Cooking, Sewing, Working, Traveling, Gardening and Pondering

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Favorite Thing #1

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So I am just average everyday working woman with an opinion. Some people want my opinion and some don't. Figure those that don't, won't be reading my blog so here it goes. I'm going to list my favorite things and why. Not sure how many or long I'll wind on about them, but here is the first one.


I love things that bloom, If they have a great smell even better. If I can grow it from a seed, my heart just swells. All kinds of blooms, some pretty some ugly it doesn't matter. For me they represent beauty and renewal.

If I want to buy flowers, then I go to Bristol Farms. Great selection, a little pricey but they last a good long time unlike the average grocery or shop.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tides Turn and the Sun Rises

It has been a long few weeks. The summer seems to be screaming by like jet plane. Each day has just been beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine. I actually, have been able to enjoy some of it on the weekends. Our yard has been our summer project. Or at least the backyard. The new sprinklers and lawn were quite an adventure to have installed in 2 days. It was so worth it.

The quandary is simply that I want to be out side in the sun and not inside sewing. We are having friends over tomorrow and I want to finish some scrubs I've been working on for my friend the nurse. I've only been working on it here and there the last month as I've been outside. I promised them and now I must deliver!

This coming weekend, I get to see some dear friends as one of them is having her bachlorette party! yeah! I am so very excited to be going back up to Seattle. I'm sure we will have a great time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sauted Brain with Mental Juice

The last three weeks have been a challenge. I am training the FNG to take over one of my rolls at work and she's just not taking to chaos well. I've been stuck in software testing for 2 weeks and then semester end and training of the new software. The brain is a bit fried at the moment.

I have new pictures of the new backyard that was put in during this time as well as this great Strawberry shortcake cake I made from PW's recipe. I just need to find the camera cable.

Life is a bit of mess right now and I need a day or two to re-organized. Take the dry cleaning in, drop the ipod off for repairs and pick up my broken glasses at the eye doctor. I know little things that a good wife could handle for me...wait.

I did get two pillowcase dresses sewn this week and mailed. I finally dropped the NASH bag in the mail to Phyllis too. So at least I feel I have done something that I wanted to get done done.