Friday Rambles…24 September 2010

UPDATE:
I’ve had a few (okay…MANY) Sierra Nevada’s…the boys won one in Denver…I got to see ANDRES TORRES and BRIAN WILSON! Neighbors having a nice bbq…the week is ending nicely. Yes, indeed! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Andres IS BACK!!!!! I missed you SO MUCH!

It’s Friday…usually I’d say YAY! at this moment…but I’m still in a funk, I have a headache, it’s going to be 94F this weekend, there are loud and annoying motorcycles in town…the list goes on.

I’d normally say…let’s go down to Genoa and walk around the 90th Annual Candy Dance Craft Fair…but like I said above, it’s going to be HOT! Even up against the Sierra…it’s HOT!

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Can’t walk downtown because of loud, annoying HD motorcycles…and people roaming around in clothes that, quite frankly, they have no business wearing! Makes me queasy. Some people really shouldn’t wear leather.

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Can’t go up to Virginia City…well…because Harley’s go up there too, where the noise echos very loudly.

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If it’s hot down here…it will definitely be hotter over in Placerville, so Apple Hill is out of the question.

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The Giants are in Denver, so can’t go to a baseball game.

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Speaking of the Giants…COME ON GUYS! 13-0?! A few of us would like you to distribute the runs a bit more evenly over all your games. Feast or Famine! OY! The heartburn! And when you have blowout games like that I don’t get to see Brian close a game! The humanity of it all! I really need a Wilson fix once in a while!

ps: hurry up and heal, Andres! Miss you out in center field!

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Maybe Pyramid Lake! San Francisco is a little too far away (especially with no ball game to go to)…and I do need a body of water that’s bigger than the Truckee River and the bath tub.

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I do need to finish a few quilts…but have been uninspired.

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I have cat “mentoring’ at the Nevada Humane Society next Tuesday…learn the ins and outs of what to do and not to do while volunteering with the cats. Maybe I’ll go volunteer this weekend and walk some dogs…I need the exercise and I’m sure they’d like to stretch their legs too.

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I finished reading The Colorado Kid earlier this week…not that great of a book. I think I expected more. I have absolutely no clue how they got SyFy’s Haven tied into Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid. Stephen King even wrote that you’ll either love or hate the book…well, I fall into the dislike range. Glad I read it, but won’t stay on my shelf.

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This is Jack…he likes Jose, Bushmills Black, Jameson, and Tullamore Dew. 🙂 He’s from California…made by Justin Moeller of JM Ceramics. He makes me smile…even without the Bushmills.

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Here’s to me snapping out of my funk! Talk to you next week.

Wednesday’s Ramblings ~ Pyramid Lake & Market Totes

Sunday my husband & I drove up to Pyramid Lake to go swimming and to just get out of town.

We drove a mile or so along the lake front until we settled on a really nice beach that had a VERY big sand shelf. You can walk out a long ways before it starts to slope down. The water was beautiful…nice and warm with a few cold pockets that made you yelp…they sneak up on you! Water was crystal-clear too…that’s not very often out there.

I stayed in the water most of the day swimming, floating, sitting…burnt my face with the water reflection. My eyes are still watering. The rest of me was tanned to begin with so I didn’t burn but a few places.

I’d tell you the name of the beach…but then I’d have to kill you. 🙂 Day passes are only $7…still a pretty good deal.

I made another Jane Market Tote bag last night…I used the Rise N’ Shine fabric line by Glenna Hailey for Maywood Studio.

I wasn’t going to put on the front pocket, but kept eyeing the chicken wire fabric. 🙂

This fabric is from the same line…it’ll be my next tote…I won’t be adding a pocket on this one.

For Today ~ 09 March 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 2 March 2009

Outside My Window… SNOW! WTH!? I heard the weatherman say WIND…not SNOW! Ugh. Lots of it too…3″ in one hour. Peeking out window…School bus crooked on the hill, looks like they’re putting on chains.

I am thinking… SNOW! Just yesterday I was out in the yard clipping a shrub/tree down so we can take it the dump. And repotting seedlings into bigger containers. SNOW! Chili sounds good for dinner. I’m still achy from helping to haul a 3′ piece of rail up a hill into the truck and then into the yard. SNOW!

I am thankful for… That I still have a job in this economy. And that my wee Saturn handles great in snow with just Mud & Snow tires.

From the kitchen… Last night was left over chicken. Not sure about tonight, but as I said above chili sounds good.

I am wearing… blue jeans, tennies, black turtleneck.

I am creating… Still hand stitching on my 10 blocks of a crazy quilt.

I am going… stop thinking about it snowing outside. And not laugh too loud about all the 4×4’s I saw spun around on the freeway…while I trudged along going 35 in white-out conditions.

I am reading… Still reading gardening books and Fons & Porter’s Quilts from the Henry Ford Musuem…that is an amazing book with amazing quilts.

I am hoping… That everyone that is looking for a job, finds one.

I am hearing… me typing…I guess the snow is slowing people down on getting to work on time.

Around the house… Clean house! 🙂 We added a lot of railroad items to the front yard that we found on Saturday.

One of my favorite things… working in the yard.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… same as last week and the week before that…quilting and wire wrapping/hammering.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…
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Some pictures of our daytrip on Saturday between Pyramid Lake and Wendell.


First picture is of the Needles…the colony closed them off a while back as people were starting to destroy the area. I’ve spent many of weekends and some nights at the hotsprings there. Stupid people always ruin it for all the responsible people.

Just pass the railroad tracks at the south end of the Smoke Creek Desert.

Another of the Needles at the north end of Pyramid Lake.

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Day at Trego Hot Springs, Black Rock Desert ~ Nevada

FINALLY! Saturday we finally made it back up to the Black Rock…we’ve been wanting to get up there before the snow flies, seems something always came up.

Drove up Pyramid Lake Highway and then took a right once got to Pyramid Lake heading towards Nixon.

I wanted to keep going north and go through the Smoke Creek, but alas…for some odd reason I don’t always get my way! 😦 That’s ok, because then I wouldn’t have seen the Truckee at Nixon ~

Nor gotten pics (digital this time…I’ve lots of film pictures) of the petroglyphs on the Winnemucca Lake side half way between Nixon and Gerlach ~

We stopped off at a “storage unit” garage sale in Empire…my husband can’t pass a yard sale…then headed on through Gerlach to Planet X. I was going to get an angel ornament, but saw a froggie while paying and changed my mind. I get something everytime we’re up there…usually from the seconds shelf.

Then back through Gerlach towards Empire to catch the BLM road to Winnemucca…Trego Hot Springs is on the way. The water was great…weather was warm too. Last time we were there it snowed. Two trains passed. Only had two other people there the whole day and they didn’t show up until 4pm…ended up that she knew my FIL, went to high school together! It’s a small world! I hiked around while my husband rode his bike. Played cribbage, frisbee, soaked in the hot springs.

Then sped across the playa to Bruno's in Gerlach…we didn’t get the ravioli’s instead we had fried chicken and spaghetti (we shared our meals). I wish I had pictures of the moonless night to share with you. Had to pull-over between Gerlach and Nixon for a “pit stop” 😀 and just happened to look up…Oh My Gosh! I haven’t seen that many stars in a long time. The Milky Way was so thick it looked like someone just painted the sky with white. The Big Dipper was sitting low…shooting stars everywhere. Big sigh. We pulled the tailgate down and just sat for 1/2 hour watching the sky.