I finished the first hat out of four hats for my adult kids. Three more to go (assuming my math is correct ha ha). I made a mistake when telling you about this hat, the pattern is the March hat and it is a free pattern as well. I have no idea why I thought I was knitting the October hat...
Of course I cast on the second hat immediately.
This week my mind is in a 'hurry hurry hurry' mode, so I'm counteracting my frenzied thinking with 'slow down, slow down, slow down' mode. It isn't easy for me, but I've been successful in my slowing down.
I celebrated my birthday (yay!) and I was graced with phone calls from family and friends not to mention many birthday cards in the mail. I am truly blessed!
Every day this week, my priority was to enjoy whatever I was doing while doing the task. I fail on Babysitting Tuesday for some reason working one day a week tires me right out and makes my intentions waver.
My daily goal is to get all of the errands and tasks completed including the gym so I can then relax and knit before I made dinner, if I am making dinner. Because next week is Thanksgiving, I have an unusual amount of tasks that need to be done in a timely manner so I'm not swamped on Thursday and overly stressed. I've mentioned before I am horrible under pressure, even the self imposed kind.
For my birthday my husband bought me a fountain pen and I chose some bulletproof ink to replace their standard blue that comes with the pen. Oh how cautious was I filling my pen....waiting for a spilling disaster with ink everywhere. However, I filled the pen without a splatter, I felt so grown up.
To be honest, I want another fountain pen. I have entered the slippery slope of fountain pen envy. My journal writing and list writing is with a fountain pen but I haven't sketched with the fountain pen because I'm usually sitting on the loveseat during my art time. The thought of bulletproof ink on sofa fabric....EEK! I don't trust me or the pen yet.
In boring news, I want a new dishwasher since ours is pushing over 18 years old and since I am getting a new one why not get a new refrigerator? The frig is 14 years old. Anyways, I (we?) are trying to eat the food in the freezer so I can then go shopping and get it switched out by Christmas.
I found my dad's turkey broth from last Thanksgiving in the back of the freezer and made turkey soup. Yesterday my house smelled delicious!
I don't know if you remember but when I lost electricity for three days (happened twice) I threw away $300 worth of food. I swore to not squirrel away food like that, and yet here we are.
I hope you have a great weekend and find the time to slow down like I've been doing.
Thank you all for reading and visiting this space!