Monthly Archives: April 2014

Classic Doctor Who Review

Okay. I’ve completely turned into a Whovian. Yep. I’m hooked. Of course since I am a self admitted binge watcher of television series’, I’ve been through a lot. I haven’t even had time to review most of them, but I will get there.

Anyway, this isn’t about my binge watching habits, not really anyway lol, this is supposed to be my thoughts on the Classic Doctor Who.

Okay. I’m really split down the middle on this. I loved seeing the older episodes. Especially Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, as he was the one I remember the most from my childhood. I also seemed to have vague memories of the 3rd Doctor as well, but I’m not sure. It was really great seeing some of them that I had never seen before.

Here is my problem though. And let me give this caveat before I continue: yes, I did my research, yes I know that the BBC does not have most of the old episodes. Okay. Now. Only available is one set of episodes with the first doctor, and limited numbers of the others. We only see 6 after he regenerates and one set with seven. We also never see a Weeping Angel, a Dalek or a Cyberman. So, if someone is using Netflix to get to know more of the story behind the Doctor, they don’t get much. They get a lot, don’t get me wrong, but there is still a lot missing.

No spoilers this time, at least none about the show, and the rest, about the limited amount of episodes you can find out for yourself by looking at what is available on Netflix.

This being said, I haven’t dug deeper. I never thought about looking at Amazon Prime to see if they have anything. But, from what I know, there isn’t much out there. I know I can get more by buying DVDs but I don’t really have the funds, nor the space for loads of DVDs. Some day I probably will, just because I love it, and so do my kids.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts. Keep your eyes peeled, I will be reviewing the reboot doctors one at a time, starting with the 9th and my thoughts on Rose, and everybody else. 🙂 Enjoy everybody!


Weekly Craft Update – April 28, 2014

Hello everybody!

Not a big update this week, it’s been a very busy week, and will be for the next few weeks for me. Now that I am working on the background it’s been slow going. Some of the pale colors, single or double strand on the cream colored cloth is making my eyes go crossed. I have to work now with very strong light and it’s back on the scroll frame so not nearly as portable as it was. Nevertheless, here is the updated picture for everybody…

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Past Projects

So, a couple of people that I follow have been posting pictures of projects completed before they started blogging. I’ve been meaning to get around to this, and so I finally did this morning. DS thought it was funny me standing on the furniture to snap pictures. 🙂 I don’t have many, because most what I do is for gifts, and so I don’t have everything that I’ve ever stitched or crocheted I my possession anymore. I also don’t remember most of where these projects are from or their names lol, but I do like them.

In no particular order, here are the projects I have around the house.

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If you can’t tell, irises are my favorite flower lol.

Enjoy everybody! And keep smiling 🙂


Weekly Craft Update – April 21, 2014

Good progress this week I think. Pretty much got all of the cross stitching done, except for a few spots I’ve missed. But, I’ll get back to those. I’ve been working on the half stitching, which is going okay, but since some of it is done with a full 6 strands, it’s slow going.

I have realized something, and not quite sure if there is a right or wrong way, but it seems a lot if the stitchers I follow or speak to, that most stitch either from the top down or from one side to the other. Whereas I start in the middle and work my way out. Usually once I have enough done to work off of, I then move on to doing most if not all of one color, and then continue on. So, not sure if I’m “wrong” or just doing it my own way, but who knows… Maybe I’ll try another way sometimes.

On to what you’ve all been waiting for, the picture for this week….

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Weekly Craft Update – April 14, 2014

I got LOADS done this week. Most yesterday when I spent most of the day sitting in bed, feeling rather miserable from all the pollen floating around. But, the good side of that was I got pretty much all the single color cross stitching done, and have moved on to the combined cross stitches. After that there is still loads to do, but mostly half cross stitches, and then finally the dreaded back stitching lol. And, I got through most of the Classic Doctor Who that Netflix has available lol

Here is the progress! Enjoy everybody!

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The Grass is Greener…

You’ve all heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” These days I’m sure most of you have probably heard the more modernized version of this, “The grass is greener on the other side, because it’s fertilized with more bullsh*t.”

I have to agree with the modern update to this, personally.

Okay, before people start throwing popcorn and calling me a pessimist, no, actually I’m usually quite the optimist, and very much the realist, (just ask DH, he gets a little annoyed sometimes when I’m constantly pointing out the bright side of things). I do believe the cup is half full, or just needs topping off at least, and there is usually quite the silver, gold, or at least shiny tin lining to every cloud. You may not always be able to see it, but it’s there.

Now. On to the saying…

Too many people I think in this modern day society we live in, live by the first, older, version of the saying. Always moving from place to place, job to job, relationship to relationship because it JUST seems a little greener other places. Never once slowing down enough to appreciate what they have.

You know, when I was younger, and faced with a decision, several people throughout the years have always told me, “make a list of the pros and cons”. Which has definitely stuck with me, and I have done it, maybe not extensively on paper as I once did, but I have done it, for lots of major decisions. It’s a concrete way to look at everything that is going to be effected by whatever decision you are trying to make. It can also help pull you back to reality a little bit, and really makes you examine the whole decision very closely to make sure you are seeing all parts of it.

For example. Let’s just say you are looking at changing jobs. Pros are typically more money, or a better benefits package, things along those lines. Cons can be further travel, or an unfamiliar industry, etc. Then you have to decide what’s more important, these better benefits or money, or longevity with a company. Most people forget, even in something as simple as changing jobs, that the cost of the longer commute will negate any raise, or that vacation they wanted to take next summer isn’t going to happen now because you won’t have any leave time built up. All things you have to look at, and weigh how important they are for you, and your family.

Now, to get to the touchy part of this, and again, before anyone starts screaming that it’s aimed at them, or I’m horrible, I will promise I have no one in particular in mind, and this is my opinion. Doesn’t make me horrible. *grins*.

This is mostly referring to married people. Too many times these days, once the going gets tough, the tough pack their shi*t and leave. Remember that old saying? “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” doesn’t mean, they get going out the door! It means they buckle down and get to work, “bulldogging” their way through whatever tough situation is going on. Another meme that I’ve seen recently, usually pictures an older couple, “the reason we’re still together after so many years, is because in our day, when something was broken, you fixed it, and didn’t throw it away.” That is SO true.

I remember as a little girl, wandering through my Pop’s old workshop. The smell of a lawnmower and gasoline still make me think of it. But, to a little girl, it was fascinating. Bits and pieces of everything! Wire, nuts, bolts, screws, old baby food jars, FILLED with little things, broken fans, parts and pieces from this and that. All because, if something broke, he FIXED it.

So, let’s get back to the “old days”. FIX things when they are broken. And I don’t just mean material things here folks, I mean friendships, relationships (and yes, I know some are broken beyond repair, I’m not THAT much of an optimist), work issues, and even that old fan that is making a funny noise. Take it apart, look at the insides, and figure out what’s wrong. Then try to fix it. The grass really isn’t always greener on the other side. Yes, sometimes it is, but make sure you know WHY it’s greener before you move to a new pasture.

Smile everybody! 🙂


Weekly Craft Update – April 7, 2014

Not as big of an update today, another magazine this week, though, Crochet! The summer 2014 edition to be specific.

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Two projects caught my eye in this one, first a shawl…

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Second a cute little cardigan, great for summer…

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Last, but of course, not least, progress on the big cross stitch.

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Star Trek: Voyager Review

Okay, so this was the next full series I watched when I started my binge watching habits.

Personally, and I get a lot of crap about this.

but…

THIS IS THE BEST ONE.

I can’t explain exactly why. I could be Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), it could have been the crazy story lines. It could have been the interesting love stories. It could have been anything. From the episode where Janeway and Chakotay have to stay behind on a planet. To the reappearance of Q, and then his son. To all the crazy alternate universes. And, of course we can’t forget Reg lol.

The only complaint I have is the end. I wanted more. Now, this wasn’t the usual pouting that it was over, but COME ON. They made it BACK. Can we have a party or SOMETHING?!?! Can we see Tom and his dad reunite? Can we let them all meet Reg and Deanna? What did the destruction of the big Borg transport really mean?

I won’t give away much more, but if this is one you didn’t watch because you couldn’t get into it, give it another go. It’s worth it. I do give 5 out of 5 stars even if I was left wanting more at the end.


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