Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010

2pm
I got 3 stores serviced here in Woodland today. So, I'm all done working for the week! Yay!
Came home & had a yummy Trader Joe's chicken lasagne for lunch! I will definitely buy that again!
I just got finished weeding in the garden for the past hour. It is really getting overcast & breezy so I had to come in before my breathing started to act up. Took an allergy pill. It did rain a bit overnight & the weather folks say we may get some more today.
Last night, poor Jorgy about got caught up in a neighborhood cat fight when I took her out for her last potty. Two cats came flying over the fence into the yard & nearly landed on top of her! She was shaking for a while after that!
Time for some exercises!
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3pm
Got my chair, face & resistence ring exercises done. Still can't motivated to ride the exercycle!!!! May have to force myself ... :(
We're going to have blackberry crepes for dinner! Yum!
My mom harvested some of our curly parsley & cilantro this morning. They are really growing well! So is the catnip! Wish the tomatoes were doing as well! I don't think the peppers survived though.
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4pm
The rains and flooding in the east seems to have affected the Foster Grant offices in Rhode Island today. The office was understaffed, so all our reps calls were sent to voicemail until someone could get back to them. Luckily, someone was able to put a note on our website & I didn't have a need to call them anyway.
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6pm
Candace (my cat) is driving me crazy today!! Such a pest. She keeps getting under my office chair & feet & I'm going to end up hurting her when I roll the chair!!!
And, yesterday, I knew I was going to jinx the baby dove ... mama abandoned it ...:(

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

2pm
I have been so lazy about keeping up with my blog every day. But, my life is so boring sometimes there is just nothing to say!
I haven't even been exercising much this month. So bad! I really need to get back to it! I blame my mom & her dr. appts. She's had so many this month that have interfered with my work schedule so that I just haven't had the energy to exercise. And, next month she has more! This clinic she goes to now is much better & seems to be catching her up on stuff that was never offered at the one she went to for 9 years. They even finally got her dentist appts!
I bought a beautiful carnation at Trader Joe's yesterday. It is a dusty pink with darker edges to the petals. They were my grandfather's favorite flowers. He loved the white with red edges. I need to take a picture of it.

I didn't mention it over the weekend because I didn't want to jinx it ... but, mama dove has a new chick. It hatched Friday night or early Sat. morning. It's 4 days old now & seems to be doing well. Getting heavy & mama is feeding it well. Had to put in a second nest when I got home today, as the younger female laid an egg in the food bowl while I was at work.

Still trying to decide on a name change for one of my yahoogroups. It's called Frugal Emporium, but it just doesn't seem to fit & it's not very searchable ... I want to change it Thursday, I think.
If anyone is interested, you can find my new groups here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuinGemsFrugalEmporium/ -food & recipe group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuinGemsFicRecs/ -fanfiction recs
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PandoEmporium/ -sharing with Pando files

I just joined the National Home Gardening Club. I got some more free seeds. More Cosmos & also Baby's Breath. Need to get them planted this week. I'll be getting lots of free stuff from them. I'm waiting for my free clippers & knee rest pad. Oh, also got the first issue of their magazine. Need to read that.
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3:30pm
Just finished my chair, face & resistance ring exercises. Need to get motivated to ride the exercycle ...
Finally caught up on all my surveys! I really need to get back to doing them as soon as they arrive in my inbox! I didn't do any for 2 weeks and really missed out on earning points and cash!
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9pm
Well, I didn't get a picture of my carnations, but will do that tomorrow.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010

Yesterday, Quinn and Gemini were born 22 years ago ... they saved my life & I still miss them.
 3pm
Was a pretty day today. It is a bit overcast right now, though.
Watered all the plants this morning. Took down all the birdfeeders & birdbaths & scrubbed them. Will be filling the feeders in a few minutes. The bath is done. Want to plant the Cosmos seeds yet this afternoon.
Watched the movie Julie & Julia earlier. That was a fun movie. I'm downloading Mamma Mia now to watch tomorrow. I'm using the PCtoTV gadget so I don't have to burn them unless they are something I really want to save to my collection. Works really well!
Also watched a couple of short videos of John Barrowman talking about the tracks on his newest album (with Charlie, CJ & Harris on the couch with him!):


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4pm
I planted the Cosmos seeds in the bin with the tomato seedlings & added a packet of time-release fertilizer. Can't wait to see if they come up.
Bird feeders are filled and hanging up again. Need to get more ...
Our flowering cabbages have little yellow flowers. Interesting plant. One of them got over 2 feet tall! That was the white one. The purple one didn't even get half that tall. The snapdragons have started blooming. Still have stocks, violets, allysum, rosemary, lavendar & blueberry bush that are continuing to bloom. Very pretty. I'll try to remember to take some pics tomorrow.
I'm going to go outside & read a chapter of Torchwood Twilight Streets.
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5pm
I read 2 chapters in my book. It's been so nice outside today. It's 70 degrees right now. Lovely.
We're having lamb chops & gnocci with Italian herb pasta sauce for dinner.
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7pm
I'm thinking of starting up my Pando sharing again. I don't think I am going to do it in a blog again, though. I think I will set up a private Yahoogroup for my friends that I mostly share with ... Maybe tomorrow. Getting too tired right now.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

7pm
What a day! A good one, but busy! And windy! My allergies are working overtime! The wind has finally died down, though. I spent the day at my friend, Marcia's again getting her netbook set up & the wireless set up. I can honestly say, I hate HP computers! And, Win7! But, she's good to go with her desktop & netbook now. She can get back to writing more J/D fanfic! Yay!
Went to Whole Foods after I was done, as it is not far from her home. Love that store! Got some yummy stuff. Even found buffalo meat! They always have something unusual there! Got some quail & some duck legs, too. Along with fruit & other goodies.
Came home & my mom said the wind gusts were so bad that one of my little temporary gates on the deck nearly blew away twice! She no sooner went out & put it back in place, went inside & it got blown over the second time. One piece of the wood cracked, too. I'll have to fix that this weekend.
Last night I get the PCtoTV gadget set up & it works great! I think I need to get some little speakers for my laptop, though. The internal speakers aren't loud enough to hear across the room, so I know my mom will complain that she can't hear the movies or whatever I play on there. Unless I hooked something up wrong & I'm supposed to be able to hear it through the TV's speakers ... hmmm.
There is no CSI on tonight!!! Damn ball games ... And, Supernatural is a repeat from last month! Ugh.
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8:30pm
Kids noisily playing basketball outside my window ... can't concentrate on anything. Even went to bedroom to use the computer in there & still hear them ... Arrrrghggh.
Trying to watch old Home Improvement series on TVLand. Loved that show.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

5pm
Busy day. I only had two stores to service in Davis this morning, so got back home about 11am. I charged the battery on the pick-up, but it still won't start. Will have to check a few other things on it this weekend.
Did some more weeding in the garden; went through one box in the carport & tossed some car parts. Will do more over the next couple of weeks to get rid of as much as I can. We are supposed to have a lot inspection next month & I don't want a lot of excess junk laying around.
Took the mirror door off of my mom's medicine cabinet in her bathroom. Ugly thing. Same as the one in my bathroom that I'm going to replace soon. I bought the new cabinet, just haven't put it up yet.
My mom wants to rearrange furniture again already!! Will have to wait until the weekend.
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7:30pm
I just made 2 Incredimail stats. Here are the headers I made for them:


Criminal Minds will be on soon, so I'll close up early.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010

3pm
Since I made my old ME desktop wireless, I moved it into my bedroom so I don't have to drag the laptop in there at night to read fanfic!
Bought a beautiful African violet at Trader Joe's today. Pale dusty purple petals with dark purple edges. Only $2.99!

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5:30pm
I hate the newest version of Firefox. I want new tabs at the end of the row like it used to do! I am getting tired of having to go to history & rescue a closed out tab that I didn't mean to close out.
I finally bought a PCtoTV accessory so I don't have to always burn what I've downloaded & can watch things on the bigger TV screen. I hope it works! I'm going to try to hook it up tonight & test it out.
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7pm
I made another Matthew Gray Gubler Incredimail stat tonight:

I also made one of Gooseberries:

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

4pm
It's been a nice day so far. It got up to nearly 70. I was able to do some weeding in the garden for about an hour after lunch.
I just love this kid. Too bad more people weren't as open-minded & intelligent as he is:


More Gay Movies & Entertainment News


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7pm
I made a cute Incredimail stationery tonight. Here's the image I made for it:

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Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

1pm
Made a yummy smoothie for lunch:


About 5 oz. frozen blackberries (half a bag)
1 Fuji apple (whole apple with skin & seeds, cut in pieces)
1 Nectarine (whole nectarine with skin, cut in pieces - discard pit!)
1 T. protein powder
1 T. wheat germ
1 cup water

Liquify in blender.

Now, I need to start a batch of bread in the bread machine! It is carrot bread this time.

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7pm
Time to watch 3 hours of Criminal Minds!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

2pm
I just haven't been in the mood to blog the past couple of days. Really didn't feel good, due to my allergies & my breathing was so bad I had to use my inhaler yesterday for the first time in ages.
I'm feeling much better today, though.
I just got finished pulling most of the rounded upright molding from the bathroom. I left the molding in the corners of the shower & along the ceiling until I am able to buy replacement decorative molding.
I made a really good smoothie when I got home from work earlier. Nice & thick berry smoothie. I think I will finally start a loaf of French bread in the bread machine now that I have been putting off for a few days.
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4pm
My bread machine is being noisy today. I hope I'm not wearing it out! Can't afford to get a new one yet ...
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5pm
Had another V8 soup for dinner (with a turkey sandwich) & it was so good. I've never had red pepper soup before. Will get that one again, along with the broccoli soup.
Still another hour for the French bread to be finished.
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7:30pm
The French bread is yummy! Had a buttered slice.
I'm going to bed very early tonight. I just can't seem to warm up today. So, going to watch Criminal Minds from my electric blanket!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 7, 2010

10:30am
Really starting off as a blah day again. Just have no energy at all. I finished working on my XP, but I'm not happy with it. And, the darn Incredimail2 program is awful. I hate the look of it. I'm going to have to uninstall it and find an older version. Pain in the butt. But, not going to worry about it right now.
Still haven't made any bread ...
I did finish a little artwork for a challenge in one of my groups:

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3:30pm
Still don't feel too good. But, I did get a really good smoothie made. Mostly fresh & frozen berries, wheat germ, protein powder, grape tomatoes, an apple, carrot juice, vanilla soymilk. Yum.
Hate that I have to work all week, but I need the money!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6, 2010

11am
Slow start to my day. I did do a load of laundry this morning. And, then took my mom to Walgreen's to pick up her Rx.
Made a delicious smoothie that I'm snacking on now. Mixed frozen fruits, wheat germ, protein powder, Greek vanilla yogurt & a banana.
Need to start a loaf of bread in a few minutes. French bread this time.
I'm starting the factory restore on the XP computer, too.
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1pm
Had a chicken quesadilla for lunch. Still need to make the bread ... still working on my XP. Getting programs installed, etc.
Took the door off of my mom's bathroom closet & put it outside with a 'Free' sign on it. Hope someone takes it. It was not good in her room, since it couldn't open all the way with the toilet in the way. She's going to put a curtain across the doorway.
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9pm
Lost track of time again. Finished reading a really long fanfic that I've been reading for a week!
Nearly have my XP back working the way I like it!  Just need to find a couple of more programs to reinstall & then I can semi-retire this laptop to my bedroom.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

4pm
This day has been soooo long already! Didn't do much this morning, but then left at 11:30am to take my mom to her heart dr. appt. for a stress test. That took 2 hours (in which I finished reading Torchwood Trace Memory & started on Torchwood Twilight Streets) & then the long drive home in traffic. As soon as we got home, I started on fixing our big sliding glass door. The past couple of days it has been sticking so bad I could barely open or close it! So, took the door off the slider (that sucker is heavy!) & scrubbed out the slider and tightened all the screws on the door. The frame was separating from the glass! An accident waiting to happen. I need to look at the hardware stores to see if they have replacement rollers, because both are chipped, but will have to do for now. Just finished putting the door back up and cleaning the glass. It is sliding as it should, now, though.
Took so long to do things that I didn't get a chance to work on the XP computer today. Too tired to concentrate on it now. Will have to do it this weekend.
I've been very bad this past week. I haven't been consistent in my exercises & haven't ridden the exercycle in about a WEEK!
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7pm
Plan on going to bed early tonight. Feeling kind of blah & there's nothing really on TV that I want to see ...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

3:30pm
It's been a long, tiring day.
Took my mom to her 10am dr. appt. for a bone density test. We were only there for about 15 minutes. Shortest dr. visit she's ever had, I think. I didn't even get a whole chapter read in Torchwood Trace Memory!
Then, I took her to Ruby Tuesday for lunch, as I had a $10 off coupon. Very good lunch. I had chicken quesadillas, salad & rasberry lemonade.
Then we went to Food 4 Less. I hate that store. Spent $100 more than planned then had to rush home and shuffle some money around in my bank accounts.
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6pm
Watching the local news & all the coverage on the college kids protesting in Davis, etc. It's sad that they feel they have to do this, but also pathetic because it won't change anything for them.
Glad we were done in Davis quickly this morning as they blocked the freeway entrance we took afterward.
Hope they are done next week, as I have 5 stores to service in Davis next week.
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9pm
Just finished watching the newest CSI. It was ... odd. The Rascal Flatts storyline was good, but I didn't like the political intrigue one. It didn't make a lot of sense.
I just put Jorgy to bed & think I will follow her. Have to take my mom to another dr. appt. tomorrow to her heart dr. in Sacramento for some kind of test.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 3, 2010

noon
Got only one store done today, here in Woodland. But, that's okay. Got home & paid a bunch of bills, so we are almost broke again!
Need to get something made for lunch. I think I'll make a smoothie again.
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4pm
I think that smoothie I made earlier was the best one I have made, so far! The extra blackberries really did the trick!
I finally found the OS software for my XP computer. I can finally get the complete factory restore done tomorrow.
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6pm
Not sure why, but I'm getting a rash on my hand. I haven't been too stressed today & haven't eaten anything really different today ... have to find the allergy cream ...
Looking forward to the new Criminal Minds tonight. Matthew Gray Gubler makes his professional directing debut. He's the one that plays Dr. Spencer Reid on the show. He said in an interview today that he was so sad about finishing the episode that he cut his hair!
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9pm
Well, Criminal Minds was very good tonight. I'd say Matt Gubler has a future as a director.
Off the next 2 days as my mom has more dr. appts. I have to take her to. And, we need to go shopping after tomorrow's appt. Need groceries.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010

9am
It's a rainy day today. My mom doesn't want to go shopping, so that's alright. She's 70 today.
I'm just going to relax & try not to have a headache (fighting it right now.) I didn't drink enough fluids yesterday, I think.
Going to read fanfic & create stationery all day.
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10am
I'm having trouble getting my butt in gear this morning. I have plans to bake some cookies before I get to playing on the computer ... but, it's not happening ...
And, now my mom wants to do the dishes, so I have to wait anyway ... so, I guess I will do some chair exercises. I've been very lazy about exercising this past week. Not good.
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11am
Finally got my chair, face & resistence ring exercises done.
Just finished a stat of Matthew Gray Gubler when he was still modeling. Here's the artwork I made for it:



Well, crap. I don't have the all of the ingredients for the next batch of cookies I want to make ... so, that will have to wait until the weekend ...
So, time to eat some lunch & then create some more.
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noon
My internet connection sucks again. So, much for Wave upgrading ... I'm losing my patience!
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3pm
I've got a damn headache ... internet connection still sucks. I don't feel like riding the exercycle & haven't for a week! Bad. Sun is coming out ...
Finished another stat. This one of Jensen Ackles when he was younger:


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7pm
I've been uninstalling more things from my old XP computer. Writing down what they are so I can track the programs down again when I need them. I'm going to eventually do a factory restore on that computer, but I want to see what all I had installed that I used to like using a lot before I started using this laptop more often.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010

3:30pm
I am sooo tired. I serviced 2 of my stores today in West Sacramento. Got home at nearly 1. Spent 2 hours gardening (pulling weeds ...) Now, I am going to play online & read fanfic. I'm listening the Just So children's album by John Barrowman. My mom turned the TV because the kid outside is skateboarding outside the window. So, I am drowning both out!
John's new CD was released in the UK today. I hope I can find it at one of my regular sites I download from soon! If not, I may have to actually buy it! I do have an Amazon gift card ... hmmm.
I'm finishing the smoothie I made yesterday. I made enough for 2 mugs full. It actually tastes a bit better today ...
I'm not working tomorrow. It is my mom's birthday. I might take her shopping, since GoodWill was a bust the other day. Might go to the other thrift stores in town or to Ross & Marshall's ...
I'm amazed that I've never listened to this album! It is fun!
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5pm
Having broccoli soup & chicken sandwiches for dinner. I'm hungry!
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8:30pm
Wow, I lost track of time again while reading. Going to close up for the night and watch Make It Or Break It. Anthony Starke is in tonight's episode.