17 December 2005

Booking Through Thursday

What with Christmas coming and all...

  1. Do you read Christmas-themed (or Hanukkah, or?) stories this time of year? If so, what kind (religious, mystery, etc.)?
    I have this year read a couple of Christmas related books. Corpus Delicto by Margaret Maron, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham three Christmas/Thanksgiving stories by Truman Capote and the advents calender book by Jostein Gaardner. I still plan to read Christmas Carol by Dickens and maybe Santa and Pete (author?).

  2. Do you have any stories you traditionally read this time every year? If so, what? How did your tradition start? No, there are no traditional stories to read.

16 December 2005

Stitching Question

Take a minute to reflect on your blog reading habits and preferences. What do you prefer to read in stitching blogs? (Progress, tips, family life, experiences, etc.) How much do you think you are influenced by other stitching bloggers?

I prefer reading about the projects most of all which includes tips and experiences. I love watching a project come to life. It makes my own fingers each, even if my process will be horribly slow in comparison. I especially enjoy seeing the projects from all over the world as the German stitching mags are abmisal.

I enjoy occasional bits of the stitcher's life, but it's not the main attraction.

14 December 2005

Weigh In Wednesday

Having lost weight with weightwatchers over the last two winters (15kg altogether) I would love to go for the final 6 this winter, but so far have been butt lazy. So the idea is to weigh in on the blog every wednesday and review my related goals at the same time.

68.8 kg this morning

I started a run on Monday but met a collegue and then just walked with her. Still I moved and I am happy with that. I also walked/run on Thursday and did a long less fast walk with friends on Saturday. Need to get the DVDs out.

One thing that became clear to me recently. I am an exercise pervert. I am out of work just now, so could run any day, any time. But when do I choose to actually walk? When it's raining, snowing or icy. Sunshine will be looked at from the comfort of my home. The Guy thinks I must be weird. I probably am. I wonder if it's because I do not think of exercise as enjoyable and the bad weather fits better with that mindset? Need to work on that perception in any case.
As for the run/walk thing? I am a natural walker, I also walk fast when not exercise walking, but now I am trying to incorporate some running into my walks. I have not measured my walking distances and am not wearing a watch with a hand for the seconds, so I just run where I feel comfortable doing so and just as long as I can and still exercise walk afterwards. I want to be able to run at least one length along the railroad track. I know without deadline this is a wishy washy goal, but for now moving at all is more important than concrete goals. I need to get back into the habit of moving.

12 December 2005

Booking through Thursday

What's on your book/reading wish list?

No books for reading (I have mountains yet to read in the house) on the wish list, but there are a couple of craft books that I would like.
As for my reading booklist I want to read Moby Dick in 2006.

What books are you giving this year?

I am giving two books by Susan Sonntag, an Ralph Isau book, one by Joanne Harris and some more German kids' books.

Turquois Sweater Cast Off

I have finished the knitting on the turquois sweater and sewn in one of the sleeves. Need to get on with the rest of the finishing work as I think it will look good when I wear it.

Of course I started something new in a New York minute. It's Cutaway by Bonne Marie Burns. Mine will be red. The back is finished and I started the sleeves. The fronts seem "hard" so I am knitting the easy stuff first. Stockinette stitch is perfect for knitting while reading blogs.

Of for a walk/run.

07 December 2005

December Goals


Dicken's Christmas Carol


Finishing turquois sweater
Picking up green-brown sweater to practise english knitting (finish second sleeve, start body)


Finish Gingerbread Quilt
Finish Baby Quilt
Finish Nine Patch Quilt

Cross Stitching

Finish Santa Ornament

Getting Fit

Run/Walk or Swim every other day
Do DVD exercises for at least 15 min twice a week

First Entry

After reading blogs for ages I finally caved in and got one for myself. As I have little Html knowledge this might get interesting. At the moment there won't be many if any pictures as I have neither a scanner nor a camera.