Well, I failed at posting daily what I was thankful for to the blog. Heck, I failed at posting it to Facebook also. Lately my life hasn’t not evolved around a computer, which is a good thing. At least I have been thinking about what I am thankful for each day even if I didn’t write it down.
So, on Saturday the local Quilt Guild had a 2nd Saturday workshop. Members can come and learn a skill and/or make an item. I haven’t gone in a long time, but when I saw this Over sized bag I signed up.
I think it turned out pretty good. The hardest part was making the handles. It did take about 5 hours from start to finish. I used it on Monday and I was able to get a bed pillow, piece of material and a few other things in it. It holds a lot!
This year I was able to help by cooking and packing into bags, helping at the boxing party and I will be helping sell it at a craft fair.
Oh, and by the way, the online store is open as of today so if you want to buy some great, handmade toffee and support a great cause then please buy a box.
My only warning is it is addicting and we are selling out earlier and earlier each year even though we make over 4,000 pounds.
100% of our profits go directly to 40 well-deserving students from the slums of Kenya, each with their own personal story of difficult circumstances and even stronger resolve. Affectionately referred to as our “Candy Kids,” these secondary students are now receiving a full year of education, room and board, mentoring, an emergency medical fund, and summer camp experiences during their holiday months.
I actually had two cooked, plain, shredded chicken breasts in the fridge that I didn’t have a plan for. So, I put the shredded meat in a saucepan and made the sauce with the addition of the juice from one Halo mandarins. I then simmered it on medium-low for about 30 minutes.
After than I followed the actual recipe. The husband commented on how good the house smelled when he came in the door and was more than happy to eat three tacos with this meat in them for dinner.
So, let me know if you try it and if you liked it. This is definitely going in my list of Go To meals.
Well, actually I have been here, gone and then back, but the last month has been crazy!
Part of the time I was on vacation and came up with a huge mental list of blog posts. Now to get them written down, planned and actually posted. I promise they will be posted, but it may take months to get them all done.
The west is currently in a heat wave. I am so happy that I don’t live in Phoenix right now. I will take the upper 90s, but Pepper, the Golden Retriever, is not enjoying it. I need fill her kiddie pool and see if she will go in it tonight.
The Women’s group at our church had a Painting night last year so I went with a friend. I wasn’t sure what the painting was going to be, but I figured it was a good way to spend some time with a friend.
Since this was the third Paint and Sip class I had been to I had an idea how it would go.
I am impressed with how my painting turned out, but it doesn’t really match my decorating style and I have run out of space to hang it!
So, this painting is going to be given to our daughter and she will hang it in her new place.
I think it is time to use some of the skills I learned to make smaller paintings, etc for my scrapbook, etc.
So, it feels funny making a post about why I won’t talk about politics on my blog, but let me explain. My husband and I were discussing the current state of politics in the United States. As was seen during the last Presidential Election it appears that the population is divided three ways.
– 40 percent will lean Liberal
– 40 percent will lean Conservative
– 20 percent are in the middle since either a specific issue doesn’t really affect them or they will sway one way or the other depending upon the issue
So no matter what side someone takes about 40% of the population will be upset.
Oh, and I saw a great statement that someone posted when they were commenting on a company that was taking a political stand. And I am paraphrasing since I don’t remember the exact words:
A company (or artist, etc) should work at being the best at what they do and stay out of politics since that is not their expertise.
Maybe I am wrong, but I think companies, etc that make a political statement are upsetting more people than swaying them to their side.
Next post will be back to one of my regular topics.
Do you agree that bloggers, artists, etc won’t change your political views?
My family was recently discussing the great and not-so-great customer service that we have received from service companies over the years. We decided it would help everyone out, including us, to make a list of the service companies in Northern Nevada that we have dealt with, in the last few years, that have great customer service. At some point I will make a permanent page with all of the companies listed.
So, in no particular order:
Kawchack Pump & Well Service, Inc. – (775) 267-2150
When you are on a well and abruptly find out that you have no water at the house it becomes an emergency. Both times we have had to call in an emergency they arrived quickly, were friendly and within a few hours we had running water again. We would highly recommend them.
Dave Taylor Appliance Services – (775) 782-7772
We have used this company to get our furnace serviced through the years. When our furnace abruptly died one winter day it turned into an emergency. This company was able to quickly replace our over 20-year-old furnace. We are happy to say that we have had no problems since.
Tom Goldston Roofing – (775) 790-2461
A few years ago we needed a new roof on our over 20-year-old house. We got multiple quotes and we decided to go with this company. They did a very good job and I was extra impressed when Tom was concerned that he found an old roofing nail on the driveway after the installation.
I know there are other companies, but these are the ones that came to my memory first. I will post part 2 at a later date.
Are there any service companies in your area that give great service?