Monday, October 17, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Mmm, a great night sleep is hard to beat.
I'm sitting in my backyard with a cup of coffee though it's still dark with many clouds in the sky. I can hear the cars of the freeway which means traffic is moving. It feels warmer than yesterday though clouds usually keep more warmth in.
I did more of my energy for life class yesterday which covered some topics like what are the stories in you life that aren't leading you along the right path? What stories do you tell yourself are true when really they're based on the past and no longer apply? I also learned about two other topics, using stress to grow and multitasking.
I don't multitask often as I already know about myself I'm less productive when tackling multiple things. The other perspective is how effective I can be when giving one task my full attention. That makes so much sense, yet is hard to keep that at the forefront of my mind when there are other distractions and pressures.
As for using stress to grow, as in pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, then giving myself time to recover from that stress, it all makes sense, it's just hard to figure out specific ways to apply to my life. One thing that seems apparent is to plan my day out, determine work tasks and home tasks early on, then I don't waste my time. I'll also feel more accomplished, focused, and happier.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Today I attended the kickoff for a course called energy for life. It's all about energy management which apparently has been around for some time. Everyone wishes they had more time yet...it's finite...only 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, and so on. Energy is a bit more tricky though it's safe to bet there is plenty of it and can be restored in many ways, i.e. a good night's rest. I don't have problems with sleep though I'm sure I could handle my energy better resulting in a happier me. This is the beginning though, I've got to keep motivation up.
That's all for today, we took out some portals which definitely helped my mood, yay. Yummy leftover soup for dinner and now some cool dreams. Talk soon
Monday, June 3, 2013
Several weeks ago I got a package from my aunt who is an avid knitter. We had chatted over email about knitting and I was excited to tell her about the sweater I was making. She was really excited about me getting into knitting and told me about some purple alpaca yarn she wanted to send me to make a scarf or mittens. I was really excited about that not only because it's great yarn but purple is my favorite color of all time. I gladly accepted her gift and thanked her (multiple times). The extra awesome surprise was she decided to send along a couple knitting books with her package. One is a stitch dictionary (woohoo!) which is great for getting ideas and switching up your plain garter or stockinette stitch into something a little snazzier. The other book is on Gansey's (also Guernsey's) which I started reading but I haven't started any projects on that yet.
So I'm very excited to have received these books and yarn, they will teach me new things and I'll definitely create something amazing out of the purple yarn. Since it's alpaca, I've actually set it aside for now because we've reached the summer months and it's just a little warm to be thinking about winter clothing. Instead, I've started my first lace project which is turning out nicely so far.
|Pattern Page (Ravelry)|
I can't wait until I'm done with this since it is nice for summer weather. I also have pretty fair skin so I'm hoping it will help with not getting so sunburned every time I go outside.
Better get back to it.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This morning I've been organizing/exploring what Google has to offer. First it was organizing my Drive files because there were so many random and unnamed ones it was driving me crazy. Next I discovered that there is a Google Scripts app for google drive. I haven't done much with it yet but it may come in handy. After that I went to check out the communities I'm a part of on Google+. I'm part of three right now and searching for others that spark my interest. I'm trying to be more interactive online only because it is a great way to share knowledge.
As for my blog, hopefully I can write more often even if it's just to update on the projects I'm doing.
Off to tackle another day!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Here's some of the most recent stuff I've knitted:
|For my sis|
|warm socks for my mom|
The socks are my second pair and although I love them, they take forever to make. So for now I'm working on smaller things that don't take so long and I get a little more instant gratification.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
That's all I've got for now, my brain's moving too fast and I've got to get my day started!