Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
CHIA= Mayan word meaning STRENGTH
I find it difficult at best to view my body as the machine that IT IS. But I'm trying? I want to share what I think is a WOW FIND with you! I am on day 9, and I think I should SAY SOMETHING!! First, let me preface this by saying I have been in trouble with all items listed below for quite a few years now. ( Since the accident) I cannot find anything that works, not even just shutting my mouth. Doesnt work. I can no longer work out as I used to, and it seems to have had a domino effect on me. I dont wish to sound like I'm copping out, cause I have gotten lazy too. Things just hurt more now.. some call it age, I call it lazy.
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Labels: Foodie Fridays
Monday, October 29, 2007
Dear Blog readers:
Signed, Rejuvenated:) Ahhhhh....
We have some great engineers in the family we didnt know about? Ginger helped too.. after her freezing cold jaunt in the Pacific!Karen and Jake Posing for animal crackers?Stroller races on the surf?
Just slightly in front of Stephanie in the distance you can see a surfer falling off of his board... Which is what she is looking at!
How to bury a baby:)
FUN HUH!! Back to work I go!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I'd like to thank Ronda and her Hubby Jim for rescuing me yesterday via internet/phone while I proceeded to have a meltdown trying to change the switches in my machine. Thank you so much for your help! I'm staring at her now wondering what else she has in store for me today.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Scorpio / Can't Stop Productions
Sorry Blog Readers, they pulled it:( Bummer, fun while it lasted though! I think I watched 20 times! LOL
My dear friends daughter Stacey is following her model dream and is in her first music video! I thought I'd share:) She is the first model getting hand slapped on pizza, then again in red and White outfit on the runway toward the end of the clip. ENJOY!
GO STACEY GO GIRL!!!!
Walt on semester break while I’m trying to work with him underfoot. He needs attention, and that is clear. In and out of the shop asking me what I’m doing next. I am shuffling my thinking from measurements to wtf can I do with this man for a few hours to get things done around here. He received a new Remote controlled plane for his birthday, and cant wait to try it out. It’s his first, and he requested this from his daughter Julie, who complied happily, even though it was way too expensive a gift at the time.
Walt: Babe? Whatcha doing?
Me: I’m trying to figure out this backing that my customer asked me to do.
Walt: Hey, lets go to the beach and fly my airplane, I’ll pack some birdie muffins and wine for you?
Me: I cant right now babe, hand me that measuring tape please
Walt, Throwing tape across room... Come on.... How long will you be working?
Me: till the cows come home
Walt: cows never come home until you herd them, pretend im herding you k?
Me; Babe come on.. how many cuts do I need in this 7 yards? help me k?
Walt: Gina, ( notice now its GINA) I taught you how to figure this out easily...
Me: I cannot remember, tell me again
Walt, I want to go fly my plane!
Me; Well go FLY IT! ( thinking about a kite, not a plane)
Walt: Head sunk, twirling propellers, says Ok.. I’m going then... I’ll be back in a few hours K?
Me: ok, have a good time, I’ll be able to go out this evening, we can do a fire ok? Love youuuuu
Walt: Cheered up and happy to go play, Okay! I’ll see you in a few then... Love ya bye!
Me: Bye bye babe, have fun! ( omg yippee!!!)
Scene 2: Fifteen minutes pass... I have my backing together and being loaded onto the frame. I hear a car.. I’m thinking who can that be as I wonder through he house to the front door. The door opens and Walt comes through with what I remember to be THE SADDEST of looks on his face that I have EVER seen. Holding a remote controller in his hand, and that is all.
Me: Whats wrong? What happened? Are you alright? did you have an accident? Wheres your plane?
Walt: I only went to the park (end of the block) to practice awhile, and.. and.. I got it up there ( pointing to ceiling)
Me: ok, and? what? what happened? ( I thought the man was mugged and got his plane stolen or something the way he acted)
Walt: Well... (still pointing, but now toward the ocean) I could make it go left, and I could make it go right....(Voice went up a few octaves into a slight shrill) But I couldn’t make it come back!
Me: (imagine air sucked into your lungs so tightly you just gasp from the thought of what WILL be throws of laughter) and fell directly to the floor in belly laughs. I couldnt speak for a very long time. In hindsight, this must have seemed mean to my Walt.. but it was out of my control.
Walt: Are you done? Thats just wrong babe, get up!
Me: I’m so sorry, (still howling) I have to pee, and then call your daughter! ROFLMAO!!!! And I’m blogging this too! I wonder if its still over the Pacific? Roflmaoooooooo
Just before another blessed holiday. We are sitting reading the Sunday paper. Walt flips through advertisements.
Walt: Hey Babe? Tell the girls to get me this ok? (Handing me the newspaper)
Me: (without even looking, fall directly to the floor in laughter remembering the RC Airplane Day) What? Another RC Airplane????
Walt: I swear thats just wrong... I dont understand you. Get up!
Me: Ok, Lemme see the paper
Walt: When pigs fly.
Me: Or planes? LOLOL
I come home from the store, bags in arms to be greeted by a buzzing flying helicopter made of cardboard, sailing down from the lofted ceiling.
Me: OMG! That’s hysterical! You bought one?
Walt: Yeah, I figured I would buy a cheapy cardboard and practice here in the house with you!
Me: oh thanks, great, my payback eh?
I go off through the house with a helicopter on my tail Buzzz buzz buzzzz................
*footnote unbeknown to Walt, the helicopter is MIA
Saturday, October 20, 2007
A love so sweet & true is what I wish for you! Dont mind me, I'm just singingin the shop on Saturday:) I was actually going to skip a blogabout today, but I needed fresh coffee and a lil break. Guess what I'm doing? a very late quilt yes, but you arent going to beleive this! If one inch clamshells weren't enough... I MUST be a gluten for punishment! When I loaded this late king I have on today, I checked the work order.. bummer... I need a panto on an irish chain.. (or form of, cause I'm just terrible and remembering pattern names) ( or remembering).. I decided on a pretty panto, 10 inch.... CAMELLIA'S!! Now what does this give you a picture of? Could it be clamshells SIDEWAYS? YOU GUESSED IT! But hey, I'm experienced now right? :::Whin time.. ::::ITS A KING:::::: Dang it Gina! (insert Rudy saying DUMBASS from the kitchen) damn bird. How does he always know when I screw up? Needless to say, I will be spending my Saturday not in sunrays, but in clamshells, and NOT on the beach. I just heard the weatherman tell everyone SURFS UP! and I must admit that I was a bit snarly after that. I'd love to walk the pier and say hello to Pelican Pete. Grab a carmeled apple and go into that cute poodle shop with the over expensive doggie dresses. Then maybe hit my favorite clam chowder place and share a slurp or two with Ginger. ::Sigh:: I feel warm skin already? I would time myself, however I'm breaking too often to be precise. We'll see how this all plays out, I really would like a few of those sunrays... to all of you who ARE having a Saturday... send me good thoughts!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Green... yes... So, I do my part in being green. I think. Now they keep at me with Take 6 Minute showers! (have you seen my lions mane hair?) Walk to work! ( ok, how long would it take for an hours drive?I'll just run that by Walt K?) Shop at thrift stores only! ( no more outlets?) Arrange to have a neighborhood push lawn mower shared by six of your closest houses. (you gotta be kidding me??) I'm all for teaching the little ones the 3 R's, reduce reuse, recylce, but come on people!! I worked hard all of my life to shop at thrift stores and die trying to save the planet by pushing a lawn mower at my age? Get off of my back I say! I pick up beach trash others havent the decency to do! I no longer buy foam that will not compost! I recycle, shred paper...I'm pretty green! What more do they expect? I'm NOT collecting buckets of water in my shower for my plants! No!
I trade with the earth too. I am kind, not destructive, plant my share of trees, and do not abuse. It gives me the things I need to sustain my physical being, and brings me pleasure. The indians had it right. Take what you need, give what you can. (insert Indian speak) GOOD TRADE. GRUNT. Oh yeah, and grapes.. it gives me good grapes.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
MY LIVING WILL
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The men and women of the 2668th Transportation company complained of sand in their eyes after receiving this gift from our Soldier son.
Scheduled for his 2nd tour of duty, I wonder what he will do for an encore? I personally don't know how I'll get through another tour.. but I know I will. No word yet on when, stay tuned. If you think I'm "losing it" come help. His job is transporting weaponry and supplies in and out of Kuwait/Iraq. Scary job. That's all I have to say about that.
He is in many shots himself, the really cute tall guy:) (usually in sunglasses) Proud Pappa of that cutie Pie of ours Shawn, in yesterdays post. ENJOY
I'm sure he would rather be fishing here at home:)
Monday, October 15, 2007
Absolutley! Its Marvelous Monday!
Ever have a hard time with that whole attitude of gratitude? I do too sometimes. Whether you have not slept well, or your week didnt go the way you had planned, or just a high stress level. It is in fact difficult to always wear a smile of gratefulness. I am here to tell you that it really is in there somewhere, and when you ponder it awhile, you can surely find it! I often wonder if I have some kind of "Sybil" issues the way I bounce around. But then I usually dispute that by understanding that I just needed to take my damn hormones regularly. ::grin:: That whole "I'm out of estrogen and I got a gun" thing is true isnt it? Sheesh....Walt told me just the other day that he UNDERSTOOD PMS, not whats going on now, and can he have it back?" Of course he got THE LOOK.
I think the most bothersome is the memory loss. I worry that it may worsen with age, so if its bad now.. God help me. I am considering either holistic meds or brain games as we speak! You know how you tell a friend the same thing 3 times..and she just laughs and calls it CRS? How about the fact that you cant even tell a white lie because ya cant remember what you said the first time around! The other night, I really screwed up a recipe and didnt realize it until yesterday! It was that Oriental chicken salad on MQR that I have now enjoyed 3 times, and this week, I made it and thought...hmmm... what happened here? I passed it off as maybe I forgot to add splenda and just ate it and went back to work. Well, last night I went to make a salad to go with dinner, and opened the cripser drawer, what do I see? A bag of coleslaw and it hit me!!!
Now I ask you people... how in the hell do you make an oriental chicken salad and not only forget the slaw, but cannot figure out whats missing? OMG!
So I'm standing there... freezing in the doorway as usual..smacking myself mentally, thinking now G???? You dont mess up recipes, this ISNT what you do.... WTF is wrong with you? Were ya drinking? Did you forget your meds? I yelled to Walt about it.. of course, intuitively he says..." it was really good the way it was though Babe?" Some men just know what to say when eh? My whole point is this....Loved ones hear the song in my heart and sing it to me when my memory fails. For this, I am always grateful. I just have to ponder it awhile longer than before.
- For a pleasant birthday even though I had to work.
- For the yearly Epilepsy quilt to make
- For Walts help this week
- For HRT
- For friends in the box
- For Marias help this week
- For Shawn's new picture (melt)
DONE!! Clamshells coming out my ears! Need to sit and bind tonight,,, ahhhh Pass the coffee, and wheres my helpers?
Labels: Marvelous Mondays
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Ahhh and Dinner! (CrockPot)
1/2 cup dry red wine ( well u knew that didnt ya?)
Labels: Foodie Fridays
Yes indeed its true! They wish to give me millions to increase my backside! Not only that, but if you SUPERSIZE YOUR FRIES, you get BONUS STICKERS! I think I intensly dislike these peoples!!! (as I am assembling my game board) I just went there for the yogurt parfait to put in Walts lunch in an emergency you see.... so I asked where my sticker was. The cute hispanic girl told me that there is a list of items that the sticker comes in on your game board. I peeked real quick, and funnily enough.. yogurts werent listed? Hmmmmm
I pointed to the board and exclaimed Look! No purchase nessary to win! She said would you like to order some french fries? I said no.. I still want the parfait, and a game piece please. She repeated herself about where I could find the list. I repeated myself about no purchase nessary to win.(giving her visual aide) I heard a flat tire noise coming from her mouth... it kind of reminded me of my teenagers when they were pissy with me. I asked the cutie patootie to get her manager for me. She complied and here comes another cutie with an empty french fry sleeve in her hand extended to me. I smiled and said thank you, I'll see you tomorrow okay? WHAT a dirty look I got! LOL I pondered all the way home about the food industry in America trying to make us all fat, while the powers at be get fat in the wallet. I decided that I shall play this game with them, and let the best man win.....I wont be buying into their fat fry game though. I'm going to stand my ground on the yogurt parfaits, and throw in a salad or 2. I am woman here me snore!!!Who wants to get onboard with me?
Enjoy your Saturday!LYG,
Thursday, October 11, 2007
For a big grin for everyone... Sir Rudy being himself..lol
And my first UTUBE. ( ok, well, 2nd)
Did everyone see this? Just hysterical, and the best part is the poor lil CAG in the cage on the left head bobbing to the music:)
I'm glad we were born!
October 11, 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady Nobel prize in 1931 crusader for all women. (COOL BEANS HUH?)
Oct 11 1965 Luke Perry actor Beverly Hills 90210
October 11, 1962 Joan Cusack actress, Addams Family, My Blue Heaven)
October 11, 1946 Daryl Hall American Pop singer ( Sara Smile:)::wink at H::
October 11 1932 Dottie West, country music singer, Here comes my baby
NO ONE FAMOUS IN 1956 SO IT MUST BE ME!! (I freakin knew it)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
People watching. Car watching:)
I don’t want to forget to mention DIAMONDS & PEARLS. What? It’s natural! You dont want to leave without a smile do you?
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
It can travel with me! It is a collectors item!
And I NEEDdddddddddddddd ONEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Why you ask? Well.... it should be a mandatory tool.. yes.... (sticking with that) Have featherweight, will travel? Work with me people! That one with all the side scrolling is pretty cool huh?
Do you see what happens when I have time to WEB SURF?(ok, well I dont have time but.... Oh man.... I already hit 3 shoe sites, Macy's and JJill.com! ( JJill is having a hellofa sale! Hurry!)
I have moved up to the big stuff now, machine shopping! I was manipulating photos for the memory quilt, and got sidetracked? (sticking to that one too) I say we quilters all must have one. Thats all I have to say about that.
I'm going over to EBAY and see what they are going for! What??? Im not car shopping or anything....................LOL
This one is from England.. wow.. shorter bed eh? I love it!
The BEST is this remote!!! Does anyone know where I can score one of these?
PS: On Thursday: I'll be sharing a contest with you:) Jis Fer Fun
Monday, October 8, 2007
- For the chance to learn from fellow quilters, and enjoy their company as well.
- For a hubby who can "hang" without me here.
- For Gingers warm, devoted,unconditional love. Her eyes tell me that she loves me no matter what I do, look like, feel like. She is just been put on THIS planet to love me. I wish that was true for all that I love.
- For a safe, reliable, really fun little jeep.
- For the Dresden plate restoration quilt that keeps me pondering the warmth of yesteryear, and of course, the helping hands needle turning along side me this week. 12 plates down!
- For children and grandchildren, no matter what goes on in our lives...that are healthy.
- For this lil pocket Olympus camera I just adore! I can snap anywhere, anytime, and Voila! A Blogabout!
Laurel Burch Fabrics and The kids:)
Saturday, October 6, 2007
You are all waiting for pictures right? You missed me too right?? Well, I missed you, and I was a busy beaver! Learned alot, shopped a little, dined a bit too.... saw some very cool parrots, but best of all made a new friend:) ( geez I love that) I have to go unpack, download, and visit with the crew.. but for now, heres a pic for you to decide who is who:)
After seeing THIS quilt top at class, we unanimously decided that our own Carla B should introduce her new line of chicken fabric. One can even be my wine 30 lil guy! I'll be her first customer!Heres a shot of Sharon, Ronda, Carla R Learning hands on:)Talent times three right before you..... I think that we got good grades from the teacher:::grin::: Do ya just LOVE this jacket? Ronda has an artsy colorful style:) She reminds of someone I used to know and has an unpretentious way about her. An amazingly talented quilter, a true inspiration, and I am certain that its a friendship to invest in! Our new quilter pal Tomi...We shared a meal together, then had Stitch ~N~Bitch in our room! She drives a Statler Stitcher, and now finding her way to freehand:) We think we'll keep her! And last but not least what happens to every good lil BEE after 2 glasses of wine, one dresden plate, one quilt binding, one tropical applique top.................We loved evenings too!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I woke up this morning with anxiety. I thought well G, you're just nervous about leaving (as always). I couldnt put my finger on it, but it wasnt the trip to class in LA. By the time I poured my second cuppa, it dawned on me. Every year in the fall, the trip is Montreal! Blima and I share our birthdays, and the fall foliage. This is the best time of y ear for me. The very best. I recall the first time I went to see my dear friend, and she was discussing Vermont.. I said where the heck is Vermont from here? She said a few hours up the road? I yelled to her that I ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE VERMONT IN THE FALL! well.... that set the tone for ALL future trips to Montreal in the fall. It is now customary to take roadtrips each year together, LEAF hunting. We dont tell anyone (til now) that its really outlet hunting!We have made so many wonderful memories in our hunting and gathering trips that I must be missing her too much this morning. It occurred to me that last year, this time, we traded trips for the Las Vegas/Beverly Hills roadtrip celebrating a milestone. SO NOW, it is going to be missing TWO FALLS IN MONTREAL! ( well no wonder I have anxiety) You see if you ponder long enough, you can figure out whats the issue eh? LOL I consoled myself with old pictures of a springtime visit, and decided that Lilacs were nice too. I wonder what New York is like in spring? Maybe I'll dig out the coats and Uggs and go in winter? I will freeze my bottom off, and Blima will make fun of me the entire time I'm there. :::sigh:::Maybe should could grab the red eye and meet me in Los Angeles? Hmmmmm Spago Blim?
This is dinner at CHEERS in Boston one year... the one place I could do without revisiting. The traffic ruffled my feathers too much! lol I never really feel LOST in places, I can usually navigate my way around.. but Boston? Fagetaboutit.
I'm off and running! or driving! OF COURSE I will be laptopping from the hotel! silly question.........pppfffttt
Monday, October 1, 2007
I dunno about you guys, but it seems to me that this week came and went in 2 days time! WOW, I think I JUST wrote a MM blogabout! So this means I am grateful for even more yes? lol I personally think I should make longer gratitude lists!
- We had a fun evening in Santa Barbara last Friday! We actually went to test drive a new car that we didnt like, but ended up having a nice dinner at a HOT sidewalk grill/bar called the Sandpiper. Mexican Fare, and tequilla bar... The food was fantastic, the margarita, Meza Meza. I had a grilled Mahi Mahi Chimichanga! ( thats gringo for fish fried burrito). All in all it was a very nice break in the week. Walt and I walked off dinner and shopped a few stores where he found a penguin that was in need of a good home. Santa Barbara is so full of life and exciting, I MUST go and spend the day shopping State Street. Wanna come?
- I had one of the best little tickles I can remember at the McDonalds drive thru on Wednesday errand running! Now I gotta tell you, its a rarity that I use McDonald's for anything other than a coffee/potty place, (ever notice that they always have good coffee there?) but it was a good stop today! I ordered up a meal and scooted up to the pay window where I was told that the lady in front of me had paid for my lunch already! woohoo! THIS is something I do, but its never happened to me??? I tried to get that little black Volvo's attention, but she sped off so fast that she didn't see me hanging out the side of my Jeep! Thank you whoever you are, I LOVED that 5 dollar feeling!
- I love checks. Do you love checks in the mail? I got one from Costco! 203 lets go shopping dollars from Costco! YIPPEE!! I bought mostly important stuff, (like ziplocs) and a delightful new Liz Claiborne Chocolate track suit.. TY Costco!
- A great sale at Borders on Audio books! ( a new hook for me and Walt) We got The Bourne Ultimatum, Culture Warrior, and a new John Grisham.. name escapes me now. I cant wait to give a listen.
- Last, but should have been written first, 2 new local customers on referral from Atascadero. Oh man... finally the pro bono work is paying off! I can remember a few years ago, all inventory was pro bono, now Im blessed with all hangers filled with ::can you do mine please?::: orders!
I'm almost ready for my trek down the state into 8 lanes of sheer stress!I just googled the directions to the hotel, I have 6 freeway changes! WTF??? (insert I need GPS whine) Ronda, you gotta know I REALLY want to see ya to go through THAT mess in LA! I think I'll go and get a lime green pedicute in her honor today! (that'll be some picture eh?)