It’s a new week!
I learned this past week that not having any goals in place can make me pretty aimless. It’s not that I lack self-discipline completely; I just like having a purpose in mind to keep me from spending all my time reading blogs and watching Deadliest Catch. And now that I’ve completed my most recent long-term goal, I need a few more ideas to keep in mind, and since I don’t have any long-term ideas right now, I’m going to shift my focus to the shorter term. So here are my goals for this week:
1. Running: two four-mile runs, a three-mile run, and (I’m thinking) a nine-mile long run. I’m including specific shorter runs because this week I found myself cutting my four-miler back to three miles (twice!) because I didn’t need to run four miles. Of course I don’t need to, just like I also didn’t need to run three miles. But I don’t want to get into that mindset, so this way I can hold myself more accountable throughout the week. Tomorrow since it’s supposed to be about a hundred degrees outside and humid, and I don’t feel like setting the alarm for once, I’ll be running these four miles on the treadmill while listening to Lemony Snicket.
2. Finish Wesley’s hat.
As you can see it’s almost done! I haven’t made a bamboo baby hat in several months, and I’ve never used a pattern for these, so I’ve been improvising all the way through. I hope it fits him, but so far I’m pleased with it. (Even though my stripes don’t match up evenly. I learned, though, that this is normal. Whew.) My knitting mojo is on its way back! The clapotis comes next, and Leah has said that she wants me to make some stuffed knitted balls for the girls to play with. I haven’t attempted anything like that before and I’m not sure they’d turn out very well, but I might give it a shot. After all, I have so much extraneous yarn upstairs in my bedroom that’s just searching for a purpose in life.
But anyway: back on topic: this week, I’d like to finish Wesley’s hat.
3. Keep the kitchen reasonably clean. Heh. I need a house elf.
Lastly here are two more pictures. The first is Buddy photo-bombing Wesley’s hat, and the second is Steve teaching himself electronics. I’m so glad I married a man who does higher level math for fun. <3 I’m sure Steve is equally glad he married a woman who has to set a weekly goal to keep her kitchen clean.
Isn’t he handsome?
Tomorrow’s plans, aside from the treadmill four-miler, include sitting by the pool and hunting down some fireworks. I’ve heard of a few good locations to watch them that don’t involve wedging ourselves in with the crowds at the park, so we’re going to go check them out. I wish we could climb out onto the roof to watch like we used to do at our house growing up in Connecticut! (I have been missing Connecticut a lot lately for some reason. For no reason, probably; I just miss getting to see my hometown, you know, ever. Sometimes I just like to know it’s still there.)