Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thought for Today

I was listening to the radio this morning on the way to work and they gave a though for today and I thought it was good enough to share:

How people treat you does not define who you are.

Then another thought came up by someone else:  Letting what people think of you influencing who you are or having the attitude that you don't care what people think of you.

My brain went into gear as it is want to do and I thought about how often we let how people treat us and what people think of us define our own self worth.  Then my thoughts went in the opposite direction and I started thinking about how what we think and how we treat others affects them as well.  To go even farther, whose opinion should matter to us?  In all honesty, it's God's opinion that should matter to us.  Ultimately it is His opinion that matters most of all.  If we lived our lives trying to be what God wants us to be, then the Bible tells us what His opinion will be of us.  We should strive to get God's good opinion and everything else will fall into place.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Waiting for Snow!

We are indeed on snow watch today and tomorrow in East TN.  Everyone is rushing to the grocery stores and emptying the shelves in case they get snowed it.  I always laugh at that.  I have a lot of food in the pantry and freezers, we won't starve.  I am, however, wishing that we do get snow, I love it!  If we do get it, I'll post some pictures for you.

I hope everyone is have a wonderful 1st week of the new year.  I can say I have been very busy at work but, it's a good busy and I am enjoying myself.

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Change is in the Wind

I have known for quite sometime that I have needed to loose weight, like 100 lbs.  My weight doesn't show much and people don't believe me when I tell them how much I weigh but it's there.  I feel it in my aching joints and back.  Mind I haven't gained any weight in 14 years but I haven't lost any either.

I got some news from the doctor that I didn't like, I am pre diabetic.  So, change is in the wind.  I cannot give myself a shot and I don't want to have to take more pills than I already do, which are few, but still....  So, I talked to my husband today and we are getting an incline treadmill and an exercise bike to put in the den.  We don't really use the den for much so I think it would be a good use of the room.  Cannot help but want to buy the stuff when it's 50% off.  My schedule is so busy that getting outdoors to actually exercise is not really a possibility so the treadmill and bike will suffice.  I've managed to lose 5 lbs over the Christmas break but I need to do more.  Not to mention that it will help my achy joints relax and make me sleep better.  I'll post some pics when we get the room set up.  Going to have to have a laptop holder so I can watch podcasts while walking or riding.

On the knitting front it has been steady on.  I am down to the last sleeve on dh's sweater and I am working on my cowl, yes I cast on another one!  I finished my mohair/silk on and cast on an alpaca one with some deep stash.  It is turning out lovely and I cannot wait to get it finished and wear it. I thought the mohair would be itchy, so many people say it is and I'm prone to have sensitive skin but I love the mohair!  It is so soft and beautiful.  Here's a pic of it finished:
Sorry, it's not a great picture but hey, I'm at work!  I can wear it with so many colours.  It is three different shades of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  The pattern is Ombre Hood/Cowl free on raverly.  I finished a cocoon for a friend that is having a baby and now I am on to making some dresses for her.  Then bibs and other things to follow.  I want to get a blanket done too but haven't decided on a pattern yet.

I hope you have a blessed day.  Remember when you fell like no one loves you, God does.