My weekend days where I mostly get to stay home are an advantage as they make my weekend feel so much longer:)
My usual Sunday morning run turned into a walk at the river because I didn’t want to leave one of my buddies on her own. It was okay as I had ran the majority of the two day squad runner mission the day before. It of course, rained the whole time I was out there!
This afternoon, after a lovely nap on the couch, I had to drag myself out to do the Monday mission of a half hour run. It was fine, nothing spectacular, other than the fact that it didn’t rain on me!🎉🎊
I was checking my stats today and I have done more miles so far this year than I did all of last year, my average pace is about fifteen seconds faster per kilometer and I have officially spent the same amount of time as last year and it’s only September! I guess all those “meh” runs I do, do add up to something great:)
I stopped on my way home after tea for some groceries and was yet again pretty good:)
I was supposed to do a whole bunch of other shopping today, but didn’t. I decided to leave buying the boat Afghan yarn until my mom is home so we can get double the amount with a discount and I didn’t go in about running shoes as I hadn’t shaved my legs🤪. I know, I know, not s good excuse for just being plain lazy!
Another great day of eating though I’ve been very full all day. I ate a hard boiled egg, a berry and kale smoothie, steak and a southwest chicken salad (that I made up).
I watched a new Hallmark Christmas movie today. I should say new to me. Christmas at Cartwright’s was quite cute. I liked the premise and the conclusion. The acting is the usual Hallmark style and standard.
I have spent most of the day knitting. I am determined to get my stash count down as much as I can before I go to a knitting show next weekend. Today I got five skeins used up. I counted every ball of yarn as one skein in my stash, regardless of how big it is. My knitting friend Brenda says I should do some small projects this week to use up lots of little balls of yarn.
I finished the top from yesterday. It will make a nice summer top and a great extra layer vest in the winter. It is Knit from a cotton/alpaca and silk blend and has a great weight to it that helps it to hang nicely when worn. I decided that I wouldn’t line it since I wasn’t able to put sleeves in it. I have to say that my local knitting shop, Black Sheep Yarns has an awesome sale bin. I picked up seven skeins of this Marasol yarn in 2013 for $24 and have gotten two tops out of it. I figure I’m allowed to be a yarn snob at that price:)
Amazingly I also got another two skein remainders used up with this headband. I love how it turned out! I used the sock yarn left over from my brother’s birthday socks and I like how the pattern came out. I think this one will be for me:). Just please don’t notice that I have one less row of edging on one side than the other 😜
Well I just had a flying bug land on me and scare me to death. I don’t mind bugs outside, but not inside and not flying ones! I had a horse fly take out a chunk of my shoulder as a child and I’m obviously still scarred! On this note, I’m going to go hide under my covers!