Sunday, May 12, 2013

Trying to Catch Up :-D

I'm really behind  :-D   I just caught up the 365 Project, and thought I should write an actual post  :-D

I've been busy - as usual  :-)   My suitcase is still exploded on the guest room floor from last weekend, and I haven't done individual photos of the loot I came home with from Maryland Sheep and Wool.  The plants on the pre-show schedule for the National African violet convention are giving me fits, and it was in the low 40's again here on Friday.  Seriously cold and windy again.  Geez.

I went Friday to hear Jillian Michaels speak - best known as one of the trainers on the television show The Biggest Loser, I was interested to hear what she had to say.  She is refreshingly normal and personable, and fit (not skin and bones).  She also has a very balanced view about nutrition.  I appreciate that.  I saw a few contestants from the show there - and one, who was a size 4 at the finale of the season she won, is certainly not that small now.  As much as I confess to enjoying the show, it really worries me that nearly all the contestants have not had sustainable shrinkage. . .

Anyway - the speaking tour is called Maximize your Life.  She is worth hearing.

I finally got to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival last weekend.  It was great and I'm really glad I went, but I don't need to ever go again  :-D  One of the things that I always look for at a regional festival like this is unique yarn and fiber that I would not be able to get here at home in the Midwest.  I founds that a substantial majority of the unique stuff at this event was mohair or was blended with Mohair.  Mohair is just not my thing . . .  it's fuzzy.  And it itches.  Yeah  no, not for me.  I did pick up a few things (as you saw in the photo a few posts below, and I saw some friends and met new people!

Here I am with the KnitGirrls, Leslie (L) and Laura (R).  We haven't seen each other in far too long!

 
Leslie Me Lala
 
And yes, I had a haircut the week before . . . new person cut it . . . we decided to leave it a little longer . . . I'm going back in an hour to have it cut shorter.  Just completely unmanageable and really, my bedhead haircut is sort of my signature, but who wants their hair to look like Phil Spector's did at his trial? 
 
Life on the Ovo-Pescarian front is going well - I skipped the lamb last weekend (and it was a challenge!) and I'm still moving forward.  Sure would like to meet another dietitian, though - I'm really sorry the one I had left the practice.
 
Plugging away on a Hanami shawl - it's a gift, and since I finished all the works in progress that were lingering, I've been relatively monogamous with this one.  I did, however, swatch this morning for a Carol Sunday jacket called Ginko and Lotus Fitted Jacket that I've had waiting for about three years.  :-)
 
I'm hoping it's going to warm up again . . .

1 comment:

Auntea said...

I'm catching up too. Love the picture of you girls! The Sunday pattern is gorgeous!