Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Not on top of my game at the moment.

Posted by tracy watkiss at 09:04 0 comments
So not alot to say but the other day I was perusing blog world roll and saw this topic on Carrots 'n' Cake.  I thought I'd give it a go.

1. What are you wearing? 

A very bright onsie, my daughter got me for Christmas xx 

2. Ever been in love? 

Yep, still am. It's been nearly 18 years and I can't imagine a day without him. 

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Yes or so I thought, my first boyfriend (I wanted to explore life more, even though I loved him, I was 14 LOL!) 4. How tall are you?


5. How much do you weigh?

10st 2lbs on my scales this morning Need to lose 9lbs to get back to goal (ww scales vary)

6. Any tattoos?


7. Any piercings? 

I only have 2 holes in each earlobe. Although I only wear earrings in 1 hole in each.

8. Favorite song?

This changes with my mood, so cannot really answer it.

9. Quality you look for in a partner? 

Honesty and giggles

10. Favorite quote?

11. Favorite actor?

Old: Danny Kaye (he makes me laugh) Today: Hugh Jackman (Hubba hubba)

12. Loud music or soft?

 working out? The louder the better. At Home? Soft

13. Where do you go when you're sad?

Home, to bed or out with my besties

14. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

 I can be out the door in 15 minutes when I am not fighting Depression, (if the evil twin is around as I look at It being a Gemini it can take me all day.)

15. Ever been in a physical fight?


16. Turn on?


17. Turn off?


18. Fears?

Honestly, you want me to list them, I will be here all day.

19. Last thing that made you cry? 

The nastiness of others.

20. Last time you said you loved someone? 

To the hubs, this morning

21. Meaning behind your Blog name? (This said YouTube but I don't have one of those.)

It's because I play... craft, run have fun and stuff. (normally)

22. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Hubs calls them my stalkers, I call them my Besties (Elaine and Nova) I have another Bestie who lives in Berkshire (Lynn) but I spoke to her on the phone at the weekend. 

23. Favorite Food?


24. Place you want to visit? 


25. Do you have a crush? 

Not at present

26. Last time you kissed someone?

This morning 

27. Last time you were insulted? 

Last week

28. Favorite piece of jewelry?

My engagement ring 

29. Who should answer these questions next?

 If you're bored and uninspired like I was... go for it. 

Friday, 25 April 2014

Posted by tracy watkiss at 13:48 0 comments
Oh my what a lovely day it is today, the sun is shining and I have heard a summer song on the radio.

Katrina and the waves - Walking on Sunshine.

I was really struggling yesterday, but I did go along to My running club last night and signed up as a non competitive runner for this year.

It was great to see some friendly faces, 
(Although one person needs to learn respect for the coaches and leaders especially if they want to be on the committee and not mutter insulting words to another leader about someone else. Not Adult behaviour at all. I for one won't vote for that particular person, as respect for others is a must have for criteria for me.)

OOh sorry little rant there. 

Tonight I am looking forward to a lovely evening with friends, we are going out for a relaxing meal, to say goodbye to a very trying week. 

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

No Song today! :-(

Posted by tracy watkiss at 16:33 2 comments
Today was a slow start for me, I knew the minute I woke up it was going to be a struggle day.

I went to work though, tried to make the dress I started, but kept going from bad to worse mistakes wise.
So gave up.

Managed to sit with the quilters this afternoon. Jude, Kim and Marcelle had me chuckling so that will be my happy thought for today.

But I am absolutely drained.

Will try to walk Oscar later, but feel it might be an early night. Despite the sad eyes. (Dale may have to take him down the field).

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Posted by tracy watkiss at 10:36 5 comments
Good morning

I am sat in the shop typing this morning.  I should have got up when I first awoke at 6.45am but I did not drifted back off and got up nearer 8am, this is the worst thing I can do as I know it makes me sleepy for the rest of the morning.

I know some friends of mine are having more stressful days than me today so today's song is an upbeat, sing it loud song. To keep them buoyant and above the political craziness in work situations.

Wilson Philips - One More Day

My Happy thought today was my dog walk with Oscar last night, 

It was warm enough not to wear a jacket and we poodled along the nature reserve down Tamerton way and back. The sun was still out, all was quiet and we could hear all the birds tweeting. (told them they should use FB) sorry could not help myself LOL!

I hope you all have happy days today.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday Monday!!!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 10:09 4 comments
Well Good morning Lovely peeps!

AAAHHH Bank Holidays gotta love them, time spent with family YAY!!!  But oh I have missed by Besties this weekend. Hope to catch up with Elaine and Nova ,Tuesday for back to gym night.

I am arising with a positive attitude this morning. The Besties and I are doing the 100 days of happy thoughts challenge. This is going to make me focus on positivity and happy happy happy.

I am also going to get back dieting and living healthy. I have stuffed so much this last week, I don't feel comfortable.

So to kick start my morning: I have to tell you one of my guilty pleasures. Gulps!!!!

Mamas & Papas
I love them = The group that is.

I have listened to them this morning, they have already made me smile x, and I am going to drink my coffee, which suprisingly COTOSOD ( Coming Out The Other Side Of Depression) I now like black. Afterwards I am considering a walk,  maybe with Oscar but I have to do a food shop to get back in healthy things.

Ooh and I want to learn proper dress making. my finishing and sizing needs improving. As this is the only thing that is seeing me even thinking of doing anything crafty, I am trying to encourage it, despite wanting to do anything but.

Off now byeee xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Phew what a busy week!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 09:41 3 comments
Hello, I cannot believe it is Saturday already.

I have had such a busy busy week, which is in one way a very good, but I must admit it has exhausted me.

So a quick round up of my week.


I volunteered to go on fieldwork with the MBA to go measuring sea snails again. What a glorious day we had.


Portland Bill

We were out from 8am -7pm great day was had by all.

A full day in work for me, followed by a social evening at the george, letting a friend rant about work life and we all ended up discussing work and our futures etc. Lovely evening.

Made another day in work, and then went to Bingo in the evening with the same friends from the night before, and one new little friend (Leonie). It was a fun night as they had never played bingo in a proper bingo hall before, and we had a fab groupon deal and got slightly tipsy on the wine supplied. 

Was another late night, and I was very tired.

Made it, another full day in shop, but bailed on the gym.
I was Just too tired to do anything at all.

was a, I just want to hide away day, but I had an appointment to get too and then a little shopping to do. The rest of the day was spent on the sofa, where I had a lovely panic attack to round off the day.

Today I am going out to visit family.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend, however you decide to celebrate it or not.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Posted by tracy watkiss at 18:48 0 comments
Well hello everyone, 
I have not been making much this week at all.

Its funny really as I have sat back on my struggle days this week to reflect on the person I was before the depression and anxiety struck, to the person that is slowly emerging the other side, all be it a bit slower than I am happy with.

Before,  I used to love sitting and crafting , 

Now, at the moment I can take or leave it if I am truly honest. I find myself feeling like I have more to contribute in life than my craft skills. I find myself thinking I have at least 25 years of work left in me, what do I want to do? Thinking is good, thinking means I was down but not out. 

Before, My husbands' family and I don't see eye to eye and this used to get to me and, I would get angry and my hubby and me would disagree alot.

Now,  I have learnt since my parents in law are both no longer alive. I do not need to let them get to me, I have learnt to let it go.  He needs to see his siblings they are his family, I understand and except this, but I do not have to see them. Calm resides where anger used to be.

Before, my family are different, we were very close growing up, I cannot deny when my dad passed away at 51yrs old in 1999, it affected us all in different ways and so the closeness was stretched.

Now,  I Love them all regardless and need to stay in touch more. We are all as bad as one another for not keeping in touch more. I am finding I need them now more than ever. I must make more effort.

Before, I used to worry, what if people don't like me, what if they don't like what I do / say / make creatively / decide on what I want for me. I must not rock the status quo. I must not upset others, they must come first I owe them that.

Now, I am beginning to realise, I am me, my needs are important and If I am not happy I will have to upset some people and change things that I am not happy or content with, I have to do what is right for me.

So that is this weeks mind ramblings.

Life changes, plans change, progress changes things. We grow and change. Of one thing I am certain Life is full of surprises, twists and turns, we have to learn adapt and move forward. 

On a lighter note a very lovely quilting lady, told me today she reads my blog.
Sometimes I make her laugh, sometimes I make her cry.
But she wanted me to know she reads it and I am missed.

It is so very reassuring, humbling and lovely to know that there are still some very caring people in this city, that will take the time out of their very busy lives to tell you something like that. 
It made my day a whole lot better.
We all need to take a lesson from that lady, it does not take much to be nice and make someone's day.

You know who you were, and I thank you, as you never knew I was really struggling just to be in work today and that simple act, made me stay a lot longer than I wanted to originally.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Just a quick show today

Posted by tracy watkiss at 18:13 2 comments
I managed to make this card the other day, for a little venture I am working on.

Hope you Like.

Friday, 4 April 2014

New Look !!

Posted by tracy watkiss at 15:23 2 comments
I decided it was time for a change, 
I was so fed up with all of my lifestyle blogs all looking so different
 and not co-ordinating that I have redesigned them and linked them all together
 ^^^^^^^ up there.
Now all you have to do is click on the tabs to have a mooch around.

A new tab will be added within the next two weeks 
as I have decided to sell on some of the projects I make.

Watch this space.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Something new to try

Posted by tracy watkiss at 16:10 2 comments
I have managed 2 and half days work this week, woohoo! 

But I have managed to have a start on a new quilt with a difference, now as those of you who know me, know I like to play and mix across crafts skills.

So I am starting a new quilt! I found a pattern I liked ish, started it then started redesigning some of it. 

I did not want to just stitch a shell shape so I took some calico, drew on a shell, coloured it in with ..... Get this......... watercolour pencils. Now the plan is to paint a light amount of Jo Sonjas Textile medium over the images to set them.

Fingers crossed this works xx

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