Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A sign from God

Blogging continues after a much needed hiatus.
So many projects to talk about....I took the summer off from making Jayne hats and my head exploded with ideas most of which were non-yarn related and, at the moment, top secret.  They do involve sewing and quilting, jewelry making & scrapbooking.  And that sign from God?  First, a little background.  I've been under the weather the last two days, difficulty sleeping and intestinal problems you don't want to hear about.  After a sleepless night, I called in sick to work and went back to bed.  After a couple of hours of sleep, I turn on the TV.  Its become my habit, when home sick, to watch HSN/QVC.  I've got a thing for live TV and CNN is just too depressing when I'm sick.  In the past, sick days have brought me exercise equipment, 14k gold faux diamond earrings, flocked hangers and most recently, the complete Martha Stewart crafting tool set.  So when I turn on HSN, what do I see?  24 hours of C R A F T I N G.  Yes, I heard angels singing because it is truly a sign from God to carry on with all three of my brillant crafting ideas.  So as I sit in my bed, sipping peppermint tea, I plot total dominance of the craft world.  After all, Martha won't live forever :)
And I leave you with my most recent knitting wip - a baby blanket for a co-worker (shhh, it's a surprise).

Friday, May 21, 2010

make it stop!

mother nature was kind enough to give me a gift this week - my fifth installment of the flu. I am so frakin sick of being sick. I stayed home so I wouldn't spread my gift but it hasnt seemed to work. And today one of my coworkers has on so much bad perfume that my eyes are watering. Thanks for that. 3 hours to go then it is home and bed for 24 hours!

Friday, May 14, 2010

An African Adventure

Because I'm a glutton for punishment and love to start projects I'll never, ever finish, I ordered yarn for this yesterday:

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 1......

and so it begins, first day of the rest of my life.  Corny, no?  But it's true for all of us.  For me, today marks the day I dive head-first into being diabetic. I'll be re-defining my routines and thus, re-defining my life.  45 minutes of cardio a day, every day.  Carb couting = thoughtful eating.  And, maybe, in the process, become the person I know I can be.  Lofty goals, but attainable Wish me luck.
Day 1 started with a three-hour nutrition class.  Before which, I made a quick stop at Starbucks for an earl grey latte.  Durning class, I discovered that my latte was at least 3 servings of carbs - roughly the equalivant of the big ass slice of mushroom/sausage pizza I ate last nite.
Of course, since I didn't have a proper breakfast I was starving when I got home so I had a carb-friendly breakfast sandwich of egg white, cheese, Canadian bacon on an Orowheat Thin.  That paired with some raw fruit or veg = healthy, filling meal.  Yay me!
Now it's baseball time - about to watch my gmen kick some  froger ass. (while I clean)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bad blogger - no cookie

So I've shamelessly neglected blogging about my oh-so-interesting life.  But good news, I'm B A C K.  So much to say, so little time.  In approximately one hour and 3 minutes, I begin a week long vacation.  Woo fricking hoo, right?  It's a bittersweet woo hoo as I've chosen to take a week of hard-earned PTO to, as they say, get my shit together.  In Feburary I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.  While the diagnosis wasn't a complete surprise, it still takes some getting used too.  At first I blamed myself - bad eating habits, etc., but after talks with doctors & nurse educators, I discovered I would most likely be diagnosed at some point.  The good news was my AC1 was 5.7 which is considered good.  The bad news is the weight loss program I put myself on doesn't mess with a low-carb diabetic diet so it's back to square one.
For the last month or so, I've been trying to get into a routine that includes working out 45 minutes a day, cooking most of my meals from scratch, sleeping 8 hours a night and taking my meds on time.  I have failed miserabely. Enter PTO - 40 hours of it - beginning in 44 minutes.
In addition to turning into the perfect patient, I am devoted copious amount of time next week to crafting.  I won't discriminate, there will be hats to knit, shawls to crochet, iPad cozies to sew and maybe even some cross stitch.  I'm also hoping to put our sweet little American Eskimo Mila, on a schedule.  Or, more accurately, put her mother (aka LizNast) on a schedule.  On top of all these projects, I'm attending my high school alumnae assocation luncheon next Sunday with drinks the night before with classmates at my mom's bar.  I can safely say, I will not be bored.
And when my Gmen kick some socal blue this weekend, it will the start of an epic week.
Wish me luck and let the games begin, in three, two, one.

Friday, February 12, 2010

let the games begin......

Al Michaels says the Opening Ceremonies are just minutes away - even know I know it started 3 hours ago irl, I'm excited. Cast on for the hat already.  Going to cast on the scarf soon - thenfGetch before I go to bed. game on knitter!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

it was the breast of times......

yeah breast. i said it. technically typed it. and i know i'm missing puncuation. i am using my g1 to blog and i am too lazy to use puncuation or spellcheck. Why breast? got my mammogram, blood work and colon scoped out. If all the tests are good I shouldnt have to set foot near Kaiser for at least a year ;)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

pictures......we need pictures!

I love that I can now blog from my phone. And I L O V E my phone but what is the use of blogging from a phone without pictures?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Productive Tuesday

lunching....knitting.....& blogging makes for a very productive Tuesday. Now if I could figure out how to add a pic to this post it would be the perfect lunch hour!