Permanent Account, Created on 26 March 2002 (#507240), Last updated on 18 May 2013
|Note to visitors who do not have a Live Journal account: First of all, welcome to my journal! Second of all, unless you have a Live Journal, you can only leave comments as anonymous. I'm sorry, but those are the Live Journal rules. You can certainly get your own account for free and then you can really join in the comment conversation. I do understand if you don't want to and hope you'll read and comment anyway. You can add your own personal 'who I am' to your comments. Thanks...|
I live with my cats, Betty and Zoe, in a very cool condo in the historic district of downtown Seattle, Washington.
I knit to give me a good excuse to watch TV (knitting page) and I read a lot of mysteries (book recommendations). I used to make computer jigsaw puzzles you can download and solve. I'm really not a people person.
I built a little web page of who's who and what's what to, hopefully, help you follow my journal along. Please 'friend' me if you like or not. No application necessary. I treat my list of friends like a superset of bookmarks or favorites. They are the ones I like to keep up with. I add and drop on whims. If you fall off my list, please don't be offended.
The Gym and the Pool
About me and the gym.... In 2005, I got a new job that lets me work from home. I have a beautiful home and I love the job but after a year and a half, I realized that there were many many days when I never moved - other than the 40 steps from bed to living room (stopping at the kitchen along the way). And I was losing stamina. So after about 58 years of very little exercise of any kind at all, I joined the gym across the street (owned and operated by two women who live in my condo building).
For the next 4 years, I went 4-5 times a week for 30 minutes. I took classes, I worked with individual trainers. I learned that it worked. I really gave me my stamina back but I also learned I hated it. Really.
And then I found swimming - more accurately aqua jogging and I am totally hooked. I go 6 days a week for an hour and love it.
I track my experiences here in this journal.
In late 2008, I started taking a daily picture of the knitting basket that lives by my work/tv chair. I have made all kinds of toys in the past, but now I just make teddy bears. I make a lot of them. I was lucky to find a wonderful place that will take them all - The Baby Corner. I deliver every month so often photograph the group before the delivery. (I do not ever sell the bears. It's too much trouble and The Baby Corner wants all I can make. But if you really want to buy one, my best suggestion is to go to Etsy.Com, find a knitter and request a special project. The pattern is free and surely someone would love to make you one. My new and old knitting exploits and free patterns can be found at susandennis.org/knitting).
(Do me a favor, plz, and resist the temptation to lecture me about sharing this data publicly. I understand the ramifications. I've had this information available on the web sine 1994 and have been rewarded over and over again. I get postcards and gifts and even acquired a fan who remains secret to even me but has sent me flowers and a postcard. For me - possibly only for me - the benefits far outweigh any danger. Thanks.)
Please 'friend' me if you like or not. No application necessary. I treat my list of friends like a superset of bookmarks or favorites. They are the ones I like to keep up with. I add and drop on whims. If you fall off my list, please don't be offended.