Take My HUSBAND…please? with sugar on top?

Big Sigh.

So, as some of you may know, my husband is unemployed…and driving me crazy. It’s hard to live with a bi-polar, depressed man who can not stand living in the duplex we are renting. Every day it’s “what’s the good word about the house?” (((insert Michelle banging head against desk)))

Anyhoo…I FINALLY got him to volunteer his time while he’s out looking for work. He now goes to the Nevada Food Bank on the two days he gets the car (it’s north of town and the truck gets crappy mileage), and he’s in the process of Volunteer Orientation at the VA Hospital!

He also has been signing US (notice US and not HIM) up for things to do after I GET OFF OF WORK! I want some down time…some ME TIME…some SEWING time. Nope. I’m not saying I’m not enjoying the outings (and to be honest, some of them were my suggestions), it’s just I really would like some me time. Also time to get household chores done. A nap. A beer.

So far a few of the things we did this week:

* Walked downtown to the old Riverside to watch the lighting of a sculpture (borrowed art from Burning Man).

* Walked to Sundance Bookstore’s grand opening in their new building (awesome old house on the corner of California and Plumas/Sierra), then through their “backyard” to the Nevada Museum of Art to listen to Richmond Fontaine (author Willy Vlautin’s band).

* Took a LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND class from Washoe County Park Service at Galena Creek Park. Taught by Ranger Jerry from Davis Creek Park. Very cool information…some a bit extreme (like pack your crap out).

* “Along High Sierra Trails with Mark Vollmer and Mike White” talk with slides at REI.
Description: Join our own REI team members Mark Vollmer and Mike White on an exploration of the “Range of Light” from Yosemite going south. Mark Vollmer is an award winning photographer whose has chronicled the Sierras in sight and sound. Mike White, also an award winner, has authored trail guides for much of the Sierra as well as Northern Nevada.

Definitely want to get the book Afoot & Afield in Reno-Tahoe: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by Mike White.

I did get some sewing in late last Friday night while my husband was asleep ~ need to get the top sewn now. Worked on ps i quilt’s quilt along.


Lucy got tired of supervising my work ~

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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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