Saturday, February 15, 2014
I can't help shopping jackets and think, oh that would be good on this or that day of weather, or that would be a good color for wearing this or that color to work etc... and especially a good sale and Quiksilver. My goto style for shopping jackets is usually the Quiksilver and Billabong stores on Time Square NYC. I don't know why, I guess having grown up here in the midwest in OKC I'v always like the California style be it skater/snowboarder/outdoorsy... alas! I like that it's a good durable quality with basic looks. The above black/camo jacket is $69, 20% off this weekend with the code PRES20 which makes it about $56 ( I can't get the black/camo one, but have tried emailing my buddy S here in OKC. He's SO thrifty though, he doesn't go much for sales unless it's 50% more off of an already sale price. ha). But I don't guess I need anything that heavyweight here in OKC. I did finally break down and get the graphic printed jacket above. I just like the retro print ;you might think it's the dorkiest gayest thing you've seen, but I'm going to get a kick out of wearing it for fall weather seasons to come. :P Unluckily it's not on sale, but with the promo code PRES20 (Valentine weekend only) I got 20% off of the $99 price.... I've been checking the website back and forth since last fall for it to get marked down or out of stock, and nope same price, and apparently I got the last L as there are none more listed. SO anyway, below are some very nice lined light weight hooded jackets with water resistant ripstop nylon shell, a zip pocket inside which I'm a sucker for that sort of detail, including the velcro on the wrists of the sleeves. They were $100 on sale for $50 and with the 20% off, $40!!! So I've been sitting around all day trying not to buy anything, I can't decided between the Orange or the Green, or both!!! :) Oh the outfits these might be combined with, what possibilities! (Quiksilver always free shipping btw)
Friday, February 14, 2014
In case you might have a really grungey grubby dopp kitt and perhaps need a new one, OR if you could use one for use when you travel, or have a friend who could use one. you might want to check out one of these. the first one is a camo print, polyester, and $14. the second black one is polyester and has two compartments on both sides of the middle zipper and is $10. The last one is cotton canvas and I love the basic rugged plain look of it! I got an orange one and two khaki; they are $15 each, and I find that to be about the best deal... You have to pay $4.95 shipping though. Not too bad of a price for a good staple any guy should have one on hand...
I made these last night to take to work today.. they were good. I wasn't sure how they'd turn out since I'd never made 'em before and inserting the pastry tip to put in the creamy filling was funny 'cause I didn't know how much I was putting in there til it fluffed up a bit. anyway they were a nice hostess cupcake type and yummy... :) I used this recipe from online..
Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Sunday, February 09, 2014
man I survived the weekend, did you? been watching olympics since Friday of course. Saturday was pretty busy. I got up and out of bed by 8 and put a ham in the oven. I have been in charge of either finding a catered meal or bringing a meat dish to my garden club meetings and this Saturday was my last. yes! :) So anyway i put a ham in the oven with a bunch of carrots, and man those roasted carrots turned out GOOD! as soon as the ham came out, I put in some scones and then got them out in time to cool off and glaze and then everything in a box to take to the meeting, picked up this widow who is 86 and lives near and headed on over. we had to leave an hour early though so I'd have time to take her home and then on to a memorial service for my uncle who died last weekend. My brother came into town for that but my little sister couldnt' make it so it was just us 4 siblings. we hung out at one of my sister's places afterwards chatting and stuff. Saturday night I stayed in for the Olympics again.
I guess I'll tell you the postman story . On Wednesday after work I noticed the postman had walked from my neighbors house to mine, and from his tracks that instead of going to the front of the porch and walking up the steps, he walked into the flower bed and up the side of my porch. what with the snow covering up everything, I guess he just felt allowed or inclined to. I put some wire loops right in the middle of his tracks where the border of the bed is, also some flower pots and stuff in a row to make a visible barrier not to go that way. well, Thursday, we were out of school all day due to snow. I was home when the mail came, I have a mail slot so I hear the mail come in. anyway I stuck my head out the door and saw that the mailman went around the barrier and then still walked diagonally onto the bed and up the side of my porch. ?!?! I was sort of surprised I hadn't made it obvious enough. ha anyway at the time I was irritated and yelled out to him while he was about 3 or 4 yards away, "Hey would you not walk on the flower bed on the side of my porch, please!?" to which he responded
"oh, uh sorry...." blah...
"oh, uh sorry...." blah...
the next morning Friday, I got a can of black spray paint and went out in the front yard and panted arrow on the snow from the neighbors yard across my yard in front of the porch ending in front of the steps. ha just to make it clear. I also moved an old glider bench on the front porch to the side on the ledge where the guy was making hi short cut. when I got home I could see that he tracked over the arrorww and got it right. this week I plan to leave some pocket handwarmers out there just to make nice, I don't want to get my mail start being lost or anything.:)
hope it a great week everyone, spring around the corner!