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:
Your Peace Cowl, day lilies, blanket plans, and new attitude are all wonderful!ReplyDelete
The Peace Cowl is an excellent idea... and it would make a lovely Christmas gift! And, THANK YOU so much for the pattern! This one will warrant getting new yarns for! XOReplyDelete
oh those day lilies! and I always love to see Frodo. Your new dialog sounds like a winner ... have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Last winter I tried to change the dialog in my head as winter and I just don't mesh. It worked as I had time to go out on good days and find cozy things to do on less desirable days. Having a puppy will change all that for the better (methinks!). I wish Frodo and Mylo could meet in person. For sure they would be good friends.ReplyDelete
Love your dialogue! And, congratulations to the winners!!ReplyDelete
This is a good thought, changing the dialog about summer. I'm not sure I'm there yet...ReplyDelete
Yippee for the WInners!!! IM happy you are trying to make amends with summer. I have to take a cue from you come MARCHReplyDelete
Changing the dialogue is such a good idea. I have been stopping myself complaining about the weather when we have dull days. I love seeing photos of Frodo and Holly, I’m so glad they are friends at last. From previous posts, your True Colours shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I make lap quilts in the winter, the first one will be for my daughter in Australia. I've taken up painting again and have the art school Paint & Draw book as well, it’s very good. Congratulations to your winners.ReplyDelete
That certainly was a nice surprise in my Ravelry in box this morning. Thank you SO, SO much!!!!ReplyDelete
Hope that the a/c helps you to feel better soon. I'll admit . . . it's been a rough spring/summer for me. Hopefully both of us will get back on the healthy track real soon.
I love how you're knitting for you son! I'm sorry your joints are bothering you.ReplyDelete
I like your thinking on this. I usually hate summer because of the humidity and heat on our area. I am trying to just be in the moment and not wish it away. It would be lovely in]f I had a pool in the back yard, but we do have one or the neighborhood, so I could visit it. Just not very private.ReplyDelete
The peace cowl is going to be pretty. I love the yarn. I am sorry your joints are bothering you. Rest and refresh - take good care. No matter how tired, headache-y, and out of sorts I am, walking and knitting make me feel better. And if I am honest, walking first. So glad you can get out to the gym with AC. What would we do without it?ReplyDelete
I keep thinking about this post. Whatever the worry or fretting, I love the idea of changing the dialogue.ReplyDelete
It's not easy for me to change the dialogue but I do like believing I can do it.Delete