…yep, day 366 of my fiftieth year is next friday. and naturally that has me thinking a lot about what I had planned for this year…and what I’ve actually done. I just revisited my august 9 post with the 100-day plan and almost laughed out loud to think how much has changed in just those few short months.
we did the 2-day walk and raised over $2,500. (more coming on that after we draw the winners for the quilt and coasters next week.)
and I completed two more needlepoint projects (sshhh…they’re a secret!) and learned at least six new stitches.
I did not get to chattanooga to visit martha – but she came to see me last weekend with her two little ones. in no time it seemed like it had been just a few days since we’d seen each other instead of a few months…and I will definitely get up to see her in early 2013 (a few of us from our knitting group are talking a road trip which is good since I don’t want to drive by myself!)
nor did I make much progress on the church’s prayer shawl ministry beyond forming a committee…and securing a commitment to move forward; I’m thinking now it needs to wait til january.
and I am not taking on any new classes (in fact I stopped working at the shop except to teach the three classes I already have…just not enough time!)
but I started cooking again. three healthy dinners (split pea soup, turkey meatloaf and sara’s birthday dinner) and one fabulous dessert. I even used the leftover potatoes from the birthday dinner to make oven roasted potato chips (with blue cheese dip) when my sister came for knitting wednesday night.
I did get the guest room cleaned out (along with the rest of my house!) and katie and I made a start at organizing pre-2003 photos (and now all those photos are neatly stacked in six boxes in my craft room closet…at least they’re all in one place!)
…and I finished knitting the 12 charity hats. and remembered to take a photo before I handed them off to lou (she leads our charity knitting at the shop) to take to the homeless shelter.
those hats put a nice dent in my single/double skein stash and I love that they’re going to keep twelve heads a little warmer this winter. it’s got me wanting to play a more active role with our shop’s charity knitting for 2013. we’re talking about knitting mother bears for a local children’s hospital. fun knitting for a wonderful cause.
and last but not least – 43 more random acts of kindness. so far I’ve bought coffee for the people behind me at starbucks, paid tolls for the next car and delivered donuts to the vet. those are certainly fun, but I’d love some other ideas – please share!