Another week, another blog update, another day to celebrate life with loved ones. And the best part of this past week.....................Fall. I so love that season. Here in the Arizona Desert, fall normally doesn't truly hit for about another 2-4 weeks. We are still living with the Air Conditioning on, but...........the nights are cooling off where we can sit out back and enjoy the fresh evening air. Our days are still in the 90's but hopefully, the 100's have gone for the next 6 months.
I made progress this week. Last week I was concerned about the size of the Azel I was making. I continued working on it all day Sunday and finally decided it was too big for the person getting it. Rip it, rip it, rip it..................................I cast it back on to the next smaller size and am much happier with it.
I am almost done with the first skein of yarn and have 2 more to do before I switch to the back portion. I have enjoyed learning the way this designer does button holes. I have already completed 2 sets of them and have 5 more sets to go. I haven't worked on it much since Monday. I decided I wanted to work on this:
I was so close to doing the heel on the pedicure sock, I just HAD to put everything else aside and do it. I am so in love with this heel. Never a hole and so darn easy to do. Luckily for me, most of the people I make socks for have the same size foot as I do so I don't have to do more than one cardboard cut out for about 4 of us.
This has been my main project this past week. With all the craziness I needed a mindless knit and this fits the bill.
Hubby's socks are back in time out until after all the Christmas knitting is done.
Ok, if you don't care about my personal life, you can scroll down to the comment section, leave me a comment and go about your day.
As I told you in my last post, I joined WW a week ago. I am doing well on it and am pleased with the fact, I have not really had to change the way we eat all that much. Portion control is the big thing and I am being very careful to measure and track as accurately as I can. We even went out to dinner last night and I was able to track what was in my wrap.
I think my favorite line from WW is: If it goes in your smacker, it goes in your tracker. Love it.
I was faithful about going to the gym until I injured my hip Friday night at a concert. There was a deep step (almost 2 feet) that I didn't see and went to step and landed on my foot but jammed my leg into my hip. (I hope that makes sense). We had to go through that step twice in the evening and even with me knowing it was there the 2nd time, I did the same thing. There was nothing to hold onto going down that step and I am not exactly a spring chicken anymore. My RA has robbed me of quite a bit of muscle tone. That is the reason of me hitting the gym again. I want it back! Anyway..............I am hoping to get back there Monday morning. Even if I can not walk my normal 30 minutes, I can work out on the machines to increase my muscle strength and tone. I feel so much better now that I am moving first thing in the morning.
I also told you that Brother and I had looked at some group homes for my mom to move to. It would bring her much closer to my home. We gave her all the info and she made her decision. She has decided to stay where she is. This actually is not a bad idea. Her primary Doctor owns that facility and that is a big comfort to us. He is an excellent Doctor too. She has managed to obtain other specialty Doctors she needs on that side of town too. I figure, if she is happy and comfortable there, than that is where she should stay.
We had our local Grand Daughter for the weekend. She has gone home now and boy, is my house quiet, other than the football games going on the TV. We had so much fun with her. It is getting to the point in her life where she would rather be with her friends then with the moldy oldy grandparents. So we cherish each sleepover we have with her.
This coming week looks pretty quiet according to my appointment calendar. Other than my normal routine, Wednesday is my busiest with appointments for me and my puppies that day. Friday, hubby and I are going to our good friends house for the evening to socialize and chit chat. This is my good friend with the cancer. Right now, she is done with radiation and the brain tumor has not grown, nor has it shrunk. So they are waiting for a couple of months and then will revisit what to do next.
Ok, I think that is about all I have for today. I have made my menu for the week, done a load of laundry, written out my grocery list, updated my blog and now I am going to head to the grocery store. After that it will be time to sit and work on projects until it is time to cook dinner.
Until next time....................................Happy Crafting!