Saturday, September 13, 2014

Five on Friday (on a Saturday)

I was so tired last night that I decided to go to bed instead of waiting the 3 hours it took for my computer to install updates and restart. Yes my computer is EXTREMELY slow. I am like the cobbler's children with no shoes - I am the IT guy's wife with a slow computer. Anyway, here are some highlights of the past week at Che Crazy Knitting Fool.

1) Last Saturday was lark's birthday party. My brother and SIL brought their 3 new puppies. We all fell in love with Liam - the little boy who is a dachshund and pekingese mix. Now my DH says Clark needs a dog - we shall see.

2) On Sunday my klutzy gene came through and I feel down the basement stairs. At least it was only 2 steps and I recovered pretty quickly.

3) Work has been stinking lately.  We have some new people and a new boss who is a major micro manager. I am trying to keep my chin up.

4) My knitting mojo is still lacking and it is beginning to get on my nerves.

5) I feel like I am behind on everything. TV shows, podcasts, blogs, reading, cleaning - everything. I am just tying to catch up one step at a time.

Until next time ....

Friday, September 05, 2014

Five on Friday

Five things from the last week at Chez Crazy Knitting Fool.

1) We had a nice Labor Day weekend. It was very relaxing and a good way to ease into starting kindergarten.

2) The first week of school was rough. Clark does not do well with change and is very leery of new situations.

3) Making a lunch and 3 snacks everyday is getting old already.

4) Football season has started and I am so happy! I am looking forward to participating in Boston Jen's Pigskin Party KAL.

5) As of today I am the mother of a 6 year old. It is hard to believe this little boy:

Used to be this little 6 month old baby.

Until next time ....

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Books Read: August 2014

So my momentum is starting to slip. I am a few days behind the schedule I need to reach to read the 52 in 52. Of course, since I am me, this is causing me some stress. I really need to get a life. Moving on - in August I managed to read:

1) Seeing a Large Cat: An Amelia Peabody Mystery by Elizabeth Peters - in the 9th installment of the serious our favorite archeologists are once again trying to solve a murder while excavating a tomb in the Egyptian desert.

2) The White Princess: The Cousins War book 5 by Philippa Gregory - the finally installment in this series concentrates on the life of Queen Elizabeth - the mother of Henry the VIII - as she tries to unite the Tudor and York houses.

3) The Litigators by John Grisham - David Zinc has a nervous breakdown one day going to work at his large Chicago law firm. He decided he needs a change and joins the firm of Finley & Figg - two partners who specialize in ambulance chasing.

4) The Last Boyfriend: Book 2 of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts - in this installment we meet the 2nd Montgomery brother - Owen - as he attempts to romance restaurant owner Avery McTavish. He was her first boyfriend and wants to be her last as well.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

My how time flies ...

 Celebratory chocolate chip pancakes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FO: Scrappy Cabbage Patch Cloth

I am way behind on posting this one. I finished this in the middle of July in another attempt to get my mojo back.

Pattern: Cabbage Patch knitted dishcloth
Needles: size 6 bamboo
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream in Swimming Pool and Hot Purple
Modifications: none
Comments: this is a nice pattern. It has interest but is easy to memorize. Until next time .... 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Waiting Edition

The topic for this week is 10 Things To Do In A Waiting Room

1) Knit
2) Read
3) Take a nap
4) Make up the life stories of the others in the room (this is my favorite)
5) Play on your phone or tablet
6) Listen to the radio or podcasts on your phone or tablet
7) If someone is with you talk to them
8) Work on your to do list

That’s all I can come up with. Until next time ….

Sunday, August 03, 2014

July Fitness Check In

July was the month I decided to reboot my fitness efforts for the year. I managed to do pretty well. Unfortunately the scale did not show it. I did maintain for the month which is better than a gain but still not ideal.

Fitness: the goal for the month was 690 fitness minutes and I managed to complete 695. I have been riding the stationary bike in the morning. Next month I want to add some spot training to start toning up a bit.

Food: this is my biggest struggle. I have started using My Fitness Pal to track my food. While I am not eating a ton of junk I am still eating to much.

As always this is a long journey but it all begins with one step at a time. I need to remember that when I want to give up. Until next time ....