Well friends it has been over 8 weeks and I finally saw my boyfriend yesterday.
He called me at lunch saying he was feeling so much better and would I like to see him and stay at his place.
I of course agreed, went and had my shower, got ready and packed my overnight bag. I was ready when he drove up to the front of our building.
So off we went to his place and spent a bit of time there and then we went to Earl's for a very nice dinner. I had a 7 oz Top Sirloin with roasted beet, turnips and one cup of mashed potatoes. Alone with that we both had ice water and lemon. My meal was very tasty and done very well.
While eating we sat watching the 49ers getting defeated. I was a bit bummed for they are the team I was routing for.
Oh well they can rest up and get ready for next year. They did play a good game, however the other team was just a tad bit better.
Once the game was over we came back to his place and watched a movie called "Salt" is was an OK movie, not the best but it was entertaining.
After a nice cup of hot tea and a very small snack and more T.V. it was time for bed. As usual I can't sleep when I am at his place. I like my bed and my own pillows. I told him next time I am going to bring my pillows so that I won't get a sore neck.
We slept in a bit and then after breakfast he drove me home and went to work which was not to far from my place.
Rest of today I spent on line with all of you and also doing so more designing on the Chi-hau-hau. It is almost finished I just have to finish sewing on the legs and put on a collar. Then this new model will be done and I can take it into work to show Amy. Make another one in the proper colours of her dog. I don't have the right shade of reddish brown/tan.
Tomorrow when I get that finished I will start on a Pomeranian for Lorna. I have the right shade of black fuzzy yarn for it, the eyes and nose as well.
Can't wait to design this one cause there is no pattern at all for this type of dog. So I will be working from Lorna's pictures that she is sending to me. I hope.
Anyways I did manage to do my stepping challenges and Day 2 of Jumpstart challenge.
Well that is all for now.
I am tired so I am going to bed early to catch some zzzzz's
I just got home from working tonight. I have a 6 hour shift and things went very well and I got in a lot of steps running back and forth from helping customers find what they need or want and doing cash.
I found out that I have two shift next week, a total of 11 hours. Yikes I was hopping for a lot more but with cut backs and all I am just happy that I have hours and that they know to call me if they need me.
In the meantime I will knit up two small orders that I just got today and finish up the Chi-hau-hau for Amy.
I was asked to design a Pomeranian in black and white and a husky in grey and white. So I am really looking forward to coming up with new designs..
Well it is time for me to jump in the shower and get cleaned up and hit the hay. I only had about 2 or 3 hours of sleep last night. So right now I am feeling completely drained.
I hope to get some sleep tonight.
I hope you all have a great night and I will check in with you all tomorrow.
Today I woke up early and did a 10 minute stepping routine to get warm. IT is FRREEZZING here in my apartment.
The radiators needed to be bled again to get the hot water flowing and to heat up all the rooms.
After a while later it was still cool in here but not freezing cold. So after my short walking routine I bundle down under blankets and watched T.V. for a bit.
All day I staid in my sweats and tried to work on my knitting, computer and cooking all our meals while trying to dive under the blankets again.
I did manage to knit for two hours and worked on my computer for another two hours doing the usual maintenance and clean up on my computer. I did fix the feed problem with Sparks. I now can leave message on my friends feeds as well as "liking it"
All my cache are empty, all the history is emptied, Every thing has been done for the month. The system is still slow but I can't do anything to fix unless I want to spend more money for Shaw to speed up my system. I won't I already paid way to much money for the service and for my T.V. service.
Right now I am watching Undercover Boss while typing this blog and doing other things. I can't just sit and watch T.V. I have to be doing something with my hands.
The dogs that I am working on is almost finished, all that needs to be done is to stuff and fill the legs and sew them on the two dogs. One will be sitting up and the other laying down. Both in different colours.
I am liking them so far.
Any ways that is it, Nothing much to tell you all except that I wish you all a great night's sleep and a great day tomorrow.
Well it has been about five days since my last blog and things have been going good.
Had the last four days off from work due to no hours but I did work a five hour shift this morning and it went great.
I was on cash all day to day and was asked to tidy up the front cash areas and make it look neat and tidy. Which I did of course and the manager liked it so much that he complimented me over the radio so that others could here his praises.
I was also informed that there is a contest going on and the manager helped me log into the contest on the work site.
It is from Living Well and we have to log in our steps and workout and we have a chance to win a Ipad or something. We also get a free pedometer.
So here I go stepping it up some more and so far today at work I logged in over 16,000 in five hours.
By logging into this site and my work site it make it easier to remember to do both.
John is still not working and is doing absolutely nothing about it or getting medical help for his back which annoys me so much.
All he does is sleep, eat, drink coffee and watch T.V. but complains to me how board he is. He doesn't even help me with the cooking but he did do the dishes tonight after I nagged and nagged him to death.
Well do something, go get therapy for your back so that you can go back to work or look for another job.
Vent of brother is over!!!!!
So now I am on the computer trying to catch up and get my work done.
Tomorrow I am hopefully going to work on my Web Page I really need to get it up and published.
I still have a few corrections to do on it to make it look good and I need to change some of the pictures and add a few new one.
I need also to figure out to post a free pattern on it so that I can share one of my patterns that I designed by myself.
I did finish up three new dogs and I am working on another breed of dog.
Will post pictures of all of them soon.
We went and saw mom last Monday and spent only one hour with her. We bought and set up a new DVD Player for her that we got on sale at Canadian Tire. Hopefully she won't brake this one like she did on John's
She is still her usual self absorbing person and when she gets so involved with her soap oprahs or being so mean at us, we get up and leave. We tell her why and that"s that.
I feel good when we do this because now I am not putting her problems or negativity on my shoulders. I have less stress.
We did get snow here and it is very cold now and windy. It was -8 with the wind chill this morning when I left for work at 8:15a.m. Brrrrr
As for the hot water in our apartment, it comes and goes. I found out that one of the apartments besides us had a washer machine and when they use it we have no water pressure or hot water.
I did leave a note with the management letting them know. We are not allowed to have any in our apartments or a dish washer.
Before I tell you about my day let me tell you about the rest of my night last night.
When I signed off from here I went to have my bath and found out that we had no hot water.
So what did I do.
I turned off the cold and turn the hot on full blast. The water pressure was a bit low but after running the water for 5 minutes it started to get very warm not hot. So I ran my bath with Epson's Salts and soak for five minute. That was it, the water went cold.
Oh well at least I am clean but I really did want to soak for at least 20 minutes or minute so that my aching muscle could unwind and become less sore.
Didn't happen. Went to bed after blow drying my hair.
When morning came I was so stiff and sore I could barely move but I did anyways. I did manage to walk in place for 10 minutes and my body started to loosen up a bit. Our water pressure still isn't that great and the water still isn't hot enough but it is good enough to get by. Boiling the water so that I can do the dishes.
After breakfast and waiting for John to get up I sparked for a bit and then got all my dirty laundry packed into two big travel bags and off we went to the laundry mat.
Besides Roger" the owner" there were only a few others there so I was able to load up four washer with all my dirty items at $2.00 per washer. At my apartment the washer is $2.50 and the only washer is small. We do have 2 dryers.
It would have taken me 8 loads of laundry to get it all done, a total of 4 hours or more for the washes alone and another 4 hours to get it all dried. A full day of running up three flights of stairs and carrying one basket at a time.
Not my cup of tea.
Instead I got all four washes done in 45 minutes or there abouts and another 30 minutes using 3 large dryers to get all but five items dried.
The total cost of my laundry day was $8.00 in wash and another $ 4.00 to dry = $12.00. At home it would have cost me $ 20.00 and $8.00 to dry = 28.00
So I save $14.00 approx. and all that time sitting in the laundry room so that no one can dump my cloths on the floor and get their done instead of waiting for me to get my stuff out.
Another good thing about the Laundry Mat is the Roger is very nice and he has a 30 inch TV on the wall for us to watch TV while waiting for our stuff to get cleaned and dry.
So after packing up everything and taking it all back home we finish hanging up the damp stuff and I made lunch for both of us.
Then it was more sparking, crocheting it up and spending the rest of the afternoon and evening kicking back watching TV.
I am still slightly sore but not as bad as I was earlier. So tomorrow I should be 100% and can get Day 1 video done for my team.
Now it time to make my bed with fresh clean sheets and blanket and read for a bit before I go to sleep.
i did get one small crochet dog finish, it didn't turn out to look like a Chihauhau. I don't know what it looks like but you can tell that it is a dog sitting.
I need to change the positions of the four legs to make it look better but for this first attempt at a new design it is not to bad.
I am now working on the second attempt and managed to get the head done. Tomorrow I will work on the body and legs. Then I am going to pin all the pieces together before I sew them on.
Yes I will get you all a picture of my new dog and you can let me know what you think it looks like.
Thanks again for reading my blogs and being my friends. I now can read and post on your feeds now which is great. I missed doing that. My computer is working a bit better and I can do most things on it again. I am slowly figuring out this for myself instead of taking it in and spending money that I don't have to get a tech to fix up my mistakes or to fix a problem.
Well tomorrow is a new day. It is Saturday and I do hope you all have a great Sparkling Weekend. Keep safe, warm and healthy.