Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
SO MAYBE THE ANSWER IS.....
**CHECK THIS OUT
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
About the whole Lottery Chit chat ... I do.....
No harm was brought to this incredibly wierd looking animal belonging to a dear friend of mine:)
325 MILLION NOW!!! RECORD BREAKING :::I cant grasp this concept myself:::
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Crisis avoided. Off ya go, kiss, snicker to self... thinking Im blogging this! I'm going to call him later and squeal on myself...lol
Monday, August 27, 2007
Psssttt.... Come mere, I gots coffee on, lets chat a minute K?
The week that brought me TO this Marvelous Monday, I am thankful for...( lets do 7, as many days past eh... ::thinkin::::::
A nice visit with my new sister in law in Alaska. (who knew?)
My New P Touch Label maker! (nothing around here is safe now)
The chat with my sis about her continued education, and coming to meet me in October! ( happy birthday to me...lalalala)
What was nice about this chat of ours dear bloggers... is that I actually had WAY more than 7!!! Now I ask you, wasnt that better than a manic Monday?
Labels: Marvelous Mondays
Friday, August 24, 2007
I served with Whipped Garlic potatoes and a little cucumber salad. I have plenty of potatoes and sauce for Left overs tonight... Maybe I'll throw a few Pork Chops on the grill? Gets so in the way of my quilting you know?
3 oz portabella or shiitake mushrooms diced
Send me BEST recipes!!
Labels: Foodie Fridays
Thursday, August 23, 2007
MEGA Millions Jackpot Rolls, One Ticket Worth $761,418 Awarded
SACRAMENTO – Although no one won the MEGA Millions jackpot last night, one lucky California Lottery player matched 5 numbers and won $761,418. That winner hasn’t come forward to claim their prize. Players still have the opportunity to win tonight with our SLP jackpot topping $74 million. The $761,418 winning ticket was bought at Young’s Shell located at 4403 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90037. More than 195,000 other players won $932,945.
FRIDAY NIGHT, 201MILLION!!
Rules of engagement:
Go into several 7-11's or small Mom n Pop liquor stores and buy a 40 ouncer of beer and a quick pick. Come home and pour the beer in your garden to kill snails naturally( don't drink any unless its unusually warm out) ... sign the said ticket, Go to the computer and do an MLS search for the home of your choice. Push Print. Now plaster all printed photos on cupboards in front of your workspace. You wont believe the amount of work you can accomplish by daydreaming THIS dream!!! And besides.... you are inviting the universe to come please you:)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
A chocolate lovers favorite and straight from our blimacake kitchen! Her cakes are just delicious and health conscience too! ( ok, well, pushing it there eh) Made today in celebration of school/work first day back!
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
19 oz pkg, chocolate cake mix (I use devils food)
1 pkg (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 cup veg oil
1/2 cup cold water
6 oz pkg chocolate chips (I use dk choc high content cocoa)
In your Processor steel knife, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips, process for 2 min, stop machine once to scrape down batter, sprinkle chocolate chips over batter and process with 2 or 3 quick on/ off turns, just to mix the chips pour batter into a greased 12 cup bundt pan and bake at 325 deg, for 50 to 60 min. you can dust with icing sugar when cool. Its so Yummy! one of the best chocolate cakes you will ever taste, and nobody can guess its from a mix. freezes well too.
Labels: Foodie Fridays
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Labels: Quilt Speak
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
MeMe Friday, and I have had but 2 cups o coffee, beware
I was tagged by Carla to do a MEME again, I'm so happy its not 100? LMAO!!!
4 things you may not know about me:
1. I love natural fiber clothing...cotton, linen, hemp,silk,cashmere, etc......
4. I love Montreal in the fall.
4 Jobs I have had:
1. Waitress ( I still love tips)
2. Restaurant manager ( poop rolls downhill)
3. Food and Bevarage Director (be careful what u wish for)
4. Professional Machine Quilter, (isnt life grand?)
4 Movies I could watch over and over:
The Godfather Trilogy (I want the lyrics to the tune)
4 TV Shows I watch:
The tide times
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Labels: Quilt Speak
Whats your pleasure....... Ocean Or Mountains???
Monday, August 13, 2007
Perfectly harmless playing in the studio while Mom's gone delivering quilts eh?
This lil super chicken went on walkabout looking for me, ( I can only suspect) and decided to hang out awhile waiting for my return! Walt nearly had a coronary searching the house for him upon returning from the beach. His fear , of course, the mysterious disappearance of my faithful friend and quilting companion! Yep, heads would surely roll! He told me that he had invisioned Ginger having eaten him... or maybe the neighbor cat scaring him into hiding... when in fact, he was waiting patiently for the music to start in the studio to dance the THUPER CHICKEN dance with!
When Walt finally found him he couldnt resist snapping some proof shots for me:) I see he must have fallen a time or two judging by his squirrely feather sticking out there on the ironing board. Thank goodness I didnt leave things out for him to have destroyed!!! Look at this little trouble maker doing parrot olympics off of the board!!!
You know, theres no telling what goes on here while I'm away....grunt.
I had yet another fast trip to the valley. Over 800 miles in 48 hours. I worked at LQS for a few hours, pick up and deliveries.. ( I just love that) It keeps me connected with valley quilters and I feel quite welcome and at home. I Visited with all the kids and grandkids...everyone is getting so big:( That lil baby Shawn is all smiles and looks so much like his Daddy...::sigh:: I spent Sunday with Mom and Dad. I made it home last night in time to round the corner at Shell Beach for a magnificent clear sunset! OMG it was so beautiful I was wishing I had a camera in hand! I met Walt at a local Oak Pit BBQ restaurant that we frequent, talked his ear off for an hour, came home scooped up some love from the pets, and fell into bed. Mission accomplished. Again.
I must admit that I feel rather wet noodlish this morning, but determined to attack this mornings list. So have a wonderful Monday, and wish me well:)
By the way.......... I forgot to tell ya, I have a new pedicurist:) Wonderful training doncha think??? A a new term too... listen closely and feel free to use it at will.............
Nonni, Wanna Pedicute?
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Ok, so I guess you had to be there? I thought it was a good blogabout?
Whats yor favorite SPA treatment? Facial? Pedicure? Manicure? Massage? Come on...tell me....
This is Aviana's first portfolio head shot.... all agents, see Nonni first... or else.....
I wrapped it up about 1 am, and I thought I should come relax awhile and speak to you.:)
Sarah is one cool chicky I tell ya!......Harmony(below) we found out is quite ticklish!
Aviana's first Pedicure with Mommy and Auntie Julie... red was her choice.. ( could ya just melt?)
Walt couldnt resist bugging Julie with whipped cream in the morning:)
And more of Mini Me!!!!!!!!!!!!
What would YOU do for a Klondike Bar at 2 am??
What seemed to be a 911 call coming from a frantic friend:
CALLER: What is going on with you? Where are you? Your Blog is silent! Are you Dead? ( This was all in the same breath of air speak!)
Blogger: (howling with laughter, then silent feeling a dirty look over the airwaves.) I'm sorry? You think I died because I'm not blogging? ( more howling)
Caller: Well that's jacked up! Hook me on a morning blog and then disappear into thin air like this! Are you alright?
Blogger: I'm fine!! I tell ya, I'm fine!
CALLER: Ok, you're fine, now its time to really chew you out.
Blogger: wait let me explain!
Caller: Oh hell no.. you told me to read your blog daily and do you know what kind of a fool I feel like clicing on there 20 times a day just to see a stupid jackpot alert that someone else won? I mean hey.. I thought it may have been you, so I had to drive down to the 7-11 to make sure! Then come back to clic on blog again to see if by chance you blogged during the time I was away from my desk!
Blogger: OMG you are a sick woman! I thought I was addicted! I wouldnt go win the lottery and not tell you!
Caller: Oh the hell you wouldn't.... where have you been then?
Blogger... Well, I have had more company, then I ....
Caller: That never stopped you from blogging before! I saw you blogging while Blima was there!
Blogger: well, I had so much to do , and when they all left I had even more to do! I was behind in my customer quilts... I 'm serious.. I didn't mean to alarm you, really!
Caller: Well, I think there should be some kind of penalty for this SNAFU.
Blogger: LOL SNAFU, perfect choice..lol Ok, I'll fine myself ok? A quarter.
CALLER: Oh BS, you owe me dinner and a movie!
Blogger: K? When will I blog then?
Caller: Oh STFU and go blog will ya?
Blogger: Alrighty then... your wish is my command... would ya like that gift wrapped?
Caller: And put some pictures up too of whoever kept you from blogging!
Blogger: (in disbelief) You seeing a whole team of psychiatrists aren't you?
Thursday, August 2, 2007
52 million and my name is on it! I have chit to build! Buy! Do! See! Ya can't win if ya don't play!!!
I have had written plans for this for many years! A dreamer at heart yes, but hey, it can and WILL be mine one day. I just hope I'm young enough to implement said plan eh? grunt.
Lets see... Heres what happens after the trip to Sacramento with winning ticket in hand. I think I shall choose annual payments since I'm so not a good saver. I could use 500K a year to do what I need to do. I'll take a trip to solidify said plans, and stay out of harms way. ( If you've ever seen me with money, you know what I mean) When the shock has worn off, and I'm refreshed and ready to do spending battle, I shall return to my financial advisor and keep him busy for awhile. Secure financial future first......then since my parents have retired, I have to cross that off the list and keep them well lived for the rest of their years. My children, ahhh the children. How cool would it be to say to them "hey, the money will flow as long as you are continuing your educations." I dont care if they become professional students, albeit, rich ones:) Now, Walt and I will argue like crazy over where to build the dream home. He will insist on a cliff's edge beach home, and I will prefer outrunning any Tsunami's.... in a ranch style home 3 miles off shore. (enough to out run one eh?) Complete with animals of every kind, and care takers for them, of course. So, the answer will be... both. We could have a "GodFather" kinda compound where many homes reside within the seemingly endless acreage. You think friends and family would come summer with us in their own home THEN???? Pppffftttt. Have you ever seen Pebble Beach on 17 Mile drive? They have such a wonderful self contained community there on the resort grounds.
Favorite Charities... sigh... I have so many. Will need to spread it around eh? It will really be even more fun than making quilts for them! Hey! I will actually be able to go back to making my OWN quilts!! WOOHOO!!!
Cars, oh wow.... I can really have more than one:)
I really could go on for hours listing the rules..the written plan... but alas, I must get to work. Rest assured, I'll be standing over there daydreaming about it though:) I think it could be a list of 100 like Heathers....lol
Wish me luck, and good luck to you too! I'll split it with you!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Are you a birdwatcher? Admirer?