Our daughter's birthday was this week and because we couldn't see her in person we sent flowers and presents. As soon as we get together, I'm having a big fat piece of birthday cake with them after singing Happy Birthday! How are you? I've been busy keeping myself busy.
I'm scheduling out my days doing my best to push myself to relax and pursue my crafts and interests. Most of the time I'm successful but as you know sometimes it's a challenge. I've been upping my exercise and tweaking my diet all for a healthier 'me'.
My kidney doctor adjusted my meds for a better blood pressure reading and so I'm digging deep into my lifestyle to see what I can do as well. As my dad says 'there's always room for improvement'. I think it's genetics, but more yoga and lots of fruits and vegetables won't kill me!
I'm sure living in this crazy stressful time isn't helping at all.
This week has been a cloudy one, good grief. I'm yearning for a batch of sunny days in a row only to wake up and see the dismal forecast. Right now it's raining again. At least more flowers will be blooming shortly thereafter. Warmer days are coming, one day I'll wake up and it'll be a heatwave jumping over the comfortable temperatures.
This weekend I'll be doing a deep dive into my stash to start looking for future holiday gifts to knit. There are a few people in my family that I always knit for and once my current projects are finished I'd like to start chipping away the 'to knit' list.
The cross stitch project below was started in 2009 ish. Maybe. Let's say give or take 3 years. I was making it for my son. Now that I have resurrected an old hobby I am focusing on stitching a little bit each day. Cross stitching reminds me of my mother who would sit on her front porch in the summer months making little pictures.
I used to cross stitch exclusively when I first married my husband. Shortly thereafter I was knitting and crocheting as well. I also dabbled in quilting but that wasn't my 'thing'. How lucky am I to have a plethora of projects at my fingertips right in my very own home!