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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for June 17th is 10 Movies You Can Watch Over and Over Again and Never Tire Of.  I'm usually knitting and if I'm flipping channels and these are on, I will usually stop and watch them or parts of them.  There seem to be a few musicals and I will sing along.

1)  Grease - my all time favorite movie, saw it as a teenager on it's opening showing in our town.
2)  You've Got Mail - I love her apartment and just get sucked in every time.
3)  Star Wars - plus Empire Strikes Back
4)  Wizard of Oz
5)  Rocky Horror Picture Show
6)  The Nightmare Before Christmas
7)  The Sound of Music
8)  The Mummy - I don't know why I watch it again and again but Oded Fehr is cute and I just have to watch.
9)  Zombieland - I don't know why this one fascinates me but it must be Walking Dead withdrawel.
10)  Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and sometimes The Breakfast Club.  I have to be in the right mood and have lots of knitting to do and then these are background to my knitting and I watch the parts I really like.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for June 10th is 10 Favorite Summer Beverages.   I'm a very boring drinker as I don't drink any alcohol.  Water is my go to drink year round. 

1)  Lemonade
2)  Pink Lemonade
3)  Ice Tea
4)  Flavored Ice Tea's
5)  Water
6)  Flavored Water
7)  Sparkling Cider
8)  Smoothies - I have some packaged ones and then I just make my own.
9)  Lemonade/Ice Tea combined
10)  Hot tea - usually on a damp day though I am still drinking it every day at work.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for June 3rd is 10 Bands (or individuals) You Have Seen in Concert.   Fun topic!

High School/College years:

1)  Favorite Concert - Journey with Glass Tiger.  I have loved Journey for years and they always sold out 3 nights immediately while I was in High School.  Enter college and we got tickets.  A girl one or two rows in front of us puked during Glass Tiger and it stunk the rest of the night but Journey was great!  Love Steve Perry.
2)  First Concert - Doobie Brothers
3)  Styx - don't remember what album it was for but I don't think it was Mr. Roboto.
4)  Van Halen - the original with David Lee Roth
5)  Cheap Trick - my cousin was down from VT and took me to this one.
6)  38 Special and Foreigner - also love 38 Special and this was a smaller venue in the round.
7)  Ozzy Osbourne - no heads bitten off any animals.  He came either down from the ceiling or up from the floor on a Throne.
8)  Billy Squier with Def Leppard - my ticket stub has it spelled Deaf Leppard
9)  John Denver - in the round, floor seats.  My sisters boyfriend couldn't go so I got picked to go.

Then I went through a Country music faze and saw:
10)  Clint Black, The Judds, Billy Ray, Randy Travis, Oak Ridge Boys.  Maybe more, I can't remember. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for May 27th is 10 Things You Did This Weekend.

1)  Went to MA Sheep and Wool and had a  great time.
2)  Had lunch after MA Sheep and Wool at Bub's Barbeque in Sunderland, MA.
3)  Went to WEBS after the Sheep and Wool Festival and really didn't buy that much but that was mostly because I was there last week for their Tent sale.
4)  Had frozen yogurt on the way home from MA Sheep and Wool.
5)  Finished the knitting on my second Through The Loops mystery shawl, Germinate.
6)  Wound yarn for the upcoming Through the Loops Mystery shawl and my Camp Loopy project one and got them all in their knitting bags ready to begin on June 1st.
7)  Did the first day of week one of a Couch to 5K podcast.  Have another one to try also this week to decide which one I'm going to follow for the full program.
8)  Finished reading Orphan Train, I really liked it.
9)  Ate way too  much peanut butter/chocolate fudge that I bought at MA Sheep and Wool.
10)  Watched some French Open tennis while knitting.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for May 20th is 10 Things You Want to Try. It could be foods, hobbies, travels - the sky is the limit on this one!

1)  More cooking - I want to try some new recipes.
2)  Needle Felting - I've done it before at the spinning guild I used to belong to.  But, I went to a Felting store in Easthampton, MA and will be taking a class this summer on needle felting a sheep.
I can't wait to make the sheep.  I have a few kits from previous festivals that I want to find and do after I attend the class.
3)  Double Drive on the Ladybug wheel - I plan on having my friend Kim help me set it up so I can play at dd all summer.
4)  Toe up socks - I haven't tried this yet but I do want to soon.
5)  Magic Loop Socks - I recently bought some needles so now just need to try it.
6)  Strength Training - I do a little now with a Tony Little bar with stretchy bands.  I have a DVD and kettleball and want to try that out this Spring/Summer.
7)  Books on Tape - I want to try listening to a book this summer.  I have doubts of my ability to actually pay attention to the story while I am knitting or spinning.
8)  Yogo - I went a few years ago and have a few DVD's but want to schedule at least one weekly session either at a yoga place or with the DVD's.
9)  Photography - I want to play more with my camera's and eventually want to get a Nikon that will use all my old lenses from my film camera.
10)  Organizing the stash - this weekend I started and consolidated 3 buckets into 2.  The yarn that was pulled out will either be donated or given to my sister or some friends. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for April 29th is 10 Good Things About Coming Home From Vacation.

1)  Get back into the normal online routine.  Ravelry, email etc.  I usually don't have online access when I'm on vacation or limited access so really need to catch up when I get home.
2)  Get back to normal eating routine.  Since I've been watching what I eat, I enjoy my Monday - Friday routine and like to get back to it after going away or spending time eating out.  Weekends are still on plan but some things I change up.
3)  Get back to normal exercise routine.  Weekday mornings I get up at 5:30 and do a 1/2 hour exercise tape.  On vacation, I let that slide and just maybe walk more but mostly enjoy my vacation.  My vacations are usually 4 days so I usually don't miss much exercise time.
4)  I can read more as I tend to read every night.  I read more sporadically on vacation.
5)  Knitting - I tend to have easier projects for vacations, no charts, mostly simple projects that I can talk and knit without then spending hours tinking and frogging.
6)  My bed, it doesn't always feel like it's the most comfortable, but it is nice to come home and sleep in it again.
7)  My kitties - they are usually very happy when I come home from vacation. 
8)  Pictures - checking out my pictures.  Sometimes I may take just one, but some vacations (even day trips) I may take a whole bunch and I can't wait to see them on the computer.
9)  My clothes, I always want something I left at home so I tend to over pack but will still find something that I wish I brought with me.
10)  My shower.  Hotel-Motel-Camp showers always seem to be not as strong or warm as the home shower.

That's about it.  Usually, I'm sad as I have to have clean clothes ready, food ready and then have to do the dreaded back to work thing.