Hippie Market Bag — CHECK!

October 30th

Hippie market bag, felted and lined
Something fun about sewing a knitted bag

This truly is the week of focus. It’s working! Not only did I get that market bag done and wrapped, I started reading a new book for NaNoWriMo and got a fair amount of plotting done for novel #2 this morning. I did not, however, swim. I’ve got to do something to revive my zest for swimming. Getting up in the dark to haul myself to a pool that is regularly left uncovered, and is therefore freezing for this Arizona native, is getting old. I am considering rejoining my previous Masters team. The expense isn’t that big of a deal; I am a teensy bit worried it will take me a couple months to hang with the group. I am not swimming 3000 meters in an hour right now, more like 2000 in 40 minutes and calling it good. I am also worried about abandoning the few masters swimmers I coach at the Y. I don’t have a huge group, but they are dedicated and I get a good bit of feedback on the workouts I post. Oh, the silly things I’m pondering this week…

Ready to be wrapped -- knit/lined/felted market bag

Additionally, I read this article yesterday and wow, does it make sense. Common sense, that is. Hope you are also finding the focus you need this week, even if it is just focusing on good television and a comfy spot on the couch.


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13 Responses

  1. Yeah, you did do it! 🙂

  2. Wow, I am so impressed you finished this! Lining and everything. You’re inspiring me to finish my dog’s (yeah, I know) halloween costume… before halloween!

  3. What a cute hippie bag! That article about calories reminded me of a book I read, You: the Owners Manual. It’s by Dr. Oz that’s on Oprah all the time. (Yes Oprah is my guilty pleasure) It’s super informative about nutrition and how your body works. And a good book for writers is John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. It has great writing exercises and great advice.

  4. YAY for focus! That looks like a pretty cool book. I might have to put it on my “to read” list.

  5. Fabulous bag! I’m working on focus this week as well. I just started planning out my days in detail and scheduling daily tasks. It’s working so far…

  6. If I could be so bold, if we lived in the same city I think we might be friends. I loved Three Junes! Spaghetti squash, swimming, crafting (you are an inspiration), travelling (pre-husband and kids). As for focus, I have been trying lately to plan good meals for the evening and not just do the “make your own burrito” again (and again…). Was your first novel published, if yes, title please I will look for it at the lib.

  7. mmm… candy corn.

  8. Tina in Duluth October 30, 2008

    I LOVE the way the bag turned out!

  9. I love the bag Kelli, way cute!

  10. Great bag. Love the colors! And, kudoz to you for exercising in the morning. I have a hard enough time getting up and ready to be at work by 8! Ha!

  11. I’m focusing on (at least) not eating sweets. I guess I have to start somewhere, right?

  12. The hippie bag turned out ‘groovy’ Kelli! You did a great job as usual. You are mastering focusing this week. (Not that I doubted you would.) I have always been a list maker. I accomplish so much more that way having what I need/want to do in front of me. As I get older the lists become more of a necessity than ever before! (They say the mind is the first to go.) To Gracie — good for you for focusing on not weating sweets! You motivated me to go back to salads and veggies for my lunches each day. Elaine – Dr. Oz’s book and his time on Oprah are well worth seeing/reading. Oprah is a pleasure of mine too, but no guilt here. It’s something I do to take care of myself. Happy Halloween!