Thursday, September 27, 2018

So Political

I never thought the day would come when I'd be into politics! Gah! I must be old now haha. But when the shit that is going on will actually affect you I think it's time to pay attention, am I right?

Today I watched most of the hearings. Now since I am affected by the Hatch Act I can't state my opinions on a lot of things but wow. 

First of all, it's really interesting to find out which of your friends are "old school" and think that if you went to a party and had a beer you should just expect to get raped.

Not remembering what happened afterwards is so off the charts and can't possibly be a bit of PTSD, I'm sure?

Thinking I should have kept all my calendars from the 90's. I might still have a few actually! You never know when those might come in handy.

I haven't really paid too much attention to senators in the past but seeing how they reacted and talked to other people was really interesting. Makes me want to read up about all of the big mouthers.

Apparently the FBI should come and fix this all.

And where is this Mark guy? Tempted to read his book but maybe from the library so he doesn't get any money from it ;)

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Friday, September 21, 2018


Wooohoo it's FRIDAY!!

I had to drive into town after work to pick up Trevor. We went to dinner (Panda Express) then the grocery store for breakfast foods so we don't have to hear any whining from Scott about not having the appropriate breakfast meats.

So we're all set for the weekend! My mom and I are going to some antique/craft thing tomorrow around noon just to hang out. Other than that I don't have any plans except some sewing, maybe a little yard work and definitely need to put away the huge pile of sheets & blankets.

I have cut out a ton of mug cozies so I just need to cut the batting and then assemble. Exciting!

Scott just got home and has already turned on the baseball game. So over having him watching baseball all the time. It would be ok if he was just WATCHING it but he makes so much freaking noise.

Off to read a few blogs, I actually was busy the last couple days at work. Probably because the other day I when I had to pick up my boss at the car dealership she got to hear me complain about how boring work was haha.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Sewing Weekend

Can you hear that? That's me sighing dying of boredom. All I've done today is transfer two phone calls.

I spent the entire weekend sewing. It was great! I decided to make some more tooth fairy pillows for my booth since people still comment on how cute they were. So I started on those Friday and finished on Saturday.

When I got done with those I made myself go back to all the little bags I had started and work on those. I finished those on Sunday. I didn't put much extra stuff on the bags since I was bored of them and just wanted to get them done. Lots of pink since I was using scraps that I got in a box from someone. I've decided to call these "Treasure Bags" since they are the size to put your little treasures in!

I think next I am going to do another round of mug cozies since I am always collecting cute fabrics for them. First I need to get some more of the fleece I use for them. Although a neighbor gal who quilts keeps wanting to give me her fleece scraps and those might work for free.. I need to try out some of the pieces she brought me before. I'm all about free and thrifty.

Speaking of thrifty I went to the thrift store on my lunch and didn't buy anything. I hate when there are people in the areas I want to look at. Sometimes I'll just skip them and go back but today I hit my one main area and there wasn't anything new. The rest I didn't feel bothered to go back to lol.

I sold 4 patterns on Etsy this weekend which was nice! Last week or so I picked up 30 something new ones at the thrift store. They were like 20 cents each and then another 20% off so it's like free stuff. Then I turn around and sell them for $5 or more each. Works for me! I like that they are easy to store and ship too.

So I have 7 days of craft shows lined up (3 are the black Friday weekend event I did last year). My stuff sells so much better before the holidays so I'm trying to book myself up. Plus that's less time I have to listen to someone yelling at football games at home ;)

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Almost Died Today

So I almost died this morning.

I turned left out of our little neighborhood into the lane there and saw someone coming at me head on. They were passing someone illegally over a double  yellow line. Good thing there was a bit of a shoulder there. I love how people are willing to sacrifice themselves and others to get to work faster.

I know I've talked before about people dumping things in the country. Here's a fun one that showed up yesterday on the little side ride I like to take by my work. I'm thinking they tied it to the pole so they could pull it off the trailer as they drove away. People are such assholes.

Tuesday I stayed home from work with the cramps that are trying to kill me now that I'm old. I took Trevor to the bus and came back and had a cup of coffee. Then I went and laid down and woke up three hours later. Apparently that coffee had no effect lol.

Later in the day I did a bit of sewing. A few more bags.

These ones I didn't get the little cat wizard in a very good spot so he disappears when the bag is closed. Darn.

I think I'm already tired of making these. Maybe I'm just tired lol. I have a bunch started so I'll have to come back to them at some point!

I finally went grocery shopping with a list yesterday. I've got a menu for the week. So far I forgot to take some meat out when I left the house though haha. I'll have to have one of the girls take it out for me!

OH and big news. When I was home sick the other day the Cactus Lady got FIRED. I have never heard of anyone getting fired here so it's all so shocking and no one knows why she got fired.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Scrappy Weekend

Did you all have a nice weekend? I spent all weekend playing with fabrics, sewing and washing clothes.

I know I've talked before about my "shower cat" Lucy who totally wanted love and attention any time any of us got out of the shower. So weird! I had started brushing her while she wanted the attention because she sheds so much (so weird she sheds more than the long hair cat). Now? I've created a monster haha. She thinks that every time I walk into the bedroom she needs to be brushed. I have about 5 different brushes/combs I use on her since they always seem to walk away lol. This is the back up one to the nice one ;) She's so cute.

I spent all day Saturday cutting fabric scraps into sized pieces. I had a BIG bag of scraps from one of the gals I had bought fabric off of and scraps that were mixed in with the flannel that I worked on before (sold a bunch of those).

Yesterday I finally got around to sewing! The fun part! I dragged out all my ribbons and rick rack. I did assembly line so I have a bunch of the pieces already to sew together, I just need to add some embellishments if I want them.

I used this pattern. The hardest part is sewing the rounded corners. I debated on just making them squared off but I think they look nice rounded. If I can do it nicely lol.

So here is my first one I made, which is the cutest.

Then I made these 2, I will have some with similar fabrics, since SCRAPS! and I was trying to use what I had without going into my other stash to match up colors.

So that was my weekend excitement! I did sell some more fabric that I had on the Facebook groups already so I made money while I sewed ;) I will have to go to the post office on my lunch since I have 3 bigger boxes and I don't like to make the mail man at work carry those to his truck.

Trevor dropped his phone for the 1000th time yesterday and finally killed it so he's using the little phone that keeps being everyone's back up phone. Probably have to go to the phone store after work to get him a new one but I really hate doing that. I was hoping Jessica would go for me yesterday but that didn't happen.

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Friday, September 7, 2018


I think I say that every week! For only working 3 days this week they have been REALLY LONG days with almost no work to do.

There is going to be two job openings for the job that is one up from mine, although it doesn't pay any more. Sadly they are kind of far away from where I live. They can however be jobs that I might be able to work from another office so I am kind of playing around with the idea of applying and seeing if they would be open to me teleworking and working from my current office most days of the week. At least I wouldn't be bored. They are a lateral move money wise BUT the two offices where they are located get bay area pay so it would be about $10k more a year. I just don't want to have to spend that on gas and tires ;) I definitely wouldn't be bored in that position.

Yesterday after work I made some more key fobs. My goal was to make up them up until I ran out of the hardware, which I did last night.

Now to decide what to work on next. I have a big bag of scraps that I got in one of the boxes of fabric I bought off someone so I think before I do anything I'm going to trim those up.

I'm thinking maybe I will make more of the sunglass cases and maybe some more mug cozies. I keep collecting cute fabric for the cozies so I need to make them up! Also I keep selling all my cute vintage trailer ones. I need to get some more of those cute fabrics.

I have zero plans for the weekend so I'm hoping to get some fun sewing done! The big show I am doing is in one month!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Closer to Friday

Just got home from bingo. Didn't hang out too long after with the girls because I couldn't stop yawning. Sad since I was the youngest one there. Although I think I'm the only one that actually went to work today. Maybe they all took Nana Naps haha.

Sadly I didn't win a thing at bingo this week.

Yesterday was a lovely day of staying home and sewing. I finished all these key fobs yesterday! I had them partially done so it seems like I did a lot more than I really did lol.

Making progress on my "black" scraps lol. I had to finish up a bit before I was ready to because Trevor wanted to go to bed.  Hopefully I can get back to it tomorrow after work. I have 15 more pieces of the hardware then I have to order some more. I guess I should just order some right? Hopefully these sell but the sports ones usually sell really fast. 

Today "Cactus Lady" came back to work. She got in a car accident MONTHS ago. She was driving to work and from what I understand a truck ran a red light and drove right in front of her. They said she was only alive because of her airbags. She has a boot on her leg, one of her arms is still messed up (of course her dominant one) and she has a walker. One minute you're driving to work and then BAM! disabled. I hope she gets a lot of pain and suffering money. Since we are federal we don't pay into disability like regular jobs so it's a bit more difficult to just go out that way. 

Yesterday I watched Season 2 of Ozark. I think that's a really good show. Who knew Jason Bateman still had it in him to make something good. Go child actor!!

Ok off to bed. I think I'll watch a few episodes of My Drunk Kitchen now that I was reminded about that show. AND I used to actually be funny when I go back and read my old posts. Must work on that again I think ;)

PS noticed Columbus Day coming up next month, I think I'll add a day to that holiday weekend again! 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Vacation Day!

Today is the day I took off from work but didn't tell anyone about hahaha. So took Trevor to the bus and farting around until I decide on what direction I'm going today. Currently the dress someone asked me to hem a couple weeks ago is staring me in the face. Not sure how I got stuck with that but I am starting to turn people down on doing custom things and hemming. I don't have that much of my own time to do things and I don't want to spend it working on stuff that isn't even fun.

Yesterday I worked on cleaning up the flannel scraps I had, then listed them on a couple Facebook groups for sale. I sold some of the bigger ones. Thinking I might bundle up what's left by size and stick them in my Etsy shop. Going to toss some of the random weird stuff.

Also I relisted a box of stuff that's been sitting in the living room, most of which was from that big fabric haul. I've sold quite a bit of it so that's good! Making a little bit of headway on getting stuff out of here.

Sunday I straightened up a lot of my room so that feels so much better and less stressful. Lucy thinks every time I walk in there I need to brush her. Silly cat. Funny how we work our ways into these little routines.

I also kicked my bed frame on accident and my little toe has been all kinds of pretty shades of blue and purple.

Last night Scott BBQ'd some tri tip and sausages and I made scalloped potatoes. We had all the kids here plus the boyfriends, although Melissa's boyfriend is very food sensitive so he didn't really eat anything. Melissa is finally done painting her room so most of her crap is off the porch.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Redneck Party

Well this weekend has been fun so far. Friday night I went down to the hall to help decorate for the Redneck Party. When I was done with that I went into the bar to pay my tab and never left. Every time I would go to leave another conversation would happen. Scott ended up coming down later too so that was fun. 

We came home to a big pile of runny dog crap on the carpet in my bedroom. AWESOME. Thankfully Scott cleaned that up. All night long my legs kept twitching and the dog kept whining to go out. Scott and I took turns taking him out. Hopefully he's done with that. So weird he got sick two Fridays in a row.  

Saturday I had to make a run to Costco to pick up a few things for the party that I somehow said I'd get on Friday night lol. Still not quiet sure how that happened.  Then it was time to get ready! Here's my redneck outfit. The blue eye shadow was awesome.  

I was working the raffle ticket table with someone else so I pretty much sat there the whole day. That's kind of a shitty job since you are stuck there. Notes for next time someone asks me to do it haha.  I didn't drink any caffeine yesterday except for coffee in the morning and my legs didn't twitch all night so I think that might be what is making them do that. I had a lot of diet soda on Friday night.  

The next party is our neighbor's annual tiki party in October. That's always a lot of fun and nice that I don't have to do any work for it!

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