Northern Nevada Sunrise ~ 18 November 2010

While leaving the house this morning I knew we were having ‘the calm before the storm’…no hard frost on the car windows, warm, and a slight breeze. Then I looked to the east…oooooohhhh…we’re going to have a beautiful sunrise! Got to work, parked, and took out my camera from my tote.

Sunrise from University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

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For Today ~ 08 November 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 08 November 2010

Outside My Window… Snow up in the mountains! Leaves on the ground. It be chilly! 36F right now at 7:34 am.

I am thinking… I really enjoyed my trip to Apple Hill by myself. My Pontiac G6 GT sure drove nice up and down the Sierra…it loves twisties! 🙂

I’m also thinking that my Buffalo Bills look a lot better than an 0-8 team. Big sigh. Sure wish we played the Cowboys…we could pick up a game! ROFL!

I am thankful for…all the quilts I made! I love piling them on and crawling underneath them with the window open…makes for a nice sleep.

From the kitchen…Left over tri-tip and sauteed mushrooms.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, grey 3/4-sleaved shirt, pony tail frozen from cold.

I am creating… I finished all of the blocks for the ‘All Patched Up’ quilt I’m working on, just need to square them up and then I can start sewing the quilt top together.

I am going… to turn the heater on under my desk…it’s a bit nippy here at work.

I am reading… a Michael Perry book, and all the magazines that I’ve been bombarded with. I’m not sure how I get onto mailing lists as I don’t sign up for them.

I am hoping…it rains some more. Wendy’s baked potato and a cup of chili sounds good for lunch, no?

I am hearing… hvac, liquid nitrogen tank, ice machine, doors slamming.

Around the house… just a few dishes in the sink.

One of my favorite things… If this doesn’t make you smile…you’re weird.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… quilt and go to the Nevada Museum of Art to see Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and The Birds of America

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you… more from my trip to Apple Hill…up in the Sierra.



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Saturday Rambles ~ 6 November 2010

Just a few rambles for tonight….

First off, as I stated on FB Friday morning….Jay Leno is an arse! SF Giants Brian Wilson, our awesome closer, brings the World Series trophy with him to his interview Thursday night…and the idiot took it from Brian then put it on the floor BEHIND his desk. First time I’ve ever seen Brian a bit flabbergasted! Should have waited for Conan to restart his show! Again…You, Jay Leno, are an ARSE!

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The colors are very pretty in our area right now.

My sister and I took our lunches to Rancho San Rafael park on Friday and walked around to take pictures.



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Mother Lode’s Marionberry pie is WONDERFUL!

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152 Days until Opening Day 2011 at AT&T Park.

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It’s going to be cooler and raining tomorrow…I have fresh chestnuts to roast! Bought a bag full at Ikeda’s in Foresthill (near Auburn), CA. I love that place.

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The colors are also pretty up in the Sierra! I took a drive today to Apple Hill (Placerville, Ca area). Some pictures along Hwy 50 and 80.





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New Fabric in My Stash!

I really have to get off of quilting mailing lists! Yeah, right.

At QuiltHome.com I was checking out the new and on-sale fabrics when I came across some great flannels.

The next thing I know 6 yards of Urban & Della flannel and 1 yard of Nicey Jane was sitting in my PO Box! Holy Cow, Batman! How did that happen?!

I have no clue what type of quilt I’ll be making with the flannel, so for now, I’ll just keep it close by and pet it.

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Left: Urban FVW11-Green (on sale) by Valori Wells, Middle: Della FVW16-Ocean by Valori Wells, Right: Della FVW18-Ocean, by Valori Wells.

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Urban FVW09-Pink (on sale), by Valori Wells.

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Nicey Jane HB17-Clementine (on sale), by Heather Bailey. I have other fabric from this line.

2010 WORLD CHAMPS!!!! Congrats SF Giants!!! :)

WooooWeee! I’m pretty sure my friend, April, in Michigan heard me on Wilson’s last strike out! And I heard her! Thankies for staying up with me, girlie!

I love these guys! Every single one of them! The thing I love the most about them? Not one of them is a Barry Bonds! THEY ARE A BUNCH OF UNIQUE, QUIRKY, LOVEABLE INDIVIDUALS THAT PLAY AS A TEAM OF ONE! Thank you Brian Sabean & Bruce Bochy!

Congrats Edgar on MVP!

Thanks for a wonderful season! Can’t wait for the parade on Wednesday!

PS: I can’t WAIT to see Rob Schneider, run around North Beach in nothing but a SF Giants RALLY thong and a FEAR THE BEARD! I heard him tell F.P. Santangelo, on CSN Bay Area Sports, that if the Giants win…that is what he was going to do!

(photos from online: getty & associated press)

For Today ~ 01 November 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 01 November 2010

Outside My Window… Sun is peeking up over the eastern hills onto The Sierras. The snow on Mt. Rose is very pretty this morning.

I am thinking… WHAT A GREAT GAME LAST NIGHT! MadBum pitched an awesome game, Freddy was just as great! Tonight is the Night, Boys!

My poor Buffalo Bills are 0-7! We lost another game in overtime! UGH! I guess I can look at this way…we have a perfect season so far! DOH!

I am thankful for…Friends, home, and yes…family too. 🙂

From the kitchen…a pizza! Game Five of the World Series is on!

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, grey 3/4-sleaved shirt, hair down.

I am creating… Let see…I’ve cut the material, sewed it into blocks and get this! Just cut them into quarters and am in the process of sewing them back into blocks again! LOL! Just love quilting.

I am going…to go find some chocolate. Shouldn’t be too hard being the day after Halloween!

I am reading…Michael Perry’s Population: 485. Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time

I am hoping…I can survive this week at work.

I am hearing… Me grinding my teeth.

Around the house…laundry down in the basement and Halloween stuff to take down.

One of my favorite things…listening to Brian Wilson give an interview.

Giants Video The video is marked 10.31: World Series Game 4 Postgame — Brian Wilson (off on the right hand side between Madison & Buster).

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…This tree has been growing in the southwest part Washoe Valley for over 30 years (it was there when we moved out there in 1980). I think it’s on part of the List Ranch property. Here it is in all it’s Autumn Glory yesterday!

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