I swear, for someone who’s “retired” my calendar sure is full these days. I’m not complaining, but feeling very lucky and in some cases very appreciated 😉 There are stitch-togethers one night a week at my LNS; twice a month sew-togethers with a local group; guild meetings twice a month; a sew-in at my LQS; manicure and pedicure appointments, dental appointment, COMICON meetings – the event is next weekend!; and Christmas and our trip to California is just around the corner. Plus there are 2 other sew-togethers each month that I haven’t been able to attend yet, because of my busy schedule. Oh, and let’s not forget the mystery quilt!
While all of this is bringing me joy (okay, except for that dental appointment – which actually contained good news on the surgery front) it is sapping my mental capacity and I’m forgetting to blog again. I haven’t felt like there has been that much to share.
So, I’m pulling out my phone to see what pictures I’ve taken this past week.
Our oranges are starting to turn. Yum! Winter harvest.
I bought a new cooking tool. I’ve wanted one for quite a while and it ended up on sale at my local grocery store, on 10% Senior Discount Day! Yay! Haven’t used it yet, but I see a pot of stew brewing in my future.
I finished another stitching project
which meant I got to start a new one
As to the mystery quilt, I managed to get 28/100 of the first part made. I’m cool with that. Last year I got behind and gave up. This year I’m following Bonnie’s instruction to stop where I am and start on the next part when it come out. After I hit “publish” I’ll be working on part 2.
Before I forget, again, I know I haven’t shown any weight stuff on here lately. With the busy-ness I have had I have been hopping on the scale Tuesday morning, writing it down, and hitting the road running, so to speak. I actually haven’t been running. Or even walking. I’m just now back to my knee not hurting after my graceful tumble down the mountain a month ago. I’ve been throwing a month-long pity party and eating sugar. I’ve paid for it the next day waking up with a headache, and my weight has bounced up and down. I’ve reminded myself that this is a lifelong way, forgiven myself, and this past week, it was back down to what it was the week I fell. I’ve got my alarm set to get out and start walking again tomorrow.
Unless I get a chance to share my Part 2 Grand Illusion progress, I probably won’t blog again until after next Sunday.
I was just saying to Kathy that we are so BIZZZZEEE all the time! What a crazy life we all lead. I am glad to be busy and out hiking but man oh man there are not enough hours in the day! Way to go on keeping up clue wise, I think that makes it easier to return to. Kathy is so far still working on clue one, not sure if she is going to go slow and steady that way or switch to two this week. She knows I will be able to help her if she needs it..sooo not sure! 🙂
Hope you’ve been able to slow down enough to finish up a few part 2 pieces.