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December 13, 2019
A Rainy, Busy Day from Quilting My Way

This morning Patrick was up and out the door way before me. He went to work on his CEU's for his certificate. They had a meeting in Olympia. That lasted all day Of course the road to and back from Olympia was awful and pouring rain.

I got up later, and was out the door by 9 am. First I headed to the post office to get the quilt out in the mail. It's ready to be awarded to Lester Dingus. I wanted to make sure he got a quilt, and that's the least we could do ...

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December 11, 2019
Not Sure About This Retirement Thing from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in. Needed it. This cold isn't the kind that makes me feel like "shit" but has me feeling the head issues like blowing my noise, ears bubbling everytime I swollow and eyes feeling swollen. Otherwise I feel fine.

Patrick seems to be over his cold. So today I was working on laundry and he was watching TV. I sat and watched some of it aith him. They were taped shows. I pulled out my quilting - another UFO. I seriously need to finish it. Anyway he was in the shower so I turned it to "who ...

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December 10, 2019
A Day With A Cold.....And Decorating from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early. Didn't have a very good night. I don't FEEL bad, just have a runny nose and cough. Three people mentioned that I've been sick a lot lately, but I didn't think I had been this year. Maybe I was. I'm really getting tired of it though.

We pulled out the decorations for Christmas. It was time to put the decoration out to enjoy the holidays. The table arrived a day early so we were able to put the tree up. We went simple because of the cat.

We used ...

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December 9, 2019
WWII Dinner At The Museum from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in. I do believe I got Patrick's cold. I'm not doing really bad, but I do feel it. My voice is going. My noise is running but other than that, I'm good.

I worked on my beading and was able to get a few more rows done before I left for the WWII Dinner at the museum.

It's usually packed, but it wasn't as packed as in the past. More of our WWII veterans have passed on. We did have a good turn out though. This is the line for dinner ...

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December 8, 2019
Still Working On HIS Retirement from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early. I decided to treat today like I usually do for a Saturday.

Patrick has been sick all week. He's got a cold. So, he's napping from time to time. He retired 3 weeks ago. I'm still trying to figure out when I can get my time with the TV. I used to work on cleaning in the morning and either work on my beading or sit in front of the TV to work on quilting/cross stitching/crocheting. WELL, that ain't happening. I haven't been able to see any ...

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December 7, 2019
More Beads from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door by 8:30 am. I went up to Olympia to pick Sharon up. Then it was off to the doctors.

Good news from the doctor. My breasts are fine. lol - Good news. She thinks the pains I may have have to do with mussels or heart. Will keep tracks for that and see what comes next.

Then it was off to Shipwrecked Beads. Sharon and I bought some beads for the ornaments. I've got enough to do a couple more ornaments. I'm looking forward to get another one or ...

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December 6, 2019
Still Keeping Busy from Quilting My Way

This morning was going strong. It's funny how things work out.

I met my son at Copy Depot at noon, then went to the Centralia Library to meet Sue, then was off to Safeway to pick a few things up.

Came back home and did laundry. I also ironed the batting for the QOV quilt. I've got everything ready to go for tomorrow. I have my doctors appointment at 10 am. So, I need to get moving early. Want to get to Sharon's by a quarter after 9 since it takes 30 mins to get to Kaiser ...

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December 5, 2019
Picking Up After Yesterday from Quilting My Way

This morning I was enjoying my games when Sharon called. She asked me about the group from Tacoma. Apparently a group in Tacoma has asked Bill to quilt for them. I told her as far as I know there isn't a group in Tacoma. The website didn't have a group in Tacoma listed either. I just hope someone isn't taking advantage of Bill.

Patrick and I went downstairs and went through the stuff we decided to keep. I put a few of my Santa Claus' in one box. I pulled out all the stuff I wanted for ...

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December 4, 2019
Pulling Out Christmas Decorations from Quilting My Way

This morning we decided to go downstairs and pull out all the Christmas decorations under the stairs. Oh, my! We had boxes, and boxes, and boxes and more boxes under the stairs. We took each box and went through with the questions - Keep, Donate, or Trash. UGH! I had so much! I knew Phil and Katt didn't want handmade ornaments. I went through 2 boxes of all that, pulled out the ones that were made for them by a very dear friend. The rest were gone. Some had my name on them, and they ended up being thrown out ...

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December 3, 2019
Brazilian Embroidery With Friends from Quilting My Way

This morning was our BE meeting day. Then next one will be at our house in two weeks. It was really nice. I sat next to Jeannette and she talked the whole time. I also sat next to Bev and she talked the whole time too. So, I had 2 conversations going. I noticed Sandy 2 didn't talk at all. It's funny how that works. We have 2 talkers that don't let anyone get a word in for very long. But it's fun to be around them.

I worked on my Winter Rose piece. I'm ...

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December 2, 2019
We Are Back Home from Quilting My Way

We got back home yesterday around 4:30 pm. We had a long drive, but it was smooth. We did run into snow a couple times, but the new car drove through it wonderfully. I really did enjoy our stay with Katt.

We had fun at Thanksgiving. This is Patrick, myself, and Katt. It was awesome to spend Thanksgiving with her.

This was our trip back yesterday at the Pass. This is White Pass, which had more snow yesterday than it had when we left on Tuesday.  I love going through White Pass.

We picked up Sophie at moms. It ...

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November 30, 2019
A Quiet Day Of Waiting from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up to a quiet house. Katt was off to work.

Patrick and I started watching Downton Abbey for the first time. Watching the first season. While I was watching it,  I worked on my beading.

I was able to get 3 beads sets on. I need my smaller needles to help me out. I ended up taking the tassel down from 3 to 2 bead zets.

After Katt came home, we went to the movies. It was the "Knife" movie. It was comical and I really enjoyed it. Then we when to Walmart to get Katt ...

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November 29, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving from Quilting My Way

We were up early. Kinda hard not to when we are sleeping on an air mattress.  When one moves the whole bed moves. Patrick moves a lot, so just trying to stay in bed gets interesting.

We all worked together to get a Thanksgiving feast. In between time we played games. Patrick won most, so we told him we were being nice and letting him win since he retired.

We had an awesome meal around 1 pm. The rest of the afternoon we played games or watched TV. I sat at the table beading.

I worked on the top of ...

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November 28, 2019
Day Before Thanksgiving from Quilting My Way

We didn't get much sleep last night. Harley was having a fit at the doir. We thought he was trying to get in the room. Nope, when Patrick got up at 7 am. He found Harley looking up at him wanting to get out. Shame we didn't figure that out at 2 am!

Patrick and got going on the preps for tomorrow.  Then went to the store for a few things. Katt called us as we were shopping. Came ba k and they watched TV while I worked on my beading.

I started working on the beads that ...

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November 25, 2019
Not A Good Day To Bead from Quilting My Way

This morning things were going slow. It's Sunday, so we really do try to relax during the day time.

I wanted to do some beading....which I did. I got through the first row just fine. Then it didn't go so well......ripping out the next row. I counted and double counted and triple counted.....not my day. Next row was taken half out as well...then I missed a bead, and had to take out another half row. One row after another was taken out. UGH UGH UGH! So, after the 3rd row of ripping out, I ...

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November 24, 2019
Movie and Organizing from Quilting My Way

This morning we just relaxed. 

Then we went to the "Frozen 2" movie. I really liked it, but was disappointed with the music. The music in the background was louder than the song. So, I couldn't enjoy the song. I wanted to hear what the song was about but couldn't because the instruments were louder than the singer. I did enjoy the movie though. It wasn't quiet as good as the first one though. 

On the way home, we saw what Terry (one of the City Council members) was doing to one of the city buildings. 

He ...

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November 23, 2019
Celebrating Our Anniversary from Quilting My Way

Even though yesterday was our 37th Wedding Anniversary, we decided to celebrate it today. We were not able to enjoy the celebration yesterday because of meetings and bowling.

We enjoyed the morning. Patrick did some work out in the yard. Then took leaves to the dump. I was doing laundry and working on my bookkeeping. Getting things caught up. While doing all that I also cooked the pumpkin that was left over from 2 days ago and got that in bags for desserts. I have 8 zip lock bags in the freezer now. I found some of the older pumpkin ...

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November 20, 2019
Learning About Retirement from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and left Patrick sleeping. I played a few games and then when he got up, I got moving again.

Patrick got started early. He went into the bathroom and started going through the cabinet and cleaning everything thing up. While he was in there, I was mopping the floor and vacuuming. I did get a load of laundry in there but that didn't go very far. I need to get the laundry going again. But Patrick has a lot of ideas for getting the house in shape and I'm afraid this may be a ...

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November 18, 2019
It Turned Out A Baking Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and moving. I started putting a few things away and cleaning up the kitchen. From cleaning up my kitchen to making a mess in my kitchen!

After I got the kitchen cleaned I went through one of my "Food Network Magazines" and found a pumpkin and burnt marshmallow cupcake recipe.

Next thing I know, I'm baking cupcakes. I made 30 cupcakes. It turned out really good. We made the marshmallows from scratch. They turned out really good. Nice and fluffy!

Patrick helped me out with the marshmallows. It was awesome. He then went and ...

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November 16, 2019
Making Up A Game In Bowling from Quilting My Way

Today I was working on the laundry - hoping to get it done so this weekend wouldn't be doing laundry all weekend.

I worked on the beading again.

I am now at 176/446. I've been working about 4 rows a day when I can. I did more than that yesterday. The tail looks like it's coming out, but I need a few more rows to be sure.

Then I took a break and watched a few shows on Netflix. While I was doing that, I crocheted a couple more potholder. I even started a bigger potholder that ...

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