Three on Thursday

1. I have cut back on my coffee consumption and have found a new affection for a warm cuppa tea.

2. Words are on my mind – words like enough, savor, and rooted.

3. I want more green in my indoor spaces and I do not have a great record with house plants but maybe succulents will work.

Here are some more Three on Thursday posts.

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Unraveled Wednesday

I have a bad case of castonitis brewing. I am still plugging away at my two shawls but I keep thinking about this sweater and maybe another donation hat for an on-the-go project. And then there is that top I want to sew, sigh. The good news is that I have a few long weekends coming up so there might be a bit more crafting time.

I am listening to Little Fires Everywhere and enjoying the story.

And I am trying very hard to resist the pull of a new planning notebook – but the are so pretty!

Hope your Wednesday is filled with creative energy.

Happy to be linking up with Kat today.

Sometimes Monday

look like a bunch of random thoughts.

This weekend was beautiful. Crisp blue skies with enough chill in the air to pull out a shawl or a sweater. I stopped between coming and going on Saturday to take a walk on the trail and was thrilled to see some lovely piles of leaves.

I am beginning to think about one little word for 2018. And December Daily? I think I tried this last year and didn’t get very far. And I am always thinking about notebooks and planners and trying so hard to imagine using up my supplies (maybe because I was helping my daughter pack for a move recently).

Last night I was traveling down some rabbits holes and I found a post with a great question – how did you name your blog. I have had a number of blogs over the years. But after I watched mom lose her stories to Alzheimer’s, I decided to create a place to write down my own stories.

Now I am so curious about some of the lovely blogs I read. What is the story behind the name?

Happy Monday

Hello Friday

This was one of those weeks when I felt like it should have been Friday days ago. But even on the longest days, I have time for taking a stroll and watching the ducks with our tiny person.

On this day, 38 years ago, I went out to dinner with the man I would marry. We laugh a lot about how Friday the 13th is anything but unlucky for us. Looking forward to a special wine and cheese night.

I have stayed away from this space for too long but I am inspired by Kat’s idea of planning posts and have missed being part of the weekly link-ups.

I have been reading – The Snow Child and News of the World.

I have been knitting – two sweaters finished, two more hats, one shawl at 60% and a second one cast on.

I have been moving – averaging 10,000 steps a day and yoga once a week

I have been putting pen to paper in my notebooks

I have been cooking clean, healthy, whole foods

Hello Friday – hello weekend!

Three Things Thursday – the jars

Today is a jar day. Three jars for comfort, nutrition, and convenience.

1. Almond milk mixed with a tablespoon of vanilla protein powder for my morning matcha at work.

2. Blueberry-banana-spinach smoothie for breakfast.

3. Kale and chicken salad for lunch.

That should just about do it for today.

Happy Birthday to Carole and thanks for hosting our Thursday’s.

Unraveled Wednesday – listmaking

After finishing my green sweater, I moved quickly to a fun baby hat and then to another shawl. And as I have been knitting, I have been thinking that there is a project that I think I will unravel. It is a Sigla sweater that I started last year. The body is finished but before I could do the sleeves, I started some other projects. And the longer I stayed away from those sleeves, the more I thought that perhaps this was not a good sweater for me. Mostly I was unhappy with the neck band bit I also worry that it will be too warm and with a pullover, too warm can be a deterrent. Yesterday I had an email about a new shawl that needs a bulkier yarn and I immediately thought of the beautiful Lopi yarn in that sweater. So yes, I believe there will be some unraveling around here.

Fortunately there are daily Just Five Things lists happening so I have a photo to share from my midday list on the topic of delight. I am enjoying the practice of listmaking with prompts that Michelle offers.

I finished To the Bright Edge of the World yesterday and think I will listen to a few podcasts today on my commute while I ponder my next read.

Pop over to see what Kat is unraveling today.

Three things

Kat and Carole have switched things up for us and since I love list making, I thought I would jump in.

1. something new

This week I have been posting a black and white photo on Instagram every day. Tomorrow will be the last one. It is fun to try something new and to think about how color changes the appeal of a picture.

2. something old

I set up my drum kit and have been sitting down to get reacquainted with my drums and drumsticks. I forgot how much fun it is to play along to some of my favorite worship songs.

3. essential things

Morning coffee, lots of water, vitamins, and lots of veggies

Looking forward to the weekend and the possibility of weather that calls for a sweater!