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Saturday, December 15th, 2012
9:52 am
A few hours later...
It's amazing how much better that bowl of real chicken soup makes everything. The ibuprofen and the guaifenesin help a lot, but there's nothing like warm chicken broth sliding your throat. Still feel pretty yucky though.

We made a Cub Foods run, and are now fully provisioned for a siege or a weekend of both of us being sick. Cough syrup- check, makings for chicken soup- check, green & Sleepytime tea- check, tangerines, blueberries, & an avacado- check, check, check. Yeah, and don't forget the Guittard semisweet chocolate chips.

Current Mood: lethargic
4:32 am
Going to indulge myself in a bit of whinging here. I feel as if I'm coming down with Michaels' cold- coughing, sore throat, aches in the marrow of my long bones. Yuck.

The good news is that I don't have to work until Monday, the bad news is that my lovely two days off will be taken up by resting and hoping the darned cold doesn't get too awful.

Current Mood: sick
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
8:51 pm
Once again, I have not posted in entirely too long. I blame facebook, and all of it's seductive wiles.

Here, however is a cute little trifle- I took a Jane Austen Personality Quiz and came up with Lizzy Bennet.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Jane Austen Character Quiz here!

Those of you who know me try not to laugh too hard. ;-)

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
10:51 pm
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
11:20 pm
Syfy channel ran a version of Treasure Island this evening, a good one with Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver. Well worth watching.

So, I wasn't really paying attention after it ended, and left the tube on. I looked up a few minutes ago, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but the Will Ferrell version of Land of the Lost. Gah! Now I remember why I avoid his movies. There is a cruelty to the humor in this movie and something about the timing in his lines that makes me want to claw my eyes out after even a couple of minutes of watching.
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
12:46 am
So why, oh why, will live journal not let me reply in that certain other community? Gah.
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
11:54 pm
Haven't posted here in quite a while. I have been active over on Facebook (as Erica Stark), which seems better suited to the short posts about morning coffee, what I'm making for dinner, & etc, that I generally make.

I do intend to post here when I feel like maundering on about the obsession du jour.

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
10:50 pm
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
11:33 pm
In which I post
Live journal seems to have eaten the post I made a couple of days ago. I mentioned that my crocus' are blooming, and the tulips have stuck their little green leaves out of the ground. Yay! The fimbulwinter has not struck, not this year. About the middle of march is when we Minnesotans usually wonder if it has. As I've tried to explain to my friends in more moderate lands, we don't have freezes here so much as the occasional thaw.

Today is the first day of Minicon for this year, and much fun was had by all. I whiled away the
early afternoon before Con by stopping in at Menards to peruse the current sale items for this week. Scored two of the bodybagged bareroot #1 roses, a Don Juan (fragrant red climber), and an Oregold (a bright yellow). Also got one of the 1 1/2 grade potted roses, a Peace. I have taken to potting up several tender Hybrid Tea roses every year, as my only full sun locations are on the patio or up on the deck.

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
10:35 pm
this was sent me in a link- kind of made my day.


Current Mood: tired
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
8:55 pm
did my civic duty, and now I and my sore throat are going to bed early.

Thanks to sraun for the cool icon.

Current Mood: cold
Monday, October 12th, 2009
10:13 pm
Still Taking it in
It seems that my son in law has stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Ouch.
To be honest I'm not too surprised, given that he didn't quit smoking or lose weight last year after the big blood pressure scare. I had hoped he would beat the odds, and it is possible that he still might...

Kat says he's home from the hospital after a week in the Cardiac wing.

Current Mood: indescribable
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
12:59 pm
I've been catching up on the 'Northshield Hall' elist over my break.
The Venerable Gryffins thread is most entertaining. So I'm sitting here, watching the fray, breaking out the popcorn and thinking to myself- "However much an email annoys you, never post a sharp reply before the first cup of coffee." Heh. That poor woman- she's got a fair sized serving of humble pie to get down.
Monday, September 14th, 2009
9:56 pm
I have become that grouchy older person-
the one yelling 'stupid kid!' out of the window of my vehicle. Gah!

So there I was, Monday, closing up at the Nursery. Along with everything else that needs covering up or putting away, there's the One Ton dump truck. It's parked out on the street during the day and we pull it into the lot when we close. I hate driving that thing, as, among many other things, the mirrors are not set up for me. If I wanted to adjust them, it would involve moving them manually. If I did this, they would need to be re-adjusted for Randy the next time he made a delivery, so it's always seemed to not be worth the trouble. They probably wouldn't have helped anyway.

Did I mention that the One Ton is chronically in need of work? Oh, yeah, it's a standard transmission, three on the floor, and really fussy in first gear. Stallled out twice in the fifty feet it took to pull in in from the street to the lot.

So, anyway, as I was turning it in the tightest turning radius it would do, (left into the lot and left to pull in front of the annual benches) this kid somewhere in the ten-twelve-year-old range, on a bicycle, suddenly appears in my drivers' side mirror. He had cut through the nursery lot from the south gate, passed behind the truck so close I couldn't see him in my mirrors, and out through the west gate, thus avoiding the possibility of having to watch out for cars at the corner. I guess he was a little unclear on this whole 'safety' concept. If I had decided to let the truck roll backwards a little before restarting it, it might well have hit him.

Stupid kid. One day he will realize he is not invulnerable, I just don't want it to be on my watch. Nor, all gallows humor about the Darwin awards, or washing blood off the truck aside, do I want to have to be the one to tell his mother that I just couldn't have seen him.

Current Mood: grumpy
Friday, September 11th, 2009
2:09 am
Auuugh. My copy of 'Shoes and Pattens' has gone missing.

Current Mood: cranky
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
12:22 am
I just received my copy of "Embroidered with White" :-) :-) :-)
The more I learn about Dresden Work, the more I come to love it.
Serious embroidery porn.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
10:45 pm
is it just me
or do other folks also go through semi-random journals looking for cool icons?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, July 24th, 2009
1:59 pm
What Style of Womens Jeans Are You?
You Are Low Rise Jeans
You are both sexy and casual - the type of girl who looks hot without really trying.
You tend to spark imagination, only showing a peek of your skin.
1:53 pm
What Kind of Shorts Are You?
You Are Running Shorts
You are an energetic and hyper person. You are always on the go.
You are driven and motivated. You can always make it to the finish line.

You're confident and self-assured. You know you're not perfect, but you're pretty darn happy with who you are.
You are conscientious and responsible. You are able to do the right thing, even when it's not the easy thing.
1:32 pm
meme meme memememememe
Am feeling jet-lagged today. Doing memes instead of unpacking or other housework.

What Kind of Boots Are You?

You Are Riding Boots
You are very sophisticated. You have refined tastes, and you don't fall for cheesy trends.
You are naturally chic and stylish. You can pull together a great look in no time flat.

You don't need a lot of flash or bling in your life. You prefer the glamour of the understated.
You treasure wisdom. You are attracted to ideas and things that have stood the test of time.

Current Mood: contemplative
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