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Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those who celebrate/observe

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those who celebrate and observe those days.

Today I went to a couple stores and the mall, needed cat food and computer photo paper and a few things at the grocery store. I was looking for ice cream cones, the empty cones but couldn't find any here. I needed them for a cake I was attempting to make. This is supposed to be a Halloween cake shaped like a pumpkin. It's 2 small bunt cakes stacked bottom sides together and frosted with pumpkin frosting. It's supposed to have an upside down ice cream cone in to top for the stem but couldn't find any cones here. Also a couple of my Halloween cross stitch projects. The pumpkin frosting didn't really come out tasting like pumpkin but maybe better next time.

It's almost the "Witching hour" here, therefore almost a new month. New Hampshire time is 4:46 PM and here it is 11:46 PM, our time won't change here when it does in the USA so we will be 8 hours ahead of East Coast instead of 7.

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JSTETSER 11/3/2012 7:00AM

    Beautiful cross stitch projects! emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/31/2012 8:20PM

    I used to bake and decorate cakes but never made a pumpkin cake. Too bad you couldn't find the cones. You could have made a pointy cone out of cardboard and covering with plastic then frosting the cone.

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NORASPAT 10/31/2012 7:23PM

    I wish I could have been able to look closely at your cross stitch. I used to do it but no more. Hands cannot take it these days. I liked the look of you pumpkin cake. Next time use a cupcake and put chocolate on it for the stem. HUGS well done, I realise Halloween is over for you so I will say have a great weekend . Pat in Maine.

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Monthly recap

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, I did good for 2 weeks then fell totally apart. I got on the treadmill or did strength workouts every day for 2 weeks and I was proud of myself. AS far as the weight goes, I don't know since I went from one scale in one country to another scale in a different country and there was a difference of 5 pounds. It could be possible I lost that weight.
I will do better next month!

I have been back here a whole month, it's gone by fairly quickly and also slow. I can tell it's getting a tiny bit cooler out but still not cool enough in the mornings to go for an outside walk. DH goes back to work on Saturday after being off for 2 weeks due to the muslim holiday Hajj.

Tomorrow is Halloween in the USA and a few other countries but not here. Here it is forbidden, illegal, against the law and frowned upon since it is a pagan holiday. There aren't any American kids where I live, I do have my Fall/Halloween cross stitch projects put up around the house.

I hope you all have had a GREAT and successful month!

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HJFOGARTY 11/4/2012 7:39PM

    I agree a new month and new reasons to get back on track - you have had alot of stress going on and I know you will find your way back to what makes you feel good - take care of you and know your family is in our prayers

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MRSAGAIN2 11/2/2012 8:44AM

    I'm glad this first month went by rather quickly for you.

You'll get back to routine soon enough. Good job on the 2 weeks you did do!


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NORASPAT 10/31/2012 4:26PM

    Now you have a new month to stay with and your scale can feel like it is accurate. i have told you before I do not keep the scale out.
I spent an entire morning out with DH just to get this blood work organised. He was sent to the ONCOLOGY center and he and I have no clue why, I did ask the Dr and she said there are no others who can do this blood work. If that was the case they should have explained things for him and not let us get so confused about what is going on.
Appointment was 7-30am. we were sent down stairs and told to fill out forms while sitting in waiting room. We stepped out of the elevator in to pitch darkness and we recalled the elevator. as my eyes adjusted i saw light from under a door so I walked over and knocked A woman came to the door and I told her we were directed down there. She said it is the right place take a seat. I said we need light to fill out forms, she looked for the light switches like she had not known where they were. DH was ready to leave. It was just one of those days.
I walked with a friend and felt better, called DH to join us for lunch I had Haddock chowder and a !/2 Reuben on rye, never ate one till today and I liked it but not the sauce, it was way too hot or me. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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East coast friends STAY SAFE!

Monday, October 29, 2012

We've been watching the progress of Sandy all day and hoping everyone is safe and dry. My prayers are with you!

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NBARNES 10/30/2012 2:51PM

    Keeping fingers crossed for family in NJ, some in Jersey City right on the river. Other family in Pennsylvania are worried as well about flooding in and around their home and then the winds uprooting trees. It's craziness out there.

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NORASPAT 10/29/2012 8:57PM

    We are ready for it but so far the wind predictions are over stated, New Jersey and NY are getting high winds, high tides and rain. We are still having high winds. Thunderstorms and in the 60's tomorrow that might be overstated also. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 10/29/2012 8:13PM

    thanks my friend - we are always thinking of you too - so far it has gone easy on us here - hoping it goes easy for your folks in NY too - they got hit harder than we did I'm afraid

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68ANNE 10/29/2012 7:45PM

    And we are thinking of you!

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More crochet today

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm still working on my plastic bag crochet floor mat, I added a couple more rows today. I had to neatly fold the plastic bags and cut them into strips, trying to get organized.

Not much else happening here, but I guess I will start over on my count when I get back on the treadmill.


Cross stitch and crochet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sadly to say I haven't been concentrating on the treadmill or strength training exercises unless you count sprinting through malls and grocery stores looking for frozen turkeys that are nowhere to be found in this country. We've done that every day since last Thursday. We've also been looking for other things as well so i guess all is not lost.

I have also been curled up in my stitching corner doing more cross stitching and today I experimented with plastic bag crochet. I have a pile of plastic grocery bags I've collected just for this project. You fold the bags neatly, cut off the handle ends and the bottom end, then cut the bag in strips-(I am cutting in 1-2 inch strips but other sites use much larger strips) leaving circles of the plastic bags, you then connect them looping the strips together. You can make them into a plastic ball. I've used several different color bags. You use an "N" or a "P" crochet hook and make a chain of however long or wide you want it then use single crochet. It does take a lot of getting used to working with plastic.

This is my project so far:

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NBARNES 10/24/2012 1:25PM

    Looks like a fun project - are you making carry-alls?

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/23/2012 1:47PM

    I don't think I would want to tackle this project. My friend has a purse she made many years ago out of plastic bags and it is quite pretty. One drawback is the straps stretch if you load up the purse. She doesn't know where the pattern is.

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CATHYJR73 10/23/2012 1:16PM

    Wow that is very green of you to use recyclable products!! Great job!!

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