Saturday, July 29, 2017

Where do the days go...

Happy Saturday!!! This is the only crochet I've been working on recently. Summer is such a distraction.  Trying to get out and enjoy the weather by bike or walking.  I have done a bit more walking as of late and with my kitties as I purchased something I can take them with me. 
Well, one at a time anyway.

I've seen these online and wanted one. I showed honey it and he said order one.  
So I looked on Amazon, read some reviews and found this one.  It's quite sturdy leather type outer the dome can be swapped with a mesh screen but the dome lets them stand and see more.
I've had numerous people stop me asking about it and looking at the cats including my eldest's trip to the vet in it, last picture.  He's hyperthyroid and trying to get him regulated.

Summer has also brought about festival season. We went to two different ones here two weekends in a row.  First we got to see Finger Eleven rock group again.

We have a great festival plaza at our waterfront.

Then the following weekend was our yearly Bluesfest.

Kenny Wayne Sheppard band.  Amazing, the highlight of the weekend for us.

Dana Fuchs, soulful voice close to Janis Joplin.

Legendary Foghat.

And fellow Canadians The Sheep Dogs.

And of course getting out on the bike as much as possible.  

On my weigh loss journey my goal was to get to 200lbs.  My peak was 250 a few years back. 
I have been 210 lately and slacking on the diet choices. So last weekend set my mind up and ready to go full ketogenic diet.  I have a friend who lost quite a bit on this diet and super proud of her.
So with being so close to my goal this is going to get me there.  I've done a lot of reading.  I have been following Thomas Delauer on You Tube and he's very informative. I got his program to get me started.  Adaptive Body Boost
My friend also suggest Reddit  Reddit/Keto
which has a ton of info and inspiration.
It's not bad at all, high fat, low carb.  It gets your body into a state to have your body burn off stored fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.  This morning i was 203 from 210 at the beginning of the week.
Give it a try!!!

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Vacation time

It's always nice to have a vacation week in summer time.  This week's weather hasn't been too hot and humid as is the usual weather in southwestern Ontario Canada.  Honey and I got some things done we've been putting off for a while around the house. I got some fenders for my bike we both put on in a joint effort with minimal arguing LOL.  The week started with fireworks, relaxing on the back deck, went to the beach and patio drinks.

We went for a trip to Niagara Falls. We have been before but this time splurged on a good hotel room with an amazing view. Middle left and top right pics are taken from our room. We went just before the big Canada Weekend as Canada turns 150 this year.  We had gone there once on a Canada Day weekend and it was not enjoyable at all.  Long waits everywhere, sitting in traffic is not my idea of a holiday weekend.  We lucked out that the weather was perfect the first day there. That was the first time we got to enjoy the falls at night.  

It's amazing to see this massive amount of water and how powerful it is.

The next day we checked out and went to Bird Kingdom in Niagara.  Entering the building  looked deceiving for the amount of birds and open exhibits that were there.  I love birds so this was a great place to visit and reasonably priced. 

Then we went to a few wineries as the Niagara region is famous for so many vineyards.
Konzelmann was a must stop for me as they are famous for making a peach wine we cannot get in our local liquor store. We took the tour there with the tastings. Then we stopped at Wayne Gretzky Estates, nice winery but a bit pricey.  And then a drive through the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  We've been before and this time just drove through.  But it has great shops and sites to see all
in an old world fee. 

And as far as crochet goes, I've really only worked on this baby blanket a bit.  I'm starting on the border now.  

Happy weekend all !!!