Wool in my soup

I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

Location: Canada

Friday, July 13, 2007

Would someone like to give me a birthday present?!

Help! I turned 67 today, and so I need to change the header on my blog, but it might be the age, but I do not know how to do this!

I swam my age this morning - 67 + 1 lengths, as I needed to get back to the end of the pool I started from. I usually swim 64 lengths (1 mile), but want to swim my age each birthday. Do you suppose I will be able to swim 80 at age 80? I certainly plan to and if you had told me that in December of 1996, when I first learned I had breast cancer, I would have never believed you!

Here in Canada, we get our 'gold' card - which is our health care card, but at age 65, you get a gold one and it is quite significant - you start getting your pension from the government. So to mark that birthday, I swam 3 miles non-stop! It felt great! I have always been a goal setter, and now my goal is to live well and live long, oh yes, to finish the Pi Shawl before the end of July!!

Life is great and I plan to have a wonderful day!


Blogger Kelly said...

I have the honour of being the first in line to wish you a very happy birthday! I hope you have a great day. I love to swim too, and I hope that I can continue to be as active as you!

I wish I could help with the banner - I have been contemplating doing something with mine, but haven't taken the time to figure it out yet.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Peg! I am so impressed with your swimming goals - excellent, I can totally see you swimming 80 at 80. :0)

11:31 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

No tech help here, but some birthday wishes for sure! Hope you have a wonderful, and congrats for staying so healthy and fit.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Peg!

OK, Here's what you do, sign in to your blog and click on settings, on that page should be your 'title' and 'description' should be right under that. Change the number to 67, or change the whole thing if you want..then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on 'save settings'...
that's it. Happy Birthday ;^)

Let me know how it goes.

12:05 PM  
Blogger ambermoggie said...

Happy birthday Peg:)
amber in england

12:05 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Here you go... go to your Dashboard where you start a new post. Where it says, "Manage Posts, Settings, Layout," choose Layout. Then you'll be at the "Add and Arrange Page Elements" page. In the long horizontal box marked Header, choose Edit. The Blog Description box should have the text you want to update; make your changes and click Save Changes. Then in the Page Elements page, click Save (in the upper right) again just in case.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Oh Happy Happy birthday, i'd sing to you but... you can't hear me.... maybe thats a good thing :)
Happy Birthday, you're a spring chicken yet girl, lots of living yet to go. Hope you have a fabulous day!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Thank you, Marianne and Kim. I did what you told me and it worked!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Happy Birthday Peg! I am turning a mere 50 next week and you are obviously in way better shape than I am. Good on you! You have inspired me to set a similar goal for myself for the years ahead, but I don't swim. Hmm. Maybe walking or hiking? I will have to think about it.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday!!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Have a wonderful birthday Peg! I hope I'm doing as well as you when I'm your age, you are truly an inspiration!

5:02 PM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Happy Birthday! You are an inspiration.

Would you like a picture in your banner? That's tougher, but do able. And it would make an awesome birthday present. :-)

6:56 PM  
Blogger Faren said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day and congrats on being so healthy.
I certainly couldn't swim that many laps!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Pooch said...

Best wishes on your birthday celebration! You can swim that many laps, I say BRAVO!!


9:45 PM  
Blogger Mrs J said...

Happy Birthday and hats off to you! I just turned 50 & I could not swim 50 lengths (except in a paddling pool!)I like the age/goal thing though. You have set me thinking! 80 at 80? Why not!

1:56 AM  
Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Oh happy birthday, Peg, and many more years of treating us with your postings! I'm a couple of years behind you but you have got me determined to up that easygoing 10 lengths to - well, perhaps not 50, but maybe 20....15...?

Should I send you sufficient yarn for a new swimsuit? (You'd have to be careful with the gauge, mind...)

2:47 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Happy happy birthday!!! And many more!

6:56 AM  
Blogger chickie said...

peg - sorry, but somehow my birthday wishes showed up on your July 1st post.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Sorry, I'm a day late (darn it!)...
Happy Birthday, Peg!!

I hope it was wonderful and special!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Happy Birthday a day late. You are such an inspiration in life as well as knitting. I'm so glad I found your blog a few weeks ago. I've read the archives and am amazed that we have such similar tastes in knitting.

7:04 PM  
Blogger vonnie said...

Happy, happy B-day....you young chick, you!! And congratulations on your cancer survivor status!!! I'm in the same crowd....my diagnosis (non-hodgkins lymphoma of bone---icky poo) was in '95 and here i still am!!....and very grateful for life!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

A Big Happy Birthday even if Im abit late,hope you had a wonderful day!
I love to read your posts,you re a huge inspiration and I wish you all the very best!
Reading about your projects has me running to the net to source the books and patterns so I may try them also!!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Happiest birthday wishes Peg! And may you always swim more than your age every year!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

How could I have missed this?
A belated happy birthday, Peg! I hope you had a wonderful day and many more of them.
Love from all of us.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Nan - said...

A belated very, very happy birthday, Peg!! I'm not too far behind you. :<)

5:22 PM  

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