Saturday, November 20, 2010


WOO HOO!  I made it through my first week back to work and in training class.  *WHEW*!

We had a spread on Friday and it was essentially a big blow-off, not a lot study-wise got accomplished but we were expecting that and I was certainly good with it lol!

I feel MUCH better today, just a little congestion left and nothing like what I was battling at the beginning of the week.  WOW! That was rough on top of trying to learn and being "older", only I would have an experience like THAT LMBO!

We're going truck shopping in a bit, waiting on 'Lainey to wake and have breakfast with us.  Sierra is on a college tour at Texas Tech in Lubbock.  She's already noticed that it's not really the place for her LOL! 

Speaking of Sierra and college, she's pretty much decided that she wants to go to UofH (university of houston), why? I have no idea *rolling eyes* but she fully understands that if she gets a full ride to Northwestern in Illinois, or Rice in Houston, SHE'S GOING! LOL!

I'll do horsey things this afternoon and early evening and then quilt late evening/tonight, although I do prefer to quilt during the day when it's sunny, dunno why, it's just more relaxing and fulfilling for me to do so during that time of day. 

Tomorrow will be spent cooking food/leftovers and planning menus and shopping for them, for the upcoming work week.  Aaaahhhh, yes, work, I like this stuff coz it buys me TOYS! LOL!

Have a good one and I'll see ya when I see ya!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is It Friday, Yet?

Whatta WEEK it has been! WOW!  My brain doesn't know what to do and when I get home I'm kind of on auto-pilot or something and this getting dark by 5:30 just really throws me for a loop!

I've pretty much completed my first week back to work and it was really fun! I can SO do this!  They say that tomorrow, Friday, is pretty much a blow off day, not a lot gets accomplished ... b/c it's FRIDAY LOL!  So, we're having a spread and going over things off-and-on all day.  I am really looking forward to this.

I'm going truck shopping Saturday so wish me luck, I need my wheels!

I am also struggling with a nasty bug/upper respiratory infection which I caught Friday night and really hit me hard on Monday ... yah, leave it to me to start a new job w/a serious infection/cold PUHHH HAHAHAHAHA ! I love me!

On to the weekend, some quilting, some car shopping, some spending time w/my horsey habit and then back at it ... I mean that IS the reason I work, to pay for my horsey habit and quilting fun!  WoO HOo!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


What the heck happened to my music? Some of it has been changed, oh well, guess I'll work on that when I have a chance, apologies b/c some of that is NOT what's been on here ... yuck! lol!

I'm fighting off a cold, of COURSE I get sick b/c I'm starting back to work  Monday ... just proves I'm allergic to 8-5 work LOL!

Well, I FINALLY finished my first COMPLETED quilt and it is a total MESS, YUCK! LOL!  Everything that you can do wrong in making a quilt, I did LOL!  I did learn a LOT and it has helped me with my decisions on machines as well, so this quilt means a lot.  Hubby said, "It's okay, we still love it coz you made it" LOL!  He's turning his office into a quilt gallery of my finished projects that are all practice/learning items ... boy! does he love me or WHAT coz that stuff is UGLY! LMBO!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Did a UFO :)

So I opted to finish another top LOL!  Now to find and decide on backing and binding ... it's a gift so I need to be very particular, I certainly hope she likes it!


Well, I would have finished another top, however, I still wait for the border and backing fabric to arrive in the mail, so, I'm trying to decide whether to finish another top or start quilting one that's ready to be quilted and try once again, my inexperienced hand a FMQ ... stay tuned to see what I decided lol!

Thank you for visiting, I always appreciate it and your comments as well.

*HUGS* and Alohas and Happy Holidays to you all!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stuff and Things

I'm off to the market today to get ready for next week.  I start back to work full-time after having been home with my children since late 2001 it's a big change!  Thank you to my friends who have encouraged me and been realistic about what to expect, like, it will be hard at first to adjust but it's worth it.  I'm looking forward to being around adults again, mostly, and having something to do, changing my sense of purpose.  Also, the funds generated will help pay for Sierra's formal education which begins the Fall of 2011.

So, here's to sandwiches and soup and leftovers for lunch daily, crock pot meals ready when I get home and a lot of leftovers and cooking on Sunday to prepare for the work week ahead ... oh boy lol!

Speaking of Sierra, she's become a bit apprehensive about going off to school, as in it's REALLY going to happen, she's leaving home! *GULP*!  She says that she doesn't know what to expect and that maybe her father and I are not realistic about what our experiences were LOL!  I assured her that she was not the only one who felt apprehensive about the unknown their first week away from home at college, although I was so excited I couldn't get out of the house fast enough! lol!  She said that she would just have to get over it and grow up, shocked me as I was prepared to coddle her and nurture her into the experience.  But, that's never been Sierra.  I remember the 3rd grade when I would walk her to class daily and she looked up at me and said, "Mom, you don't need to hold my hand and walk me to class anymore" :(  of course I cried after I left but at that moment I simply said, "Are you sure, coz I'm here if you need me"  she replied, looking up at me with those gigantic eyes of hers and said, "I'm sure" and smiled.  She's always been independent but I did not expect her to be so much so lol!  I am so very proud and at the same time full of hope, joy and fear.  I have no idea how mothers do it, send their first off to college but it's been done millions of times and I'm certain that I too will survive and my child will thrive and be successful :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Win an Accuquilt GO!

Here is another Blogger giving away the Accuquilt GO!  Good luck and can't wait to see who wins!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Updates and Such

Well, Caprica has found a wonderful new home and owner and I couldn't have done better matching them up, if I do say so myself.  Something, that little voice, just told me they needed to be together.  They met up yesterday and she went home with them, a life-long friend of mine and her hubby.  He needed Caprica and she needed him.  I wasn't even sad to see her go because that little voice comforted me and said, "She'll be fine, and happy". 

Hence, the change in the pic above.  This is one of our lovely wedding pics, it says a lot about how much fun we have and my hubby, when asked why he wanted to marry ME and not some younger, hotter model with whom he could have children, he replies, "but then I wouldn't be married to 'Lucy'".  LOL! Had to marry a guy who "gets me", SLOL!

Have a great week, everyone!