Sunday, September 24, 2023


Good morning happy Sunday!

Still working on these bags. Straightening edges and pinning together now. I was lazy this morning so haven't worked on anything yet and it's already 10am. It's babysitting day so I need to get cracking if I'm going to get anything done.

My mom was getting stuff out of the backyard at the cabin and Jess was trying to help so I went to play with the kids. Daniel was all into the Madagascar movie he was watching. 

Rosie was napping when I go there but woke up soon after. I was only there for a little bit then came home and worked on my bags.

Scott came over later and ended up staying the night. He still snores a lot if anyone was wondering 😂. I'm sure I do too though haha.

The Lodi Street Faire is one week from today! I'm going to have to organize all my stuff to fit it in the car I think. I just keep putting stuff in boxes and adding it to the pile.

Ok off to make some coffee and work on this stuff!


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Saturday, September 23, 2023


Good morning happy Saturday! 
Watching Reservoir Dogs while doing other things. This show is kind of funny.

Broke open my bold of fusible fleece. It is batting with an iron on side so it sticks to the fabric. I like it for my zip bags.

Yesterday I played with Rosie for a couple hours after work so her mom could get a break lol. Isn't she so cute! She was trying on all her clothes.

Since she knows how to walk now she's just going to climb! OMG!  Probably going to have to find somewhere else to put that white box thing. It is the base for my thread display but Trevor filled it with video game stuff. 

I took her home so she could have dinner and Daniel was so cute when I came in. I sat on the couch and he ran over with his blankets and snuggled for a few minutes. Then he licked my face. Kids are weird lol. I think he was being a dog. 

I picked up Scott for dinner and we went to Texas Roadhouse. There were a ton of people there but it didn't take too long to get a table for 2. I'm like why don't they build a 2nd one of these on the other side of town. Apparently that is where everyone goes to eat. I had steak and grilled shrimp and super salty mashed potatoes and gravy. And rolls of course! I rolled right out of there when we were done. Scott had to run into Winco for a few things so we did that then sat in his mom's driveway to talk for awhile. 

Life is weird. 

Today I am supposed to be working on my sports bags but haven't got to it yet. Finally got my clothes in the washer and dryer. Last night I wore a new bra I had bought awhile back and man it was so uncomfortable. Should have just been like the one woman I saw in her PJ's and XXXL boobies and no bra. Sheesh what is wrong with people can't even put clothes on to go out to dinner. 

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Friday, September 22, 2023


Good morning happy quiet Friday! (so far haha)

Here is my new grandson's first pictures! Just four more months and he'll be here already. 

The little ones ended up going to their other grandma's yesterday so I didn't babysit. Instead Trevor and I took Jess' flat tire into America's Tire to get fixed. It didn't have a hole in it but they said the valve stem was bent so they replaced it (free of charge). While we were waiting for that to get fixed we went to Joanns and I got the fusible fleece I needed.

I worked on trimming one more of the bushes outside. I'll have to get a picture later. One more to work on but it is mostly dead from the dog digging at it so I'll have to see if it is salvageable.  After that I need to gather up all the stuff I cut off. Once it dries a bit it will shrink down in size. Going to stuff whatever I can fit into the trash can Monday morning since there is usually room in there. We used to just throw everything in the empty field but now people get worked up about that. 

Darts last night was pretty good. There was only 2 of the dart boards being used so it wasn't as crowded. I won 2 games and got my highest score ever of 145!  Our team won 5 out of 7 games so we were the winners woohoo. I hung out for awhile after talking to my friend Sheryl. 

Today's plan is to work on these sports bags! 

There is a lot of talk about a possible furlough coming up. Usually when they are talking about it a lot that means it will probably happen. Last time they said we were essential though so we still worked. I could use a week or two off with retro pay ;) Not that I'm working real hard anyways. 

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Thursday, September 21, 2023


Good morning happy Thursday!

I thought I was going to watch the kids a bit today while Jess gets her sonogram but I guess now they are going to the other grandma's. 

Last night I finished up these coin purses I was working on. 

Tina helped. Now I need to run to Joanns to get more batting so I can work on the rest of the piles. 

Simon was driving me nuts so I took the dogs out and walked to the corner and back then threw the ball for her for awhile til she got tired. Then I went to get her some water and the bushes were all entwined with the hose. Next thing I knew I had trimmed back two of the bushes. I think I have 2 more although Simon has pretty much killed the last one. She dug holes all along there. It was nice working outside without it being super hot. I was working until I couldn't see anymore. My whole yard is a disaster so might as well start somewhere I guess. I haven't worked out there in years. 

Darts tonight, we have a sub for our one guy on the team so hopefully we don't lose too bad lol. He is the one carrying our team most of the time. 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Good morning happy Wednesday! I wrote Tuesday then remembered I'm off a day. Yesterday I actually didn't have to do anything for anyone else so that was nice. Well except work stuff. 

Tina reporting for duty yesterday morning. Little stinker. I remembered to close the door of the sewing room when I went to bed last night so no tornado messes to clean up this morning. 

I got a new cutting ruler just like my old one off of eBay. It's so nice that it still has all the lines! I'm glad I thought of doing the alert me if one is listed thing on eBay. It's from the 90's and came brand new in the original packaging. I like how clear the lines are on this and I'm used to how it is set up.

All the sports bags are pieced together now if they needed it. I had enough fusible fleece to get most of the coin purses ready so starting with those. I will have to round the corners still too. The ones that are ready to sew I got the fleece fused on so just have to pin the zippers in and I can get sewing.

No plans for today other than that. Trevor is off work again today. Yesterday he geeked out changing his lava lamp up for most of the day. Apparently it is working so he's happy haha. 

This morning I was really missing my Rusty boy. Weird how weeks later it hits you again. 

Oh and just remembered I got an email about student loans charging interest again so went in and paid 1/3 of what is left on my parent loan. I kept hoping they'd approve them being wiped but I guess that is never going to happen. Almost done paying mine off though!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023


                                                            Good morning happy Tuesday! 

Yesterday I made it through my work review without crying or complaining (much) or getting upset. Go me! Glad that is done for a few more months. I hate that they do them quarterly now. Like it's the same job every day nothing exciting is happening.

Simon was sleeping holding onto the door trim yesterday. She's such a nut. I think it's hilarious when she kicks the door in her sleep. 

Yesterday after work Jess and I went to the grocery store. On the way home Scott called that his car broke down on the way home and he wanted me to go feed his mom dinner. I took Jess and the groceries home then went over there. She was rather entertaining. She said her relatives were all hanging out around the house. I said well that's nice just as long as they are the good relatives. She didn't really say if they were or not. Then she wanted to show me something wrong with her boobs. They were just chilling out down low. I was like we'll they're just tired and she laughed. 

Gave the poor plant a drink. I don't know how this thing survives. 

There was an earthquake while I was there. The chair I was sitting in rocked a bit sideways and the china cabinet rattled a bit. I guess there was one earlier too but I didn't feel that one because I was driving. It was really quick. 

Scott got his brother to come pick him up and tow the car back to his mom's house. Surprised he even asked him but he was too cheap to pay $16 a mile for 30 miles lol. I was like it's not a big deal just tow it. Then to find out he knew the alternator was going out for over a week but hadn't fixed it. I think he deserved sitting on the side of the road for 3 hours. Sheesh. 

I had to drive him back to our house once he got home to get the truck. At least we have an extra vehicle. 

No plans for today but maybe I'll actually get some sewing done since I still have not started sewing these sports bags. Running out of sewing days before the Lodi Street Faire on the 1st! Not that I don't have enough stuff but I always like to add more and try to get stuff done right before haha. 

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Monday, September 18, 2023


Good morning happy Monday! If Mondays can be happy. 

I woke up one minute before my alarm went off this morning. Look at Snookie lightly snoring on Scott's pillow haha.

Yesterday was exhausting. The kids were extra busy lol. They even got picked up early (it was super slow at Jessica's work) and I was still tired.

Melissa & Eric came over before going to Adrian's birthday party. Trevor was sad he had to work so he put in for someone to take his shift. He didn't have any takers until he was on his way there and someone took it. So he came back and went to the party. Kids these days. 

Scott was looking at his phone 98% of the day/night watching football. I wonder how much the kids will enjoy pictures of them with Grandpa and his phone when they are older. So annoying.

I made some stew for us and the hot dogs for the kids.

I don't think he actually ate any food but the animals were all lined up for a feast. I stupidly let him take his plate into my room since he'd been playing on the cedar chest. Won't make that mistake again. 

Almost running!

I almost have all my fabrics matched up and ready to do the piecing ones. Then I was like don't have I have keychains started in my finish later box? Only found a couple but found some fabric cut out into cup cozies so cut those up for little bags. I'll have to match up fabrics for those later. I want to just do some sewing now. 

I have my review at 1pm today. I will not get worked up I will not get worked up I will not get worked up. I'll report back if I got worked up haha.

Fat Tina in a tiny box

My computer took forever to get the battery to charge up enough to turn on this morning. Apparently the plug doesn't want to be all the way in, just "just right". Once I could get it on I could see at what position it was charging. Almost time for a new computer. 

I need to go to the grocery store after work today since the fridge is bare. Maybe I should make a menu of sorts, although half the time I do that I don't cook it all. Jess needs groceries too so I told her just go with me after work. That will be more fun :)

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Sunday, September 17, 2023


Good morning happy Sunday! Yesterday I ended up spending most of the day with the littles. 

Rosie is walking all over. Tongue out for concentration. She got that from me lol.

Almost running!

She's not big on Grandpa unless he has snacks lol. She cried big tears when I went to the bathroom and closed the door for a minute. How dare I leave her!

Stealing sisters bottle (it's just milk)

Trevor put the dogs in jail while I was trying to play with Rosie on the floor. Snookie is like what did I do to deserve this? (really need to get rid of that contraption Trevor put on top there).

Simon says I'm a good lap dog!

While the kids were here Tina was in the sewing room wrecking things. She threw off 2 of the little bins of fabric off the top of the bookcase and broke the handle off my favorite coffee mug. She's going to have to be banished from the sewing room when the kids are here today. 

Traded to the bigger boxes. We'll see if she can throw those on the floor too. 

After the kids went home I went and picked up Scott from his mom's (he went there earlier to go feed her dinner) and we went to Chili's for dinner. Afterwards we sat in the car and talked in the driveway. What is our life? So weird. 

She's 11 years old now. 2nd oldest in the house now. 

I love when I can look back on my old blog posts. I'm sure some day this will be gone but it's fun for now. I need to find one of those things to print it all off or something. 

Since I cleaned a bit yesterday it's good enough for today so I'm just going to fart around in my sewing room til the kids get here. Still working on matching up linings for my bags. 


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Saturday, September 16, 2023


Hello happy Saturday! Yesterday I finished my keychains.

and pulled out most of the football and baseball fabrics and starting cutting them up. Working on cutting out lining fabrics now.

I watched this movie last night, it was pretty entertaining. 

Currently I'm watching our board meeting for where I live on Zoom. It's so much drama it's like watching a mini soap opera. Jess asked me to watch the kids for a bit later so have to clean up a little. 

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Friday, September 15, 2023


Good morning happy FriYeah!
I was so busy this morning I actually had to put my do not disturb on my work message thing. Different offices all messaging me at the same time. Hard to concentrate on what you're doing. Pretty much caught up now. I need to work on my review next and update my numbers on what I have worked on. Not looking forward to that on Monday. Someone in the office yesterday was asking me if I got a cash award this year. I was like noooo I don't think I'll be getting one of those with all my complaining haha. 

After the office yesterday I went to Wal Mart to get Trevor batteries and Jess asked me if I'd make pepper steak for dinner. I made 2 batches one for them and one for us. Jess said she'd pay me to cook for them lol. Funny she never wanted to eat what I cooked when she lived here ;) I guess you appreciate it more when you have to cook for everyone else. There are left overs for lunch today.

On the way home my car rolled 96K. It's almost old now. 

When I was at WM I bought myself a little 24" tv for my sewing room. I need to move things around a bit but it fits ok right here for now. My speakers are starting to go out on my laptop so now I don't have to hear it tin can while I watch stuff in the background. 

After cooking last night I washed an hours worth of dishes and then I was too tired to do much else. Maybe today I'll finish up those keychains.

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