Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January projects

Well we have gotten almost to the end of January. I surprised myself and got a  lot more done this month than I thought I would. Finished my to do list for the month except for one items, and I still have today yet to start it.
It has been a funny year so far...warmer than most winters started out, not all that much snow as of yet. Had one day where it almost hit 45 degrees....everything melted. Now we have about an inch of snow on the ground.
Since it has been warmer than usual, I have gotten some sewing and embroidering done that I normally would not do until it got warmer. My machines do not like the cold and they are on outside walls, and we do not keep the heat above 62 during the winter.
Spent the last few days, organizing  all the 2016  pictures on my laptop into folders, and then saved them all elsewhere and deleted them all from the computer..it only clutters up the computer to have all them on there.
Did the same thing with the emails, got them down to a nice manageable number under 200.
Now to clean off all the temporary files and clean up other stuff I do not need on the computer.
Got my sewing room reasonably cleaned... well good enough that I can see the floor again and I have room to work on projects.  When I need more space, I will do more cleaning.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Dreary Weather

Christmas was fun, and now everything is back the way it was before the decorations went up. It was so nice to have the house decorated, so festive. But now it is time to get back to work.
It would be so nice if the weather were better, though I guess I should not complain. At least we do not have to shovel rain!
But some sun would be nice, and it would also be nice if this rain did not freeze on the way down and make everything like a skating rink.
  All the snow that we did get is now all dirty looking not that pretty white snow of winter. Actually it looks more like late March out there than January. I know the cold and snow will be back and then it will time to shovel again.
But sun on new fallen snow is so pretty......
I guess since it is yucky out is would be a good time to do an early spring clean, so I can actually go outside and enjoy spring instead of cleaning then. Long as I am stuck in the house anyway.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Getting ready for Christmas

Almost a month again between posts...does not seem that long...but then I am busy, and time seems to fly.. so many things to get done before Christmas gets here...
Wish the sun would be shining outside, instead of this gloom, it would give me so much more energy.
The house is a disaster, fall stuff in piles to be put away, and Christmas stuff in other piles to be put up.
At least the outdoor decorations are all up.. Do not light them till around the 10th till New Year's Eve. Then if the weather is good they all come down and get put away. If the weather is bad...meaning we have had a bunch of snow, they stay up till the snow melts, unless I feel like digging them out and putting them away.
Monday will go to the tree farm and cut the tree for the livingroom. Today I will trim the little 3 foot artificial tree for the sun room.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

He Is God

He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was,
 He always is,
 and He always will be ...
 and never Undone!
 He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him, and The leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him,
 The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
  and The people couldn't hold Him!
Nero couldn't crush Him,
 Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him, and "Oprah" can't explain Him away!
 He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
 His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!
  I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
  I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful, the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers,
 the leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size. 
 His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
  When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
  When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
 He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.
  He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!
  My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...
  He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul.
  Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!  

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Time To Get Loaded

This actually happened a month ago. Decided I should know how to load the back of the truck, I usually load the back seat, but not the back of the truck itself. Just in case sometime I will need to do it myself I thought I would capture the process in pictures.
The back seat of the truck is packed to the ceiling, I drive slower with it loaded, because it is loaded so high that if I were to suddenly have to stop, it would all fly forward and I would be buried under stuff..

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New "use up some fabric" project

Here are some of the catheter covers I have gotten done.  I got the idea from a friend who has a  handicapped daughter.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Still working on using up more of my fabric

I have branched into making tote bags, and catheter bags, which is using up some more of those boxes of fabric I have.
Have also found a craft mall to take the stuff I do not have room to display at the farmers markets and craft shows I do.
So that will help with downsizing my inventory...I want to make some new stuff but have to have room to display it.
This laptop is not as friendly as my old one, or maybe I was just more used to it...can not find stuff I want most of the time...Oh, it is there, it is just that I am not all that sure where "there" is on this computer. I need to make notes for myself...would save lots of time when I am trying to do something.
The other problem is I am probably not on the computer enough, sometimes I do not turn it on for a week or two.
I have too much to do, to be on a computer...they are a huge waste of time....the more time I am on the computer the less of the stuff I need to get done, actually get done.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Finally a Laptop!

I have been without a computer for over a month now. I missed it for some things that I needed to do, but then again I got a lot done..
Being able to get on line everyday is really not all that important to me.. I like to check in with what my friends are doing, but I still like a phone call for that. I like hearing their voice.
This laptop is going to take a bit of getting used to as the one before it did when I first got it.
Some thing I used to be able to do, this one does not want to do, or else I have not figured out how it wants to do them.
In a few months we will be friends, and I will not miss the old one.. At least I hope I won't. It is history and technology has moved on, so I could not get another one of those if I wanted to. I had it almost 8 years.
Hopefully this one will last as long.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

That time again

Main project now is to gather up all the stuff I want to sell at the summer markets and shows. Have a week to gather it all up and pack it in boxes, and then in a truck. Part of it will be cleaning out the garage, as there is stuff in there that was stored from last years markets and shows.
Need to make a list of what goes where and get it there. Noticed there are a couple things that I have to make more of, and I can do that with in the next week or so too.
Today is rest day, not going to do much work, maybe read a book, and take a stroll through the garage just to see how much work there is still to do in there.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How busy are you.....really???

I remember when my kids were little, I mean too young for school, never had a minute of time to myself, I remember saying, I will have more time when they are in school,  when they are grown up...etc. etc..etc.
 Well they are long grown, and I have no more time now than I did when they were babies, why is that? Our lives seem to be cluttered with things that we think just have to be done now.
We are so busy, we do not have time for just sitting and visiting with friends anymore, now it is texting a fast message...or a quick phone call if we can stop long enough to do even that.
Our ancestors had it better, they had no "modern" conveniences. Everything had to be done by hand..BUT, they did have time to get together with neighbors, etc. They needed to, as they needed help on occasion and everyone pitched in to help...now we need no help, and if we do, we do not ask a friend or neighbor, we Google it!
 The only time we see to have for friends now in the fast paced, got to get it done now world, is to go to their funerals.
The computer, and the "I just have to finish this first" thing has separated us from actually being with friends or relatives.
How much stuff really has to be done today?? How much time is wasted in front of a TV, or on a computer?  We have disconnected with people, now we do not talk to them, we text, or email, or instant message.
And as soon as they do online funerals, we will not even go to their funerals....
The world is becoming a sad place, a place with out people contact, not the personal, in person kind of place anyway...
How many friends have you lost contact with since there is no time anymore? When will you actually see them in person again...at their funeral maybe?
I have decided I need to be less busy, and more people friendly..
Got a bunch of letters to write...remember them? remember getting the mail in and finding a letter from a friend? Now the only thing that comes in the mail are bills and advertizing...
I also need to find time to call one friend a day, and actually catch up with them.