Right Now...

Right now: June

Knitting: Too many things. But I just finished Clue #1 for Kirsten's TTL Mystery Shawl 2016, and I continue to carry on with a few WIPs… none of which is doing very well at keeping me from wanting to cast on a colorful new (tiny little baby girl cardigan) project.


Sewing: There's some visible mending on deck: Sashiko. Rusty has a pair of jeans, I have secured supplies. My Alabama Chanin projects are still here, and I've a few other things in mind for machine sewing.

Reading/Pages: PAX(For Bingo: With an animal on the cover or in the title.) I'm reading this book on Bonny's 5-star recommendation, and am enjoying it so far! I bought this book and will likely lend it to my nephews when I'm finished, then they can give it back for Jün and Gin to read.

Reading/Audio: The Boston Girl. (For Bingo: That spans multiple generations.) Just finished that one! Hamilton: The Revolution is NOW PLAYING! (For Bingo: {About} A play.)

Watching: I can't remember the last time I turned on the TV… and that, friends, is saying something. I usually wind down with a little knitting and TV, but I've been dead-tired (in a good way) and while I've managed a few rows of knitting in recent weeks, most of it hasn't been while watching TV. That said, one of the things I've been watching lately is the Faculty Film Series at Match Factory; a series of films by current faculty at Black Mountain School, and it's been interesting! They are short films about graffiti and skateboarding, among other things; the final film, Sign Painters, will be screened on Wednesday and I am looking forward to it.

I just had notification that Peaky Blinders S3 is out, which is in my pocket for a rainy day.

Hoping/Anticipating/Dreading (rinse & repeat): First day back with my personal trainer since she had surgery early last month… and I completely blew off the entire month of May. It was supposed to be yesterday, but she was unable to make it, so we'll try again on Tuesday. Back.to.Square.One. Pray.For.Me.

Planning: A long weekend/short week with the kiddos up north after the 4th of July, and possibly a short trip with Rusty to a Canadian Isle in the late summer or early fall.

Celebrating: Weddings!! My friends' daughter is getting married on Friday, June 10th; my cousin Jody is getting married on Saturday, June 18th; and I'm helping my niece photograph a wedding on Saturday, June 25th.

Enjoying: Another long weekend; I'm currently enjoying Day 2 of a 4-Day-er! (This is to offset an extra-long week on the other side.)

Eating: Better. Getting back on track, needing to lose the extra pounds that have once again accumulated, and feeling slightly more motivated to do so. What in the heck is it with MOTIVATION?

Drinking: Shrub. I'm going to make another rhubarb today, probably with a different type of vinegar, and thinking about all the other possibilities!

Organizing: I'm actually making a little progress on getting my workroom in shape.

10 thoughts on “Right now: June

  1. I’m about halfway through Pax and starting to dread what I fear will be an unhappy ending. But it’s so good and the illustrations are beautiful. Perfect to share with your nephews and grandchildren. *Feeling* for you on getting back to your workout…I had my first class (since last month?) today with my regular yoga teacher and I can barely move. Enjoy the rest of your weekend – I guess next week is gonna be really rough 🙂

  2. Good for you for getting back on the personal trainer wagon. I fell off and have zero motivation for it at the moment. That long weekend away sounds great!

  3. Many good things going on there Vicki! I hope that your workout goes well. The pain is worth the gain right? I have a workmate who’s been talking about Peaky Blinders…I think I’m going to have to investigate! Have a nice weekend.

  4. As usual, you have a busy summer in the works and it all sounds great (except that extra long week next week). I’m dying to know what you’re going to do in sashiko on the jeans! I love the whole idea!

  5. Long weekends are simply the best! I am also dying to know what you will do with those jeans! I am fascinated to see what they look like when you are finished! Motivation is tricky – but, once you give it a jump start, it likes to stay – at least that is how it is working for me. It was easy to let it burn out, but I have jump started it again!

  6. Can’t WAIT to see those jeans! And . . . it’s always hard to get back on the fitness “wagon.” Just remember — every day is a new day and you can always start fresh! (And YOU, my friend? You can do ANYTHING!) XO

  7. Tried your previously posted shrub recipe ! Thanks for posting ! Look forward to other versions 🙂

  8. Ugh. I see the trainer tomorrow and I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. They tell me I'll feel differently afterwards. Heh.

  9. I believe you will feel different after working out with your trainer. It’s tough the first week or two after a break, but you’ll be surprised that you bounce back faster than the amount of time it took to make progress when you first started working out. If that makes sense. Plus, now you know you can do it! May any aches be the kind that give you satisfaction in a job done.

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