Friday Fill-Ins 2011-04


And…here we go!

1. Up, up and away.

2. A lot of miserable colds are going around this winter.

3. Coats and scarves, mittens and boots: The attire of winter!

4. It has been a long, long time since I got a nice back rub.

5. I’m thinking about my upcoming birthday (Feb 6) knowing that it will be a lot of fun to spend it with my knitting friends.

6. To be or not to be – that is the question.

7. And as for the weekend, Friday night I spent with my knitting buddies in my apartment building, Saturday my plans included stopping by the quilt shop for a second and getting some groceries and Sunday, I want to just chill around the house and get some things done (like laundry)!

Snow Humor…

My friend, Sue, sent me the following in my e-mail today…I just had to share it…Don’t know where she found it – but, it certainly made me smile.

Next week’s commute…


Ten on Tuesday…

Ten Favorite Health and Beauty Products

1.  Rosemary Mint Shampoo by Aveda – it’s my favorite Shampoo

2.  Rosemary Mint Conditioner by Aveda – it’s my favorite Conditioner

3.  I am a sucker for indie made soaps – among my favorites are:

Cazullo’s Sunshine Soap – made here in Claremont; White Mountain Soaps;   Turtlecove Soaps on Etsy; and Vegan Soap Kitchen on Etsy.

4.  Body Lotion:  Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion by Aveeno

5.  Body Wash:  Aveeno Active Naturals:  Calming Body Wash, Hydrating Body Wash, and Smoothing Body Wash.

6.  I was a big fan of Bath and Body Works shower gels and lotions – when I could easily get to the store – but, now that there are no stores close by I am finishing up using my products.

7.  Colgate or Crest Sensitive Tooth Paste

8.  Makeup:  either MaryKay or Avon

9.  Badger Balm Sleep Balm – for those nights when I just can’t relax enough to sleep.

10.  Water – Since I’ve been diabetic I’ve tried to get my intake of water up… so, I have a Pur Filter Container that I use to purify my water – so, that I’ll drink more.

See – I knit…

Proof – yep!  Here I am on a Mental Health Tuesday at my local knit shop –Hodge Podge Yarns.

I’m loving those socks – and have started the second one!!!

400 Mile Challenge – Weeks 2 and 3

The exercising is coming along – and I am working at my own level to build up my strength and stamina.  Have to say the first two days on the bike  were shall we say tough on me.  My poor legs hurt – but, I went back and didn’t let it stop me.  Now they don’t hurt as much…

Week 2:

Jan 9 – Walked a half hour = 1 mile

Jan 13 – Walked a half hour = 1 mile

Jan 15 – Rode stationary bike = 1 mile

Total  for week = 3 miles

Week 3

Jan 16 – Rode stationary bike = 1 mile

Jan 18 – Rode stationary bike = 1 mile

Jan 20 – Rode stationary bike = 1 mile

Jan 21 – Rode stationary bike = 1 mile

Total for Week  = 4 miles

Grand total:   8 miles

Week 1:  1 mile

Week 2:  3 miles

Week 3:  4 miles


Please vote…

My quilt is in a contest – and I sure would appreciate your vote –

Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

If you click on the  above box it will take you to the voting page –

I named my bargello quilt – Bargello Beauty…

Please vote for it…Thanks…

Friday Fill-Ins 2011-03


Photo courtesy of Janet  (she’s the best) 

1. So many of us never really stop to enjoy life.

2. Life is good even in hardship.

3. Those who are accepting of others who live different lifestyles are sometimes in the minority.

4. True happiness is waiting quietly.

5. Light is in both the mind creating clarity and in the heart creating hope.

6. Appreciation of all that is ordinary makes for a happier life.  It’s not always about the extreme things – but, the simple things.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to hanging out with friends knitting in the lobby,  tomorrow my plans include working on unpacking even more boxes in my apartment and Sunday, I want to stay in because it is supposed to be frigid – and I’d rather be inside where it is warm!

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