Colder Months, prep work for your knitting and crocheting

Almost everyone (I talk to about knitting and Crocheting) drops their needles and hooks, giving up the craft when the temperature goes up. Well the good news is the temperature is dropping, so it’s almost time to get out the Yarn! For me, my friends and family there is nothing like knitting and crocheting when the temperatures drop.

I like to do some prep work before I I will be polishing my knitting needles and crochet hooks, I use bees wax on my metal needles and hooks to make my projects slide easier. With bees wax, slide your needles (and/or hooks) over the wax lightly and use a soft cloth to buff them (it will also help spread the wax over the rest of the hook).

If you have arthritis, you

Update on my health…maybe you can relate?

I suffer from: Fibromyalgia, Lupus SLE, CFS, IBS, TMJ, Sjogrens Syndrom, Reynaud’s and assosiciated illnesses.

*newly diagnosed in neck (after 26 years finally I had an MRI and it proved my neck pain!) degenerative discs, spurring and impingement of nerves.

Now to get more then the cervical spine checked in MRI’s, since I was dropped on my back at about 7 years old (from about 1 story in height) and it seems my pain all over started at about that time.

So tell me about yourself and lets talk… I understand Chronic Pain, I’ve lived with it for most of my life.

gentle hugs, and wellness to you all


It has been a long long time since I’ve posted, I have been going through a lot of frustrations with my health and my doctors have been less then helpful as of late. I have needed time for myself, mostly for introspection on my doctor issues and my new health problems.

I have come to the conclusion that it’s time for me to move onto new doctors, it’s a shame that one that started out so very good ended up being inconsistent with his treatment and seems to have only noted some thing and/or doesn’t read his notes from prior visits. And another doctor was good at first but became a real jerk as he got older and (thank God) he just retired… nothing like a doctor that doesn’t trust your reporting pain and loss of feeling in your hands that chides you as he strives to prove you wrong… I made the mistake of getting upset with him and so, of course, he decides that your anger is depression. Strange, but nice to know that 6 months later he decided to retire, AMEN!

I wish everyone health, wellness, success with treatment and doctors… please take care and feel free to comment.

“Guard Lion” – A Mexican Lion?

I love this Guard Lion:

How do you like this security system?

This is a true story of a Garage Owner in the Southwest.

He was sick & tired of thugs breaking into his garage shop to steal tools etc. So he came up with this idea . . .. He put the word out that he had a new “Mexican Lion” at the shop that would attack anyone who tried to break in or climb his fence.  The would-be thieves saw the “Lion” from a distance and fled the scene.

Ingenious guy!  

Beware a Mexican Lion can be see below.

Guard Lion picture of a dog with a haircut made to look like a lion view 1

for more scroll down, I promise it will be worth it!

Keep scrolling down…really, you should

Okay here it is, another picture.

Guard Lion picture of a dog with a haircut made to look like a lion view 2 you can see the dogs face
Rufff, Ruff! *wink*

I’ll give you 5 minutes to stop laughing !