Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Survivor 27: Blood VS. Water

Survivor is back!

And so returns the Bowl of Stew(art) blog prediction and reviews. I haven't done this for a few seasons but this one looks like its going to be great season full of twists, turns, and blindsides! The big stick this season is one tribe is made up of returning players (like All-Star, Heroes vs. Villains, and Redemption). The newbie tribe is made of up of relative or loved one of the returning players.

Last week's premiere was so much fun. It began with the ten pairs (returning player and loved one) being dropped off alone and having to spend the night on the beach. It was neat seeing how different groups coped with the challenge.

The next surprise happened when they were all gathered with host Jeff Probst. They were divided into Galang (returning players) and Tadhana (loved ones). The pairs didn't realize they wouldn't be on the same tribes but the real twist was that both groups would immediately vote out a member out of their tribe. Tadhana voted out Laura (Rupert's wife). Galang voted out Candice (Cook Islands & Heroes vs. Villains). I would have voted for Colton. Then Jeff gave the safe loved ones a chance to switch places with the recently voted out. Rupert was AWESOME! Before Jeff could explain consequences he stepped up and switched spots. "Laura deserves to play. Blood is thicker than anything. Laura and I are blood.” We then learned that Rupert wasn't out of the game. Redemption Island is back in play. Candace and her husband John decided to keep things the way they were. She was confident she would win her way back into the game.

 We then were treated to camp life. Galang wasted no time making fire and establishing camp. I felt for Laura, now on with the alumina and feeling the need to prove she shouldn't be voted out first. The loved ones on Tadhana seemed more to struggle more. At the challenge it didn't show. They had the physical advantage and were in the lead till the puzzle. The veteran puzzle solvers won immunity for Galang. At tribal council Marissa was blinded sided. She was voted out because of her Uncle Gervase (Borneo) poor behavior doing a victory dance at the challenge.

Current Standings:
Predictions: 
Galang: Gervase is in trouble because of his weak performance in challenges and Colton's personality might be enough to send him to Redemption Island.

Tadhana : If the guys stay together they have the numbers to keep voting out girls. I hope Brad goes, I find him annoying.

WIP -September 25

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I was at the cuff when I decided that they are still too big, so I ripped them out again. I've knit to just about the place were the thumb should be attached but the decreases aren't looking rights. My solution is to ripe back a third time and try something else.

Progress is being made! I have all the fingers finished except an index finger. I've also joined the four fingers of the left handed glove. Tonight I hope to attach the thumb. I am glad I started over. The fit is much better.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for...
1) a supportive friend who did my dishes on Sunday
2) a good friends help to keep me accountable with the eating side of my pursuit of a healthy Liz
3) a daring friend who is willing to go to Hal-Con in costume with me :)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WIP -September 4


Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Progress is being made! I have all the fingers finished except an index finger. I've also joined the four fingers of the left handed glove. Tonight I hope to attach the thumb. I am glad I started over. The fit is much better.


I made soup:



Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Simple Woman Daybook 134

FOR TODAY: September 1, 2013
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....foggy forest view.

I am thinking...of the best way to tell today's Bible story in Kidsworld, costume designs, and a story I'm reading.


I am thankful for...friends and plans.

I am wearing...flip flops and a printed dress.

I am creating...fingerless gloves.

I am going...to have a very full day.

I am wondering...where I put my journal.

I am reading...Dark Whispers and Deep and Wide.

I am hoping...to have a productive week.

I am looking forward to...the drive in tonight.

I am hearing...my computer humming.

Around the house...I'm still having trouble with the bathtub drain. A friend is going to help tonight, I hope.

One of my favorite things...movie deals.

A few plans for the rest of the week:...Today is full: a DU (destination unknown) with youth group, play in the park, followed by the drive in (three movies), then a sleepover. The rest of the week I'm unsure about youth group returns to Thursday and GEMS registration Friday. The rest is a mystery Future Liz will discover.

Blogging Plans:...If I'm around internet tomorrow I'll share the start of Body Revelation (if not it will wait till later in the week). Tuesday will be about putting together the Wonka party. Wednesday will be another WIP. Thursday will be Thankfulness. Friday will be about a new board game I have. I'm not sure I'll try to post on Saturday. If I do it will be a surprise, maybe another "Talking with an Atheist"  and Sunday will be a Daybook post.

A Picture to share:...sneak peek at the 4th Annual Frenchy Formal "Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory" Banquet: