Archive for October, 2008

BUGS in the FLOUR

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It is always dreadful when one has not used the flour, meal, or other dry staple for some period of time and when it is needed, it is full of little brown bugs. The solution is to have on hand and use Indian meal moth traps in your pantry and other storage areas. These little traps are not overpowering with an obnoxious odor but the male moth that is responsible for the breeding of the female moth cannot stay away from them. He enters the trap and is “trapped” therefore the little brown bugs can be no more.  This is good news in that when you are ready to use your dry staples, they are bug free.

FURNITURE WANTED

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I need 2 pieces of furniture for my dining room, or at least I think I do.  I no longer need the high chair except to stack mail on, but would like to have bar stools to replace it.  I have one short bar stool that is perfect for the 6 year old to sit on during our meals.  I need 2 more stools that are adjustable for the 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 year olds to use when they visit.  As it is now all three of them want to sit on the one stool that I have and that just can not happen.  Maybe I just should use the phone books to get them higher like my mom used the Sears catalogues.

TIRED & SLEEPY

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I am so very tired and sleepy.  I need to do the craft post for today (not even prepared).  I have to finish tagging my items for the craft show tomorrow.   I also have a pattern in my head for a necklace that I would love to get done in time for the show tomorrow.  All I want to do is drink 1 cup of coffee and go to bed.  I will probably drink several cups before I can go to bed.

I will be so glad when I do not have to work in the public anymore.  My right hip and leg are hurting.  Both of my ankles are so swollen, there is at least 1/16 of an inch indention in them where the top of my socks are.  Standing 8 hours on a concrete floor at my age is not good.  Oh well, someone has to do it and it will be me for a few more days.

TRANSPORTING BEADS

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

DD#1 is the one that is always transporting her beads from her house to mine.  I have been eyeing a piece of wheeled luggage at work that would be ideal for this purpose.  There are several zippered pockets: 1 could hold her tools, another her unopened beads and yet another her finished work.  The main compartment is perfect for holding all of the beading trays that she has full of beads.  Today I priced this beading transport item and it is on SALE!  Yeah for me or maybe I should say Yeah for her.

NEED to SLEEP

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Why do I sit up and write post for my blog when I am so sleepy??  Monday night I was up until about midnight IMing with DD#1 and then last night I went to bed about 10:30 and tossed and turned all night.  I really think I was awake about as much as I slept.  I know that it is not good for my health to not sleep as much as my body needs, but I really do not want to get on the “sleeping pill wagon”.   Tonight I have a few things that I really need to get done before I go to bed, but it is beginning to be very doubtful that I will get them done.

I would really like to bead a choker necklace with a pendant but am so sleepy that I am not sure I could do it correctly.  Maybe I can bead tomorrow night.??

NEW VACATION SPOT

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

You that read here know that I like to vacation in the Bahamas and in Myrtle Beach.  I have just been reading about another great vacation spot in Missouri.

There is never a dull moment when one vacations in Branson, Missouri.  Shopping is high on my list of things to do and here is one of my favorite places to shop, Tanger Outlet Mall, plus they have 2 other outlet malls and several Ozark Mountain craft malls.  More places to shop but too numerous to name.

Branson Getaways will help you plan every detail of your vacation in the ‘Live Entertainment Capital of the World’.  They can arrange your lodging whether you want a regular motel, a condo or a mountain cabin.  Also your getaway can include tickets to your choice of over 70 attractions and shows.  If one is a country music fan, then this is the place to be.  Show after show features artist from the past and present.  Also included in one’s getaway can be a short historical cruise or a train ride through the Ozark’s.

Okay, you do not wish to see any shows or go on any little trips, then you can play golf or go to one of several amusement parks including the Silver Dollar City which has it all.

Contact Branson Getaways at 1-800-335-8411 and let the Getaway plan your vacation, you just go, relax, and enjoy!!


SELF PORTRAIT SUNDAY 10-26-08

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Folks, I hope this is not too bad for you to feast your eyes upon.  This is shot 4 of 4.   My hip is hurting really bad and I am very tired. Cheering competition is tiring for this spectator. I still have miles to go before I go to work in the morning at 9.

Leave a link here with your SPS

NOT MOTIVATED

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

What have I done since I crawled out of bed about 9a.m.. NOTHING! I have answered one email, read a few more, drank 2 coups of coffee while I have traveled some of the web roads.

I need to do a lot but I doubt it. My right hip and leg is hurting really bad so much else will not get done. I need to prepare the meat for a few meals as next week DH is working night shift and I am working 9-5:30. We will hardly see each other if at all.

I should straighten the LR and one counter in the kitchen and bead bead bead! We will see how much gets done.

Advil, where are U????

CRAFT CLUB 10-24-08

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I have not completed nearly as many pieces as I had hoped I would or that I needed to complete by today.  Personal opinion is that some of the pieces are really pretty. I especially like the blue resin.

6mm green Aventurine bead accented with Gold E bead
6mm Aventurine bead accented with clear glass E bead with 1″ Aventurine pendant
have no idea what these glass beads are–thought they were pretty so I got them.
burgandy glass beads w/clear glass E bead in center
8mm blue resin beads separated by white E bead sapphire E bead and White E bead
8mm blue resin bead w/white E bead between each blue bead
8mm blue resin beads w/clear glass E bead sapphire E bead and another clear glass E bead between each 8mm blue resin
on the designing board ready to be strung

DAY NOT PRODUCTIVE

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I did NOT have a good beading day.  I beaded most of the day from about 9-1:30, and only completed 3 pieces and DD#1 finished one of them for me.  I sure hope my speed improves.  I am working about 16 hours Friday and Saturday, Sunday the girls have cheering competition and my work schedule for next week is 40 hours.  The craft show is November 1.  I have a lot to get done.