I have been concentrating on the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler. I am about half way through the first installment. It is fun as well as frustrating not knowing what is coming next.
Hit some consignment stores yesterday with a friend. It was first coffee together at a new place in town. We walked in only to discover the proprietors were friends from the old days when we used to ski together and have weekend get togethers at the beach. When shopping I grabbed these three cuties patudies at 90% off. Two were $.75 each and the other was $.90. How can you go wrong?
So what else is going on......like I wrote above, I have been doing my best to hit the treadmill EVERY day. Trying to increase that daily average number of steps on my Fitbit to a higher number every week. Not seeing any difference on the scale but my main goal is to be more fit. Weight loss is a side benefit (which I hope I will see. Argh! That constant struggle many of us deal with.) Trying to go to yoga twice a week. It is offered at work two days a week at lunch FREE of cost. I would be crazy NOT to go. But alas, sometimes work does get in the way. I mean, I just can't say to CEO, Excuse me, I need to leave you now to go to Yoga. All this 'activity' could be in part contributing to the real reason behind little stitching progress. Truth is, I no sooner seem to sit down at night than I have been dozing off with my needle, thread and hoop on my lap. I know this is a scene not totally unfamiliar to others.
Staff changes at work have been trying. You know when you can see the handwriting on the wall and the co-worker in jeopardy does not? In addition they fail to take your corrective action advice? It means I will be picking up the slack as well as training a new Admin yet again. It's all good.
Just finishing reading the The Boys in the Boat. It is the story of the 1936 Olympic Rowing Team. It would make a great movie. It was not a fast read but I found myself wondering what the 'boys' are up to now and was anxious to get back to it each evening. For me, that is the sign of a good book. I started reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, not too sure about reading letters. I checked the reviews on Good Reads and everyone raved about it so download I did. I also started 600 Hours of Edward. This is proving to make my treadmill time fly. Edward is someone with obsessive compulsive disorder and I guess I see a bit of myself in him!! I seem to read like I watch TV - flipping between two books like I flip the channel between shows.
Today on the east coast it is pouring buckets of rain and I am imagining this time next week I will be aboard the Regal Princess leaving Fort Lauderdale. I need to commit my mental list for packing to paper for this cruise with my two daughters. It is a first for each of them. They are starting to get excited and the emails are flying back and forth up and down the east coast between us. Flights are coordinated and will are meeting in the Fort Lauderdale Airport before we are off to the Hilton for one night. Then it is All Aboard! Sunday afternoon. More important, I am sure I will manage needle and thread time at the airport and have a little progress to report when I return.....hmm wonder if I should start a new travel piece......it's a thought.