Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Well, she (the poor pony, that is) got turned out today, for part of the day anyway. I'll be MIA for a day or so- I have to file all that financial aid crap online- FAFSA & CSS Profile. And that gives me such a frikkin headache. I have a self-imposed deadline of the "end of the month" which is Thursday. I'm only letting you all in on THAT secret because I just realized that bit myself, just this afternoon. Somehow in my menopausal confusion, I equated "end of the month" with "end of the week". I'm only a day off, but it's my deadline for Pete's sake!!
Oh, and a word to the wise- don't opt to Print your tax return from Turbo tax- it takes about half an hour and 85 pieces of paper. They have a "save to PDF" option now- I suggest that.
Yes I wish I was here now, having a pint.
Posted by xeyedmary at 9:31 PM
Monday, January 28, 2008
Well I got my fat behind on the couch last night and dozed off until 10:00 or so, complete with my stitching tote beside me. Then I went out & shoveled the driveway. I didn't have a lot to re-shovel in the morning, just one edge that had a little drift, and brushed my car off. I even got to work on time because there was lesser amounts the more north I drove.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
It's been a pretty good weekend; I had to go up to work and do a double side job; I got half of it done (a 3-car garage) but I expect some minor changes, and I got a foundation plan done for the other part of the job so the contractor can have the surveyors lay out the footprint.
I went up to ride the Axe-inator for a bit this afternoon. It's been snowing all day and I thought it would be quiet, but it was kind of busy so I only rode for half an hour. She was so good for me. She felt like she was jiggy at the trot and wanted to run, so I tentatively asked for a canter, which she took in one stride (Emily's been concerned that other riders haven't been able to get the canter without some evasive trot strides first), and she was so lope-y and easy, and I was able to stick like glue to the saddle. Sometimes I tense up and start to bounce, but today was great.
I really hope to stitch on FOS this evening. If I get off the computer I can!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Posted by xeyedmary at 8:24 AM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sorry- but I didn't even touch a computer since work last Friday afternoon- just lost my mojo I guess.
I finished my JBW Designs "Joy Love Peace Tree" at S&B, and worked some more on Creepy Kids- it just doesn't seem to show the progress very well... subtle it is. I also found a new chart that had some great critters that I can use to substitute for the Creepy Kids on the front lawn, but since I also didn't open my stitching bag since Thursday, I can't remember what it's called.
I made Cookie Madness Oatmeal Scones- talk about the yummy! Then I made Bob & I a small pork roast for Sunday dinner before the Patriots game.
The game the game the game...I was nervous going into it (surely not as nervous as the players, but when I tend live vicariously thru so many others, it DOES become somewhat personal) and watched with baited breath thru the whole thing- those Chargers came to Foxboro with a hair across their ass, and those are the teams that make me nervous! But my boys came thru - go Lawrence Mulroney! Can that kid run a ball or what??!! Tom Brady looked.... well....off? Disinterested? Distracted? He did his job, but not well. I know it was cold, but he seemed so disengaged with what was happening on the field when he was on the sidelines. He didn't even look excited that he had won. The other event that pissed me off was the fact that CBS didn't show the coin toss. At the Colts game last weekend, they honored the winners of the Pass, Kick & ?Jump? ?Run? contest. A girl from New Hampshire won the 14-16 age group, and was wearing a Patriots jersey (all the other winners were wearing jerseys from their favorite teams) and the Indy crowd booed her! talk about low class. Anyway, the Pats organization invited her to participate in yesterday's coin toss because they felt bad that she was booed, but the network DIDN'T show it! That was like a slap in the face all over again! I hope her family was able to tape it themselves from the sidelines. ....
Anyway. The wee Manning boy is also going to the Superbowl- how crazy is that? ANd yes, the fact that the Giants gave the Pats a run for their money 3 weeks ago is not making me particularly confident, especially when the Giants have their good players back from injury. Brady better show up to play in Arizona, is all I'm saying.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Snow day today! And you know, it feels better as an adult than when I was a kid having a snow day from school! MAybe becasue I appreciate it more.
Well, I shoveled out twice, wasted time on the interweb, made chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal for breakfast, talked to Bob twice, went up to ride the horsie (first time since before Xmas- Emily took care of that while she was home; she went back yesterday), didn't fall off; went to the post office for Emily, got a cup of coffee and now am wasting more time on the World Wide Web. I need to get my ass on the couch & do some stitching- like beat the crap out of that biscornu for laughing at me!
Oh and go PATS! And ha ha Peyton cry baby! The Chargers whooped your sorry ass despite the ref's calling EVERY penalty on SD. Could you believe those calls!!!??? Surprise his baby brother grew a set and kept it together to win. See Eli- all you have to do is let yourself be hit a few times- it doesn't hurt - really!
Speaking of hurt- I need about 5 Aleeves right now.
Where's that frikking biscornu..............
Posted by xeyedmary at 3:28 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
I just saw the word "Hawaiian" spelled correctly somewhere else- NOW I know why it hasn't looked right! I thought it was because I was omitting the apostrophe! Well, OK, obviously my spelling has nothing to do with my dyslexic typing skills...or lack of caffeine....or time of day... or aggravation with spawn of my loins......I take back my disclaimer from the other day about (SNORT!) knowing how to type! See here: http://anotherxcrazyblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/ummmm.html
BWAAA HAA HAAA!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
On Fruit of the Spirit:
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
well I was going to post, but my "local area connection" keeps being disconnected and i KNOW it has to do with a certain college student and her 24/7 internet socializing (please tell me just what kind of pleasant, cheerful, healthy, EMPLOYED people are doing awake at 3:45 in the morning typing acronyms and abbreviated text to each other instead of getting a good night's sleep so as to WAKE UP the following morning to go to WORK!!!!!)
Ahem............. i'm having a hormonal moment. If she's F#*%!D up this computer I'm so going to lose my top.
I gotta go before I smash something.
S & B tomorrow; hormonallly-challenged as I am, I haven't done any stitching since that last ornament (or F.O.S. that I didn't photo) due to over-tiredness. Which HASN"T in any way been influenced by someone going to bed at 4:00 in the morning............................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I think it's been a year since I started blogging- go me! I'm finally getting readers, and commentators- thank you all very much for your kind support!
I stitched on Creepy Kids (FOS) on Thursday, but it didn't seem like enough visible progress to warrant a photo. And I must get back to & finish my Hawaiin Biscornu- it's laughing at me in my stitching tote because I threatend to use beads around the edges.
I made a pot of chili this afternoon; it came out very good - "it'll put hair on your chest" as my dad always said about such things; say - would you rather have hair on your chest or a uni-brow? I digress...
Usually my chili is weak, but I put in 3 or 4 of those little finger-size dark green chilis- are those jalapenos? And they had Rotel tomatoes in my little old white-bread suburban supermarket- with cilantro & lime juice. And 3/4 of a can of Budweiser, that other 1/4 can hit the spot at 11:30 in the am! Lip-smacking, I tell you! I used chuck stew beef cut into 1/2" cubes, plus some hamburger leftover from Em's tacos the other night. Bob had given me one of those "Vidalia Chop Wizard" (As Seen on TV) for Christmas- perfect on the onions & peppers. I definitely should write the recipe down before I forget.
Now I have a ton of dishes all over the counter- all holiday leftovers are removed from my house and I have all those containers to wash.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
It's going to be tough next week when it's a full week! I started another JBW Designs - the reindeer one.
I also went back & tried to label old posts in case anyone wanted to look something up. Over the weekend I tried to add a photo to my banner, behind the blog name & description, but it wouldn't format properly. Obviously, I wasn't doing something right, but since I have no HTML knowledge, I can't figure out what to do to make it happen. And I've seen more than several blogs disappear from trying to edit the format; they come back but with cautions of losing old entries. So I'll leave well enough alone for now, as bored as I am with the template.
No S & B tomorrow- Deb is taking a well deserved week off. I'll try to work on FOS.
LOST comes sback at the end of the month- I can't wait!!!