It was so bright that it almost looked like the sun rising, but it was the wrong time of day! 'Twas the moon last evening, coming up in the eastern sky, dipping beneath some clouds, almost fooling me...
Yesterday dawned very gray and very wet -- ugh, very dreary. Thank goodness it didn't last all day long. We've had some warm days recently, and now a little water and a little sun and more warmth and *POP!* suddenly there's a bright green haze in the ravine as buds are swelling and bursting open. And all the grass turned green yesterday! It won't be long before my view to the east (shown) will be nothing but leaves.
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I finished the Fibonacci back yesterday and have a good start on one of the fronts. I considered washing and blocking the back, but think I'll wait for at least one of the fronts -- and that will likely be over the weekend. It's going pretty quickly, and we're going to have a quiet holiday weekend, so maybe I'll get both fronts finished! This is definitely stay-at-home knitting with all the color changes!
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For the record, I have no aspirations to be waif-like -- I may have succumbed to that notion for five minutes once, in my early 20s, but that's too damn much work and absolutely no fun. And, in the end, for what? I like cake and cookies and brownies too much; I like dessert; I like to indulge! I also like to be healthy, in a general sense -- eat well and good, get a little exercise -- but I'm not very diligent or vigilant about any of it. And I'd like to fit comfortably into some of the clothes I own. That's where WW comes in -- it's motivated and worked for me before, and in some other -- surprising -- ways. At Tuesday night's meeting, the topic was "triggers" and I was reminded about how much I relied on things I'd learned at WW to help me quit smoking last year (which led to the current weight gain and back 'round to WW -- 'tis a vicious cycle, no?) -- being aware of when I ate/smoked, why I ate/smoked, what triggers the urge to eat/smoke and what can be done to avoid them... All of the planning I did for the quit came rushing back, remembering how the worst time of day for me was right after work and so I changed the route I drove home -- and I still go home that way! Truthfully, during the meeting, all I could think of was how it related to smoking, not eating -- I've been wanting to smoke SO badly, people, you just don't know... Anyway, all I'm looking to do is eat a little better, exercise a little (because now there's like zip), and drop the 25-30 gained from the quit, which would put me well above that 1989 goal weight, but it's a place where I've been pretty comfortable in recent years.
Time for breakfast!