so. Not complaining because night before last I got NO sleep. My Mollie climbed in with me this morning after my man got up and she's a bit of a bed hog, so....yup. She's in there still!

I've got another day of training at the hospital for my volunteer job in the gift shop. This is WAY more involved than I anticipated. I've never worked retail, settling up the register at the end of the shift is daunting! Am I too old to learn this stuff? I didn't need MORE stress. Oy.

Blondie, I like to start seeds in Spring in my kitchen window. I usually go for flowers: Impatiens, Nasturtiums, Pansies. I haven't tried my hand at the vegies, other than tomatoes. DH has to have his herb garden. I like tending the flowers, gardening however....not so much!

OK, off to get it going. Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone. Hugs/Prayers if ya want/need.

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jsmetcalf
February 25th, 2014, 08:58 AM
Good morning -
I wondered where you were this morning, Blondie! Usually when I get to the computer I find that you have posted long before me...and I'm an early riser! I had an especially early morning today because my mind is scrambled with a choice I need to make. After IRNONICALLY saying to my husband yesterday morning that I probably needed to get a job to pay for all my fabric wishes and a cruise to Alaska, I got a call from my old job asking me if I would be interested in returning on a part-time basis (I'm an RN and until 2 years ago was the Nursing Director for a home health agency). IF I was inclined to go to work, it would be the perfect hours and would more than supply all my fabric and cruise desires, but that's a big IF! So now I guess I'll spend the rest of the day thinking through this. I much prefer decisions like shall we plant beans or potatoes or should we head west to visit these grandkids or are we due to visit these grandkids or do I want to get up now or turn over and catch another hour's sleep. Ugh! IF I had available to me the opportunity to work in the neonatal intensive care where I've spent most of my career, it would be an easy choice. But out here in the boondocks, that isn't a possibility. So......my day begins. I already have a headache! :)
It was fun seeing Jenny last night! Hope everybody got a chance to catch that and that y'all have a great day!
Judy

Monique
February 25th, 2014, 09:32 AM
Good morning friends. I did not even get dressed yesterday. Stayed in my jammies all day. I did get laundry done and picked up a little here and there. I put the border on the square in a square quilt. Now to get it sandwiched. I started another with the second set of blocks. The same but a little different.

Sun is shining but cold out. SPRING please hurry up.

Have a wonderful day friends.

MayinJerset
February 25th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Hi Blondie, I'm trying to smile but it's cold in here, no sun today to warm this side of the house so we may have to turn the heat up a little bit more. No smile also because No Coffee! Fasting for regular blood workup at doctor's early this morning. Nice Dunkin Donuts near his office and it will be my first stop on the way home. If the scales are lower than last check up I might even pick up a doughnut and
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GrammaBabs
February 25th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Tuesday is quilting day for me... favorite day of the week...
We see Jenny last night would have loved more,,,LOVE how she stood up for my favorite hobby,,, quilting quickly and with Love and the purpose.. TO BE USED!!! and to have fun!:)

Sandy Navas
February 25th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Yawn, stretch, yawn. Ahhh, I get up tired because I have spent most of my nighttime hours stitching and planning and deciding . . . what to do next? I have way too many projects lined up and way too little time where I am alone and can be productive. Yesterday was a pure waste of time - sat around for several hours waiting for a return phone call about the computer on our long-arm - the call never came . . . but I had to be where I was so I could answer all the questions and supply information. The call will probably be returned this morning when we are on our way out for our monthly brother-sister-sister lunch. DRATS!

And so, that's the way the ball is bouncing here.

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MRoy
February 25th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Good morning! Brrrr, it's cold. I have an errand this morning....DH's aunt's TV went out yesterday and she and I are going to shop for another one. She's 92 years old and loves to watch TV so we'll be bringing one home for me to hook up to her satellite...for sure! She's a sweetie and I don't mind at all.

I enjoyed seeing Jenny on the national news last night. I wish the Doans much success. They are helping to revitalize quilting and Hamilton MO and they deserve the recognition they are getting. Happy Tuesday!

dwil23
February 25th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Good Morning!

I came home from work at 3 am - just didn't feel very good, but mostly dead tired - I think I got a total of 3 hours and 37 minutes of sleep yesterday, but that was part in the morning and part in the evening and even then interrupted by at least three phone calls. It was just one of those days.

SO, I am off for the next three nights and really need to make some progress. I have about decided that I am going to have to totally repaint my new quilting/scrapping room - walls and ceilings. The smell of cigarette smoke is just not going away. I just read that you have to use product like Kilz - regular paint won't do it. I mixed vanilla into it, but it still smells. I've tried dishes of white vinegar, opening the door and windows, candles and plug in thingies. It still reeks. I am so ready to move my things in there and get organized so that I can sew, but don't want my things - especially my scrapbooks to soak up the odor. AT least my fabrics could be washed.

I waited there yesterday for the former owners to come and claim their kitties - one of whom is now very preggo. Ughh. Hopefully they came after I had to leave. Now, I love kittens, but we just really don't need any more.

Supposed to have a cold front come through again Wednesday and Thursday. I have never had a green thumb, never had any success with anything grown from seeds. I may try again next year, though.

Monique - you had "my kind of day" yesterday. No place I have to go, just stay in my jammies and do what needs to be done and get a little sewing time in.

Everyone have a Blessed day and stay warm if it's cold where you are..

MayinJerset
February 25th, 2014, 11:56 AM
Hi Blondie, I'm trying to smile but it's cold in here, no sun today to warm this side of the house so we may have to turn the heat up a little bit more. No smile also because No Coffee! Fasting for regular blood workup at doctor's early this morning. Nice Dunkin Donuts near his office and it will be my first stop on the way home. If the scales are lower than last check up I might even pick up a doughnut and
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Back from doctors and didn't stop for any doughnuts as I've lost 15 lbs since the summer, so I settled for coffee and toast as usual. Saving up for a really good treat as I'm not crazy about DD's doughnuts, only like their Hazelnut coffee, hot or as a iced Coolatta.

Blondie
February 25th, 2014, 12:12 PM
Back from doctors and didn't stop for any doughnuts as I've lost 15 lbs since the summer, so I settled for coffee and toast as usual. Saving up for a really good treat as I'm not crazy about DD's doughnuts, only like their Hazelnut coffee, hot or as a iced Coolatta.

Good for you May! You have stronger will power than I do. I love DD donut's - their jelly donuts make me swoon. My Daddy preferred Krispy Kremes - he said DD's were too "doughie". Duh! That's why they are called doughnuts. LOL. Good thing there isn't a DD too very close to me. Love their coffee, too.

auntiemern
February 25th, 2014, 12:14 PM
Was up early for me today. Kiddo's spent the night, and had to get them up, ready, and out the door to drive to the bus stop. I didn't sleep worth diddly last night. In a major lupus flare, and conveniently my Walgreen's has my med on back order. They found some for me about 20 miles away, so DH is on his way to get it. Burning, itching rash. Even on the bottom of my feet, so it is very uncomfortable walking. Spent most of the night scratching and being unhappy. Needless to say I am not happy with Walgreen's.
Today is my oldest GD's birthday. I can't believe she is 11 already. (11 going on 15). She wanted and I-Pod, but I just couldn't see spending that much $ on something that had limited functionality. So I ended up getting her a brand spanking new smartphone. Of course I didn't pay retail for it...we were all due for upgrades..so I gave in and upgraded DD, DH and I all new to smartphones, and just added a line. (new technology to DH and I) Ughhhhh. DD is gonna have to spend considerable time teaching us how to use them. I got DH a Rugby with an otterbox for added protection, and us girls all got the new LG Optimus Pro. Now doesn't that sound fancy? lol..DD tells me I will love it, to which I reply...yeah about as much as my tablet. (It sits untouched most of the time) I am slowly figuring some of it out. Phones are for talking on. We shall see. Gonna read some other posts. Hugs and blessings to all. Prayers for those in need.

EmmaB
February 25th, 2014, 12:15 PM
Woke up at 3:30 this morning, piddled around til about 4:30. Decided to sew my binding strips together and now have my binding pinned. By the time I got that done, it was 6:20 (yeah I'm a little slow, plus I had to take lots of coffee breaks). Got my frig cleaned out and took all the trash out because it's trash day. Took care of my furbabies, did some dishes, got ready for work and now here I am sleepy as all get out! Ugh, I hate when that happens. Seriously, I could lay down and take a nap. Today needed to be a jammy day.

It was so nice to see the Doan family on the news. It just so happen that I was looking at the forum and someone mentioned that it was on. I quickly changed the channel and shortly after that her segment came on. Such a positive story. I'm so thankful for her videos because if it weren't for them I probably would have never started this. It always looked so difficult and she makes it look so easy and is so carefree and light about it. She makes learning fun.

Sandy, I relate to your picture. It is so me, especially today. I'm such a zombie.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

p.s.: Most people here have dogs it seems so here's a dog question...my 2 pugs are both females and one of them licks the other one a lot. Is this a dominance thing? Is she giving her a bath? What? Hate to say it but the sound of it drives me nuts and when you pick up the one that has been licked she's all wet and yucky. Chime in if you have a clue

Jean Sewing Machine
February 25th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Hi everyone! I was the school bus this morning taking my grandkids to school, so I had to get up and at 'em early before they came to my house. My daughter works on a weekly schedule that changes every week. Makes things crazy for getting the kids to and from school. Glad I can help out, but so etimes it just isn't possible. They are at an age where thy've outgrown babysitters and daycare, but are really too young to be left on their own. Hey, back in the day, I was watching my 4 younger siblings at age 10, but that was a few generations ago!

Loved the NBC piece on Missouri Star and Jenny. My tie dye shirt ( with me in it standing next to Jenny) landed in the photo montage at the end of the piece, that was exciting! My 2 seconds of fame on national TV! I agree, it was too short, but 2-1/2 minutes of network prime time coverage has to be very valuable for a business. And what's with the gal who said shame on Jenny for intoducing simpler methods to the art of quilting? I don't get that thinking! Think many of the forum members voiced their support of what Jenny as done EASY AND WITH A MACHINE!

Hulamoon
February 25th, 2014, 12:36 PM
That's great May! I'm going to try and stay away from bread for a little while.

Emma I think it's a maternal or social thing.Like monkeys grooming each other. My dd's dog is a male and I watched him over the weekend. He was licking my male kitty to death. Who knows. lol

I have an animal situation too. My poor fishes were croaking one by one. This never happened before. The lone one left I transferred to a fish bowl so I could clean the big one out. New gravel too. He seemed happy the first few hours but then hid for three days behind the filter system. He finally came out. Can fish get lonely? So I'm going to find him some friends today.

I bet that was an interesting read. lol

Hulamoon
February 25th, 2014, 12:41 PM
And what's with the gal who said shame on Jenny for intoducing simpler methods to the art of quilting? I don't get that thinking!

Was that in the piece? How rude!

Simply Quilting
February 25th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Good Morning!!! Busy day planned and I would prefer to work on binding the three quilts that I just got back from the quilter.

This Wednesday night is our Sunday school class to fix the dollar supper at church - having biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, and peaches. I've got to go pick up the eggs (20 dozen), milk, butter, and Tang at the local Hy-Vee grocery store later today and then we do some of the food prep tonight. The rest of the prep work will be done tomorrow.

I was excited to see the NBC piece on Jenny. The small little piece that I got to be in was at the very end with a hug from Jenny. I wish they would have been able to make the piece longer as there were some good interviews. I am very happy for the revitalization that the Doan family has brought to Hamilton. It is so wonderful to see the town growing again. I grew up not too far from Hamilton in Trenton, Missouri.

Have a Great Day everyone :)

Granny Judy
February 25th, 2014, 02:14 PM
First,,, to Lorie- it wasn't aired at NBC. It was here in the forum. Someone posted they didn't approve of machine, quilt in a day , precut quilting method. But Our Group got the message to them for disrespecting our Leader. WTG, Group!!

I am so lazy today.. slept in, but then I was up late getting some material cut for the Dresden Plate quilt. It's taking more time than I anticipated but I am not tired of it yet.. Just plugging away at it. 48 plates on 15 inch squares.. Machine stitched.

And I've gotten side tracked with making cards.... yeah, I know it's a lot of work, but I love my rubber and punches. There are so many New stamps to buy and the punch ART!!! Thankfully I have most of the stamps -thanks to dd#1 and the generosity of this forum's members... Mo' Money for Fabric!!

Thinking Garden.. but not doing anything but the planters. Maybe a few tomatoes?? Will have to have warmer temps before I can get into the mood for outside work.

Hugs going out to all..

toggpine
February 25th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Will you all KNOCK IT OFF with the doughnut talk?!?!?!?!
You are killing me!
I am really trying to not cave in and make the minimum 30 minute drive to the nearest grocery store with fresh doughnuts.

I have a gal showing up at about 11 to have one of her baby goats disbudded (horn buds removed) and then I'll need to run through the shower and make a trip into the big city. I need to get the paperwork in for Em's speech therapy grant and probably hit the grocery store for some produce for supper. (NO stops by the bakery section!)
I should also take a few photos of my sister's quilt and return it to her. I thought I had better wait until the flu plague passed before I stopped by for a visit.

I did finish Em's curtains last night and today, if I can squeeze it in, I'll get the chair cushion and the tissue box cover started for her mini room redo (upgrading from nursery prints). Hopefully I can get those done by tonight and then get on to making the new shower curtain for her bathroom. We are changing it from a fish theme to a garden theme with butterflies and ladybugs.

Well, the laundry is done, so I need to switch that around and get on with the rest of my day.

You all have a good one!
Hugs, Cathy

shermur
February 25th, 2014, 03:16 PM
Mine and DH's morning started with an IEP meeting at school for Hal....hubby was supposed to have a scheduled day off so he and I could get more of the house cleaned and packed up. He ended up having to go back to work, because of the other co-workers work schedule getting screwed up!
so, I am procrastinating getting stuff done. And I would so much rather since I am at home by myself to so into my sewing room and work on my projects that are very behind!

rebeccas-sewing
February 25th, 2014, 03:38 PM
Have a wonderful day everyone. It's another beautiful day in Orange County. Rain should be rolling in later this week. I sure hope we get what's expected. This drought situation is pretty serious from what I understand from the news. Anybody reading any good books?

CrazyMtnLady
February 25th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Good day all. Been up a long time... just been really busy. Finally decided it was sit down at the computer time...:)

Weatherman said we have some yucky weather coming tonight and then again starting Friday for the weekend. :( So ready for this to be over.

Looking forward to warmer weather and getting back to sewing. The machine has been calling my name for a while now. Tons of things i want to do.

Hope everyone is well and having a great day.
Hugs and prayers to all.

Blondie
February 25th, 2014, 05:35 PM
Hi Rebecca
I am not reading anything new; just some older books that I have laying around and have read before. I really need a library run to see the new stuff.
I am reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King - really spooky and makes the hair on your arms and neck rise up. I read that in between clients in daylight and leave it at the shop.
At home I am reading The Shack.
What have you read lately?


Have a wonderful day everyone. It's another beautiful day in Orange County. Rain should be rolling in later this week. I sure hope we get what's expected. This drought situation is pretty serious from what I understand from the news. Anybody reading any good books?

toggpine
February 25th, 2014, 06:15 PM
I finished the new J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) book Concealed in Death. It was pretty good. I'll probably read it again a little slower next time.

I'm listening to Terry Brooks "Armageddon's Children" while I'm sewing today. It's kind of sad. The premise is that humans have poisoned the planet and we are about to the end of our days. It sounds as if only a handful of children will have the chance to find a better place with some help from magic, elves, and the strength of their own convictions.
I was just notified that I have two more audiobooks ready at the library. They are from the Coffeehouse Mysteries series by Cleo Coyle. They will be a lighter read, even though there will be murder & mayhem in them.

I have to be careful though. Going to the library puts me on the same road as the bakery. I may have to bring the goat to keep me from eating the donuts. No, that's a bad idea. She likes the raspberry jelly filled kind.

Cathy F
February 25th, 2014, 06:29 PM
I'm off to a very late start today, have been sick with bronchitis for a little more than two weeks now and I wish it would leave. Haven't had much energy to do much more than sleep and read, although I did get up to the sewing room for a little bit and tried working on my embroidered quilt. I had mixed results one good block and one ruined one that didn't line up after a re-hooping. I'm really getting discouraged with it but have too much time and money invested in it to call it a UFO. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

I just finished a book called Orphan Train, it was a good book. I was not aware that there were orphan trains.

Well, better get moving it's almost time to start thinking about dinner. We haven't had much appetite since we've both been sick so it's going to be a ham and cheese pannini tonight.

MayinJerset
February 25th, 2014, 06:36 PM
Jean said, "Hey, back in the day, I was watching my 4 younger siblings at age 10, but that was a few generations ago!"

I hear you Jean, I know where you are coming from. I'm the oldest of 7 and taking care of my younger siblings was one of my jobs. One night while my parents were out one of the kids threw up right in front of the sofa. It really grossed me out and I threw a blanket over it until my parents came home. At 13 I was left in charge and had to take a week off from school when my mother went to the hospital to have a baby - can you imagine anyone doing that today? Some of those good old days weren't so good after all.

Lilly
February 26th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Donna - don't forget to put 4 coats of varnish on the window ledges and trim and scrub it well before you do. Also have the vents sucked out and wash the vent covers. And yes kilz or the comparable product is the only thing that worked for us on walls and ceiling and subfloor. We moved into a home that had a smoker going about 24/7 and even tho they laid down a new (cheap) carpet we had to rip it up and sand the plywood and kilz it before replacing with a new carpet. Maybe you don't want to do all that work but the tobacco gave my DH headaches.

dwil23
February 26th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Donna - don't forget to put 4 coats of varnish on the window ledges and trim and scrub it well before you do. Also have the vents sucked out and wash the vent covers. And yes kilz or the comparable product is the only thing that worked for us on walls and ceiling and subfloor. We moved into a home that had a smoker going about 24/7 and even tho they laid down a new (cheap) carpet we had to rip it up and sand the plywood and kilz it before replacing with a new carpet. Maybe you don't want to do all that work but the tobacco gave my DH headaches.


Thanks, Eileen! I will do what I have to do - I can't stand the thought of my things smelling like cigarette smoke when they leave the room.