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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Is that an avocado in your pocket???

Why yes, yes it is. An avocado was all I had time to grab this morning on my way out of the house. So that was breakfast.

I have made some tremendous progress this past weekend. Look what I've been doing:

Several finished squares (and the big-ass hook I made them with)

Mattress stitching the squares together.

One finished strip.

Several strips connected using a simple chain stitch.

I'm nearly done Rob's blanket. I have two more strips that are already chained together waiting to be chained to this pile, and then two more strips' worth of squares at home to sew into strips so I can finish this thing. My mom said I should crochet a border around the whole blanket. Um... no. Maybe when I get a bit better at it.

I have not had a good weekend. Friday afternoon, I developped a migraine that hung on until yesterday afternoon. As a result, I have been tired, cranky and unmotivated. I nearly fell asleep in class last night (to be honest, I think I was nodding off, but after a few minutes, I was able to move around a bit and get myself out of the zone). I'll confess that I haven't been to the gym since last Thursday, but I just found out that the gym is open until 9:30 in the evenings, so I have plans to get there after the kids have gone to bed.

I bought myself another present this weekend...

I can now do nearly half my exercise routine at home (which is good, because the stability ball is a bit humliating in a public place...) I now have a set of 5 lb. dumbells, a set of 10 lb. dumbells, a mini stepper, a yoga mat, the treadmill and the stability ball to work with. I'm forgetting something, but I can't figure out what, so meh.

You know when two people are tired and stressed, they kind of tend to snark at each other for no reason? Yeah... that's been the last couple of days. And I'm not sure if that's related, but I have had THE worst night's sleep and I'm still bloody exhausted (woke up on the dot at 12, 2 and 4, and had a heck of a time getting comfortable at all). Tomorrow, there will be sprout pictures! Two of my flats have sprouted... the third? Nothing. Now I think the third is all parsley, so it may just be a dud package, or they may take longer to germinate, but I was pretty excited to see all the other seeds sprouting this morning. I took the covers off those two flats and we'll see how it goes this week!

Oh, and for the record?

I may be a wee bit addicted to this pattern... (another One-Row Scarf, this one in Red Heart Boutique Changes... gotta love the sparkly bits).


  1. Oh! Knitting progress! Nice going!

    Tell me about that ball... I was humiliated two years ago when I rolled off of one at the gym! I have no balance for the thing. My body must be lopsided or something because I keep rolling off. Ironically enough, it is called a stability ball... I feel less than stable on it!

  2. I actually really like the ball, but the only exercises I do on it have both my feet firmly planted on the ground (she has me do "rolling crunches" on it, which is where I sit on the ball, walk my feet out in front of me until only my shoulders are supported, and then walk myself back to a sitting position).