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Monday, February 13, 2006

Not Much Quilting To Report

Monday . . where did the day go? Is it because I'm getting older that time passes so quickly? Is it because I'm running around like a chicken without my head? I don't know . . just seems that I get up and it's time to go to bed again. Sunday night I went to bed thinking we'd have a snow delay today so I told Chad not to set his clock. I set mine for 6, thinking I'd check the computer and then go back to bed. Oh, so sure was I that we'd have at leat two extra hours to sleep. You remember that I can screw up any computer by simply looking at it. I never turn off my computers (could be part of the problem). At 4 a.m. the E-machine started squawking. I got up and turned it off, then lay in bed aggravated that it's only about 5 or 6 months old and something is wrong with it. At 5 a.m. I knew the tv would know which schools had delays so I got up. The counties to the west and south of us had a 2 hour delay but not us! So, I just stayed up. Took Chad to school, headed to Wal-Mart to buy groceries. He called . . "Mom, could you please bring me the paper I forgot in your car . ." Back to the school .. which I usually will not do but I was feeling kind this morning. Fixed lunch for Vince who has decided to go back on the Atkins Diet. I should do it too but I don't like meat a whole lot, much preferring veggies and fruit . . but even more so, I prefer Dr. Pepper and candy! :( So, Vince is on Atkins and I'm struggling to fix things that fit his diet and things that I like too. While Vince was here for lunch, I was showing him pictures from Patty's Morning Ramble blog. We have some prospects of moving some day and Vince tells me I can have a farm there, complete with a wood stove. We'll see. . if it really happens, if I can really do it. He said "I'll buy the farm and you'll be scared out of your wits when I'm gone at night." Yep, that's exactly what will happen. I don't like the dark! He left with my car to take it to get the oil changed. I was telling someone last night that I suppose I'm getting an oil change for Valentine's Day and if I'm careful and don't drive too much, I can get the same thing for my birthday in June! That's a joke, Steve! Vince offered to take me to lunch tomorrow but I'd rather go when he's not on a diet. So, he left and I made Honey Oatmeal Bread and then I made Patty's Grape Nuts. Amazing thing is Chad loves them. He ate a bowl with strawberries and milk and then decided to try another bowl with milk and cinnamon. They are pretty yummy. Chad likes to have hamburgers for snacks .. gotta love a growing boy. So, I seasoned 2 pounds of ground beef, shaped them into patties, froze them on cookie sheets then, put them into a ziplock bag. He can just grab a frozen patty and fry it or grill it when he's hungry. After work Vince came by to drop off my car and pick his car up. Chad wanted to go to Wal-Mart for a CD. I'm not quite sure what goes on at school (and I probably don't want to know) but he plays music for the senior hall every now and then. The principal or one of the assistants has to approve all the songs and there was some CD of ballads from the 70's and 80's that he wanted. I was not going to Wal-Mart again so Chad and Vince went. Then Vince took my computer apart, not sure what he did but it has stopped squealing for now. I did manage to get 3 blocks made. I don't know what I was thinking . . this quilt has 35 - 8" blocks. Not something I would normally do but, maybe I was drinking or something! Nope, I'm not much of a drinker and when I do, it's the cheap, sweet stuff I like . . the Arbor Mist is my favorite but I'd take Dr. Pepper any day over wine. Vince needed this picture so I took it yesterday . . I don't normally take pictures of wine! How's this for a rambling . . didn't say anything kind of post? Judy

12 Comments:

  • Life sounds good Judy! I've always wanted to live in the country. Someone posted a pic of a wood cookstove yesterday and I'm still thinking about it. Your Vince sounds like a good man.
    Wendy

    By Blogger Wendy's Quilting, at 2/14/2006 03:54:00 AM  

  • I've discovered that the best part of working in a school is I get a phone call the night before letting me know if there is a delayed opening! Sorry you didn't have one. I hope your computer stays healthy. It sounds like even though you didn't get much quilting done you had a very good day!

    By Blogger Carolyn, at 2/14/2006 04:55:00 AM  

  • Your are funny Judy! I loved your rambling, sounds like me some days. And I'm a country girl, by the way. Not on a farm, but I get a "hemmed in" feeling being in town. More work in living in the country, thank goodness I have a husband who likes to work! :) By the way, was looking through your previous posts and I LOVE your Blooming Nine Patch. That's on my list of "want to do".

    By Blogger Passionate Quilter, at 2/14/2006 04:57:00 AM  

  • Just the kind of post I like to read when sprinkled in amongst quilty news. Thank you for all the kind comments you have left on my blog. I have been inspired by your beautiful quilts, my ever increasing list of "must do" quilts is...ever increasing!

    By Blogger Pam, at 2/14/2006 06:23:00 AM  

  • A simple solution for fear at night in the country. First get a dog that barks at things that go bump in the night and stays outside, a real farm dog. You learn to tell their barks. There is a people bark, a critter bark and a bark at the wind. If there is a people bark and you are not expecting anyone to visit. You grab the shotgun, walk to the back door, shoot straight up in the air, or not near the farm animals and feeing satisfied now that you chased off any intruder, you go back in the house and have a Dr Pepper.
    Oh happy Chad liked the grape nuts. I have a recipe for grape nut bread that is mighty good too.

    By Blogger Patty, at 2/14/2006 08:41:00 AM  

  • I live in the boonies and I have to admit that it is a lot of work and sometimes I wished a had a bigger lot in the city. But then when I can go for a walk in my own woods and have chickens and no close neighbors, I love it. But having a German shepherd or two sleeping with me when hubby is gone and an alarm system makes me feel safer. (no offense, Speck)!

    By Blogger Laurie Ann, at 2/14/2006 09:37:00 AM  

  • A dog definately helps when you live in the country. They are your ears and your warning system. My husband loves to buy and collect wines. I am an Arbor mist girl myself. I love the blackberry!

    By Blogger Laura, at 2/14/2006 10:10:00 AM  

  • ROFL Patty!! Judy, take Patty's advice and I GUARANTEE you that you'll only have 1 'intruder' around your future farm. After that, the word will get around and everyone will leave you alone. :o)

    I've lived in the country all of my life and have never had any problems. We do have two outdoor dogs but they're pretty useless unless there's a bunny around or a buggy going down the road. Sadie is my 'guard dog'. She hears everything and will bark at it.

    By Blogger Tracey, at 2/14/2006 11:18:00 AM  

  • I like the sweet cheap wine too & the Dr. Pepper....

    Living in the country - sounds nice, but my dad made me do it when I was a teen - now I much prefer city life or suburbia (I think).

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 2/15/2006 06:55:00 AM  

  • WOW! Not only rambling but tiring! I was tired thinking about all you did on Monday! I hope yesterday was much slower for you!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 2/15/2006 07:21:00 AM  

  • what a busy day!

    By Anonymous Samantha, at 2/15/2006 11:58:00 AM  

  • Those German Shepherds are not only great on the farm, they're fantastic in an RV park too... where personall I feel MUCH less safe than back on the farm.

    People only knock on our door once... LOL I can't imagine walking in the dark in a city without them, no way! On the farm, no problem, but a dog is always a wonderful companion and protecter. Unless it's a schnauzer...

    By Anonymous CJ, at 2/15/2006 03:10:00 PM  

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