This morning I have been reading an book that has popped up on blogs and Instagram feeds a lot lately. I was able to download the Kindle version from my library. I think I eat well and follow “the rules” but there are some pesky health issues that I just cannot conquer so I figured I would give this a try. Of course, now is not the time to dive into a full dietary reboot. That would make traveling much too difficult. But there are some tweaks that I can easily practice do the next few weeks.
I am almost finished with The Wonder and my fourth Summer Book Bingo square. And I have cast on a travel knitting project that will use up some more of my stash.
Hope this first day of summer treats you well and does not involve too much unraveling. Thanks again to Kat for hosting.
Is it only Wednesday? The last week of school seems to be never-ending this year. There are so many fun things going on at school. I am holding on, trying to laugh as often as I can, and enjoy the ride. Our new principal is starting next week and I will be very happy to hand over the keys to that office and get back to my own work. I have learned much about myself these last few months and I am grateful to have been able to step into this role temporarily. It is good work with very good people.
I finished Lincoln on the Bardo this week. I chose the audio book on the recommendations of many and it was very good. I was a bit confused in the beginning but I had a few days when I was able to listen as I did some garden clean up for an extended time and the story began to flow. I have a Kindle book and a hard cover competing for my time right now. I am also trying to decide which books to take on my trip. Long flights should yield some good reading time.
I received this skein of yarn for Christmas, a gift from my sister. I love the colors and I very much want to knit a shawl or maybe a hat but I have cast on and unraveled about four patterns now and cannot seem to find a good match. I don’t often knit with variagated yarn. I am open to ideas.
Joining Kat today for Unraveled Wednesday
I am happy to report that the Unraveled project from last week has been replaced by a new version. I am so happy with these new colors and best of all, this is stash yarn. Just a few more rows before I begin the decreases. I will make sure to have better light this time around.
I finished another Book Bingo book – with a day of the week in the title. For this square I read Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta. I thought it was going to be non-fiction when I placed the library hold but it was a novel. Interesting and not a tough read. It would also qualify for a book to TV series although I have never heard of the show.
The unraveling in life right now centers around caring for an aging parent. The golden years are not for the faint of heart. Fortunately I have our trip to keep me distracted. I am spending some time with travel books this week, looking to make a list of sights we want to see in Amsterdam this summer. Our weather has turned warm so I put some frozen pineapple in my wine marguarita- mmmmm. Hope your week is going well. Be sure to visit Kat to see how others are unraveling.
Sadly, there has been some unraveling of yarn. I tried, but I could not find the mistake and the pattern was not going to resolve itself. I put it down for a few days but in the end, I knew I would not be happy with the outcome. I want to start again but I think I will change up the colors. This is a lovely pattern and quite easy to follow. Sometimes we learn many good things when we unravel.
Now, my summer book bingo is off to a good beginning. I checked off my first square yesterday with a book that was “blurbed by someone you admire.” Mary recommended The Bookshop on the Corner. A lovely little story set in the Scottish Highlands. Thanks Mary.
So, my week is balancing out. Let’s hope that trend continues. Thanks Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays.
I finally reached the point of placing beads on my shawl. The first round went well and I am ready for round two. It is a very subtle addition but fun.
I am re-reading my Shetland magazines, thinking about what to pack, and dreaming of being out of cell phone range for almost 3 weeks!
This week is getting filled with those kind of tasks that you would rather would hand over to someone else but there is a long weekend coming up so . . .
Thanks Kat for hosting us each week.
I am happy to say that there was no yarn unraveling in the last week. Believe me, there is plenty of unraveling in the rest of my life. I did get one more donation hat finished. I will pick up a few more this week and get the delivered on Saturday. I am planning to start doing longer walks on the Pipeline Trail over the next 6 weeks to get my hiking boots ready for our Grand Shetland Adventure this summer.
I printed my Summer Bingo card so now it is time to see wher the books on my TBR list will fit. Visit Mary to get your own card. I just finished listening to Lily and the Octopus, another great audio book option.
Thank you for the great ideas for adding cinnamon to my beverages. I tried Lori’s idea and have been very happy with the cinnamon in my smoothie idea. I am going to try sprinkling some cinnamon on my coffee grounds when I use my Moka. It sounds like a grand idea.
Thanks again to Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays.
We are finally getting some sunshine and blue skies! It looks like it won’t last long but I am grateful for this reprieve.
I started my new shawl. Now I need to watch a video on adding beads before I move on. I have only added beads to one other project. Helen had a great video so I will rewatch her instructions first. I tried two other yarns befor settling on this grey yarn.
My new notebook arrived. I just love the wrap around pockets. I transferred all of my inserts and pockets this weekend. I have been using a smaller wrap around for almost two years (also a Sojourner) but I wanted a bit more space for note taking and memory keeping. I have tried bullet journaling and daily planning and they don’t really work for me. I keep my calendar on my phone, multi-calendars actually. But I do love to have lists and place to make notes, write quotes or scriptures, capture ideas and book titles. So inside my Sojourner I have one dot grid notebook, a folder with slots for my I.D. And a bit of cash, and a plastic pocket holder for credit cards and receipts. I also have a small notebook for menu and grocery ideas. Finally I am using the font pocket to hold index cards with my weekly To Do lists. It is a flexible system. I am always looking for new ideas but I am also trying to keep it simple.
I finished The Nix yesterday and yes, I loved this book. I had the audio version and it made me laugh out loud in my car several tims. Up next? Not sure but I have an ever growing list. Just a few weeks until Summer Book Bingo.
Happy Wednesday and thanks to Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays.