For Today ~ 2 June 2014 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 02 June 2014

Outside My Window… Not a cloud in the sky…it’s going to get hot today! Still have tonka trucks out there moving dirt from one pile to the next.

I am thinking… I’m starving. One little granola bar didn’t cut it for breakfast.

I am thankful for… The left-over bbq’d hotdogs I brought to work for lunch.

From the kitchen… I’m thinking a stir fry tonight…I have some beef and veggies to use, throw in some pan-fried noodles.

I am wearing… Tennis shoes, jeans, bright primary purple cotton shirt.

I am creating… I have a few things going on at the moment.

Jeni Baker's Nordika using 1.25" Thangles.

Jeni Baker’s Nordika using 1.25″ Thangles.

Sawed up 4" and 2" pieces of a yard stick to make 3 sewing boxes.

Sawed up 4″ and 2″ pieces of a yard stick to make 3 sewing boxes.

Some pretty fabrics I pulled from my stash.

Some pretty fabrics I pulled from my stash.

I am going… to go heat up my lunch. After work, stop by Lowes to pick up some sand paper and some balsa wood.

I am reading… Nothing at the moment.

I am hoping… for a quick and uneventful week.

I am hearing… Battery backups beeping as the power keeps going off and on.

Around the house… Clean dishes that need to be put away.

One of my favorite things… Birdies!

Yellow-headed blackbird, Sparks Marina.

Yellow-headed blackbird, Sparks Marina.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week… Work on the wee yardstick sewing boxes.

Here is a few pictures thought I’d share with you… Lots of squirrels at the Sparks Marina where I was parked.

baby squirrel enjoying the mudflap of some woman's car.

baby squirrel enjoying the mudflap of some woman’s car.

Wee squirrel enjoying an almond.

Wee squirrel enjoying an almond.

Dirt bath!

Dirt bath!

For Today ~ 12 May 2014 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 12 May 2014

Outside My Window… Blue Blue Blue sky…breezy. Big piles of dirt the tonka toys keep moving around. They sure make a lot of money for just pushing piles of dirt from one end to the other. A Stellar Jay and Scrub Jay being chased by a dove…too funny.

I am thinking… nothing too deep. :p

I am thankful for… Long-time friends.

From the kitchen… Yesterday was a roasted chicken with a kale/broccoli salad and garlic bread. Tonight (after feeding him three meals) my husband’s friend is coming over and making his Puerto Rican chicken and rice & beans dish. He’s from PR and I love Caribbean food.

I am wearing… Tennis shoes, jeans, pretty blue print blouse.

I am creating… A lap quilt for a graduate student who is making me a scarf (she spins and dyes her own yarn). Here’s what I have up on the design wall so far:

Batik Flying Geese lap quilt I'm making.

Batik Flying Geese lap quilt I’m making.

I am going… to find some chocolate…there has to be some in this office somewhere.

I am reading… I started reading one of the free Nook books I downloaded…Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller. Not bad for a freebie.

I am hoping… My husband gets that part-time job that he was told about by one of his friends. Part-time is better than nothing, which is what he has now.

I am hearing… Someone brewing their coffee down the hall. Other than that, it’s pretty quiet here at work.

Around the house… Probably kitties napping in sunbeams…not home, so I’m taking a guess.

One of my favorite things… Flowers.


A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week…. Finish the batik geese quilt. Buy tickets for Godzilla! I get to see it twice! Regular one with my husband and friend (who don’t like 3D)…then how I really want to see it, 3D ATMOS with my sister and nephew.

Here is a few pictures thought I’d share with you…

Spent about 3 hours cleaning 25+ years of grime off the bricks of this fireplace at a friends “new” bar (bar is 60+ years old). So much more work to be done.


For Today ~ 18 November 2011 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 18 November 2011.

Outside My Window… The wind blowing everything northeast. Partly blue skies with the start of snow clouds. People driving to work. A bird feeder sideways with all the seed dropped to the ground.

I am thinking… I really want to go out and take pictures, but it’s going to snow! We were at 60F not just a few days ago, 40F today with 34F tomorrow. I hope that the firefighters can get an upper-hand on the fire that is burning in SW Reno. Many homes have already been lost. The winds are just too bad right now. ACK! Power keeps going off…gotta get this posted fast.

I am thankful for… as always, my friends.

From the kitchen… Last night was leftover quiche and bisque. Tonight will either be meatloaf at home, or a 2-for-1 outing.

I am wearing… jeans, tennis shoes, a black mock turtleneck.

I am creating… working on quilting…still have 3 to finish before starting a new quilt.

I am going… to make myself a pot of hot tea as soon as I’m finished with this post. Lemon Ginger.

I am reading… Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith. Love that guy.

I am hoping… my friend April has a WONDERFUL time while her husband off impersonating Elmer Fudd in the woods looking for a deer. 🙂 Alone time is always welcomed…especially with so much fabric in the house.

I am hearing… copier machine and the WINDS..this building is creaking. Powerpack beeping…the power keeps going off and on.

Around the house… Nothing much.

One of my favorite things… I can tell you it’s NOT the WINDS.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… stay inside.

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

Leaves from yesterday…

For Today ~ 27 September 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 27 September 2010

Outside My Window…looking out the double doors and see sunshine on the trees, some faculty and students walking, cars buzzing too fast through the parking lot.

I am thinking… I need a Sunday re-do. If I would have stayed home, my car would still be old, but not missing any parts. Should be a good MNF game tonight…the Packers & the Bears! Hoping the Giants have a nice day off. It’s a bit nippy here in the warehouse/storage area that I call my office, wish I had brought a sweater with me this morning.

I am thankful for… that my car still runs, even though someone backed into it.

From the kitchen… nothing…I think I’m going to stop off and get some falafels from Giant Burger on the way home.

I am wearing… Shorts, dark grey t-shirt, tennies, hair in a ponytail.

I am creating… Trying to finish a crafting challenge before Thrusday’s deadline.

I am going… smack that lye calculator that suggested more lye to the water ratio…now I have three batches of fugly soap that cracked. It still is soap…just ugly and I can’t sell it.

I am reading… THE ONE HIGH POINT! I picked up a new book at Sundance Bookstore
Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry. So far it’s a great read!

I am hoping… my friend, April, starts to feel better. Poor hurt ribs… 😦

I am hearing… Air unit, ice machine, me typing, doors opening and closing.

Around the house… a very clean bathroom…scrubbed the heck out of it before settling in to watch the SF Giants & Rockies play.

One of my favorite things… A good nights sleep…something I didn’t get last night worrying about my car.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… just put my head down and get through the week. Friday night is the Eagles concert.

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


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