Sunday, 27 October 2013

Brutal honesty

I'm sure you have realized by now that I have not been able to keep up with my own challenge.
A lot of it is due to my own poor health.  Some of it is due to the fact that I would rather spend time on my knitting or whatever than compiling intelligent posts when I have my evenings off.

Rest assured though, that I have still been taking many photographs.  And when I do post here, I will try and include them.

So, with my health, it's been a real uphill struggle.  I have had quite a slew of tests, which have shown that I was misdiagnosed almost 2 years ago.  I actually have fibromyalgia as well as asthma.  And it really is knocking me for six.

This time last week, I was in so much distress..all I could do was cry.  I know..that sounds utterly pathetic, but it's true.  So, I went to the doctor on Monday.  Being 
signed off for a week was not my goal really, but probably it has done me a huge amount of good.  Although I am nowhere near 100% fit...

Anyway, this is why I shall not be challenging myself to such a "religious" posting schedule.  Blogging needs to be fun, and not a chore, or a stress.  

Having said that, here are some pictures from the past few weeks..

I held the back of my cardy towards myself while Mum took the photo.  The two sides of the front are just about done too...sleeves next.  

Been getting ready for Halloween too...hoping that perhaps I will have some little trick or treaters come in my direction...there's pencils, rubbers, and sweets.. 

The neighbour kids would come to my door over in the States and chant out..

Trick or treat
Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat!

:) x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Another week has flown by..and I owe you 7 pictures!

Yes, count them... SEVEN pictures...  yikes!  

Fortunately, I have been taking some!

I decided, after looking at all the odds and ends of yarn I have stashed away, to make a wacky but lovely cardigan!  I'm following a basic pattern, but making up my own colour scheme and pattern..

It began like this..

By Monday evening it looked like this..

and this evening it looks like this.. 

The question is..will I ever be brave enough to wear my amazing technicolour cardy out in public when it's done? One thing is sure..I won't be missed in a crowd!  :)

What with that and my new (to me) watch.. well, my Mum, bless her, says I have my own style a bit!  But she knew I wished to have a large faced watch...and has passed on my Dad's watch to me..

It's actually been an odd week for things to be passed on to me!  My landline phone has been on the blink for some time - it just wouldn't turn on.  So, Mum sent me up into her loft (I was awfully brave going up a ladder where there may have been spiders  ewww) before I went to the shop.  And success!  There, in its' original box, was my grandmother's old phone.  What treasures can be found, huh?  It's all hooked up and working in my flat now!  

Obviously, this is set up by the stereo, which is by my armchair, so I can yak away in comfort!  :)

And then there's pigs all over the place here.. these little ones sit on top of one of the speakers behind the phone..

Anyway, I know that's only 6 tomorrow, when it's not so late, and I'm not so sleepy, I'll post again and there'll be two!  I'm nothing if not determined to have the right number of photos!  LOL 

:) x 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

A week in review...26-32/365

This is probably the picture I should have posted a few days ago.. although I have still been clicking, or, in the case of one of the photos, going through pictures taken earlier... I haven't had the urge to even come here and write.

Definitely shenanigans here...

At the weekend, my niece moved into her own place.  She is very excited about it.  Because of other things happening, I haven't been over to visit her yet..but hopefully she will love her card, which I stitched.

In a quiet moment, I began to get some autumn decorations out in the house.  The scarecrow seems quite content to sit here and watch who goes up or comes down!  And the stand was a bargain find at a charity shop..  :)

Even had a bit of time to sort out the cupboard in the kitchen.. I'm still on my gluten free kick, although I confess that it hasn't gone so well on the NO chocolate front.  Sometimes, a girl NEEDS chocolate!

 This is the picture which was taken earlier... my Mum.  Bless her heart, she was taken poorly again and is currently in hospital.  She will be alright..but still it's a bit of a toll on her to be there, and on me to do the running around.

I go over to her place twice a day to look after her rabbits and the fish..this particular little guy is a character!  They are both moved indoors now...makes it nicer for them once it begins to get colder and darker outside.

Here's the both of them in their outside home..I'll have to take a photo of them again now they're indoors!

:) x