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

FOR TODAY … 23 February 2010

Outside My Window… Snow.

I am thinking… I’d rather be somewhere else right now.

I am thankful for… My friend, April…she’s the bestest.

From the kitchen… Will be Del Taco’s Fiesta Pack…bean burritos and tacos.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a navy blue 3/4 sleave t-shirt top, hair in ponytail.

I am creating… Nothing right now. Just finished three lap/baby quilts. I’m mulling over my next project.

I am going… to walk over to the dean’s office and drop off some contracts.

I am reading… will be reading my new books from Crafter’s Choice and the new MaryJane’s Farm magazine that my friend April sent me.

I am hoping… My constant wish ~ That everyone that is looking for a job, finds one. (Keep fingers crossed and send up a prayer…my husband has almost reached the 90 day mark on his new job!)

I am hearing… The ice machine…my computer is making a whirling noise…door to the stairwell slamming.

Around the house… snow. Lots and lots of snow.

One of my favorite things… Sunshine. Flowers. Can’t wait until the flowers start to bloom.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Plan a new quilt.

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

Northern Mockingbird and California Quail in Sunday’s snowstorm.

California Quail

Northern Mockingbird

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For Today ~ 21 December 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 21 December 2009

Outside My Window… Snow still on the ground and it’s now raining off and on.

I am thinking… YEAH! My boss gave me a Cabela’s gift card for Christmas. 🙂 I get to run amok in Cabela’s soon! Oh yes…happy Winter Solstice!

I am thankful for… Our new place that we’ll be moving to soon. It will be a non-hurried move…a bit at a time…after Christmas I’ll kick it up a notch.

From the kitchen… Pizza…maybe. Maybe not.

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, and a black turtleneck.

I am creating… Finished the hand-sewing on the quilt…it’s all wrapped and ready to put under the tree. No more creating this week!!!

I am going… Go pick up part of the oak table and six chairs that I won at a local auction for $30! Will have to go get the rest of it tomorrow with the truck.

I am reading… Just online news and the newspaper.

I am hoping… My constant wish ~ That everyone that is looking for a job, finds one. (Keep fingers crossed and send up a prayer…my husband just started his 3rd week of work, and still liking it!)

I am hearing… The ice machine and a liquid nitrogen tank hissing like a pressure cooker.

Around the house… boxes…I’ve been packing.

One of my favorite things… sunshine…it’s been missing for a while now.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… take a few boxes to the new place each day…go to moms on Wednesday for our Christmas (sister and I).

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

A quail sitting on the fence after the last snowfall.

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For Today ~ 21 August 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 21 August 2009

Outside My Window… TIME LAPSE CAMERA of the buildings going up outside my window

I am thinking… It’s hot…we broke a 90 year old record yesterday! It was 101F and supposed to be 100F today. I WANT OCTOBER WEATHER!

I am thankful for… my job…even though it crazy at the moment.

From the kitchen… nothing…going out tonight! Happy Dancing!

I am wearing… Tan crop pants and a brown t-shirt and dirty white Betulas…me thinks this is their last summer.

I am creating… nothing at the moment.

I am going… to see Lewis Black tonight at the Silver Legacy! Will be cashing in my Sterling Bucks for a free room too.

I am reading… the new Backwoods Home magazine.

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

I am hearing… My office mate sighing up a storm.

Around the house… Herbs drying in paper lunch bags…basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, chamomile.

One of my favorite things… Autumn…everything about it. Cooler weather, colors, smells, football, hockey, halloween, thanksgiving, pumpkins, sweaters.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Lewis Black show, make tomatillo salsa, sweet pickle relish, maybe head up to Portola.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you… I want to see this soon…trees changing colors and snow on Mt. Rose & Slide Mountain.

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For Today ~ 2 June 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 2 June 2009

Outside My Window… Partly cloudy sky, warm & a bit humid…the morning after a good thunder storm. Welders working on the new Medical building out back. I wonder which floor I’ll be on!?

I am thinking… I need help with my job.

I am thankful for… my job, my family, my garden.

From the kitchen… Leftover ham, lentil & yellow split pea soup? Or maybe a roasted chicken from the store as I discovered last night that my pantry is pretty empty…couldn’t even make biscuits to go with the soup I made! Sheesh.

I am wearing… Tan crop pants, brown shirt, betulas, and hair down.

I am creating… I’m still working on my sister’s crazy quilt…and her birthday was two days ago. Good grief.

I am going… finish the self-supporting budgets today.

I am reading… Country Matters By Michael Korda.

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

I am hearing… The start of the HVAC humming on the roof top…voices from the next door office…welders and beeping from the construction out back.

Around the house… a bathroom that needs to be cleaned. Egads the floor is filthy.

One of my favorite things… rain…and hour of rain…soak it up my wee plants!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Cross my fingers that the little female cat I saw on Sunday at the Humane Society is still there on Friday so I can adopt her!

Here are two pictures thought I’d share with you… I took these photos of wildflowers near the Hobart Mills Road off of Hwy 89, just north of Truckee, CA.

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truckee524c

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For Today ~ 16 March 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 16 March 2009

Outside My Window… Construction workers that must have turned off the water to our building. Grrrr…

I am thinking… Today is the first day by myself in this office since 2002…wah! Big Sigh. Good luck in your new position, Carla!

I am thankful for… That I can still give to charities. After watching the news last night about the St. Vincent’s food pantry and then Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with the Ruiz Family in El Paso, I went through my pantry and filled up to grocery bags to donate.

From the kitchen… I made chicken enchiladas last night, froze another batch for another day. In the crock-pot I have a corned beef in Guinness cooking today.

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

I am creating… Still hand stitching on my 10 blocks of a crazy quilt…have four more to go.

I am going… to call IT when I’m done here to get them to transfer my email and whatnot over to the new desk when I’m done here. And to google asparagus…I’ve never planted it before and for the life of me, I can’t figure which side is up! LOL! Don’t want to plant it upside down.

I am reading… Nothing at the moment.

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

I am hearing… Different sounds than if I were here at my regular time…since I’m the only one left in my office, I have to work 8-5…I’m hoping not for long though. I want to go back to 7-4. So, I hear students and more lab folks.

Around the house… Clean sheets, clean rugs, clean clothes. 🙂 Newly planted outside the house…horseradish, blueberry bush, garlic, rosemary and another rhubarb plant. Soon to be asparagus too!

One of my favorite things… working in the yard.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Quilting and yard work.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…
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Old barn in Washoe Valley, NV ~ Franktown Road.

House on Millionaire’s Row (1870’s…rebuilt after the great fire of 1875) in Virginia City, NV.

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For Today ~ 23 February 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 23 February 2009

Outside My Window… Cool, cloudy, morning rain…snow up in the mountains…right where it needs to be. 🙂

I am thinking… there is so much running around in circles in my head it’s hard to say what is what at the moment. Will have to throw a monkey wrench in there to slow things down a bit.

I am thankful for… a roof over my head…that doesn’t leak! 🙂 My mom loaning me money to payoff a bill (that card was shredded to pieces a while ago, now the bill will be wiped clean).

From the kitchen… Hmmm…will be leftovers. I thought I printed out a parmesan chicken recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s website, but must not have. So I sorta made my own recipe up from what I could remember about hers. Was dang tasty with the baked potatoes.

I am wearing… blue jeans, tennies, burgundy long sleaved heavy tshirt.

I am creating… Still making crocheted cotton wash/dish cloths ~ but am also making a small quilted wall-hanging using 1930’s reproduction fabrics for a Spring Exchange I’m in. Also making some hammered copper pieces with glass beads.

I am going… take a deep breath and jump into more training here at work.

I am reading… gardening books, Hobby Farm Home, an old Ziggy book.

I am hoping… that my husband gets called for an interview very soon. He turned in his resume/app at a “job fair” for a civilian military contractor, the guy told him to be near his phone as he’ll definitely be calling.

I am hearing… Chatter from the office next door.

Around the house… plans for the garden and lists of plants. Trays of seedlings that have sprouted.

One of my favorite things… cutting out fabric and sewing them back together in a beautiful quilt.

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

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…
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Ok…I have a Duck Tail fetish…aren’t these the cutest duck butts?! I just LOVE the curls of a duck tail! These handsome fellows are from Gardnerville, NV…they were around during lunch on Friday.

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For Today ~ 17 February 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 17 February 2009

Outside My Window… Chilly, light snow on the ground, bit of ice…lots of clouds. More snow on the way…YOU GO SNOW! Drop more on those mountains! I want WATER this summer!

I am thinking… I sorta miss my online connection at home.

I am thankful for… my family.

From the kitchen… Two new recipes…I tried Low-Fat Blueberry Lemon Scones, Multi-grain bread…and old standby’s ~ lentil soup with ham and veggies. (Ham leftover from Saturdays ham dinner…I had a ham in the freezer since Christmas)

I am wearing… blue jeans, tennies, fuzzy grey pullover with rolled neck…same thing as last Monday.

I am creating… crocheted cotton wash/dish cloths.

I am going… to call my old boss to set a date for lunch this week.

I am reading… gardening books, Hobby Farm Home, old beading and quilting magazines.

I am hoping… that I finally got myself organized enough to start back into my wire wrapping…I’ve some pendants that I want to make.

I am hearing… quiet. Nice quiet.

Around the house… A sunroom bench covered with my silver and copper wires, beads, glass, hammer and sketches.

One of my favorite things… a nice long hot bubble bath in my cast iron claw tub with all the candles burning and Dahlia on the radio…I had a very relaxing evening last night. Big sigh.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… wire wrapping and start up some fancy stitches on the crazy quilt.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…
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I think I’m going to share a video of Green Day instead ~ another favorite song.

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