Thursday, October 30, 2014


My son makes the best Barbeque Chicken.  He puts the chicken in a baggie with the barbeque sauce (your choice of barbeque sauce),  my son prefers Open Pit Barbeque Sauce and lets it marinade over night. The next day put it in the oven on 375 or put it on the grill.  Either way it is delicious.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Have you ever wondered what is a classic movie?  I have this on my To Do List.  The list of my To Do items is in my tabs at the top of the page if you want to check it out.  Well, I went looking for this question and this is what I found.

{"Boise Classic Movies takes a wide stance on the definition of “classic.”   A movie is a classic  if it has impacted our culture or community.  So, Casablanca is clearly a classic, right?
Well, so is Top Gun.
Who hasn’t cried at least once when Goose dies?  Who hasn’t uttered the phrase, “I am dangerous, Ice……..Man!”?  Who doesn’t either swoon or wretch at the superfluous beach volleyball game?  Top Gun is a classic, though it’s not on AFI's Top List.
If it’s memorable, it’s a classic.  If it’s nostalgic, it’s a classic.  If we’ve seen it 10 times, it’s a classic.  If it makes us laugh, cry, cheer, or quote, it’s a classic."}

I went o AFI's Top 100 List to check out the list of movies.  I've seen almost of the 100 they have listed.  There are a few I haven't seen.  So I guess I'll put them on my list of Classic Movies to watch.  These are the movies I haven't seen.  I've also linked them all so you can check them out.  So what's your version of a Classic Movie??

1. Raging Bull
2. City Lights
3. The General
4. High Noon
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Intolerance
7. The Gold Rush
8. Nashville
9. A Clockwork Orange
10. Modern Times  
11. Sunrise
12. A Night At The Opera
13. Swing Time
14. Pulp Fiction
15. Do The Right Thing

Monday, October 27, 2014


The Blue Train - Agatha Christie

Description - Back Cover
 When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.
The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .
Paperback: 320 page  
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0062073974 
ISBN-13: 978-0062073976

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed reading this book.  I was so into this book I lost track of time while reading it.  I couldn't figure out how the killer got into the room.  But of course Poirot figures it out for you.   Ruth is unhappily married to British aristocrat Derek Kettering.  Derek Kettering is a character about who I couldn't figure out if he killed his wife until the very last chapter.  But enough, or I'll be telling who the killer is.  You'll have to read the book to find out who killed Ruth.

I've been reading my Agatha Christie books for the Vintage Bingo Reading Challenge.  I was doing the Silver Bingo Card, but had to change due to the fact most of my books are written before 1960.  And......ta dah....I have a Bingo
My Bingo is the top row across.  My list of books are...

Book with a Color in the Title...Elephants Do Remember - Agatha Christie
Book published under more than one title...Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
Spooky Title....Crooked House - Agatha Christie
Author you've read.....Curtain - Agatha Christie
Detective Team...By The Pricking of my Thumbs - Agatha Christie
Animal in the Title.....Elephants Do Remember - Agatha Christie

If you want more info on this reading challenge, head over to Bev's place, My Reader's Block.


Sunday, October 26, 2014


The day my hubby started his chemo and radiation, we saw a rainbow.  It gives me hope that this is all going to come out alright. 
The only thing is that as you can see this picture is funky.  It was about 8:00am and overcast.  Don't know why the picture is so dark.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I missed posting yesterday, so I'm doing it today.  Heather over at Books and Quilts is the host for Needlework Tuesday.  Hop over and check out Heather's place.
It's been a couple months since I posted anything about my needlework.  So this post may be a little long.  I've been taking pictures of my "stuff", but haven't posted anything.  So here goes...

Tree Quilt
I worked on this the whole month of September. Finally got it together, just have to sandwich it.  I wanted a tree pattern so googled it and found this image of this tree.  Then I put some maple leaves around the border.
Jar Quilt
Found this pattern at google too.  It was really easy and fast to put together.  It's also waiting on sandwiching together.
Calendar Quilt
I've just started this one, I've got January, February, March, April and May done.  Still have to do some embellishing on a couple of them.  And I'm thinking about embroidering the month on the block.
I've also been crocheting, hubby bought me this big tub of yarn at a rummage sale a couple months ago.  The tub was totally full, actually brimming over with yarn. 
But I've started another afghan with some of the yarn.  It has some funky colors, so I'm calling it the Ugly Colors Afghan.  And of course when the camera comes out Bella comes running, she's modeling my Afghans today.
This afghan is coming along.  This is what size it was......
This is the size it is now and Bella is the model again.
So you can see I've been keeping busy.  Got something you want to show off!  Head over to Heather's place for Needlework Tuesday.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014


We have lots of critters around here.  They come up for a visit and I snap their picture.

Tree Frog - he hopped on the dining room window one night while I was working on a quilt.

This Squirrel was out foraging in the yard.  He took a little break on our deck.

And the Ground Hog came out of his burrow to check out the grass.
We have lots of critters, Opossum, Raccoons, Gophers, Squirrels, Groundhogs, Tree Frogs, Chipmunks, Deer, Coyote(which I haven't seen personally, but hubby and son have seen.  It wouldn't surprise me to look out the kitchen window and see a  Not really, just me being silly.   

Saturday, October 18, 2014


A couple months ago we had some heavy equipment right in front of our house.
The city started work on putting in the new storm drain.  This has been ordered by the EPA.  They don't want rain water running into the city sewer system.  So the city is putting in a new Lift Station and drain pipes to separate it from the sewage.  And of course this makes a mess of the road, big gaping holes have to be dug.
Then the gravel and sand are added.

This has to be patted down.  This machine comes behind and pats it all down. 
A foot note, this process was very dusty.  There was an inch of dust on my car and it was in the garage.  So for several days we had all this equipment blocking our drive way.  But it's all done and the road has been repaved. 

NOTE: Hubby has finished his 2nd week of radiation and chemo.  He is doing pretty good.  No nausea or diarrhea so far.