Sunday, January 15, 2012

40 for 40: week 2

Quietly chugging along. I love that my 40 for 40 list contains items that are not quick to be crossed off; it means I really will be at it all year. And that was certainly the point. But I do love crossing things off a list; it just feels so good! Some things did get crossed off this week, while other items progressed more slowly. Here's where it stands:

Yoga classes taken: 1
Scrapbook pages uploaded: 21

Pintrest ideas:

  1. Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins - awesome
  2. Eveie Peasy Legwarmers - so cute and perfect for Jack
  3. Free Fonts - downloaded and ready for scrapping
  4. Knitterella gift tags purchased and ready for gifting
  5. Sutter's Mill Throw - in progress 
  6. Vintage Circus Party Printables - being printed and used for Jack's 1st birthday
  7. Pots and Pans Storage - purchased and awaiting install
  8. New book downloaded and ready for reading

I am still researching retreats for ARK and me. We are thinking New Mexico.

Still no word from the contractor on the closet space...need to bid it out again.

We went to a FANTASTIC restaurant last night, Room Four, which I had never been to before. The seasonal menu is just perfect and the place is not pretentious. Thanks Mugeles, it was so worth the trip.

Monday, January 09, 2012

New Tradition?

I hope so. I got this wild, crazy, amazing idea to knit Jack a new sweater every year for his birthday. Let's face it, the kid is growing like a weed, and when your birthday is in February, a sweater can come in mighty handy. And I'd have an entire month after the Christmas knitting to pull something together. Plus, at least for now, knitting a sweater for a baby is, well, not that intimidating. Especially when you can do it with no seams. I know! I give you the Basic Seamless Raglan Pullover pattern by Leisure Arts. For this sweater I used a number of yarns that I'd been collecting because I just couldn't help myself. (For those who need to know, it's Plymouth Encore Worsted.) I'm very pleased with the result, and it only took me a week to whip it up. Not too shabby. At that rate, I can at least keep up the tradition for a couple more years, right?

Saturday, January 07, 2012

40 for 40: week 1

So I'm really geeked about my 40 for 40 list. I've already been working on several of my goals. I've completed 2 pintrest projects and have 3 more in the works. You can follow my 40 for 40 pintrest board here if you have any interest. I've gotten back into the scrapbooking I put down last fall; it looks like I have about a quarter of scrapbook ready to print. And we have a contractor getting us an estimate for the closet project. I'd say I'm off to a good start. It's gonna be a great year!