Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/28 is 10 Things You Feel Good About Right Now. 

1)  On Saturday, I completed a virtual 5K at my local high school track.  I pushed myself harder than usual and am sore now but so happy with my time.  It is still very slow but gives me hope that I can improve on it in the future.
2)  My knitting, I am progressing on the gifts I'm knitting and will have them done in time if I keep on plan.
3)  Fiber Festival of New England is Saturday and I am so excited.  I am going with 3 other friends and we are going to have a blast.  Picture above from last year.
4)  My spinning - need to do more but I am happy with how my spinning is turning out.  A little practice and I'm sure it will get better.
5)  I've maintained my weight loss for about 6 months now and hope to lose another 10 or 20 but will settle for 10 more.
6)  Wicked - going to see it with my Niece next month and I'm excited.  We saw it about 2 years ago but can't wait to see it again.
7)  My growing Vera Bradley collection.  Have been adding to it a lot recently and have a box in the mail to me right now.  Love all the colors and mostly been collecting wallets now.  But, I have a new bag coming to use as a gym bag and I can't wait for that to come.  I am planning to use it to bring my gym clothes to work so I can go to a linear trail after work. 
8)  Maybe joining a local gym.  A co-worker is going to join one and if she likes it, I may look into it.  I usually work out at home or at the track or a linear trail but if this gym is really nice, may look into it to take some classes and work with strength training with a trainer.
9)  The book I'm reading - In Her Dreams by Kristan Higgins.  I'm really enjoying it.  I recently read Gone Girl and really didn't enjoy it at all so this book is making me very happy.
10)  Halloween movies - Halloween (the original), The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride.  Glad they are only around once a year but I do enjoy them in small doses (Halloween and other scary ones).  The cartoon ones I can watch without getting creeped out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/21 is 10 Things You Would Save If Your House Was On Fire. For the purpose of this exercise we are assuming that all of your family and pets are safe, we are just focusing on the stuff.

1)  My flash drives and my external hard drive (Pictures, Word documents, ITunes)
2)  My pocketbook, car keys and work knitting bag - usually all in the same place
3)  My Sidekick spinning wheel
4)  My camera
5)  My Kindle (and my first Kindle that my father uses)
6)  My bag with all the chargers in it - Kindle, Ipod, cell phone)
7)  My bag with all the computer connectors in it (Ipod, Fitbit, camera)
8)  My glasses and contact stuff
9)  Some jewelry - whatever I can grab quickly
10)  Some clothes - whatever I can grab quickly

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/14 is 10 Things You Did This Weekend.

1)  Went to Whole Foods, Trader Joes and the LL Bean Outlet.
2)  Watched old Walking Dead episodes.
3)  Went to the local track and walked a mile, jogged a mile, walked a mile.
4)  Read some more of Gone Girl.
5)  Knit on my mothers Xmas gift sweater.
6)  Worked on my Rhinebeck shopping list.
7)  Cleaned out my Giraffe planter and popped in the Mum I bought at Trader Joes.
8)  Put all my summer shoes away and took out all the fall and winter ones.
9)  Watched some play-off baseball.
10)  Put away some new Vera Bradley bags and prepared a mental list for some more Vera Bradley shopping this week.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for September 23rd is 10 Cars You Have Had. Vroom vroom!  When I was younger, I would trade in my car almost every 2 years.   Not sure if I'm missing any or not.  Picture above is Smugglers Notch in VT.  I don't have a good picture on my computer of any of my cars.

1)  Dodge Charger like the Dukes of Hazzard - first car I had, inherited from my sister.
2)  Ford Mustang Ghia - senior year in high school.
3)  Plymouth Arrow - first car I bought
4)  Nissan Pulsar - it had pop up headlights
5)  Chrysler Laser Turbo - loved this car
6)  Ford Probe - bought because a co-worker told me it wasn't considered a sports car for insurance and I liked his car.
7)  Pontiac Grand Am - didn't like this car
8)  Izuzu Trooper II and Chevy Blazer - both were second cars for the snow.
9)  Chevy Tracker - This replaced the two snow cars
10)  Subaru Outback Wagon - also had a 4 door sedan years ago (just front wheel drive) and hated it.  Liked the Wagon.

Now I have a Honda CRV that I love, love, love.  My father even bought one after I got mine.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for August 5th is 10 Things To Do in a Waiting Room.

1)  Play games on my cell phone.
2)  Read magazines.
3)  People watch other patients.
4)  People watch the staff.
5)  Knit if I remember to bring it with me.
6)  Check out all the framed artwork on the walls.
7)  Count the people waiting to see how behind they are on appointments.
8)  Read a book on my phone or a hard copy if I have one with me.
9)  Update my calendar - physical one in my purse.
10)  Look through my purse to see what I can clean out.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for July 29th is 10 Patterns You Could Knit Again . . . and again and again!

1)  Duckies - on my second pair.
2)  Top Down Baby Jacket by Plymouth Yarns - have knit many of these as baby gifts.  Quick and fun.
3)  Penny by Corinne Niessner  - a cute dog sweater pattern, have knit a few and whenever I'm knitting for a tiny dog, this is it.
4)  Germinate by Through the Loops - was last year's mystery shawl and I've knit two.  I can see it in more color combinations.
5)  Wendee socks by Andrea Rangel - I've knit one pair but can see more of these short little socks in my future.
6)  Who? hat by Sara Amoroso - such a cute little owl hat, makes a cute gift when you just want to make a child's hat.
7)  Catnip Mouse by Wendy D. Johnson - I have made more than a dozen of these, cute and fun.
8)  Trillian or Hitchhiker by Martina Behm - made more than one of each of them.
9)  Stella Pixie Hat by Kristen Rengren - another cute baby hat to make as a gift along with a baby sweater.
10)   Baby Eyelet cardi by Linda from clickertyclick - another baby sweater that I've made more than once.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for June 24th is 10 Ways to Wish Someone Happy Birthday.   We are celebrating my father's birthday tonight (Tuesdays are dinner/cake night no matter what day your bday falls).

1)  A card
2)  A Pralines ice cream pie (for my Dad) or the favorite desert of the birthday person.
3)  A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant
4)  In song
5)  On Facebook
6)  In an email
7)  A Voicemail - our receptionist at work leaves a singing voicemail to the birthday person.
8)  A hug and kiss
9)  A nice present
10)  Balloons