Pretty Productive

Nothing like a timeline to help you get things done!

I started the day with a run with Dennis. Sarah had asked us to switch the run to Sunday this week as she was away camping, but then she didn’t show up. I got a text an hour later saying she forgot to set her alarm. I know it shouldn’t bug me, but it does because when I say I’m going to be somewhere, I’ll be there! The bright side is that I got to do a ten kilometer run which was nice:)

I had time when I got to the park this morning to check the water and oil in my car and realized, getting oil was a priority so that’s the first thing I did after tea! I also stopped in on the way home at my brothers place as they had brought me back some peaches and wine.

I am leaving to visit family tomorrow so that got my butt in gear. I got my garbage and recycling taken out, my kitchen floor swept, the laundry put away, and my bags packed before I had a lovely nap.

Knitting wise I wanted to finish the sleeve of my Everyday Tee as that’s all I had left and didn’t want it lingering on needles while I was away. I did manage to get the sweater done and while it didn’t look great, it thankfully looks better on!

I think it will be a very handy sweater for work. This is the Everyday Tee pattern by Twin Stitches Designs. I did it in Fortuna by Classic Elite Yarns in the colourway Gypsy. This yarn was odd. It is marked DK, but it seems to have almost a thick/thin texture. It has taken me a lot of projects to finally find something it worked for. I am happy with how it looks and don’t even mind that I didn’t alternate skeins.

I have finished the night with some stretching for my hamstrings and plantar fasciitis as I felt both on my run this morning. It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube!

Well I’ve showered and I think I’m as ready as I can be for a very early wake up tomorrow.

Have fun!

AJ

Good Balance

I like days when there’s a balance of busy and quiet, productive and fun. Today was pretty good that way.

I didn’t set an alarm and figured if I was up, I’d run, but otherwise I’d just do my Sunday morning walk. Well of course, I was awake. It was nice and cool this morning and quite wet! Usually I see a ton of people but today in the rain, only four. I did my usual 3km and took it easy. It felt good:)

I then met up with two of my running buddies for a walk around a local lake. I had forgotten how fast these two walk so it ended up being a workout!

After a nice tea, I quick changed and met up with two close friends from high school for a coffee. We’ve been lucky enough to have two coffees this summer! I always love my time catching up with these two!

From there I was home for a nap and some knitting. I was working on a sock at coffee, but started on the everyday tee when I got home. I have had some Fortuna yarn by Classic Elite Yarns for several years and haven’t been able to find the right project, but this may just be it. I am almost done the yoke and then I’ll have to try it on. I’m a little worried because I’m using a dk yarn when the pattern calls for fingering😳

Around the house I have managed to do my laundry and clean my kitchen sink. That’s not much, but at least something.

This evening I got my rolling and yoga done. I definitely noticed yet again the lack of doing this yesterday!

Well that’s it for me today.

Have fun!

AJ