Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Looked over the Oscar nominees and realized I haven't seen even one of them this year. Now I'm going to shop around and investigate which ones I can pay-for-view at home or rent from RedBox. Here's a round-up of ones I wouldn't mind seeing, along with the rating they got on IMDB.
I've missed the first two episodes of the latest season of Doc Martin because I've been so wrapped up in watching this show on Netflix called 'The Making of a murderer'. Fascinating documentary. I'm thinking about signing up for Showtime at least long enough to watch the next season of Homeland. I borrowed Mary's Season 4 and am quite anxious to see what comes next.
Here are some Port Townsend photos I saw on Facebook that I thought were especially worthy....
And here's some I took of the Port Angeles harbor when Hunter and I were out and about yesterday.
Maddie made the Port Angeles sports section page yesterday.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Picked up the twins at driving school when we got back in town and since we were a little late arriving, I treated them to burgers at Frugals 'cause they were short of time. Had to attend teen court. I sure was happy to get home and into my jammies.
Spent this morning catching up on little odds and ends around here. Amazing how your to-do list grows if you spend the day away from the house all day. One job I decided to tackle was to park the car on the front lawn and hose it down. I've had such a winter problem with mud that people often get their pants dirty climbing in and out of the doors. I tried wiping it down with paper towels but it was so thick I wasn't getting anywhere and my back was killing me. It's kind of hard to attach that hose but I think it's the only way I can manage to stay ahead of the caked on mud during the rainy season.
I won $4 on my power ticket so cashed it in to get one ticket for the next drawing and one ticket for Match 4 where the odds are much better. Stopped at the UPS store to return a pair of pjs I bought for Jen for her birthday later this month but they didn't fit right. I do like the ease of returning with Amazon Prime. There's a cutting board she's got her eye on at Costco so I guess I'll look for it next time I'm in Sequim. I got a gift card from Mary and Andy (much to my delight and surprise) so buying a gift will be all the more fun.
I spent a good part of my morning trying to figure out why my 'Tune In' radio feature on Roku isn't coming in. None of the stations are and I've been listening to them for a long time. Two of them are especially favorites. KIXI 880 AM and KSQM in Sequim. I can get them on my computer but not on the tv. Guess I'm going to have to investigate more.
I've about given up trying to get a list of my TV channels on the guide menu on my smart tv. Jen thinks perhaps because I don't have the higher tier on cable is why it won't give me a menu of the listed stations. I've written them all down myself and typed them up to have by my chair so I'll just have to scroll through until I get to where I want to be. I can punch in 100 but then I have to scroll up or down to get the various channels in the 100 range. Kind of hard to explain. I am thrilled, though, that I can even get these stations.
Here's a selfie that Jen and I took on the ferry plus another out the window. Glasses reflected too much to make it worth while.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
I noticed my roku on the tv wasn't picking up any radio stations so now I have to go to that website for help. I noticed my sign in needed a password and of course, I don't have one listed anywhere that I can find. And my age was listed as 70 so while it may be somewhere in this mess, darned if I can find it now. I think I'll rejoin using a different email address. I do have three to choose from.
Jenni and I were scheduled to drive to Bainbridge Island ferry this morning but thankfully, she changed her appt to tomorrow morning. The roads were looking so treacherous yesterday a.m. I was dreading having to get out there on them. The rains have returned, thank god, and the cold snap seems to have passed. It does look awfully "strange" outside right now, though. So dark. Obviously a large cloud is hanging over the town. At least I hope that's all it is. We're either going to get a really hard rainfall or dare I type it... some snow. I refuse to believe that. It has to be a rain cloud.
Once I get my computer cleaned up I think I'm gonna head back to the sewing room. Have been wanting to work on applique patterns a bit and have a fabulous Sunbonnet Sue book with a lot of cute designs. This one is Monday - Wash Day but I haven't added the wording yet.
Jenni gave me a book on making cakes in a cup so I might take a stab at that later today. Also have my latest jigsaw puzzle in process but it's proving to be a real toughie. The pieces are such that it's hard to tell if they actually belong. I read the reviews online and most everybody complained about this feature. I can't even get the border done because most of the pieces are exactly the same.
I got on my exercise bike yesterday and oh lordy, was it ever hard! Am determined, though, to use it daily (if only for ten minutes at a time) until I can pedal without pain. Been so long since I climbed onboard that it's going to take a while to get over the hump. It's a high bike so I have to use a little step stool to climb up onto it. So pathetic.
Well, I've procrastinated long enough. Time to get back to the chores at hand.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Woke up to 28 degrees and it looks like it's gonna stay cold all day long. Sure hope it breaks soon as this iciness is getting old. Not much on my agenda except to finish up this quilt I managed to get tied yesterday. Sure had problems with it but hopefully, the hemming of the edges will go quickly.
Also began work on my Christmas jigsaw puzzle. It's of my childhood neighborhood and darned if it isn't one difficult thing to put together. Glad there are only 400 pieces. It will keep me occupied as I sit and watch the Seahawks later this afternoon. Will finish up Season 4 of Homeland too and I hate to see that end. Man, is it getting good.
I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee using the chocolate spoons that Maddie made for Christmas gifts. It's chocolate wrapped around a plastic spoon that you let melt in your coffee. Pretty tasty too.
Had to turn off the TV after my favorite Sunday Morning News show because Face the Nation was featuring that blowhard Trump and I refuse to allow his voice to be heard in this house. Looking forward to the election being done so we can hear a little less from the egotist. I wouldn't be surprised, though, to see him run again someday. The publicity he's received is like opium for him. He can't get enough attention. And I will never understand how popular he's grown with so many folks. Anybody can bluster loud about how they're gonna' make the world better but I'm fascinated that so many are taken in by him. It's scary really. People aren't thinking. They're being led around by their nose. Strange.
Well, I'm gonna have to get up and start moving. Poor ole body just can't take prolonged periods in front of the computer. At least not this morning. Here's a photo I just saw on Facebook from Astoria Oregon. Fabulous!
Friday, January 1, 2016
I fixed myself a hot breakfast and began my morning browsing on the computer. Facebook mostly but I worked a crossword puzzle, as well. Made some popcorn to throw out to the birds and set out a fresh batch of sugar water for the hummingbirds
Well, I guess I'd best get off this computer for a while. I thought about making some New Years' resolutions and then decided the hell with it. Although I will try to get my act together regarding diet and exercise. Yeah, I know. We all say that. I've been saying it all my life and still haven't quite figured it out. ha ha