Happy New Year

I cannot believe it’s already 2019! The year flew by so fast and it was full of change.

Our daughter graduated grade 12 in June and completed her first term of university by December. She moved away from home but for this first year, only to her grandparents in the city. We will move her into her own apartment next fall for her second year.

Our son completed another successful year on the farm. It’s his fourth year of putting in his own crop and he’s done very well. He always knew he was going to farm and there’s no chance of putting other ideas in to his head.

I booked a trip to England, Paris and Scotland for myself, my daughter and my travelling companion cousin. We fly out May 1st. A ton of planning involved taking me anywhere with my disability and this trip will have a few more challenges. I’ll talk more about that in another post.

I completed three hats for Christmas presents, a cowl for my husband and started a new pair of socks.

I didn’t make any resolutions for 2019 but think of them as goals. Some weight to lose before our trip, journaling more consistent and of course that includes this blog.

Of course I have knitting goals as well. I’d like to complete four pairs of socks and learn to do colour work with the Baable Hat pattern found here on Ravelry by Donna Smith. It’s a beautiful pattern and I encourage everyone to buy it.

That’s it for now. A hope and a wish for health, love and prosperity to you xx

Dreary Saturday

What a cold dreary day here on the prairies! It snowed a little last night which is making today very gray and dismal. That just means I get to play with one of my knitting projects that I started a week or so ago.

I bought this beautiful yarn from Hypnotic Yarn called Leaf Peeping and I just LOVE IT! It’s super soft and the colours are fantastic! It’s a super wash merino in worsted weight.  First things first…have to wind it into a cake from the hank. These terms always makes my husband laugh and mock haha. I took him to a new local yarn store a month ago and he wandered around calling everything hanks (insert eye roll here) then proceeded to touch and rub everything. Don’t get me wrong…that’s what you’re supposed to do when you hit your LYS but it’s just funny when your husband does it to try and fit in lol.  Anyways…

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The pictures don’t do it justice…it’s gorgeous! 

I decided to do a scarf in the Old Shale Pattern. It’s a simple little pattern and I love the effect of it. How do you like it?  Aren’t the colors perfect? xx

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What do you do on dreary Saturdays?

Much love…Tal xx

I’m Still Here…

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will!

Hello and salutations. Another venture into the blog-sphere. I’ve only tried to blog umpteen times in the last 10 years but for some reason..I feel like the time is now.

I will be updating my page called “My GNE story” which will explain the condition that I have and I feel like I need to tell my story but for now, the reason I’ve decided to name my blog “I’m Still Here” is all about my condition. Meaning, the more I progress with this absolutely horrible muscle wasting disease, the more I feel invisible.  I am unable to do many things like I used to such as…walk, use my arms without leaning on something, clean my house like it needs daily, hug my husband and kids and basically just everyday tasks that most people take for granted. It’s annoying and it pisses me off!

So I guess this will be my way of expressing my day to day life. I will write about my family, my love of knitting and the different things I’m working on, my love of travel and my upcoming trip to Europe in 2019 (yay!!) and yes, there will be some bitching and moaning of GNE things that will undoubtedly come up.

So until then…welcome to my little corner of the world xx