Monthly Archives: March 2013

March Snow? True Madness Indeed!


Oh, the craziness of Kansas and March mixed together! I love it. I am glad today is Saturday so I can be at home and do what I want {ha…ha…ha} I did get my treadmill walking in and did some reading on my Kindle Fire. Laundry  started; candle burning. I’m ready to get moving on to something else now.  

Doing some much desired quilting today on my little machine, it was getting a workout!  While quilting I think of happy thought or I will be tense and mess up badly on my stitching. I thought about the next quilt (s) I am going to be starting….my secret one….my son C’s needs to be sandwiched this weekend….my sisters….three is enough for now to think about.

Also, we have been getting some snow showers, nothing sticking most of the day, but this evening it was staying around.  My how the brackets of basketball is being thrown for a loop! A few big upsets already and I am hoping for more! Can’t wait to cheer for the underdogs in the games to come.  Good night! Nothing much to report to ya! I’m looking forward to Palm Sunday tomorrow! Guess I will find some warn clothes to wear 🙂


{love candles}

{love candles}


Day 5 last day for Spring Break


K and her friend wanted to go to the Mall, so I went fabric shopping while they ran around. Let me back up…we did get the ‘snow’ it was not much, I have a picture to show you, I almost didn’t get one before it melted, it is in the 30’s * F today. On the way to the Mall (we only have one) I saw a salt truck, then I saw another, and then later at home one drove down our street, yes, they are using salt on the roads, is there still something I do not know? I guess we might once again get snow or ice? Well, okay.

snow this morning

snow this morning

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops  :)

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops 🙂

So, the girls and I went to the Mall. I purchased pure white fabric (2 5/8 yds) and cocoa brown fabric 1/2 yd) . I had coupons, never shop with out them if I can! So, I  spent $22.91…..I have a pattern I bought a while back and so I needed the back ground (white) and the brown for the dress stand base. Quilt is called Pretty Dresses by Black Mountain Quilts. I have so many quilts waiting to be finished or made, I will  be starting this one and just work on it here and there when I get the time. I have a friends quilt to make first and my sister’s quilt to make.

The girls found clearance, duck tape and billfolds that hold their cell phones. Very cute! 

As for this evening, Hubby and I are alone {with dogs} he is napping. I think we might go grab something to eat…I think I will get a nap for a bit. Came home, watched basketball, some old Red Skelton DVDs and I worked on my quilt.

Day 4 Thursday, of Spring Break


This week is truly flying by for me! I have not sat at my sewing machine all week long. Bummer!  Still I was proud to get some much needed work done around the house and time was well spent with my youngest daughter K. Today’s forecast ..hasn’t happened yet and don’t think it will; rain turn to snow 30% chance. It’s 35*F right now and it feels cold out there. My outdoor cat Shasta wants in the garage, but she can handle the outdoors. She has shelter.

!. Looking for bag pattern and purse pattern this morning   free downloadable bags   ton of choices! Here is what we picked  reversible tote bag

2. We didn’t get snow, but Friday morning we did get a very small amount that melted by 9am-10am

3. We had fish that Fred caught last summer, bass and catfish, love the taste of fresh caught! Sure glad he likes to fish. (thank you honey) and I made cookies!

4. Can’t believe I didn’t get this posted on Thursday 😦   We watched Lord of the Rings, Two towers, stayed up way late! Because we needed to watch basketball again. It is March Madness after all!

5. K started hand stitching the binding on her lap quilt! She has a bag to make over the week end.

{snicker doodle cookies again}

{snicker doodle cookies again}



Day 3 March 20th of Spring Break


Today is a little cooler, news is telling u we have a chance of rain and snow starting tonight and Thursday. I just started thinking SPRING since today IS the first day of spring   😉

I painted my nails grabbed the flip flop and a T-shirt….now may be back to fall clothes for a bit longer? We shall see what really happens. I forgot to take pictures of our outing, but K and I went to the Mall today for a pretzel, we ran into friends (my friends) we sat with them. We ate and chatted for a bit then K and I went on our way to look for shoes (for her).

Dressy shoes…. heels!  no luck this time around. RATS!  Next, fabric ( how could I pass up a fabric store when I have to walk right by one?) NOT gonna happen if I can help it…. we went in, found fabric for the backing of son C’s quilt, found fabric to make a bag and then we brain stormed to make K a sling purse, we are on the hunt for the pattern (free one we hope).

So, no real pictures of us,  😀 Going to make dinner now…

Looked at making a surprise quilt with a friend ( will only be calling it that until it is finished) Had a police officer in the neighborhood this afternoon, do not know what he was doing but that is never an exciting thing to see an officer going into your neighbor’s back yards, 3 different yards. What was he looking for? Will the newspaper tell me tomorrow?
1363823781952Recipe: Chicken breast, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder (mix what you think you will need and make as spicy as you like). Heat oven to 350*F. Cut chicken , wrap bacon around it, coat with brown sugar/chili mixture; put on cookie sheet (I sprayed mine with cooking spray just in case they stuck) Bake 30-35  minutes. Recipe from Facebook  

Fred and K went to the YMCA for some fun! I cleared the kitchen, now to do some sewing! Daughter M’s afghan is FINISHED! #5 is now marked off the list (Done on Wednesday). So ended the 3rd day of break with a basketball game and The Fellowship of the Rings!


Day 2 Spring Break


Woke up to a cloudy morning, 32* so far today, I have full day planned! I am going to do all I can to get ALL of it done. I live a simple life of a mom, no flash but that is alright with me. I am healthy. My kids and grand-kids and husband and parents are healthy! I will take the simple life with good health. here we go with our day….

Starting over on my nails, had to do ‘nail repair’ one was breaking way to deep and it would have hurt to trim it so I got out my super glue and gauze. I cut a tiny piece of gauze first, laid it aside while applying a drop of super glue to both sides of my broken nail then laid the gauze on top of the glue. I let it dry really well, then ‘sanded’ the rough edges and top off to make a smooth nail, applied my nail strengthener and polish. 

K, did her school work, then went to visit a friend this afternoon of spring beak. I worked on editing and buying senior pictures of  son C. Now to buy announcements tomorrow. We watched the Hobbit tonight at home  and had popcorn while drinking sweet tea. I had to work on the afghan and do some much needed meal planning. 



“meet me at sunset”



And that was our Day #2….oh, I did walk for 30 minutes! I plan to keep telling you that one so I keep myself accountable, it’s more for me than YOU! So, I am now working on 2 items on my 2013 bucket list, weight loss/eat healthy and my daughter’s afghan! good-night, it is 1:00 am  for me.

Day 1 of Spring Break


First off I decided to to walk, need to get that habit established so why not today! I suppose I will just give you a run down of our first day on spring break. It’s 42* ;We did one subject of school, math and had lunch then made a cake. Chocolate Peanut butter Cake. As we were getting ready to make the frosting  I began to frantically look around the kitchen and in the freezer for the much needed powdered sugar. No where to be found was enough powdered sugar for the frosting, we needed 3 cups. so, K was off to the office to ask her had to take her to the grocery store, he said yes. (here I am waiting and writing).

Just received a phone call from K on her dad’s phone asking me if I wanted a Sonic drink, being a weakling I said yes. (so much for my 30 minute walk). Now I am waiting for the return of K and her dad. As a side note, I am not feeling well, I hope it is not something that gets worse.

I did start feeling better, we had dinner, K made snicker doodle cookies   🙂    going back and forth while we watched a movie called  Joyful Noise! I was working on a bucket list item, my oldester daughter’s afghan, I shall be finished with it SOON  (jump for joy) 😀  I am doing the border now, picture will come when I am done.

{chocolate cake out of the oven}

{chocolate cake out of the oven}

{peanut butter filling}

{peanut butter filling added}

{chocolate frosting)

{chocolate frosting, mouth watering)

{ sprinkles a must}

{ sprinkles, a must}

{ brother C took the first piece, he said this cake won't be around long}

{ brother C took the first piece, he said this cake won’t be around long}

{snicker doodles, Dad doesn't do chocolate or peanut butter}

{snicker doodles, Dad doesn’t do chocolate or peanut butter} sorry out of focus

{I had a few, the are yummy}

{I had a few, they are yummy}