Sunday, March 30, 2014

188: Clowm Car for Dogs


Please see show notes at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com or on our Ravelry group.


Check out this episode!

188: Clown Car for Dogs

image

And, meanwhile, my son turned 8!

Camp CogKnitive is coming on July 25, 2014! (Yeah, I named it...)

Summer Mindfulness Retreat in Camarillo, CA--looking at June. $50 to attend.
Game plan:
Limited to 10-15 people
Mindfulness lessons, meditation, self-hypnosis training by the ocean.
Road trips to local yarn shops.
Road trips to local high-end outlet malls.

Info is here. Come have a fun weekend by the sea of meditation, mindfulness, and shopping with your fiber-buddies! We are going to have a mellow, fun, relaxing few days together to feel good and hang out.

We WILL have a special colorway from BeeMiceElf! THERE WILL BE NO SPECIAL PATTERN--instead, we will all have a chance to do a fashion show of what each of us decided to make from the Camp Colorway.

We are up to 9 people.

The Mother Bear Project KAL/KAL is still on!

Post pics of your finished bears here to compete for our prizes.

Deadline is APRIL 1, 2014!

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here!

Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!

Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: www.geocaching.com. I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Not yet finished:
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller .
One Row Lace Scarf
Stitches West 2014 Socks from the first yarn ever given to me by my son. I am almost finished the second sock!
The yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios will be turning into socks shortly....

image

Finished:
Arm-Knitted Blanket

image

A good video on how to arm knit is right here.

Dizzy Blondes: 
No spinning, due to sinus issues.

Strategy:
Take complete ownership of your mind. You CAN manage your thoughts and your sleep and your bad habits, unless you have some physical issue interfering. You CAN move mountains when you believe you can change your thinking and your behaviors.

Put a Lid On It:
Quiet in the kitchen. No time to pickle beets, so cook 'em overnight, peel and slice, then place in jar with oil & vinegar in fridge.

Aw Shoot!
I ran the Natasha Watley 5K in mid-March and shaved a minute off my 5K time; I placed 5th in my division.

Hey, Look! Here is the lighter me who now fits into clothes that I haven't been able to wear in 11 years!

image

Something I Really Like:

Zombies, Run! The most fun I've had running in years! For Mac or Android.

Blather:

Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic on March 23rd for my 3 youngest dogs--a recap. A LONG recap.

I will be at the Retzlaff Spinning gathering on June 7th.
Camp CogKnitive is coming (see above). July 25th!
CFR6 is on Oct. 11, 2014.







Monday, March 24, 2014

187: In Which I Keep Going


Please see the notes at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com or on our group on Ravelry.


Check out this episode!

187: In Which I Keep Going

image

I am virtually hiking up here one the Pacific Crest Trail!

 

Camp CogKnitive is coming on July 25, 2014! (Yeah, I named it...)

Summer Mindfulness Retreat in Camarillo, CA--looking at June. $50 to attend.
Game plan:
Limited to 10-15 people
Mindfulness lessons, meditation, self-hypnosis training by the ocean.
Road trips to local yarn shops.
Road trips to local high-end outlet malls.

Info is here. Come have a fun weekend by the sea of meditation, mindfulness, and shopping with your fiber-buddies! We are going to have a mellow, fun, relaxing few days together to feel good and hang out.

We WILL have a special colorway from BeeMiceElf! THERE WILL BE NO SPECIAL PATTERN--instead, we will all have a chance to do a fashion show of what each of us decided to make from the Camp Colorway.

We may be able to get the Yarnover Truck--we are all working on it.

The Mother Bear Project KAL/KAL is still on!

Post pics of your finished bears here to compete for our prizes.

Deadline is APRIL 1, 2014!

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here!

Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!

Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: www.geocaching.com. I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Not yet finished:
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller .
One Row Lace Scarf
Stitches West 2014 Socks from the first yarn ever given to me by my son. I am on the second sock!
Arm-Knitted Blanket
 

Finished:
Arm-Knitted Infinity Cowl



Arm-Knitted Scarf



A good video on how to arm knit is right here.

Dizzy Blondes: 
No spinning, due to sinus issues.

Strategy:
Just keep moving! Believe that your small steps will actually accumulate into something valuable to you.

Put a Lid On It:
 Raspberry-Chardonnay Jelly, Basil-Apple Jelly, Herbes de Provence Jelly--all from the Ball book. And pickled beets. Happy, happy weekend!

image

Aw Shoot!

My next race is March 15th--tomorrow! It went just fine, BTW; I placed 5th in my division. I also shaved a minute off my speed.

I am using Runtastic, Fitbit, and MyFitnessPal as apps to support my weight loss and running. All of these are on the Mac platform; I am not sure if they are on Android.

I am now 21.5 pounds lighter than I was on Oct. 15, 2013.

Don't overlook Costco as a good source for exercise clothing.

Something I Really Like:

Walking4fun.com: Virtual trail hiking on some very famous long-distance trails. You can link it to your fitbit or just add your steps manually. Awesome! I am about 40 miles into the Pacific Crest Trail right now!

Blather:

Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic on March 23rd for my 3 youngest dogs.
I will be at the Retzlaff Spinning gathering on June 7th.
Camp CogKnitive is coming (see above). July 25th!
CFR6 is on Oct. 11, 2014.

Behavioral training in our home 4 times per week. What an experience! Our LG is really advancing!

Agents of Shield is back on Hulu+! Geek joy! I learned of this from the Podcast Knit 1 Geek 2.







Sunday, March 16, 2014

Camp CogKnitive 2014


Please see the show notes in our Ravelry group or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com


Check out this episode!

Out-Takes Episode: Camp CogKnitive, Summer 2014

image

Welcome to the official thread for Camp CogKnitive 2014, the summer weekend retreat in Camarillo, CA for the CogKnitive Podcast.

Here is where all the latest info about our camp can be found.

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 through Sunday, July 27th.

Place: Camarillo, CA

Nearest airport: Los Angeles, LAX. Burbank airport is also an hour away.

Nearest train: Metrolink and Amtrak, Camarillo station. Train station is half mile from hotel on foot. Trains connect the Burbank airport to this station.

We will be filling up any available rooms at this small, boutique hotel.

The Bella Capri Inn is at:
2050 East Ventura Blvd.Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 482-0777
Fax: (805) 389-1642


Wifi is free.
All rooms have fridge, microwave, coffee station.
.
Attendees list is here.

How to sign up is here.

Hotel link and info is here.

Room prices are here.

Train info and schedules are here.

Event schedule is here.

Local restaurants and eateries are here.

Info re: LYS in area and Camarillo (high end) outlet stores are here.

Event on Ravelry's Calendar of events is here.

Please be patient, as this information is most definitely under construction and liable to revision.        

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Recipe: Nutribullet Smoothie

Here is a way for you to get some green veggies without noticing the taste too much and/or if you just want to get some more veggies into your diet:

Nutribullet recipe:

 1 cup almond milk (30 calories)
 1 medium banana (100-105)
 2 T PB2 (45)
1/2 cup yogurt (70 calories)
 frozen blueberries or other frozen fruit
 about a handful of greens--spinach, kale, beet greens, collard greens
Calories: About 260-270 

I use any frozen fruit for this, or, if I don't have anything frozen, I'll add an ice cube or two. This actually fills me up for a meal. I really like it for dinner, if I have had a big lunch.