The last week has been quite busy, and I have not found very much time to knit, let alone blog. I went geocaching with the nieces – which could easily become a new hobby if I was to buy a GPS unit – and also did some babysitting, some hiking, some movie watching, and quite a bit of reading. It was nice to unwind in this way, and it will take a little time to get back into the swing of things. I welcome the new year and all of its promise. I have some personal resolutions that I am hoping to employ over the next few months, many of them of a personal enrichment/spiritual manner. I also have some knitting related goals that I will be sharing over the next few days/weeks.
My family and friends know me well, as I received some lovely books over the holidays.
Travel, textiles, photography, yoga, nature, history, and food – yep, all things I love. I have read bits and pieces of several of these books, and I look forward to delving in more over the next few months.
I have also listened to some great audiobooks of late, including Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and am now starting A Walk in the Woods, by one of my favorite travel writers/humorists, Bill Bryson. I think audiobooks answer that childhood love of being read to… and I love the fact that I can knit while listening and learning.
Kris and I have also taken in two films, which is surprising considering we usually go to the theatre once in a blue moon! We saw I am Legend, which I was a little hesitant to see, being that I am not usually a fan of “jump-out-of-the-dark-and-make-you-scream” kind of films. There were a few little jolts, but overall, it was a pretty good movie. Yesterday, we went to see The Kite Runner. It was not as gripping and powerful as the book, but the true story was still there, and that was what I appreciated. The actors did a fine job, and the film is an important one to see in order to understand current events, despite being a fictional account.
And for today, New Year’s Day ~ Kris and I have been looking forward to the special hockey game today between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres – it is an old-style “pond hockey” game played outdoors at the NY stadium. It should be great. And tonight, we will be celebrating the new year with some friends for a traditional Japanese New Years celebration. I am hoping to fit some knitting into the day – perhaps during the hockey viewing.
Happy New Years Day to you, my friends!!