Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Leftover Scarf

Howdy! It is Wednesday and I have actually something in progress to share. That is amazing in itself. I decided to use up my fingering weight yarn that is knocking around, the bits that were left after the project was finished, and blend them together in to a scarf. Here is how it is looking do far:




So far I have used 4 colour-ways and have 2 more to add on when the one I am currently using is exhausted. Next after this is a pair of socks for myself, which I well overdue I think.

I am still working on my redecoration of my room project and have some things left to gift and donate. I am giving myself some more time on this one but not too much. I want the space freed up so that I can decided exactly what I want my bedroom to have in it.

I am happy so far with all that I have managed to accomplish, and I am looking forward with excitement.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Longest Day of 2014

It seems like it was just January and I was embarking on the final stage of my training. Now it is almost July and the year is entering into its later stages. Indeed, today is the Summer Solstice and change is in the air.

I had dubbed 2014 as my year to get ahead financially; instead it became the year that I took a step back.

First I decided to re-pay a debt in lump sum that I had been planning to repay in increments. I took this decision because I wanted the milestone from around my neck. I wanted to be free of that particular situation and I do not regret my decision.

Then it was the year of the great Medical Expenses, as I wrote myself a to-do list and have been knocking things off of it one by one. I am at the stage where there are still some more things to go and I am feeling the fatigue of spending such high volumes.

I do believe that Health is important but I am not 100% happy with the service I received. My plan to change some of my health care providers so I feel more confident about where my dollars are going.

I have taken better care of myself this year than ever before. I have been exercising, eating healthy and trying to take care of my spirit. I haven't given up even when I don't always stick to my plan and this I think is more important than anything. I am learning that it is good to look past the day to day and reconnect with myself. I am learning the positive benefits of affirmations, yoga and solitude.

My decluttering is going very well. I am in the final stages where things need to be donated and rehomed. After this I will tackle my yarn next. The thought is daunting but I know little by little I will pare my stash down to something manageable.

I had to cut back my peppermint because of an attack of white flies. It is regrowing but it is still a struggle. While I was sad to do that, I am taking it as a metaphor for the entire year. Though I may be taking a step back, I will regrow stronger and sturdier.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Gratitude Day : 003



Today:

I’m feeling: Calm and lazy

I’m listening to: the quiet of the evening

I’m thinking: of the week ahead and what I want to accomplish

I’m reading: forums and blogs of interest

I’m looking forward to: rest and relaxation

I’m learning: to take things one step at a time

I’m enjoying: ice cream and cool water

I’m creating: woollen masterpieces

I’m grateful for: my friends and my community

Around the house are: unfinished projects and spaces to be fully revamped

In my kitchen: flying fish waiting to be fried

I’m planning later in the coming week to: do yoga, have a life coaching session, meet with clients and get some much needed shopping done

My quote/verse for the upcoming week is: you are successful if you like who you are, like what you do and like how you do it. - Maya Angelou

I’m wishing you: peace and good eats in the week ahead