|my son washi taped his computer top|
Hello! How was your first week of 2018? I've been running around every day this week and sometimes I wish I was at home with miles of time to knit. However, the gym three times a week is so good for me. I haven't felt this great in a long time and I'm motivated to keep going back again and again. What a wonderful state of mind.
|linens my mom made that have a tiny bit of red stain that I've been getting out|
I have a few resolutions but they are completely doable so it doesn't feel like an overhaul of my life. I plan to cultivate a better way to practice mindfulness and imagining the best case scenario instead of my knee jerk reaction to the worst case scenario.
I'm going to the gym daily and continuing the gym.
Every year I mention cooking one new recipe a week, maybe this year will be the year I crack open those cookbooks. If you know me well, you know I love to not be in the kitchen. I would rather be knitting or reading or both.
Each January, I'm motivated to eat out of the cupboards and thin out the food I've amassed. This requires finding the recipes to eat that stuff that I've hoarded. I haven't even looked at the new financial budget yet - that's on the list this weekend.
|Holly's favorite toy|
January is perfect for reflecting and imagining all the habits that could be honed. The weather is quiet, cold and sitting and knitting is all I want to do.
|Frodo in the freezing cold|
She loves her room! She will be living in there two weeks now come Saturday. In the beginning, she hid under the sofa and was skittish at every single noise imaginable. She's disenchanted with Frodo now that she has her own room. If he barks or she hears his tags jingle she will hide.
The positive advancements:
Holly comes out to see us quickly in the room. We sit with her and visit and we keep the door open most of the day so she can hear all the noise (baby gate up to keep Frodo out) She will sit on the sofa, yes with Frodo on the opposite side of the baby gate pining for her. Last night, she was laying 3 feet from the baby gate and Frodo nose up and both just chilled for a few minutes (progress!!!)
When I go to bed and Frodo is in his cage at night, my husband let's Holly have free reign of the downstairs. Initially, she would only go on the foyer carpet (outside her room). Last night, she walked down the hallway!
She is a timid one. As she gets bigger I'm hoping she will be bolder. Sometimes, well most of the times, I want the progress to speed up. However, she's a tiny thing and I've read on various sites that this can take some time. As long as we keep seeing progress, I'm assuming we are on the right track.
Frodo is doing really well. He gets his Holly sniff and then walks away. We praise him up every time. He is sitting on our laps more for cuddles - I love that!