Sunday, June 05, 2011

They Haven't Killed Me Off Yet

I'm amazed. I thought if you didn't post for over a year you were toast. Not so! People began asking for my "annual post" as a nudge so I thought I'd better find out.

Seems I only blog when travelling and sometimes not even then. Travel is coming up though so I am hoping for fresh material.

Miss Trixie just turned 13 and is in pretty good health!

This last year has not been the smoothest, though I have maintained a hundred fifteen pound weight loss since last August. I always say it's not getting it off that's the hard part, it's keeping it off - and nothing has changed about that since the last diet.

I am better at NOT making vows to do things. Some things work out as a happy surprise (weight loss while secretly trying) and many things just fall flat.

Most of my knitting is still for other people, and mostly I like it that way. It's a lovely way to give a gift with heart. Charity knitting is great too. You may not know who's getting it, but you know your work is doing good. I'd show you an example of a hat for a friend but my computer, my i-Phone AND my regular camera are all on the fritz. Unfortunately I vowed that I'd make this hat, which is probably why it took two years to finish and arrived in Michigan in late Spring, just in time for not needing it 'til Fall. Sorry Nancy!

Otherwise, I'm the Queen of Cowls and keep whipping them out. Enough that I can give away some and actually keep some! Pictures trashed, sorry.

I hope to be weaving and spinning much more since I've pushed my own restart button and am turning out a bit of both.

Mr. Chirpchatty (my husband's name from the personality change he goes through when we go to India) has a possible new job; and guess where part of it will be? Yep, India. This year we'll probably go during the hottest monsooniest season. Now that I'm thinner - I'm cold most of the time, but I don't think it'll be enough to get me through South Indian weather without lots of air conditioning.

Off to weaving retreat next week. Then to my Mother in Riverside, then to Austin, and then? No clue. Glad Bloglines didn't Deep Six me. I'd hate to have to write all the parts about India over again rather than just linking to them.


At 3:25 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

Faithfully checked in once a month to see if maybe you had updated the blog. Verra happy to see you back amongst the blogging world.And I did wave at Whidbey Spin In.

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous SJ said...

Keep up the good stuff Elke.
Elke Summer starts tomorrow.
Have a good time down South. We will hold down the Fort under the grey skies.
Love Ya! SJ

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Val said...

Hello, I am curious as to where you got Miss Trixie. I have a 6 year old dog and I periodically search online for an image of his mother and father by name. Today when I searched, I saw your dog, and the similarities in the face were breath-taking! If you are comfortable responding, please e-mail me at to let me know when/where you got Miss Trixie. Thank you so much for your time and response :)


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