Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Characteristics of a Bad Blogger

1.  They go on vacation and don’t inform you.

2.  While on said vacation, they take very few pictures.

3.  Once they have returned from vacation, they don’t post the few pictures to the blog.

4.  They procrastinate about doing any blog posting because they are busy trying to catch up on work and laundry.

5.  They make a gift quilt, but they don’t post any pictures.  (A blog post about this WILL occur soon.)

6.  They are busy eating fresh fruits and veggies from the garden but they do not share pictures of these wonderful things, or the recipes that they prepared.  (SHAMEFUL!)

7.  They hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend… oh wait!  That’s a GOOD thing!

RESTAURANT DILEMMA (Changing subjects here)…

Last night while visiting with friends at a local pub I had a bad food experience.  I ordered Philly Cheese Steak sub.  When the food came it actually was chunks of beef ROAST  with no seasoning.  Needless to say I was very disappointed.  I asked them to substitute steamed veggies for the fries, and the veggies were covered in cheese.  That totally defeated my purpose of getting the veggies.  I blew a BUNCH of my Weight Watchers points for this very wrong meal.  Here is my question to you…  When you have a bad food experience in a restaurant, do you tell them, or do you not say anything when the waitress asks how the food was?

I did not say anything, but I’m thinking maybe I should have.  How can they tell you they are preparing STEAK and instead give you chunked up roast beef?  Where is the “truth in advertising” here?  And it was not a cheap sandwich… it was one of the more expensive ones on their menu.  In our group of 8 people, I think 3 or 4 were pleased with their food, and the rest of us were not.  The pub atmosphere at this spot is wonderful, but the food… not so wonderful.

Now, I am off to a very special party for a new family member.  I’ll tell you all about it in a day or 2…. with pictures… I promise!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why Do We Do It?

Why do we do it?  Why do we take many hours of our very meager “spare” time to commit to making huge quilts, or knitting sock after sock, writing blog posts, or ___________ (Insert your favorite leisure time activity in there.)

My blogging friend Helen has so well answered that question in her latest blog post.  And while you are there, spend some time looking around.  She has wonderful pictures of life in Switzerland that I know you will enjoy!

Be blessed today!  I’m off to the “big city” to indulge in some much-needed shopping, food, fun, and Starbucks (Such a treat when we live with no coffee shops around!) with a friend.  Oh, and there just may be a visit to a quilt shop thrown in there (like our FIRST stop of the day!).


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Battle Rages

UGGGHHHH!  I want to be quilting, or knitting, or just about anything other than what faces me!  Can’t you tell?  Here I am sitting down in the middle of the day doing a blog post… procrastinating on returning to the battle field!  No pictures with this post… you really don’t want a visual of this.

There is a battle raging at my house.  Those pesky little 6-legged, hopping, biting things called fleas have decided to move in with us.  I knew it was coming with all the rain we have had… it produced a bumper crop of fleas outside.  It doesn’t help that PJ, our pampered pooch, freely roams from outside to the inside.  It also does not help that her favorite spot to go during warmer weather is WAAAYYYYYYY under the house where no human can reach to do anything about what critters might be residing there.

DH has closed all access points to underneath the house… PJ is not happy about that.  He has mowed and spread bug granules over the yard.  He has sprayed all porches, edges of the house, favorite sitting/lying down spots of all our critters.  Today I am vacuuming, spraying upholstery, fogging some rooms, washing all bedding, PJ covers (She loves to lie on her own special quilts and be covered by her own special covers.  Did I mention she was a pampered pooch?)

Since we don’t have carpet to deal with, hopefully this will take care of things without having to fog the entire house, but only a few days will tell us if that is so. 

UGGGHHHHH!  Did I mention I’d rather be quilting, or knitting?  This too will pass.   Sword (bug spray)? CHECK!  Shield (vacuum cleaner)? CHECK!  Cannon (fogger)? CHECK!  Looks like all weapons are gathered and I must get back to the battle… I feel like I am fighting Goliath!

Be blessed today, regardless of what battle you are fighting.  If God be for us, who can be against us?


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