Hospital waiting rooms unravel me every time. Why do they make you arrive two hours prior to surgery? I was up at 3:30 am to make the drive to dad’s so we could get to the hospital by 5:30 am and he could have surgery at 7:45am. I had a few hours to knit but after just 30 minutes, I was too bleary eyed to continue. Fortunately surgery went well and I was able to get home in time for a little nap before going to thre grocery store and making dinner.
My reading is the same but I am contemplating this book and event. Life has been pretty chaotic lately and I am hesitant to make too many plans too far in advance but maybe.
I am really enjoying the Bousta Beanie hat but I have another project on the needles that is not really working so it may get unraveled this weekend. I am working very hard to hold my creative activities loosely. Time is too precious to give it away to projects that don’t bring joy.
Thanks to Kat for her Unraveled Wednesdays link up.
First week after spring break is always hard. Just when I get into the pattern of lazy mornings and creative days, I have to turn it around and get back on the work week schedule. I did finish the first clue on my Coddiwomple. Of course the third clue is out – did I mention that I am rubbish at keeping up with knit alongs? I do love this yarn and there are only 75 stitches on the n does so the rows add up quickly enough.
I am listening to The Nix and finding this to be a very entertaining book. I am also re-reading the third part of Scouting the Divine to be ready for study group next week.
Our weather has been up and down, huge rain squalls and then blinding sunshine. I have been walking on a hilly trail or doing yoga but I am anxious to get back to running. My daughter and I are signed up for a 10k in June so we need to get back into that routine.
Thanks to Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays. Off for that second Cuppa and some breakfast.
This week is our spring break. Last year we were in New Orleans. This year my plan was to stay home and take a much needed rest from caregiving and work commitments. I am taking a little break but also chipping away at a few things that have been too long neglected. It is a week of unraveling here, a great time to link up with Kat.
I am unraveling some questions connected to church and faith. I finished Anne Lamont’s new book and began After You Believe: Why Christian character matters by N.T. Wright. I found the audio version at my library and have only just begun but I think there is a message in here that I need to hear.
I am unraveling some health issues by getting my annual exam last week and then some additional tests later this week that might bring new insights. I met my running buddy at the trail for a run and signed up for a one month trial at a yoga studio. Last night I went to a yoga and meditation class that was lovely. I am planning to take two more classes this week and then at least two each week for the next month.
I am unraveling some clutter. I took one load of stuff to the donation drop off on Sunday. Now I need to load the five boxes of books into my car and get the to the library donation before the week is over.
I am not unraveling any knitting this week. I am making progress on my Coddiwomple and have begun the second sleeve on my Annabel cardigan.
Thanks Kat for a great weekly post idea!
The Think Write Thursday topic for April 6, 2017 is to tell us about a book you wish you could read again for the first time. Happy writing. Carole and Kat
When I read this prompt, two book titles popped into my head. When our girls were in elementary school, they participated in a book group during recess. I was one of the leaders. I would read the books and then meet with the other leaders to come up with discussion questions. (A side note: the kids ate lunch during these discussion sessions and it was looking at the cafeteria tray food that made me rethink the idea that the girls should eat a school lunch once a week – yuck!)
I have re-read The Bridge to Terabithia a few times over the years and I still love this story. What I remember about Afternoon of the Elves is that almost every student wished for a sequel. They did not want this story to end. Reading those books alongside those students was a highlight.
If I think back a bit further, I would probably choose The Hundred Dresses. That was a story that I fell into. I wanted to be friends with Wanda, to spend an afternoon with her, drawing pictures of dresses.
Now that we have a tiny person in our lives, I know there will be good books coming into our lives. What joy! What treasures!
There has been a fair amount of unraveling around here. Some of it even involves yarn. On Monday I began a new project with some lovely yarn. I was making progress, a very soothing and easy to memorize pattern. I need to do 15″ for the first section and about 2″ along, I noticed a mistake. I could not figure out what happened, tried frogging back, but then gave in and unraveled. I am back on track, in fact my edge stitch looks even better so it was a good thing.
I got the audio version on Anne Lamont’s new book. I have been to hear her speak numerous times but I can’t get to this book talk. I enjoy hearing her read her books. I also got a new book for our tiny person. The preschool teachers at my school really like this Easter book.
It is a short week and spring break begins on Friday. I am in need of a break and some time to tidy up a few things that have been unraveling around here. Be sure to visit Kat today for more Unraveled Wednesdays.
I wasn’t sure about posting today. I have written about yarn and books on so many Wednesdays and was sorry to see Ginny’s weekly yarn along come to an end. But then I read Kat’s post and I decided to share with you a book and an author talk.
The book is The Wonder and I have seriously fallen into this story. I read the first 60 pages in one sitting and I am a slow reader. I cannot wait to get back to this book.
Last night, I went to hear Bryan Stevenson speak. I read his book, Just Mercy when it first came out and I heard him speak at The Justice Conference a few years ago but it was a video cast. I have been looking forward to his talk for months and he did not dissappoint. It still amazes me to see this huge concert hall filled with people who love books and I was not surprised when this event sold out.
I have pulled out my lovely threads and promised myself to get back to my Cuppa blocks over spring break. For today, I am excited to be linking up with Kat today.
I love knitting hats. I almost always have one or two on the needles. I finally got a copy of Drop Dead Eay Knits from my library. There are two hat patterns that will be on my needles soon (and a baby sweater before too long). I also printed a basic hat pattern from Churchmouse Yarns. Over the next 2 months, I hope to knit a dozen hats. These hats will go to an organization that sets up a clothing shop for school children every fall. On May 20, we will deliver the hats as part of The Day of Service. Want to participate? All you need to do is knit a hat or scarf for a school aged child – kindergarten to grade 12. I will collect the hats and get them delivered. Then maybe my 12 hats will become 24! Let me know if you want to join in.
A few weeks ago, I read this sweet book. It was the audio version and I enjoyed it so much that I have put the book on hold at my library. I would highly recommend it. I also started the sleeves on my Annabel! I am trying magic loop. It might take awhile.
Be sure to visit Frontier dreams for more lovely crafting this week..