Saturday, October 22, 2011

Taking time to be ME!

Its been a great week though it has had its ups and downs. Learning how to pace myself and avoid unnecessary stressors so that I can live a healthier lifestyle. Need to work on stress management in order to be successful in other areas of my life, for I'm finding stress can cause me to miss out of some vital things and not do anything at all. School is going well and added Humanities 2 & French 2 to my class schedule. Have been enjoying my books and looking forward to the next 7wks, it will be busy for sure.

On the knitting front, my dishcloth is almost done and its yummy. It feels too good to use but I must. Purchased the lovely 2nd skein of Malabrigo I need to make my grandson's Owlie hat and a new lovely scarf. Will be taking a knitting class on Wednesday to make the Calligraphy Fringed Scarf but w/o the fringe. Looking forward to sitting home knitting, cross-stitching and enjoying the wonder of the fall weather.

Off to make plans for upcoming meals, birthday, exercise and homework. Hope you all had a great day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Knit Therapy...aahhhh

Time to share some FOs and WIPs ~ enjoy!

My "love yarn" day treat ~ so yummy soft too :D

~ Oct 15th ~

New day, new beginnings and a new outlook on life. Yup, thats for me and I'm lovin' it. I'm reassessing who I am, where I'm going and what's most important in my life. Yesterday was a very long day that started at 6:30a and ended at 11:30p. I've started my new bedtime of 10:30p during the week and am trying to find the right wakeup time. I don't think 6:30a is it haahaa. By 9p, I was ready for bed and no where near home. The purpose of these time changes is to get ready to become a full time student and transition into teaching. I'm looking forward to the new endeavors, however, discovered being a night owl and sleeping in late isn't going to help me. Hopefully, in another month I've developed the habit and will be early to bed and early to rise which supposedly makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.

On the knitting front ~ I'm working on a lovely Garterlac Dishcloth in Sugar n Creme's landscape. Its so soft and pretty, pics soon. I've enjoyed allowing myself the freedom to do the things I love again. I'm scheduling time to do these things so that I'm no longer deprived or stressed by life. Knew I missed my joys but didn't truly realize how much until I held that yarn and felt my body relax. Now to make beautiful things for my grandson...I've got my mojo back. LOL

Off to finish my day at work and prepare my Art History paper. Have an awesome day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Simple Stress Relief

Its been a great day already. Though I awoke much later than I'd like, I'm doing wonderful. Had the greatest feeling as I held a ball of cotton yarn. Aahhh, what a lovely stress reliever. Me thinks I need to make a dishcloth today.

Tomorrow is "I love yarn day" so I plan to spend my free time touching, holding, and knitting some lovely yarn. What are you doing to celebrate this glorious day?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

~ Simple Woman's Daybook Oct 12th ~

Outside my window...
lovely cloud formation leftover from last night's storm

I am thinking...
of all the things I must do today

I am thankful...
for this beautiful day

In the kitchen...
hmm...nothing at the moment but potato soup n biscuits sound good

I am wearing...
my favorite khaki skirt, black top and camo chucks ;)

I am creating...
Owlie Sleep Sack for an expecting friend

I am going...
take a nap when I leave work

I am wondering...
how to skip homework and play all day

I am reading...
CMs Volume 6 & my GEO textbook

I am praying...
for peace and jobs for friends

I am looking forward to...
to a time of rest

I am hearing...
classical music in the background

Around the house...
silence for no one is home

I am pondering...
my life ~ next steps

One of my favorite things...
sitting quietly in the sunshine

A few plans for the rest of the week:
work, taking an exam and visiting the museum

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing...

Been a long time

Wow, its been 6 months since I last posted. Yikes, I think I'm a little too busy for my own good. Its ok, I'm enjoying the ride and looking forward to resting when its all over.

Update ~ I'm working on completing my associates degree in liberal arts. I'm busy searching for the university that will be a perfect fit for me so that I can earn my bachelors. I've been dreaming of this day for a long time and I'm can't believe I'm here. I took a campus tour last week to a school I just knew was the one and it turns out I didn't feel at home there so I'm on the search. I feel like a teenager who has been set loose to pursue all they can be :D

Life is really busy to include me becoming a grandmere this coming January. I can't wait to meet my grandson. It truly will be a new experience for me and my Riley. January will be my new beginnings for this reason and so many more to include possibly moving onto the next level in my education.

On the knitting front ~ I've finished several little projects and need to get back into knitting. I've allowed the busyness of working 2 part time jobs and school to take away my stress reliever. I'm surrounded by several expecting mothers so that should be motivation enough to make some things lol. I'll post pics soon of my FOs to include the precious Owlie Sleep Sack I made for my grandson.

Time to get back to planning ~ I start 2 new classes on Monday and will start a new CM discussion, so need to tweak my schedule for these and my knitting.

Have an awesome wednesday!