It’s been an odd winter here this year, endless grey dismal days. I really feel as if I did hibernate away till it was over. The pain in my thumb/hand is lessening, and I have reduced the amount of knitting I tackle each week. On the couple of sunny days we had this month I couldn’t wait to get in the garden, normally I am a reluctant gardener until I get outside.
The sunshine and warmth at the weekend in France has woken me up. All of a sudden I feel more alive, Spring has arrived.
So what about my 17 for 2017 goals?
17 swims- finally dragged my sorry a*** to the pool on Wednesday. Technically that is a March swim, but who cares? I am back in the pool.-Total 1
16 hour-long walks- we had another walk round Dalby and a new to us footpath. We walked to a bird hide and had a happy time looking over a lake and watching the wildfowl– a couple of moorhens. Well it is early in the year still. Total- 2
15 Pre owned books read-6 , but the pile by my bed is growing still as people keep lending me books, but at least I haven’t bought any, unless you count the three I bought on the Kindle. You don’t count those do you?
14lbs lost- I did at least get on the scales yesterday, so now I have begun.
13 cards made- 0
12 village photo posts-0
11 days out-2 now with the day in Carcassonne
10- try 10 new things- I ate wild boar for the first time. Cooked with chestnuts in a red wine sauce and it was GOOD
It was the meal at the anniversary party. The one bean vegetable made me giggle!
9 knitting and crochet projects – 6 with the crochet blanket
8 other crafts-0
7 Sewing projects-1. The one being the wall tidy I made but there is progress on two WIPS. The first is my patchwork quilt, which now looks like this.
And the Winter embroidery which I will show next time.
6 Non Fiction books read- the total is now 2, as I finished the book about John Steinbeck and Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson.
5 bits of family history research. I have a planned visit to the county records office next week, so progress may be made in March.
4 Jolly Good sort outs. 2. We have been through our clothes and two big bags went off to the charity shop. And I sorted the guest / craft bedroom, from this
Result! Stand by for the next one!
3 interesting finds-0
1 boat ride-0
0 craft purchases- 0. Although I did buy another ball of yarn to complete the crochet blanket, that doesn’t count because it isn’t a new project.
Not too shabby for someone who was hibernating!
How are your goals for 2017 going? Please leave a link below to your update posts if you like.