I have purposely had a quiet day after spending the whole week being tired. I’m hoping it helps!


I slept in this morning and then met Sarah and Kula for a run around the river this morning. At one point I remarked on the fact that it seemed extremely busy today, but Sarah reminded me we were an hour later than usual. It was a slow run for me, but still felt good to get out with company. I always seem to run the same pace so it was probably good for me to slow down and maybe it will make me faster tomorrow.

I have been neglecting my weights while L is out of town, so last night and tonight I did 3 sets of 12 of: squats, deadlifts, reverse crunches, crunches, bicycles, side steps with the band, hip bridges and chest presses.


After a quick stop to get the veggies I need for tomorrow’s dishes, I have spent a lot of the day knitting.

It has taken me three tries, but I have finally been successful at the daddy-son hat that I am testing for Zanete Knits. I am doing this out of the same blue Ancient Arts yarn I made the Not a Boring Sweater from and it will be for me, if it fits. My gauge swatch stretched a lot, but it still looks small to me.


I am reading two books right now. I have been listening to a podcast called Not Your Mom’s Romance Bookclub and they were talking about a Penny Reid series featuring knitting. I’ve never been a huge Penny Reid fan, but I’m giving her Knitting in the City series a try.

I’m alternating that book with my latest NetGalley read, Seduction on a Snowy Night. This is composed of three short stories and I am just finishing the first one. I have to admit I didn’t love the first story at the start, but it has gotten better.


After two bad days, I have had a good day today. This makes four days and I’d really like to be able to get myself a treat so I’m hoping for another good day tomorrow, regardless of eating a meal out!

Today I’ve had:

Oatmeal, cheese and tuna on cucumber slices, banana, hamburger patty with a slice of vegan cheese.

Well, I’m going back to my knitting and reading, though maybe while curled up in my bed🤣

I really need to go do something exciting for you guys- you must all be falling asleep reading this lately!

Have fun!


13 thoughts on “Just Quiet

  1. I need to find a good podcast to listen to, AJ. I think I stay so busy with audiobooks that I don’t look into podcasts much like I used to.
    Your posts are never boring.
    Are you having to take iron pills? Due to my own health issues I haven’t been able to keep up with reading posts the way I used to. Did I miss a post about you needing to take iron?

    1. Lol I was just thinking yesterday I should go back to audio books so I would be accomplishing something!
      Yes my iron is extremely low and doctor said to take iron pills but I don’t think they’re staying in me long enough to do any good. I’m behind on reading posts because I spend my life sleeping

      1. 😂😂 You’re so funny.

        The reason I asked about the iron is because I’m having an anemia problem as well, but mine does not appear to be iron deficiency related so that’s a real problem. I’m always exhausted!! I’ve never felt this fatigued in my life!! I have to go back to see my Hematologist this week. It’s a three month follow up. If my level is still dropping, I will need to have a bone marrow test. I’m really nervous about that. 😔
        Many women during childbearing years have low iron, that’s not unusual. But since mine has been steadily dropping for no apparent reason it could be a blood disorder. Nevertheless, reading can be difficult when you’re already struggling to stay awake. Audiobooks have been saving my reading life.
        I hope the iron pills are indeed helping you, AJ. And I hope you get your energy back soon too. 🤗

      2. That must be so frustrating and worrisome:( I hope you get answers soon!
        My iron is a bit of a mystery too as there is absolutely no reason for it:(

      3. It is a bit frustrating and worrisome, but I just try to take one day at a time and do what I can each day. Whatever will be will be. 🤷🏽‍♀️
        You too then, huh? Well, I’ll keep you in my thoughts. I hope you get some answers soon too. 🤗

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