Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eating Fritos at 4AM

Wow, I stayed up all night messing around on the computer and listening to rock and roll.

I fried chicken for Skully at midnight and made gravy too!

Yesterday we had a thunderstorm that lasted about half an hour. That is very unusual for southwestern Washington. Usually we get a thunder about once a year. And lightening is an anomaly. I miss the thunderstorms back in Illinois. I never lived in a place that didn't have thunderstorms until we moved to Chehalis, WA. I'm willing to move anywhere that get some good storms. I like when the thunder is so massive the whole house shakes. Bring it on!!

We are finally into spring. It's hard to believe that we had snow a few weeks ago. I know it's spring because I have mowed the lawn twice now.

I also planted some Pocket Book flowers, Zinnias and two pine tree type plants. One is like a shrub. I have to get plants that will do okay in partial sun because we have so many trees around the house. I need to find a plant that will thrive in no sun light at all; for under the Hazelnut trees. It is totally bald under those trees.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Well now, you will read my last blog and wonder where the second Jerusalem clock went. Hm, aye...I found out how to rid myself of it. LOL! Who knew.

Good-night Sweet family and Friends. The night awaits me. I have plans. Darting on four paws between evergreens...ha-ha!


This picture is my beautiful Grand daughter "G."

"G", is the apple of my eye! When I look at her pictures I just want to hug her and squeeze her, then ply her with kisses! Thank you "C" for the beautiful gift of "G" five years ago, what a great birthday present that year!

I have tried to put my clock on the side and now I have two. I'm laughing about it because I don't know how to change it! I'm not a computer whiz, I knit socks!!

Lately I have been too tired to be online much. I need my yearly blood transfusion. Dang medical insurance criteria is much different from mine.

Friday, March 20, 2009

All in a day's whatever...

At KMart I ran my debit card, entered my pin and went through the whole role. I thought I put the card in my wallet. Well, the purchase got balled up and she said I had to swipe my card again. No card. Looking through everything as the line gets longer. Finally I said I'd write a check. As that is processing I'm wondering if I left the card at home, after making some online purchases this morning? Did I swipe my blue Chevron card accidentally and I left the debit at home. "Oh God that be true."

While this sale went on a woman with two small children went pass me. So, I think shoot did she swoop in and take it when it dropped on the floor. Plus she was standing behind me in line for awhile. What if she saw me punch in my pin number?? I have to get home to search.

I run into my neighbor. Then I ran into my second neighbor.

I get home and tear the bedroom apart. Call the bank to report a possible theft. Yes, that woman snookered me big time. I have to wait ten days for a new card and go check my bank account for the next few days and it is now a hot card. I put Ben's card through the shredder.

I got these cute blouses for $3.99 each! And, I had to get a new cassette player/CD player to listen to audio books. On the bottom of the bag was my debit card smiling at me.

But, I wondered if that woman had swiped my card!? I told Ben I was so happy it wasn't that woman. I always say the only exercise I get is jumping to conclusions.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I finished the Pillow!!

I finished my Candy Corn Pillow. He's a cutie isn't he? My daughter already called "dibbs," so as soon as I find a box for him, he is on his way to Louisville, Kentucky. I'm sure as soon as my daughter "C" gets him, my Grand daughter "G" will take over as his owner. (Just a hunch.)

In other news, we had snow again. Someone sure ticked off mother nature! We don't have buds on the trees yet nor one wild daffodil sprouting up anywhere. We did have icicles this morning. Reality, what a concept!!

I'm working on a couple things right now in the crafts department. I'm knitting "G" a hooded sweater, crocheting a toilet paper cover (while getting used to ergonomic crochet hooks-they are fabulous!) and starting an afghan on my biggest loom. I am also pondering what loom to use for some puppy pads and blankets for the local animal shelter and dachshund rescue.

That's all the news at the moment. I am married to a very wonderful man that I don't appreciate as much as I should. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Latest Project and it's crochet!

I found this kit while perusing my stash. I haven't crocheted in awhile because my wrists begin to hurt and my fingers can start freezing if I don't quit at the early warning signs. I won some ergonomic crochet hooks on EBay and I'm waiting for their arrival. In the mean time I do a little crocheting and rest then pick it up again.
I did this half of the pillow yesterday and quit before madness set in.
This Candy Corn Pillow seemed like the perfect distraction. For some reason working on a Halloween project in February is exciting. Like working on Christmas projects in July.
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company and, by 1900, was being produced by the Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly) it's been produced for more than a century.The recipe changed slightly over time and there are probably a few variations in recipes between candy companies, but the use of a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and vanilla (as well as honey, in some brands) is the standard. A serving of candy corn has about 22 pieces and contains 140 calories, no fat. While it is just about all sugar, the sweet can still be a better choice than a couple of mini candy bars or other Halloween treats that are high in both calories and in fat. Additionally, 22 pieces of candy corn will last a lot longer than one mini candy bar will. I love that candy corn. One day I might try making it. So far I have created them by knitting. crocheting or cookies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Knitted Kitty

My first knitted kitty. I will make a couple changes for the next one. This varigated is cute but I need to find a way to embroider colors that will show up brighter. This too was knitted on two needles.

Blue Felted Bag

I knitted with two needles and felted this bag. I was negative about the whole thing until I saw the results. I have ordered 9 skeins of Bernet Wool to make three more bags that are different from this one. LOL Not bad for the first, just one slight mistake that I won't make with the next bunch of bags I'm making. Now I need to learn how to put pictures in a place where people can go look at them all.

My Granddaughter's Valentine Bag

I knitted this with two needles for my Granddaughter "G." She's my inspiration when it comes to crafting. Her Valentine's Day gift.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mountain lion tastes like...

Mountain lion tastes like...
I'm watching the Today Show and the guest chef in the cooking segment mentioned cooking it. He also said the meat is incredibly tender.
I don't think so! I mean, I'm sure it is tender and tastes like veal but it will not go down this pie hole. Do you know what 'nada' means?
I'm sure this chef didn't stumble upon nothing new. Americans have probably been eating mountain lion since the cats started eating us.
I enjoy food but not what I consider..."change." I have never eaten many things and that's not to say I never will eat these things. If I'm starving the lion's going down.
It probably has a lot to do with the first 'exotic' meat I ever ate. That would be squirrel. Back in the 60's there were many people out there shooting squirrels for food. Do people still shoot and eat squirrel in Illinois? Do you need a hunting license for squirrel? Where is my friend Sue, she's from Illinois too. I'm quite sure she doesn't hunt squirrel but she may know someone.
OKay, I remember my adopted Dad frying this. I don't remember if my Mom was actually in on this brilliant idea. I think I saw her roll her eyes a couple of times. If Dad cooked, she got out of the way and let Dad cook.
Anyway, if someone ever tells you it taste like chicken you might not necessarily believe it. This was not chicken...the meat is grey and tough. I think this might be mostly used in stews or soups.
I'm not going to go look it up because I don't care to care.
I have been offered snake, venison, rabbit, buffalo and emu. Oh, let's not forget turtle and frogs legs. No! The good news is that you can have it all for yourself!