Sunday, November 27, 2022

11/27/22

Good morning happy Sunday! Trevor just left for his new job. Lets hope it goes good and he goes again tomorrow lol.

Yesterday I took Daniel with me to my mom's house for a birthday party for Robert. He has gotten so big. He's about a head shorter than me now.


My mom had all the toys in the back corner for the kids to play with. 


So many toys! I told Scott we are going to stick to one box of toys lol. My grandma always had one cardboard box of toys for my whole life. If there wasn't anything you wanted to play with in there you were too old for toys ;)  

All I could think about was how long it would take to put that all away after they got done with it


Daniel found the potato heads and had fun with those for a bit


Adrian is getting so big too. Also my face looks enormous here. Almost look like I had a stroke or something. 


Daniel and Stella are only 4 months apart, they are getting closer in size now


My mom sent me the picture she took haha. I'm pretty sure she took at least 3 pictures ;) 
Joey was freaking out about being in the picture and Daniel was sad that he had to stop playing.


He was super tired when we left


Daniel came back to my house for a little bit and then after he went home I worked on my wine scraps some more. 


Sewed all the 1.5" pieces into a roll, now to do the 1" and I'll have that all cleaned up.


Going to sew for a bit then get ready for the kids to come over at 2:30. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

11/26/22

Good morning happy Saturday! I keep thinking it is Sunday since I've been off work so many days. 

I spent most of yesterday playing with scraps from the wine fabrics.  Making them into coasters. I won't have time to work on them this morning though since I'm taking Daniel with me to my mom's for a party for Robert. We haven't seen him in forever. My mom is throwing him a little cousin's birthday party.  


Started with 3" squares, then 2.5" squares, now down to 2" lol. Stupid little crap I do to keep myself entertained. 


Yesterday Scott his a brand new Tesla. SIGH. It just made this rub mark on it so hopefully it doesn't cost $50k for them to fix it. Our car is fine lol. Scott thinks she backed out of her driveway and was sitting there trying to figure out how to make it go. He said she wasn't there when he started making the turn. The HHR has really bad blind spots too though. I almost ran over actual people several times when I drove it. 


I just bought Scott and I Nutcracker tickets for next weekend. He has always wanted to go but we never did. I saw they have it at our little theater in town so I just got us tickets. Should be fun! They have Irish Dancing today, kind of wish I would have saw that one before,

Ok gotta go slap some putty on my face and find some socks that match. I really need to dump out my drawers and put them all together. Not sure how they ended up such a mess.


 

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Friday, November 25, 2022

11/25/22

Good morning happy Black Friday! I am not going out shopping. Might buy a couple things online maybe! 

Thanksgiving was nice and mellow. The only stress was waiting for the turkey to get done. I should have put it in about an hour earlier. It was fine in the end though!

Daniel sat on my lap while I ate. He wasn't too into eating last night. Probably too much going on.


Little miss being cute bouncing around



Super casual eating, I need to buy more folding chairs I think. They are so handy for these kinds of things.





She's like gimmie some food! She's going to be happy once she gets big people food.



Being ornery haha. My friend Dee gets the kids holiday outfits, so fun!


So glad I took today off. Tiny bit wish I would have done the booths out by the Movie Theater like I used to do but also glad I got to sleep in. Scott actually has today off too so that is nice for him. He'll be coming home in a bit.  He is going to pick us up a few things at the grocery store. I was going to do Instacart but he said he could go. Can't have a turkey sandwich without any bread! I don't think we have enough turkey to do lunch and dinner tonight either!

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

11/24/22

 Good morning happy Thanksgiving! I am about to go make some stuffing and put the bird in the oven. Yesterday I just cooked the pies, and then worked on getting the linings cut for the wine bags. I'm starting to make a small dent in my fabric stash with all this sewing. 


I ended up babysitting around 5:30 yesterday so Jess could get some stuff done. I had to set the baby down and just set her on the floor (not something I'd usually do) and she was so happy to just lay there for a bit lol. 


Daniel was playing with the dogs quite a bit. Usually he doesn't really interact with them but he was all into them last night. He had Simon running away lol. Rusty is sporting a Little People's hat.


Daniel looking extra sleepy but he never did fall asleep. Scott came home around 9 and they sat and watched almost the entire Robin Hood movie together. He got up two or three times and then climbed back in the chair with him. So cute. 


This one took a cat nap too. I swear she never sleeps for more than 1/2 an hour. 


Tubz also taking a nap lol. Loved her little toes hanging out and covering her face. Between the cats and Daniel they have destroyed these baskets. They just belong to them now. 


Ok need to make the stuffing and stuff the bird and get it in the oven! I pulled it out and it was all thawed except one small ice ball inside that came right out so not too bad. 

Also need to make sweet potato pie, deviled eggs and salami cream cheese roll things we always have. Go go go 

Just kidding I'm more of a here we go slowly today ;)

Oh and yesterday I had to use my blog to figure out if I went into work 2 days last week when someone brought Covid in. I wasn't there those days. Whew. Also just took a test just to make sure since the bar was also closed due to covid exposure and I was there 2 times last week. It's going around again! TG mine was negative so no worries from me.

Happy Turkey Day!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

11/23/22

 

Good morning happy Turkey Eve!

I need to take the turkey out to thaw some more in a minute. I took it out for a bit yesterday and it was less like a rock when I put it back in the fridge lol. Should be ok by tomorrow!

Work was good yesterday I was busy all day. I'm really dreading these new changes they are going to make for work. I'm really hoping they let me keep my office as the one I work on but I don't think that is going to be the case. So stupid. 1/4 of my job is probably just file maintenance and keeping that all organized. I don't know why they think that is going to get done by the over worked soil cons. Just stupid.  Anyhow, I'm over here mourning my job lol. If only we didn't need that insurance stuff. Sometimes I think of all the other ways I can earn money (and have) and then I think about insurance and retirement. 

I ended up spending about an hour after I was off yesterday talking to a girl at work. She's about 10 years older. Her mom has dementia and is a year older than Scott's mom. She lives down south so G just goes down there every so often for holidays and then to give her sister a break. Her mom has aides and her brothers also help out. So nice to have a functional family all pitching in.

This was my going to lunch entertainment. I gave him LOTS of room before I got the hell away from him. Those pallets were about ready to fall off any second.


After work I played with my wine fabrics some more. I got all the wine bags I want cut out. This is the leftover yardage to go in the cabinet.


a pile of wine totes and coasters to sew up. I will probably just make one of each fabric for the wine totes and put the rest in a box for when I'm ready to make more. Cutting them out and matching up lining fabrics is the hardest part lol. They are so easy to make.


Now I'm cleaning up the scrap pieces


I have a bit to go. I think I'll play with these for a little bit this morning. The next step is finding lining fabrics for the totes and coasters. That always takes awhile.


Things I can do for Turkey day today:
make the sweet potato pie (sans marshmallows, learned that lesson last time I made it ahead), Cook the frozen pies I bought (don't judge), boil the eggs for deviled eggs maybe? There really isn't that much I can do ahead of time lol. Probably just do most of it tomorrow minus the pies since I have to use the oven for the turkey.

Jess has to take her car to the collision place today. She thought she'd just be taking it and hanging out while they look at it but pretty sure it doesn't work that way. I told her she should just call ahead and make sure ;) We'll see if they total it out  since it has a million miles on it. I kind of think they aren't going to repair a car that is worth less than $5k. We shall see! 

I was going to sleep in today but I've been awake since at least 5:30. I had to get up to pee and never fully went back to sleep after that. Darn bladder. Trevor made us breakfast so that was nice (except the dishes part). I'm so happy I'm off work until Monday! I want to take at least a week off after the holidays.  We have a training for a few days the end of January but maybe I can get one in before then or for my birthday week. I have a lot of vacation and if you don't use it you eventually lose it and I'm not going to allow that to happen!

Ok off to make some coffee and play with my scraps a bit!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

11/22/22

Good morning! Happy Tuesday! 

Yesterday was a busy day. Took Trevor to the dentist and asked about Scott's refund he is supposed to get. The office manager interjected herself when I was talking to two other girls and was like there is no refund. Even though the dentist told Scott he would be getting one since they charged him for a ceramic bridge and then they had to go with metal. I got a tiny bit loud and told them we'd figure it out later. Freaking cheaters.  Sat myself out in the car so I would be quiet lol.  Anyhow, I guess Trevor's tooth had just basically had some stuff packed in it before so they put a temp crown on and did another filling and he goes back December 8th for his real crown. He's all paid up though so I won't have to go with him next time.  He wanted to go to Denny's when he was done so we went. They don't have a club sandwich anymore just this weird California one. It was ok but I didn't care for the bread and their fries are really weird. 


I came back and worked until 4 and then went and met my friends for dinner. We went to this hole in the wall Latin restaurant that my friend wanted to go to. She works at a school and she was like no one ever comes in that knows me here. Probably because the food was crap haha. 

The only thing that was good was the appetizer and the dessert. These were fries with a bbq pulled pork on top. I should have just got that for dinner.


My meal minus the empanada they forgot and brought out later. All gross. I just picked the meat off and ate part of the rice lol


my friend got dessert and shared, that was the best part


We hung out for awhile then went to Starbucks and hung out some more. I checked my phone at one point because I thought it was like 9 and it was 7:15 lol. 


After we left I went to the grocery store to get stuff for Thanksgiving. I'm going to have to put the turkey in the sink when I get home tonight to help it thaw out faster. It is hard as a rock lol. I think I am cooking most of the stuff and then taking it over to Jessica's house. When I called her to ask if she got a turkey yet she was like oh crap that's in 3 days haha. 

We finally got an email with some stuff for our "new job". I'm trying not to be totally pissed about it all but it is hard. We are having a staff meeting with the new boss on Dec 5th and then I guess we go into new mode after that. Pretty sure I'm going to hate it and be bored but we shall see. 

I had a note that one of my posts didn't get published because it went against Community Guidelines but everything has views so I don't know what they were talking about. I guess Blogger is going to be like FB now too. Stupid. No more free speech anywhere.



 

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Monday, November 21, 2022

11/21/22

Good morning happy Monday! In a few minutes I have to get ready to take Trevor to the dentist again. He could totally go by himself if I didn't have to go to pay for it. Booo

I started cutting up my wine fabrics yesterday. I have a lot of wine fabrics. Quite a few of them came from the bags of fabric I had bought off Marketplace super cheap. I only have a few left to cut into. The bigger pieces I'm just cutting 2 wine totes and a few coasters out of. Only a few pieces to go to have some of all of them cut out.


I got my cleaning almost done and Jess asked if I could go to her house to watch the kids for awhile since they were all sleeping. Of course the minute she pulled away Lilly started bouncing around in her bassinet lol. She did pretty good yesterday and was only a little bit Jack Jack lol.


I took them back to my house when they were both awake. Scott came over after he fed his mom dinner so that was a huge help. Daniel loves him so much, it is so cute how he climbs up into his lap and talks to him.

 

I'll be glad when she's out the spit up phase. She's definitely a good little flirt though when she's not screaming haha. 


Today's plans are to put on some real pants in a couple minutes and then take Trevor. No idea how long that will take. 

After work I'm going to go meet my friends for dinner so that will be nice. 

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

11/20/22

Hello! Happy Sunday! I'm stalling on getting myself going this morning. I actually slept in a little bit. 

I didn't end up being sick yesterday after all but woke up stuffy again so it's just my house (hopefully).  Scott came over and made breakfast for us, then left to go ride motorcycles with his friend. He came back later with some KFC for dinner and hung out with Trevor until after I went to bed at 11:30. So that was nice to have him home. 


I finished up all the sunflower fabrics yesterday. You're probably like TG so sick of sunflowers haha. Here's one of each print for the bags I did. 




Total count from my sunflower stash

13 keychains
10 cozy/coaster combos
15 patchwork coasters
22 zip bags
20 coin purses
8 wine bags

Just a few things!

I'm on season 4 of Girls. It's amazing to me how the main girl is so comfortable just being naked half the time. I'd be like no I'm good. I grew up being told to suck it in and stand up straight and not to wear horizontal stripes. Definitely not in that comfortable in your skin and no clothes brain haha. Sadly I don't think I was much better as a mom since I was always on a diet of some sort, just like my mom. I think we have a bit too much German in our genes, we aren't met to be skinny.  

Can someone else clean for me today? I don't have that much to clean up but I'd rather just play with my fabrics haha.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

11/19/22

Good morning happy Saturday! I woke up to my phone dinging. It took me a sec to wake up and figure out that it was the Instacart shopper. I had woken up at 3am and placed and order since we are out of everything but most importantly coffee creamer.  So before I was out of bed my order was here. Yeah me! 

Yesterday I was busy all day at work which was fantastic. I'll take being busy over being bored any day. I still have a crap ton of stuff that needs to be printed out so that's for next Tuesday, the only day I have to go into the office since Monday I have some sick leave to take Trevor to the dentist and I'm off Wed-Friday.  Unless I'm sick, which I think that I am coming down with a cold. GD it!

For lunch yesterday I went down to the flea market. It was too late in the day to shop but I got this for $7. I barely made a dent in it and saved the rest for Trevor. This chicken is so good and the noodles are slightly crunchy. 


Simon REALLY misses me when I go to work lol. I only came home for a little bit and then went to darts. I didn't win any games and didn't have a whole lot of fun because we were playing a team with a girl I don't really like but have to play nice lol. Our team only won 2 games out of 7 since the 2 guys on the other team got like 10 low tons (over 100 points). 


In between work and darts I was working on fixing my pictures up for Etsy. I got a few listed. I want to get them all packaged up so that is what I'm working on this morning.


I started watching the show Girls on HBO. It's a little cough cough sexual but it's also a bit dry humor which I find funny lol.

Ok on with the day. Time for a 2nd cup of coffee and maybe wash another tub of dirty dishes. I swear if I go to work they multiply by 100 when I get home. OHHH and that reminds me Trevor got a job! Woohooo woohoo. Just a part time one at UPS unloading trucks like Melissa did but he'll get out of the house. He's supposed to start on the 27th. 
 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

11/18/22

Good morning happy Friday! 
I made it into the office today. Ugh have to copy all these letters, scan them and then mail them out. Praying I have enough envelopes so I don't have to use the windowless ones. 

Yesterday I went to go to darts and then realized it wasn't until Friday. Whoops! I had ordered dinner from the bar so I just ate my dinner and then came back home. Oh well, I got to finish up the coasters and cozies I was working on. 

These coasters are about an inch bigger each way then the other ones I have made. I like the way the patchwork ones came out but only a couple of them are the same. I will probably just put those on my booth table with the $1 ones I do. They are mostly just to use up the scraps instead of throwing them away so I'm happy if someone wants them lol.


The sets I want to put on Etsy but I need to take better pictures (just noticed my screen shot pictures are repeating a row). Scott came by to get a part for his motorcycle that came in the mail and hung out a bit so I couldn't get all nerdy like I usually do while he was talking to me lol. Have to save that for later.


So now I'm just down to the bags to finish. I ironed them while he was talking to me so they are ready for their next step of top stitching. Probably won't get to that tonight since I have darts! Don't know how I screwed that one up in my head.  

No weekend plans so far but I think I'll probably be babysitting on Sunday. I need to go to the store and do Thanksgiving shopping or at least buy a turkey so it's not totally frozen when it's time to cook it. Not entirely sure what we are doing for that yet but I'm thinking I'm just going to plan to cook for us and Daniel's family and if we just end up at home then we'll have extras ;) Originally we were going to Jessica's house but Daniel's dad had surgery to remove his foot up to his calf. He has a picc line so I don't think he's going to be up to leaving his house. We shall see what we end up doing.

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