Evening at the Nevada State Fair

We went to the Nevada State Fair on Friday night…really, really, really liked the free parking. That was the best idea they came up with!

Not many piggies in the barns ~ lots of sheep, bunnies, chickens, ducks and cows. Had oodles of scaley critters. Great looking quilts. Lots of loud tractors and trucks and the pull.

Take a look at these sweet faces! :)

Some of the Quilts!

Pictures of the Tractor Pull ~

25 August 2008 ~ Simple Woman Day Journal ~ For Today

FOR TODAY … 25 August 2008

Outside My Window…Hold on…let me go take a peeksee! From the north window I see the generator guys working on the emergency backup generator…the one that they never can fix. Oy! And from the east window…bright sun reflecting a low laying layer of haze on the valley floor. My office sits up the hill so you can see down into the valley. Don’t see any students yet ~ first day of school here at UNR.

I am thinking…Gotta spray for spiders when I get home tonight. We seem to have a lot of spiders this year. I don’t like them very much…too many legs and they bite.

I am thankful for… the great harvest that my wee backyard garden is giving me.

From the kitchen… Not sure what we’ll be having for dinner tonight. I took out porkchops though. Last night I used up a monster Mexican gray squash…I did not know that it was growing amongst the pumpkins! It was a good 12 inches long! So I cut it in half, scooped the seeds out and stuffed it with brown rice, mushrooms, garlic, onion, sweet Italian pepper, roasted pumpkin seeds and leftover bbq’d chicken breast that I cut up into little pieces. Then grated some cheese over the top and stuck it in the oven. It was quite tasty.

I am wearing… Brown Irish linen tank, tan crop pants and berks.

I am creating… An autumn felted wool wall hanging.

I am going… …not sure what I’m going…LOL!

I am reading… I finished two Dear America books ~ the Oregon Trail and the Titanic ones. Now I pulled out an American Girl book…1902 Samantha.

I am hoping… that my husband can find a job real quick as he is out of work again (please pray!)…I’m tired of the temporary jobs…as I’m sure he is too. We need a full-time permanent job for him! (He’s still working temp jobs…but at least he has one for the full week this week!)

I am hearing… The hubbub of the first day of classes.

Around the house… the furniture got moved around again. My husband has a slight case of OCD when it comes to rearranging furniture. I just go with the flow. As long as I have a place to sit down, I’m fine with the layout.

One of my favorite things… Is seeing the Canada Geese fly in from the north…FALL IS COMING! Fall Is CoMiNg! Happy Dancing!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… I’m going to make Mango Pepper jam; more pickles; Finish the wool wall hanging; get ready for the Rib Cookoff.

Here is picture thought I’d share with you… 3 Pints of Cucumbers waiting for the hot liquid ~

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