This week the weather finally gave me some serious snow fall. Around six inches fell over Tuesday and Wednesday and disrupted many of my plans. All the disruptions were welcomed because I was knitting instead. See? There's a benefit to snow, besides the beauty of white scenery and chilly wool wearing weather. The days are getting longer and January continues to be a quiet serene month for me, I am happy.
Yesterday, my babysitting time was cancelled and the gym was cancelled. I sat and knit for a few hours on my second mitt. My mantra was 'just one more row'. One of the benefits of knitting for me is that while I am concentrating on the chart and all the knitting, my mind is empty of potential worries. I never get tired of being grateful for the calming craft. The rhythm of knitting empties my wrinkled thoughts and allows my mental vision to positive feelings.
This week, I've been analyzing the grocery budget and tweaking it a bit. I confess during the month of December, the spending was a free for all. In my defense, I had a full house for over a three week period. But now it's just the two of us. The cupboards are bursting with various items that I did not use. So I'm creating menu plans to eat up the 'stuff'. I'm also digging deep into the freezer for forgotten frozen left-over foods.
I'm motivated to not impulse buy.
Along the theme of paring down and using what I own, I keep eyeing up my yarn stash! I want to start a new project so very much. But if I did that, the sweater would never ever get finished. I must soldier on - focus - and - resist the urge, for now.
I'm still determined to finish one sleeve by Sunday night!