About TacieJ

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Thanksgiving Happy Planner Stickers

Posted by TacieJ on November 20, 2017 in planner stickers |

Since I couldn’t find any Happy Planner Sticker for Thanksgiving that excited me, I made my own.  I hope you like them. Feel free to share them with friend, but please don’t sell them.  They are for personal use only.  Gobble! Gobble!


Click here to download a pdf

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Happy Planner & Jeff Dunham

Posted by TacieJ on November 14, 2017 in craft ideas, planner stickers |

I was inspired by Victoria Thatcher and her wonderful Happy Planner Stickers.  So I made some in not quite as good, but not bad.  For the Love of Jeff Dunham an the little guys in the box here are Jeff Dunham Happy Planner Stickers

Please don’t sell and if you share, share a link to this post.



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Happy Planner 101 – Advice from the Planner Newbie

Posted by TacieJ on November 4, 2017 in craft ideas, Instructional, tips and tricks |

First … DON’T PANIC.  Getting started with Happy Planner (HP from now on) and planner journals can be overwhelming.  Take a deep breath, have a piece of chocolate and plunge on.

I’ve never been able to keep a planner for more than, say a, month.  But as the husband & I are traveling more, I needed to keep a calendar.  I have my iPhone, but honestly that is so … calendar.  My HP is more of a scrapbook than just a calendar.  Or a picture journal with places for appointments.  Either way, it’s fun and I hopefully will be able to keep it going.  I’ll check back in a couple of months.


Free Printable Baby Knitting/Crochet Tags

Posted by TacieJ on August 2, 2017 in Random Thoughts |

Here they are!  Just like the regular knitting … just baby themed.

Click to download It’s a Girl tags

Click to downlaod It’s a Boy tags

There are 6 per page in pdf format. They are double sided and they are best printed on heavier stock paper.

I just ask if you share these you give a link back to this post.  Thanks!

I will eventually do Holiday and wedding/engagement themed ones eventually.  I also will do custom work if you would like a set for a special occasion.  Just leave me a post below.


Free Printable Knitting Birthday Tags

Posted by TacieJ on July 18, 2017 in craft ideas, knitting |

Here they are!  Just like the regular knitting … just birthday themed.

Click Here to Download

There are 6 per page in pdf format. They are double sided and they are best printed on heavier stock paper.

I just ask if you share these you give a link back to this post.  Thanks!

I will probably do Holiday themed ones eventually.  I also will do custom work if you would like a set for a special occasion.  Just leave me a post below.


Quilting Stitch

Posted by TacieJ on June 30, 2017 in Instructional, knitting |

When I joined in the Jimmy Beans Wool (JBW) Semi-Precious Tosh Shawl Mystery Knit-a-Longs (MKAL) the pattern used what the designer is calling a Quilted Stitch.  I’ve also seen it called a Diamond Stitch or an Open Diamond Stitch. I found it somewhat confusing at first.

I was asked how I learned the stitch.  I thought this might help someone else.

The written abbreviations for the quilted stitches are t1r and t1l (twist one to the right, and twist one to the left).  This is how you do a t1r and t1l and how to do a complete repeat of the pattern.


Free Printable Knitting Tags

Posted by TacieJ on June 26, 2017 in craft ideas, knitting |

I found free printable knitting tags on Pinterest and they were nice.  But they weren’t quite what I wanted. I really wanted enough space to write a note. And a couple of other laundry symbols – with explanations (I mean who can remember what those things mean?!).

So made my own.

Free Printable Tags

There are 6 per page in pdf format. They are double sided and they are best printed on heavier stock paper.

I just ask if you share these you give a link back to this post.  Thanks!

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Posted by TacieJ on February 14, 2017 in Random Thoughts |

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Posted by TacieJ on February 10, 2017 in Random Thoughts |

I run a fun little co-op in the Township app with other amazing players.

We speak English.

Regatta: Our general guidelines are … 3 tasks per regatta or opt out. 2 zeroes and we release (kicked out sounds so harsh) the player to find a co-op better suited to their play style. New players who join, don’t opt out of the regatta and don’t do any tasks are released after their first zero. Players who return after being released only get one shot to stay.   Illness or other sudden act of life grants passes – but we need to know.  We use chat heavily.  We don’t require that you reach a certain point value – just do 3 tasks.  If you have problems getting to 3 we are all here to help. We use the 3 Musketeers philosophy – all for one and one for all.  When we work together we all succeed!


Tuesday is the New Thursday

Posted by TacieJ on May 24, 2016 in Adventures on Mill Road, medical adventures |
Happy Thur… er Tuesday All!!!
Well, hasn’t it just been a most eventful couple of weeks? It’s rhetorical … it has been.
Ok… where did we leave off?  Ummmm…. waiting for surgery I do believe.  So that was Friday the 13th.  13 is lucky in Chinese Culture and we are sticking with that.
Let’s roll back to Monday before the surgery.  After a long day at the office I go out to get in my car (scooter in scoot) and Rrrrrrrr nothing.  Rrrrrrrrr nothing.  Really!? So I call David & AAA in that order at 4:30pm.  At 8 pm (NEVER EVER tell AAA you are in a safe location it bumps you to the bottom of the tow list) Ronaldo final comes to tow Ruby to the garage.  Thank God for Chris Ann who came and kept me company and listened to my whine (we were are work so no wine!).  It was the fuse panel. We had it replace.
Tuesday before surgery I work up with a huge nagging pain in my shoulder.  I figured I had just slept wrong and it would go away.  No biggie right?  Wrong.  But we will get there. So the rest of the work week was a bit difficult because of the pain which didn’t seem to be diminishing. We’ll get there.
Surgery day.  Other than starting horribly early it went mostly well.  The automatic BP cuff was on WAY too tight during surgery and left little marks on my arm.  So I really made the surgery center nervous when I told them that.  So I have finally lost my screws (giggle) and 6/1 will be able to put weight back on my foot again.  Yup, I’m back to scootering until Dr. Very Handsome is convinced the hole in my bone where the screw was is healing.
Moving on.  The pain in my shoulder really didn’t abate so I went to the Quick Care by mom on the Sunday following surgery and had a fainting spell.  Yup!  I figured it was lack of food, pain and a hot flash all rolled into one. It was very exciting.  But I had my very first (this is a year of 1st’s for me) EKG and it came out just perfect.  And I got a prescription for muscle relaxers which did diddly squat.
Scootering forward to one week after my waking up in pain I went to my GP and she gave me something else that did diddly squat.  And so I started taking 2 Advil every 2 hours.  Yeah, I know. Shhhhhhhh. I’m not taking them anymore.  And yes, I ate something with each and every dose.  I’ve eaten more crackers in the last 2 weeks than I’ve eaten in the last 2 years.  I was thinking of buying stock in Keebler!
So after the pain didn’t subside I got an appointment with Dr. To The Point last who just happens to be in the same practice as Dr. Very Handsome.  So today I had a whole new round of X-Rays with my favorite X-Ray Tech Jess.  Well I got the good/bad news on my shoulder pain.  It’s not my shoulder.  It’s my vertebra. The disk between C4 & 5 is a degenerate.  Oh wait… it’s degenerating. That’s it. So Dr. To The Point prescribed that steroid pack that you take a whole boat load of pills to 1 pill in a week.  So looking on the bright side… it’s not a new condition. It’s been like that for a while.  I irritated the nerve when I slept soundly on Monday (when my car let me down). And I did sleep. I didn’t move all night long.  More good news.  This isn’t going to happen again. (Well the doctor said might, but I’m not claiming that.) The other good news is the steroids seem to be working already and I’ve only had 1 dose.  My elbow hurts, but it’s not that sharp, stabbing, please cut my arm off, pain.  And same with my shoulder.
Didn’t I just slam into 50 and trip right on over it? But that’s it. I’m done. No more illnesses for me.
Oh I forgot.  Thursday a last week I finally did what I didn’t want to do.  I tripped over my scooter and face planted in the office.  I banged up both my knees (left one much worse than the right) put a huge bruise on my left hand and, well, thought I aggravated my shoulder. Which wasn’t the case.  Talk about embarrassing.  But I have the best co-workers! They all came running to make sure I wasn’t dead. 
So that is long and the long of it.  Over all it’s not great news… but it’s not bad AND I’ve been able to type this whole e-mail without stopping or without much pain.  My darling Beloved David has been wonderful.  He keeps going to the doctor’s appointments with me and asking the questions I miss.  My mother is a saint for putting up with my increasingly (and now decreasingly) crabby self.
And that campers is my last 2 weeks.  Love to everyone!

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