HtbaS – Episode 136

This week we say goodbye to a fellow podcaster, I talk about a fitness update, my workshop with Edyta Sitar, my Q3 Finish Along goals, quilting for charity, and some book reviews. Special guest appearance by Nina!

5 Replies to “HtbaS – Episode 136”

  1. Pam… here in the Detroit / Windsor Canada area we celebrate FREEDOM WEEK. We host festivals, parties on both sides of the Detroit River… not as much since 9/11 since the crossing between borders is harder for those without special passports/ licenses. We have a big fireworks display that can be seen by both sides to end the festivities.


  2. I second you on the Romper Room reference – I have often thought that when I hear you podcasters saying, “And thank you to Cathy, and thank you to Helen…” The difference is that the Romper Room lady never saw me in her magic mirror, 🙁 But podcasters do mention my name from time to time! And it is as much a thrill as it would have been when I was 5.

  3. Pam,

    Yes, I think Canadaians do cry during O Canada. The line that always gets me is, “God keep our land glorious and free”. My husband is in the military, so that probably has a lot to do with it too.

    I am also one of those middle aged Mom librarians that you referenced!

    I always find your podcasts inspiring and interesting

  4. Today’s Podcast is brought to you by the letter “C!” C is for crotchety and cray-cray and cranky pants and color matching and crazy-aggressive goals, all of which were mentioned in your podcast 🙂

    Love the idea of 16 blocks in same color, since I am (don’t tell anyone) a matchy-matchy kind of gal.

    Part of what I like about my Guild and Bee is being younger than many others. I have no problem being almost 52, but do feel older than that at work. Quilting makes me feel nice and young.

    All the best

  5. I’m way behind on podcasts and in the middle of last week’s right now… If you like iced coffee, making cold brew coffee or even just trying a different might be easier on the stomach if you start having trouble with it again. In the 6 months or so leading up to when I turned 40, a bunch of oh-crap-why-is-all-this-happening-to-me-woe sort of stuff happened like needing reading/computer glasses and (more relevant) I suddenly developed Angry Bladder. (Which the doc called interstitial cystitis, but to me it is forever to be known as Angry Bladder, with capital letters and everything.) And it turned out that diet tends to trigger that, so I started eliminating things that are common triggers one at a time — and it turned out coffee was the main culprit. Much sadness ensued, but even coffee wasn’t worth suffering Angry Bladder. Someone suggested that cold brew is supposed to be less acidic, and I tried it and suddenly I could drink coffee again. I later switched brands (from cheaper coffee to slightly fancier stuff that tastes sort of milder though not weaker at all) and was eventually able to have hot coffee again, though I can’t drink nearly as much. Not sure if the same stuff applies to stomach upset from coffee, but worth trying if you find you can’t drink it anymore.

    Oh, and when I (rarely) have to go into the office for a day, I bring my own coffee. They buy a particularly loathsome blend that both gives me heartburn and incurs the wrath of the bladder fairies.

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