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 ...