Sunday, March 29, 2015

Porch Time

Went out on the porch to have my coffee this morning and spent most of the day out there. Until it was just to hot.

Yesterday I had to pick up some meds for Fred and myself. I can't believe how insane people can be. I couldn't wait to get back home. And swore I wasn't leaving my driveway today at all and I didn't.

Hope everyone had a great weekend

Good Night All

Friday, March 27, 2015

No Yahoo Today

I had Yahoo for a very short time this morning and nothing since. What's up with that I wonder.

Went to Lowe's today to find the herbs on a list that are supposed to keep away skeeters. They didn't have much. I found lavender, basil, marigolds and rosemary. The list has so much more, lemon grass, garlic, lemon thyme other things too. Hope what I have will help.

Decided it was time to take off the flannel sheets and use the summer ones now.  So striped down every thing did the washing of all the bedding and blankets.

Worked on the peach baby blanket and realized I never did the finish edge on the blue one so finished that off. At the crochet class I will finish off the edges on the pink and blue blankets. Hope to finish off the peach one by then too.

A friend called and asked if I wanted to travel the Coronado Trail starting in mid May. I will look into that but if she is going to do RV Parks I'm out. I don't have that kind of budget.

I need to get some new maps and an Atlas, mine says it was copy right 2008 hmm how often do they update these things. Going to do some research tonight.

Fred's heart worm test was negative so tomorrow I will pick up his preventive meds at the Mission Pet Clinic. The skeeters are really nasty already and we don't need ticks or fleas around to make him sick or to be living with us indoors or in the camper.

Good Night All 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Very Much

Had Fred at the groomer's by 8:25 am and picked him up at 9 am not much work to do on Fred. While I was waiting I ran to Family Dollar and bought him a new toy and a new bed. He was quite happy with the toy and forgot I made him get a bath and nails cut.

Came home and showed him his new bed and he liked that too. 

Then it was off to the vet for blood work. He didn't like that at all. But he did loose 3 lbs and they were happy about that. So he got a nice treat of some kind of dried something. Boy did that make him happy. He dropped it shortly after I pulled out of the parking lot and whined all the way home. He was very happy to be home and took his new toy and treats to his man cave and took a nice nap.

I sat here for a while and knew I had to go shopping and get the truck washed still. So I made myself get a move on. The car wash was packed so no way was I waiting for that. Moved on to Walmart and did my shopping.

Found a pretty peach colored yarn for the baby blanket. 

They didn't have very many nice squash today but did find some things I can put together.
Here is the recipe for the Cauliflower Mash
I did not have the cream cheese but it was fine without it But I did use 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Cauliflower Mash

1 tbs cream cheese softened
½ tsp garlic
1/8 tsp. veggie broth
1/8 tsp pepper
½ chives
3 tbs  butter or margarine
Boil water, while waiting cut up cauliflower into florets
Put into boiling water and cook until tender
Drain well but do not cool line bowl with paper towel to absorb water
Add other ingredients  and blend until smooth
Garnish with chives and butter.

Tomorrow I will post the other recipe from Van Trekker's blog

Good Night All

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Not Much

The weather has been really nice but still a bit breezy. Polo Verde and Mesquite trees are in bloom and causing most of this allergy problems for lots of people.

Went to Crochet class today and I am just about 2 rows from finishing the blue blanket. Next week I will see about finishing off the sides. By then I am sure I will already be working on the next one.

Tomorrow will be a little busy as Fred gets groomed at 8:30 am and at 10:30 he goes to the vet. I'm sure he will be thrilled with me after all that.

After I bring him home I will really have to go to Walmart and do some shopping, A trip I should have done today but... well I didn't hate shopping I go through this all the time.

I made a mashed cauliflower dish tonight I saw on Van Trekker's blog. I didn't have one of the ingredients but it was so good. I will make it more often and use it to replace mashed potatoes. I didn't make a copy of the recipe so I will try to remember tomorrow.

Good Night All

Monday, March 23, 2015

Semi Busy Day

Daughter Debbie came over this morning earlier than I expected but luckily I was showered and just had to put on going out in public clothes.  I had already started a load of laundry so as soon as it was done washing we were off. I showed her the blanket and told her about the pink one. She said the mom hates pink WHAT! the blanket isn't for her, well I guess in a way it is.  So know I need to see if this yarn comes in a soft mint or something else. 

Went to Jerry Bob's for breakfast and went to a couple stores but we didn't buy anything. 

Then we came back to my place and hung out until she had to start her Taxi Mom Service. 

A friend of my had sent a text asking if I wanted a solar panel they didn't use anymore. I went over to see what it was all about and how much they wanted for it. The wouldn't take any money. Showed me how to hook it all up and that was that. I now have a nice little solar panel. Thank You a thousand times guys.

Planning a camping trip with or without friends tired of waiting I need a trip.

Good Night All

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Blankets

I finished all my vacuuming today so I could earn the right to sit outside and not feel guilty.

I figured I better enjoy it while it's cool enough to sit out there.

Yes I worked on the blanket too. There isn't much more to write about but I did take pictures of them..

As you can see the stitches look much different as I used a smaller hook on the pink blanket

The pink blanket is folded in half so you can see it is much larger than the blue even though the blue isn't finished it will be much smaller as I used less chain stitches to start. I think I will  make another pink one and make sure I use the same amount of chains and the same size hook. I have heard this design called waffle or box and I'm sure there is another name or 2 out there. Anyone ?
Good Night All

Saturday, March 21, 2015


The mornings are chilly but it warms up by 10 am. Did some house work but just couldn't resist the porch. I sat out there for some time and then the wind came up again. Dang It. 

Worked on the new blanket for a while. The Rose called and we went to Lowe's and I bought my rocking chair for the porch, and the weed killer was on sale for half off so I bought 2. Think I will go back tomorrow and buy 2 more.

I re arranged the porch so I could get my rocker in a nice comfortable spot, sat for bit longer and was in heaven. haha

Tomorrow I will work on the cleaning again until it warms up then out the door I go.

Good Night All