Thank you Kathleen!
for the advice…and the love.
I’ve been dealing with so many things at home. My hubby had gallbladder surgery recently, so that took a lot of my time. I was a good nurse to him, if I must say myself. He is much better now, and able to go back to work again. Now, I just need to get him (and myself) up off the sofa, so we can lose some weight. We are each about 100 pounds overweight right now. :help:
I like to go for walks, but he hates them. :roll: And it’s a drag walking by myself. My mom wants to walk with me, but I have to drive to her house to do it. I guess that’s my only option right now though, so I’ll schedule it a few days a week. Maybe it will encourage my hubby to join me when he sees me getting smaller. Crossed Fingers
We have a gym membership, but we never go. So silly for us to be paying for it and not going. I REALLY need to get my butt over there. It’s just not convenient to our house…about 15-20 minutes to drive there. Then I have to walk a [U]long[/U] way to get to the exercise room. I don’t know why they put the exercise room so far back in the building. By the time I get there, I’m already worn out! :teehee:
I usually choose to swim there instead of exercising, because the machines are so boring to me. At least with swimming, it feels like I’m having fun, you know? I’m such a kid. :doh:
I’m still knitting and blogging for Bernat yarn. SO cool getting to choose my own projects and get the yarn for free to make them! :woohoo: So far, I’ve made these things for the Bernat Blog.
A hooded cape
A star afghan for my step-son
A cabled hat for my sister-in-law
An alpaca leaf-patterned pullover
A preemie baby outfit for charity
A cotton bathroom set
And a cabled cardigan
Right now, for upcoming Bernat Blogs, I’m working on a Baby Bear Hat, and a Lacy Cardigan. And will soon be knitting some dolls as well.
In addition to the Bernat Blog, I’m also knitting some other projects. Recently, I made a baby blanket and hat for a client, using lime and chocolate yarns.
And I’ve been asked to make another Christmas stocking for the same client I made some for last year. She needs one more for her family. (Here she is with her original stocking, and the three stockings I made to match.)
And I want to knit some things for a couple yarn shops over the summer. I’m meeting with the owner of Yarnhouse this week to get some things going. And I’m going to talk to the owner of Cottage Yarn soon. It’s fun to knit things for display at the shops.
My piano students have been consistent this year. We had a good recital last month. About half of my students came, and they all did a great job.
Over the summer, a lot of my students go out of town, or just take a break from lessons. So, I’ve offered to teach them craft classes until school starts. A few of them have said that they are interested. I’m planning on teaching knitting, crochet, and embroidery. I’ll probably charge about $10 per person, plus materials. Each class will take about an hour. I think it will be fun! Maybe some of the adults will sign up too.
In other news, my oldest son just graduated from college! :cheering: He got a degree in Chemistry. He’s a smart one. Right now, he’s working as a computer programmer. He’s not sure what he wants to do next. Time will tell.
So, like I said, I’ve been busy. I’m getting sleepy just reading everything. Time for a nap.