Wordless Wednesday ~ On the Road to Nowhere

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Thursday’s Rambles ~ 04 August 2011

* T-Minus 8 Days for the START OF MOVING!

* I’ll probably maim or kill my husband before that. 🙂 Men…I swear.

* On a whim I found a 1″ Hexagon template and printed out about 10 sheets on heavier card stock paper (not sure why we had it at work here, I’ve been here almost 10 years and we’ve never used it). Watched the English Paper Piecing video on Connecting Threads…So THAT’S HOW THEY DO THAT!

I cut out some 2.5″ squares of my 1930’s reproduction fabrics to give it a whirl…I’m officially on the path of destruction now.

* Jen at Musings from Main Street had a photo contest and I was a winner! LOL! Two of us won $25 gift cards at Amazon. Spent a long time trying to figure out what I wanted. I’m saving my money for a Barnes & Noble 1st Edition Nook (sorry Amazon Kindle)…so I couldn’t buy any ebooks, couldn’t decide on any music or real book, then I stumbled onto fabric! They sell fabric on Amazon! I’ve been on a fabric diet since my husband lost his job. Guess what I got?! THREE YARDS OF FABRIC! From Fabric.com’s amazon storefront

I got one yard each of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern Martini Green, Midwest Modern Garden Maze Green, and Daisy Chain Kaleidoscope Dots Olive.

Thank you Jen!

* I so want to make some pickles! But will have to wait until we move. I’ve packed my canning supplies. Waaaaaaaaaahhhh!

* Going to have to hook up with Beth so we can float the Truckee River. It’s been really hot (not has hot as the rest of the country…but hot enough for me).

* Do you all remember the MASH episode where Radar, Hawkeye, Trapper, and Margaret did their version of My Blue Heaven? With Henry conducting?

Well…while working on the Hexies last night…I had to get up and belt out the song like Margaret! WHEN WHIP-POOR-WILLS CAAAAAALLLL AND EV’NING IS NIGH! (Gotta get those dance moves in too!) Come on…you can DO IT! 🙂

* Then I cried while singing with John Denver ~ I’m Sorry. Then sobbed when Vince Gill & Ricky Skaggs (video with Alison Krauss, LOVE HER!) sang Go Rest High On That Mountain. Good grief. I turned off the music and switched it to Hong Kong Phooey on Boomerang. 🙂

* Another picture of one of my favorite valleys….Sierra Valley. Looking WSW between Chilcoot and Frenchman’s Lake. Haying time.

* To Dean Heller: WTF were you thinking you ARSEHOLE?! Just remember elections are coming up and I can’t wait to vote your arse out of office! Have a nice day! 🙂

Grown-Up Christmas List Music

A lot of people sing this song…but there is none better than Barbara Streisand. 🙂

For Today ~ 23 November 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 23 November 2010

Outside My Window… I’m looking out the double doors of my office right down the hall to the main entrance and I see big ole fat wet snowflakes! I know they’re wet as I’m still drying off from them. 🙂

I am thinking… I wonder if I can just unplug my phone today? We’ve been moving into the new building here on campus and…well…it’s been one big cluster %#*&. 🙂 And they’re all bitching AT me. I’m not moving my office until I get back from Thanksgiving. My Buffalo Bills are 2-8 now! We won another game! 🙂 YEAH! That snow out there sure is pretty. Caltrans had better have I-80 plowed by Friday when I head out over the hill to Pacifica!

I am thankful for…My friends, family, kitties, excedrin tension (the big bottle), my camera, furnance working, Sierra Nevada IPA, and for the fact I’m still in a position to earn annual leave.

From the kitchen…I have absolutely no idea. Giant Burger’s falafels maybe?

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, black turtleneck, my SF Giants hooded sweatshirt, pony tail frozen from cold…I really should dry my hair more in the winter time.

I am creating… I finished quilting my last quilt. Not creating anything at the moment.

I am going… to sit here an stare at the snow coming down…it’s quite hypnotic.

I am reading… Country Living magazine.

I am hoping…no one comes to work today.

I am hearing… hvac, liquid nitrogen tank, ice machine/

Around the house… probably two kitties piled on top of each other next to the heater vent.

One of my favorite things…

one of those that you have to click on the youtube link..

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… PACIFICA & SAN FRANCISCO HERE I COME!

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

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The Simple Woman is the original home of The Simple Woman's Daybook.

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!

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

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂


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

Isn’t she a cutie-patootie?

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

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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.

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Empire Mine Historical Park in Grass Valley, CA.

For Today ~ 4 October 2010 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 04 October 2010

Outside My Window… Still pretty dark out there. BUT IT’S RAINING! It’s been raining for TWO WHOLE DAYS! WOW! Mom Nature saved up all of the rain we didn’t get all summer long and is dumping it on us in TWO DAYS!

I am thinking… YEA SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!! But goodness! Did you all HAVE TO take it the very last game of the season to wrap up the West Division?! HOLY COW! I have to wait until Thursday to watch you play again! ACK! I pray that Fox Sports will NOT have the games…absolutely HATE their commentators. KRUK & KUIP ALL THEY WAY BABY!

GREAT HIGHLIGHTS of yesterday’s game! ~ Absolutely love watching Buster bounce up behind Brian on the mound! LOL!

We went to the Eagles concert on Friday…3 hours of GREAT MUSIC…but then no encore! No goodbyes! The strobe fire alarms were going off. Sheesh. Not how I wanted it to end, but I must say…AWESOME! Don Henley is still DA BOMB! Glen & Timothy still sound good. And Joe? Joe is still crazy! ROFL!

I am thankful for… for my friends. That I have friends and co-workers that think of me enough that they would loan me money for a down payment on a car. That still blows me away. Makes me cry all over again.

From the kitchen… It’s MNF night…have no clue who is playing, but it will be someone else that will be making my dinner. Round Table pizza or Giant Burger falafels. 🙂

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, SF Giants pullover hoodie, hair in a ponytail.

I am creating… I’ll be finishing up a quilt that I missed the deadline for a craft challenge. This one I will look into donating to the 4th Street charity where they give items to the kids living in those run-down motels in Reno. So many kids are so close to being homeless here in our town.

I am going… start putting some stuff onto ebay again. Went through the boxes in the basement. Have a pile to donate, sell, and keep. Now I need to go through the keep pile and start the process all over again.

I am reading… The book that I picked up at Sundance Bookstore
Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry. I love this book!

I am hoping… Still hoping for a mend to April’s ribs. Hopefully she makes it into work today.

I am hearing… Air unit just kicking on, ice machine, me typing, Nickelback in the computer’s cd player.

Around the house… dishes in the sink, a floor that needs to be swept and mopped.

One of my favorite things… Falling off to sleep listening to rain, then being woken with a great big bolt of lightning and a KABOOM of thunder!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Finish a quilt. Find a place to take my damaged Saturn.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

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The Simple Woman is the original home of The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Nevada Humane Society’s Adoption Dance ~ Reno, NV

Nevada Humane Society Celebrates the Joy of Pet Adoption with Dance Video

YouTube™ Video is Spoof of JK Wedding Entrance Dance Video

Nevada Humane Society recently released a YouTube™ video, celebrating the joy of adopting a shelter pet. The video is a spoof of the highly popular “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” Video, viewed over 52 million times on YouTube™. The new video, “Adoption Entrance Dance Video” is about Cidney and Cooper’s big day at Nevada Humane Society.

Instead of groomsmen and bridesmaids dancing down the church aisles, adoption counselors and animal caregivers dance down the shelter hallway. In the original video, the bride meets her groom but in Nevada Humane Society’s video, a staff member dances a homeless dog to the waiting arms of his new person while onlookers cheer and clap.

“We produced this video to illustrate that pet adoption is truly a time of joy and celebration,” explains Diane Blankenburg, Community Programs Director for Nevada Humane Society. “Each time a pet is adopted, we ring a bell, cheer and clap to celebrate that another homeless pet is going to a loving home. There is a standing ovation each time one of these wonderful pets finds homes.”

Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open Sunday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 775-856-2000. Adopt a new pet today and help make Washoe County one of the safest communities for homeless animals. For more information, call 775-856-2000 or go online at NevadaHumaneSociety.org

I adopted Lucy, the wee tortie, from the Humane Society last June. She’s a silly Red-Head…lots of fun and a big love!

Lucy luvs her big brudder, Leo!