Thursday, September 23, 2010
This old chair sits on the deck and it certainly didn't see much rockin' this year! Not quite sure why I don't spend my time out there...I have a nice back yard...small, but nice...a rock garden full of flowers...and weeds...and so many birds that come to visit. Now, it's almost time to put it away for the winter...there's always next year.
Spent about an hour working in the garden yesterday. John pulled out some ground cover and I moved a few plants around. Still more to do...but hopefully, we can finish it up in a few hours. There's light at the end of the tunnel!!
Had an awesome time at Barb and Dan's yesterday. Sat on the deck and later moved to the "fire pit"...watched the birds and had a nice visit. Dinner was soooo good--chicken, veggies and a homemade lemon meringue pie!! Finished off the evening with a game of cards...and yes..."wine sipping on the deck" just happened to be on the agenda!!
We have John's parent's coming for a few days...need to get some house cleaning done. Guess I better get busy...
Have a great day!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I finally finished that mock ear-flap hat! It's such an easy pattern...but I just couldn't get into it!! Looks similar to that of a "flapper bucket style"...but regardless..it's done and I just hope it sells!!! (I certainly need a new model"!)
Have to work this afternoon at 3:00...extra hours and hopefully, I'll be busier than I was last week-end!!!
Tomorrow we're heading out to Barb and Dan's for the afternoon...should be a good time...always is with those two!! And the weather is supposed to be warmer...a good day for "wine sipping" on the deck!!
Well, short and sweet today...need to get some house work done before I head to work.
Enjoy your day!!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Just stopping in for a minute or two...much to do this afternoon, which includes going to the doctor's office with John. Appointment was at 10:00 this morning...but some how got cancelled. Hmmmm.....that office is just so overwhelmed with patients....but the staff sure does try hard!!! What more can you ask for???
Got up and ran a few errands. Bank, post office and the thrift stores in town. Found a partial skein of yarn for 25 cents...enough for another hat.
Managed to get my clothes on the line right after lunch. The sun isn't quite as strong as it used to be--a sure sign of the colder weather fast approaching.
Og...looking irritated...he'd much rather be out walking than sitting in this house on such a nice day!!!
Hope you're enjoying your day...until next time!!!! :)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Today is my Mother's 81st birthday...bless her heart!! I called yesterday to wish her a "Happy Birthday"....and hear of her plans for today. Nothing special going on....but my Dad is taking her to Applebee's for dinner. I sent her a card and will pick something "special" up for her on the next trip down. Lord knows she certainly doesn't need anything...but that's not the point.
I'm between shifts and have to go back to work at 5:00. It's been about 3 weeks of split shifts and I'm starting to "feel it". I guess I'm not as young as I used to be...but I'll never admit to that.
Called my "sweet-heart" when I got home and he was having lunch in Perry Sound. Should be home in another 2-3 hours. He camped all week-end at the Barrie Flea Market....so I imagine he'll be glad to get home and spend the night in his own bed.
Took Oggie for his walk and fed the kitties. They've all settled down for a nap...(wish I could join them!!) But...I should be good and tired around 9:00 p.m....and you can bet it will be "early to bed" tonight!!!
Think I'll go throw a round on that mock ear flap hat. No...I still haven't finished it. But I'll be sure to share it with you when I'm done!!!
Oh...by the way...this is my Mom and her brother, Nelson. This particular picture was taken in July when we went to visit him at Marwood Manor in Port Huron, Michigan. I believe he's now 86 years "young"...but the poor soul is suffering from Alzheimer's. What a terrible, terrible disease...I think much harder on the family than the individual themselves.
Enjoy your Sunday... :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
It's gloomy...calling for rain...almost all week. And it's rather cool and "still" out there. I've been trying to get out in the rock garden for over a week now, but if it isn't raining out, the garden is a muddy mess. Maybe, JUST maybe, the weather will improve...at least for a day or two so I can get things finished up. And take a look at this lovely leaf sitting in the grass...just for me!!!
VERY quiet at work today...I guess there's just too much going on in town. There was a FREE BBQ for one of the candidates for Mayor...and S.A.D. (Society for Animals in Distress) had their annual radio-thon. I hope they did well. Several good items were donated for the silent auction...plus another BBQ. Oh well...the money I made is far more than I went in with!!! A positive attitude is needed on days like today!!
Got up early and put the bird feeders out, feed the kitties and listed a few things on eBay. And believe it or not, I managed to do some crocheting. Didn't do any last night...Oggie and I watched t.v.--ate some dinner and we went to bed. John will be home tomorrow...a GOOD thing!!
Nothing special planned for tonight. Already did a load of laundry and took Og for his walk. Maybe some crocheting and/or list a few more things on eBay! Gotta get rid of this stuff!!!!
So there ya have it...a day in the life of Debi!!!
Keep on smiling...
Friday, September 10, 2010
Home and relaxing after a fairly busy day at work...another 6 hour shift and it went by in a hurry!!! Several of my "regulars" were in...spread throughout the day...which was nice. Gave me a chance to chat.
Had a good night's rest...woke up before the alarm...but was in bed relatively early. Dried a load of laundry and listed several items on eBay. Got home from work shortly after 5:00...fed the kitties and took Oggie for a short walk.
Went to the post office before work...mailed off 2 patterns and got a shipping quote for a movie John sold. Stopped at 2 thrift stores..and bought 2 wine glasses for the restaurant and an interesting spoon rest...or at least I'm assuming it's a spoon rest. Regardless..I'm liking it!!! No markings, but doesn't really matter...as it's now mine!!!
No crocheting yet for me today, but want to sit and watch some t.v this evening. I'll get that damn mulberry colored hat done yet!!!
Peace be with YOU!!!! Thanks for stopping by.......
Thursday, September 9, 2010
John left this morning for the Barrie Flea Market. It's a big event...car parts, etc...hundreds of vendors...and usually takes a good 2 days or so to walk through it all. Plus...he has a list of things he's looking for...a place for the "guys". I'm working extra hours the rest of the week, so the time should go by fast.
Worked on a hat yesterday afternoon...the mulberry colored mock ear flap hat AGAIN...this time using a larger hook. Looks much nicer...
Worked a 6 hour shift today and I'm so glad to be home!!! Although I kept busy...it was rather quiet day. (Thank goodness my customers were generous!!) And I get to work the same hours again tomorrow. Time should go by quickly as I'll have to set up the salad and dessert bars...and I do enjoy that!!! It's the week after Labor day....it's always a "quiet time".
Listed a few things on eBay...hopefully things will pick up there...time of year and all. John listed a Super 8 movie "America On The Moon"...didn't sell on the auction...but as soon as I listed it in the store, and mind you I raised the price a dollar...BAM...it sold!! Awesome!!!
Took "Og The Dog" for a walk after work, fed the cats and wasted time on the computer. I really need to set my priorities!!! Time would be my "friend" if I'd use it wisely!!!
Better get some laundry done...hope you're enjoying your Thursday evening!!!
Check out these "lovelies"...my 2 oldest Grand-daughters on their first day of school!!! I just think they're the greatest...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
My two days off sure flew by in a hurry....back to work this evening. I shouldn't complain...in reality I'm one of the lucky ones....so many people out of work these days.
Didn't accomplish much on my days off...I did do some laundry...cooked and made one batch of apple sauce. I need to get the bathrooms cleaned before I go to work.
John's heading to the Barrie Flea Market tomorrow morning. He's camping...spending time with a few friends and looking for parts to build a trailer to haul behind the Met. Winter project. I'm working...extra hours as well...so he might as well go and have a good time.
Had a few sales on eBay. I think it's time to get the rest of my hats listed for the upcoming winter weather. What doesn't sell on eBay...I'll try to sell at the craft shows.
Here's a picture of the rich aqua tam I was telling you about...turned out rather nice, I think!!!
Until next time....keep smilin'!!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I just have a few minutes before I have to get back to work. This is my last split shift...as far as I know, until next week-end. I'm tired...so I'm grateful for that!!
I managed to get my apple sauce done...with the help of my sweet hubby. I peeled and he diced...which took us quite some time, as the apples were very small. And my boss gave us another BOX full of apples!!! Yup...more apple sauce...but you can do so much with the stuff...muffins...bread...cookies, etc.
I finished up my dark green hat...started a mock ear flap hat in mulberry...but "frogged" that one. Will give it another try with a larger hook...something just didn't look right. Will work on that tonight after work. Watched a movie last night and made another slouchy tam in a sage green. I think it's time to find a different pattern---just alittle variety for the craft show. Might even work on some mittens...if the mood strikes me.
Well, better get cleaned up and head back to the restaurant. Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day week-end.
Until next time...