Aug 10, 2014

Winners and losers

Greetings all!  The sun is out and it's not raining.  But it's still cool enough in the evening to wear a sweatshirt.  I really feel cheated.  It's almost over and it never felt like summer.
I pulled an entry this morning for the threads and Gracie was the winner.  I emailed her and she also has a blog you can visit here.  Sorry I couldn't give everyone some!  The loser is me.
Since I got this little stone pot for the microwave, I've been popping that bread pudding in there WAY too often.  My sister uses one slice, I use two of the Nickles' 35 calorie Italian bread, 1/2 cup fat free milk, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp sugar, 2 drops of vanilla. Tear, beat, pour, smash, 4 minutes (mine is 700W), heaven.  And this morning, 2 donuts.  I need to stop this and I keep saying TOMORROW but that day was a year ago.
My sis is having another cardioversion Wednesday and my Magma and I will spend the day at the hospital.  She has a really bad cold though and if she is still coughing, they will reschedule.  My knee assessment is Thursday.  Some swelling has gone down but there is no change in the sharp pain of certain movements.  The better knee is starting to swell again.  Fat knees, fat ankles, what can I say? 
I ordered five new samplers recently, still holding out on Rebecca and Jane.  One of them is this design that I found in the Free Domain (no copyright) to use on my journals a while back.  Always loved it - didn't know there was a chart!  I'm hoping it comes in soon so I can stick it in the Magma.  One color thread so this will be an easy take along.  You can find it here.
 I saw the young man I mentioned before in McD's this morning.  He was sleeping in the same corner with different clothes on and I believe he was being truthful with us. 
That's it.  I plan on sitting outside and enjoying the sun today.
I hope your day is a good one.
Thanks for visiting!


Sandra Sullivan said...

Hi Marly, Where did you find the stone pot for the microwave. I think I need that and I know my daughter would love one to make stuff for Avery. By the way~love the sampler. Sandra

gracie said...

I am excited to be the winner of the threads. Thank you!

Truus said...

Gratulations to Gracie with winning the threads.
Like the sampler-think I have it on my pinterestbord.
A beautifull sunset is outside my window now-love it.
greetings,Truus from the Netherlands

Barb said...

It does look like you helped a deserving young man. I love that sampler. As I have said before, I wish I could give you some of my summer. 90's again today and tomorrow. Remember this part of the world is not familiar with so many hot days. I only know one family with ac. Even restaurants do not have it. Our lawns are all brown and watering has become a way of life and this is the Seattle area!!!!!!!! I heard a man this am say he never thought he would be wishing for rain!

Mary A said...

I am a vocational counselor. That young man needs to check out community colleges and your state's conservation corps. All have programs for homeless youths. I wish we had a cool summer. Hit 112 degrees here just a week ago. Man, what I wouldn't give for some cool autumn weather!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Sorry that you and your sister are experiencing health problems. My mother has painful, swollen, arthritic knees and knee braces help her. I love that sampler. I have never seen that before. May have to order her :)

Frances N said...

YUMMY! Bread pudding! Haven't had any in a while.....would love some now!!HA
It's storming here in MS at the moment, but the temperature has been so high that we're hoping this will cool things off for a little while!
Can't wait to see your new samplers and stitching!
I hope that you both will be feeling better soon and able to have a nice week!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Marly, sorry to hear about you and your Sis's health, not good....looking forward to your samplers and stitching, always wonderful. Blessings Francine.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Hope your sis is well enough for them to do the cardioversion Marly, sending healing energy to her and you, your poor knees! Hope that they start to improve soon. Love that sampler and thanks for the link! Enjoy the sunshine, we've got another hot spell here for a few more days and then it is forecast to cool down drastically.

cucki said...

My dear so sorry to hear about you and your sister health..
Thinking of you so much here
Hugs x

C. M. Designs said...

Best wishes and prayers for you and your sister, Marly.
Charlotte in Virginia

Pam in IL said...

Our weather has been the same as yours and I totally agree with you. After the long, harsh winter we had, we deserve a long, pleasant summer.

Keeping you & your sister in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret said...

Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your sister and you as well with your health problems. I like that chart you are waiting on. It's simple and pretty -- love blue and white too.

Jimmie said...

Good Morning Marly,

I hope you're satisfied! You have completely corrupted me with that recipe for bread pudding. Lordy, it's so tasty...used homemade raisin bread from the farmers' market...gonna do it again today.

I decided to take on stitching the Jane Ballard sampler...again thanks to you. The pattern was quite expensive, I thought - almost $30 with shipping. But I do really, really love it.

Hope your sister will feel better soon.

Take care,

Diane in North Carolina

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