Monday, May 29, 2017

Make A List Monday

I'm trying to get back to make a list Monday, today, I had time, since it is a holiday here in the US. We're celebrating Memorial Day, the day that we honor our fallen heroes that ensured our ongoing freedoms. Sometimes, I think we are so removed from the wars of our forefathers that we forget that there are wars going on right now. We talk a lot about it, about the Iraqi and Afghan wars, but we've forgotten what those soldiers are fighting for. Our right to disagree with our president and not be killed for it. Our rights as women to vote, and be part of the political processes that shape our country. Our rights to choose to practice whichever religion we choose in a safe manner. There are so many things that we take for granted here where we are generally well fed and have access to safe drinking water. As one of the richest countries in the world, we are lucky and spoiled, and take those freedoms for granted. I don't want to be that anymore. I don't want to take those freedoms for granted, and waste my life in front of the TV, watching mindless programs, and leaving no legacy behind. It's time I really make something of my life, and stop living like everyone else.

SO, now that I have given my diatribe on freedom, its time to talk about the responsibilities, the things I want to accomplish as part of my life time goals....let's start with this week.....

1. Put binding on 3 quilts. I have three quilts that just need binding and can then be sent off to their new homes.

2. Make the spike units on my Harbored Lighthouse.

3. Add two teeth to my Hitchhiker shawl - it is now to the point that a tooth is about an hour of knitting.

I'm teaching in Thousand Oaks this weekend, so it's going to be a very busy week, and we'll see what I manage to get done...wish me luck!

Monday, May 22, 2017

What have I been up to.....

Watching - Sherlock Holmes -- binge watching specifically.

Craving - Chick-Fil-A, but alas we are on a no spend no Chick-Fil-A.

Doing - lots of planning for some new opportunities

Obsessing - over laundry. I've been reading Fly Lady lately, who recommends a load a day, which means folding every day. My least favorite job. ever.

Loving - the weather - it's been great for barbecues and opportunities to have friends over for dinner.

Reading - The Magnolia Story -- about Chip and Joanna Gaines -- I just finished it last night, so it's time to visit the bookstore for something new.....

Wanting - a new puppy.....I'm trying to resist, but its getting hard as all my friends are getting new pups too.

Pinning - recipes, lots of recipes

Dreaming - of some new opportunities

Writing - new class decks. I've been wanting to update them for a while, but haven't had the time.

Crafting - not much....I have had so many little finish up jobs going....

Sewing - market samples, including lots of binding. Thankfully, market is done now, and I'll soon be able to publish pics of all of the projects.

Knitting - not much. I've had big plans, but not the mojo....

Listening - to Old Dominion -- really though I would have been done with that album by now, but it plays over and over and over.

Wearing - PJs. don't have to get ready for work for a couple of hours.

Needing - to make some decision about the grown up things in life. Why is it that when you know what you need to do, you still struggle to do it...

Planning - a summer full of barbecues.

Trying - to behave my budget. I've gotten a little lax with the budget lately, but I'm back on it firm starting a couple of weeks ago.