Saturday, February 29, 2020

Knitting and Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been busy with work and getting wedding preparations done. I finally got my invitations to our wedding sent out on Monday this week. That was big on my to do list for quite awhile, so I am happy to have gotten that done. There are still quite a few things to do like get our marriage license and decide on the music at the reception and types of photos we want captured. Weddings are like a big life project and mine is coming due soon. I got to keep working on getting tasks done.  I have also been working away on knitting the shawl. I knitted some rows this week and really loving how it looks so far. I am using the casual lace knit shawl pattern by Purl Avenue. 

I am reading Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Schmittauer Landino. It is positive and motivating so far. The idea of the book is that working on things you want to do in the mornings will help you to accomplish more. I look forward to reading more of this book. I finished reading the Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod this week and I thought it was pretty good, but I enjoyed reading the Miracle Morning more and could apply his tips to my life.

That is all for today, I hope that you enjoy your weekend! and I will be back with another post this coming week. 

Joining along with Crafting On and Unraveled Wednesday 

See you soon,

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Life right now

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I haven't been posting much lately because I have been continuing to be busy with work and working more hours lately overtime. This past weekend was a long weekend for me. We had Family Day on Monday and it was so helpful and relaxing to have the day off to get things done at home. I had my sister over this weekend and we had some pancakes and treats for breakfast on the Sunday morning. I enjoyed making the pancakes, I haven't made pancakes in a long time and I used to make them more often on weekends for my family. I also grabbed some of the Timbits and treats from work on the Friday as there was so much left from our Valentine's day spread. I didn't really touch those much because I am still on a diet leading up to the wedding. It is so easy to get off track and I did this past weekend with more dinners out and treats, but now I feel like I am getting back on track.

My shawl is coming along slowly but surely. I am still working on the Casual Lace Knit Shawl by Purl Avenue. I have really been enjoying this pattern it is fun and also easy so I can get familiar with the pattern and watch YouTube videos and TV at the same time. 

My bamboo plant is thriving in my kitchen right now. It is the only plant I have that is doing so well. I like bamboo plants because it is easy to know when to water them when the water is down and they do well in low light which is good when you are in a basement apartment.

I am still reading The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod. Will be finishing it up soon. Listing to the audio book of The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney.  I love audio books for my car rides home from work. They help me to be more patient while driving because I am enjoying listening and learning and am not wasting time stuck in traffic.

 I visited my parents a couple weekends ago and on the Sunday morning, I walked in the family room to see both Moo and Roo snuggled up on the couch. They looked so adorable together. Moo, the black and white cat in the photo below is eyeing the door already to see if he can run out of the room. When I closed the door, he got up to get some pets. He doesn't ever stay put when I walk in and comes to greet me. Roo, on the other hand will only get up for my dad as he adores him and they have a special bond.

 The wedding is fast approaching and this weekend I got a lot more done. My sister and I had a planning session while she was over. She is so good at helping me to put tasks in my planner so I can keep on track with wedding plans. I ordered invitations on Monday and thank you cards for the Bridal shower. We also finalized the gift registry online.

How is life going for you? I like these overview type posts and will try to share more often about what I am up to. I will be more present on here going forward because I really love this community and the support and kindness shared.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Getting Things Done

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Is it just me or did January fly by so quickly? It feels like just yesterday it was Christmas and New Years, and now we are making our way into the year and are in February. I didn't post nearly the amount I wanted to in January. It was a busy month for me, I got trained on answering phone calls as part of my role and its been going way better than expected, but with it comes more responsibility and more time and less time to do the other tasks I still need to do. Its been busy learning to manage my time and get more adjusted to taking on more duties. Its been busy but it also excites me to be busy and have more expectations and I feel great when I can meet them.

This morning I will also be working on some wedding related planning, the wedding is 84 days away so it is getting real now. I still want to plan wedding favors, transportation, look at invitations and order them today to send next week, and more little things to plan. I am very excited for the wedding day and as it gets closer there are so many fun events planned leading up to it. I know once we have all the little details planned out and covered, I will feel so much more prepared and I am hoping to work on those details today and tomorrow before another busy week at work begins.

I have been continuing to knit the casual lace knit shawl. I haven't made all that much progress since my last post as I have been so tired after work and just being lazy.  I knitted a bit this morning again and it felt great to pick up the needles again after such a busy week working overtime and not finding as much "me time" as before.

I have also been continuing to read The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod and liking the book so far. I find it a bit repetitive to his last book The Miracle Morning in the sense that he speaks of his accident again for quite awhile. I am not downplaying it, I just wanted more from this book than it is giving me I think. I still find it a more inspiring and positive read that encourages you to work hard and believe in yourself so that is never a bad thing to read more books like that. I am excited to finish this one and to move on to some of the other great books I received from Christmas.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

I plan to post more often on the blog going forward and planning more time to write and knit and I think February will be a great month for getting things done and getting back on track!

Have a great day x

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