Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tomorrow Will Be 3 Years on the Sheep!

Tomorrow it will be 3 YEARS since I last bought yarn!  (And 45 days since I last bought fabric, in case anyone had any questions about "substitute stashing.")  Packing up all the yarn and moving it really helped with the motivation.  Unfortunately, during the last 3 years there hasn't been a great deal of knitting so the stash isn't a lot smaller, but at least it hasn't grown any.  

Last year crafting lost out to moving, and this year it lost out to yardwork.  The house we bought has a lot of really lovely landscaping already done, but I still planted a crazy amount of new plants.  This is one of my new additions:

Our backyard at the old house was hot, windy, uneven and really badly landscaped, and really REALLY loud with both airport and freeway noise, so we are just loving the backyard.  It's super-hot here now, but we have lots of shade so we can be out there most evenings. 

Yesterday I played in a charity golf tournament in 100-degree weather.  I haven't played golf in probably 15 years and didn't play much to begin with, and honestly didn't know what it might do to my hip.  The good news is, my hip is fine.  The bad news is, the rest of me is pretty stiff this morning.  Guess there aren't too many movements in life that resemble swinging a golf club.  I'm not a huge fan of golf--especially 18 holes--but it was a scramble, so we could play the best ball each time and I did contribute a few good shots and sunk a pretty decent putt, but I also missed the ball a few times and dug a few rather brilliant holes in their grass.  A friend of mine was in charge of it, so that's how I came to be involved.  It supports an organization that assists the developmentally disabled or challenged individuals, and I've done a tour of the facility and can whole-heartedly say they do a great job, so I'm glad I did it, though I'm not sure I'd play an afternoon tournament in July again....