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  1. Good morning. It’s going to be a gorgeous day here today. A little housework is on my to do list, and maybe some garden clean up, no plans to go anywhere today. After I worked yesterday, we went to dds for dinner and to celebrate our grand daughters birthday. I contributed ice cream for dessert. DGD really liked the purse I made her, although she was pretty taken with her books and her little stuffed beanie baby puppy. “I like puppies and kitties, Grandma!” Dh is just about finished painting the second of our three outside doors. I really like the color that I bought. I was a little concerned about the color. After I got it Home, I looked the color up online and it looked a lot greener than it did in the store. On our doors it looks more greyish green, which is what I was after. have a great day, ladies!
  2. Judy, that is really going to be pretty. The no sewing part is a bonus! Dh is so impressed by my painting projects yesterday, that he is busy priming the outside doors. (Hopefully they will be dry by bedtime.). I picked up new door paint after my computer practice session this morning. (I haven’t bought paint in years, it sure has gotten pricey!). Our doors are currently a medium shade of blue, but this time I got a color called retreat. It’s kind of a greyed down dark green. Hopefully we will like it. I think Dh will probably put the first coat on the doors tomorrow, while I’m at work. Have a a great evening, ladies.
  3. Wow, Judy, that is spectacular! I ended up getting called in around ten yesterday. I admitted a really sick patient and pretty much ran all afternoon. I did laundry after I got home. Today I painted outside trim. I also painted the trim on dh’s shop. It’s amazing what a bit of fresh paint can do. I’d planned to paint the outside doors as well, but I couldn’t find the paint. I’ll buy some more next time I’m near the paint store, but I’m not sure that I will get to it still this fall. Well, I’d better go think about dinner. Have a great evening.
  4. Good morning. It’s cold here! I am scheduled to work today. I was all ready when they called and asked if I would be on call. So here I am, all dressed up and no place to go! I assume that I will be called in at some point. Nothing much going on here. I’m dreading the new software at work. That goes live Nov 5, I think. There are practice sessions this week and I think that I will go to one of them. Have a great day, ladies.
  5. Hi ladies, cool, drippy kind of day here. Nothing much going on. Friday was a gorgeous day to be out and about. Sunny and 70 degrees. I was surprised at how many people were in Shipshewana. Saturday we went to breakfast with dh’s brothers and then stayed home and did the usual household stuff. Tomorrow it’s back to work. Im knitting a bunny, I have the body and the ears left to do, and then a lot of sewing to put it together. I might make it some clothes eventually as well. I bought a pattern and she also has clothes patterns available. Have a a great day, ladies.
  6. Good morning. We are off to Shipshewana today. It’s a predominantly Amish town in Indiana. Tons of cute shops, plus a few Amish restaurants. It’s also Home to the largest flea market in the Midwest, but that is closed for the season. It’s supposed to be a nice day there Marlene, I’m glad to hear that you could come home. Also good to hear that Madden is doing ok. Hope you all have a great day.
  7. Happy birthday, Joanne. Dd and the grandkids came over today. We had a nice visit. She divided a bunch of my perennials. They were desperately in need of being divided. Before they came, I managed to get groceries and do laundry, plus start minestrone in the crockpot. I would have accomplished more, but I slept until 9 AM. I have to to teach tomorrow and then work on Thursday. This weekend was pretty quiet, hope it’s still like that Thursday.
  8. Hello my friends. For once it was a quiet weekend at work. I actually went home 4 hours early on Sunday, since we were way over staffed. I couldn’t sleep last night, so I was up early this morning. I didn’t accomplish much today, but I did go out and buy some new scrubs. LeeAnn, it makes me tired just reading what you accomplish. Sounds like your dd is following in your footsteps. Hope your ds is still doing well. Judy, that picture of the back of the graphghan,.........all those ends.....I can’t begin to imagine what it will be like dealing with those! It’s going to be a great afghan. Marlene, hope this is the end of the medical drama for you. You need to stay well. It’ll soon be Texas time! Mary, hope you had a fun time with the boys. My grands are coming over tomorrow. Dd wants to divide my perennials and take some home. Have a a great evening!
  9. Hi ladies. Cold and dreary here today. My joints are protesting the damp weather. Luckily I had a light day planned. Just a load of laundry left in the washer still. I tried a new crockpot recipe yesterday that had a bunch of rave reviews. We ate it but didn’t think it was worth a repeat appearance. Either we are really picky or the author of that recipe has a lot of supportive friends and relatives. Anyhow, I liked the idea of yesterday’s recipe, just wasn’t at all impressed by the taste. The recipe called for chicken, potatoes, green beans and bacon, and was seasoned with dry ranch dressing, which meant that essentially the entire meal was in there. I added some carrots and a bit of diced onion. The chicken tasted good, but the combination of the vegetables and the ranch dressing mix just seemed wrong. I may give it another try with different seasonings. I kind of like cooking, but I don’t like the fact that when my to do list for the day is done, I have to mess up the kitchen making dinner. I tend to use my crockpot a lot for that reason. I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon crafting. I think. I have to work tomorrow, so my excuse is that I need to rest up! LeeAnn, the painting class was two hours. It was fun, but I had had enough by the end. That’s why my wisteria look like grapes! wishing you all a great weekend.
  10. I don't know if you are all friends with Marlene on FB. If so, you might already know that she is in the hospital again. She has blood clots in both her lungs. She could use our prayers.
  11. Good morning. Raining lightly here, which is a good thing. We haven't had any rain in at least a month. It's much cooler than it has been as well. i had two very busy days at work, ad am feeling pretty lazy today. I haven't done anything yet, except make bread dough and get some chili in the crockpot. I need to go to a computer class this afternoon, and I might run some errands afterwards. Mary, hope you feel better soon. Marlene, fingers crossed that they don't total it.
  12. Thanks, Judy. And yes, I think they look like grapes too! Its cold here, 40 degrees! We have a fire in the fireplace. What a change from last weekends 90 degrees! No plans here today. Church and DD and ds coming for lunch. Guess I will have time to crochet! Have a great day, ladies.
  13. I made my grand daughter a little reversible purse for her 3rd birthday. I had a lot of trouble with the thread breaking on my sewing machine. I think I need to buy better thread. This is made from scraps from my stash.
  14. Good morning. It's chilly here, but it looks like there is a pretty fall day in store for us. The only plans we have for today are to go to dinner with dh's family. We are switching out our woodwork and doors from the builder grade stuff to much nicer oak. Dh plans to work on the living room woodwork today, so there won't be a lot of point in vacuuming. Of course, there's plenty of other stuff to do. LeeAnn, those "cupcakes" are so cute. (Not to mention your awesome styling and photography skills.) I would be really reluctant to use one just because they are so pretty. And I'm so glad to hear the good news about your Ds. Hope you all have a great day. Just so so you can all see my not so great artistic talent, here's a picture of a painting I did last weekend at one of those "wine and paint" places. Those are supposed to be wisteria, not grapes. I was bored with the entire process by the time we got to the flowers and I just slapped on a few layers of paint.
  15. Hi ladies. Quick flyby. I'm leaving in a few minutes tongs to a retirement seminar. It's offered by my work and includes dinner. I'm told it's really informative. in other news, it's fall here today. Cool, windy, leaves drifting down. Enjoy your day.