Knitting, Reading and Dog Training
This past week, I've been doing all the knitting. The more I knit, the happier I am and funny - I am making serious knitting progress! Who would have thought? My mitts are done and they need a photo shoot - I decided to give you a peek of one finished mitt. I love them so. Now I'm focusing on the second sleeve and trying my best to get the sweater finished.
Not only did I finish the mitts yesterday, but I finished a book as well. A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny. I love reading books written in a series format. I enjoy joining up with the same characters and seeing their personalities evolve. I sort of guessed who the murderer was in this novel but still there were some sufficient twists to make me want to read the next one.
My bear, yes - 'my bear', has returned and busted up another fence piece. Gah! He frustrates me so! The game commissioner officer told me this week that the food source by a neighbor has been put away (bird feeders) and now we wait to see if the bear figures out this area isn't profitable. I have no idea why he likes breaking my fence... and I am skeptical he will leave us alone.
I babysit for a dog trainer and she came over last night for a private lesson with dear sweet stubborn Frodo. We learned down stay and she introduced Holly to Frodo in his down stay calm state of mind. Now comes the hard part, we are to implement what we have learned. Is she a dog trainer or a human trainer? I learned a lot and appreciate her wisdom and guidance. I am one lucky person to have her expertise, hopefully when I see her next week I can report progress.
Speaking of babysitting, my toddler girl is talking and saying all the cutest stuff. She said 'bye' to me as I left after a few hours with her. Sweet :) Our newest game is Ready Set Go where we run back and forth in the playroom. She runs, I take large steps. She squeals in delight, I let her win.
My gym sessions have been going fantastically. I've signed up for another twelve weeks with the personal trainer. He knows everything. I haven't had a single backache in weeks. I feel stronger and better than ever. So let's see what another twelve weeks will do for me. Funny, once I enlisted for the second round he made everything harder! I'm still a little sore from Wednesday's session.
In the evenings, I drink green decaf tea. During the day, I've been brewing up a cup of chamomile mint tea and using my tumbler - Such a simple hot drink that brings endless joy as I look at my knitted cozy inside the tumbler.