Friday, December 3, 2010


Last week I have elected to get my turbinate reduce. Basically, it's an out-patient surgery on my nasal passage to reduce the enlarge turbinate so I may breathe properly. I think hubby is getting sick of having to nudge me alive now and again during the night when I stop breathing. Either that or he just want to get my wicked snoring habit under control.
I figure that I will be in and out and move on with my life. You know, like laser eye surgery. However, I think I had recovered from a C-section easier. For the past 9 days, I have been stuffing tissues up my nose to try to control the dripping, I feel like there's a balloon inside my brain that keeps inflating and won't stop. The good Doc had prescribed some fun meds for me...... the pain is still there but now I just don't care as much.

I've been home for several days now and have been attempting to work from home. Of course, my current house situation does not lends itself well to a working environment. Sitting in bed with my laptop spread out and hunching over to type wasn't really working for me. I also found that I was starting to have a personal relationship with my fridge, so I need to get out.

Here I am..... courtesy of Starbucks's complimentary Wifi.

and alll I can think of the whole time I'm there is how much I want to go back to bed.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Ever since I've been active in Ravelry, my poor lonely blog had been neglected. It doesn't help that for the last 7 months, I have been undergoing a huge home renovation. Slowly the house is coming along but I urge anyone to stock up on chocolates and vodkas for coping purposes before embarking on such a huge undertaking.

This morning, I'd sent my two little muchkins to school in their respective Halloween costume.

I know, very crappy lighting, resulting in crappy picture. But you get the drift.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My first Golding

Ok, so I've been spinning for a year now and learned on my wheel. I have about 3-4 spindles but don't quite know how to spin in them. However, lately I've been drooling over a several Golding Spindles. I've heard that they are the Cadillac of all spindle and I have always wanted to use a spindle for a more luxuriosus fibers.

Well, I finally caved and bought a beautiful Cherry Midnight Sun Golding.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A friend to sow my wild oats with

Have you ever had a childhood friend that you did everything with?

I once had a friend whom I met in 8th grade. We became fast friends and did everything together through out high school. All the bad things - that is. Countless school days have been skipped together just so we can go to the mall to try on clothes, or stay home to watch TV.

She was the friend whom I snuck out of the house with to go to an underground rave club at 15. She was the one to suggest that we hang out at Dunkin Donut at 2am to smoke ciggies and over-dose ourselves on bad coffees. She was the person that I tried shop-lifting with.

Also, she was the hot-headed friend who always seems to manage to pissed some bully off at a club which would ended up with either her or both of us getting kicked out of that particular club but a mean looking bouncer.

We would sit and talk about all of our current boyfriends and cry over each other’s several pregnancy scares. She was the one who had taught me that high heels and a really short skirt can go a long way to getting what you want.

She was the sort of friend who was so cool that every parent cringed when they see their young teenage daughter becoming fast friends with. All in all, she was the friend who taught me what it is to be confidence, how to have fun, how to laugh and how to throw caution to the wind.

She was always the cooler one. She was super cute, with a great figure and great taste in clothes. Men would flock to her and totally ignore me if we were together. She was very tough and knows what she wanted in life. However, under that tough shell, there lays a very vulnerable girl. I think my understanding of that vulnerability has what made us good friends.

After high school, we both attended some community college classes. I ended up getting a transferred to Assumption University in Thailand and she ended up moving to California to pursue a career in fashion marketing.

As this was before the wide usage of the internet and emails, we lost touched. I started my career in Hotel Managements and stayed near my hometown until I married my Canadian husband 7 years ago and moved to Canada.

Every so often, I have tried Googling her but never seem to be able to come up with anything. Then yesterday, Google came up with her husband’s web-site and there she was! I found out that she is still living in California with her husband and toddler with another baby on the way.

With the power of the internet, we finally connected and I look forward to catching up with her after 15 years!

Friendship never dies!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Me bad blogger

Recently I have became notorious for not updating my blog. I know - me so bad.

It's just that a lot of my knitting and spinning activities are now posted and recorded on Ravelry. I find that I will log all my purchases there and neglect my poor, lonely blog.

In the recent months, I have been matched up with an awesome secret pal and her pirate cats. They spoil me to no ends! I have received 2 packages from here which leaves me gob-smacked and rediculously giddy. Her packages are wonderful and indulgent!
This was the first package

This was the 2nd oneI can't wait to find out who she is!

Every year I convinced my hubby that the money I am dropping at the Kitchener - Waterloo knitter's fair is an early birthday present for myself. That's the only way I can justified spending that much money on fibre. Every year when my birthday rolls around in October - I conviently forget every time.

This year I had an awesome time. I took $200 in cash with me and spent it all. I left there with 3 dimes, 4 pennies and a quarter!

I was very happy to see more vendors this year and more spinning items. Me so happy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SP 14 Questionnaire


What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely not like? I love wool and natural fiber, especially ones that are very soft and lofty. I do not knit with acrylics. Sometime I will use a blended wool/acrylic if I am knitting for babies or kids.

What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I only use circular needles for all my knittings and I keep it in a Della Q pouch that was made especially for it.

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I have been knitting for 3 years and was self taught. I was pregnant with my 2nd baby when I had the urge to knit him a hat and booties. I would consider myself to be intermediate/Advanced.

Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? no

What’s your favorite scent? Citrus, powder and peppermint

Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Not really but every now and then, I will crave chocolates and I will eat it in pounds. I love Milk Chocolate with Almonds

What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I am a fledgling spinner. I bought my first wheel in April (Schact Ladybug) and I recently started dyeing my own roving.

What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like the typical top 40's

What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? I love muted colours and neutral. I don't particular like anything that is neon.

What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am happily married for 6 years with 2 kids. (3 years old boy and 5 years old daughter). Aside from 2 fishs, we do not have any other pets.

Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear Scarves, hats and mittens. Not poncho

What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love knitting Socks and Sweaters

What are you knitting right now? Socks

Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes

Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I am a die-hard addi turbo fan

Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, both

How old is your oldest UFO? 2 years

What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe? Any holiday that requires a day off from work is my favorite! But if I have to pick, it would be Christmas.

Is there anything that you collect? I don't Collect - I hoard! LOL.. Actually, just fiber at the moment.

Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have been wanting the "Teach yourself visually: hand-dye" and "Colors in Spinning" and "Spinner's Companion". I subscribe to Verena Knitting.

Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? Knitting socks from the toe up

Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes and I wear a size 8 shoes

When is your birthday? October 5

Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID? Yes and I am joyja

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers from my garden

I love it when my garden gives me pretty flowers to cut. I feel very Martha Stewart today.


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