Saturday, August 29, 2009

“Julie & Julia”

Mark and I went to the movies today in Springfield and watched “Julie and Julia”.  What a great movie!  It was so funny and Meryl Streep was really good as Julia Child.  But unlike many reviewers, I liked Julie’s part.  On the way home, Mark and I were trying to think about things we could blog about, but not much came to mind.  I wish I was a better blogger, I really like reading other people’s blogs, especially the ones that blog almost every day.  Pioneer Woman and Kelly’s Korner are my favorites.  On the quilting side, I like Moda Bake Shop and Cre8tive Quilter.

It really made me want to cook and I thought about it all the way home.  Especially the beouf bourguignon recipe.  Unfortunately, thinking about it is probably all I’ll do.  I don’t really feel like cooking now. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Are you addicted to Facebook?

I started out blogging and like it, but then I got hooked on Facebook.  I thought it was pretty stupid at first.  I mean you just collect friends and then post silly things out there.  But then the more friends you get, the more things you like to read about your friends, so you start posting things and posting pictures.  Then you get addicted to these stupid games and things that they have on facebook.

So here’s my farm that I have in FarmVille.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  I have these fields planted, every day or couple of days, you have to go in and harvest the fields, then you have to plow them, then plant them again.  Each one of the squares takes a click to harvest, another click to plow and another click to plant.  Then the cycle starts over again the next day.  You can buy trees, animals, fences, etc.  The more levels you get to, the more things you can buy.  Like now I planted green peppers.  I’ve planted cotton, soybeans, strawberries, wheat, etc. 

I keep saying that I’m not going to play it anymore, but I keep doing it.  Harvest, Plow, Plant, it’s a vicious cycle. 

Then you can add neighbors, see I have a few down there at the bottom, actually I think I’m at 10-12 now.  Your friends send you gifts, trees, rabbits, goats, etc.  You harvest those too, for their eggs, their milk, their wool, the cherries off the trees, the plums, apples etc.  See how crazy it is? 


Saturday, August 8, 2009

We got a new Trailer!

We had a big covered trailer that Mark’s brother Alan was using.  Ever time we wanted to use it, he had to clean all his stuff out of it so we could take it.  We decided to just sell it to him and buy a new trailer.  Mark picked up the trailer tonight.  It’s just a little one that we can use to haul scooters around or our bikes and haul furniture or whatever with. 

The first thing Kasey did was run and get all his toys and put on the trailer.

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Isn’t that the cutest thing?  I think he might have a few too many ride on toys, what do you think? 

Sissy Came to Visit

Nicky came over to see us today.  She is now living in Springfield with one of her friends and will start school at Ozarks Technical College on the 20th of August.  She and Kasey played outside while I tried to get pictures.  It’s almost impossible to get a good picture out of Kasey, he just doesn’t want me to take his picture.  He’s in for years of me taking his picture, so he better get used to it, don’t you think? 

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I think she was pretty happy when she left, I sent her with my old cookware set, 3 skillets, 2 pans and a big pan with a strainer and glass lids.  She said her room mate only had a couple of skillets and the handles were falling off.  These pans should last her for years.

I’m such a good stepmom!  It will probably take her years to realize it.  HA!!  Oh well. 

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A UFO Completed #1

I have to complete 3 un-finished objects (a quilting term to you non- quilters – not an unidentified flying object).  It’s not like I really HAVE to do it, but Barbara and I are planning a trip soon and she thought we should finish 3 UFO’s before we go on the trip.  That way we feel better about buying more fabric to start a new project.  Well, not that we really need a reason to buy more fabric, right? 

So I finally got this table runner done! 


My mom, Barbara and I all went to Paducah KY one year and I bought this Eleanor Burns pattern.  I started it that year, I don’t know when it was, maybe 2002?  Anyway, I finally finished it last year and decided I better get it quilted so I could get it off my list.  It’s probably the oldest project I have left to finish!  Woohoo. 


Here’s a few other pictures of quilts I have been working on.  This is a Moda Enchanted Holiday pattern.  I started quilting it and had trouble with the machine and just haven’t gone back to it.  So this will end up being my UFO #2. 


I got the borders added on this It’s Snowing! Quilt.  Do you think it looks better with the borders? 



Here’s one I’ve been working on for Mark.  I made it with 2 Charm Packs from Moda’s Northern Flight by Holly Taylor.  I bought some more fabric to add additional borders.   CIMG2925

So #3 will be quilting one of these 2 quilts I think.

Well, that’s it for tonight.