Sunday, November 05, 2006

Just stuff

First and foremost, I'd like to thank Marta and Jess for their nice cyber thoughts the other day. Thanks guys, you're awesome.

Secondly, I'm proud to inform you that I lost 1.6 at WI this morning. Probably would have been more if I hadn't had 2 big glasses of wine last night and I woke up totally cottonmouthed and bloated. Blech.

I'm also excited because this past Thursday, while I was at job #2, I was reading Amber's blog and I was totally into the socks she knitted herself. I love socks, and learning to knit them would be awesome. I decided that the next time I saw my grandmother I would ask her to teach me. I went home from the library to find that my grandmother had passed (booooo). I now own all of my grandmother's knitting and crochet needles, some of which were her mother's. This hand me down set has circular needles and guess who borrowed a book on knitting socks. Me. I'm going to learn to knit socks as a way to 1) remember my grandmother, who learned to knit at the age of 5 and knitted every day until her last and 2) a way to keep my grandmother's materials in use and appreciated.

I've also decided that I miss triathlon training. I'm going to start again this week. First of all, I'm going to need something to help reduce the stress of this upcoming week. Plus, if I want to live as well as my grandmother for as long as my grandmother, I'm going to have to take better care of myself. She was a dancer. I always laughed when she would tell me stories about how she danced for the troops during WW2, or how she danced on the radio. When she taught dance out of her home and my father had to be in her class so another boy in the neighborhood wouldn't be the only boy. How my aunt and 2 uncles put on little shows for the elderly in their old neighborhood and the name of their show was "Two hits and a miss". She was active all her life. She made sure she went for a walk every single day. I need to take care of myself that well. If I make time for me now, I'll have more time for me later. Right?

Thanks for letting me wear your eyeballs out with this stuff. I need the release! I'm sure I'll be back with more later on today.


Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Learning to knit seems like a wonderful way to preserve her memory.

TC said...

congrats on the weight loss.

Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. I think learning to knit is a perfect tribute.

And triatholon training sounds like a wonderful idea.