Monthly Archives: December 2011

The best and worst of 2011

Christmas was barely done when the media began rating 2011.  Best movie of 2011, best health news of 2011, best business moment, best style trend … you name it, there’s a list.  This was pretty much what inspired my survey this week – the one I post every Tuesday on my Facebook page.  “My 2011?" it read.  "I’d give it a 9 out of 10.  SPEEDY BD SURVEY #85 asks, [...]

By | 2011-12-29T05:00:15+00:00 2011|Blog|16 Comments

A knitter never sleeps, but she dreams

I’m so bad when it comes to afterwork, like weaving in ends and making pompoms.  So I had six hats, all done but in need of finishing before I could send them off for the holiday.  After procrastinating much of last weekend, I ran out of time.  I had to mail them, or they’d never arrive on time! The Patriots played Sunday.  What better time could there be?  I’m an [...]

By | 2011-12-21T11:30:17+00:00 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Meatloaf recipes, anyone?

Eating has been a challenge, what with the oral surgery I recently had.  Finding things that work has been sheer trial and error.  Puréed soups work; oatmeal does not (too many little pieces).  Jello works; ice cream does not (too cold).  If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already heard me mention fried eggs, which just kind of slither on down the throat without much effort at all.  But second [...]

By | 2011-12-19T05:00:42+00:00 2011|Blog|7 Comments

My post traumatic weekend

I had oral surgery last Thursday.  I wish I could say that I’m an adoringly appreciative patient, but when I’m not feeling well, I just want to be left alone.  So here I had an army of friends and relatives wanting to help, and there wasn’t much they could do.  I couldn’t talk, couldn’t eat.  I slept mostly at first, until I switched from prescription meds to Tylenol, at which [...]

By | 2011-12-12T11:54:51+00:00 2011|Blog|14 Comments

Little things that drive me crazy

I really, really want to complain about something, but I have a personal rule.  It started when my son went to college and, during those first weeks of adjustment, too often called with complaints.  I finally told him that for every bad thing, he had to first tell me something good.  That’s my rule.  So here goes.  Today's subject is packaging. The good.  I keep reusable bags my backseat and [...]

By | 2011-12-08T05:30:12+00:00 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Life's little surprises

I love unexpected pleasures.  Some hit me in the face, others are more subtle.  But each is a joy. Take this blog.  I set out today to give an early December update of I write, I knit, I live.  And then, tucked into each paragraph, came a little surprise, turning what might have been just another blog into something really fun. First, I write.  I’m at page 92 of SWEET [...]

By | 2011-12-04T10:01:53+00:00 2011|Blog|10 Comments