Good morning! My it's good to be back on a Friday posting. How was your first full week of the new year? I have been blissfully enjoying being home and going nowhere day after day after day. Yesterday the sun came out and we took a brisk walk, even though it was cold it was so good to be outside.
Holly has been up to new adventures this week. She sneaks into the family room where I am sitting and knitting and ever so slowly creeps up to spy on Frodo sleeping. He is snoring away so he doesn't know she is gazing at him lovingly. So far she has done this twice, the first time she had a look of concern, the second time (the above photo) she seemed curious.
I know many of you choose a word for the year and I love to read about how you came about choosing your meaningful words. I've been thinking of themes for my 2021.
I've been reading about mindfulness and meditation for about two months as well as doing meditation twice a day. So far, I find that this practice helps me to be in the moment and to be present. I will continue reading and practicing through this year.
I enjoyed having a daily prompt for sketching through December, now that the prompts are over my sketching is over. This week I'm either going to create my own prompts or figure out a way to motivate myself to improve my sketching on a daily basis.
After many months of knitting for loved ones, I am knitting selfishly and enjoying non-deadline projects on the needles. I've got a hat, a shawl and that sweater going at the same time. It's been nice! Last year had me digging through deep stash for projects and I'd like 2021 to be more of the same stash busting (to make room for more yarns?).
I do exercise frequently but I could be exercising more! I wish the weather would cooperate with a daily walk but I am not walking through rain, sleet, ice or bitter cold. This is when I miss the gym the most. Since I am not in control of the weather, I'm toying with doing daily yoga. The days that I do strength training tend to be wonderful days - I'd like to have yoga on the off days.
There are closets, nooks and crannies that could do with a going through and getting rid of frenzy. I've made a list of these areas and now I need to pick one a week and tackle them.
Do you have a word? A resolution? Themes?