KNITTABLES's SparkPeople Blog KNITTABLES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy New Year2015! Happy New Year everyone, <BR> Wow it has been such a long time since my last blog! July 2014. Can't believe how time flies. <BR> I have done so much and I have done so little. Too much knitting and crocheting and not enough time Sparking and exercising. <BR> Life go too hard for me so I decided to give up for a while I just concentrate on the things that were working for me. <BR> Work is going well and my knitting business is doing great. My personal life is non existant: no boyfriend yet. Do... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 19:52:43 EST About Time! I thought it was about time I do a blog, Haven't done one in ages, Life got in the way. I am doing good, gain a bit of weight about ten pounds due to age. After all I am 50 but that is no excuse. <BR> Been knitting and crocheting everyday and making new things. I will share with you a picture blog later. I promise. <BR> I miss each and every one of you. I am on Facebook, so you can check on me there. <BR> See yah later gators. <BR> <BR> Lunch and then off to moms <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:08:37 EST Back To Sparking! Well tonight I finally felt like getting back to regular sparking. <BR> <BR> That means logging in everyday to claim my spark points, enter my food and calorie count, my fitness challenges if I did any. Greeting friend again, reading blogs and do a few postings. <BR> <BR> I will be starting off slow. I won't be spending all my time on here just an hour or so a day. <BR> <BR> My weight is way up and I am so afraid to get on that scale to see what it is. I will have to do it tomorrow morning... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:45:40 EST Thank You My Dear Awesome Friends! Thank you all for welcoming back into your arms. As I sit here reading all you wonderful comments I started to cry. <BR> My heart is healing from all you prayers and wonderful comments. <BR> Again I am so sorry for not being here for you. I have missed you all. <BR> <BR> Well I found out to day that 17 of my drivers are out of date but when I went to do the update there is none to be updated and yet my computer still crashes, freezes and take so long to up load anything. <BR> <BR> I went to... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:31:36 EST Dear Sparkfriends I am continuing to fight my health and family issues everyday. It has been extremely difficult and very frustrating most of the time. <BR> Well I am here today to just post some quick pictures of what I have been doing for the last two months. <BR> <BR> I was asked to design a Hockey Player for a Co-worker's Father. <BR> Here he is <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well can't upload anymore pictures right now. error message, of course <BR> <B... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:20:48 EST It's been a very hard struggle! I have had such a very difficult time these last few months. <BR> I won't go into details now, I will later on when I have the correct words for you all. <BR> Needles to say I am starting to dig myself out of darkness and into the light again. <BR> <BR> I still don't know what is physically wrong with me or medically wrong yet. Doctors are mystified. Now they think it my be some sort of Auto Immune thing. <BR> <BR> On the bright I have design the Skull Baby Booties for Amanda and took them ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 00:07:37 EST A quiet day! Well it is commercial time for the Biggest Loser so I am just writing a very quick blog. <BR> I woke up at my normal time, had a glass of water and fell back asleep. Woke up at 9:30, that's two hours later with a sore throat again and I started to cough too. <BR> <BR> Ugh! this thing keeps coming back. <BR> <BR> So I just sparked and rested, I started a new project for another co-worker. I am stuck on Eeyore. I just can't get the pattern to work this time. So it is time to put it down for ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:41:59 EST Saw this on Facebook! Picture is at the bottom of blog. Had trouble getting the link to work. <BR> <BR> Do you think this would work on my brother. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>245</em> I don't think it will. <BR> But I think this is a brilliant idea. <BR> <BR> Work went OK tonight it was very busy until just after dinner time and then it went dead quiet so I got the front end all cleaned and tidied. <BR> <BR> Now home trying to find something to eat, I had no dinner tonight because of my shift. I did have ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 01:21:10 EST Trying to find something to be happy about! Nope can't think of a thing. <BR> My hours were cut in Half, I got a rent increase, Five orders were cancelled because no one wants to pay for the postage. They want it for free. So now I am stuck, well I did come up with one thing. <BR> <BR> I am not giving them back their money when the order is done and they only paid for the materials. <BR> <BR> Maybe I will do a discount Web page to recoup some of my loses and make some money. <BR> <BR> Well enough of this. <BR> <BR> No lectures ple... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:30:00 EST DAY 2! Day 2 of this New Year is almost over for me and what a better day I had to day. I woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm was to go off so I got up dressed and put my ped in my pocket and walk during the ten minutes it take to make my breakfast. <BR> <BR> Got to get all the steps in and make the most of this beautiful, cold and sunny day. Headed off to work and only had to work a four hour shift. <BR> <BR> Work was on the quiet side and I got in a lot of cleaning(window's and all the cash... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:58:34 EST I Can Step Again! This morning as I was getting dress I went to grab a pain of earrings off the stand and one flew out of my hand and landed behind the dresser. I thought then I would just leave it there and get it another day but I wanted to wear that pair. So I pulled the dresser away from the well and bent down to retrieve the earring and what did I see behind there besides dust bunnies! <BR> I found my Mio Stepper, It is the size of a credit card and fits in your pocket. I guess it fell behind the dresser ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:06:10 EST Visited MOM Today! I was finally able to see mom today and she was so surprise to see John and I. I gave her her gifts and she liked them and then she gave me a gift from Molly her friend who lives in the next room. I did give Molly one of my Pandas that she loved. <BR> <BR> Did get some sad news from her today. It seems she has cancer and will be going in for surgery, they will be removing both breast. She is OK and she has come to terms with her decision to have them off. She was a nurse for many years so sh... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:37:49 EST I have the next two days off! Going to make the most of these next two days that I have off. <BR> <BR> First I am going to sleep in until I wake up, no alarm, no phone or cell calls. Then I am going to do a ten minute warmup routine while waiting for my breakfast to be cooked. Then spark for a bit to get some of my points. <BR> <BR> After that I am going to dressed up and pack up some Christmas presents and go see my mom finally. After spending an hour or two head to the grocery store to get fresh vegies for the Homemad... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:07:35 EST Boxing Day! Had to get up at 5:15 to get ready for go to work at 7am. <BR> After eating a healthy breakfast that I didn't want to eat but knew that I had to because my lunch break was going to be a late one and I will be starving by then. <BR> <BR> So I had two egos with one small cup of java and got dressed, headed out and got to work at 6:45am. <BR> <BR> When the doors open at seven we had people ready to start their shopping. It turned out to be a very busy day with two co-worker(cashiers) calling i... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:49:47 EST I made a Turkey! Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great day of family and friends or just having time to yourself to relax. <BR> <BR> I got up at nine took the turkey out of the fridge and out of the cooler bag. I was brinning the turkey the last two days and it smelt good. <BR> <BR> Rinsed it well inside and out, pat it dry and put it in the Aluminium Roasting that I got for two dollars. I then stuff the bird with two cut up onions, sage, thyme, rosemary and a few other spices, salt, pepper... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:35:16 EST Finished All My Crochet Orders! Hi all, <BR> <BR> Had to get up very early this morning to be at work for 8am, got up at 6 and O so tired. I hit the sleep button and slept until 6:30am I just couldn't get out of bed. <BR> <BR> Got to work just in time for the morning meeting and to learn about the daily specials and the new ad. <BR> <BR> It was quiet for the first hour and half and then it got extremely busy. We had all five tills open and the line up was half way down the store on all five registers. I loved it. <BR> <... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 01:01:55 EST Finally starting to feel better! Thanks to all your prayer and well wishes. I am starting to feel better. Last night I slept for a solid 7 hours without coughing and got in the sleep that I so much needed. <BR> <BR> Work was hectic but I did very well and even had some energy left over. <BR> <BR> Oh and before I forget I weighed in this morning and I have lost a total of 5 pounds. I am now down to 128.6. I will take it. <BR> <BR> It is not the best way to lose weight being sick but it is what it is. Now to try to continue... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:14:07 EST Day of Rest! I went to bed as soon as I got home from work last night at 11pm but was kept awake until 5am coughing up a storm. Kept my brother awake to in the next room. Our bedrooms walls are thin. <BR> <BR> Finally fell asleep for 3 hours, got up took meds and laid down on the couch. Spent the entire day there resting and I did spend a brief time sparking. <BR> <BR> Now I have to go to work tomorrow and won't get off until Sunday. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for the extra hours so that I can pay some of... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:55:16 EST Just Finished Goofy, Pictures Heading into work in an hour, working the late shift so I wanted to do my blog now. <BR> <BR> Goofy is finished and since my camera is broken I had to take these picture from my cell phone. They are not the best but you can still see him well enough. <BR> <BR> I think hi is "Goofy" and I love him. I hope you do too! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:47:02 EST Bronchitis! Woke up this morning with no voice again but headed to work anyways. I only had a four hour shift and when I got there my voice started to come back. <BR> After working for four hours I phone for an appointment to see the Doctor and she took me in right away. <BR> <BR> It turns out that I have Bronchitis, No wonder I feel horrible. She did give me a prescription for antibiotics and got those, they were only $9.00 for five days worth. <BR> <BR> Took an hour nap but woke up coughing and I am ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:31:31 EST Slowly On The Mend! Woke up this morning with my voice back but sounding a bit horse. Went into work and again two hours later voice was completely gone, not even a whisper. <BR> I had so much fun doing sign language and pointing to the cash screen that all my customers were quiet. They waited patiently while I did my thing and then I pointed to a sign that I wrote saying " Thanks and Merry Christmas" They all got a chuckle out of it. Management and staff were laughing but supported me by answering the phones an... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:45:00 EST Instinct! I should have listened to mine but I didn't went into work feeling so/so but after only two hours was sick again. <BR> Fever struck as well as the worst sore throat ever, along with laryngitis. <BR> Amy gave me two Tylenol complete and some juice to help me through the day. <BR> I couldn't go home I so badly in need of the rent money but what this is doing to my health? It is not worth it. <BR> Thank goodness I have tomorrow off and I can just sleep and drink water all day long. <BR> At leas... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:56:40 EST No Work Today! I had to call in sick today, Fever, chills, aches and no voice does not make a productive employer. So after calling it in I finally fell asleep and woke up four hours later, with not even a whisper. Fever is 102 and not 103. Now it is at 99 so hopefully after resting and sleeping tonight, taking my cold meds I am hoping my voice is back and fever is gone. <BR> Right now I am so very drained from so much coughing but at least my sore throat is now gone so that is a plus. <BR> <BR> Goofy is a... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:44:16 EST Still Hanging In! Well I have been struggling real hard while putting on a smile face and pretending nothing is wrong at work. <BR> <BR> My back is slowly getting better, the pain is almost gone but I am still so very still. The Robaxacet is working well and physio is helping a bit. <BR> <BR> The thing that I have to work harder on is making sure I get in my calcium and vitamins. Also doing all my back and core exercises which right now is so hard to do. <BR> <BR> Tom has also decided to come which makes th... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:09:39 EST HERE'S "HOMER SIMPSON", Pictures Hi all, still taking things easy with my back, woke up very stiff and cold but I can move a bit better today. The Robaxacet is working and taking the edge of the pain finally. <BR> <BR> I am blogging early cause I finished "Homer" and I just had to share him with you all. <BR> <BR> So without further Ado. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 15:39:45 EST I have the next four days off, Woohoo! Hi all, <BR> Work was a nightmare today, what could go wrong did, Everyone was in a foul mood including myself and I tried my sparkling best to be king and friendly. <BR> <BR> I was not impressed when I found out that I had to wait four hours before I had my first break, everyone else got theirs allot sooner. OH well I survived. <BR> <BR> I spend my lunch break (30 minutes working on Goofy's head and having two small slices of pizza with my water. <BR> <BR> After that my next break was t... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 01:15:50 EST OH MY ACHING BACK! Thank goodness I had a day off but my oh my I wished this back pain will go away. I have been resting it all day, Half in bed and half on the couch. It is so bad right now that I can't even crochet so my orders are on hold for a few days. <BR> <BR> I have been taking Tylenol Back Pain and it work for 3 hours only and the last hour before taking more I am in agony. I even been using my heating pad and that help a little bit. <BR> <BR> I also took your advice to take things easy and I have al... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:47:46 EST Mom's Birthday! Haven't Blogged in a couple of days been real busy with work and home. <BR> Today I had to work from 9-5pm and wasn't sure if I was going to get to see mom today or not. Depends on how I feel and if my back lets me. It has been acting up again. Need to do more Physio for it. <BR> <BR> Well it was another extreme day on cash and dealing with all issues surrounding it. I manage to do my best today and I think management noticed for I did get a smile from them. It gave me more incentive to keep... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:23:21 EST My days off are going too fast! Hi all and good evening. <BR> <BR> I can't believe that I have had two straight days off now, it feels like I just got off work five minutes ago. <BR> <BR> Wait a minute I just did. I Have finished working on my crocheting. Been crocheting it up since 9 am this morning. <em>40</em> and it is now 11:05 pm. <BR> <BR> Time to finish up my sparking for the day, and shut things down for the night. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I have tomorrow off as well. I need to get out of this apartment and... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 02:23:35 EST It Was Non-Stop Today! Well after tossing and turning last night I finally drifted off to sleep and what seemed like a nap the alarm went off and it was 7 am. Ugh. I am so tired but I have to get up and get ready for work, eat, have my coffee and leave. <BR> <BR> At 9am people where lined outside the doors ready to shop our door buster sales and save. <BR> <BR> There was a 5o% coupon and a 30% coupon for your entire regular purchase and sales item which doesn't include any doorbusters or clearance items. <BR> <B... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:42:35 EST Another Great Day OFF! Well it is back to work for me tomorrow and I can't wait to see what I have missed when I go in and what new stock we got in. <BR> <BR> I had another great day. Got to sleep in until 9am, no one woke me up, no phone calls or construction work, it was awesome. <BR> <BR> Made a pot of special coffee and sparked, watch TV while it was brewing and received more goodies and Birthday wishes. So a three day celebration for me and I so much enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> After breakfast, I got to work on p... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:14:36 EST The Celebrations Continues! Had a great day to day. <BR> <BR> First I was able to get in another great sleep of 7.5 hours, made a pot of coffee and sparked for a bit. I also checked my emails and received two new orders today. One for Eeyore to do done by Jan. or Feb. 2013 and a pair of Chip N Dale. <BR> <BR> It is a good thing that I have two sets of Chip N Dale already done so I don't need to work on those. <BR> <BR> I was also asked if I could give three people the pattern for one of my knittables and they will p... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:37:37 EST My "Me Day" Birthday! What a good day I had! <BR> <BR> First off thank you all for all your goodies and Happy Birthdays I received these last two days. <BR> <BR> You have made my day!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I slept good go in 7 hours, had a coffee and check my messages and sparked until John got up. Got dressed up in a pair of Black Dress Pants and a Leopard Turtle Sweater, Black Boots and Hair slick back in a clean ponytail. I coloured my hair last night and it is a bit darker than I like but it will lighted up in a ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:04:54 EST Eeyore, Pictures at Last! Hi all, took these pictures with my old camera so please ignore the dates. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:50:06 EST Eeyore is finished but no pictures yet! WOW!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Boy did I sleep great last night got in 8 solid hours of sleep and woke up to sunshine. Oh what a beautiful day here in Sandraland. I mean in North Vancouver, Canada <BR> <BR> Made up a pot of coffee and sat down to spark while it perks, reading all that you have wrote and what you have written on my page and on my teams. <BR> <BR> John did the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen, WOW! <BR> <BR> Made Clam Chowder for lunch and then sat done to finish Eeyore on now his i... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:05:57 EST Home from work! Home from work and boy was it nuts, short staff, lots of customers and much needed patience on all of our parts but we did it. <BR> <BR> We plugged through and made the day and that should make management happy. Store is cleaned to a certain extent but what can you do with no one to help you. <BR> <BR> You do it tomorrow for it will be a better day. <BR> <BR> At least for me it will be a better day cause I have the day off tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I spent the good part of the day before going ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:43:03 EST Been very busy! Hi all, <BR> I have been extremely busy these last few days and every time I go on to sparks I can't get on, site too busy or my Firefox has crashed.Don't know why and didn't care cause I had too much to do and a lot on my mind. <BR> <BR> Now things are a bit quieter and I can take time to spark and work on my crocheting orders again. <BR> <BR> Eeyore is done, I just have to post pictures, <BR> Donald Duck is all done except for sewing him all together, he is in many pieces. <BR> Goofy is a... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:18:06 EST My Day Off! Well after falling asleep at 6am this morning and waking up at 10 from a phone call I decided to get up and get dress and not waste such a nice day sleeping any more. <BR> <BR> I was so round up from working last night until 10:30pm and then coming home to have a late snack and to crochet for an hour until I digest my food I found that I couldn't sleep. I watched TV in bed until I drifted off around 6am. <BR> <BR> Bad thing to do. I should have gotten up, gone into the living room to croche... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:23:54 EST Doing OK! Good Evening <BR> <BR> Had another busy day at work today and it was a little bit stressful at times but with a lot of patience and a good sense of humor I made it through the eight hours shift. <BR> <BR> Brought EEYORE to work to show Amy and she loves him. I just need to redo his eyes and sew him on, then take pictures before giving it to Amy. <BR> <BR> Started on Donald Duck, another order to do for Amy but this one doesn't have to be done until March, it is for Amy's sister's BD. I ju... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:59:38 EST A quick update! Hi all, been busy these last couple of days with work, making up EEYORE and just living that I forgot to do my blogs. <BR> <BR> Saturday night was great at work I had to work until 10:30pm and was so tired when I got home that hardly any sparking was done. <BR> <BR> Then to have my insomnia continue, UGH! <BR> <BR> Sunday was my day off and I had a "me day". Just relaxed and crocheted up EEYORE!. Another tricky pattern but I got his body, head, arms and legs all attached. <em>244</em> <... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 01:50:00 EST Happy November! Well I certainly can't believe that we are in the first week of November and my goal to get to my weight is drawing closer. <BR> I have fourteen days to lose these last six pounds. I know I can do it if I really push hard, eat right and exercise more. Do less sitting and move more. <BR> <BR> Maybe I can figure out a way to crochet and move at the same time. I can't stop my crocheting I need to get three animals done and one new Order Maybe? <BR> <BR> I haven't heard from my customer in a w... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 02:19:39 EST Tigger is finally done! Pictures As promised here is Tigger: <BR> Please ignore the date, can't get this camera set without a date or with today's date. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had another day off today. slept straight for almost 9 hours, So by adding in some extra steps and another short workout I am sl... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:41:43 EST Very Pleased With Myself! Today is my first day off of two. I slept for ten solid hours and woke up feeling refreshed and in a great mood. I am not sore from all those steps that I did yesterday and I am relieved to have finally slept. I am guessing that all the hard work and all those steps I did yesterday did the job. I need to keep this up. <BR> <BR> After a very healthy breakfast of Oatmeal and coffee I sparked for a bit and got all caught up with all of you. <BR> <BR> Once I was caught up I decided to make a Ha... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 01:46:32 EST It just gets busier! HI all, got home from another busy day and loved every minute of it. IT was so crazy busy today and I was steady on cash non-stop. My assistant manager was so grateful to see me at 4 today when I went in early to buy all the yarns that I needed for all my Christmas order. It was also staff appreciation week where we save 50% of all the regular prices and on clearance. So I got most of the yarns that I need except for the purple/blue yarn for EEYORE. That I will get when more stock comes in. ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:46:20 EST I received a special message! Hi all, <BR> <BR> This morning as I went to check my emails before leaving for work I saw a message from someone that I don't know. So I opened it up and there it was the written pattern for Goofy and for Donald Duck. It seems that when I was on one of my special knitting sites I had asked anyone if they had these patterns that I can get and low and behold this one person read my message and knew of my website. She wanted to buy these patterns on my behalf as a special thank you cause I had ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:30:37 EST Still training the newbies! Well today I continued to train another newbie, she has been with us for about a week now and my manager asked for my opinion on her cash handling. I told him what I thought and he agreed. He allowed me to let her be on cash while I supervise and be her back up. This gal is getting it. Woohoo!. <BR> She still needs a tiny bit more training, maybe one more day on cash and she will have it. <BR> <BR> At least the manager knows that she is in good hands and that the job will get done in me trai... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:13:26 EST A Very Trying Day At Work! Hi all. <BR> <BR> I was so glad to have slept in this morning and not to be at work until 1pm. So I enjoyed my morning to myself. <BR> <BR> Once I got to work it went nuts. It was so busy and a few co-workers were in bad moods and I can see by their faces how frustrated their day was. <BR> <BR> So I buckled down on cash and tried to get the line down. Then I was told by the manager to take over training Woomee again. Melissa tried her best to train and to help her but got very annoyed wit... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 02:16:58 EST Another training day! Hi all, <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your healthy wishes and prayers. <BR> Yes I am doing so much better today. The bump and bruise is gone from my forehead and the headaches are almost all gone now. <BR> I still get a little dizzy when bending down and picking things up from the floor. So I am trying not to drop or pick things up by bending over. I am using my knees and kneeling down instead and then standing up. <BR> <BR> It was another busy day at work and things continue to get busier. Toda... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:27:02 EST I'm doing Ok! Thought that I would write a short blog to let you all know that I am doing OK. Been working hard this week cause Halloween is just around the corner and this is our busy time right through till Christmas. <BR> <BR> I am still getting headaches and was told that it will take awhile for them to go away. Geez didn't realize that a small bang on the head will cause so much pain but it does. <BR> <BR> I am told to take it easy and not do anything too strenouse? and not rush around. So I am taki... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:53:07 EST Touching Base! Hi all, Just got home from work an hours ago and been catching up on my emails and my teams. <BR> <BR> I just took two Advil's, my head is killing me. I started getting another headache after lunch today and it just won't ease up. So tomorrow after work I am heading to the doctors. <BR> <BR> I don't know what is happening but my headaches have been bad since I hit my forehead last Thursday. I only had two days where I didn't have any. <BR> <BR> I will be fine. I know it takes awhile for a... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:47:32 EST