how to knit.
i’ve never been a pro or even much past beginner, but i ran into a friend from my knitting group last weekend and promised to get back to the weekly gatherings. the next meeting would have been tonight but the hostess has been under the weather. i was just planning to go hang out as any project i might have going on needles was started so long ago who knows what the pattern even was. so this evening in lieu of the meeting i decided to start a new very very simple garter stitch dishcloth. yea… simple. so i turned to my trusty friend, youtube tutorials. found a wonderful lady who does a slow, repetitive cast on and knit stitch video and refreshed my memory. so short story long. i’ve now got a project going and maybe I can actually finish it. i have one of my fancy new better habits set up to knit a bit every evening after the other habits are done.
p.s. still rocking the better habits plan and mostly rocking the eating better plan. day 18, bitches.
So here we are more than 2 weeks into the month and other than a few days this week when a fibro flare had me down for the count, my better habits plan is on track. My better eating plan dropped a few more notches than the habits as weekends and the desire to shop and cook don’t mix for me 🙂 bit we did hit the grocery store this evening and grab some things to fix for dinners to avoid the Uber eats monster for a few more days.
better eating. the weekend had a few rough spots as did monday, we didn’t make perfect dinner choices but we discussed the pros and cons and made a decision. today had us right back on track with a home-cooked meal.
better habits. i am doing great on the habits front day 9 still completing and tracking the habits i want to make part of my routine.
still making 2018 my bitch
still making better meal choices. We had dinner out friday night, but once in a 5 day period is honestly unheard of for us. we rarely cook even one meal at home during the week.
spent the afternoon today with the kid, we cleaned and decluttered the desk and shelf unit in my old office room and then i helped her sort through a bunch of boxes she had stored here in her old room. we made great progress! what a feeling of accomplishment!
there were some tears as we stumbled across things that would evoke a sudden memory of some we have lost (a rock of all things was my kryptonite today), but that was tempered by finding silly forgotten things like this…
and these fangs! and bow tie!
and i still can’t find my pecan…
so i decided this year to make no resolutions, i am going to make *changes*
build better habits, eat better food, in general just be better in many ways
i guess you could say that better is my word for 2018
so it is day 4, i have done all the things i have in mind for right now for 4 days in a row. i am going to sporadically update on my successes and failures as we go. but for now. success!!