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Friday, July 28, 2017

New Tricks

So I got my new 2 in 1 laptop/tablet.  Learning to use it efficiently is my new trick I am trying to learn.  Seems I need to type slower than normal for the strokes to get to the screen.  That is hard as I pride myself on my 70 WPM I type normally.  This means my blogging will take longer.

I do like the convenience of being able to switch between the two without picking one up and putting one down.  I am still getting used to all the features, but have time to learn.

I am working solely on the log cabin blanket.  It is slow going as it increases 10 to 20 stitches with each  turn.  I am hoping to get the entire blanket done by one of two dates.......October 20th ( her bday) or December 25th (no explanation needed).  This would be a BIG chunk of yarn out of my house.  My next few blog posts will be boring, but that is how monogamous knitting goes.  I apologize upfront.

On the home front........We FINALLY got our A/C people to get in gear and had another air return installed yesterday.  We knew we needed one but they kept goofing around and running tests and FINALLY sent a crew to do it yesterday.  Of course it was 110F that day and much hotter in my 12 inch high attic. We already notice a difference in much better circulation in the house and the inside humidity has gone down too.  Yippee for us.  Hopefully this will help with our electric bill too.

Hubby and I went to the nutritionist on Tuesday.  She is wonderful and so easy to talk too. Basically, we need to read all labels and if we can not pronounce an ingredient, back on the shelf it goes.  We are going to rice pasta, non GMO as much as possible and gluten free breads.   Nothing sugar free is allowed to be consumed, but need to watch the sugars in our foods.  Will be using coconut palm sugar for all baking and cooking as it does not spike blood sugar.  She got her insulin diabetic husband off all meds with diet alone.  So this should be pretty easy for us to get hubby's blood work back to normal.  We also have 2 supplements to take each day for inflammation and immunity building (both of which I need)  She uses an holistic approach and that really appeals to both of us.  We go back in two weeks to report on any areas we need help or see improvement in.  I am working with her right now on bread baking with gluten free flour.  99% of recipes want me to use Xantham Gum which is a GMO product and the flour she suggested is a bean flour which has some nasty taste to it.  I sent her an email asking for help and hopefully will hear back from her before end of day today.

That is all from here today.  Hubby has offered to take me to lunch, so need to go and get all prettied up for him.

Until next time...........................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Is your new tablet/laptop a Window's one? I'm curious. 70 wpm...Wow! I love your log cabin blanket and I'm sure we won't get bored looking at it at all!
    When I had my new HVAC installed they had to put an extra vent in as it was so powerful when it came on it woke me up at night! LOL!
    I am taking notes on your nutritionist's suggestions. I know one but she doesn't work in that field anymore and doesn't follow any of her own knowledge which amazes me especially since she knows the pitfalls! When you know better you do better but evidently not always. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm not diabetic but my SIL is. Plus, I am always looking to eat healthier and I am going to look for that sugar for sure. Is it difficult when you go out to eat though? Have a good time!

  2. Hi Marsha! :) Congrats on the new hardware!! I'm not someone who likes change...I had my laptop I bought in 2003 until Alex finally got fed up of fixing it and got me a new one in 2014 lol...I was still using Windows 98, ha! Now I'm all modern...but it's a pain for me to learn new programs and all that.

    Wow...good luck to you on the diet change. I know how hard it is, I've been through it. I did a year's elimination diet and for the life of me couldn't find one good gluten-free thing out there, pre-made or ingredient. That was 7 years ago though, hopefully things have improved since then.

    We are like that too, if we can't pronounce it, we don't buy it anymore. That's why I got into the cheese making and my garden this year too. I make most of everything from scratch and when we can afford it, it's all organic.


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