More Stash Out the Door

Well, my friend stopped by today and we loaded four boxes of card making and scrap booking stuff into her car.  I am sooooo pissed that I bought all this stuff that I am now finding and never used.  And I still probably have 4 – 8 more boxes left to get out of the house.  But, one day at a time…………

I made some homemade noodles like Mom use to on holidays.  They are “resting” now.  Will cook them tonight after my “King of Avalon” fighting, which is in a couple minutes.  I like playing the war games on my ipad.  TV is so boring at times, and I don’t like hearing all the bad news and what Trump has done today.

We had high winds all of yesterday, and there were and still are lots of power outages.  I was lucky and had no problems.

Sooo, next big thing is get my taxes started.  And I am dreading that!  Always have to pay, pay, and pay some more.

Tangle is in 8 days and I need to stitch…..but I’ve been up since 3 this morning, hope to get some sleep tonight.  Game time!  Later!


A Very Productive Day So Far

Afternoon!  Today I went to Walmart to buy a new door knob system.  The old one didn’t work anymore, and until I could get paid, I used a towel over the top of the door to help wedge it shut.  So, I just finished installing the new knobs.  It took awhile, until I pulled up a chair and could see the two screw holes to put the screws in.  YEAH! LOL

I also was able to buy a new printer for $49.99.  And installed it, and hooked it up to my laptop, and the wifi.  I’m just rolling along, right?

Well, I had broke my diffuser a few days ago – spilled water on the fan motor.  So they were on sale and I got a new and bigger one.  Bigger reservoir.  I can now smell it down stairs in the living room.  HMMMM, less essential oils in it next time.  It’s a bit strong at the moment.

Lunch time!  See you all later,


History Lesson: Baltimore’s African American Heritage.

Last Tuesday, February 27, I listened to a lecture by Wayne R. Schaumburg at the Pasadena Senior Center on the above subject.  I wished I had such any interesting History Teacher when I went to school.  Besides talking about the people that I had already heard about., i.e., Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Cab Calloway, and Thurgood Marshall, he showed us at least 2 dozen other famous people that were either born in Baltimore, and/or lived there during their lives.  He had a handout listing the bibliography he used and the people he talked about.  Also, his website is:

Mr. Schaumburg’s next lecture is on Women in History Month:  The Feminine Touch on Tuesday, March 6.  I’ll be there!  I also signed up for the following lectures:  Protect Your Family’s Future, Emotional Health with Essential Oils, Is Your House in Order?, Backyard Birding, and for $5.00, Chef on the Go:  One Pot Meals.  So I’ll be busy..LOL.

Well, I’m off to start the wash (bummer). and so, see you all later.



Saturday, 24 February 2018

Good evening everyone.  The Olympics are still going on, and I envy how they can ski for 50 Kilometers and still talk at the end of the race.

I have been slacking on the cross stitch.  Just not in the mood.  BUT, I dropped off 3 boxes/bags of things to Goodwill, my friend came by to return the boxes so I can fill them up again with scrapbooking plus I had one box and a carrier ready for her to take.  AND I had a full bin of recycle this week.  This was a good week.

Have been going through my files.  Trying to pitch, shred, or file what I need.  It’s a pain in the butt!

Finally, I started spraying the spots that the cat’s throw up stain the carpet.  We’ll see if it works. A little bit each day and I might be done in a couple years. HAHA.

Take care



15 February, 2018

Good afternoon!  It’s Thursday according to my watch.  I have the Olympics on TV, it’s 60 degrees outside and I have a window partly open for some fresh air.

Yesterday was a good decluttering day…..I donated 3 boxes of rubber and acrylic stamps to a friend, who is really in to the card making, and scrapbooking stuff.  Why?  I don’t have the patience to list one stamp at a time on Ebay, etsy, etc.  I haven’t used them in over 5 years and (if you remember), I’m on a decluttering mod.

So, tomorrow is trash day, and I was a bit lazy last week with getting the trash to the curb.  SOOOOOOO, anyways……

When I started cross stitching in 1986, I was in the Navy and moving around the world. I started buying/gathering all the colors of threads so, in my thinking, I would have what I wanted in case I found a pattern I liked and not being near a store.  Haven’t use them.  So I think some of them have gotten a bit of dry rot now.  So, to the trash bag they go.

Here is a picture of my first cross stitch.  I was stationed at the Naval Reserve Center in Bangor, ME.

So, that’s it for now.



It’s another Monday. LOL

I went to the Tangle yesterday.  The weather was foggy, but in the 50’s.  I presented my finished piece (A Journey with Siebbel).  On the way home, saw a car wreck.  The little red car was smashed flat.  Going to fast, I think.

So, I took the bag of the stash patterns I was donating to the group.  Only brought 5 out of 40 back home, so that’s pretty good.  And I hit my stash pile again and weeded out another 40 patterns.  What’s good is now I have one file cabinet full of patterns and material, when I started with the file cabinet and three storage bins.  I’ll take those to the ocean in April for the stitching weekend.

I have set aside the next few stitching patterns to do when I finish the autumn piece and the one other small piece I have started.  Actually, I have 6 projects coming.  Three are very large (Adam and Eve is one), and one small one of Sweetheart tree alphabet’s (I’m on “E for Egg” I think).  And the two I mentioned above.

I’ll post photos tomorrow or so to show everything.  The Olympics hockey is on and I’m out. LOL



Thursday. Enough said.

Well, today wasn’t a total bust.  I shredded another bag, which is always nice to try and get THAT pile down.  Ran the sweeper in the master bedroom again afterwards to pick up the shred stuff that escaped the bag.  Rusty and Sara Sue hate the sweeper and the noise it makes! LOL!  When they run and hid, I get a hour of peace and quiet!!

The phone has been ringing a lot lately, I turn 65 (and have to change insurance to Medicare) very soon and everyone wants to tell me about their product, or get me to donate to their organization.   Geez!  Back off, will ya?

Okay, about my stitching,  still no progress on that!  Actually, I haven’t left the house for about a week now, too cold out and nothing needed at the store.  But tomorrow I got to go to Giant and get my prescriptions – boo, hiss…..

This is what I am working on now, as a break from the Adam and Eve piece.  This is Just Nan’s “Winter Typography” in the first two pictures, and the “Autumn Typography” of hers that I completed maybe 4-5 years ago.  I have the spring and summer one’s all kitted up (meaning I have the threads, and material together in the pattern bag).

Okay, last, but not least, the Olympics preshows start tonight.  So, after I get the trash out to the curb, I’m sitting, stitching, and watching the tv.

Later all…