Onward and inward . . .

So, as it turns out, not writing every day turns into not writing at all. This is not a good thing. I must write. 

These past few weeks of the new year — wait, it’s almost the end of the month! What?! — I have kept busy with work and in-laws visiting and knitting. I have decided to participate in the Geek-A-Long (GAL) challenge, with the goal of knitting a blanket block a week for a geeky knitted blanket for my boy and myself each, plus a mermaid tail blanket for Bridget because she didn’t want a block blanket. 

So far, so good! (Previous blog readers, you might recognize the caffeine block from earlier, in December.)  



 Mermaid, in progress:

On top of that,  I’ve been participating in Sipnpaints, getting back in touch with my inner artiste:    

In the middle of that, there has also been caring for our Skittles, whose senior belly could not handle her puppy-like appetite for discarded chicken bones. She seems to have recovered nicely, thanks to the prescriptions and bland food ordered by our friendly vet . . . 

Finally, I started working with a personal trainer for the first time this evening. I have splurged on a gym membership with an 18 session package of personal training (January sales!). Probably shouldn’t have spent the money (and I’m not done paying!), but in less than two years, I’m going to be 40. Sporadic activity like skating (my lessons have ended, so I have to start remembering public skating opportunities) and skiing (late this year due to the poor winter) isn’t enough to get me to the state of fitness I want. I want to be like Kate Beckett on Castle, like Emma Swan or Regina Mills on OUAT — I want to be fit enough to hold my body weight if I have to. You never know. What if I find myself dangling from a helicopter? Fitness doesn’t hurt the cosplay, either!

Hmmm . . . all of this crafting and creativity and new focus on exercise maaaay just be part of a genius diabolical plan to procrastinate on writing projects and house cleaning. I did do a fantastic job on the bathroom when the in-laws came up, though!

So my personal fitness goals include increasing my upper body strength, improving my cardio, and maybe getting down to 190 so I can fit some of my clothes again. But mainly I want to feel physically awesome. Less lumpy.

And then the writing: I have yet to focus time on the next project. I know perfectly well why. Time to stop hiding from it and start again, even if knitting and painting are easier.

How has your January been?

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