With the pending holiday weekend, I have to work ahead at my job and that means things are little more stressful than usual. I am combatting that situation with continuing to eat as healthfully as possible and reducing any additional stress. I have been a little lax with crochet project and have not completed handsewing the leaves to my scarf, but with the long holiday weekend, I think I can find some time to do it. With my crochet project, I managed to get the second decrease with the first piece. I have to make crochet four additional pieces and getting excited. This is my first crochet cardigan and would be nice to have a spring/summer sweater. I still have to start my niece’s graduation sweater and probably will finish it before starts the fall semester. She is attending a college in state, so I will still see her. I wanted to mentioned a website that I used to keep track of things from craft projects to recipes. It is called Springpad It which I read about in a Real Simple blog entry a few months ago. I have this knack for writing something down once, and remembering it for that point on and do it with telephone numbers. I rarely look at a telephone number after the first, particularly if it is a number that I am going to dial frequently.
Before the leaving the house today, I picked up a book that I have not read in a while and thought it was a good time to read it again. The book is “Wherever You Go, There You Are – Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I find this reading that goes along with my hobbies of crocheting, knitting and sewing because these activities are about being still and in the moment. You are paying attention in a world where multi-tasking seems to be an everyday norm. Mindfulness is not about forgetting, but fully aware of the what is going on around you and there are times when I need to do that. Sometimes, we can lose sight of everything that goes around us, but there is a time to reconnect and reengage before it passes us by.
On that note, I think it would a good moment to end this blog post for the day. Enjoy your day and remember wherever you go, there you are.