Saturday, February 24, 2024

2/24/24

Hello happy Saturday!!

The kids came over yesterday for a few hours. 
Trevor and Daniel played together quite a bit. That was nice!


We ate a whole box of Chex Snack Mix between the 4 of us lol. Time to restock.


They were pretty good and we all had fun! 


After they left Trevor went to work and I did all the dishes, cleaned up the living room and made dinner. Then I ate dinner by myself watching Crossroads on Netflix while I waited for Scott to come over. He had stopped over by his mom's house and was surprised to find out that his brother and his girlfriend (not his wife) had boxed up the entire kitchen and a bunch of other stuff. His brother let her put some stuff online to sell too. Hmmm. So then of course I was like what was her name? This gal is 37 and dating his almost 70 year old brother. So gross. I found her multiple Facebook profiles with listings of stuff from my mother in law's house on Marketplace. Lovely! A lot of it is junk but why was this stuff not offered up to us first? There's a few things listed from the yard I am going to go get today if we go to town. I know everything is junk to him and he has no sentimental value to anything unless it was his dads. Jerk!

So anyhow, that's the fun around here :) Scott is fixing the alternator in Jessica's car. I think he might be done now. Good for another 20k miles ;) Poor car looks like hell. She can't really drive it much now anyways since she can't fit 3 car seats in the back seat.

I need to figure out what I'm doing with myself besides obsessing about dumb shit that doesn't really matter in the big picture today. I should put up some more fabric. I think I will work on ironing out another 50 fat quarters! That will keep me busy.

Hard to believe Trevor is going to be 21 in 4 more days. My baby is definitely not a baby anymore!


 

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Friday, February 23, 2024

2/23/24

Good morning happy FriYEAH!!

Boy did I know when that prednisone shot wore off yesterday. Wooowee. Back to coughing and my hip hurting lol. I didn't take any of my prescription meds until late afternoon yesterday and only took the antibiotic since I wasn't really coughing. MISTAKE. The pharmacist had said not to take prednisone before bed so I ended up taking it at 2am. I did not have insomnia after that haha. Trying to not really take that since I know it's not that great for my body but it sure is nice to not cough my head off (and everything that goes with that). 

Did you see the whole IVF thing in the news today?!?! Well lookie there. If we can't play God with women's bodies we can't play God in a lab either I guess. I was so shocked last week when Jess told her her STATE APPOINTED & PAID Dr could not prescribe her birth control because was Catholic. What the actual 1945? What is this world coming to? 

Anyhow since no one can afford groceries it seems like a great idea for God to just have women spitting out babies left and right.

cough cough
Thankfully I got my tubes tied before we reverted to the dark ages.

I finished my Black & White Cat Quilt yesterday. No cat faces since that is what the customer asked for. Luckily she liked it! 




Now I'm making another one with funny cat faces for fun. I got all the squares cut out so far. Now to sew them together. 


I've been washing the fabric yardage that I'm keeping. It smells so much better. I'm thinking I might just toss all the fat quarters and 1/2 yards that I haven't put up for sale yet into the washer on delicate. Really leaning towards that. Then maybe I'll do the larger yardages later too if they stick around. I haven't listed anything for sale for the last few days since I felt like poop.

Yesterday our hot water heater pilot light wouldn't stay lit. Luckily Scott figured out that one of the hoses? was leaking and putting the light out. He got it all fixed up last night so YEAH I can take a shower. I need to do that in a minute since the kids are going to come over while the baby goes to the Dr. Apparently taking 3 kids 3 and under places is a lot of work ;)

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

2/22/24

Good morning happy Thursday!

Yesterday I went to this new to me Urgent Care. I had done all the stuff online so when I got there and I had to give them all my cards again I was like ??? why did I waste my time doing that? They just need to see them in person I guess. Yep looks the same as on your website where they will live forever now. 

Then they had to escort me out the back door so I could move my car over and they could come out now fully gowned to give me a covid test (after they had just walked me out not fully gowned). Negative then come back in the back door but stop I have to have a mask, so I had to pay $1 for a mask. I was like it would be nice if they'd tell you all this info before you come? I was a little grouchy with the girl and of course felt bad after since she looked like she was 12. 

The Dr came in and listened to my chest and said I was wheezing so she gave me a shot of prednisone and an antibiotic shot. Holy hell those hurt. I felt it all the way down to my knee. I got three prescriptions and was on my way for the same price as going to the regular doctor.

After I went to the post office and it took me two trips to take all my stuff in to drop off. Then I went to the pharmacy and went in fully suspecting that they wouldn't have my prescription but all but one was ready. I went to the bathroom and came back and they were all done. Amazing.

While I was at the Urgent Care my mom met me in the parking lot to drop off this Meow fabric that she had ordered that finally showed up. I had to take 6 blocks apart to put it in. The things I do for my mother lol. Last night I got all of them sewn together so now I just need to lay them out and start assembling the blocks. 


Trevor made us another Hello Fresh meal. This was his bowl looking all pretty. It was good but this morning my stomach is acting up again so not sure if it's from something in there or not. Maybe too much oil or something.


Lucy filling up the dog bed. She loves this thing. She's in there again this morning. 


I'm off work again today which is nice so I can go lay down and take a nap. Yesterday when I got home I laid down and napped on and off for three hours. I was awake this morning from around 3:30-4:30. Then of course Scott was up and not too long after so never fully sleeping for much after about 5. 

Apparently our hot water heater is tired again already and wouldn't stay lit this morning so now we have that to deal with. We bought an extended warranty on it so I need to dig that out and see if it's actually good. Hopefully I can find it. If not that's probably like $1000 to replace now. Stupid CA making them cost 2x the amount. 

Got up and there was so many dishes I boiled some water and washed them all. So at least that is done for today! 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2/21/24

Good morning happy coughing Wednesday! Ugh
Made myself an appointment at an Urgent Care this afternoon. Figured I'd try that since my doctors office doesn't even want you to come in if you're coughing. Like how you going to hear my chest through the phone.  So that's at 11. Still need to go to the post office so going to do that while I'm out.

Yesterday I put black and white squares together for my next rag quilt. They are ready for their X to be sewn through them.


Little Miss Rosie's curls after some hair conditioner lol. Spring!


Looking all cute :)


I'm about ready for a nap and I just got up. I think Nyquil gives me a hangover feeling. I took a Covid test yesterday and it was negative so that's one virus I don't have. 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2/20/24

Good morning happy Tuesday!
Well not too happy since I'm cough cough coughing my head off again. Wouldn't be as bad if I didn't pee myself constantly when I cough. UGH so annoying!! TG for pads or I'd just have to sit on the toilet all day.

I was supposed to have darts tonight but had to get a sub and changed my training for tomorrow to one on the 5th but now I have to go to Fresno (yuck).

I spent most of the day yesterday cleaning up my sewing room a bit. Then I got about 50 more fat quarters ironed and listed. I think I have claims for 3 lol. After I get through them all I think I'll take whatever is left and make them in sets for the next round. 


Simon is outside until the rain comes later. This huge storm we had has been nothing but a little rain. Everyone got excited for nothing lol.


Oh I started cutting out my black and white fabrics for some rag quilts last night too. My mom's friend wanted a black and white with some cats but no cat faces (weird lol). So I'm going to make one like that and one with other cats for my booth and/or maybe one with no cats depending on how many squares I get out of my stash lol.

After I get my morning stuff done today I am going to work on ironing more fat quarters so I can get those up. Eventually I'll run out of them. If only they had all been 1/2 yards like the lady said they were when I bought them. 

I got my Hello Fresh order yesterday. I am going to do that for a bit again so I don't have to think about what's for dinner for awhile lol.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

2/19/24

Good morning happy President's Day from Julie Coughington!

Yes once again I'm coughing. So annoying!! Hopefully it doesn't last forever again. Someone sent this to me last night, it's so pretty. 


Yesterday I took all the fabric off the bolts (originally I thought maybe this is why I was coughing, maybe it still is?) I measured it all except the ones I am keeping for now or that had issues. 

I think I will take a bunch of these to work with me and toss them in the dumpster. Maybe all of them.. Hopefully I'm not coughing my head off too much and can actually go to work tomorrow and the big meeting on Wednesday in Davis. I don't want to have to drive to Fresno later if I miss it. That's a LONG drive. 


Taking up a lot less space this way. I think maybe I have enough totes in the shed to use. Need to go out there and look. I also had 2 more claims so need to pull those out and pack them up.


Still need to finish ironing/going through the rest fat quarters and half yards. 


I wanted to serge the edges of the fabrics I was keeping before I put them in the washer. My serger came unthreaded and OH BOY was that not fun. I had to do a You Tube video to figure out what I was doing wrong. Who ever designed these was an idiot. After a lot of cussing and digging out better tweezers and using my phone as a flash light I finally got it going.


I have one basket full in the washer I need to go change it over and then the top part of this basket. The bottom has clothes in it. Scott finally unpacked his suit case that was full of dirty clothes.


Tomorrow I need to take these to the post office too. Hopefully I'll have a few more. I think I'm down to one person who hasn't paid yet from the other day.


I think I'll participate in this challenge!


I made stew and cornbread for dinner last night and took some over to Jess. I used my big pot instead of my usual one and I could taste the difference lol. I used to have 2 of the ones I use but I gave one to Jess. Might have to get a 2nd one again for cooking larger quantities. Funny how you have to have the "right pot" for making stuff.

Last night I was dozing and Jess called that Daniel had taken her car to town and it had died. Scott went to go see (luckily it was on the long road to where we live) and it took THREE HOURS for a tow truck to come. So ridiculous. I think he said it was the alternator. He just replaced that in the other HHR we have so maybe it will be a quick fix. He was super tired this morning and left for work late.

Simon is outside for now since it's not raining. She was so happy when I took her out there and ran around zooming lol. Looks like we have a chance of rain at noon today then lots of wind and maybe a tornado? We'd be f*cked for sure if that ever happened.

Ok off to figure out what I'm doing today. I'll start with some more coffee.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

2/18/24

Good morning happy Sunday! 
Yesterday we went to my brother Joe's house for Stella's 3rd birthday party. We picked up Rosie and Daniel to take with us. They had fun playing on the inside climbing thing. They both really wanted to go outside and play on the swing set but it was raining so that was a no.


Stella looking fashionable for her party. The kids all loved playing with the little kitchen.


and the piano of course


My nephew Tony & Fancy


and the rest of my brother Louie's kids. Ava, Emma & Vincent. They are all getting so big.


A donut cake!


She was so cute giggling after she blew out candles


Scott babysitting Buzz. 


Rosie getting the toy she wanted lol


and passed out for the ride home



Tina sat in this box all day yesterday lol. It's a sad little box.


After we got home I measured out the fabric I sold and then unbolted the fabric from those bolts so I can put them in a box. They are a little musty and I think they are making me cough. I have a bunch that I didn't sell anything off of yet so I still have all those but some are done. 

My stomach was bothering me all day yesterday. Last night I went from being bubbly to having to take Imodium at 6 am. Hoping I get back to normal soon. 

Simon is outside for a bit while we have a break from the rain. We have rain through Tuesday on the weather app. Last time I looked it was through Wednesday so we'll see. 

Today's plan is to put the labels on the packages for the stuff that got paid for. I sold 2 more things this morning so need to measure those out and do the invoices. Then I might list some of the upholstery fabric samples I overbought and see how those do. I feel like starting a new project to sew but I have fabric everywhere lol. Might start one anyways ;)

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

2/17/24

Good morning! Happy Saturday! Yesterday I did some work and then made banana bread. Washed lots of dishes and then made pepper steak for us and the kids for dinner.  


Decided this morning to work on selling some of the fabric on the bolts I have. I have about 76 yards sold. I will have to measure and cut later. Going to go to Stella's birthday party. It starts in about an hour so I should probably go get into the shower lol. Last time I was on time no one else was there for quite awhile so not going to rush. Also need to find a bag to put the butterfly quilt I'm giving her in.


Hope you have a good Saturday!

 

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Friday, February 16, 2024

2/16/24

Hello happy FriYeah! 
I guess we aren't getting an early release email today for the holiday weekend since we haven't got one yet. Bummer!

Yesterday I was in the office and spent at least half the day just chit chatting. The other half I was putting applications in the computer system and trying not to fall asleep because it was so boring.

Chatted with one co-worker who was telling me how her granddaughter went to San Francisco to the pride event and how it was so dangerous for her to be around all the trans/gay people. I was like well of the people I know that have been molested & raped it was more like an uncle or a family friend so there is that. Hard to keep my opinions to myself with people I like until they talk stupid haha.

On my lunch I went and dropped off packages at the post office and then went to the thrift store and dropped off the bags in the back of my car. I didn't go in! Go me lol.

After work I went to the grocery store. On the way I saw they finished this building. Huh. I thought "self help" was going to be some kind of medical or community building but nope just another bank. Weird. This is a really depressed area too so an odd place to put it.


The road was flooded on my way home from the grocery store. It was more flooded than I thought once I was going through it. Wasn't like carry you away but I probably would have went more to the left if I had realized.


The sky was pretty on the way home with the swirly clouds


I took some groceries over to the kids and got to hold little Nate. He's so cute!


Smiling or Pooping? Could be both haha



I held Rosie too and she fell asleep :)

I came home and just laid on the couch and then I just went and laid on the bed. Got up an hour or so later and had a piece of chicken then went back and eventually fell asleep.

Lucy is forever my resting companion ;)


This morning I listed some more fat quarters on FB. I got the comment notice towards the end of the posting so we'll see if it lets me comment on anything again later or not. I didn't get the LOCKED notice lol. Hopefully I sell a few since that took forever. Now to iron some more to list later. Someone who picked like 20 from 2 days ago still hasn't paid so hopefully she's not going to be a flaker. Not looking good.

Before I do anything else I need to do some dishes and I want to make some banana bread with the sad bananas we have. Making Pepper steak for dinner for my house and Jessica's.

Possibly going to my niece's birthday party tomorrow. So far that's all the weekend plans I have.

 

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

2/15/24

Good morning happy Thursday! Back at the office today. Thinking of changing my days to come in to Monday and Friday. That way if there's a holiday on a Monday that counts as my day to come in ;) and Friday they have the flea market across the street from work so that would be a good lunch time activity.

Yesterday I worked on ironing the fat quarters I got from the fabric buy. I listed my patterns I pulled from my eBay and this stack of fabric.


Then I got about 50 more done so started doing a 2nd post but apparently I was posting too fast and Facebook locked me out from commenting on my own posts for 24 hours. So stupid. So I have about 11 hours left on my lock out lol. I did still sell about $90 worth of fabric so about 1/5th of the way to getting my money back on my investment and have  hardly even made a dent in it.


Rain yesterday afternoon means a sad Simon. I finally yelled at her to leave me alone and she went and laid down. Bad doggy mom. I even gave her a bone to chew on. I am going to go to the store after work to replenish her snackies.


Check out my high scoring word on Words with Friends. Wohoo


So today be here dying of boredom at work. For lunch I need to run to the post office and drop off my packages and then by the thrift store to get my donations out of my car. I cleaned out my closet last week or so and then had some other stuff that's been floating around for awhile. I forgot to do that on Tuesday when I was out and about.

I'm glad we have a 3 day weekend. Who wants to work a full week? Not me ;)
Oh and I was going to go to my niece's birthday party on Saturday but my mom is sick again and she got it from them so might not go. I don't want to get sick for a month again.

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