|Thursday’s walk…the baby geese are growing up fast!|
…I woke up Sunday with a very sore right arm; the few rows I attempted made it worse. I gave it a few hours rest and some ice and tried again that afternoon. nope. I haven’t knitted since then. Five whole days ago. I am happy to report that my arm feels a lot better – and I’m going to try a little (really, just a “little”!) knitting this weekend just to see how it goes. I have an appointment with an elbow specialist on Wednesday. I wonder if I’ll be the first knitter she’s seen? my guess is no.
In any event, it’s been a weird week. No knitting. No Charlie (although Katie has been very good about sharing photos and we’ve even facetimed a few times). No long walks with Holly (of course she can’t walk the whole way so I’d carry her…in my right arm). No TV (I just can’t do it without the knitting!).
Instead, I’ve been
running and walking. My friend Lauren is back and we did our regular four miles at the park Monday and Thursday. I ran the other days. I’m really enjoying my solo runs – I even put a little music on my phone to keep me company this morning.
|last night’s bookclub|
catching up. correspondence, blogs, housekeeping, to-do lists, plans…things that require all of my brain and two hands to execute. geez, even the laundry hamper is empty (right this very second, anyway – that will change as soon as Marc gets home!) … and no, the ironing is still not done – that seemed to require too much “right arm” 😉
re-thinking my summer knitting plans. If I’m going to be knitting less over the next few months (yikes, I hope that’s all it takes) I want to be sure I’m knitting the right things. For sure I want to knit Kirsten’s Mystery Shawl (in Shibui Twig. the ash colorway). and I need to knit the baby girl sweater for our pastor’s new daughter. I’d love to finish Same Same and the Fine Bias Scarf so I could wear them. My sister started Twinleaf this week and I’m going to knit-along with her. And then – surprisingly – I want to finish the crocheted afghan.
|this morning’s run…it smelled wonderful|
paying more attention. being truly present. definitely an intention, so I’m (trying to be) grateful for the opportunity to make it happen. (yeah, you know I typed and re-typed this last sentence. the first iterations were nowhere near that…nice!)
Five days is nothing really…and all the things I’ve done more of this week I’d like to keep doing. But I hope to be back to knitting…just a little…soon!
Wishing you the very best of weekends…and much happy knitting!