Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.
I didn't get out of bed until 8:30 today. Rare for me. I just hurt too much to move. It's 9 now and I need to clean the birds' cage before I start working on my auctions and stores.
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Yay! I have my first listing in my new webstore. Lots more to come!
http://webstore.com/~quingem
Great. Twitter is down ... can't advertise!!! I'm really getting annoyed with Twitter! It's slowing down my work!
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Wow. I got quite a few things listed on both my Webstore and Listia. And, Twitter finally came back up.
I have lots of labels listed and a few vintage things. Will put more up tomorrow. I'm enjoying this, so hopefully I haven't wasted my time!!
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6pm
Well Christmas dinner is over. We had a game hen, cranberry dressing, sweet potato, biscuit and bean salad. I'm stuffed. Will have Straus eggnog later.
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Got rid of a bunch of files on my computer. Not nearly enough, though. I barely made a dent!

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

My back went out the other day, so was not in the mood to play on here for a few days. I'm still hurting bad.
But, I have also been busy working on my online stores. I just opened a storefront at Webstore.com. I really like Listia, but I am spending more money than I can afford with shipping so much. I'll still put some things on there, but I am going to give this webstore a try, too. Etsy is slow and not sure what all I want to do there right now. I know I will put my crafts on there when I start completing them. I just really don't think I want to get back into eBay at this time. I'm still really leery of that site, for some reason.
The beautiful horse picture that I won on Listia arrived today. I was really surprised at how big it was and such great condition.
Well, I must clean the fish tanks before I do anything else.
I got that done. Earlier, I also went to the post office and got 2 loads of laundry done.
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I caught up with all my surveys. Now I need to respond to a bunch of emails. It's already after 3pm. Where has this day gone!
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I just shared and deleted a bunch more Incredimail stats. I'm down to 848 stats in my stylebox and about half of those are my own creations that I am keeping. I hope to get all the others gone over the weekend. Not going to snag any more. But, will still create and share my own stuff.
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Starving. Having fried shrimp with veggies and orzo mix.
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I have a LOT of listing I need to get done tomorrow. Vintage jewelry and TV tubes mostly. And, a lot of labels and other printed stuff.
 Other than that, I only really need to do more laundry and clean the bird cage.
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I think I will probably re-open my QuinGem's Qurap Yahoo group tomorrow and close the group that is dead. Darn lurkers.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

December 20, 2010

I'm pissed. I have some idiot buyer wanting her credits back on vintage earrings she received. We already gave positive feedback to each other. Now she says she didn't realize the size of them and doesn't want them now. The size was clearly stated in the description. I hate ignorant people.
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The lunar eclipse is tonight. I doubt it can be seen here this time with all the rainclouds.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 19, 2010

It is pouring down heavy rain! Love it!
I'm loading more thing onto Listia and a couple of things to Etsy this morning.
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
http://www.etsy.com/shop/quingem
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I just won a mini camera tripod on Listia!! In hopes my pictures won't be so fuzzy from shaking! I have spent all but 5 of my credits! Hope to get a lot more when my auctions start ending on Wed.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18, 2010

noon
Been busy this morning.
Did 3 loads of laundry; cleaned the dove cage and let them fly around for a bit. Wish I had the camera with me. They were teasing Candace! Then, I walked to the mailbox during a lull in the rain. Got some good stuff from swap groups. Then, I strung more string along the ceiling and put in another hook. The pothos grows wild in here.

And ... I sold Papa's black silk tie on Etsy. $20!
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I can't believe it ... in a few minutes we may find out if DADT will finally be repealed. It should have never been enacted in the first place ...
WooHoo! It's repealed!! Just needs Obama's signature and it will be law! Gays can now serve honestly and openly in the military if they so choose! Now let's get rid of DOMA!!!
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Just cleaned out my bathroom closet and straightened up under the bathroom sink. Found a bunch of things I'm going to put on Listia. Doing that now.
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Did some cross-stitching. Finally finished the dark cornflower blue color. Will start another color tomorrow.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
― Jane Austen
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It started raining overnight. I was hoping it would hold off until this afternoon, but will have to drive in it.
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I didn't work today. But, I went to the store so we would have enough milk for the weekend. Went to the P.O. and to JoAnn's. Found feathers for my dream catcher, so I don't have to dye dove feathers this time. But, they didn't have any conchos! I think I'll have to buy those online ... :(
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Time to add some things to my auctions.
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Great. The ignition is not working on the gas stove. Having to light the burner with a match. Not good. Looks like it needs a new igniter. Will have to wait until next month when I have more money. The part is over $40 online. If I can find it locally cheaper next week I will get it. Until then, it's wooden matches.
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I took a couple of pics of the Christmas tree the other night. Here's one of them: http://tinyurl.com/2bhfb4b
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Cleaned the glass in the fish tanks and topped off the water. It evaporates so quickly. Had to change Blush's filter, too. 
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Going to go spackle another section of bathroom wall ... then will cross-stitch for a bit.
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I need a bigger magnifying glass or something for this cross-stitch I am working on. Had to give up for the evening. Hope to get more of it done tomorrow. I want to finish the cornflower blue.
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Time for bed. Too tired to stay up and watch Supernatural ...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010

Huh. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we're supposed to have a total lunar eclipse on the 20th for the Winter Solstice. I doubt I'll be up to see it, though.
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noon
Didn't feel too great this morning, so I didn't work. But, I did buy a new space heater and electric blanket for my mom. And, some craft stuff to get started on the dream catchers I want to make.
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Listia is so slow again tonight. More than 5 minutes to update after a win.
 I've won some fabric appliques tonight.
Great, now Listia has crashed! I have some other auctions I want to bid on!! Sucks.
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Blake Edwards died today. Great director. The original Pink Panther is one of my favorite movies.
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I know it was cold the past month, but enough to nearly double my utility bill! I don't think so!
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I keep getting distracted and miss out on bidding for things that I need for my craft projects! Just missed out on a bunch of assorted ribbon! BUT! I just won a bunch of silver beads!! Now, I just need to find the silver conchos I want and dye some of my doves' feathers black and I will be ready to make my first dreamcatcher!
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Somehow, it seems most of my crafting supplies are migrating from the craft room to my office ...
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I will be closing one of my current yahoogroups and re-opening an old one by the end of the year. I'm re-opening the one this blog is named after.
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I'm bored ... there's a lot I want to do right now, but it's too late ... but, too early for bed. Guess, it's fanfic time!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010

I won a bunch of wooden beads on Listia overnight. But, got outbid on some other things!. I have a bunch of auctions of mine ending this afternoon.
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It's very foggy this morning ... not sure yet whether I'll take the Old River Road or the dangerous freeway ...
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I love Phil Lempert's new product reviews. Here is this week's:
Phil Lempert PhilLempert VIDEO: New Food Product Hits & Misses | 15 Dec 2010 http://youtu.be/a4jwLRQJi4U
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OMG! I won a beautiful framed picture of a mother & foal in a pasture on Listia! Can't wait to get it. I am shocked. I put in a bid this morning before I left for work. Amazingly no one outbid me! 
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Really good tip from Kovel's:
Always rinse your silver before polishing it. The rinse water will remove any abrasive dust particles.
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I am shocked! House passes DADT repeal bill, 250-175! Now, we'll see how badly the Senate screws things up ...
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Bill Pullman has been cast in season 4 of Torchwood! I've always liked him. Good actor.
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Wow. I will have a lot of mail to send tomorrow. I have a lot of winning bidders on Listia!
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Listia is soooo slow in updating the pages after wins ...
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6pm
The neighbors just backed their car into their steps! Dumb kids.
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Feels like the storm front is moving in. Getting colder. It's 42F now and rain isn't supposed to start until Fri. night.
I'm going to bed early and get under the electric blanket!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010

I missed out on a good bead auction. I got up 5 minutes too late to make a final bid and it ended ...:(
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The upcoming Criminal Minds episode, Corazon, looks like it will be really good. Spencer will get sick ... I can see lots of fanfic based on this one in the future! Can't wait to see it air.
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Rained hard overnight, but don't think we'll get much more.
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My loan payment finally showed up on my bank account - nearly a week after the other bank received the payment! Now, I need to find out why my car insurance payment has not showed up. I need to stop at the insurance office after work. The money should have been pulled last week.
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Got the car insurance cleared up. Called them. Their computer billing thing messed something up. It should go through tomorrow. If not, I need to call them again ... At least it wasn't my mistake!
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Chris Colfer is adorable in this interview:
Chris Colfer chriscolfer I love you @kristindsantos! I don't know how you kept a straight face when @msleamichele snuck up on me. http://tinyurl.com/29vugx3
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I just won 2 auctions on Listia for lace to use on my crafts.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

I was only able to get one store serviced today. I had to wait around for nearly an hour for them to even scan my product in that's been sitting in their back room for over 2 weeks! So, I was in the store for well over 2 hours ... Then I went to Whole Foods and spent way too much money on real food ... I got my oil check today, so at least I still have some money.
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Wil Wheaton (@wilw) recommended a really cool ebook site I didn't know about: Feedbooks They have a free ebook section too!
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Trying to work on my main website and my page-building program has decided to keep freezing! Need a new page-building program. I am so frustrated. It just won't save anything I am doing. Can't even get the banner to change. I give up for today.
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Well, it took me most of the evening, but I finally got a web editor to work! I have finally updated my main website: http://quingem.com/ is back in action and without all the busy clutter! I still may put a few other pages in and I need to put the Amber Alert ticker back in, but that can wait until the weekend.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December 12, 2010

I'm not sure what's up with my bank lately. My house payment (through BillPay) took 3 days longer to get where it was supposed to go, and it still doesn't show in my balance. And, I still see no sign of my automatic car insurance payment that was due 12/7!
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Added a bunch of new stuff on Listia!
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
Will be adding more after lunch and also a vintage necktie or two on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/quingem
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Going to watch a few episodes of Magnificent Seven this afternoon.
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I want to finish that brown color on the cross-stitch I am working on today, too. Just not enough hours in the day to do all I want!
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Right now, I'm waiting on quesadillas my mom is making for lunch.
And, waiting to see if I will win some glass beads on Listia. Next week I need to get a few metal hoops and some suede strips to start making some dreamcatchers to sell on Etsy and eBay. Need to start making some money!
I won the beads!
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I've finally finished reading Summer Knight, the 4th Dresden Files book. I started on Death Masks, the 5th book. I like this series of books, but I really preferred the TV series that was based on it more.
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Tomorrow when I get home, I hope to finally get my quingem.com site updated. Going to revamp all I have on it, so it points to all of my shops and get rid of most of the useless affiliate links I had on there. I need to find my ftp thingie ...
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I made a minestrone-type soup in the crock pot today for dinner. Time to see how it turned out!
It wasn't too bad. I need to remember to put the pasta in last, maybe 10 minutes before it is ready ...
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I didn't get ANY cross-stitching done. It is too late now ... too dark in here. :(

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 11, 2010

I can't believe it's been a week since I blogged! I've been sick all week, but I did work 3 days this week so I wouldn't get too behind in my stores. Viola helped me one of those days. My mom is sick now and cancelled her dr. appt. that was scheduled for Thurs. She got a new appt. for next month. I'm feeling a LOT better than I did. My ear seems to have healed up that burst, the ear ache is gone in the other one. My head isn't clogged, the headache is gone. If I could just clear my lungs out, I'd be fine. But, they will never clear out completely; they've been messed up for too many years.
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I have more auctions up on Listia and will be adding more:
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
And, am adding some more old jewelry and address labels on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/quingem
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I'm going to do some cross-stitching for a while before I start working on my auction sites. I haven't done any for more than a month, I think.
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Michelina's Lean Gourmet Flatbreads are yucky. I think that was finally the last "TV dinner" type of food in the freezer. Won't buy any again.
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I spent nearly 5 hours cross-stitching. Still didn't finish the brown ...
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010

It's been a nice day. I was able to break into my shed - hacksawed the lock - only to find that the keys weren't in there! So, they are still missing. Traded the birds out to the other cage. They are much happier. They flew around in the house for about 30 minutes. Got some good exercise. Hosed off the green cage. Will get it put in the shed tomorrow.
My mom and I got some of the decorations put up. I got all the outside ones up. And, she got the tree unboxed and the branches straightened out. We'll put the lights and ornaments on it tomorrow.
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I won some shell beads and abalone beads and some yogurt coupons on Listia earlier today. I need to go through some more jewelry tomorrow and see where I want to list it. Found another lock-box I had forgotten about with lots of old jewelry and also another with old coins and paper money. Probably should list those on Etsy or eBay ...
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I have a terrible ear ache that started last night. It's much worse now. I hope this ear drum doesn't burst like the other one did.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010

Being sick sucks. I'm still sick. Haven't felt like blogging or doing much of anything the past week. I finally had to start taking antibiotics. I started working again on Wed. 1 store each day. Hopefully, next week I can get back on track.
I received the peace pipe I won on Listia today. I like it. I have it on a shelf right now, but will eventually hang it on the wall. I am waiting on the bow and arrow I won now. And, I won another dream catcher today that has chimes on it.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28, 2010

Still sick today. But, not as bad as yesterday. Went to bed very early the past 2 nights. Missed Supernatural Friday, so have to find a copy online to catch up.
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Yay. I won more buttons on Listia for my craft projects I am going to do soon.
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5pm
Watched 4 eps of Magnificent 7 series on dvd today. Love that show ... still feel like crap. But, I have to work tomorrow. Sucks. I need to go to Fry's and get more printer ink, too. Have to get my Christmas cards made. Maybe I'll just buy some brown felt instead ... nah, still need ink for labels ...
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Looks like my bank is really starting to screw me over with all the new hidden fees. Been with them 8 years and never any problems. This past week, I've had about $35 taken out for no damn reason. Going to look into other banks as soon as I can. I hate to because my mom's SS and my paycheck goes in there direct deposit. Maybe I'll just start pulling the money as soon as it's deposited ... not sure what else to do to keep their grubby hands off of it ...
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Damn. Leslie Nielsen died tonight. Good actor; good comic. I liked watching nearly everything he was in.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

November 26, 2010

Well, I'm sick. My normal November nearly every year. Last year I didn't get too sick, but was dealing with the nearly broken ankle. Hopefully, this won't move to pneumonia this year as it has in the past ... damn weather changes ... my head wants to explode and my throat is sore and breathing is bad.
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It's almost 2pm and I still feel like crap. But, I did get more stuff up on Listia! Still have so much more I want to list there and on Etsy. Just no energy. I need to get my Christmas cards made this weekend and cookies made. But, I have to make sure I am well enough to work next week! I only have about 5 stores to do, but one of them has about 6 hours worth of projects to get done Monday ...
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Now, I feel like I have a fever ... great ...
Trying to win another dream catcher and a bow & arrow. Hope the bids don't go too high.
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3pm
WooHoo! I won the bow & arrow!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all didn't eat too much!
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I added more auctions at Listia!
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
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I received the quartz crystal I won on Listia. I was a little disappointed as it was much smaller than I expected. I should have asked the dimensions. But, it's pretty.
I just won some buttons to use in some crafts I want to do.
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I need to do some baking tomorrow. I owe for a cookie swap. Will be making oatmeal raisin cookies.
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I am stuffed! Had a good dinner. Roasted turkey. Cranberry Apple dressing. Baked butternut squash. Whole cranberries with nuts - baked. Bit of turkey gravy. Biscuits made from crescent rolls (they tore when my mom popped the package open, so she rolled them out and cut them like biscuits.) All was very good. Jorgy had part of the neck, boiled. And Candace ate part of the tail. The doves and fish didn't get anything!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

I'm pissed. The damn bank charged an overdraft fee of $10 and transferred $50 from my savings to my checking. And, I was NOT overdrawn! Not happy ...
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Went to the post office and store this morning. Bought another half-price turkey for the freezer. Bigger one than the other day. Probably should have gotten more! Good price.
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Just made this nut mix. So good. Very spicy!!!
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I love Cashew Cookie Larabars! They have only 2 ingredients. Cashews & dates. That's it! Sooo Gooood!! Need to figure out how they make them.
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I can't believe I won a Cherokee peace pipe on Listia today!! Can't wait to get it and hang it in my office!
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

Well, the rain didn't last the way they predicted. Sunny, but cool today.
Putting up more auctions on Listia today!
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
Received the cute foil dog print that I won. Now, I need to go through my frames and get it hung up somewhere!
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Martin and his friend are trying to get the truck started. Not being too successful. It doesn't seem to be getting enough gas to turn over ...
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It seems I have locked the keys to the shed IN the shed ... great ...
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There was a small tornado in El Dorado County this afternoon. Not too common in the area, especially the Foothills.
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I got outbid on 3 different dreamcatcher's on Listia today ... :(
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Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

I got up too early ... I'm still tired! Took my mom to the dentist this morning. And, she got her final 2 fillings. I really need to find a dentist ... I need 5 teeth replaced ...
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9pm
I. Am. Free. Zing!
I decided to take the whole week off.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 21, 2010

I have more things to list on Listia today, but can't seem to get in gear this morning. I just want to read fanfic.
Where is the rain we were supposed to still have today! The sun is out and no clouds.
I just won 2 cross-stitch kits with old train designs!!
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Missed out on several auctions this evening. Had a visit from Betty with sad news that late cousin Benny's wife killed herself a couple of weeks ago.
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Going to bed very early as I have to get up very early to take my mom to the dentist.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 20, 2010

I'm putting up lots of new auctions on Listia today!
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
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Lovely, overcast day today. Cool with a wind picking up. Need more rain.
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5pm
Spent most of the day listing auctions and reading fanfic. Nice. It's storming out now and the temp has gone down to 50F.
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Wow. A gully washer thunderstorm going on right now. Lightning!
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7pm
This is a cold storm. It is down to 44F now.
I won a cute cross-stitch kit of two dogs in a basket. I'm waiting to see if I win a big quartz crystal now ... Yay! I won it!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

November 19, 2010

I won a cute foil print of an English Cocker puppy overnight! Wish it was black, but it's red. Still cute.
Have more stuff I'm watching, but probably won't get because they end while I'll be at work today.
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It's been overcast and cool all day, but no rain yet. Hope it comes soon, but not before I take Jorgy out again!
Got all my stores done for the week and also got a half-price turkey on sale! They didn't have fresh cranberries, though! Will have to search on Tues. at another store for some.
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It's finally raining at just before 5. I took Jorgy out and she was fast, but I got soaked watching Mrs. Hummer drinking from the feeder!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

It's been a nice day. Didn't work. Had to get something straightened out with my house insurance and then pay that bill. Got lots of fun stuff in the mail from my swap groups and another Dresden Files book and a cool craft book. I'm going to be making quite a few of the crafts in the book to sell on Etsy. Hope they go over well. I need to go through my fabrics, etc. to see what else I need to get started.
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I have to make sure I work tomorrow. I need to get 3 stores done. I only have 2 days I can work next week as my mom has a dentist appt. Monday and of course there's Thanksgiving.
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I found a slipcover for the old recliner this morning at Walmart. Not happy with the price. They had 2 identical slipcovers. One tan, one dark brown. The tan one was over $5 more! Why! It's the same slipcover, just a different color! I wanted the tan one. I bought the dark brown one. I'm not paying extra just for a different color. Stupid.
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I need to go through all my old crafts. I want to start making the ribbon barrettes I used to make. They were cool and might go over well on Listia and Etsy. Need to find the instructions. And, my bow-making instructions ...
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

Didn't work today. Went to DMV and stood in line for an hour to get the transfer form I need for the neighbor that's buying the truck. But, at least that is done. I also went to the mall as my mom wants a cover for the old recliner. No one had one! I will have to look online, I guess.
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I spent a few minutes starting to cut an old pipe sticking out of the ground in the square garden. I bought a hacksaw to do it the other day. It's gonna take me some time. I'm so out of shape for that sort of thing. But, at least the cut is started!
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I'm going to get all the address labels that folks won from me on Listia printed after lunch so I can get them mailed out tomorrow.
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Wow. I'm going to go broke on postage and ink doing these labels on Listia so often. I made over 2000 credits today, though ...
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My mom came up with a good idea ... we're going to give out Clementines and Mandarin oranges for Hallowe'en treats next year.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010

Well, I got busy last night reading fanfic and then watching 3 eps of Magnificent Seven on my dvds, so didn't blog. I love that show. It wasn't on long enough ... May watch more tonight after Glee.
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Received the dreamcatchers I won on Listia. And, a Donald Strachey novel from Paperback Swap. And, another towel from one of my swap groups. Good mail day.
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I really hate when people dictate how I run my auctions. Don't like it, don't bid on my stuff.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 14, 2010

I can't believe I haven't made a blog for almost 2 weeks! Well, I'm back to it. The first week of the month I was sick and last week I was catching up on my stores that I didn't get done when I was sick.
I've made a bunch of address label auctions on Listia:
http://www.listia.com/profile/auctions/174106
I hope to get some more things listed after lunch.
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Added a rosary, some flag pendants and a zebra pin to Listia. On the same link as above.
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We're definitely in an Indian Summer. It got to 79F today! If it hadn't been so windy today, I would have worked in the yard!
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Finally got my first payment from the neighbor for my truck. 6 more to go!
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I left a few of my YahooGroups today. Just no action in them or not what would keep me interested. There are a few more I might leave in the next couple of weeks.
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My bad shoulder is killing me tonight. Need to take some willow bark. This weird fluctuating weather is not nice to me.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010

8am
Forgot to send yesterday's post last night! So, did it this morning ...
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noon
I'm getting a damn migraine. Took some willow bark when I got home, but need to make some feverfew tea for lunch. I got 2 stores done this morning. Very quick and easy. I like them that way! Don't know what I want for lunch ... I was very surprised when I went through my mail when I got home. I got my oil check early! And, it is one of the highest I've gotten. Will get the house insurance paid off a month early!
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November 1, 2010

8am
Last night I finished reading one of my favorite Magnificent 7 AU fanfics. It's modern and based on a Stephen King story. It's called Petrie's Folly by retirw. It's gen and 24 parts. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3462553/1/Petries_Folly I rec all of her stories.
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1pm
Got 1 store serviced. Came home and had pecan butter and jelly sandwich and then went out and cleaned out the weeds and dead plants from the front planter boxes. Looks much better. Harvested my 2 black sunflower heads and rubbed the dried petals off. I set them down in Jorgy's yard on the feeder there.
Did 10 jumps on the trampoline and my resitance rings and 10 counter push-ups.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31, 2010

10am
Couldn't get yesterday's blog post to post last night, but it is up now. Had some kind of connection problem or something last night. Couldn't send or receive mail either.
All working now.
Just finished getting the deck set up for the goblins tonight. Also cleaned the birds' cage and changed them into the other one for the winter. It's drying out back now. It's a nice, sunny day.
Rode my bike to the mailbox. I had 3 of my Listia winnings waiting for me! Embroidered Christmas ornaments, hollyhock seeds and a swap gift I got for someone. I also got a little candle from one of my swap groups. Good mail.
I need to move some things around in the shed, so I can put the rest of Papa's tools in there before it rains again. I want to put the rest of the empty bins in there, too. Better get to it!
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noon
I am worn out. Got all the above done and I can still walk inside the shed. Surprised myself! I even got the tools to all fit in the red tool box on wheels! I also put the empty 18-gallon bins stacked in there (4 of them) and the bird's summer cage!
Have my lunch in the oven. Leftovers from last night.
I need to get some labels printed for a friend in one of my groups and then get a few things listed online. I need to get started on the old jewelry.
The channel my mom is watching is playing a bunch of old Vincent Price movies. Good stuff. The Tingler just started!
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2pm
I won a nice dreamcatcher on Listia. Now waiting to see if I won a CD that I'm want to list on Swap-A-CD.
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7pm
6 kids, so far ...
For dinner, my mom made a delicious Oriental-style dinner. It had cut up broccoli florets, artichoke hearts, chicken and rice steamed in a foil packet with butter. Yum. Told her to make it again!
I got to reading fanfic this afternoon and didn't get anything put up on Listia.
5 more kids ...
2 more kids ...
3 more kids ...
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8pm
Not bad. 16 kids. And, I don't have too much candy leftover. Everyone got 1 sucker and 1 pack of fruit snacks.
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October 30, 2010

1pm
Nice day. It rained a little bit this morning, but is just cloudy now. Mrs. Hummer just buzzed me and Jorgy a few minutes ago. She really doesn't like when I stand by the steps. If I'm sitting she doesn't mind and stops to eat.
Made iced raisin biscuits and having 2 for lunch. Will have some cinnamon yogurt, too.
I've done 3 loads of laundry today.
Did 10 counter push-ups this morning. Will be hitting the trampoline after lunch.
Recovered my broken tail light with clear packing tape. Someday I might be able to buy the replacement ... it's been over 2 years, though.
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3pm
Read a chapter in Summer Knights while riding the exercycle. 12.4 mph; 2 miles traveled; 9.53 minutes and 99 calories burned. Also did 10 jumps on the trampoline, worked the resistance rings and did all my chair and face exercises.
I spackled another section in my bathroom. I might just get the room finished by the end of the year!
And, I trussed a chicken to put on the rotisserie for my mom.
Mr. & Mrs. Hummer both buzzed me when I took Jorgy out. Mrs. Hummer hovered about a foot from my face and finally went on the other side of the feeder to eat! :)
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6pm
Dinner was yummy. Organic rotisseried chicken and cranberry/raisin dressing on the side.

I need to walk to the mailbox tomorrow. I didn't go this morning because of the rain.
Mmmm. Strawberry cheesecake for desert! Looooove cheesecake.
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8pm
Didn't get my new movie watched that I won, so will have to watch it tomorrow.
I can't send or receive mail for some reason. GMail keeps giving an error when my Incredimail tries to contact it ... annoying.

Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010

1pm
It's a lovely, overcast, breezy day. Can't wait for the rain to start. I love this weather.
I bought a cute windchime today at CVS in their discount area. And, a Mr. Coffee mug warmer. Should have bought 2 of those. I'm using it now for my lemon/honey water. Have a slightly sore throat, so want to nip it in the bud.
Received a couple of winnings from Listia in the mail. Going to watch Monty Python's Meaning of Life tomorrow.
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3pm
I'm going to bake some bread tomorrow. Maybe something with pumpkin, too. Need to find the recipes and make sure I have the ingredients I need.
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5pm
Tomorrow, I start seriously exercising again. Since I won't be doing much outside, I have to. Back to chair exercises, exercycle, resistance rings, trampoline, etc.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

3pm
It's been a nice day. I ended up only servicing 1 store, but that's OK. I'll do the other tomorrow. I mailed a few things at the post office, got gas, bought some swaps and mailing supplies and ink, straightened out one of my mom's Rx at the pharmacy and stopped at Whole Foods for some groceries, too.
Need to go through the mail I received now.
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5pm
Updated Firefox and it's giving me grief now ...
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10pm
Finally got all the Listia winnings of address labels printed out. Took forever. Will get all of them mailed in the morning. I have a bunch of things I want to list tomorrow, but don't think I'll be doing labels for a few days.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

9am
I just can't get in gear again. I've been awake since around 2am when my mom's TV went on full blast! She did it again at about 4am! I was so pissed. I couldn't really get back to sleep. Finally got up at 7 and felt like crap. Still do. I am freezing. It's only 43F and only up 1F in the past 2 hours ... going to start a load of wash, now.
I had to get my electic throw blanket out of the closet. It's too damn cold right now. I haven't had time to adjust to this drop in temp.!  I feel like going back to bed and crawling under my big electric blanket!
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noon
Still don't feel great, but going to have lunch in a bit. Scrambled eggs & O'Brien potatoes with chicken pieces in it. I want a smoothie, but it's too damn cold!
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4pm
Shit. I can't believe I just bid on a book on Listia that wants me to pay for shipping if I win ... And, it's not even the one I want! I really need to pay better attention! I hope someone outbids me in the next 5 minutes ...
Darn. I won ...
Must keep an eye on that free shipping!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010

8am
I'm freezing! It's only 45F right now.
Looks like Indonesia has had a tsunami again after a couple of really big earthquakes yesterday AND they have a volcano erupting! Sad.
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2pm
Yay! Done with all my CVS resets! Back to my regular service schedule!
I am still cold! It's 64F outside but feels colder in here ...
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5pm
I finally finished voting! I'll mail my ballot in the morning.
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7pm
Trying to find some lemon cucumber recipes, but none look good that I've found so far ... will have to look again tomorrow. I have 2 so far off the vine and another about ready to pluck. Don't want to waste them.

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 2010

2pm
One more CVS reset to do tomorrow! Finally. Hope it goes as easy as the last 2. Today was the quickest, I think.
Stopped at the food co-op on the way home and found some organic lollipops to give out for Hallowe'en. They didn't have the Annie's fruit snacks I had planned on ...
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I won some hollyhock seeds on Listia! My mom loves them and we've never grown them.
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4pm
I just won 2 embroidered Christmas ornaments on Listia!
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I just won Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life on Listia!
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10pm
Annnnnd. I won a craft book on Listia. Time for bed!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October 24, 2010

11am
I just can't seem to get in gear today ... It's pouring rain outside. The wind knocked down my extension ladder between the house and shed at 2 am this morning. And, my bike in the backyard.
I really need to get some address labels printed for wishes in one of the swap groups and get some more listed for auction ... But, I need to decide what to have for lunch, too.
I just finished another great Magnificent Seven fanfic: Aurora's Embrace. It's gen, Vin-centric and 8 parts. Very good.
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2pm
Need more ink. I'm nearly out of black. For my printer.  And, I just realized that I had originally intended for my Etsy labels to be 3 sheets for $2.50, but I had to change it to 1 sheet, as that won't cover my costs. Blank labels are expensive!
I can't list anymore labels until I get black ink. I owe today's winners! And, it's too dark in here to take pics of jewelry, so can't list on Etsy, either. I'm bummed ... Maybe I will look through my books and other stuff to see what I want to get rid of.
I just melted 2 old candle remains and poured into 1 holder. First try at it. Got the old wicks out and put in a new one. Used double-boiler method. Tricky, but will do again. I hate wasting stuff.
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4pm
Free: The Best Of Classics CD & Booklet http://listia.com/14e7V
Free: Adobe Photoshop 5.0 User Guide & Adobe Photoshop 5.5 User Guide Supplement http://listia.com/14eb7
I guess that's all the listings for today. I have so much more to get rid of, but it's too dark in here to take any pictures ...
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 23, 2010

6am
Woke up to the sounds of rain on the carport roof. Love rain.
I have to go to the store this morning. My mom is out of coffee completely ... and I need apples and milk to make apple/pecan bars.
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noon
Finally got the bars in the oven. It takes me a long time to stir everything in. It is a tough batter being so thick and full of apple chunks.
Designing address labels, now!
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3pm
Finally getting the labels loaded up to the websites!
Free: Celestial Address Labels http://listia.com/14cXf
Celestial Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/dexgSG
Free: Dreamcatcher Address Labels http://listia.com/14cXy
Dreamcatcher Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/cNAbuv
Free: Frog Address Labels http://listia.com/14cXN
Frog Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/avfmPX
Free: Purple Peace Sign Address Labels http://listia.com/14cXY
Purple Peace Sign Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/cFHtSA
  
Free: Psychedelic Peace Sign Address Labels http://listia.com/14cYf
Psychedelic Peace Sign Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/cUgDFJ
Free: Golden Stars Address Labels http://listia.com/14cYy
Golden Stars Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/9vUsuI
14K White Gold Men's Wedding Band by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/ac7Fx3
Vintage Rhinestone Brooch by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/a4n0O9
I think that will be all for the day, since it's 5pm now and time for dinner!
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6pm
I think I will make a bunch of different awareness ribbon address label auctions tomorrow and list some more vintage jewelry on Listia and Etsy. And, books ... either on Listia or PaperbackSwap ... or both ... 
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7pm
I won a pretty bookmark on Listia! It's my 3rd win this week.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010

2pm
I am shocked and amazed at myself. I finished the reset today at 12:45! I was quick!
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5pm
I finally saw the male hummingbird! I've seen the female a lot lately. But, they both came around a few minutes ago when I took Jorgy out. I didn't sit down on the step like I usually do because I knew it was wet from the rain. I guess I looked threatening standing up because the both cussed me out and didn't feed while I was standing there. I'm tending to think they may be Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Still can't find good pictures that look like them, though.
Listed a couple of things on Etsy:
Shadowplay Foal Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/bUJKbZ
Doodle Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/bVJMEr
Christmas Wreath Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/bRXvvU
Fall Maple Leaf Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/aw8JwD
Kokopelli Address Labels by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/d4E0N0
I will be designing more address labels this weekend.     
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8pm
I'm watching a bunch of blank address label auctions on eBay. I am running out!
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9pm
Watching Supernatural. No Castiel. I really don't like the show as much when he's not in it ... and I REALLY don't like the direction this episode is taking.
Yeah, I'm so not a fan of all this vampire bullshit that's all the rage these days. Wish the show didn't go there this ep.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

10am
Well, another day off that I didn't expect. The store I was going to do today was having inventory, so will do it tomorrow. But, I did get gas, went to the PO and bought some more swap items.
Just started my first of many loads of wash for the day and also flipped my mom's mattress for her.
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noon
I think this day is flying by too quickly! Need to get lunch and then will be listing some things on Listia and hopefully, Etsy.
Free: Christmas Wreath address labels http://listia.com/14awK
Free: Doodle Address Labels http://listia.com/14ay7
Free: Fall Maple Leaf Address Labels http://listia.com/14ayt
Free: Shadowplay Foal Address Labels http://listia.com/14ayA 
Vintage acrylic key chain http://www.etsy.com/listing/59612474/vintage-acrylic-key-chain
Vintage silver cross keyring http://www.etsy.com/listing/59618935/vintage-silver-cross-keyring 
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6pm
I'm amazed at the amount of damage to the Roseville Galleria mall today. It has been burning for 8 hours. A guy torched the Game Stop store and it spread to the attic before the police could detain him and allow firefighters in. What a mess.
http://www.kcra.com/video/9292412/detail.html   
It just started raining here in Woodland. Wonder if it's raining up in Roseville.
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8pm
Definitely going to list some vintage jewelry on Etsy this weekend. I have several pieces picked out to start with. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010

7pm
Work has been wearing me out. Didn't get home until 4 today. Next two days pretty much the same. Can't wait until these projects are done!
I just did 1 auction on Listia today:
Free: Hallowe'en Socks - new w/tags http://listia.com/149HL
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I finished a great old west Magnificent Seven fanfic last night. It was really good. Gen and Vin-centric, but with the whole team. Lots of angst and h/c! 17 parts, but worth it.
All That Glitters by Diedre
http://deeshamrock.home.comcast.net/~deeshamrock/ow/allthatglitters/allthatglitters01.html

Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010

5am
Couldn't sleep. Been awake since 3. Have a headache. Not working today. Still have to take my mom to the dentist, go to the bank, post office and store, though ...
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noon
Having a yummy apple cider smoothie for lunch. Made my mom a strawberry/banana smoothie.
Spent about an hour in the garden when we got home. I got more of the ground/stepping stones leveled behind the shed. Two more to go on that side, but disturbed an ant nest, so stopped for the day. 
Time to start going through my auctions and see what else to list this afternoon.
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2pm
New Listia auctions:
Free: Hallowe'en Skull notecards (NIP) http://listia.com/146W8
Free: Hallowe'en Spooky Sticky Notes (NIP) http://listia.com/146Wl
Free: The Chronicles of Narnia bookmark/medallion http://listia.com/146WJ
Free: Butterfly Pencil Case & Bookcover set (NIP) http://listia.com/146XU
Free: Large Print Keyboard Labels (NIP) http://listia.com/146Yg
Free: Old computer software modem disk http://listia.com/14726
Free: Old Computer software Mainboard disk http://listia.com/1472A
Free: Old Computer Software Windows98 disk http://listia.com/1472O
Free: Old Computer Software Money98 disk & insert http://listia.com/14730
Free: Old Computer Software MSWorks disk and insert booklet http://listia.com/1473j
Free: Old Computer software Multimedia disk http://listia.com/1473B
Free: Old Computer software Multimedia Software disk http://listia.com/1474a
Free: Old Computer Software Encarta Encyclopedia 98 disk & insert http://listia.com/1474p
Free: Old Computer Software Creative Writer disk & insert http://listia.com/1474I
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

October 17, 2010

8am
It's supposed to rain today. It's pretty cloudy this morning , so it might. But, I hope to get some things done outside in a bit.
I'm wading through 2 weeks of surveys, trying to catch up on those and hopefully didn't lose out on too much cash.
I need to get some Hallowe'en card sets made for someone who won them on Listia, so I can mail them to her tomorrow.
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1pm
I really need to find something to eat. Lost track of time! I started leveling some of the stepping stones in the back yard around the shed. Then it started raining. Will continue next weekend. I've just finished packaging the last Listia winnings and printed out the card set someone won. Will mail those in the morning before I take my mom to her dentist appt.
It's still raining after 3+ hours. That's good. We need it.
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4pm
I have several new auctions on Listia:
Free: Travel-size moisturizer http://listia.com/145Yq
Free: Soap Dispenser Apron http://listia.com/1461f
Free: Magnetic Fall Memo pad (NIP) http://listia.com/1461k
Free: Cute, Funky Pen (new) http://listia.com/14625
Free: Cute Key Chain/Coin Purse Combo (new) http://listia.com/1462j
Free: Travel Sewing Kit http://listia.com/1462H
Free: Lined Writing Tablet http://listia.com/1463i
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 16, 2010

Noon
I got my security deposit rebate from the park!! It's more than I remembered! I was expecting around $400, but it's over $600!! Woohoo!
It goes into the savings on Monday!
I worked in the garden for about an hour this morning. I want to do more! But, can't ...
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Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

7am
Not feeling too good this morning. Good I scheduled myself a fairly easy day for work.
Have all my Listia winners items packaged to mail this morning.
There was a hit-and-run down the street overnight apparently. I didn't even hear any sirens. I slept hard.
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5pm
Just finished reading a great Supernatural fanfic. I love the character of Castiel and he shines in this one.
http://ratherastory.livejournal.com/108230.html
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10pm
I did get the 3 stores done today. Have the weekend off and then have to work every day next week to finish up the rest of the projects.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010

7am
Well, I'm going to attempt to get yesterday's store serviced today. So, it will be a long day getting 8 projects done there ...
But, before I even go, I need to go to the insurance company and get my house insurance payment made so it won't be late. And, catch up my PG&E bill.  It was due last week, so not too late. Then, I'll be all caught up on my bills. Then off to the PO to mail all my swaps and Hallowe'en cards.
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I've got bids on nearly all my listings on Listia! I'm getting a lot of credits, but there really aren't a lot of things available there that I want to spend them on ... dilemma.
I'm still waiting on a response from the gal I won a book from yesterday, so I can pay her. And, need to hear from the winner of one of mine that just ended so I can mail the item - need their address.
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6pm
I am exhausted. Was 6 hours in 1 store today and did 8 projects. Tomorrow, I hope to have a much easier day. 3 stores with no projects. Should be home about noon or 1, if I am lucky.
Got home to most of my Listia auctions closed with lots of credits! Fun!
Need to go through all of them after dinner and get things packaged.
I spent nearly $40 mailing things this morning. Then went to pay my home insurance. I paid a bit extra, so I only owe $200 and will be caught up for the year. And, paid the PG&E. So all my bills are caught up! Yay!
Now, if I can just get the $400+ still owed to me this month from various sources ...
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9pm
CSI was creepy good tonight. I love when they have continuing storylines where the killer gets away for a while & things are wrapped up tidily in 42 minutes. My favorite will always be the Miniature Killer, though.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010

7am
Woke up to the 13th miner coming to the surface in Chile! Fantastic!
Just won The Cat Who Moved Mountains on Listia! Didn't have that one in my collection.
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8am
It sucks that I have to work. Really not in the mood. I have 8 projects in 1 store today.
I'd rather list things on Listia and Etsy today ...
I hope my oil royalty check is in the mailbox. I have to pay my home insurance this week!
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10:30am
Well, that was an interesting morning, I guess. I got my oil royalty check and put it in the bank. Got gas for the car. Then drove to West Sac. to do my store ... they were doing inventory ... so I couldn't service it! Told them I'd be back tomorrow. I have the day off! Going to get my swaps caught up on packaging to mail them tomorrow.
Looks like they are on miner #17 now!
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noon
I've put a couple more things on Listia today:
Free: Cosmos seeds (NIP) http://listia.com/140JK
Free: Beautiful cross pendant necklace (used) http://listia.com/140KX
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1pm
Loved this last night:

and this one:

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6pm
Amazing. ALL 33 Chilean miners are safely above ground now. What wonderful news!
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8pm
Time for Criminal Minds!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 12, 2010

The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)
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7am
The wind is still blowing today, but not nearly is badly. Maybe I can put my leaf garland back up this afternoon. Have to work today. Hopefully, I can get done fairly quickly with the 4 projects I'll be doing today ...
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3pm
It's gotten pretty hot today and the wind is not helping cool anything. I need to turn the air on ...
Starting to get calls from Wave, so I better use my savings to catch up that bill. And, somehow I need to pay the PG&E and the house insurance ...
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4pm
Got the Wave bill caught up completely. Now I won't lose my cable or internet. Now just have to find money to pay the other 2!
Came home to wonderful news of the Chilean miners being rescued and DADT being shut down. Good news!
And, I have a winner on my label auction on Listia! I got 80 credits! Wow!
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5pm
I just made a chart of all the pills my mom takes. Far too many. I want her to stop a few more of them soon that are just redundant or dangerous. But, she seems to be running out of some too soon, so I want to make sure there's not a problem.
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9pm
Glee was fun tonight and as always, Chris Colfer was a stand-out!
2nd Chilean miner on the surface. I'm crying. This is wonderful.
 

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010

6am
Taking the day off. I'll be taking lots of pics and listing things on Listia and probably Etsy today. And, making more envelopes for the rest of the Hallowe'en cards I made yesterday.
I have so many things I want to list! I'm going to start off with some vintage soap and perfume bottle on Etsy, I think.
Then, some thank you for your sympathy cards on Listia.
And, of course, the battery on my camera died ...
Free: 16 assorted greeting cards http://listia.com/13YcT
Vintage Faberge Savon Straw Hat soap in case by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/cUlZ4u
Vintage Eau de Cologne Zen by Shiseido bottle by quingem on Etsy: http://bit.ly/b4CS23
Free: 5 Ebony Witch Hallowe'en cards with envelopes - homemade http://listia.com/13YoC
    
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10 am
I finally have the square garden plot cleared! I start on the Lily garden on the other side of the fence next weekend. It's so over-grown with weeds that most of the calla lilies are stunted. Hope it doesn't take too long to clear it out. I received a box of daylily bulbs from Brecks that I ordered in June for that area and haven't even opened it yet because I can't plant them.
No more outside today. The wind has really come up! My eyes are itching!
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noon
Wow. I already sold the bottle I listed on Etsy and also have bids on everything I listed on Listia this morning! Must find more things to list after lunch!
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The wind is awful outside. Had to take my leaf garland down before it blew away. I keep having to unroll the flag as it keeps wrapping around its pole! 25mph, with 40mph gusts!
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I think I've decided what to give out for Hallowe'en this year! Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks http://yfrog.com/6d3muj
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More listings:
Free: Stargate SG-1 The Price You Pay by Ashley McConnell paperback book http://listia.com/13YCW
Free: The Glades Sunny With A Chance Of Homicide paperback book http://listia.com/13YDT
Free: Best American Gay Fiction 1996 by Brian Bouldry paperback book http://listia.com/13YET
Free: Abbott & Costello in Africa Screams DVD (NIP) http://listia.com/13YFR

Free: Red Dress lined memo pad (NIP) http://listia.com/13YI
Free: Hallmark Honeycomb Bell (1) http://listia.com/13YJB
Free: Nobel Eagle 9/11 ceramic magnet http://listia.com/13YKb
Free: Lipton Green Tea Mesh Tea Bag Envelope http://listia.com/13YL2  
Free: Blank Rolodex refill cards (NIP) http://listia.com/13YLj
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9pm
It's been an enjoyable day listing my auctions and creating things. I hope I have the energy during the week to put more up. But, I will probably have to wait until the weekend, as the next 4 days will be full of work.   

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010

7pm
Haven't done a lot around the house today. I did dig in the dirt for a bit. But, mostly I've been making Hallowe'en cards! Finding out how some of my old programs work to make envelopes and other things. Fun. Good thing I bought ink the other day! I'll definitely be making my own cards from now on and possibly selling some later on, once I perfect what I'm doing!
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Going to have some raspberry ice cream and read some fanfic, now!
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Staying home tomorrow and getting more stuff printed. I want to make a few more auctions on Listia and possibly on Etsy of address labels and maybe some other things.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October 9, 2010

9am
I stayed in bed until 7:30 this morning, even though I was awake. I would've stayed longer, but Jorgy had to go out.
Got all the critters fed and watered inside and out and vacuumed up the bird feathers. On my way out to clean the furnace filter and then vacuum the deck before I start putting up the Hallowe'en decorations.
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2pm
I am soo tired and hot. Vacuumed out all the floor ducts. They were so filthy. Vacuumed my bedroom. Did 2 loads of laundry. Vacuumed the deck. Wiped down all the deck and stair rails. Cleaned the furnace filter. Then, put out half the decorations. The other half can't go up until a couple days before Hallowe'en as I don't want them to blow away.
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Had to quit one of the Pando groups I am in. Too much unnecessary drama instead of sharing movies/tv shows. Don't need the extra emails clogging my inbox with all their arguing.
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I just listed my first auction on Listia for address labels: http://www.listia.com/auction/938812
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4 pm
Making raspberry ice cream. Probably won't be ready to eat today, but it will be tomorrow!
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7pm
Hope my ice cream turns out decent. It started freezing before I had the machine running so the paddle couldn't even fit! So, it didn't get churned ... :(
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9pm
Cool. I have 2 bids on my address labels, so far.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

6pm
Today was exhausting. Would have only been in today's store for a couple of hours, but the darn receiver was being a bitch and wouldn't scan my glasses in! So, had to wait around for over an hour until the manager told her to get it done!
Glad I have 2 days off. My shoulder is bothering me today.
Mailed 8 swaps out today and received 5. Got a cute Hallowe'en wind sock I will hang up tomorrow and a pair of Hallowe'en socks, among some other things.
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Can't wait for Supernatural tonight. Castiel is back! My favorite character! Love Misha Collins!
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I really need to change the water pitcher filter tomorrow. And, clean the furnace filter and the ducts. And, the hummers need fresh food.
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Wow. Just saw a commercial for FreshPet. My dog and cat love it, but only 1 store near us carries it and not much variety. Maybe more stores will pick it up if they are advertising on TV now. It's fresh, refrigerated food.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010

Well, I have to work today. Still don't feel quite up to it.
My mom fell again this morning. I have to get her some no-slip rugs for her bathroom today.
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4pm
Spent 5 hours doing 4 projects in a store today. Same tomorrow.
Bought 2 no-slip rugs for my mom this morning. Will throw out all the others.
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5pm
We have a huge lemon cucumber on the vine. Didn't think we would get any as the vine flowered a lot, got a few tiny cucumbers below some flowers, but none were maturing. Well, ONE is huge. It was hiding behind a decoration hanging on the porch, so hadn't seen it before.
Having Trader Joe's chicken lasagne for dinner.
I get sooooo sick of the media pimping vaccines for big Pharma. And, the signs in front of every drug store and pharmacy pushing vaccines for everyone! Ridiculous!
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8pm
More than $16. to mail some of my swaps tomorrow. I may have to rethink this hobby ... :(
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I got my ballot in the mail. I need to fill it out this weekend.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

Staying home today. Don't feel good. This cooler weather has messed with my breathing a bit ... It's nice out, though. About 54F right now at 8am.
Made an organic scrambled egg with O'Brien potatoes and a cup of vanilla La Creme yogurt.
Need to walk to the mailbox in a bit. That might be all my exertion for the day if I don't stop wheezing ...
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Glee was fantastic last night. Chris Colfer was amazing. His version of I Want To Hold Your Hand was beautiful. And, the casting of little Kurt was spot on!
I found this clip of the show (for some reason the copy of the clip is backwards, but the audio is perfect.)

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9am
Of course, because I don't feel good, everybody and everything are making excessive noise today!


Elder's Meditation of the Day - October 6
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"Lots of people hardly ever feel real soil under their feet, see plants grow except in flower pots, or get far enough beyond the street light to catch the enchantment of a night sky studded with stars. When people live far from scenes of the Great Spirit's making, it's easy for them to forget His laws."
--Tatanga Mani (Walking Buffalo), STONEY
Nature is life's greatest teacher. The natural laws are hidden in nature. Hidden are solutions to everyday problems such as; conflict resolution, how to forgive, lessons about differences, how to manage organizations, how to think. Hidden are feelings. You can look at something and you will feel it. At night, have you ever looked at the sky when there are no clouds? As you look at all the stars, your heart will become very joyful. You will walk away feeling joyful and peaceful. We need to visit nature so we can see and feel these things.
My Creator, let me learn nature's lessons.
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Some people are so petty about the stupidest, most childish things. Use common sense and respect what other people ask of their property. If they don't want something of theirs' shared, don't do it. And, when asked not to do it, don't act like an ass and start whining about being singled out!
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I feel like I'm in such a bad mood. I don't feel good, so I'm grumpy. Everything is too noisy today.
Gotta eat some lunch, but don't want to get out of my chair ...
I really need to package up a bunch of swaps to mail tomorrow before work. And, I don't want to go to work, but I have to.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010

Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
–Thomas Constable (181281)


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Time for some maple/brown sugar oatmeal. It's a bit chilly this morning.
I sooo don't want to work today. Not looking forward to being in 1 store ALL day, even with Viola's help.
Internet connection seems to be working fine today after messing up last night.
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2pm
Wow! We got done at the store much sooner than expected! We did good! Only about 4.5 hours, instead of 8!
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8pm
The new Glee is on!

October 4, 2010

5pm
Had a yummy dinner. Lamb steak with cheddar/broccoli rice. And for dessert, my first starfruit. I've never had it before. It's okay, but not something I would want often.
I am not looking forward to working tomorrow. 8 hours worth of reset projects. Luckily, Viola is helping me tomorrow, so may not be in the store quite that long.
Damn. Twitter just crashed and there isn't even a Fail Whale ... weird.
Took about ten minutes, but Twitter came back for me ...
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Found this on AfterElton.com

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3, 2010

1pmWell, I am beyond broke now. My mom buys so much crap! I sure hope I get my security deposit rebate and my oil royalty check soon. I am nearly 2 months behind on my cable/internet & still have to pay car and house insurance and the PG&E! I may have to use the little bit I have in savings to get a couple of them paid this week. Sucks.
Why in the hell does my mom have the rodeo on! Hate rodeos ...
I'm going outside and see if I can get anything done out there.
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I need to make fresh ant bait for outside ... just not in the mood right now ... but, it needs to be done. I have 3 traps to bait.
We haven't had any mice for almost a week now.
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4pm
Read another chapter in my book (I'm on Book 4 of the Dresden Files - Summer Knight - by Jim Butcher) out on the porch and did some sanding on the shutters.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

3pm
Today's yard sale was a bust. There were 35 other yard sales AND the new open air market had it's grand opening ... Plus, it rained this morning! So, we packed things in at 10 ... But, I made over $50 yesterday that I didn't have and I took most of what was left to Goodwill. I kept a few of the older things to sell online in the future.
Emptied 4 more bins, so had room in the shed to put the garden tools in there now.
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Just printed a bunch of labels for wishes in the swap groups. Will mail them out on Monday. I need to get more ink, too! Think I will check the prices online.
Found a place. The cheapest I found online was SuperMediaStore.com for $6.49 each ... and I need 4 different colors. Hope I have enough money left after taking my mom shopping to get them.
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So tired. Going to take a shower and go to bed early to read. Nothing on TV ...

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

4pm
It's been a long day. And, pretty boring. Lots of lookie-loos. But, I did make $52.60! So, not a total loss!
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Just burned my thumb on a match, trying to light my candle. That's what I get for using 70+ year old matches, I guess ...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 29, 2010

Tony Curtis died this morning. Sad news to wake up to.
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“Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can."
― Elsa Maxwell
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No mice again this morning! Yay!
I'm so tired and woke up with a stiff neck. I think it's a remnant of my fall at Betty's the other day. I must have jarred it. My knees are better. Bruise is almost gone.
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3pm
I thought I would never get home. I'm so tired. I'm going to be dragging at the yard sale ...
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 30
"Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts."
--Don Talayesva, HOPI
Human beings function from choice. We can choose to stuff things, or we can choose to let go of things. If we choose to stuff things, then we will feel a heaviness, or sorrow, self pity or fear. Sometimes we feel the need to cry. Sometimes we are taught it is not okay to cry. The creator designed the human being to cry. Crying is a release. This release allows us to let go of thoughts that are not helping us so we can open to new thoughts that will help. Crying is natural for women and men.
Grandfather, if I need to cry, let me realize it's a natural process and help me to let go.
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My neck is still killing me. Hope it clears up overnight.
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Interesting article. I've been thinking of upping my folate recently. I think I will start checking prices and ingredient panels.
Kevin Trudeau KevinTrudeau Age Related Hearing Loss Halted With Folate Nutrient http://bit.ly/bUBePa
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

I thought this was hilarious:

“Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.”
― Doug Larson
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8am
I am not looking forward to working today. Going to be another hot one out there. I have about 8 projects in 1 store and will be there about 5+ hours ... and have another store, too.
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3pm
I'm so exhausted. Five hours in 1 store today. 8 projects. Too much.
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4pm
My mom's fan fried itself ... Made a funky noise, smoked and stopped turning. It's sitting out on the porch now until I'm sure it's not going to burn. Will put it in the garbage in the morning. It's 102F now ... wish this little heatwave would end.
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It's nearly 7pm and still 98F! I hope the weather starts cooling a bit for Friday & Saturday or I'm going to die doing this yard sale!
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I really hate my mom. There is no more ice cream. Once again she's finished something off without telling me.
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Criminal Minds is really good tonight, but the reasoning behind JJ leaving makes absolutely no sense. Michael Welch was really good in it.
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