Friday, November 21, 2014

Birthday Goals


I've had a quiet sort of week and it's the kind you sink into and savor.  There have been walks and talks, some reading and knitting, preparations for Thanksgiving and I'm happy to report I am on target for what I wanted to achieve.

I celebrated another birthday this week and my new tradition is to celebrate for at least a week or two.  I've had a cupcake every single day with lots of icing and sprinkles, completely unhealthy but oh so tasty!  My husband and I went out to lunch on Monday as a mini celebration.  I received email, birthday cards, phone calls and enjoyed being remembered.

What I'd like to achieve before my next birthday list:

-use hand cream at least four times a day (my hands are dry!)
-go to local events twice a month - sort of a staycation kind of thing
-eat ten fruits and vegetables a day, more vegetables than fruits though
-start a habit of printing out "the best of" digital photos of our family
-worry less (ha ha ha, that's a good one!)
-try a new recipe once a week
-do good for others often
-write snail mail since I love to receive snail mail
-write more
-celebrate ordinary days
-live in the NOW
-knit at least two sweaters for me
-drink one cup of tea a day from the collection of teas in my cupboard that isn't my favorite and I don't know why. (green decaf is my favorite!)
-try new to me restaurants--my husband will love this one :)

Any goals you've set up for yourself lately?? Please share, I'd love to read them.

Have a fantastic weekend!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Currently on the Needles


I've returned once again to my fair isle hat that is nearly done.  I finished the colorwork yesterday and started the crown decreasing.  I might keep this for myself or I might give this to my son.  I do love the rustic colors and I think I have enough yarn left over to do another one.  Yesterday I posted about a few more gifts completed and wrapped.

My reading is new this week.  I finished the Mathematician's Shiva and overall enjoyed the book.  There were tiny bits that were slow going but that could have been me reading right before I fall asleep.  If you love math, I'd say give this book a flip through.  My new book, Stitches by Anne Lamott one of my favorite writers.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gift Knitting Continues


As you read this post, hum the song "Sleigh Ride" by Johnny Mathis, because that is the song that is repeating in my head since I woke up.  I have no snow (sniff) but the spirit of gift giving is alive in my heart.

The cowl, is the last of it's series...I think. I might make one more but it will be for me and not someone else. I fancy casting on a pair of fingerless mitts for me before a cowl.

I finish my gift knitting and then start another gift, just because I can and I'm having fun with my quick pick me up knitting projects.  These mitts.....Oh they were such a fast knit!  Now I'll be upstairs wrapping and humming.