Friday, October 28, 2016

Did You Know Yarn Produces Pheromones?

I found this on Facebook the other day, it is a serious condition that all crocheters and knitters suffer from.

A recent study has indicated that yarns give off certain pheromones that hypnotise women and cause them to purchase ungodly amounts of yarn. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the pheromones in the yarn causes memory loss and induce the gathering syndrome, similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter.

Sound tests have also revealed that these yarns emit a very high-pitched sound heard only by a select few, known as stitchers. When played backward, the sounds are heard as chants...'Buy me! Crochet me!' Furthermore, pheromones seem to cause a pathological need to secret the yarn purchases away when one takes them home and blend them into the existing stash. When asked by a significant other if the yarn is new, the reply is, "oh, I've had it for a while!"

In order to overcome the so-called feeding frenzy effect that these yarns cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility, and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. It is also beneficial to enter these storage facilities without the presence of cash or credit cards.
Sad to say, the addictive qualities of this compulsive behaviour are cumulative, and are ameliorated only by the purchase of more and more and more yarns.

No cure is known at this time

Fitbit Daily Summary for October 27, 2016

Total steps: 13709
Floors climbed: 12
Calories burned: 2726
Elevation gained: 36.58 meters
Traveled: 8.71 kilometers

October 27, 2016
via Fitbit

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Here's what I am thankful for this week:
  • that Brodie was able to travel in to the Dental Hospital in Melbourne with a carer on Tuesday 
  • Brodie was able to get a new appointment quickly for follow up in regards to getting his wisdom teeth out *ouch* we could have gone in earlier (this Thursday in fact however we already have appointments on that day) we are busy for the next few weeks so he goes in three weeks time
  • glorious sunny days 
  • getting my washing dry on the same day I hang it out. It really is nice to get things dried in the fresh air
  • believe it or not I am glad I got the steroid injection in my leg. I am hoping it works really, really well and that when I go for walks my hip wont be sore by then end of it. I am also looking forward to being able to do my exercises with the exercise physiologist (I go tomorrow) and being able to complete the ones he has asked me to do
  • being able to get the gas refilled for the air-conditioner in the car in preparation for summer. I certainly don't wish to be driving in a very hot car with no air-con that's for sure

What are you thankful for this week?

Fitbit Daily Summary for October 26, 2016

Total steps: 7701
Floors climbed: 0
Calories burned: 2348
Elevation gained: 0 meters
Traveled: 4.89 kilometers

October 26, 2016
via Fitbit

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Weekly Fitbit Stats - 17 Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016

This is MY BEST EVER weekly stats.
I have averaged over 11,000 steps each day.

I Don't Particularly Like Injections

Well it's official. The hip pain I have been experiencing for several months is from trochanteric bursitis. I had an ultrasound yesterday and it was confirmed. Apparently it is becoming quite common in people who are overweight (I'm not going to sugar coat this because it is true even if I don't like admitting it). I did ask that could it also happen because I have osteo-arthritis in my right knee and I have been over compensating with my left leg. I was told that yes it was possible.

The radiologist said that the bursitis was a doozy. I guess I don't do anything by half. It's all in or it's nothing ☺ I usually jump in to the deep end when I start something. I rarely take it slow.

Anyway, I was given a steroid injection in my hip and told that I was not allowed to do anything for 24 hours. No big walks, no heavy lifting, just relax. Me, relax? I don't do relaxation very well. It's a good thing I can sit down and crochet! It's a good thing I have a crochet project I am working on. That's relaxing I guess, at least physically.

I still have a few hours to go before I can start doing more. I don't want to jeopardise anything and prevent the injection from working properly. The last thing I need is for any complications to set it.

Seriously though, all I could think of was I wont be able to get my 10,000 steps for the next couple of days and keep my daily average above 10,000. Oh well. There is such a thing as wool/yarn winding (~_o) that gets the step count up but shhhh don't tell anyone.