Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 11/18 is 10 Musicians You Would Bring Back From the Dead.  I had to check Wikipedia to check how long it's been for some of them. 

1)  Michael Hutchence
2)  Jim Croce
3)  Ronnie Van Zant
4)  John Lennon
5)  Bob Marley
6)  Stevie Ray Vaughn
7)  Freddie Mercury
8)  Frank Zappa
9)  Jerry Garcia
10)  Lou Reed

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 11/11 is 10 Collections You Have Had Over the Years.

1)  Precious Moments Figurines - I had a pretty good collection, they are all boxed up and put away now.
2)  Cat figurines - I had my grandmother's collection and a mirrored shadow box.  The cats are all boxed up somewhere and the shadowbox was sold I think in a tag sale.  I have some newer ones on a shelf in the den.
3)  Giraffes - I had all sorts of figurines, stuffed ones, etc.  Still have a few of them, kept my favorites.   I have a few little stuffed ones at work and a few pictures at work.
4)  Monkeys - used to have a lot of stuffed monkeys.  Still have my grandmother's stuffed monkey with a crocheted outfit on it plus one I made in a sewing class in middle school.  Only kept the ones I really liked.
5)  Ty Beanie Babies - had a lot of them as my Aunt in VT would also collect them.  I bought my first one just because it was cute at a gift shop before they become popular and cleaned out the collection a few years ago, only keeping my favorites, sheep, giraffes, a few others.
6)  Owls - this is a newer collection that is still growing.  I pick up ones that I think are cute.  Have wooden ones, stuffed ones, etc.
7)  Sheep - also newer collection with stuffed ones and pictures, etc.  I have one that bobbles sitting right by my computer that my niece gave me for Xmas last year.
8)  Musical or light up Xmas ornaments.  I used to put them on the tree every year, now they are all boxed up as our tree gets smaller ever year.  The only one that comes out every year is one of a knitted sweater that has lights on it and when you squeeze it, the lights blink for about a minute or so.  My cousin gave this to me years ago.  So cute.
9)  Bags - pocketbooks, luggage, Vera Bradley (wallets, bags, pens, anything she makes), at one time Kathy Van Zeeland but don't find them anymore. 
10)  Not really collections but I guess I could add my yarn and spinning stuff as it has been collected over many years.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 11/4 is 10 Favorite Book Series.   Mine are mostly easy reading ones, light, cozy mysteries.

1)  Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse series.
2)  Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street series (A Good Yarn, etc.)
3)  Maggie Sefton - the Lambspun mysteries - I'm always a year behind as I wait for them to come out in paperback.
4)  Kristan Higgans - The Blue Heron series
5)  Jill Shavis  - The Lucky Harbor series
6)  Ellery Adams - The Books by the Bay Mystery Series
7)  Hannah Reed - The Queen Bee Mystery series
8)  Leann Sweeney - The Cats in Trouble Mystery series
9)  Nora Roberts - The Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy
10)  Diana Gabaldon - The Outlander Series - still need to get the latest one from the library.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/28 is 10 Things You Feel Good About Right Now. 

1)  On Saturday, I completed a virtual 5K at my local high school track.  I pushed myself harder than usual and am sore now but so happy with my time.  It is still very slow but gives me hope that I can improve on it in the future.
2)  My knitting, I am progressing on the gifts I'm knitting and will have them done in time if I keep on plan.
3)  Fiber Festival of New England is Saturday and I am so excited.  I am going with 3 other friends and we are going to have a blast.  Picture above from last year.
4)  My spinning - need to do more but I am happy with how my spinning is turning out.  A little practice and I'm sure it will get better.
5)  I've maintained my weight loss for about 6 months now and hope to lose another 10 or 20 but will settle for 10 more.
6)  Wicked - going to see it with my Niece next month and I'm excited.  We saw it about 2 years ago but can't wait to see it again.
7)  My growing Vera Bradley collection.  Have been adding to it a lot recently and have a box in the mail to me right now.  Love all the colors and mostly been collecting wallets now.  But, I have a new bag coming to use as a gym bag and I can't wait for that to come.  I am planning to use it to bring my gym clothes to work so I can go to a linear trail after work. 
8)  Maybe joining a local gym.  A co-worker is going to join one and if she likes it, I may look into it.  I usually work out at home or at the track or a linear trail but if this gym is really nice, may look into it to take some classes and work with strength training with a trainer.
9)  The book I'm reading - In Her Dreams by Kristan Higgins.  I'm really enjoying it.  I recently read Gone Girl and really didn't enjoy it at all so this book is making me very happy.
10)  Halloween movies - Halloween (the original), The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride.  Glad they are only around once a year but I do enjoy them in small doses (Halloween and other scary ones).  The cartoon ones I can watch without getting creeped out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/21 is 10 Things You Would Save If Your House Was On Fire. For the purpose of this exercise we are assuming that all of your family and pets are safe, we are just focusing on the stuff.

1)  My flash drives and my external hard drive (Pictures, Word documents, ITunes)
2)  My pocketbook, car keys and work knitting bag - usually all in the same place
3)  My Sidekick spinning wheel
4)  My camera
5)  My Kindle (and my first Kindle that my father uses)
6)  My bag with all the chargers in it - Kindle, Ipod, cell phone)
7)  My bag with all the computer connectors in it (Ipod, Fitbit, camera)
8)  My glasses and contact stuff
9)  Some jewelry - whatever I can grab quickly
10)  Some clothes - whatever I can grab quickly

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 10/14 is 10 Things You Did This Weekend.

1)  Went to Whole Foods, Trader Joes and the LL Bean Outlet.
2)  Watched old Walking Dead episodes.
3)  Went to the local track and walked a mile, jogged a mile, walked a mile.
4)  Read some more of Gone Girl.
5)  Knit on my mothers Xmas gift sweater.
6)  Worked on my Rhinebeck shopping list.
7)  Cleaned out my Giraffe planter and popped in the Mum I bought at Trader Joes.
8)  Put all my summer shoes away and took out all the fall and winter ones.
9)  Watched some play-off baseball.
10)  Put away some new Vera Bradley bags and prepared a mental list for some more Vera Bradley shopping this week.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for September 23rd is 10 Cars You Have Had. Vroom vroom!  When I was younger, I would trade in my car almost every 2 years.   Not sure if I'm missing any or not.  Picture above is Smugglers Notch in VT.  I don't have a good picture on my computer of any of my cars.

1)  Dodge Charger like the Dukes of Hazzard - first car I had, inherited from my sister.
2)  Ford Mustang Ghia - senior year in high school.
3)  Plymouth Arrow - first car I bought
4)  Nissan Pulsar - it had pop up headlights
5)  Chrysler Laser Turbo - loved this car
6)  Ford Probe - bought because a co-worker told me it wasn't considered a sports car for insurance and I liked his car.
7)  Pontiac Grand Am - didn't like this car
8)  Izuzu Trooper II and Chevy Blazer - both were second cars for the snow.
9)  Chevy Tracker - This replaced the two snow cars
10)  Subaru Outback Wagon - also had a 4 door sedan years ago (just front wheel drive) and hated it.  Liked the Wagon.

Now I have a Honda CRV that I love, love, love.  My father even bought one after I got mine.