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    >pain

    > I've been mostly knitting squares this week, although I did make a bit of a bookmark from some spare yarn (not a knitted one, just knotted together) on Wednesday.  I've made it a bit too wide to go into a book I think though.  Or, well, not wide but chunky might be the better word. Yesterday I had a terrible migraine with visual disturbance and throwing up and oh my god my head is going to explode pain.  Fun times.  Thankfully I get those incredibly rarely.  I think actually it's the worst I've had, I certainly don't remember having blurred vision with one before.   I had thought it…

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    >101 in 1001 – Item 52…

    > read Catch-22 …has been completed! This one was on the list because it’s a book that I read part of many, many years ago on a train back to uni (and given that I graduated almost six years ago, you know how long ago that was) and it’s sat there ever since to be re-read and finished at some undisclosed point “in the future.”  Plus, I love to read and so I like to put some reading ones on my 101 in 1001 lists because they are “easy” for me in some ways.  I have one very long book to read left on this list (War and Peace which…

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    >it’s hip to be square

    > Saturday, Sunday and Monday saw more squares being made.  Knitted squares, these are.  Stockinette, 16 rows, 11 stitches per row.  In fact I made nine I think over the three days.  I have seventeen or maybe it’s eighteen done now.  They look great and it’s really nice to see the pile of them growing.  The colours all go well together too which is great because I’d thought they probably would but had been a little concerned that maybe they wouldn’t after all.  They’re really quick to do as well, usually whilst watching TV! If I can I’d like to have at least 28 done by the end of the…

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    >Practically three quarters of the way through!

    > I seem to be behind with this thing a day thing again – or at least with the writing of the blog entries about it!  I'm doing pretty well with the actual doing of the things as it seems.  Apart from getting into a blind panic yesterday when I was going through going "on Wednesday I did this and yesterday I did that but what did I do on thursday?!" and panicking until I realised that the day before was Thursday. So the three things I have to blog about are two more squares for my was going to be a blanket but I'm now thinking some kind of…

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    >Poem of a sort

    > Living – In So Many Different Ways Trying, failing wishing, hoping trying, succeeding wishing, achieving. Doing, saying Wanting, being living, loving having, needing eating, drinking sitting, thinking talking, watching listening, helping travelling, going coming, leaving arriving, analysing, learning, teaching writing, reading knitting, advising swimming, sailing moving, stopping Posted via email from thing-a-day 2010 All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >Catching up, yet again

    > It seems like every time I come here I have several days of things I catch up on.  So here goes. I'd promise to make more of an effort to remain up to date but I think we all know that's unlikely 😉 On Friday I did a couple more squares for my probably going to be a very small blanket.  Really liking how the colours are coming out in those yarns (think I've said that every time I've mentioned the squares!). Saturday I spent the afternoon with my sister and we did some baking – well, mostly she baked and I did bits to help, weighing some of…

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    >Still here! Several Days of Things…

    > I'm still doing this!  Which means I've definitely made it further than I did last year.  And I can't remember how far I made it the year before to comment on that, I think I was still in at this point as I'm pretty sure that last year I quit much sooner than the year before.  Anyway I haven't updated here since Sunday I think so just quickly and in bullet point form On Monday I made a bit of a friendship bracelet with some cross stitch threads in various shades of green.  Basically their just grouped together and knotted.  It was very simple and low effort.  It felt…

  • achievements,  nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Wow

    >For about the past year (I think it’s actually 10 months give or take), I’ve been seeing the nurse every month or six weeks or thereabouts to chat about how things are.  More specifically it’s meant to be to discuss my weight but it’s proved a useful thing in terms of keeping tabs on my depression and has also allowed me to easily fit in some “Emma maintenance” at the same time.  Flu jab, blood test, swine flu jab etc.  Should probably get my blood pressure checked next time. Not the last time I went but the time before (October I think, it may have been  just November though) she…

  • access,  awareness,  baclofen,  fluoxetine,  goals,  meds,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >A Bordering on TMI Update Type Post

    >Being that it’s over a week since I wrote a “proper” catch up type blog entry I thought I better see what I could do about that right now.  This entry contains items which fall under the category of TMI – you have been warned! The goals I wrote about a few weeks ago are… OK but kinda stalled.  My TV license is renewed, I’ve e-mailed or called or spoken to on facebook chat most of my friends I wanted to catch up with but not all.  I have looked briefly into changing my ISP but need to do more for that really.  I haven’t even started my shawl I…

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    >Thing A Day 2010 Day Seven: Squares

    > I've knitted more squares for my undecided knitting project.  Might turn into a blanket if there are enough when I've used up the yarn. Or I'll turn it into something else. Cushion perhaps.  Well, I say more squares but so far today I've knitted 1 and almost all of a second whilst watching Torchwood on DVD.  I think I'm going to stick it back on in a bit so I'll finish the one that's on my needles at least. I think I'll wait till I've done some in different colours before I post pictures.  So far I've just used one of the colourways.  It's really interesting because it's a…