Saturday, May 30, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty Six

Weekend Bliss. A beautiful day ahead of us. 85 degrees. Who could ask for anything more? Well, there is more. Alot of fun events going on around town. Plus I found a Bead Trunk Show/Sale. Yes, I will hit that first.

I stayed up till 2:00 am making earrings. Late today I am going to work on bracelettes and necklaces.

I hope everyone has a fabulous on the way to summer day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty Five

This picture is the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion.

Its finally Friday. For a short week it sure seemed long. Not much going on around these parts. Yesterday at lunch I went and got my car washed and stopped at the bead shop in the Flour Mill. I sold quite a few pairs of earrings this week. This weekend I am going to work on bracelettes and necklaces.

It is supposed to be 85 degrees today. We need to install the air conditioners this weekend. This weekend there is a fun event called PetFest going on or Artfest over in Browne's Addition. Not sure which one I want to go to. I think the garage sale I had planned is on hold until I can gather enough stuff to sell.

Have a fun Friday!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty Three

Our lawn guy disappeared on a what we think was a drunk binge and did not show up for a week. I was planning on firing him because I hired another reliable lawn guy to start tomorrow. Of course drunk binge lawn guy shows up while I am at work and cuts the grass. So now I have to call reliable lawn guy and put him off a week because I do not want to pay for 2 lawn cuttings in 1 week.

This is my luck!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty Two

I accidently typed my new email address for the contest incorrectly. The correct email address is:

Sorry for the confusion. I have the first entry. Send your pictures of the cutest house(s) in your area.

Have a terrific Wednesday.

Monday, May 25, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty One

Last Day of my vacation and looks like it is going to be a beauty of a day. Hopefully we are going to get our plants all planted. I'm working on filling my new storage bins full of my beads so I can move it upstairs to my new/old studio.

I am holding a CONTEST! To enter send me a picture (jpeg preferred) of the cutest house in your neighborhood or surrounding area. The winning picture will win something fabulous. Enter by next Saturday May 29th. I cannot wait to see some super looking houses. Enter at:

I've been tagged by Peppylady with a short meme:

The rules are:

1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Copy these questions but add your own answers to them
4. Add one question to the last one, don’t forget to answer your own question
4. Tag as many as you feel like but you have to a least tag one
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
7. If anyone catches this out in blog world is welcome to jump on board

1. Has the Economy effected you? Yes, I have found even with 2 goods jobs the money does not go as far each month.

2. What flowers are blooming in our garden? We had some red tulips, but, they are about gone now. I have 2 new big buckets of jasmine full of fragrant white flowers.

3. What are clouds like your area now? Early morning haze which will burn off and give us another warm day.

4. Do you ware glasses? As you can see by my picture, yes I wear glasses. I had perfect vision until I turned 40 years old.

5. Do you have a Target where you live? There are 2, one up north in Northpoint at the Y and one in the valley on Sprague. In fact, we were there yesterday to buy a new upper grill for our BBQ.

6 Have you read 10 10 10? No, never heard of it.

7 How many letter in our middle name? 7

8 What is a good motto? I have enough money to last me the rest of my life.
(unless I buy something)

9 What was the last movie you saw and rate it. Perfect Murder I give it an 8 1/2. It was a great movie with a great cast. Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas and Gwenyth Paltrow. I know its kind of an old movie, but, if you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
I am tagging:

Steve @ Steve Denies Any Wrong Doing

Lisa @ That's Why

Peggy @ Utah Savage

Vikki @ Knikked

Sunday, May 24, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Forty

Went out for a drive this morning. What a beautiful day! Sunshine all over the place. We stopped and bought plants for the garden. Yesterday at Winco (my new grocery store of choice because I can bag my own groceries and they are way cheaper) I found the Topsy Turvy tomato planters and bought 2 of them to hand from our deck. So the plants we bought today include 5 or 6 tomato plants, lemon cucumber, 2 jalapeno plants and 2 big beautiful, fragrant Jasmine plants. So tonight when it gets cooler (its 80 degrees or warmer right now) we will put down the weed screen and cut some holes to plant the plants. By tomorrow we should have them all planted. We also stopped at Target and bought a new BBQ grill for our old BBQ. That's all it needed to make it good as new. We are BBQ'ing pork ribs tonight.

Last night we watched the movie Perfect Murder with Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas and Gwenyth Paltrow. We both thought it was a good movie.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Nine

Happy start to your Memorial Day Weekend. I wanted to sell jewelry today, but, that plan fell through. Our weather is beyond perfect. Normally it always rains on Memorial Day Weekend, but, not this year. M had to work today. After today he will have Sunday through Wednesday off to finish off his vacation. I have to go back to work on Tuesday.

Next Saturday I am going to have a garage/yard sale. I have quite a bit of stuff to clear out. On the deck, away from the sun, I can set up my jewelry. At least that is the plan.

Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Eight

It was alot warmer today. We took the dogs to the groomer this morning. Stopped for coffee at Wut's Brewin on Country Homes Blvd. I had a very yummy sugar free blened double chocolate mocha. After leaving the dogs off we ventured over to Home Depot. We bought the a replacement window blind, a really cool stain glass overlay for the kitchen's back door window and 2 parts bins for all my beads. Saw my old friend Tonette who used to live a couple doors down from the old rental house. I am going over tomorrow to her place, she is having a garage sale and offered me space to display my jewelry. I might be able to sell some earrings.

I spent the rest of the day carding and re-bagging my earrings for sale. The other day ago we went to the warehouse that sells display items and I bought displays to assist in selling and also for picture taking.

Vacation sure zipped by. Only the long weekend left. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend full of sun, bbq and fun.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Seven

Spent the whole day hanging around home. We did not go anywhere all day. We both had a lazy day.

Yeah Kris won Idol! I am now recording the new show Glee. All my favorite shows come back in June.

Maybe tomorrow will be more exciting.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Six Vacation Day5

It was pretty windy and cool yesterday. Did not have the BBQ as planned. Cooked the short ribs in the oven. Served those along with cornbread, hominy and pinto beans.

We took a drive out to the valley. Stopped at Best Buy looking for a fan for my desktop computer. Then onto the industrial park looking for a distributor of displays. Of course I forgot the ad and could not remember their name. We could not find them. So back home we went stopping at the store for a few groceries.

Today I have the name and address for the display place, so, we are going to make another attempt in finding the place.

I went to bed really early last night, so, I missed Idol. I will watch it sometime today. I am hoping Kris wins. I have never really cared for Adam from the very beginning. If you want a screaching and screamer of a signer, then Adam's your guy. If you want a singer who is inventive and has a range, then Kris is your guy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day One Hundred Thirty Seven Vacation Day4

This painting is called Wind in the Trees. And out my window is what we have - wind through our trees.

Where did Vacation Day 3 go? Not very far. We ventured out and stopped at my favorite coffee stand, Walnut Street Perk, first thing. We drove out to Airway Heights to the Walmart Supercenter in hopes to find BBQ parts for our grill. Of course they were out of what we needed. But I did buy a cool pair of brown flip flops and a new purse.

Didn't really have a plan beyond Walmart, so we headed back to town and drove up to South Hill. We stopped at Hangar 57 for lunch. I ordered the Philly Steak Sandwich, the owner came back and said no beef, I then said anchovie pizza, he said no anchovies (they were on the menu) I then chose Thai pizza, he came back and said they were out of chicken, I said ok how about a sausage pizza, he came back and said they forgot to heat up the pizza oven, I said ok how about a Italian sausage sandwich. At this point I went to the restroom. While gone from the table he had returned and asked if salami was ok. M said yes. Finally got our lunch and it was good. They comp'd our lunch. Whoot! I gave the girl server 2 pairs of earrings and back in the sunshine we went. It actually was in the high seventies. With no real plan we went home and hung out.

They are doing road construction about a block away and the noise is really annoying. Plus they have the streets detoured so it proves there are 2 seasons in Spokane: winter snow and construction.

No plans again today, but, we are going to BBQ some short ribs. The weather turned cooler and windy today with a chance of thunderstorms. But should warm up again by the holiday weekend.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Five Vacation Day 2

Yesterday on my first day of vacation was like every other Saturday. I did take a drive out to the valley to find a bead shop Joyce told me about. But it was a wild goose bead shop. So I browsed through the Bumbleberry's Quilt Store. Lots of wonderful fabric. But I have so much fabric now. So I need to actually set up the new sewing machine the insurance company bought me and use it before investing in any more fabric. I spent the rest of the day doing laundry, polishing furniture and making jewelry.

When M got home from work I had chicken enchiladas with green sauce made. With the failed pound cake I cubed it up and made a trifle for Michael with strawberries and cool whip.

Today on my 2nd day of vacation we drove up to Loon Lake to have brunch with the family. The weather is so perfect today. After a wonderful brunch we said our goodbyes and headed north. Drove up to Colville and then east through the Pend Orielle National Forest and drove along the Pend Orielle River. (Its pronounced Ponderay) We stopped at one of the scenic points and took pictures of this beautiful impromptu waterfall.

We stopped at a little trading post on Gillette Lake for bottled water and aspirin. They have little cabins you can rent. We thought this might be a great place to stay over a weekend.

We wanted to drive to Sandpoint, ID, but, should have started out way earlier in the day. In Deer Park we stopped for coffee. I now know I do not care for iced coffee. I like blenda mochas, but not iced. Since they do not make a sugar free granita, I tried the iced coffee.

Now we are home and we are relaxing and enjoying being on vacation. Will have more pictures tomorrow from Day 3.

From Utah Savage's blog I played the crayon color game.

You Are a Yellow Crayon

Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.

You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.

Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.

While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.

Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty Two

Do you believe in fairies? I knew a woman who was convinced they exist. Back then I was such a pessimist, but now, I think I'm coming around to the idea that they do exist. So this spring I am going to plant a fairy flower garden. Plenty of flowers that they use as cups to turn upwards and catch the rain drops when it falls.

We had a pretty good soaker overnight. Looking around while driving through town everything is so green and lush. The trees are all coming back to life. I love all the tulips and daffodils in everyone's front yards. Two more days till vacation. I plan to take alot of pictures while on vacation so I can share how beautiful the northwest is.

Today our fearless leader is treating us to a lunch and tour of the new YWCA. He wants our opinion if he should spring for a corporate membership for us. It's Ben's birthday in our office, so I baked and brought an apple crisp for the occasion.

M is working the day shift today so we can actually have dinner together tonight. Tacos with homemade salsa and beans. Two of my favorite shows are on tonight: Ugly Betty and Gray's Anatomy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty One

It was a routine morning. Shower, dress, medicine, test blood, Cheerios (with blueberries)dress, hair, gather my stuff and out the door. I did have a little time to finish some earrings I was working on last night. Even sold a pair when I got to work. I stopped at Mugshots on Garland for a mocha. It was very good.

Today at lunch American West Bank downtown is having Shred Day. So I brought the bag I've been stuffing all my shredables in so I can drop that off. We burned up our shredder awhile back and have not replaced it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Thirty

Its a bright crisp morning. I am counting the days down till vacation.Not much else going on except work, jewelry making and book reading.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty Eight Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Sunday. Another bright and sunny morning. We are going over to the in-laws for a BBQ today. M's sister and brother-in-law are in town also.
I am in search this morning for those upside down tomato planters.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty Nine

Its a bright sunny morning. My plans are to work on house chores, I am not sure what is going on in town today. I do have to make the dreaded trip to Walmart for a few things I can only get there. Other than that it is a free form day.

Friday, May 8, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty Seven

I love this picture. A flower child for sure.

Today is the pals in the office lunch outing for the month of May. We chose DeLeon's downtown location. I'm hoping the food is as good as the one up north.

After work I am going out with Joyce and Irene for some fabric and craft shopping in Cheney.

Ending the evening with pizza at Round Table at 5 mile with M.

I'm hoping for a perfect Friday. Hope you all have one also.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty Six

Its Thursday, not Friday, but, we will make the best of it. The sun is shining this morning for a little while before more rain comes in.

I haven't really posted because not much has happened in the last few days. Just routine life.

Scheduled the remaining 3 days of my vacation. I wonder how people have vacation days to roll over at the end of the year when I never have enough vacation. Last night I had a scare, my little dog, Sammie, was not feeling so great. Almost took him to the vet. But seems to be his old self this morning. Whew!

I've been recently having fun on Twitter. Its fun to read people who actually have lives filled with adventures and interesting thoughts. If any of you are on Twitter let me know, so I can follow.

I see that today is the National Day of Prayer. I don't believe in prayer or praying to an all knowing magical being with a clipboard in the sky who is in charge of what we do and think. I believe in fate and karma. I do believe there is a spirit of goodness that guides people. So instead of praying, why not go out and commit an act of kindness or create beauty or fight for peace and justice? These are my thoughts on a sunny Thursday morning.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty Two

Rainy Bloomsday. Big marathon race downtown. Good reason to stay away from any where near town. Its a good day to get household chores caught up. Plan on making jewelry, watching recorded shows and making chicken dinner.

Hope everyone has a nice Sunday.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty One

It was nice for awhile today, then clouds blew in and it cooled off. It is now sprinkling. The only thing accomplished today was taking dogs to the Yuppy Puppy for their spring haircuts.

Hope everyone is having a nice Saturday.

Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Day One Hundred Twenty

Let me know if you are tired of the cottage and garden pictures.