Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Helllooooo! Almost a year since my last post.  I have been using FB more and more, so this blog got put to the side.  No idea if anyone reads it, aside from some of my "nosey" family members. LOL!!!!
Time passes and we all get bigger asses!  Mine has been getting progressively bigger and since the extra weight has an impact on my aging knees, I am slooowwly getting it off.  Pain is a great motivator and so is feeling decrepit when the crepitus of the knee starts.  I downloaded some self-hypnosis weight loss apps onto my IPad and over the last month I have to admit (didn't really think they would work, just liked the music), that I am not craving or mindlessly eating so called junk food, eating more fruit and veg, also feeling satisfied with less on the plate at mealtimes.  My thought processes are more clear and the morning wake up is not as "feeling tired still", so getting started isn't the chore it was becomeing. The 'tapes' were not expensive and some were free to try, with the option of upgrading.  All in all, the money was well spent.  The $$ were a gift at Christmas to use on ITunes, so FREEE to MEEE!  Now to get back to the exercise I was putting off because of the Knee Pain.  Oh what a vicious cycle I got into.  The only cycle I should be in/on is the Elyptical one in the workout area.  Definately tomorrow....really....I mean it! So, now my 3pm coffee break is over and on to the next thing on my list.  Sewing for a friend.

Friday, July 25, 2014


Doing a little Kid-Wrangling today.  Keeping an eye on four 10 year old girls and one (very patient) 10 year old boy.  Much splashing in the pool, lots of eeeeeeks! and laughter from all.  THIS is what summer should be.....laughing, splashing, chasing each other, getting the most out of the day.  I can watch from the shade of the deck and do my knitting, play on the laptop aaaaand get some fresh air.  Since my friends are now home, someone else is in charge of the dog walking, so, since I don't have to go outside...what do I choose, but to sit inside.  The Folly!!!!  I think that I will now spend as little time indoors as possible.  It's too easy to while away the day indoors, doing nothing really.  Of course if it gets too hot and sticky I am better off inside.  So, back to the kid-wrangling.  TTFN!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Look At Me!

Look at me...posting again.  I am working on the lace stole/scarf pattern (Gothic Leaf Lace) and although I have made a few errors, it seems that I will have something nice for my efforts.  This a trial-run using Sparkle yarn with Zellers on the label.  Bought it at Bibles for Missions in Guelph.  I will use the Lion Brand Sirdar Snuggly for the second practice.  That should turn out to be a Shawl.  Then if that turns out okay I will buy a more expensive yarn to make an even prettier shawl for myself. Below is a pic of the pattern.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lovely Morning, Lovely Shop

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, .....La, la, la....Mr. Rogers you are missed.
So, fellow travellers I got myself up at 6:45am, fed, showered and dressed (in that order, 'cause any other would be....well, not good!) Talked to youngest daughter about cottage plans, walked the doggie, and went to check out the new Wool on William shop. Lovely shop, friendly owner,Leslie and the other shoppers were friendly too.  Met another Ravelry member, Moya and we discussed stash and the explaining to loved ones that one can never have too much stash. LOL   I bought two balls of a  pretty, light green Sirdar Snuggly Bamboo,  yarn to practice a new lace stitch.  It will likely be a shawl as I seem to be into those right now.  W.O.W. has a Wednesday Stitch Night and I am considering checking it out next week.  "Stay tuned for further developments on that front." 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stash Update!!!

Time to update my Stash of Yarn I think!  I have been working diligently to decrease my yarn-stash and it's time to build it back up.  To that end, I plan, tomorrow, to visit the new yarn shop in town, called Wool On William.  I have it listed on the side bar. Check it out, it's a very well thought out page.  I'll let you all know how I fared after I check out the shop.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


This could be a Zombie Blog, as it looked like it was "daid", but I decided to revive it.  So, what is new with me?  Well, I took up the Tai Chi and got medium-good at it. I was so happy with my progress after a year of learning the moves, that I decided to take up Tai Chi Sword Play.  It's a little, actually a lot, harder to perform the moves as I have a 3lb sword to wave about.  The sword looks real and it could do a little damage if a person wasn't careful.  I should be practicing both Tai Chi and Sword on a regular basis, but I have been a little lazy and otherwise occupied with family things.  Here's a pics of me holding "SwordElla"

So, that's my update on the Zombie Blog.  Cheers!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What Happened?

To answer the query of the title...Well, life happened and since it seemed mundane I didn't feel the need to blog about it.  Perhaps it was the unwritten rule that if you talk about something, and how much you enjoy it, it might get taken away or buggered up. LOL  So, putting that little cliche aside, I will say that life is good, my health is good for an 'older' woman.  Little aches and pains, and the newest present from the universe...Tinnitus!  It's mildly annoying, like a little ziiinnnngggg in my head at all times.  At first I was "Gaaaah!!! get owwwt of my headddd!"  Then, I got hold of myself and decided to do what could be done to deal/cope with it.  First, clean out the ears safely....NO DIGGING with objects smaller than my elbow! So, warm mineral oil, and warm water  to sluice them out.  Got one little piece of  "gold" and no difference in the noise factor.  Next, appointment with GP.  Told that I may have to live with it (??? o/O)  Then went to the acupuncturist that, in my opinion, got rid of the asthma I was told I had for several years and that  has not reared it's gasping head for 6 years.  He determined that my kidney and liver function was low and after several treatments, I feel better and the auditory level of the zing has decreased.  I have an appointment at the ENT specialist next week, just to cover all the bases. Like, my brain is not growing a twin or something!  Oh, also  'Dr. Needles' suggested that I take up Tai Chi again.  I enjoyed the challenge of learning some moves a few years ago and so, I will take it on again.  The Seniors Centre is close by and the fee is low, so no excuse not to do it.  Now that Spring is creeping slowly into view, I need to get out at least once a week into the fresh air, if only to walk to the car and drive  to the centre. LOL.  Well, now that I have bored y'all with my blogging I will sign off and say adieu, farewell, arrivederchi, gutentag, zai jian, adios amigos. <3 font="" xo="">