Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Where did my Organization skills go.

I seem to have lost my organizational skills, I need to find them, as I'm knee deep in a couple of serious jobs. There is of course the job that pays the bills Cochenille Design Studio. I'm happy to say that Susan and Carol are all set and ready for Stitches West, that was a regular work week plus one 12 hour day. And now after another 12 hour (7am to 7pm) I'm all set and ready for my tradeshow in Puyallup, WA. Now I hope I can sell it all.

Then there is my Church calling Enrichment Coordinator. I'm happy to say that if people fill in the lines on the sign-up sheet on Sunday, then I will have nothing to worry about when I land at the Palm Springs airport on Monday night March 2nd, the Day before our Activity - Relief Society Birthday Around the world. That would be nice - so help me out if you can!

Then to my demise I scheduled a Super Craft Saturday on April 18th which is the Saturday Our family will be driving up to Vallejo, CA for Stephanie's College Open House for incoming Freshman. But We (Lisa, Jean & I) have got all the crafts partial planned, I have several samples to make.

Here's the wood project:

and the knitting project:

The sewing sample is coming from Lisa - so I don't have to worry.

and we still don't have supplies for the beading sample but they should be here when Stephanie and I return from Seattle, and The necklace and earings are quite easy, so it won't take Stephanie very long to string them up.

I will have to write up detailed instructions - and I will need to find people that will head up the project the day of the event as neither Stephanie and I will be there - but I'll deal with that when I get back. For know I have costed, sampled, and need to print some sign up sheets for March 3rd.

And then there is my volunteer job as Ladies Aux. VFW treasurer, that I just haven't gotten the hang of, I understand the money part - I've been keeping books for companies since 1989, on old lotus spreadsheets. It's the other stuff, Membership applications, what money goes to state and which goes to National. I really need to spend some more time with this one.

I remember when I was 25 - I had 2 part time jobs, 3 kids, and went to college part time. And during all this Randy would leave for six months at a time. I don't know how I did it, but I need to find my mojo!!! I don't know where it went.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Only 8 days left of February

Where did it go? I seem to have been going around in circles all month and not accomplishing anything. I still haven't knit my skirt, I still haven't finished 3 baby blankets that are sitting on my sewing machine, probably because the sewing machine got pushed sideways in order to temporarly set up another computer, so I can print flyers for 2 different tradeshows happening on the same weekend. (way long story)

I'm teaching a sewing class tomorrow and I still haven't finish writing up the pattern. I have 2 partial done cigarbox purses, that were supposed to be finished and put up on etsy so our shop doesn't look abandoned.

I finally went grocery shopping yesterday, and the laundry is half way there - it's washed, it's dry, and sitting in the basket and dryer, waiting to be folded, and put away.

Wow, I think I need a vacation. I leave for Seattle on Tuesday, but that's not a vacation. It is a change of sceneri so maybe that will help.

I've never had such disorder in my life. I need to fix this. I even scheduled a Super Craft Saturday on the Saturday that we have to drive to San Francisco for Stephanie's College Open House. Man my brain is cluttered.

Monday, February 9, 2009

All is well!

So Steph and I drove to San Diego, We went looking for the Nina, And I didn't take any directions or a phone number with me - because I lived in San Diego for 10 years, I know Harbor Drive I should just be able to drive down Harbor and find it Right? Wrong!

First of all the drive was great - I turned on the music and started driving, I love driving, I once drove all the way to New Mexico before I thought I was well enough to drive back and face what was waiting for me at home. Stephanie just sleeps, when she was born I had a large Chevy 1500 pickup, she was so small she had room to curl up in a ball and fall asleep, for many, many, many drives. I finally gave in to the family pressure "Get rid of that old truck already, it just sit's there" It was my sanity pill, so now I drive a mini version of that old truck, still white, still a truck, still american kinda sort of (a Dodge) but now just a bit smaller (a Dakota).

I have made the drive between Indio and San Diego on average 40 times a year for the last 20 years, First because Rigo lived there and I would go escape - and then because I lived there and came to see my Mom - and now because I lived here and the owner of the business I run still lives there!

So I know the road really well - to well I drive way faster than I really should. If you see a driver on the 74 blink his lights at you it can mean three things, if he's behind you it means "you are slow use the turnouts and get out of my way!" if he's coming towards you blinking his lights - it's either an accident you need to slow down before you become a part of it - or it's "you are going way to fast and there is a police officer up ahead of you.

I don't know any of the people coming down the mountain at me - but I would like to thank them for saving me from at least 3 tickets.

I love the drive - and everytime I drive by this house:

I think to myself - I can pull in the drive and say I'm home! I love the TeePee! Stephanie won't let me move to the country - well at least not yet she leaves in Aug - then she has no say so!!!!

So we get to San Diego, I Drive down Harbor - and don't see anything - I see all the other ships that are there - but no new one's. So we park.

I walk up to the lady at the Star of India museum - and she says The Nina is at Shelter.
I didn't ask any questions I know where Shelter is - I should be able to drive down Shelter and see the ship Right? Wrong!
I drive up and down shelter, can't see anything, We stop and take this picture:

I love the view from Shelter Island - Randy and I used to park there and sleep in the back of the Pickup - his Pickup had a Camper shell. I would have never considered dating a man that didn't have a bigger truck than I did. He did. Except his was always broke! It must have been a sign LOL!

I finally drive up to Harbor Police and ask if they know where The Nina is docked. No one knows - she calls several people and nothing I then tell her there's a website so she gets back on the phone - and starts laughing uncontrolably - When she finally comes up for air she says "It's Porn" - I said well that's not what I'm looking for! she holds on the phone a bit longer and then tells me that it's docked at the Kona Kai Resort.

I know where that's at - It's on Shelter but guess what you can't see the ship if it's behind a large Resort - Dah. We finally go there, it was cool, but with all the hype of getting there - we looked at it and said 'Cool Ship - you ready for lunch I know I am!"

Friday, February 6, 2009

What I do with Stress!

Well - I don't cry - because Cowgirls don't cry. I scream it out, to country music on the car radio as I'm trying not to get a ticket.

It has been a very stress full couple of weeks, Lexi is born with a heart defect - it really makes you feel helpless. Then Randy lands in the hospital - he's been there since last Friday - and won't be out for at least another 5 to 8 days.

The Monica calls and says she had to go by ambulance to Fontana because Lexi wasn't doing good.

All I could do is pick up KFC and go feed Josh and Keegan, And then about 9 PM - she calls and says things are looking ok.

So now that everything and everyone is taken care of - I'm getting in the car - turning up the music and screaming my head off.

We do have a destination - the San Diego Harbor - to see the Nina - a Columbus historical replica. Will post pics when we get back - All destressed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

$5 pancake breakfast at Applebee's in La Quinta

Hi Everyone,

I will be serving pancakes at the Applebee's in La Quinta on Washington just North of Hwy 111.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3699 of Indio - and the Ladies Auxiliray are doing a fundraiser at the new Applebee's.

We are hoping it will be a good fundraising effort for us, Our funds are getting low, we give money to local area Veteran's in need. We contribute to the National chapter that gives over $30,000 in College scholarship money, we also help fund California's State home for children - this home helps veteran dependents with childcare and temporary housing.

Come eat some pancakes - watch me make a fool of myself and know that all your money will be going to a good cause.

Thank you,


Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3699
$5.00 per person
Feb. 7, 2009
8AM to 10AM (only)
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
45305 Seeley Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253


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