Thursday, February 23, 2012


This year will be known as the time we skipped winter.  I went walking with a friend yesterday, and it was just like spring. The park was muddy, and it was very mild.  It felt surreal.

I had a pedometer on, and was surprised to find that I did over 12,000 steps, which equates to over 8km. In  one day.  My weight loss is slow, but it's happening. I feel better than I have in years.
I finished this book. E.L. Doctorow is a writer I admire, and I admit that the subject matter of the Collyer brothers was interesting. It is told from Homer's perspective. For some reason, the author has them living into the 1970's, and even gives an account of "hippies" moving into the house.  Also, Langley was the younger brother who went off to war, and came back damaged from mustard gas.  The true story was tragic.  I will say, I am not much of a fiction reader, but this was okay. I wouldn't read it again. Blogger is messing with the photos again- 
I am working on a hooded sweater, sort of making it up as I go along.  This is some handspun from Fat Cat Knits.
I've been doing alot of spinning lately.  But it isn't always easy with a large kitty.  Maybe I should think about getting my hair cut, ya think?  I've burned it twice now, sitting in front of the gas fire.

Is anyone giving up anything for Lent?  I've pretty much given up all my vices- except tea and coffee. What do you do when there are no indulges left?  Something to ponder, until next time.

Peace out.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Maybe Not A Good Thing

You know what?  Sometimes, it actually amazes me when I finish a project.  I tend to measure my life in terms of what I can accomplish in a given day.  I should be more focused on living rather than doing.  These thoughts are relevant- I just read the worst book on the planet.  No, I tell a lie- the universe.

I got this book, because, let's face it, we want to know what Martha is really like, and the author was a neighbor and friend.  She witnessed Martha's rise to the top, as well as Martha's divorce, and eventually her own marriage falls apart.  She accompanied MS on a number of trips, surprised to be billed later for her expenses, and seems to always be crying poor.(while telling us that she preferred shopping at Hermes)  I just wasn't buying any of it- she came off as a wannabe- and after the stock scandal that sent MS to jail, they were no longer friends.  I wonder what the point of this book really was. But then, who cares?

So why is this relevant?  I go to bed at night, making a mental list of what I actually did. When I wake up, I list what I can do in the day ahead.  I seem to have a hard time being in the moment, because once something is accomplished, I am onto the next thing.
 I finished my Boreal but I haven't blocked it. The Artesano Aran is wonderful yarn.  I did add some extra snowflakes in, so I wouldn't have to do as many long floats. I am really pleased.
FC is renovating our bathroom, and I have some stuff to do over the weekend.  One thing we all should make more time for is kitty snuggling. That is top priority.

Later, gators.