Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In the Face of Temptation

I showed incredible restraint and did not purchase any fibre while in one of my favourite yarn shops.  Gaspereau Valley Fibres had some tempting, drool-worthy new stock, too.  I patted, I fondled, I caressed, I fantasized, and then I walked to the cash and paid for only the one thing I went in for: a single Addi needle.  Not precisely the one I wanted but close enough. 

Then I went to Michaels' and also bypassed the yarn and only purchased the knitting needles I needed. 

See, I needed to outfit myself for this Saturday.
That's me spinning in the bottom right of the poster, but during the actual competition I will be mostly knitting.  Sheep Thrills of Gaspereau Valley Fibres are the Canadian defending champions from last year, but a team from Cape Breton already beat their time this year so the competition is on!
I'm so excited to participate this year.  Shear Delights will be awesome!  Only three sleeps!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Defeat Depression Event

This morning I will be running a 10km race in Annapolis Royal, a Defeat Depression Event. Depression is one of those illnesses that still suffers a huge stigma, and one that few ever talk about.  I run to keep mine at bay.
I am determined.  The last time I ran 10km I was in my early 20s, over 20 years ago.  Today I will run, for me, and for all others that struggle with Depression.
Below are a couple links to the Event pages.  It's not too late to donate to this cause. id=9
The above link is to my personal page if you would like to sponsor me.
This one is to my team page, to see our efforts, and some photos of our group.

Thank you, friends.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Member of the Family

Her name is Pearl, although we're considering spelling it Purl!  English Springer Spaniel, 9 weeks old now.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday Felines

Welcome May!  Good riddance April.  Glad you flew by.