Tag: Weekend

Working Hard on the Weekend

Hey Everyone!

When it comes to knitting and working on projects, I don’t stop just because it is the weekend. Sometimes I work even harder on my projects on the weekend. I am also working on not letting myself get distracted as much during the day, so that I am more productive and make better use of my time. That and I am not liking the whole going to bed past midnight, because I was not as productive as I could have been during the day, so I stay up later working on projects, thus sleeping later in the morning. It is a whole vicious cycle that I am trying to break.

The last couple of days I have been working all out on my sweater, just because I am trying to get it done, and so I have one less project just sitting around, taking up space. I am also tired of looking at these colors, and want to move on to something else. For the first week and a half after I bruised my tailbone, I was content with taking it easy and not doing much in the way of knitting. My tailbone is taking its time to heal, but I am tired of having the same projects sitting around, and seeming like I am not getting much of anywhere with them, I want and need fresh material for The Knitter’s Notes, not only just for having something to write about, but to also help me out, for exposure and getting new readers, and growing the blog and stuff. It is easier to come up with stuff to write about, because this blog is more focused on the day to day goings on, or what I have on my mind, so it is more about just blogging, writing and sharing my life and experiences with you all.

I also feel that the more projects for kids in need that I do get done, the more I am able to add to help bolster myself, and make my dream a reality, and give me more credibility for becoming a Charity Knitting Advocate. Have new and fresh content for the knitting blog is part of that, the more I get done, the more I have to write about, post pictures of, and the more I am able to put myself out there. What started as a hobby fourteen years ago, is now turning into what I want to do with my life as a career. Making your career goals happen takes time, perseverance, dedication, and if it were easy it wouldn’t be worth doing. I have spent a good 2.5+ year period throwing myself into knitting sweaters, and getting more and more done, and that was before I even knew that it was what I was wanting to work toward as a career. The career is not the final total of sweaters that I knit, but rather the process about what goes into it, the kids that are benefiting from it, and why people like myself choose to get involved. It is also a resource for those who want to get involved so they have aren’t struggling with how to go about it, or where to send their final projects. I want to help bring the resources that are out there, to knitters and crocheter’s who want to get involved but wouldn’t otherwise know how to go about it.

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Healing Mind and Soul

Hi Everyone!

This weekend was one of the best weekends I have had in months. I spent the entire day saturday exploring two forts (one of which was a replica of the original that was built in 1805 and used over the winter of 1805 – 1806) with my best friend.

Spending a day at the coast for the second time in a week was pretty epic. I enjoyed the first day I spent at the coast the previous weekend, but I prefer the part of the coast I spent time at on saturday better. I am not a fan of Seaside, but I didn’t spend much time there, and spent most of the day up around Astoria. Being outdoors exploring places I love, with a good friend is a good workout that doesn’t feel so much like a workout.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon and evening working on a hat for a child in India, as part of my 30 days 30 hats challenge.

Not long after I got up this morning I went for a walk and a beautiful spring morning, and it was a fantastic way to start my day. I feel pretty good now. Today, as forecasted is turning out to be a beautiful and warm spring day here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Today is  our first 70+ degree day here in the city.

I also did some troubleshooting with my new blog that is specifically about dealing with being Gluten Free and Dairy Free. I like being able to have all my blogs being connected to each other. I like the idea that you can get to my other blogs from each of the blogs if you are interested in reading more from me.

I finally am starting to feel less exhausted and burned out, a week after I left a stressful job. While I don’t have another job lined up or what the future holds, I am confident that God has a plan, and that I will find something. In the mean time I am taking time to do what I am passionate about and enjoy and writing about it on my blogs. Especially after this past saturday of being outdoors in an area that I love, did me good to help me gain back my energy and having something worth getting up for.

I had gone for another walk with my mom after she got home from work. While I have no problems with going on walks by myself, I get the fact that she likes having the company.  I can handle being inside a certain amount (ie when it is absolutely pouring rain, or during the heat of the day), but otherwise I get out as much as I can, and I love being outside.

Forging my own path

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After a hectic week, I am spending my saturday getting stuff done. I did some laundry last night, which I finally got folded today. I also ran some errands. My car was in need of gas, I have never liked the idea of getting too close to the E line, and being on the news because I ran out of gas on the I-5 bridge during rush hour traffic.  I also needed to pick up some more flours at Bob’s Red Mill so I could mix up some more gluten free flour mixes as I was getting low. While I was out I has stopped at Fred Meyer to pick up a few things, which included a new plant pot, some cactus and succulent potting soil and some miracle grow for cacti and succulents, so I could repot my little succulent which has been quickly out growing it’s little can. I am totally trying to give it more room to grow. 

I am finally able to relax just a little bit knowing that I got one of my college loans paid off, which is a huge deal for me, as I have not had such a great success with finding a long term job since I graduated from college almost four years ago. 

Beings that my aunt and uncle are coming into town this next week we have been preparing for their arrival. 

Of late I know I am really trying to stay away from using “I feel like….” in my vocabulary just because it is so overused at work (with having had 4+ women in a little studio). 

Over the past week I have also had to make a tough decision, and while I don’t know what the future holds, all I know is that I made the right decision for myself.  I know I will keep striving to be the best person I can be, and to stay positive. I keep coming back to what I love: The great outdoors, knitting to help kids in need, writing/blogging, adventures, and my friends (adventures with friends are even better!). I am going to keep doing what I am good at, and what I love.

Its Friday

Happy Friday!

Another week is over, and I am looking forward to having a couple days off. The past couple of weeks have been crazy with having two holiday’s (Christmas and New Years) breaking up two work weeks. My schedule has not been “normal” for a couple of weeks. I have work tomorrow, for a few hours, which will help out my paycheck.

I have been thinking, that now that I have been where I am for a couple months, I need to get back into the groove of going on more adventures on my days off. I miss being outside and going places.

 

First Day of Winter

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I am so glad it is the weekend. Even with being sick, this week has gone a lot better than some I have had lately.

I spent the day at home, trying to get over this cold, beings that they seem to like to hang around. I spent the day knitting, and working toward getting my sweater done. This evening I watched The Lone Ranger (2013) which came out over the summer. I am not usually one who likes Westerns, but I have to say that I enjoyed this film. I know there are a lot of negative reviews about it, and that it was a box office disaster. Despite all that, I enjoyed it. I had bought the soundtrack before seeing the film, since I am a fan of Hans Zimmer’s film scores, and loved the score, so I decided to take a chance and rented it on Itunes.

Who Has Time to Relax?

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The last few weeks I have been wanting a nice, relaxing weekend where I do absolutely nothing, and yeah, not happening until after the first of the year. With everything going on, and with 10 full days until Christmas, it is just really busy and on the go all the time right now. 

I went and ran a few errands earlier today, as I needed to pick up a few items and I wanted to run to the craft store. Yes, I am a yarn addict, and having a 20% off your entire purchase coupon doesn’t hurt either. 

Tonight I was back over helping bag cookies, and serve hot chocolate for the Christmas Festivities again. It seems easier this year for some reason, maybe because it is routine, or the fact that it isn’t my day job, or a bit of both.