sernin: (misc)
In the last couple of days I have

* call vet about girl kitty
* drug emporium for laundry soap bars, flax seed oil (for girl kitty) and tea tree oil
* craft store for some ribbon
* knit nite
* world cheese dip championship
* laundry
* yarn store
* birthday macaroni & cheese and pie
* inventory pants
* coffee club coffee purchase
* fresh market groceries
* finish baby knit
* watch episodes of project runway, top chef desserts, lie to me, the whole truth, no ordinary family, daily show, mad men
* creating packing spreadsheet
* install office software on newer laptop

7 days until first phase of grandworkplan
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called the doctor's office for a med checkup on Friday (no refills until I have an office visit)

called the roofer regarding hail damage from June 30 - they'll check it out tomorrow

called the garage door fixer - will have service person come on Friday

emailed cat coordinator at Central Arkansas Rescue Effort to thank her and foster dad (again) for giving me Kaye and Indy (nee Striper) two years ago today

procured "pc stereo headset" for practicing stuff on the computer (me looking much like the lady from the MCI commercials from the mid 80's or maybe Janet Jackson from her Control tour)

earned substantial performance award to be split between base salary increase and bonus check

checked enrollment for spring class - up to 8 students

shredded all applicable material that was piled on the kitchen table (still working on the kitchen bar)

used my last "free 12 pack" coupon and a $5 off $75 coupon at Target, but forgot to use my $10 gift card

found holiday cards in the garage

procured Wii Carnival game from Misshay through Nita

fell off wagon of my cranky ass project, four days and I fold

getting husky voice like Fast Girls from Mount Pilot

looking forward to Christmas Karaoke tomorrow night at the Legion
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A broad smattering of ideas.


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sernin: (knit)
I bought yarn on etsy.  I really could not stop myself.

My new checks have hot rod flame patterns.

I lost the /? key on my laptop.  All I have now is a little plastic stub. It feels a bit kinky.


Oct. 19th, 2008 08:51 am
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Found a site that some of my friends may find interesting

Little Homestead in the City


Oct. 15th, 2008 08:25 pm
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One way or another, our next president will be left-handed.
Much like Clinton, GHW Bush, and Reagan.
sernin: (misc)
In the news story After Ike, Texas survivors clamor for gas, food , it talks about rescuers trying to evacuate communities.  However, not everybody will be rescued.

Of particular concern is a resident who collects exotic animals who is now holed up in a Baptist church with his pet lion. "We're not going in there," Jones said. "We know where he (the lion) is on the food chain."
sernin: (misc)
I think I'll have to miss all of them, even though I really want to go to Sept 21

Sept 7 (missed already) Make-Ahead Meals

Sept 14  All Clad cookware

Sept 21 Comfort Foods

Sept 28 Cocktail Mixology


Sep. 3rd, 2008 08:30 pm
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5:30 am - alarm goes off

6 am - power flickered

6:10 am - power to entire neighborhood goes out (Gustav: rain + wind = downed power lines)

7:00 am - unlatch garage door, lift garage door, back up 10 feet, stop

7:01 am - flat tire

7:02 am - drive into garage, call in to work

9:20 am - man from car place removes flat tire and mounts spare tire

12:15 pm - car place regains power, can find needed tire in inventory, can mount new tire

2:30 pm - return home (still no power)

5 pm - call [ profile] troy 

5:30 pm - take frozen goods to [ profile] troy 's house

6:00 pm - enjoy dinner, company, and howard at [ profile] troy 's house

7:00 pm - answer student email at [ profile] troy 's house

9:00 pm - return home (power returned)

kitty wigs

Aug. 4th, 2008 10:31 am
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thanks to Dooce, I now know where I can procure kitty wigs

I love the text for Blue

Blue is edgy and electric. In this wig, Chicken sports some serrrrious attitude – she’s thinking saxophones, smoke and snapping fingers.

Blue gives your kitty a sharp look -- jazzy and totally copacetic.

sernin: (misc)
I'm remodeling my kitchen.
Now that I've got the new stove and otr microwave, it's time for my beautiful glass mosaic tile and painting.

A friend went to Home Depot with me on Friday evening to guide me through purchases of mastic (?) and tools. Then we ate at the crappy mexican place down the street from my house.

My momma came to town. We traveled back to Home Depot to pick out grout, edging pieces for the glass tile, and tile for over-the-sink. Thanks to the previous owner, the peel-and-stick floor tile was hot glued to the wall.

 Removing said tile was difficult and ugly.  The wall will probably never be smooth enough to paint.

We held a strategy session in the kitchen, regarding paint colors. At the moment, I'm drifting away from the Disney color "Hundred Acre Raindrop" and toward a grey-ish purple. My momma stayed longer than originally planned (thanks to a trip to Target and a desire on her part for me to mow the yard while she worked the flower bed), so I missed knit nite.


I got a fabulous invite to [profile] pearlbeachlady 's house for kitty scritching, pie making, and chit-chatting. I hulled and quartered strawberries while she made pie crust and her man made vanilla ice cream.  I hand-washed dishes while they made corn chowder.  I got to see them dance dance and guitar hero, eventually giving both a try. (Hint: I shouldn't have dance danced, but I heard the call of YMCA.)  I returned home and crashed on the couch, watching tv with furry help.  By the time I got into bed, I was tired but not sleepy.  Not a good night for sleep.


I'm thinking about heading over to the War Memorial (Jim Dailey?) place to check on monthly pass costs, and doing the same for Bess Chisolm Y.  [personal profile] troy's post about swimming on Saturday made me wish for some time in the pool, especially with my test results showing that I have very little vitamin D in my body. (ick sunshine) Of course, I'm a big chicken, and it's hard for me to go places and _talk_ to people, much less start doing a new activity on a regular basis. (No [profile] heifer3 , I haven't gone back to pilates yet.);

My aunt's mexican surgery hasn't gone as well as planned.  She's scheduled to return to Missouri tomorrow. My momma wants to drive up to see her this coming weekend, but won't know until Thursday if she can get the time off work.  So this weekend I'll either be painting the kitchen, or driving a zillion miles round trip to see my aunt.

I'm worried that I'm a left-handed girl with a right-handed banjo.

for W

May. 14th, 2008 03:09 pm
sernin: (misc)
Crazy Rasberry Ants:

And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide."
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house is CLEAN (this almost never happens) - floors washed, laundry folded and put away, dishes put away, ironing finished, furniture vacuumed, and piles reduced

saw Charlie Wilson's War and liked it - Philip Seymour Hoffman is genius with Aaron Sorkin's writing

watching American Gladiators with delight and horror

enrollment in PT class has gone from 2 to 8 to 4

university called and I'll go do paperwork on Friday, get keys to room and workroom, get computer access and textbook

someone gave me smoked salmon and japanese treats from a trip to Washington state

trip to Orlando next week for work

critters are adorable
(him striking a pose)

(her playing with a mousie)

Lazy Friday

Jan. 4th, 2008 02:20 pm
sernin: (misc)
Aside from the 2am-growling-at-the-toy-froggie incident, it's been a good day.

Laying on the couch with two happy kitties never hurts.

I haven't exactly done anything on the to-do list yet, aside from calling the college about my book.  They didn't answer.

I'll head to the library to return three books, cross the river for lunch, hit Target (for browsing, since I can't remember what I need at the moment) and the music store (for an electronic tuner).


Dec. 27th, 2007 09:16 am
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my schedule for the next few days:

Friday: Knit nite!
Saturday: to my momma's house to celebrate the step-grandmother turning 94
Sunday: to Memphis with W, to check out impressionist exhibits at the Brooks and Dixon museums, and to shop at the Williams/Sonoma outlet store
Monday: back at work, then get together at [profile] pearlbeachlady's place (can I invite [profile] tallgirl75?)
Tuesday: off work, plan to go through pile o' crap that needs sorting and shredding, to find phone number of banjo teacher


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