Changing the Dialogue
|new peace project|
Another week has come and gone and I did my very best to stay in vacation mode. I'm not sure I succeeded. I didn't knit nearly as much as I would've liked nor did I read as much. So today after the gym and after a quick tidy of the main floor, I'm scrutinizing my schedule and squeezing out the wasteful habits.
My joints have been intermittently bothering me because of the heat and humidity. I usually declare 'I hate summer' or worse 'I wish summer was nearly over'.
I'm working at changing the dialogue that runs in my head. I want to enjoy summer the best way I can. For instance, I went to the gym an extra day (usually a babysitting day) to walk on the treadmill in AC and thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of modern technology while reading my Kindle. A new habit and I was happy.
I do not want to wish away an entire season!
Changing the dialogue also means I need to be more flexible and accepting while I have a mini-flare up or I just feel tired. I am working on giving my body the extra rest and being patient. I know this is temporary and it doesn't define me.
After finishing that big shawl, I am seriously considering making a blanket for my son for his apartment. In the fall and spring, his heat doesn't quite kick 'on' and he freezes. He has radiator heat and doesn't have thermostat control. I gave him a few afghans laying around my house but I thought one that is made just for him would be nice. I have some deep deep stash yarn that is wool-ease yarn. Machine washable and dryable is a feature needed for blankets. Once I make one for him, I'll make one for my daughter and son in law.
I tend to make blankets in the summer.....I know crazy! I'm pretty excited about casting on.
Okay, onto the winners. YES, WINNERS!
I decided yesterday to pick two winners instead of one. Why? Because, we all need some love.
The winners of the giveaway are: