Health, Knitting

Remember the knitting when loosing weight

I’ve been a little blue today for no particularly good reason. Today is also weigh-in day, but I was expecting good things and I wasn’t disappointed. Another loss for a total of 29.6 lbs obliterated! Unfortunately, I still have a long ways to go. That distance is very daunting and a little voice starts to discourage me sometimes. In spite…

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Personal

runcation

runcation, n.: The action or an act of weeding. Also occas.: the action of rooting. There are many jokes about Oregon and summer and rain. “Oregonians don’t tan, we rust.” “Oregon summer: the best two weeks of the year.” Question:  “What do you call two straight days of rain in Portland?” Answer:  “A weekend.” “It only rains twice a year…

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Family

Memorial Day & memories

Today I went on a guided hike in Canemah and had a blast, but I’m going to write about that in tomorrow’s post. While in Canemah, the historic cemetery had its gates open to allow Memorial Day traffic, and our group went in to admire the lovely grounds. As I was walking around I got to thinking about Memorial Day,…

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Health

I’m not weighing my soul

Today is weigh-in day. Last week I lost a good chunk of weight for my first weigh-in, and that has helped make this week easier—that and not having a caffeine withdrawal headache all week. Not that this week has been easy; I went grocery shopping yesterday and at one point found myself in the candy aisle, adding things to my…

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Knitting, Painting

Attraction

Today, after work, I made my way across the river to the Oregon Convention Center to view the Gathering of the Guilds. This huge event encompasses the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase and is flanked by the Creative Metal Arts Guild, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Portland Bead Society, and Portland Handweavers Guild. As I was walking through…

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Personal

New Theme

I have been getting various reports about the theme not working correctly. As well, I had problems viewing the site in Internet Explorer. So… I’ve changed! P.S. I’ve now just spent two hours updating all my social media stuff. The world is too much! So small but so big!

Personal

Itchy and crazy

When I was about six I had my tonsils out. This was a good thing because until then I had spent a lot of time sick. In fact, one of my earliest memories is waking up and not feeling well and having my mom scold me for not wanting to do morning stuff. As I sat sulking at the breakfast…

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Knitting

Sock Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration comes in strange places. For a couple of years I had been thinking that I should put up a website for my art. After all, I’m the webmaster for: Three Rivers Artist Guild Watercolor Society of Oregon Mt. Pleasant Iris Greater Portland Iris Society But I could never really decided what I wanted my website to be. I…

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Knitting

Party all the time

This has been an exciting week for me. I have been out late twice! It’s party all the time around here. The reason for all this excitement is the Rose City Yarn Crawl. I’ve participated in this for two previous years, and it has been a blast every time. The excitement for this year has been building for weeks, starting…

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Family, Goals

Philopatric

Late 2011 through 2012 will forever be known as my “Année terrible”. I was in a car accident; I was laid off; my dad had heart surgery; my aunt died; I had pneumonia twice. About the only thing I had going for me in this year of horrors was my house. I bought it from my parents and I got…

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