Monday, April 28, 2008

bright crayon box quilt progress

Originally uploaded by coquet's cache
Well, I'm more than half way done with the blox. I have the white strip material, and also the assorted colors for the little single squares b/t the blox.

It's getting easier to sew up neat rows using a self healing cutting board and my square plastic rulers, and a washable pen. In the future I would not sew a novelty piece in the center of a square, though, as it pulls and warps the square out of shape. Next time, I would just pick a novelty fabric that's suited better to this design.

So, now that I've had a delightful steak sandwich for lunch, it's time to mellow out a while before going to work. Ciao!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


For now, I've given my highest and best offer on this 2 fam victorian near everything. Yes, the outside and yard is darling. Yes it's even got off street parking! But no I'm not making costly mistakes now that I've finally for the first time in my life been able to purchase my own home. I hope the seller will be able to agree but if not, I've got time. Plenty of time.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

celebrity cook to the death match

The kids and I vote to have a Celebrity Cook to the Death Match with Team Flay, including Bobby Flay and Giadda De Lorentis vs. Team Bitali with obviously the orange clog-clad Mario flanked by none other than Rachael Ray. Team Bitali will be in black and we think they will 'overcook' Team Flay. MTV folks, take note please.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

hologram horrors

Originally uploaded by coquet's cache
The tightly wound electric buzz in this picture is as close as I can come to illustrate how my brain has been on fire since around 8 pm yesterday.

At work, I (once again) misspoke and finished my evening in a very foul mood. This is the second time in a couple of months that I put my foot in my mouth. *ptewie!*.

What in The Sam Hill is happening? Cuz I really KNOW that I'm smarter than that! How do I know? Because in all the years doing this job, I've never had a problem with it, never had to explain my statements to the boss, etc. etc. Why now?

So yes, I am really confused and a little bit worried. I don't want to quit and be jobless again. But if I do go elsewhere, I don't want to leave because of something I said.

*edited to add that there wasn't any reprocussion when I got in on Wednesday. Way to go ruining my day off with worry over nothing.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hillbilly Housewife $70 Menu

What a pleasant suprise! If you follow this link to the Hillbilly Housewife website, you'll see the shopping lists, menus etc. Tonight I am back from shopping and with the exception of the condiments (already got'em) and the flour, sugar and rice (got them too) I bought everything on the list and in today's market it came to 71.00! Had I explicitely followed it to a 't' I'm guestimating 89.00 give or take.

So... tomorrow morning I will make bread. I will need to follow these changes, b/c I have dd18 graduating, and then many large credit cards to pay off etc. etc.

AND ok, I'll admit it: I miss the challenge a little. When the kids were small and I was stay at homeing, I was allowed 60 dollars to shop for food and cleaning and hygiene products, and even another 5 dollars for gas in the car (yeeehaa! I didn't have to carry the stuff home in big baskets on top of my head!) to make the shopping trip. Most weeks I stayed within a few bucks. We ate alot of chicken with rice and bean suppers and had home made cookies for dessert every night, and we watched vhs movies and laughed alot.

Today I saw a house that I think I might love, and of course, it has no off street parking, BUT it's the right size and in a good location, it has enough bathrooms and enough room all around, AND the price is more than right. Time to scrape and save for a worthwhile goal again. If I do purchase a 2 family house, I can help my grown up kids. If that's not a challenge I don't know what is.

*Ahem* I do believe "I'm back."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Small fox, big world.

I found a great little blog, with a great little picture of a great little book. Look! Instead of leaving a note that I'm adding the blog to my list, I think I'll just quietly enjoy. Anyway, it doesn't matter, people very rately write back when I add them.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Well, come pick 'em up and take 'em home.

This is the most miserable week I've had (and am having) at work EVER. Two. More. Days.

Two. More. Days.

Two. More. Days......

What's the story?

During the past 46 years, I've lived in Connecticut. I've traveled up and around the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, and loved every minute. I've had 4 children who are now fantastically talented adult artists and comedians. I've been married and then divorced and then engaged and then single and finally *big sigh* content. I've grown into a darn good nurse, cook, seamstress, and Mom.

Maybe one of these days I'll get this 'writing' thing down, too.

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