Thursday, July 21, 2016

In The Words Of LRB "Reminiscing"

I was out for a walk at lunchtime making the most of the sun on a coolish winters day and noticed the amount of people either talking or looking at their mobile phones and it got me thinking back to yesteryear, well actually early 80's and when your phone looked like this

 and if you were really lucky you had one stuck to the wall and it might have even been push button.....

I remember getting home from work in the "olden" days and then spending the next few hours ringing my friends or family up and filling each other in on our days or making plans for the evening or weekend that was coming up.
None of this constant vibrating, beeping or flashing like there is now around a table.
We also seemed to have less emergencies then as I very rarely remember work collegues getting rang up at work due to an emergency.

Don't get me wrong I carry two mobile phones around, one work and one personal and play games on it at night but I don't walk around with it stuck in my face.

Okay rant over I am off to dust off my zimmerframe and and play words with friends on my phone LOL.....Words with Friends now that is a topic for another blog post another time!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Now Into July

First off update on my June UFO stitching.....
Beginning of June - Glendon Place Witches Wheel
End of June - Glendon Place Witches Wheel

This one was fun to stitch, I have found it really hard to pack it away until its turn comes around again in my rotation.

Now July is back to this one - yet another Glendon Place Stitch (I think I am addicted LOL)
This was where I was at at the end of January, so will be interesting to see how much I get this month. Mind you I have got three count em, three long weekends coming up this month. I am trying to use some annual leave up.

Our baby girl that returned home last month is doing great, mind you MOTH* and I are so paranoid about her going out the front it is hilarious. The vet reckons she might have a had a small brain fart and when she came back to normal she was not in her comfort zone which is our street. Her "brother" is so happy to have her back and is back to annoying the crap out of her.

On the food front, it is winter here and soup has been the main thing cooking. I got home last night and was greeted by the smell of sweet potato and butternut pumpkin soup ready to blitz. Love using my slow cooker !!

Now I follow a great blog called Epbot. This blog is for all of you that have an inner geek, so far Jen and John have put me onto to some fabulous artwork and now I have them to thank for signing up to  I have just picked up my latest package from the post office and once opened this is what I saw as the theme:
And inside the little cotton bag was:
Isn't it fantastic. Each month you get a magnet and a postcard which gives you a clue to the theme if you don't know what it is. Now I have a meeting tomorrow so I might accessorise with these goodies and see if anyone notices. LOL.
I think next months theme is HOGWARTS!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! (does this seem a trifle over the top for someone who is turning 53 in just over a week - no don't answer that question thank you :)

Last months was Sherlock Holmes themed but I forgot to take photos. But have had comments on the necklace when ever I have worn it.

The weather is supposed to come in craptastic tonight and hang around until next week with hail, thunder, lightening etc. I hope it behaves enough for me to record the final episode of Outlander for the season on Sunday night - I get it through satellite tv and it tends to drop out in bad weather. But to cover this possible incident I am going to record it at different times over the following days if need be.
So next week with no Game of Thrones, final episode of Outlander and Wentworth nearing an end for season what is to become of my tv viewing.......hmmm might be time to pick up relationship with Buffy again or the ladies from Charmed or one of the many other DVD's that I own.

Well thats about it for now. Till next time


Monday, June 20, 2016

Back Home Where She Belongs

Update on my Update

Yayy, all her blood work came back good. She was given a needle to help settle her stomach and that appears to have worked. Fingers crossed she is on her way back from this ordeal.

Update from my last post.

Well after 6 weeks missing our baby (well really old) furbaby is back home where she belongs.
I wont post any pictures of what she looked like on Friday when we picked her up from the wonderful people that managed to grab her, as the pictures show a very thin, scared old girl.

Friday night, Saturday and Sunday have been good days but  we took her off to the vet today as she didn't have a good night last night and they have done blood work to make sure she hasn't picked up anything during her adventure and to also try and pin down what made her suddenly take off.

She is still rather stressed and tense and the vet has said that if that doesn't start to come better over the next few days we may have to look at medication.

But hey our baby is home and that is all that matters.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Little Did I Know

That the title of my last blog entry would set the tone for the month......

But first an update on my UFO progress.

I finished my May UFO, yes finished it I tell you!!! Little did I realise that I had so little to do to finish it off.

As usual a totally craptastic photo, but a finish is a finish :)

Now my June UFO is this one.....
Glendon Place Witches Wheel
It is supposed to have beads on bits of it, but I hate beading so I will do a DMC conversion.
And I very rarely used the recommended fabric you can tell LOL

Now to the rest of the month of May.....did a black cat cross my path, did I walk under a ladder!!

1. Early in the month, May 7th to be precise our 14 year old furbaby vanished, just like poof off the face of the earth. We drove around our area for 4 days straight looking in building sites, stopping and talking to people and nothing!

This has been so hard for MOTH, Norman our other furbaby and I. It is the not knowing that is the hardest. I have been posting on social media, putting up flyers, etc and nothing. Oh we have had the odd siting or two but it is never her. All we can do is continue to search and hopefully get closure on this.

2. My work computer is possessed, I keep getting locked out of my account at random times during the day. This has IT stumped, they have run so many scans and rebuilt profiles but nothing is helping so it looks like I will be getting a new PC in the coming weeks.

3. As I am not getting any younger I went to get my eyes retested and order new glasses. Now I paid my money upfront at the end of the exam for two new pairs of glasses. Last week I go to pick them up and only one pair was there, they had forgotten to order the second pair. Now I need two pair cause I leave one pair at work and carry the other ones in my bag for use at home etc so it is very inconvenient having to remember to take them home at the end of the working day and bring them with me each morning. Fingers crossed the other pair arrives next week.

4. We put our car in to get the bonnet and boot resprayed as the lacquer was peeling off and the car was looking blah. We get a phone call......oops your windscreen broke while we were taking it out (this is actually pretty common...apparently), MOTH had to ring the insurance company and get a new one fitted. Yay for the one free windscreen a year bit in the policy (which we have never had to use btw). So any hoo, we get the car back and it is crap. The job was done by a mate, well one of his staff actually, so they car is going back to get fixed up!

5. And the last thing which I am not very proud of is that I was rude and horrible to my mum on the phone and as soon as I hung up I felt so bad :(. I have never done it before but she rang me at work and I was having the above mentioned computer problems and working to a deadline and throw in a mini pity party behind my partition, and she just went on and on and on. I did apologise over the weekend when I next spoke to her (we don't live in the same town let alone country so we only talk weekly unless there is an emergency) and she is fine and coming to visit at Christmas time.

So if you have read this far sorry for the rambling but had to put it out somewhere LOL

Until next time ciao!

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Mayhem

First off progress on my April UFO stitching...

Beginning of April
End of April
Now this is what I have picked out for May
This is where it was left.
When I pulled this one out of its bag I realised that all the main stitching was done, it is just finishing off stems, roots, vines etc with is all single ply and not much. I can't believe I put this one away without finishing... I might even get a finish out of this lot. (sorry for the crappy photo but I couldn't get it to fit in my frame as it is a longish piece)

I did finish my knitted cowl last month and have started a pair of fingerless gloves as the weather is definitely turning cooler here in my part of the world. I have one glove done and ready to be sewn up. It is a super quick pattern and once finished I will post details of links to where you can find it.

Well just a quick update for now, hope to post again soon.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Monday

I am just loving the dresses from Season 2 of Outlander. After last seasons fashion based on the highlands the opulence and colour in this new season is just so in your face. Here is a couple of highlights from episode 2.

Don't worry I wont be posting any spoilers here as I am sure there is enough to be found around the internet for those interested.

Well I have had my leave for Friday approved so I will be having a four day weekend...and all I can say to that is BRING IT ON!!  Next Monday is ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand and it ties in nicely with the UFO I am currently working on and hope to have finished for ANZAC day next is a memory jogger. I will post a photo of my progress at the end of the month, and I must say even I am impressed :)
I will leave you with a reminder that next Monday (here in Oz) is also a very big day in tv land.....

Friday, April 15, 2016

Finally Friday

Wow what a busy week.

Is anyone else watching season 2 of Outlander, it is brilliant. It did take me three nights to watch episode one due to MOTH taking over the tv to watch his crime shows and shows on the history channel (why do people watch the history channel...People it is history the outcome is not going to change!!)

I am currently knitting this 
The colour I have chosen is more of a dark grey/silver . I am up to the armhole shaping on the back, so may have it finished by next winter LOL. It is a free pattern by Cascade Yarns. Not sure how it will look on me as I am a bit chunky and this might be to short for me to get away with.

I did finish my "outlander cowl" from my previous post but not sure if I like it or not as it didn't turn out long enough and I used all the yarn that I bought for the project. I may undo it and knit it again using two balls of wool instead of 4 as originally done. It wont be as thick but it will be longer.

Can't wait for the weekend, I am going to whip up a big pot of butternut pumpkin and kumera soup and freeze it ready for the cooler weather, mind you the nights are getting a bit chillier around here and we did have soup one night this week.
This weekend I am also going to get some more stitches into my April UFO, do a little more knitting and try and watch a backlog of tv shows I have recorded on Foxtel and Free To Air...oh and along with the usual weekend chores.

I really need to start planning a holiday as it has been nearly 5 months since my Christmas break and life has been super busy and I am totally worn out. Next weekend is a long weekend as ANZAC day falls on the 26th, I have put in for the 22nd off but haven't had it approved yet.

Well better get back to the grindstone Ciao everyone.