For Today ~ 4 September 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 04 September 2010

Outside My Window… It’s a little after 6 pm and it’s still very sunny, 83F indoors…but there’s a breeze. A very diseased Elm tree outside the living room window…blowing in the breeze. TV is in the middle of the window and the LSU-UNC game is on. I really hate college football, not sure why as I LOVE Pro football…just waiting for the SF Giants-LA Dodgers game to come on.

I am thinking… The movie we saw earlier today was a lot more funny than I thought it would be! My husband wanted to see The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. I can’t wait for the 65F weather we will get on Wednesday! Sure would like some more ribs from the Best of the West Rib Cook-Off!

I am thankful for… being able to slowly pay down my credit.

From the kitchen… Leftovers. Also made cupcakes with some of the peach jam I made.

I am wearing… shorts, purple t-shirt, hair down, barefoot.

I am creating… a craft challenge project. Colors are olive green, rust, brown, and whatever extra color I want to add.

I am going… to finish the laundry, work on my craft challenge, watch the Giants.

I am reading… nothing at the moment.

I am hoping… that I can talk my husband into getting Alphie at the Nevada Humane Society…she’s soooo cute.

I am hearing… breeze in trees, Lucy down in the basement, stupid tv drug commercials. Come on! All of these stupid drugs that sound like they cause MORE problems then your original problem!

Around the house… nothing much.

One of my favorite things… September baseball! It’s all on the line, BABY!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…take a drive to Carson City and Virginia City, more ribs, quilt, watch baseball.

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

NEVADA HUMANE SOCIETY

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For Today ~ 18 August 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 18 August 2010

Outside My Window… Sunny, warm…BUT…it’s only going to be 90F today! Cool Down! Yeah right…I’ll be happy when the high is 65-70F…until then, bugger off! Oh yes…back to what is outside my window…folks walking in the door coming to work.

I am thinking… I really don’t want to be here at work. I’m going through that cycle where I go to work kicking and screaming…NO NO NO! YOU CAN’T MAKE ME GO! Big sigh. I want to work on my Ocean/Water quilt…I want to go to San Francisco…I want walk along the beach in the surf.

I am thankful for… all the pretty fabric in the world.

From the kitchen… Hopefully nothing! At least nothing that I have to make! I want to go out to eat tonight!

I am wearing… shorts, greyish brown t-shirt, barefoot (sandels are under the desk) and my hair down.

I am creating… my Water Baby quilt!

I am going… whine some more about being here at work and not at the oceanside.

I am reading… nothing at the moment.

I am hoping… that the Giants can pick up a few games from the Phillies! We will be knocked out of the Wild Card if they don’t!

I am hearing… the a/c and doors slam…sounds like someone else doesn’t want to be here!

Around the house… dead tomatillo plants. WAH!

One of my favorite things… Well…you know…that big blue-green wet thing on the west side of California? Yeah…that’s it!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… mope and whine. Go out to lunch with my former boss. Continue sewing on my quilt.

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

A pregame shot of Pac Bell (or AT&T) Park…from our seats at the August 1st game against the Dodgers.

OK! Had to add another picture after seeing Donna’s post about not many people at the game. August 1st game was a sell out crowd ~ here is a picture from the other side of the park looking up at our seats. We took a walkabout during the 7th Inning Stretch.

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For Today ~ 15 July 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 15 July 2010

Outside My Window… The makings of a 100F day…the first of three coming our way. UGH! My perfect weather window is 75F, sunny blue sky with puffy white clouds…with an occasional thunderstorm. With the trees in the autumn mode and flowers in the spring mode. 🙂

I am thinking… I need a very long vacation. Maybe even to a place where they can induce a coma, in an a/c room, hook me up to an IV…and let me sleep for a week. No worries of moving, making sure people are getting paid, budgets are set up right, travel requests are in, no seminars, no students, no faculty, no boxes. I’m also thinking that I still need to dig up my garden plants and put them in pots so I can take them to the new house. Just one more thing to stress over.

I am thankful for… A/C…now if only I had that at home.

From the kitchen… boxes. An empty frig.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and short-sleaved brown shirt, hair up in a ponytail.

I am creating… Absolutely nothing right now. My fabric is in boxes, my machine is in one place with the cords in another.

I am going… to have lunch with my sister and her boss…then off to my old house (that I’m still moving from and cleaning) so we can pick up the old oak table. Mary (sister’s boss) is a wood worker and can use the 2″ thick wood. Can’t fit it into my new place…way too big.

I am reading… I dug out my copy of A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (a recommendation of my friend, April) and started reading it. Before the move I finished Peter’s A Good Year, and LOVED it!

I am hoping… that my shoulders will un-knot. I have a horrendeous tension & sinus headache…am praying that goes away soon too.

I am hearing… the A/C…bless the facilities dudes for not turning it off.

Around the house… boxes. BoXeS. BOXES! And…um…MORE BOXES.

One of my favorite things… dreamless sleep…in a cool, dark, quiet room.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… move, clean, stress, try not to die from a heart attack.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you… a take on one of my favorite movies:

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For Today ~ 18 May 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 18 May 2010

Outside My Window… Sunshine, partly cloudy, windy, cold. Grrrrr.

I am thinking… Not much. Too much going on at work. Brain hurts. Eyes are blood shot. Shoulders are knotted.

I am thankful for… A roof over my head, food on the table, abundance of fabric to fondle. 🙂

From the kitchen… Taco Tuesday! Making Carnitas tacos tonight. My favorite.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a long sleeved heavy cotton shirt, hair up in a ponytail.

I am creating… Quilts…and more quilts. I’m working on a color challenge; a block challenge where they give you a piece of fabric and you make a block; my niece’s quilt; and just a quilt that I made for the heck of it!

I am going… look into renting a car just for the heck of it. Maybe we’ll go drive somewhere. Like a Dodge Charger. I don’t think they rent a new Mustang, but that would be fun to drive.

I am reading… Hobby Farm Home magazine and picture gazing (insert: eye-popping and drooling) at the Hancock’s of Paducah fabric magazine.

I am hoping… that the weather man is WRONG and it’s NOT going to RAIN this weekend! Bloody arse!

I am hearing… Co-workers talking, bloody phone ringing off the hook, ice machine, doors slamming.

Around the house… Dusting. Took a picture and saw lots of dust-bunnies-to-be.

One of my favorite things… no noise. Just quiet. Maybe I should rephrase that…no VOICES. No Talking. Me thinks some people would EXPLODE if they couldn’t talk…listen to me listen to me!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Quilt.

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

Block for Ben Franklin Crafts…we received the cream with wee flowers fabric…then you just make a block with that being the dominate fabric. Sometimes I think they go…”Oh No! Not her again. She NEVER makes a traditional block for us!” 🙂

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For Today ~ 8 April 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 8 April 2010

Outside My Window… Sunshine. Hoping it stays a while. Still a bit chilly in the mornings. People coming into work.

I am thinking… I have to finish the department budget module…but am having troubles. Big Sigh. I still can’t figure out why people drive so slow coming out of Sun Valley. 45 mph folks! Not 30! I need a cup of Green Tea with Jasmine.

I am thankful for… my friends.

From the kitchen… Artichokes and baked chicken.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a pumpkin orange cotton shirt, hair down.

I am creating… blocks for my niece’s lap quilt.

I am going… to go to Home Depot or Lowes at lunch to pick up the hardware for making my garden boxes. I’ve got the wood…THANKIES to my FIL. 🙂

I am reading… Thanks to April’s book list suggestion…I’m reading Miss Read’s Village School that is set in the 1950’s.

I am hoping… My constant wish ~ That everyone that is looking for a job, finds one. Adding one more onto the list…that my computer loan is accepted so I can buy myself a home computer.

I am hearing… ice machine, doors slamming, people out in the hallway, my office mate mumbling.

Around the house… My soon to be garden boxes!

One of my favorite things… Sunshine and warmer weather on a WEEKEND…not in the middle of the week when I’m at work.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… survive this week at work. Make garden boxes. Start more seeds inside. Prune the lilac bushes…I moved into a new house in January and just saw probably should cut off some dead stuffus from the lilacs. Start watering the plants. Plan a horse poo dump into the backyard for the garden.

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

Was watching Scooby-Doo after work yesterday…and I absolutely love this song…even after 30 years.

Dany Janssen’s Love the World Badada…badada…

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For Today ~ 25 March 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 25 March 2010

Outside My Window… Grey and cold. The wind howled last night and brought freezing rain and snow. Grrrr….I hate springtime in Nevada, because it’s the same as winter!

I am thinking… My friend April is a meanie by not opening her new machine up and sending me a picture. 😛

I am thankful for… that it’s my “Friday”…I have furlough tomorrow, so I can sew.

From the kitchen… Chicken or Carnitas tacos. Not sure which I’m going to make tonight.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a 3/4 length blue tee, hair down.

I am creating… a pincushion, quilting ideas.

I am going… razz April until she logs off of YM to ignore me.

I am reading… Gee’s Bend Quilt book that I bought off of Amazon.

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

I am hearing… me typing, the ice machine, April laughinhg at me.

Around the house… laundry…and a sewing room ready for me to start quilting, as soon as I move the veggie seeds that I started off of the sewing machine table.

One of my favorite things… The ocean…even with grey skies.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… go to Windy Moon Quilts and spend my $15 credit. Take my mystery quilt to Ben Franklin.

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

The Sutro Bath Ruins at Lincoln Park in San Francisco…I took this photograph on 21 March 2010.

Lincoln Park Bath Ruins

A photograph I found of the Sutro Baths during it’s heyday…

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For Today ~ 3 March 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 3 March 2010

Outside My Window… A bit of sun, cold, storm sitting on the Sierra, no snow yet! YEAH.

I am thinking… what an ass the provost is to even THINK about closing the College of Agriculture at UNR…sounds like he has an axe to grind.

I am thankful for… my job, even if this environment it stressful, to say the least.

From the kitchen… Not sure…last night was carnitas tacos, night before that was stuffed chicken…maybe just soup and grilled sandwiches.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a long-sleeved burgundy shirt, hair in ponytail.

I am creating… binding the Recess quilt. And have been thinking what I want to do with the Lila Tueller Eden fabric I have.

I am going… to disconnect someone’s liquid nitrogen tank from their freezer if someone from their lab does not come over and stop the bloody beeping alarm on it!

I am reading… Back to Basics Traditional Kitchen Wisdom ~ Techniques and Recipes for Living a Simpler, more Sustainable Life.

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

I am hearing… The ice machine and Beep Beep Beeep BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP beep beeep beeep beep beeeeeeeep from a Liquid Nitrogen tank that is low.

Around the house… is a yard full of birds that I forgot to feed before I went to work. Sorry guys.

One of my favorite things… Sharing fabric finds with April… 😉 thank goodness for IM…LOOKIE AT WHAT I FOUND!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… not sure. Finished our taxes, will be finishing some quilts, go to the library, start some seeds for the garden.

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

Funny Pictures of Cats With Captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

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