Thursday, May 28, 2015

Currents | May 2015.

yesterday evening, on the porch, with my sister, Holly, a bottle of wine and knitting
Loving: Porch time.

Hoping: My tennis elbow really does get better with rest, care and therapy (my first PT appointment is Monday). The rest and care is taking a toll on my knitting, for sure!

Reading: The Cuckoo's Calling on Audible (so good...and I'm delighted there's more Cormoran Strike already published) and A Sport and Pastime on my Kindle (also good). I'm finding it hard to balance the eyes and ears, but grateful I have time for both right now.

Watching: Not much. All the reading is consuming me. But I do want to watch the last season of Mad Men (I heard it was well-done) and of course I need to catch up with Outlander. Maybe once I can knit more...

Splurging: On new glasses. That eye exam I'd been putting off told me my prescription had changed a lot since I got my first progressive sunglasses back in 2008. I'm amazed how well I can see - on the highway! - with the new ones. I also got prescription readers for knitting and wow! and finally, I updated my over-the-counter readers (because really don't we need readers in every room?!) to better match the new prescription. (I can also say I'm slightly appalled at how many pairs of readers I had collected ... and will now donate).

Planning: Summer reading! (more to come on that very soon)

Craving: Some sort of routine for exercise, work and play. These past few weeks have been fun, but my body and my mind are ready for some discipline.

Wearing: Sonnet James dresses. They're so easy to wear and care for...thank you to Katie for introducing them to me.

Knitting: Not much. and it's so weird.

Drinking: Dry white Italian wines. I've been a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc girl forever; this is new territory for me!

Eating: Berries with greek yogurt and walnuts and (still) avocado sandwiches.

Wondering: How I can keep up with the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Our meetings are Tuesday afternoons and that's really not a great time to be out and about with an almost toddler who needs an afternoon nap. I'm also wondering how I got so darned busy that I can't really think of another time I could suggest we meet?!

Remembering: Last summer and my first trip to Madison (and then the second when Sara lived there...and I flew back to Atlanta by myself).

Anticipating: Pool time with Charlie. Katie says he loves the water and that might be what gets me in...I think the last time I wore a swimsuit was November 2013 when Marc and I were in the Dominican Republic (and I'm not even sure I can remember when before that!)

How about you - what's current in your world?

9 comments:

  1. This may be really stretching for a silver lining, but at least you have more time for Book Bingo planning and reading with your knitting sidelined. I hope PT gets you knitting painlessly, soon! I think your splurge on glasses is so worthwhile; they are valuable and necessary tools. Isn't Cormoran Strike cool? Book 3 is out this fall...

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  2. I am wondering how you will ever find time to knit again, with all these lovely activities to enjoy - porch time sounds just wonderfully restful. (At the risk of being boring, it's still only 52F here and pouring with what the weathermen call 'organised rain'.) I smiled at the glasses - Himself and I are able to share reading glasses so I am sure we have a pair in every room in the house. Hoping your elbow hurts less and less as the days go by ...

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  3. Such a pretty watercolor! I hope your can knit again soon. Outlander ends this week so at least you won't be getting any further behind. We have glorious weather here today, hope you do as well!

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  4. Hope PT helps the elbow! (I was amazed at how much it helped me, although at first I was quite skeptical.) Really didn't need to click on that SonnetJames link. (Glad to see most of my favorites were already sold out, actually.) Enjoy the weekend, Mary!!!

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  5. Oh please share a couple of those Italian whites with me! And I really hope you get to sit down with Mad Men. I really enjoyed the last season and truly loved the ending. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. PT will help your arm and help you learn to keep pain at bay. If you're not already now, use ice on your elbow to cool inflammation. It really does help. I'm not fond of wearing my glasses in the house (progressives), so I have readers in every room. Smith has his own readers in every room, too. How is it there is never a pair handy? I'm going to watch what you read and see if anything pops up that I'll like. Enjoy the water! You and Charlie will have such fun!

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  7. I hope PT and rest will help your arm! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  8. I'm with you on the exercise thing-although I have walked up countless stairs, something is lacking. The complex we're in just renovated it's fitness center and I plan to check that out this week, I hope.

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  9. There's a lot going on in your world! I need to take the time to map out my reading…I'm collecting ideas etc but they're kinda just out there floating. What are the new white wines you're drinking these days? Ii'm new to that category…so far, finding I like Pinot Grigio best.
    Glad you can "see" again. And hope the elbow mends very.soon.
    Cheers~

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