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Monday, March 21, 2022

Back Home, Catching Up, Yarn, Audio Books, and Exercise

 

The blue afghan grows, inching closer to a 2nd white section.  I've worked on this a few more days.  It's very light weight and as it grows; I like it more and more.  Left the blue blanket at home so only worked on it the last few days before I left town.
The colorful corner to corner blanket has grown 4 more colors...from blue to orange, to green, and currently light gray.  It measures almost 40 inches a side, and in the green section I've started the decrease; so less than half the blanket left to finished.  I worked on this while we were out of town; but still a bit too large to work on it while on the plane.
So this Buckeye Asymmetric Scarf was what I worked on while traveling to and from Hilton Head n the plane.  Smaller items are best for plane travel.  It's growing nicely and might be done fairly soon.  It now measurers 49 inches long and is 10 inches wide as it's widest point.

I started listening to this book, but ended up returning it early...2 fold.  I had several books on my shelf at the time and wasn't going to be able to get them all finished in time and this one called out to me the least...however, I may check it out a 2nd time.  This novel is a recollection of The War in Burma.  It's not a part of the war I know much about.


This was one of the other books I had on my shelf at the same time, and I really enjoyed Kelly Rimmer's other book, The Things We Can Not Say, so went with this one.  A story inspired by a real-life heroine who saved thousands of Jewish Children.  Elzbieta is drawn into what happens in the Jewish Ghetto's by her neighbor Sara.  Let me know if you've read this.


Exercising....mixed bag.  In January I planked 13 times, only 5 during Feb

I did Yoga 3 times in January and only once in Feb.

I went for a walk 5 times in January and did better in Feb 8 times.

Went for a bike ride 6 times in January and 5 times in February.   

February is a shorter month, plus 2 days were travel days, but still...you can see a downfall from January.  January I walked 119.9 miles and 115.95 in February...so that difference isn't too bad.  Gotta see if I can finish a bit stronger in March.





35 comments:

  1. Wow, you've got a few knitting projects on the go! I usually have a sock project going, but this year I've dropped the ball in this department. I've knit small things like mitts and hats for the grandkids, and I did finish a child size sweater a couple of months ago. I love that watercolor painting..beautiful! Interesting how you've kept track of your activities. I think if I did that, I'd find a downward trend, as well. I am currently in a monthly walking challenge, but haven't really walked any distance for a week, so I have some catching up to do!

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I've yet to make socks, keep saying someday. Love to hear about your monthly walking challenge. Good luck on your quest.

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  2. I just lost a comment half way through so I'll try again. Your colourful blanket is lovely and the scarf too. You have been very active through January and February. It's good to keep a record:)

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    1. I thought by keeping a record it would help spur me onto doing more. We'll see how March ends up. Nice to hear from you Rosie.

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  3. The Warsaw Orphan looks like a book I'd enjoy. This week I tried reading Crossing the Borders of Time a true story of war, exile, and love by Leslie Maitland. I tried but just couldn't get interested in it and the idea of slogging through 500 pages defeated me and I gave up.
    Your knitting is coming along. I don't knit but have great admiration for the projects others make.

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    1. Sorry you didn't enjoy Crossing the Borders of Time, I really did. I love the true stories that have come out of such an ugly time. There was much suffering, but also warm and tenderness and some people were so brave.

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  4. Love your work - and your commitment to exercise. I have been doing a bit better of late - but need to do a whole lot more.

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    1. We just need to take one day at a time. So nice to hear from you. Welcome back.

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  5. Hi Sandy pouring rain here in NC too. I had to be out driving during some of it I think it was raining cats and dogs those drops were so large
    Hugs cecilia

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    1. Guess we shouldn't complain about the rain given what happened in New Orleans, but I need to get some steps in. Might have to give up and go to the gym to use the treadmill if I can't get out and walk tomorrow.

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  6. I see you like to have a few knitting projects going on at the same time too. :)
    They are all pretty but I like the blue with white best.

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    1. Yep...multiple projects. I only know a few people who work on one project at a time. Thanks for the visit. I think the blue and white is more traditional for a baby blanket; but keep changing my mind which one I like best, lol.

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  7. the book looks interesting I will check it out - love your corner blanket. I have tried to respond to your comments to my blog but your email address doesn't seem to be working - I have tried several times but my replies keep getting sent back to me.

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    1. I have to use a fake email on wordpress blogs because it keeps wanting me to sign in even though it's been 10 years since I've had an account. So frustrating.

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  8. Your knitting projects are coming along well. I find exercising during the winter months much harder than during the summer months so I'm hoping to do better from here on in.

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    1. Totally with you Jo on it being easier to exercise in the warmer months. Winter is just hard.

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  9. Welcome back home. Good luck with the projects and exercise goals.

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    1. Thanks, the weather isn't cooperating with some of my exercise goals. Argh

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  10. Your afghan is a beauty and coming along just nice.
    Walking is one of my favorite things to do. Hope you get back to it, sometimes I need a break and it's always hard to resume walking. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a wonderful day and coming weekend.

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    1. Thanks Bill for the visit and kind words, and encouragement. It's hard to get back in the routine when the weather doesn't cooperate, but I'm trying. Will get you added to my blog list.

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  11. Lovely knitting. I hope to lose a few pounds in spring with more exercise, like weeding!

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    1. I'm with you on hoping to loose some weight with more activity (some of it yard work), as the weather get's better. Good luck to you. Will get you added to my blog list.

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  12. You have been busy, but the results are quite wonderful. And thanks for the book recommendations.

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    1. Most welcomed David. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Love the Ukraine art.
    And the orphan book, I've been tempted to pick this one up and read it, but haven't yet. It's a subject I am interested in.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Anni, do read the book and let me know what you think. I too love the Ukraine art. Each day I hope for better news for those lovely people.

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  14. I have not read The Warsaw Orphan but I do love WW2 books. I'll be sharing my March reads on Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Hope you add it to your list of WWII books Wendy. Thanks for the visit. Will get you added to my blog list.

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  15. I admire those who knit or crochet. I did knit years ago but haven't picked up any needles in a long time. Never got the hang of crochet. Maybe one day. I'm not sure I could listen to an audio book. I think I would fall asleep. It would be so relaxing. I haven't read the Warsaw Orphan; I think I have it on hold at our library. I did read "The Things We Cannot Say" and enjoyed it. Good for you for keeping track of your miles walked. I walk on the treadmill just shy of 2 miles 5 days a week. I'll have to add that up some time :)

    betty

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    1. Good for you for the walking, every little bit helps, physically and mentally. If you liked The Things we Cannot Say, you will enjoy The Warsaw Orphan. Hopefully you'll get it soon from you library. Thanks for the visit, Betty; will add you to my blog list.

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  16. All your knitting projects are growing by leaps and bounds. I love the blue shades in the afghan.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, getting there a bit here, a bit there.

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  17. Hi,
    I have not read any of Kelly Rimmer's books. I will, both The Warsaw Orphan and The Things We Can Not Say sound good.

    We are COLD here this week, March is going out like a LION!

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  18. Hi Sandy,

    Here is my test comment on your PopUp Comments. I am pretty sure it will take because it works on other blogs I follow. But if in the end you don’t like this - please don’t make you blogging life more complicated for just one reader. I can always send a comment through the comment widget you posted. Thanks.

    Elaine
    Retired Knitter
    Mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks Elaine, will play through a while and see how it goes. Thanks for testing for me. Much appreciated.

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