Continuing On

And so we continue on!  I see some of the Monkeys are continuing to work on their Revolutions.  I can’t wait until retreat to catch up with them on how they are doing!  As for me, I’ve been doing pretty okay with mine.  I’ve managed to keep on with the elliptical for 3 whole weeks now.  I believe they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit so it looks like I really am making some serious progress there.  So much so that I think next week I’ll bump myself up from 15 minutes to 20 minutes.  Baby steps….baby steps….  I’m afraid if I go all in that I’ll doom myself to failure by trying to do too much too soon.

Have you ever done that?  Try to do too much too soon or all at once?  I’m fairly guilty of that even with my quilting.  As you can tell with the 3 projects I have looming…  However, I have not made much progress with the quilts…although I would like to say otherwise.  Maybe this weekend I can start to make some headway.  I have no excuses either.  Typically I like to wait until the smallest blonde is napping so I can work uninterrupted and not have to play “Where can I put the rotary cutter so he can’t reach it”.  These days I have to get fairly creative.  It is quite heart stopping to turn around and see your toddler holding your rotary cutter.  Thankfully he is still in the phase of handing things over when Mommy asks in a non-panicked voice.  I’m thinking that this is practice for when he gets older.  Lord help me…

Anyway, I have to say I’m with Hattie on quite a bit.  Ridding weight, ridding stuff, ridding guilt.  Those all sound really good to me and I’ll admit that the ridding of guilt is something that I hadn’t really thought about.  Blanche was on a similar track with her Power of Positive Thinking.  It’s funny isn’t it?  How alike  we all really are?  That we are all looking for progress in similar areas of our lives.  I’m sure we will all get there. One step at a time and while we might not all arrive at the same time, I’m certain that we will all get there eventually.

Without much quilt progress to report, I thought I would turn to my yarn work.  However, I don’t really have much progress to report their either.  Although, I have turned some projects over.  I finished a baby afghan for a new great-nephew and attempted to teach another niece and great-niece how to crochet.  I finished some amigurumi creatures and I believe that I need to do some more work on that before embarking on more.  I finished a crocheted basket for a Christmas gift and did manage to sew 2 Mickey Mouse pillowcases as well as complete a Mickey Mouse colored afghan for the Small Blonde’s school basket raffle.  I’m curious to see how that goes over this Saturday.  I’ll be sure to get a picture so I can post how it looks in the basket.  In case you are wondering what exactly that looks like….the top 1/3 is black and the bottom 2/3 is red with big yellow buttons.  Not buttons in the sense of what you find on your clothing, they are big yellow crocheted areas to represent the buttons on Mickey’s trousers.  So, I guess that is a fair amount of progress in the crochet area.  I’ll go with that.  It makes me feel more productive.  Of course I have a few crochet ufo’s….not nearly as many as quilting though.  We will see what this year brings.  Maybe I can get some of those taken care of, both the fabric and yarn projects.  We shall see when retreat time rolls around.

Here’s to hoping you continue to make progress on your Revolutions!

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One thought on “Continuing On

  1. Blanche says:

    Slow progress is better than no progress…sometimes life interferes and things don’t happen as we hope. But we have to pay attention to the important people and things in our life -other things can wait. As long as we make progress over time and don’t overburden ourselves.

    Happy thoughts!!!

    Blanche

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