I've been taking some chiding about my late blog entries, so here I am, gettin' on the blogging stick ("blog on a stick"! Could be a new offering at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, I'm thinking...) No, I'm not going to Maryland this year, but I am going to several other festivals -- which makes this year way different than last, when I couldn't go to any.
I've finished my run for the day, made myself a nice cup of coffee, and I'll gladly give you a little bit of a rundown for Sunday. Speaking of the run, I did not get to do my third run of Week 2 of Couch to 5K last week, so I stuck with Week 2 protocol for today. I am torn between progressing to Week 3 on my next run day, Tuesday, and sticking with Week 2 until I can run it with absolutely no pain. Since "absolutely no pain" may be unattainable for me, I will settle for "very minor pain," and today was not too bad at all in that regard. So I will see how I feel on Tuesday, and make a decision then. But I definitely see some improvement and progress, and this is good.
I am in a great mood, and I feel strong, because look! The sky is BLUE. The sun is OUT.
I spent yesterday knitting and felting this whilst watching almost too many episodes of The Tudors.
I thought it would be AWESOME, but turns out it felted looking like green muddy crap. Do.not.like. So I'm back to square one on that project. "That project" is to rebuild a little collection of felted bags for use in an upcoming class series that I am going to teach on little felted bags. Yeah, I know, ME TEACH? It makes me laugh, too. But Ellen at Grand Isle Art Works insisted that I have some knowledge to impart, so what'm I gonna do but say YES to Ellen? After all, she has a new yellow Lab puppy named Elvis. I am just weak against The Elvis, though I have not yet met him in person. Minor detail. Yellow puppy. What's not to love?
Anyhoo, the Elvis Felted Bag Series (that is not really the name of it, and it really has nothing at all to do with Elvis, though wouldn't that be fun?) is in June at Grand Isle Art Works. It would be super-cool if you are a local and you wanted to sign up. I will try not to sound too stupid and will try to actually teach something. Srsly.
Speaking of stupid: When I said yes to this project, I said to Ellen, "I have a big collection of felted bags of all sorts that I have made over the years, for me and my daughter. I can bring them for show 'n' tell."
Because I had forgotten that I had donated all but four of the bags to various church bazaars and Goodwill over the last year or so.
So my big collection is only four. Thus, I am in a little bit of a felting frenzy over here -- or I will be, in the next couple of months. Which is quite ok, because I'm in a GOOD MOOD! And the sky is BLUE! And the sun is OUT!
And I love my new camera. It's a big step up from my previous cameras, and it is my first DSLR, so I feel like quite the grownup. And I can get bat-out-of-hell-running shots of Mr. Jefferies, like this:
Mr. Jefferies has been watching The Tudors with me. He picked up a few things, such as: