The Big 5 Oh!

Posted by TacieJ on April 14, 2016 in Adventures on Mill Road, medical adventures |
Wooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!  Two weeks have passed and I’m at the Big Five Oh! 
What? No! Not the Big 5-0 years old. I’m taking about 50% weight on my left foot.  The 5 oh years old thingy happens tomorrow.  But that’s not important right now. Walking people! Walking is the important bit.
I’ve been slowly adding a little weight over the last 2 weeks. It still hurts a bit when I put a good bit of weight down on the foot, but it’s getting there.  And that’s only because I haven’t walked on the foot since … Good Lord! Over 3 months.  Crutches are going to be so much easier now that I can put some weight on my foot.  Although the scooter is still my main squeeze until I can walk.
And for those of you who are as confused as I was on the how do you know how much weight is 50% weight.  25% is basically foot down on the floor and using it to keep your balance. 50% is slight more complicated and involves a scale and memory.  And for me, sucking it up and hopping up [insert laugh track here] on the scale.
So that is it from the trenches for now.  Thanks for tuning in!
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted by TacieJ on April 2, 2016 in Adventures on Mill Road, medical adventures |

Happy Thursday! 

Today was the a follow up doctor’s  … Now that I think about it … I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie. Sorry… off topic (again).

Today was the a follow up doctor’s appointment.  And we had some good news, some not so good news and some “get out your video camera people” news.



Posted by TacieJ on March 24, 2016 in Adventures on Mill Road, medical adventures |

I realized that in my tale telling last week the entirety of David’s (My Beloved, My Darling) involvement was reduced to … “So off the ER David & I go.” and everyone else got thank you’s.   For those of you who are completely lost as to why I was off to the ER, e-mail me and I’ll catch you up.


Two Week Rain Delay

Posted by TacieJ on March 17, 2016 in Adventures on Mill Road, medical adventures |

Happy Thursday Everyone.

Or it would be if the Doctor & the PA (BOTH) were out of the office with the flu. So … wait, what do you mean what’s going on?

Ok. Let’s step back (*giggles* – it’ll be funny in bit) from the beginning for those who don’t know what’s going on.  For those of you who do and don’t want to hear (read) the story again, just jump on down to the last bit.  For those who are new to the story … ready?


Yarn Review: Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Posted by TacieJ on March 29, 2015 in knitting, reviews |
Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool, 5% combed silk

204 yds/50 gr.

Gauge (sts. / inch): 7

US Needle: 1

Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)

Machine Wash

The bamboo gives a great feel and a luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core and the combed silk gives it sheen and strength.



Knitting How-To: Joining 2 Skeins of Yarn

Posted by TacieJ on January 25, 2015 in knitting, tips and tricks |

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike weaving in ends. I’m lazy and when I’m finished knitting I really want to be done with a project. And also, I’m always afraid that my weaving in won’t be enough and the ends will come undone and my entire project will unravel.

What I do is probably – if I did my research – something common. Here is what I do, especially with the fluffier yarns. The join with the smooth yarns (especially bulky) is more noticeable. But depending on what you are knitting and where the join is, it might not make a difference.


Desktop Publishing Tip: Don’t Throw Out That Mistake

Posted by TacieJ on July 5, 2014 in Desktop Publishing, tips and tricks |

You know that envelope (invitation, response card, etc.) you just ruined? Don’t throw it out. Use it as a template to make your corrections. You now know where you don’t want your text. Make your corrections and just run it through the printer a second (or even 3rd or 4th) time. Just use a different color print each time so you know to where you’ve moved your text.

In the examples below, I’ve blurred the names and address. So don’t worry, your vision hasn’t gone selectively blurry.

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Desktop Publishing Tip: Always Buy Extra

Posted by TacieJ on July 5, 2014 in Desktop Publishing, tips and tricks |

When printing invitations, response cards, etc. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS over estimate how many you need and buy an extra box. It’s always best to have too many than to run short. You will ruin at least 1 when printing. If you have an unopened box you can return it (just stick the receipt in the box so you don’t loose it) or sell it (online, at a yard sales, give it to a friend, etc).

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How do I sort my Yahoo email by Sender (10/10/13 version)

Posted by TacieJ on October 11, 2013 in rants, tips and tricks, websites |

First off, why on God’s green earth when something is working do they have to go and break it!?  Below is how to change your choices in Yahoo Mail so you can sort your e-mail by Sender.  (click on the images below to see the full image)

The following is courtesy of www.TheWebElves.Net. They found it for me and I just had to share because no one else has!

How to Sort by other than date or unread or attachments or starred (the most unhelpful choices – beyond unread)



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Yarn: the importance of dye lots

Posted by TacieJ on August 4, 2013 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

For those of you who are like me and don’t necessarily pay attention to your dye lots, this post is for you.

I never really pay too much attention to dye lot. Granted I do try to buy enough of the same dye lot to finish a project. But I usually say, if it looks the same then the dye lot isn’t too important. That can be horribly wrong.

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