Tuesday’s Rambles ~ 26 October 2010

First Baseball! 🙂

~ Tomorrow the World Series starts! GO GIANTS!!!!  Good Luck guys!

~ Still shaking my head about hearing Tim McCarver call Jeremy ‘AFLAC’ instead of Affeldt. Did he just say Aflac?! He’s a strange man.

~ Miss you Kruk & Kuip! More than you’ll ever know!

~ CSN Bay Area Sports Giants VideosI swear the best postgame interview was with Sergio Romo. He’s off on the right hand side (about 5 rows down)…between Freddy and Brian. That is one excited guy…haven’t seen a guy giggle like a little kid in quite a while. (10.23: NLCS Game 6 Postgame – Sergio Romo)


~ Started cutting out a new quilt.

Using Allison’s of Cluck.Cluck.Sew. All Patched Up pattern. I pulled out two Layered Cakes that I’ve had in my stash ~ Cotton Blossoms fabric by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.


~ I had to scrape the frost off of my car windows this morning! WOO HOO!

~ Bruce Willis still has it. John Malkovich is just plain crazy. Helen Mirren lovely, and badass, as always. Saw Red over the weekend. Loved it.


Some autumn leaves above the Truckee River.

This is one of my favorite condo buildings in downtown Reno…it’s right on the Truckee River across from Wingfield Park.

~ Sunday it rained and rained and rained…mostly horizontally, as the winds were very strong.


~ Picked up a few more Michael Perry books after reading Coop…started reading Population: 485 – Meeting your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. Also have Truck: A Love Story, Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets & Gatemouth’s Gator, and Why They Killed Big Boy.


Along the Riverwalk ~ Reno, NV

These pictures are for Jan, an old neighbor, who moved back to Southern California ~ hope you enjoy the fall colors on a stormy Saturday. 🙂

Ashkon: Don’t Stop Believing ~ SF Giants 2010 Anthem Video

I heard Jim Rome talking about the different fan videos…but today was the first I saw ours (SF Giants).

Too Much AWESOME in this video! 🙂

On a side note: GO TEXAS! Would love to see a Giants & Rangers World Series.

For Today ~ 19 October 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 19 October 2010

Outside My Window… It’s pretty dark out. Godzilla could be out there and I’d not know it…well…ok, I’d know that Godzilla was out there.

I am thinking… Why are we having a 1 pm game in San Francisco?! What’s wrong with 4 or 5 pm? Is that too late for you all back east to stay up?! Am extremely grateful that the Marlins didn’t want Cody Ross anymore and that we were selfish in not wanting the Padres to have him! I’d definitely vote him MVP of the series with Philly!

What a jackass! “Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis was pretty steamed about their overtime loss to the Patriots Sunday, and he made it clear that he and his fellow teammates plan to take it out on the Bills this Sunday.” ~ Oh! That’s a big man! Pick on my Bills who are 0-5! Idiot. May Buffalo WIN THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON AGAINST YOU! HA!

I am thankful for… for my friend, April. I wish you lived closer.

From the kitchen… Leftover homemade beef stew…with maters, taters, onions, celery, parsnips and carrots.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, brown t-shirt, hair in a ponytail.

I am creating… I finished the flannel lap quilt that will be donated. It’s soooo warm and fuzzy.

I think I may try this quilt next, from Cluck.Cluck.Sew. I have a jelly roll of Lila Tueller’s EDEN just waiting to be made into a quilt! 🙂

I am going… to turn on the space heater under my desk…just got some goose bumps on my arms!

I am reading… I finished Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry. I LOVED THAT BOOK! Am going to stop by Sundance Book Store on the way home and check to see if they have any more of his books.

I am hoping… that ORANGE & BLACK rules throughout OCTOBER! GO GIANTS!

I am hearing… Always the same…ice machine, hvac, doors slamming, phones ringing.

Around the house… laundry needs to be done. I actually threw all my clothes down the basement stairs this morning.

One of my favorite things… my alone time.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… to just get through the week. 🙂

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you… a picture I took on Sunday while roaming around the Ferrari Farm.

Ferrari Farm Barn, Reno, Nevada


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Early Voting ~ Washoe County, NV ~ General Election 2010

Supposedly early voting started on Saturday, October 16th. I still haven’t received my sample ballot so I thought I’d share the schedule and a link to the sample ballot.


Statewide Questions

Washoe County Questions
City of Sparks Questions


Saturday, October 16 through Friday, October 29

Locations open ALL 14 days for Early Voting – 10 am to 6 pm daily

Legends at Sparks Marina
1180 Scheels Dr, Bldg B #108, Sparks, 89434

Sak ‘N Save Food Store – 1901 Silverada Blvd, Reno, 89512
Scolari’s Store #18 – 3310 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, 89502
Scolari’s Store #19 – 200 Lemmon Dr, Reno, 89506
Scolari’s Store #20 – 8165 S Virginia St, Reno, 89511
Scolari’s Store #24 – 4788 Caughlin Pkwy, Reno, 89519
Scolari’s Store #26 – 1300 Disc Dr, Sparks, 89434
Scolari’s Store #28 – 6255 Sharlands Ave, Reno, 89523

Shopper’s Square -Virginia St & Plumb Ln
(Main Entrance by Shepler’s), Reno
(Sunday hours, 11 am to 5 pm)

Spanish Springs Library – 7100A Pyramid Hwy, Sparks, 89436

Locations open 12 days for Early Voting (Closed Sundays) :

Registrar of Voters – 1001 E 9th St, Bldg A,
Rm 135, Reno, 89512
Hours – Mon thru Fri, 8 am to 6 pm, Sat, 9 am to 6 pm

Sierra View Library – 4001 S Virginia St
(Reno Town Mall), Reno, 89502
Hours – Sat & Mon – Noon to 5 pm, Tues – 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed thru Fri – 10 am to 6 pm

University of Nevada, Reno, Joe Crowley Student Union
METERED PARKING ONLY – Hours – 10 am to 6 pm daily

Locations open 10 days for Early Voting
(Closed Sundays & Mondays)

Incline Village Library – 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village, 89451
Hours – Sat 10/16, Fri & Sat 10/22 & 10/23 – 10 am to 4 pm,
Tues 10/19 thru Thurs 10/21 &
Tues 10/26 thru 10/29 – Noon to 6 pm

South Valleys Library – 15650A Wedge Pkwy, Reno, 89511
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23 – 10 am to 5 pm,
Tues & Weds 10/19-10/20, 10/26 & 10/27 – 11 am to 6 pm,
Thurs & Fri 10/21 & 10/22 & 10/28 – 10 am to 6 pm,
Fri 10/29, Noon to 6 pm

Locations open 9 days for Early Voting
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Nevada Day)

Northwest Library – 2325 Robb Dr, Reno, 89523
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23-10 am to 5 pm,
Tues 10/19 & 10/26 – 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed 10/20 & 10/27 – Noon to 6 pm,
Thurs & Fri, 10/21, 10/22 & 10/28 – 10 am to 6 pm
CLOSED Friday 10/29

Sparks Library 1125 12th St, Sparks, 89431
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23, 10 am to 5 pm,
Tues 10/19 & 10/26, 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed – Fri 10/20 – 10/22 & 10/27 – 10/28, 10 am to 6 pm
CLOSED Friday 10/29

Location open 4 days for Early Voting
(Open Saturdays and Sundays, Closed Weekdays)

Sun Valley Neighborhood Center
115 W 6th St, Sun Valley ,89433
Hours – Sat & Sun, 10/16, 10/17,
10/23 & 10/24, 10 am to 4 pm

Lattin & Workman’s Farms ~ Fallon, Nevada

Posting a few pictures of my drive to Fallon ~ stopped off at Lattin Farm, bowled two games (a 137, which was a VERY abnormal game for me…cuz wait for it! My next game was much more normal…72), then I stopped at Workman’s Farms for a pumpkin. As much as I like Lattin’s Farm…they were way too busy and I couldn’t get anyone to tell me how much the pumpkins were. Workman’s has them 2 or $5 or a VERY LARGE one for $5. I’ll be going back out there…as when I went inside to pay for my pumpkin I spied FABRIC! Lots and lots of pretty fabric! Back to Lattin’s…you can make scarecrows for $5 and take them home with you. Corn Maze. You can get a discount online if you google them. BBQ’s. Pick your own berries and pumpkins. They still have maters on the vines. Critters to feed. Kids to whip around dragging behind an atv/tractor. Hayrides out to the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe

This is a great alternative to Pumpkin Pie…


3 eggs, beaten
15-oz can pumpkin
12-oz can evaporated milk
1 C. sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1-1/4 C butter, melted (I usually cut this down to one cup)
1 C chopped pecans (you can use whatever nuts you like)

Mix the first 9 ingredients together;

pour into an ungreased 13x9x2 baking pan. Sprinkle cake mix over the top; drizzle with butter. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.

Top with nuts and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Guard it and stab people with your fork while you eat it all yourself….OR…you can be nice and share it…like I am, with folks at work. 🙂

A Fall Day along State Route 49, California ~ Part II

Along the north fork of the Yuba ~

Tuesday’s Rambles ~ 12 October 2010

YEA GIANTS!!!!!!!! What an awesome game last night guys!!!! Thanks Cody, you were AWESOME! Maddie! And Thank You BRIAN for that ‘I Can’t Watch the Ninth Inning!’…I was peeking through my fingers like I do on some horror films!



Two pictures…just because they make me smile! 🙂 Can’t remember, but I think they are Getty pictures.


Check out Blaze Bratcher’s new Store Front…she has some amazing watercolours! I’m saving my money up for the My Quilt II print. Blaze is a great artist ~ SUPPORT HER! 🙂


I made 3 quarts and 6 pints of Purple Tomatillo Salsa on Sunday while listening to game 3 of the Giants & Braves. My sister grew some tomatillos so I can make salsa for my BIL. 🙂 Has a nice purple tint to the salsa, eh? I used last years RECIPE, the one from New Mexico State University. Only this time I added some serrano peppers to the mix…and roasted the tomatillos and peppers before putting them through the food processor! 🙂


Sunday, after church, we drove over to Ferrari Farms along the Truckee River on Mill Street.

Isn’t she a cutie-patootie?


My two itty-bitty pumpkins I bought at Ferrari Farms…next to a bowl I painted a few years back.


Still stuck in a Nickelback groove…love the Dark Horse album. Where it says ‘Embedding disabled by request’ just click on Watch on Youtube. Love this song.


Empire Mine Historical Park in Grass Valley, CA.