Thursday, November 16, 2017

Not Feeling Up To Anything - Day

This morning I did the unthinkable. I slept till 10 am. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't get my body to get out of bed. So, I fell back asleep after Patrick left and didn't see the sun till 10 am.

ONCE I was up, the morning was already gone. I hate that. So, I relaxed for awhile. My migraine was hurting so had to take a couple pills for that. Not good, because I'm not supposed to take pain pills unless I have to. I had to.

I turned the TV on and watched a couple shows. I also pulled out my computer and started in on the family history. I've been working on my WINELAND family. I had a message from another family member that I couldn't answer because there are way too many John Wineland's on my tree. So, told her I needed more information. I'm going through the newsletters and finding a few members I don't have. So, will be trying to figure out where they belong.

Patrick came home and wanted to go to the casino. We went for about an hour and a half. Even though we didn't come home with any money, we are still ahead of the game. Can't win them all.

Got home and Patrick got a call asking where he was. He had a district meeting at the church. So, he took off. He was back in 45 mins.

Now I'm still checking my family history. So, not one stitch got done today. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have a few stitches in on my piece.

I'm looking forward to being Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Enjoyed The Day....Forgot It Was Bowling Night

Started the day off early. Went over to Cherrill's and helped her out.

Came home and worked on my laundry and vacuumed. The got a bright idea of checking to see if I had a frame for my next start.

Next was off to my message therapy! I had an awesome hour of getting a message that killed me! My back was feeling it all afternoon!

Got my frames out and found the right side. I wanted to get it ready for when I'm ready to change or get started on this.

Then I decided to get the floss on the cards. I'm not too thrilled about that, because the cards only had the holes. There was no color marks or numbers where to put the floss. So, now I'm going to have to mark the boards with the marks of the pattern. Funny how the pattern has numbers and color but didn't put those on the boards. I'll figure something out.

I had the pattern enlarged, so the good news is that it's ready when I am now.

I was thinking (while I was doing the floss) about the gal I met at the casino yesterday. She was sitting in the Keno area with her cross stitch. I had to ask what she was working on. She had this really pretty pattern of a cat in the flowers. She told me she got the pattern from the Library. "They have a ton of free patterns to work on." I agree. She's like me, she's done quilting and crochet, but found her true love is cross stitch. I agreed with her!

Then was time to go bowling! Patrick asked why I heated the water when we were going out in 10 mins. I looked at him and said, "We're what?" He reminded me it was bowling night!

Off to bowling. It wasn't Patrick's day till the last game. As for me, I did the opposite as he did. I bowled a 215, 164, 123 - crap! Had 5 splits in the last game. We didn't have Fred bowling tonight. We lost the first game, and we won the rest. Only because Patrick bowled a 267 in the last game. His oher games were 139 and 159. Go figure. He went up a pin and I went down a pin! What a pain!!

Life is good, Life is hard at times, and Life is still going when we are not. That leaves me Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Not A Day For Stitching......

This morning I was out the door by 7:25 am. Met up with Art. Took him some bread I baked yesterday. He loves my homemade bread. I just wish I hadn't cut the dough in half and used a big pan to cook it. Oh, well.

We then headed to Yelm, WA for the casino. We go once a month and I was able to talk Patrick into letting me go this month. Got there and played a few games. I was staying up there, then I started going back up. I start with $100 and when it was time to go, was down to $60. Still had 10 mins to go, so I took $5 and went and played a game I haven't played in a long time. I kept telling myself I needed to leave and get back with Art. So.....I cashed out at $51. Couldn't believe it. Back up to $100. Then I went to check on my 2 keno tickets. My comment to the older guy in front of me (don't know he's name but see him every single time!), was "Not my day today." Then I got my tickets checked (one for the $20 speed keno and $6 ticket for 6 games), and I won $94 on the 6 game ticket with $2 on the $20 ticket! Go figure. I was thinking of changing the tickets but I didn't do it. Funny how I need to listen to my thoughts!!

Came home around 2:30 pm and went to the Dollar store. Picked up a couple things for the Christmas gifts I needed for bowling. I also got the bags for it. Plus my anniversary card for Patrick. Next I'll pick up his gift tomorrow.

I was able to get about 50 to 100 stitches in tonight. Not as much I wanted to get done. I'll work on it tomorrow - after my message therapy!

Life is good, Life is surprising and I'm glad to be Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Day To Myself - WOW!

This morning I was up and over to Cherrill's to help her out. She's doing good and has some awesome new washer and dryer! Helped her with her computer. Not much to do, since it has to do with the new Internet Explorer. I don't use IE any more because of major problems.

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I came home and got started on my laundry. I love the dryer I got from Cherrill. I actually put everything away! I usually let my folded clothes stay on the dryer till I feel like putting them away - a very bad habit. So, today with the dryer not having the back sticking out, it's better that I put them away rather then them falling off the back to the floor. So, I was "a good girl" and put them all away as I went along.

Then I wanted to get some stitching in. So, I spent the afternoon working on my cross stitch and watching TV.

I was able to get the arm going. It doesn't look like a lot, but I figured I did about 500 stitches when one figures 1 over 1 which actually gets me 4 stitches in a one stitch area. I was getting a little confused and had to redo some of the stitches. Taking out 1 over 1 stitches on a 32 ct fabric is not fun! I had to get a new strand a few times when I did that.

I baked bread for Art. I'm taking him out tomorrow. So, I split the bread in half and put it in the usual baking pan - which I should have put in a smaller pan. Oh, well. The bread still came out pretty good.

We had a wind storm today. It was going like mad all night! Miss Kitty, she would have been in here sitting with me through it all. I heard all kinds of stuff going by. Plus the wind was sounding pretty good too.

So, I was thrilled to have a quiet day to myself. No one called, and no one wanted anything. Tomorrow will be different and so will Wednesday, but I take each day as it comes.

Life is good, Life is full, and Life is fun. I keep busy and I keep being Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Full Day of Bowling

This morning I was up and ready to go by 9:15 am.

We met up with Kim, Virginia, and Theresa. We car pool! Patrick dropped me off and I was off with the gals. We arrived early to the bowling alley in Longview. The idea was to be there early and get breakfast. They make good meals there. Everyone ordered, and I had french toast with "half hash browns" which in reality were a FULL plate of hash browns. They all had eggs. There was 2 omelettes and Kim had a fried egg. I used to eat that, but now I'm not that fond of eggs. Partly because of my reflex.

After breakfast we went to bowl. I bowled a 137,144, and a 147. Just wasn't my day! I dropped 12 pins in my average! That's how bad it was. I had to bowl straight up the lanes, because my bowl didn't hook. Our whole team - none of us made a 500 series! That's bad.

Came home and was able to get a few stitching in on my cross stitching.

I started on the elbow. I'm getting there. Hopefully tomorrow I can get more done. It's supposed - get that? - supposed - to be a quiet day. Let's see what happens.

Then it was time to go bowling again.......let's see what that will bring.....ugh.  Actually, it turned out pretty good compared to this morning. I bowled a 203, 178, 164. A lot better then thismorning. I actually gained that one pin I lost last week.

Life is good, Life is still going.....and I'm still Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Today, I'm going to do something different. Today my life doesn't matter for what I did. Today it's about the Veterans in my life and family.

So, THANK YOU, to my friends and family who have served this country.

Great grandfather - John Wineland - Civil War Veteran.

He was injured in the Civil War and was in a wheel chair most of his life.

Great grandfather, James M. Hodge. Civil War Veteran.

Family member - WWII soldier.

Emma Study - WWII.

Another family Veteran (thinking Matheson).

Ed Study and friend - WWI or WWII. (don't have my records handy)

Great Uncle - Orville Matheson - WWII - dead 6 months after coming home. He had a brain clot due to bombing around him. Was part of Patton's army.

WWI - not sure if this is a Study or another family name. Handsome man.

Wayne Matheson - a cousin.

Uncle Bill Taylor. An awesome man! Very much missed.

My father, Myron Taylor, with his father, Myron Taylor.

I believe this is another "Study" family member.

My father and my Uncle Bob - who served in 1960's.

And of course, this is my family - My father, Myron, mother, Shirley (who supposed my father all through his 26 years in the AF), my brother Chris, who served 9 years, myself (didn't serve but would have if the cards would have changed), and my brother, Patrick, who served 20 plus years ending as a Col.

And last but not least my husband. 

Oh, I did miss one - my cousin's husband - Mike Foley - who I do not have a photo of. If I did, I would have posted it. 

To all those above and those how served with them, THANK YOU! We have a life to be thankful for all you have done. We need more people like you, who care enough to serve. Those who have served are proud and believe in our country. 

This is why I'm honored to be a part of Quilts of Valor!

Life is good, Life is hard at times, and Life may be taken, but Life keeps going. There's bowling tomorrow but I hope to be Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Friday Before Veterans Day!

Today I was woken up at 8 am with a phone call. The one day I thought I would be able to sleep in and Patrick gets a call from work. Just what I wanted. The one day I could sleep in and really felt like sleeping in, and the phone rings.

Got the laundry room cleaned up. We bought Cherrill's old dryer that has more buttons then I have on my dryer. We traded out my dryer for this one. Ours is newer but the other one is great. So, ours went in the garage and the other one is in my laundry room. So, it was the usual, clean under, around, and on top of the washer. Once the dryer was in - of course I had to try it! - both of them looked good next to each other. Both front loaders.

After that, I wanted to get into working on my cross stitch.

While Patrick was blowing leaves and getting them in the truck, I was working on my cross stitch. I'm not sure if I will do 1 over 1 again on the skin. It's time consuming and the threads tend to unravel at times. I love how it looks though.

We then took off to the theater and saw "The Orient Express" movie. It was really good! We saw the older version a few months ago, and this version is just as good if not better.

Came home and working on my cross stitch again, while watching "Monsters University." It's really good to. I've like this movie since is came out. Worth watching again

Life is good, Life is hardwork, and Life is still going. I'm still Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Not Feeling Up To Anything - Day

This morning I did the unthinkable. I slept till 10 am. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't get my body to get out of bed. So, I fell ...