I'm enjoying the colors evolving slowly on the new shawl I cast on. I add stitch by stitch, row by row loving the greens and purples. This is my meditative morning knitting at the toddler's house while I wait for her to wake up. I love how knitting this starts my day to be awesome.
Speaking of awesome, my week has been pretty good, even though I was under the weather at the beginning of the week. However, a quick doctor visit for a minor infection has me feeling better and grateful for my health providers and for modern medicine. I tell you, if I'd live during the pioneer days, I would have been dead by the age of eight without the invention of antibiotics... Thank you Alexander Fleming for finding penicillin.
|trying to capture the nest all week|
I managed to fit in a gym visit and a training session. All good for me and my RA joints. I don't like to exercise, but I do love how exercising makes me feel strong and healthy. I also can sit and knit without pain, assuming I frequently get up and stretch.. everything in moderation.
Because I felt under the weather, I made an apple pie. I was craving that pie, and potato bread...Not sure what it means but my sandwiches were extra tasty.
I spent time reorganizing my worsted weight wools, assessing what I have and making sure they were documented in my Ravelry stash. I enjoyed looking at what I do have, and thinking about the colors that would be nice to add if I come across them at a yarn store.
The weather has been beautiful and perfect. I wish I could slow time and savor the days. Being off-line helps significantly. I've been cognizant of how I spend my time. I also reflect on my time being spent answering the questions: 'am I happy?' 'does this make my day better?'
These reflections are helpful in discerning how to spend my time. I found that the more I knit, the happier I am.
Also I make a crazy detailed list of what I want to get done. Sometimes I fly through the list and I feel invincible. Sometimes I ignore the list and do something else. The list is there and I will do it eventually. Once I write it down, I cannot forget about it unless I lose the list. Ha! I have the lists in a notebook - harder to lose that.
|my husband is playing guitar nightly learning new things|