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I had a day off today and it’s been very enjoyable. It started slow with a pot of tea and my usual routine, checking emails, Ravelry, playing my word games.

My daily yoga was, as usual, led by Mady Morrison on YouTube. I chose a spicier session today to get myself stretched out and warmed up.

I had a good workout at the gym. An hour on the treadmill with some “hills” followed by leg machines and some back and chest work. That felt good. I’ve been eating less the last few weeks with the goal of feeling more comfortable in my jeans. I’m genetically a pear shape so when my tummy started to expand, exacerbated by menopause, it felt very uncomfortable. Time to shrink the spare tires!

The photo at the top is my finished cowl. I finished the third colour left over from the beanie and the cowl was 24 inches around, which is a perfect size, so the remaining two balls of yarn have been returned to the stash for now.

This little pouch is from a video tutorial by Tendersmile Handmade. The body is slightly gathered to fit the round base which is actually nice because any tucks and pleats in the fabric are intentional! This caravan fabric has been in the stash for ages and there’s still a large chunk left.

Dinner was a simple affair: what I like to call “refrigerator soup”! You get to use up lots of vegetables and even some leftovers (in this case, kidney bean dal and cooked rice) to make a meal. Add in some wholegrain bread and leafy greens and you’re set.

And tonight I’m vegging out on the couch.

4 responses »

  1. Great way to clean up those little pieces of vegies – make a soup. Do it all the time. No waste of good food. I like that caravan material . Very different.

  2. Sounds like a nice day – the kind of day I haven’t had for a while – the kind of day I need to have soon. Just moved house – still unpacking – haven’t had a moment to sit and plan anything, just the odd row of knitting. Thanks for sharing

  3. Moving house is a big life change. Make sure you take some time to rest and recharge!

  4. Thank you Nicola – good advice. On and off I have been relaxing – in between unpacking and orientating myself with my surroundings (house and village).

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