Monday, May 2, 2016

Stash Report

Oh, Lordy, I like lost a day.

Must have been the UFO convention.

So I have a stash report].  But that is all, because have to be down at the vet to meet with my other vet cousin this morning after my Diet Group meets.  (Four pounds this week!)

I have nothing to declare as going out, but I did have that wayward purchase of 11 yards of that winter batik....

Here is how I stand as of April 30.

Used this week 0.00 Used this month 0.00 Used this year -84.00
Bought this week 11.00 Bought this month 11.00 Bought this year 31.00
Plus or minus 11.00 Plus or minus 11.00 Plus or minus -53.00

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rain, Rain Go Away

Yesterday while we were at lunch with Patsy and Stacy the sky was pouring forth!  We had 2 1/2 inches of rain in about half an hour.  My fish fountain filled up pretty quickly with that amount of downpour.  When it slows down today I need to download some water. 

Last night it rained again, and now again this morning.  I can't get to my rain gauge right now, but I am thinking it is going to be over 2 inches again.

It  looks like it is right about 2 inches.

Of course, McGee is hunkered down in the laundry room with blankets piled over him.  I didn't get a chance to give him a pill before it was storming since it started before I awoke.

My Med Diet group I am leading has lost a total of 16.5 lbs.  We will do the inches lost tomorrow.  Last week it was an average of 2.5 inches per person total.  That is a bit over 3 lbs per person for the last week.  This week my presentation is on metabolism but I might just switch it out for the one on how to eat in a restaurant.

Now that my house is clean for the visiting UFO-ologists, I hope to have some time to get into the sewing room today.  Or at least do some handwork on the Big Hexagon.  I still have two oranges for April.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

UFOs - The Other Kind

I thought you might enjoy this.

Frank's cousin and her daughter spent the day with us.  She is looking for a dog after her beloved dog of 9 year died recently.  So of course she drove in from Mandeville/Slidell to see if she could find a friend at CAAWS.

from blisstree
And she did, there are two strong possibilities, but one is going for spay surgery this week or next when we get a spot open. 

Well, they are UFO experts. 

And not the kind quilters have, they collect stories for the documentation of Unidentified Flying Objects from outer space.

Yes, my friends, it was an interesting afternoon.

My suggestion to you is to not go to Mandeville anytime soon.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Fabric -- Yes, I Bought Fabric

My jaw is better today.  Still need a light painkiller, I am thinking it is pretty bruised up.  I am nearly back to normal, but don't tell Frank that.  He vacuumed and did the dishes yesterday.  And fed the dogs.  Now I need to find some symptom that gets him to clean the toilets........
I rewarded myself for finding the perfect fabric for my next quilt by going to Forest Park and walking a mile averaging 3.3 mph.  Heart rate was in the fat burning zone!

Fact:  It is difficult to find light batiks.

I got the main portion of the fabric from on sale at about 1/2 price.  And I did find the perfect companion to the light batik from Red Stick.  NOT on sale of course.

I went to Red Stick Quilts this morning with the idea that I could always go to the other shop if I came up empty.  But I made the perfect match.

8 yards plus 3 yards.  It will be a big quilt.  Maybe. One never knows with me.

I guess I can show them to you............

All three are the same fabric in the same light in the same position on my table.  None are really a great representation of the colors, but the last two are closer.  It was difficult to find a good light batik; and when I got it in the mail, I was quite shocked by the color.  I had thought it would be a bit warmer.  And that caused the piece I wanted to pair it with to no longer be a viable choice.

But now it is perfect.

Yes.  Perfect.

A winner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LSU Visiting Professor

I woke up with just a mild pain in my jaw.  More of a bruising than hurt pain.  Still taking the penicillin or whatever derivative I have.  My experience with the last one is that it will hurt like this for a week, but then I will no longer notice it.

Waiting for that to happen.

I am playing visiting professor in a segment of HR at LSU for the next few days.  Of course it is the day that predicts severe thunder storms and possibly hail as I walk across campus. How perfectly wonderful is that? 

Maybe 5 or 8 years ago now, LSU decided that there was to be no cars in the middle of campus.  It didn't affect me when I was training at the Vet School, so I didn't pay much attention.  My view of the internal campus comes from when I was taking Law courses and the Law School is pretty close to the edge of campus and not blocked off at the time.

So now I have to walk about 3/4 mile from parking to building. 

I am putting everything into a back pack and putting on my tennies and raincoat and heading out.

I hope it stays north of us like some forecasters seem to think.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


well, I survived the dentist this morning.  Although my jaw is very sore.  They wedge your mouth open with a hard black piece of rubber.  Not as kinky as you might think.

I don't pretend to know what it takes to do a modern root canal but this one felt and sounded very space/industrial/superfund-ish.

Hand me the C4.  Ok, now the Super Jack Hammer. The Robot Claw, please.  Oh, and the Mercury salvaged from Love Canal.

Let's close up, hand me the electronic chip implant.  Can you focus the microwave beam collector a bit finer, yes, that ought to send to the NSA quite nicely.  That and her childhood Polio Vaccination should make her bank accounts open to the Democratic Socialists Fund.

Great, now the Industrial Tamper, seal it off with this blowtorch, and.........done!


Moby and Ahab came out for breakfast.  They both ate the Goldfish Chow I dropped in the "corner" of their pot.  I figure if I turn off the fountain and drop their chow in the same place each time, they will get to liking me.

Seems to be working, too.  They came out for a few more pellets this afternoon when I was showing off for Frank, Wan' ta thee what a great augh twainer I am?  Wath me twain fithes!

I still slur a bit from this morning.

This time they stayed for a while until a funky dog nose poked over.....hey, whatcha lookin' at, huh mom?

Ahh...3 o'clock bones are overdue.......

Monday, April 25, 2016

Swimmy Things!

I was quite concerned.  I didn't see the white stripey guy for a whole day.  I could catch glimpses of the goldy one, but he would scream and run under the bricks when he saw me hovering.

Carrie told me I would react the same if someone plucked me from here and dropped me in Dallas.  She assured me I would be hiding in a closet if I could find one.

But today I was able to look at the goldy one.  And the stripey one appeared late in the afternoon for a brief moment.

He really freaks, that one.  But I haven't killed them yet!  But no pictures either.  But I guess I can name them now.

Carrie needs to come over and meet her new brother and sister.  Or brothers.  Or sisters.  I guess there is a bigger chance they are same sex ...........which is good.

I have a root canal re-do tomorrow..........So I will sleep it off in the afternoon.  And once again, Frank will be in another city.