Monday, November 30, 2009

Funny Food 58/365

We had to go out again today. One stop was a very crowded King Soopers. I amused myself by taking pictures, mainly of Jack, who finally threatened to take my camera away if I didn't stop.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fun with Meat 57/365

I'm not usually in favor of spending $55 on a hunk of meat but Jack talked me into it at Costcos. He showed me individual packages of roast then pointed out the merits of the 23 lb behemoth chuck roast. OK OK OK OK OK whatever....

Brought it home, threw it in the deep freeze for an hour and commenced to cutting.

He was usual....

We got a huge roast for a Sunday dinner, meat for chop suey, beef stew meat, two packs of fajita meat, two giant packs of beef stroganoff meat, beef for shedding into BBQ, another generic roast and 5 lbs of hamburger (meatloaf,chili and spaghetti) and since I already bagged it and sent it out to the freezer I'm probably missing something.

The 365 is inspired by the knives hanging near the counter...anyone for Psycho?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Becky The Pirate Arggggg 56/365

Oh the things we do for our favorite yarns! This picture was taken a couple of years ago when I dressed up to go to Knitter's Kove to get an extra 10% off the yarn I needed for a skirt I wanted to make. It was totally worth it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Visual Humor 54/365

I'm revisiting some of the funny pictures I have taken over the past few years. I may have a twisted sense of humor but I think they're still as funny as they were when I first took them.

My 365 was taken last year when Laura and Cheryl and I went to Woodland Park.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fish Bowl Becky 53/365

I like playing with my web cam. I just wish it would work like it's supposed to. I can never get the window shade to work in camfrog although it worked fine when I first got the camera. I took these pictures using the FISHBOWL filter. Too much fun lol!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blast from the Past 52/365

I farted around and didn't get any good pictures of myself today so I am pulling one out of the vault. Go back to 2005...about three days after Katrina hit new Orleans. I was out here visiting Jack and retrieving Dakota from his summer with Mommy Kim. Jack took this picture of me at the Trading Post at the Garden of the Gods. Too pooped to hike one more step.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Live Long and Prosper 51/365

I guess my cold/flu/whatever decided it couldn't stand me whining about it and left! Yay me! I'm still leery but I got a lot done today. I'm skipping swimming though. I called Pam to tell her and she told me that we might be able to continue swimming for a reasonable price at the Mackenzie Place, a senior living establishment right down the road.

So Jack and I finally got to watch the new Star Trek movie on DVD. *sigh* I am so in love with the whole crew. I was inspired to Vulcanize myself for today's 365 pic.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Becky Sicko 50/365

So I was Miss Social Butterfly all weekend and guess what...I caught a cold and/or the flu. I'm hoping for just a cold but only time will tell.

The good news is my dishcloth wedding shower gift was a hit!

Long to-do list also
  1. Finish Hope's Moley and get it sent back
  2. Pink hat for Debbie
  3. Beret for Sherrie
  4. Skully for Josh's son
  5. Black bracelet for Josh's wife
  6. Photograph Leslie's knitwear along with mine
  7. Purple crazy quilt pillow for Dennis and Kelli
OMG I so CANNOT be SICK!!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Art Despite the Pain 48/365



I managed to work through it and made some bathroom art to match what I already had.

365 pic is me in a Steelers inspired skully hat.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why I am Quitting Freecycle 47/365

We came up with an extra DVD player so I decided to post the one I had in my room on freecycle. Here's my original post:

OFFER: APEX DVD player has issues 80907

Remote included. May just need a good cleaning. We had another one given to us

Ok I got a couple of replies. First one had no transportation to come get it. Second one said:

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 4:52 PM

I am new here and dont have alot of $$ for xmas and would love to give this to my daughter for a present! Please consider me! Karry 719-***-****

I replied:

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 6:04 PM

You would have to clean it first and make sure it works good but you can have it if you want it. I'll be home tonight and tomorrow afternoon 719 *** ****

She replied:

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 6:06 PM

I wont have time to get it tonite because I wont be able to google your address until then, but if you can give me your address, I can come right after work tomorrow?

I replied:

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:51 PM

1*** Constitution 3rd house west of Union. Park in the alley between Meade and Farragut in our driveway...if we are not home it will be on back porch

Woke up: DVD player still on porch

She replied:

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 11:17 PM

I was there tonite right after work around 7:15 and was in the alley. No one came to the door. I turned right onto Constitution off of Union, went past Meade, turned right into the driveway (before faragot) and went to the third house on the right, which looked like the only house I could even get to from the alley. Big brown fence with a padlock on it so I couldnt get to the door. Honked but no one came out?

*slaps forehead...WHAT?!?

I replied:

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:00 AM

NO we are ON Constitution you just can't park on it that's why you have to turn in the alley. We have a big ol ghetto sled car in the driveway and the house number is on the garage 1*** ...3rd house west of Union. It will be there tomorrow on the back porch

Came home from church 9 PM Wed night...porch light on DVD player still sitting there.

Checked email next morning got this:

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:44 AM

Ok, so last nite I sat in your driveway for 10 minutes. I found it, and thought you said it would be on the back porch? It was not. I even walked around to the front, but there werent any lights on; only a flickering T.V., so I thought everyone was sleeping. It wasnt until after 8:00. I commute from Denver and there was an accident on the hwy so that was as early as I could get there....but still....nothing on the back porch.

UGH!!!!! *slaps forehead agin

I have lost patience.... I replied thus:

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 11:20 AM

You are trying my nerves. The DVD player is still sitting on the RAIL ON THE BACK PORCH where we left it. The porch light was on. If the TV was on someone was up. So sorry if they failed to notice you sitting in the driveway for a full 10- minutes. They were probably looking at the TV and not peering out the blinds.I was at church. The garage light AND the porch light were on when I got home. The DVD player was staring at me as I went up the ramp. You have one more chance. If it's not gone when we get up tomorrow it's hitting the trash can.

Went about my this email:

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 5:05 PM

So sorry I wasted a damn tank of gas trying to find the hole, because I keep my word. So sorry I thought you all fell asleep with the tv on. Some people DO go to sleep early. I was trying to be polite. Keep it. From the sounds of it, probably broken anyway and a waste of two days times trying to find the place.

OK I deserved it but hahahahahaha!!! Here's what I wrote back:

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 5:05 PM

(yahoo laughing face) Thanks for the laughs!!!!

AND...I got a good blog out of it (but I am quitting freecycle- I can't take the ignorance)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Like The Economy...A Slow Recovery 46/365

Try as I might I couldn't get caught up today. As tired as I was last night I tossed and turned and didn't get much quality sleep. I am blaming the iced tea I drank. I bought lemon juice at Costcos today for lemonade. Anywaysssssssssss......Then it was run, run, run so I didn't get anything much accomplished here. Worse yet I missed Erin and Leslie when they stopped by after knitting to get Leslie's hat...I would model for you but my hair is up and blah blah blah...I will get a pic of her and me with her wearing it when she comes to get it (assuming of course, that I am here when she comes. UGH! I hate when a plan falls apart!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Too Tired To Type 45/365

Wow what a day! Pam picked me up for swimming at 7Am, we took her husband's filthy SUV to 7th Wave for a complete wash and vacuum, and did our visiting. She dropped me off at home for lunch then at 1 I walked over to her house to take her dogs for a walk. After I got back from that I knit and crocheted my fingers off.

I'm beat.

That's all until tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Too Old for This 44/365

Jack took this picture of me a couple of years ago...I ended up giving that shawl to Pony.

I spent the day sewing and making Jack a Facebook account. For some reason two of the pictures I took for the Wisdom Stick we made won't upload to our photo albums there...hmmmmmmm lemme try to get them on here....

Okay that's just weird..they work fine on here hmmmmmmmmm

It's for sale $75 .00 shipping included. Leave me a message if you want it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Snow Day or Hanging Inside Being Creative 43/365

Yeah so I've been basically trapped inside for two day. I don't particularly care for the crappy weather we've been having. It's OK, I have lots to do!

I cut strips for and sewed them back together for the scrappy flower liberated log cabin. I still have the borders to piece and cut. I wanted it to look very Grandma-like. I think I succeeded.

I made Jack some new potholders from a quilted denim piece my friend Laura bought at Goodwill when she visited. He had been bugging me for the skillet sleeves.

I actually finished the bracelet a few days ago. I really like it. I have enough beads and findings to probably do two more.

This pink wash rags/dish cloths are for Kelli's wedding shower. I have to write down a recipe on a 3 x 5 card for her too. That's coming up the 21st.

For those of you keeping score I have made 12 items in my 100 things-from-stuff-I-have-at-the-house challenge. I'll count the quilt when it's done.

And finally we have my 365 picture taken when I first moved here and decided to shovel snow hahahahaha!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Alone at Last 42/365

I got to have a day to myself today. Oh My good for the soul! I sewed and took a long hot bath and played my guitar and did some knitting. It went by fast.

Jack earned a hard $100 helping people move...ever been to that one park in Manitou? Not the one downtown but the one where they have the CommonWheel craft show? Next time you go look up on the hill behind the gazebo...THAT house...55 steps just to get to the first level. He's sore but he made some $$$ and some new friends.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crazy Hat Lady 41/365

I had so much fun with the snow dance animation I decided to do it again with the hats.

Very tired today. I went with Pam and Cristell to Sunflower Market, Guitar Center for a new capo (I fully expect to find my red one now) and to Village Inn for pie and coffee. Then I met with another older lady in my neighborhood whom I might become a dog walker for. We'll see. I have to research a bit before quoting a price.

Jack got some work thrown his way finally. The landlord hired him to trim bushes and clean gutters and so on and then Vickie stopped by and told him about a moving job. He's happy to have something to do. (and he might be moving big African cool is that?)

I am patiently waiting for the Illini game to start. I can't watch it or listen to it but I can keep checking the score online. I didn't know Jeff Jordan re-joined the team! YAY!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

In Praise of Pipes~ Not THOSE kind of Pipes 40/365

Pipes are cool... The photo Ops are boundless LOL! Dakota took the one of Jack...I'm telling ya the kid has potential as a photographer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Memorial Park Pool 39/385

I got to go swimming again today. Third time this year. More than I have been ever since about 2003. Here are a few pics of the pool 365 is me in the hot tub.
The peak is a view from the back window.

It costs $114 for a three month pass to the pool/gym. It costs $150 for one trip to the DR. I might go for the prevention instead of the cure. This is depending, of course, on whether or not they close things like Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC)

Stupid budget cuts.