Where in the world have I been?
Nope, sadly, I've not traveling to any exotic locations.
The last month has left me a bit flummoxed. I'm not quite sure why. Nothing big happened. Nothing is wrong. I just haven't been feeling myself, so I've been keeping to myself (I've even missed the last two Yarn Alongs - gasp!), and focusing a little more on reflecting inward (which is not such a bad thing during Lent).
I've been baking . . .
chocolate chip scones with the Moose, using star and flower cookie cutters, thanks to some inspiration from Baking Unadorned.
I've been reading, reflecting, and journaling about my faith . . .
Actually, my reading was a bit scattered until I discovered this beautiful journal in my local Catholic bookstore. I've been jotting some notes as I read and have found myself going much deeper into the content (despite having three books going at once).
I've been knitting (a little) . . .
I am teaching a friend to knit, and have been trying to come up with a simple scarf pattern for her that's more than boring garter stitch. This attempt was garter bands alternated with a drop stitch row. I've also been working on finishing up the Mystery Birthday Project.
I've been exercising again (woo hoo!) . . .
Last summer I completed a full three-month rotation of P90X Lean. I lost weight, felt great. It was win-win. Then I tweaked my shoulder, and then the Moose decided he wasn't so interested in sleeping anymore and I teetered off the wagon.
Well, the sleep is only marginally more consistent, but this warm weather we've been having and the looming necessity of shorts convinced me that I had to do something.
I'm sharing some clips of my current favorites, in case you happen to be in need of some inspiration.
Bob Harper's Yoga for the Warrior
Physique 57 - I created a playlist of some FREE fitness sequences they recorded recently for The Daily.
I also (finally) discovered . . .
(Does this one really need any explanation?)
Hopefully I'll be back to some regularly scheduled cooking/reading/knitting/Tot School programming soon!
P.S. Can I tell you how much I LOVED that show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego when I was a kid?! I can't be the only one!