Monthly Archives: July 2012

Daily Inspiration: Crochet Star

Today’s inspiration is from L.A is my beat:


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I think I actually have a plan for these…I need to try one tonight



Life is a bit busy at the moment – hence no daily inspiration post or any other post yesterday.

I usually do the inspiration post during my lunch hour, but I’ve been told that we have a rather big presentation coming on the 16th and I’m preparing the document for it (I’m not sure if I’m going to do the presentation as well)
It seems like my boss and I don’t communicate very well. I thought the doc that I prepared was exactly what he had asked for, but it was completely not

So I started with a new approach which then again not what he wanted. I’m not exactly sure where the problem lies. Is it me who just assume I know what he wants, but I don’t really, or is it him who isn’t explaining well?

Any ideas how I can pinpoint the problem?

Its very easy (and tempting) to just blame him, but that is the wrong way to go about it and I need to remember that.

That’s work…please keep me in your prayers, I don’t know if I can do this.

Last night at home was quite nice, but then again, so was Monday.

On Monday hubby did the cooking and gave me a massage. We watched the second disk of White Collar (good,clean show, it’s awesome)

Last night was a bit productive, I cooked and we did some unpacking. Dinner and Bones. Hubby washed the dishes even though he had cooked the previous night (isn’t he just awesome?) and then while he was busy on his computer, I unpacked and sorted all my yarn – it was more than I thought..


I also found a project that I had started working on last year, but then got forgotten between wedding plans and moving and all that.

The yarn is just so so gorgeous! ( it’s Vinnis Nikkim)


I dug out the pattern and am good to go!

Did I mention that I actually finished the crochet part of the baby blanket I was working on? I just need to work away the edges…my favourite part…not!

Kilhra and Squeaky supervised the yarn…


This morning’s exercise was quite hectic + I think I sprained my ankle, which is annoying.

And I think that is about everything going on in my life…how are you all doing?

(please excuse typos and such, using my phone to post this)

Give-away winner

I wrote down the names of the commentors, fron 1 to 14 in the order of commenting and then used to provide me with a random number between those two.


Congratulations to Anne!

Please email me at to claim your prize


Thank you to everyone who participated, it was fun!

Daily Inspiration: Sunburst Granny Hearts

Today’s inspiration comes from Bunny Mummy:

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Note: This is my 49th blog post. The winner of my give-away will be determined and announced in the next post

One for the ladies

I didn’t mention this yesterday, but we eventually managed to get out of our house yesterday. The locksmith pretty much hit the lock with a hammer until it fell apart and then put a new lock in. We are free again!

I learnt a little bit from this whole thing, but not a whole lot. Last night I was so tempted to just not go to exercise today and have another rest day – because the two days go together so nicely so it’s a good place to skip. And I didn’t have any snacks for today. I’m so good at finding excuses…BUT!

I managed to motivate myself – I told myself that it would be worth it in the end and that it really isn’t that bad when I am at exercise. I also looked at my motivation pictures, which may have helped.

So there I was this morning walking during the warm-up and switching over into a jog – and things are a little…bouncy…

Somehow (please don’t ask me how) I managed to forget the most important piece of clothing for exercise.

I really couldn’t believe it – I mean getting dressed is pretty much the same every morning, it’s not an item that I sometimes wear and sometimes don’t wear. I know I almost forgot it on Sunday as well. What is going on with me?


Anyways – so anytime we were running I was doing this weird run where I was holding onto the twins. I skipped skipping and just jogged in place (didn’t want a black eye [slight exaggeration there])

I survived – it was quite a hectic morning especially for arms and abs, I do feel that I didn’t really work all that hard with the abs exercises – I kept using my back the whole time and that just hurt.

Glad I went. And yes, come Wednesday night I will probably not feel like going again, but as soon as it starts I will motivate myself and remind myself how much it will be worth it when I can finally look in the mirror and like what I see.

Ladies…don’t forget the bra…



By the way, this is my 48th post, which means that today’s Daily Inspiration will be number 49.

That usually happens around 14:04 Johannesburg time.

Daily Inspiration: Delphine Crochet Motif

Today’s inspiration comes from Amanda Perkins:

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Be careful what you wish for…

I really didn’t feel like exercising last night. I kept telling hubby how much I don’t want to go today and I was so tempted to let my lift know that I wasn’t going.

This morning when my alarm went off, I immediately started with motivating myself, refusing to think of not going and just telling myself that I will enjoy it once I get there and thinking of my motivational pictures.

Somewhere in the middle of this I got a SMS from my lift and my first reaction was offcourse to hope that she couldn’t go. Wasn’t the case though, so I got up to get ready and was finally not as resistant to going anymore.

Got to the front door and the key broke off in the lock. Had to phone lift and tell her that I can’t go.

As I’m writing this, We are waiting on a locksmith.

I really hope that they can get us out without it being too much of a mission or too much damage.

We’re going to be ridiculously late for work (or should we just take the day off?)

I guess the moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for, you might just get it…

Have you ever been locked in your house?

P.s. I haven’t gotten a chance to respond to all the weekend comments and likes yet, I will do so during the day.