It was just a nice day:)

Exercise:

I have to admit that getting up this morning wasn’t easy! I think it was due to lack of sleep after my night out. My run definitely reflected my night out! I guess lack of sleep and cider don’t fuel a run very well. I at least had company as Dennis was with me and he kindly waited at the places where I could get lost or maybe he waited by the water features so he could laugh if I fell in, but I’ll take the positive, nice outlook:). Though my run was slow, it was a trail run so it was still awesome! I much prefer a trail run over a road run- better scenery, better sounds and better focal points!

The end view was nice too!

I have gotten behind on my squat/push-up/plank challenge and thought I would just restart next month, but I don’t want to be a quitter! So this afternoon I got into plank and managed to hold it for 1:45. I looked and this put me right between day 14 and 15 on the challenge sheet, so I have backed up to day 14 and completed that plank, 135 squats and 27 push-ups. It will take me a week longer, but I’m used to taking longer to do things than others and I figure that’s better than quitting!

I also got a Lyndsay workout done this evening. It was called legs extreme and it really was!!! There were a ton of squats and lunges along with every other way to torture legs. It only took 26 minutes to complete, but there was a puddle of sweat on the ground by then!

I love days where I get all my exercise in:)

Socializing:

I had a cup of tea with my running buddies after my run- the best part of Sunday run! Brenda thought she might be able to come over and knit, but it turned out she couldn’t. At least my house got tidied so then I could play guilt free😁

Reading:

I finished my book today in between projects and cleaning. The cover photo is not how I pictured the characters though which bugged me every time I picked the book up!

When I Need You is the final book in James’ series about the Lund family, or at least to date as I’d love some more. It tells the story of the youngest Lund son, Jensen who plays football and Rowan who is a cheerleader, single mom and coach. She therefore, breaks all of Jensen’s dating rules.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I liked how the family plays a part as usual. I liked how the sex doesn’t happen until the last quarter of the book and a real relationship seems to develop first.

I liked the characters- they were interesting and not annoying; neither is a whiner.

I loved the ending of the book!!! (I’ll leave it there so I don’t spoil anything for anyone).

I would recommend the book for anyone who likes sports romances.

I also finished listening to my newest classic, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton on LibriVox.  This book tells the story of Newland Archer and Mae Welland, a young couple in New York in the late 1800s. They become engaged before Newland meets her cousin Ellen Olenska, which in the grand scheme of things is probably for the best. It’s an in depth look at the New York upper society of the time, with all its foibles and idiosyncrasies.

This book kept me interested all the way through without being melodramatic, stereotypical or outlandish. It definitely gave me a surprise at the end!

It was an awesome book to listen to as I really enjoyed the narrator Elizabeth Klett. It was easy to follow and easy to put down and pick up as well.

Crafting/ Knitting:

I got my weekly rug square done this morning. It took extra on the weekend as I had a couple of days I couldn’t do anything this week, but so far I have remained on schedule and I only have 13 squares left. There might just be a light at the end of the tunnel!

In knitting, I got a roll brim baby hat done. I’ve done this hat many times in many different colours and love it because it’s simple and yet looks so cute!

This one was done in three colours, three rows each stripe so that it would count for the Potions class on HPKCHC on Ravelry. The pattern is super easy! Cast on 64 stitches and distribute over three needles, knit every stitch for 5″. Next row- place marker after every 8th stitch. Alternate a decrease row ( knit2together before each marker) and a plain knit tie until only 8 stitches remain. Knit2together all around. Do I cord for 3″. Cast off, weave in ends.

I’m really happy with how it turned out and it used up two small balls of yarn so my stash number went down by 2🎉🎊. Maybe when the number becomes less embarrassing, I’ll actually name it.🤣

Well I’m off to start my next knitting project and watch a Hallmark movie:)

Have fun!

AJ

38 thoughts on “All Things Wonderful

  1. OK, so that scenery is GORGEOUS! I would purposely get lost there (with my knitting, of course!) That hat is so flippin’ cute! I make a similar on where the little thing on the top is a bit longer and I tie it in a knot. It is supposed to resemble the baby’s umbilical cord. Regardless…cute and quick!

  2. I’d hike there daily with that type of scenery. (note I said hike not run!). that little hat is cute and perfect for little bitty ones.

  3. I think there is just something about this Monday that made getting up hard. Both me and my fiance struggled to get up! Even our Dog didn’t want to come out of her crate this morning haha. But the scenery on your run looks beautiful!

    I live librivox for free classic novels! I also signed up for Audible and they do specials where you can get a “2 for 1” deal and most of the books are ones you can get for free from librivox! So I use Audible for new books and librivox for old ones!

    Great post 😀 sounds like a great day!

    1. I’m lucky that it’s a holiday today, didn’t make getting up at 7am for my run any easier:(
      Hmm I’ve been avoiding audible as I think it might be a rabbit’s hole for me, but I like the sound of your plan:)

    2. Aaaand I just realized today is the 21st not the 20th so you wrote this yesterday so it has nothing to do with being a Monday 🤦 I have been thinking it was the 20th all day. I definitely have a case of the Mondays 🤦

      1. Monday’s can be the worst, but in my case it will be a case of the Tuesday’s tomorrow:(

  4. Your run was so scenic. My mom used to love to do baby outfits. For years it was for friends who had babies, then their daughters had babies and so on …. those baby booties and sweaters, and bonnets are always so delicate and sweet.

      1. I stop to enjoy lots of things on my runs. I’m not serious enough to miss out on beautiful sights

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