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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Gym

Yes I have been to the gym!!

Yesterday I went and was assessed, taking measurements (that was fun), and workout a cardio plan.

I have the following workout for the time-being:
  • 20 minutes on the treadmill at 6km/hr
  • 10 minutes on the rowing machine
  • 10 minutes on a bike
  • and then there is also the cross trainer and cardio climber for those days I want to do extra.
I will meet up with another trainer there in two weeks to work on a strength program and re-evaluate the cardio plan. That way you get a few weeks to get settled in and get to enjoy the gym.

They have a pretty good scheduled for group classes too, I am thinking I may even try the spin class!

I did the cardio plan this morning in full and it wasn't too bad:) I was exhausted but I loved it. I will be back tomorrow, that is for sure.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Fill, a Gym and a Cello walk into a nurse's office....

Well it has been an exciting few days here in the land of Sam and her band.

The Fill: Yesterday I had an appointment with my surgeon and got another 0.5ml fill I am not 100% sure were this puts me in the fill range, because when ever he does a fill, he takes everything out to check the level and then puts it all pack in with the extra bit of fill. When he emptied the band this time only 8ml was in the syringe, so either he didn't add any last time or he tricked me and didn't add as much as he said he would another time in the past? I know he doesn't like his patients to worry too much about the amount that is in the band, as some people can get too worried about the number and not the actual restriction you have, so I just go with it. Still on mushies this morning, so don't really know how this one is going just yet.

The Gym: My tax return showed up yesterday (yippee) so I have just been off to get a new pair of shoes and then I went straight off to join the gym. It has certainly taken longer than I thought it would and I am a little bit annoyed at myself for that. I know I couldn't help it, what with finances being extra tight for the last month. But I wish I could have joined up earlier instead of always harping on about it.

Over with now, I have signed the paperwork and tied the laces and my first workout in a gym will be tomorrow:) They will assess me and do up a workout plan for me.

My Cello: I had my grade two exam this morning. I think I went okay, I have not been nervous about it at all this week, it was like I just forgot about it. I woke up this morning just a little bit nervous, and once I got there, I was nervous.
  • I did my scales - a little off key for the last two notes.
  • Technical exercises - out of the two I played I think I just made a small error in one of them
  • Music pieces with piano accompaniment - I think I did really well at this part. Having someone I knew in the room and playing with me really helped me relax a bit.
  • Sight reading - no problem here, for some reason the first time a play a new piece I have no problems with it.
  • Aural test - I think I did okay, but I really can't be sure on this one. The aural has not been a strong part for me, I tend to make educated guesses for it most of the time. It is one area where I will just need to wait and see.
I get the results in about three weeks. I hopefully will not stress too much about them until then. That is another weird thing that I do. I worry after the test and not before it. It has always been that way. At school I would study but never stress about exams, then once the exam was done and there was nothing else I could do, I would start stressing. Wondering if I passed or not. Most people were the other way around, once the stress of the exam was over they would relax.

I still haven't named my new Cello, but I do have some pictures of her at last:

The Front


The Back
I love the two tones on her back and I love how on the front she is lighter around the edges. And I do love how she sounds. And yes, my cello is a female, from what I have heard from other people, most of them are:)

Nurse's Office: you know when you get those little bits of cuticles on the side of your finger, they get a little hard and if you don't fix them they can catch on something and tear at your skin? Well that happened to me this morning on my right middle finger when I was putting my cello away in its case to get ready for my exam. It was really cold and I did not even notice the cuticle. When I do, I usually grab some hand cream and give the cuticles a little moisturiser bath.

This morning this tear on my cuticle would not stop bleeding. I ran it under water, then put a lot of pressure on it with a tissue and it took about ten minutes to finally stop bleeding. I put a bandaid on it and thought it was finally done. But I had to take the bandaid off for my cello exam. It was on my right hand, which is the one I use the bow with, but I needed the finger to be bandaid free for better grip. I had no problem in the exam, but again when I was putting my cello away, it opened up again and it got all bloody again. I have never had such a small cut give me soo much trouble. I think I finally have it under control:)

I best be off. Have to get ready for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, it should be good:)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stalled

Just a quick visit to share a secret, I've stalled in my weight loss. I haven't recorded my weight since the end on the Summer challenge, because it hasn't changed.

It goes up and down about 300grams.

I have been dealing with TOM this past week, but the non-loss has been going on for over two weeks. It is starting to get a little hard to handle. I am going to watch what I'm eating and my portions, as that is the only thing that I can think it may be.

And then I think. well I have lost 30 odd % of my excess weight, so I am doing well. But I want to do better.

I can't even blame excess exercise, I am still only doing the walks. Hopefully if I can up that I will jump start the weight loss again.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Re-Start on Challenge

Well, after the false start on Friday, (no I won't count the tipsy walk from the bar to the station) I have done a walk on both Saturday (30 minutes) and Sunday (45 minutes). Saturday was a walk before lunch down at Redcliffe and today it was after lunch. I met up with the Brisbane Bandsters at Milton again today and after that I took a walk down to the river and walk half way up Coronation Dr then back to were I had parked the car. It wasn't too bad, save for all the traffic noise.

I am only going to count workouts, not miles, because with my walks I don't think I would even come close to enough miles. I know I won't win or even come close to winning the workouts either, but that is okay. My aim is to get one official workout of at least twenty minutes a day - whether it be a walk or a workout.

I am trying to do up a table that will have each day and what I do, but I can't seem to find out how to add it to a post. I will keep searching and trying:)

***Update - have worked out how to add a table and have now gone table crazy in my pages:)***

Cheers to everyone, hope you are having a great week-end and the work week treats you well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Started the Challenge

Do you think I can count the extra long walk I did today back to the station in town after drinks as exercise?

Instead of taking the direct route from the bar to Central station, I took a wrong turn and ended up doing a big 1/2 hour power walk around the city.

I only had two glasses of white wine, but boy did they go to my head. After this long walk I was even walking up the huge escalators at Central station (they go up about two floors instead of one), only at my fittest have I been able to walk up those escalators and not be completely out of breath. tonight I power walked up them and was only slightly breathing hard.

I don't know what happened, I thought alcohol was detrimental to your health. I think it must have been the alcohol numbing the brain and it's sensors.

I know that I will not be doing it again, I so rarely drink, but it made an interesting start to the Go-Chica-Go Challenge, that's for sure.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mum's Health Scare

Had a bit of a health scare with mum this week. She had her bi-yearly mammogram a few weeks ago and then forgot all about it until this Monday when she received a call from Breast screen Queensland, There were some spots on her tests and they needed to be re-checked.

So I took the day off, and early this morning we drove up to Nambour Hospital, were I spent 3 hours in a waiting room, every half an hour or so, mum would be called away for another test. A mammogram, an ultrasound and then a biopsy on the lump that was on the original mammogram x-rays.

Thankfully, it turned out to be a cyst and the biopsy got rid of it all. they don't know what causes them, just some irritation, but this was not detrimental to Mum's health (at least not physical health, mental health is a whole other story).

Can you say relief?!?

I hate health scares. It doesn't help that the phone call Mum got on Monday was about three or four weeks after she went for the first mammogram. You see here in Queensland, you go to one place for the exam, which is done by a technician, and then those test are sent to the hospital to be looked at by a doctor. It takes four weeks from the time you have a test to when someone looks at it and knows the results.

So when Mum got that call, she freaked and has been super stressed.

All I can say is, thank God that is over with.

In band related news, this scare did wonders for my eating. I have only been eating very small meals the last few days (stress really does tend to make you a little tighter) and I have done very little snacking in between (I did have a snickers bar today through - but that was after the good news) but my appetite has come back since the good news. So I am going to have to be careful the next day or two or I could easily over eat.

Does anyone else get really hungry after they have had a light calorie day?

Alright, I best be off. I am quite exhausted after today, and I didn't even do much.

Thanks for reading my rambles. They do help clear the head, and thanks for your comments:)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Go - Chica - Go Challenge

Drazil and Joey have concocted a challenge to get us all moving.

This one is not organised by weightloss, but exercise sessions and miles travelled. Here are the details if you are interested in it.


This one should be interesting, firstly, I'm an Aussie, so I don't do miles, I do kilometers, so this means that every time I do some distance, I'm gonna have to convert it. It is nothing big, just something I can complain about:) I'll get over that.

Next is that to do this challenge I am going to have to stop talking about exercising and actually do it. What a horrid throught :)

I have not walked to the station in aa few weeks. I had a week of early 6:30am starts so had to be at the station by 5:00am and that was too early and way too cold to walk and since then I conveniently forgot to go back to walking in the mornings. So I will walk tomorrow morning, just to get me ready for the challenge;P

I may not win, but I will put in the effort:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Weekend

I realised I have a camera on my phone, so have taken the following. It's not a bad camera really.

When I went to the doctors on Friday she ordered some blood work tests to be done, just regular ones to check that everything is going okay.


Bruise from Blood Work.
**This is a picture of the inside of my elbow** 
This is after two days and I have never bruised like this before. I am going to blame he nurse and the HORSE needle she used on me. Owwie!!!!


Now here is the view from the girls apartment I am sitting:
The Panorama View (click on it for the full pic)
Pretty good isn't it? My phone camera can do panorama shots. It's so cool. You take the first one and then it gives you a shadow to match up the next shot so that it all fits together. I never knew this and I have had the phone for about a year. How lame am I? :) 


And here is the reason for the flat sitting:
Anouk
Millie
They are adorable little girls that could not be left alone for three days.  So this is how I have so far spent my week-end. 


I have not been down to the gym that is supposed to be in the building, I can't find the entrance to it. I have signed up for Drazil's Go-chica-GO Exercise Challenge so I need to get started on the regular exercise plan.


But for now I need to get ready for work. Wouldn't it be nice to not need money:) 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Drazil's BYOC - weekly quest for information

Drazil's BYOC - five little questions we answer on our blogs to get to know each other better and to give our fried blog brains a break....welcome and enjoy!


1. Do you remember your last dream?
* Yes, it was about my grade two cello music I was just playing the music over and over again and could not get it right. I woke up fingering the music on my forearm (practice method were you use your right arm as the neck of the cello and practice the fingering without the noise - looks weird when your on a train, but does work:P)


2. Which is your favorite body part of the human body and why?
* I love a good stomach. I even like my sometimes when I am lying on my back and it looks really flat (like a skinny persons would look like when they are standing up:P) I can't wait until I can stand up and have it look like that. (Just like Jen's in her recent photo's were she is looking really good)


3. Tell me about your first kiss...
* I was in year five and it was on a dare, his name was Jason and he was a foot shorter than me:( It was disappointing.


4. How big is your bed?
* I have a double bed, have ever since I moved out of home. I wanted something bigger than a single so I could actually move around in comfort but something that would be able to fit into the bedrooms of the shared houses I was living in and still have room for other stuff.


5. Repeat question....whose blog or comment stuck with you the most this week and why?
* Sandy Lee's Mojo post, most definitely. It gave me the wake up call I needed to get me to go back to the doctors and do something about the depression I have been slipping back into lately.


Okay that's my BYOC done for this week. I need to go read some more wonder blogs, practice my cello and then off to work I go. All the while enjoying the city view from my friend city apartment. (I wish I had remembered to put my camera in - I am still camera shy, so I rarely remember it)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Band Restriction

Before I start on an actual band related blog (I know; it's been a while) I thought I would let you know that I saw the doctor this morning and am back on the anti-depressants. The doctor put it in a way that made a lot of sense. After I explained that I had previously stopped taking the tablets because I felt great and thought I didn't need them anymore.


She told me that it is a chemical unbalance and we just need to look at it like the glasses I wear. If you are short sighted, you don't go around banging into things, you get the glasses that help you see properly. It is the same with depression, there is a bit of a chemical imbalance and the tablets help correct it. I know this is simplifying it greatly, but I think it was what I needed to hear as I was feeling a little ashamed that I needed them. But she was very nice about it and really put me at ease.


Now for some actual band related issues: Restriction


I had my third fill about one month ago; and I am a little confused.


You hear other people explain their restriction. They can eat a few tablespoons up to maybe a cup of food and it keeps them full for hours. They have PB's and stuck episodes every now and then.


The only time I PB is when I have eaten a heap of crap food (sausage roll that was really dry - should have known better) and I don't think I have ever been stuck. I know I have never thrown up.


If I am eating breakfast; I eat about 1/2 a cup and it keeps me full for hours (generally an egg and some baked beans). If it is lunch or dinner I'll eat at a little over a cup and it generally only fills me for a couple of hours I generally have an afternoon snack (this has been my down fall lately where I am not eating the best snacks).


That being said I am not sure if I need more fill or not. I think my current level of restriction is sustainable for weight loss, while still being able to enjoy all the food I love (just in smaller portions), but I sometimes wonder if I would be losing more weight and eating less if I had more restriction.


It is all very confusing. There is still a few week before I go back for my next surgeon appointment, so I am thinking I really need to concentrate on the amounts, times and hunger levels I am experiencing. Otherwise I will not be able to know what to tell him when he asks how I am going.


There are a few of you lately that have been experiencing some over fill and I don't want that, but I have to wonder if the level of restriction is as good as it can be. I know it is a waiting game sometimes, but I never have been a patient person. But I will try to wait and see how things go:)


Thanks everyone for reading and your comments, they mean a lot.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Wish Wednesday

Inspired by Drazil's weekly posting:
  • I wish I had the courage to stand up for myself and not just except everything that happens to me as something I can't change.
  • I wish I didn't have nerves of jello when it comes to my music exam - I can play the pieces beautifully, but put me in front of someone I don't know and I play off tune and out of time.
  • I wish I had time to go to the doctors before work, I feel the being back on the anti-depressants will help a lot with the way I am feeling and how I am handling my life.
  • I wish I could stay away from slider foods - eating dip and crackers is not a healthy band friendly lunch option (it doesn't fill me up and I just eat too much)
  • And I wish my cat could stay away from high places, maybe then she would not have knocked over my cello and I would not have had so many extra expenses this week and then I would have been a member of a gym by now - and even as I type this, it still just sounds like an excuse:(
See you later and have a great evening/day - depends were you are:)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Mojo has been Missing

I need to say a big thank you to all you wonderful people for your caring comments. I have been in a funk since Sunday night, and your comments really did help.

I now I am a push over, but I will house sit for the girls. I rationalise it with the thought that it will be a fun experience and will make the week-end at work soooo much easier. Being only a five minute walk instead of the hour train ride will make the week-end that much easier. Plus there apartment is at the Roma St Parkland's - very nice apartment and spectacular views, added bonus is the park is just down stairs for an early morning walk and the apartment building has a pool and a gym that I will be able to use.

Roma St Parkland's (and one of the apartment buildings on the boarder of them)
See; I have talked myself into it, but there are true benefits for me:)

I have to thank Sandy Lee for her mojo post. Like so many posts we read, this one was like reading a story from my own past (at least the bit about the driving) I was on Lovan for a time but stopped because I was feeling great and thought that I didn't need them any more.

After reading Sandy's post it struck home. I am also missing my mojo and I have the same feelings now towards myself and life as when I did when I finally went and saw the doctor.

I am going to go back to the doctor and see about getting back on them. And as much as I hate waiting I will only get the chance to do this on Friday. My work times until then just do not mesh well with the doctors:(

So while I am still a little down on myself at the moment, I can see the light and am working towards it. And I have you here in blogland to thank. If it wasn't for the journaling I do here and the support that you all offer, I don't think I would be as far along in the journey as I am now.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm such a Loser (and not the weight kind)

What would you do if there was going to be a girl's weekend away. About four or five girls from work, planning a great week-end a way up the coast, do some whale watching, and day tours (we work in the travel industry and sometimes get some really good deals).

You go out of your way to make sure you have that week end off, and this is an effort in its self because we all have to work every third week end and to arrange for everyone to have the same week-end off in advance is a bit of a nightmare.

This was all planned for October.

I was over at two of these friends place today (they share a flat in the city) and I was asked to flat sit for them next week-end (looking after her two cats) it was revealed that the weekend has been moved up to next week-end, because it is better for whale watching.

They hadn't told me, they hadn't remembered they had invited me. And I was there second choose for house sitting.

Now a confident person would have reminded them of these small facts.

A person with some small amount of self respect would have maybe even been a bit peeved off, maybe even been a little upset about it all and let them know this.

Me... I say sure, if you need a house sitter that will be fine. I'm working next week so that will be even better as it is just a five minute walk to work instead of an hour's train ride.

All the time I trying my hardest not to burst into tears (I did succeed in not crying).

Now I don't know if I did the right thing. I know I am going to stew over it for the rest of the week, because this is what I do.

For all I know we could still be on for the October weekend, the plans may have just been changed.

Also; the thing to consider is that these two women have been sharing a place for about 3 - 4 years and have become best friends and one of them is about to move out. She has gone back to uni and is now only working part time, so she really can't afford the high inner city rent any more. So I know next week-end is a kind of end of sharing a flat thing of a week-end.

But that being said. Someone else asked them this question, "I thought that week-end was in October?" and they said, "No, it has been moved forward because the whale watching is best in August."

It really is amazing. I felt like shit. With one sentence, all the hard work that I have put in to loss weight went out the fourth floor apartment window.

My mum was there are she started to say "I thought you were supposed to be going?" but I stopped her half way through it. I didn't want the girls to realise half way through there description of there planned week-end.

Now I am more angry at myself than anything else. For not having the guts to speak up for myself, and for eating KFC popcorn chicken (snack size with about a dozen chips) for dinner.

I just feel like the pathetic fat chic like before I had started this journey and I did not like it. And it does all come down to confidence. I have none. I have been doing a little research since I got home and am going to look into it even more. And follow up on the research.

I need to improve my self esteem or else I am going to run into trouble with my weight later down the track. I know tonight's dinner shouldn't have too much of an impact on me, but if I have no confidence or self esteem, it is going to continually happen and that is what I can't afford.

I think I have said all I can at the moment. Sorry if this has been a bit of a ramble. I am sure most of you realise how therapeutic blogging can be at times :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Drazil's BYOC!!!!! ♥♪ Bring Your Own Crazy ♥♪

1. This is something a bit different and comes from my lovey dove Barbara (My NEW LIFE rules). It’s called “Which one would you rather?”….

Tom Cruise or
Tom Brady?

I'll have to say Tom Brady (I didn't know who he was so I googled him) much cuter than Tom Cruise and as I am not a real fan on the Cruise that is all it will take for me to choose the other guy.

Mr. Big (Sex and the City) or
Tony Little (exercise nut)?

Mr Big, the other guy scares me a little;)

Whoopi Goldberg or
Making whoopi?

As much as I love Whoopi Goldberg; how can anyone pass up making whoopi?

2. I know some of us have discussed this before but I’ve been thinking and hearing it more in blog land as many of you are getting closer to goal. How do you feel about plastic surgery? What lengths would you go to in order to achieve it?

I am all for it, I sort have a feeling that I am going to have excess skin problems, so I am probably going to want to get the tummy tuck, arm and thigh tuck, and maybe even a breast augmentation:) but like so many others, I would need to win some serious money first.
3. What’s your favorite website?

What can I say, I spend all my online time on blogs these days. Just can't get enough or all your wise and wonderful musings.

4. What’s your best tip for having a great vacation? (Yes, this is me being selfish….getting slightly nervous about my first vacay ever in 13 DAYS!)

Take every option that comes your way to do something new. This is the one thing I have regretted after a holiday, my weight has always stopped me (as well as being so shy and full of self loathing) I miss out on a lot of unique experiences on holidays because of this, and it is something I plan on changing. I want to enjoy my holidays a lot more than I have in the past:)
5. Repeat question….which blog or comment stuck with you the most this week and why?

There was Drazil's post on her daughter; Grace's post on Tiffany and Catherine's post on telling about the band. There are so many each week that I sometimes have trouble remembering just a few when it comes to BYOC:)

Call out for Judi

She is nearly three years banded and is 5 pounds under her goal weight and is looking for just a few more followers to meet her party goal:)

Judi needs 115 friends to replace the 115 pounds she lost with her Lapband!
Follow Judi at
http://judifromthismomenton.blogspot.com/


Friday, August 6, 2010

One week sugar free....

Well Ladies and Gents,

I lasted the one week I wanted to on the sugar free detox.

Today would have been day eight but with out even thinking I had very small piece of caramel slice.

And by small, I do mean small. Only a 2cm by 2cm square. There was a meet and greet at work for the new CEO or some other big wig that has just started. I basically grabbed it because I hate just standing around with nothing to do.

The best thing about it was I had the small piece and that was it. No cravings for more, more, more.

I am going to remain on guard, I have to. but I think this week has done me wonders.

Update on Lily,

It is with great sorrow that I have to advice that the great Lily is to be now known as the late great Lily. It seems that to repair her back to her former glory it would cost around $7000.00.

To replace her it will cost around $5000.00

I am guessing the insurance company is going to go for the replacement instead of repair. They always tend to go for the cheaper option.

I am still waiting to hear their final word on it - that could take another week or so.

I went back to Antonio Kim were Lily was made and have borrowed another cello until the insurance comes in. Once payment does come through, The borrowed cello will be mine and I will just pay for it (it is a very nice cello and I made sure this new one looked very different to Lily - i.e. colouring) I don't want to think of the new one as mine yet until it is all finalised. If the insurance company decide that they do to repair, I will be able to return this one when she is all better.

Thanks to all for your kind words. I know I was quite emotional when it first happened.

You know what sucks the most about this (besides Lily being damaged) is that I was going to join a gym this fortnight, but I had to buy a new cello case to take the new one home (my old one was broken and I was going to replace it within the next few weeks when I get my tax refund back) So there was $550.00 dollars gone in a flash. Now I will need to join the gym with my tax refund instead :(

I didn't really want to wait anymore, because I am ready know. But besides the gym fees, I really need a pair of shoes at the very least to get started. I can get by with the work out clothes I already have - they are actually a bit too big for me ;) but for shoes I have just been wearing my work shoes (sort of similar to Doc Martins) and while they are okay for walking, but I don't think they are suitable for the gym.

Even as I type this it sounds like I am making excuses for myself. So no more whining and no more rambling. I am off to read all your blogs.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lily and Still Sugar Free

The prognosis doesn't look very good for Lily at the moment.

She is currently being assessed and apparently it may cost quite a bit to get her back to her old self. I have to wait until the luthier can do a full check on her and write up a quote on what it will cost to repair her; but his initial response was that it could cost up to $5000 dollars - Ye Gods. When the insurance company sees that they may decide that they will not pay that and opt for the replacement option instead.

I am hoping that it won't cost that much in the end and the insurance will cover it all. I have checked our content policy and I think it is covered, but I will have to wait until the paper work goes through before I can now for sure.

And in the meantime; I am going to have to look into hiring a cello until Lily is fixed because my music exam is on the 27th August and it will not wait, and there is no way Lily will be ready in time. I get the feeling it could be a long road to recovery for her.

Thanks for all your kind words.  They really helped when I was feeling down.

In other news - Day Five of Sugar Free

Wow, it actually easier and harder at the same time:
  • Easier because I am no longer fighting the sugar cravings
  • Harder because when a workmate offered me a lolly today I almost forgot and NEARLY had one, I remembered in time and it really wasn't anything to turn it down.
I still want to go a full week though. More to prove to myself that I can than anything else. I think it would be when I was on my pre-surgery diet since I went a full seven days or more without sugar.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I just want to SCREAM!!

I have not stopped crying since I was told. I just want to scream.

At the same time I want to slap myself for being so emotional. It is just a cello after all.

I got a phone call from my Mum at work this afternoon. She came home and found my cello had fallen from it's stand and has broken. Mum said it looked like the bridge had been broken. My heart crumpled and I have barely been able to stop crying since she told me.

When I got home I had a look at the damage and it isn't as bad as she thought, thankfully she doesn't know the bits and pieces of the cello. It is still bad; the neck has broken off and there are some deep scratches in the front of the cello body.

I named her Lily when I first got. She's has beautiful deep colouring and the back of her reminder me of a tiger eye stone my Mum used to wear. At the time a remembered the stone being called a tiger lily and so the name was shortened to Lily. It wasn't until a few weeks later when I was explaining the name to someone else that I realised it was a tiger eye not lily, but by then I was used to it and she was just Lily.
This is what Lily should look like.

This is what she now looks like:(

Close up of the damage done to her neck.

Mum is going to take her to the luthier (wonderful instrument maker as I like to call them) for me tomorrow while I'm at work. I hope he will be able to fix her.

I have been trying to figure out how it happened and the only thing I can think of is that my cat Charlie must have been locked in the house this morning after I went to work and while chasing an imaginary or real insect she has rushed past the cello stand and just hit in the wrong spot. Causing Lily to fall to the ground and break.

Okay, I feel a little better now, thanks for reading this. All I can say is, when I get her back, she will not be going back to the stand. When not in use she will be going back into her protective case where she will be safe from cats or wind or whatever else.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

A very big thank you to Liz for my nomination. She is a great blogger and I love her inspiration.

Now here are seven things you didn't know about me:
  • I went to seven school's by the time I was in seventh grade. we moved around a bit
  • When I was younger (late teens; early twenties) my favourite way to spend New Year's Eve was to grab some movies; a pizza and a tub of Homer Hudson's Choc Rock Ice-cream
  • I'm a Twilight fan - but only of the books, not so much of the movies
  • I'm addicted to DVD's especially TV show (favs include Buffy; Zena and Hercules; Stargate and NCIS amongst too many others)
  • I rarely drink alcohol and have only been really drunk once, mostly because my dad is an alcoholic and I never want to go there
  • The only thing I don't like about playing the cello is I can't have long fingernails. I occasionally miss my fake long nails.
  • I plan on joining a gym, I know it is lame to wait but I actually need to buy some clothes and gym shoes before I can go there.
Newly discovered blogs I would like to nominate:

 I know some of these lovely ladies are not new to the blogging world but I have only recently found them and I think their blogs are great.

Now I am off to let them know about their nomination