Mar 7, 2009

KnitWiki - Knitting Website

Look at what I came across in my seemingly endless search for the 'just right' shawl pattern.

Wikipedia for knitter's! KnitWiki.

Have a peek.


Mar 4, 2009

Babysitting: Treasured Time

Babysitting my two and a half year old grandgirl is always a special pleasure. She is bright and beautiful and so very active, curious and engaged fully in learning all about the world. She has such fresh eyes and such wonder in all things. Such a gift. Time with her is treasured time.

To the right in the photo is my grandma basket used to carry my grandma tools (aka toys ;) that I bring with me when I babysit Gwen.

Mar 2, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Last post was all the way back to Feb. 16. Where have I been?

Been busy. The fun kind of busy. Decluttering and cleaning house. It feels like spring, though the frigid winter air challenges that notion, but the bright, warm sun shining throughout the house makes me want to spring clean. I've accumulated a lot of clutter and I must admit that with having been ill for so long (adrenal fatigue syn.) that some areas of my home have been neglected. Okay, that may be a bit of an understatement, lol, but things are in hand and decluttering and cleaning are happening and it might be spring soon. So I've been 'spring cleaning'.

And babysitting. Love time with my grandgirls.

And trying to get back on track with my exercise program. Doesn't really take a lot to get me off track, but important thing is I'm back now and my doc should be quite happy with that when she sees me tomorrow. My exercise instructor had me make up a collage of images designed to motivate me to keep going back to the gym. Felt like being back in kindergarten with my glue pot and poster board. lol It is motivating so glad I did it.

Also got an electronic pedometor today from my instructor which attaches to my running shoe to record my steps at the gym. My instructor suggested that I set my goal for number of steps per day to 4,000. My workout on the treadmill today tabulated at 3, 960 steps. LOL That would be 'close but no cigar'! I'll be bumping up my number of steps per day goal to 5,000.

And Lenten activities...

My knitting has taken a back seat to these other activities lately and I miss it. I'm having a few ladies , my dd, dil, and a friend, over for a stitch & bitch one evening this week (thus the decluttering ;) and though they are all crochet-ers, I, the lone knitter, it will be great to get back to my needles.