Not much movement on the sock pattern last night. I do think that I’ve got the pattern finally nailed down, though! YAY! The next challenge will certainly be the heel flap design. I haven’t done colorwork before, so that will be a special challenge. I sincerely hope I can get it to work, as the image totally captured me the first time I saw it. I am quite sure that there will be HP fans that see it & will not know where it came from, as it really doesn’t stand out in the film… but I’m also sure that a number of fans will know exactly where we see it.
Spent most of the night finishing the book I was reading, “The Lightening Thief” by Rick Riordan. It is the first in the Percy Jackson series. My 13 yr old son absolutely LOVES this series and told me that I just had to read it. It IS a wonderful storyline – I can see this series going on for quite some time, actually. One of the things I love about it is that it includes so many stories/characters from classic Greek mythology. A subject dear to my heart, as I loved all the stories ever since I can remember. I read so many of them as a kid, I’m really happy that my son is enjoying a new variation of them.
For some reason, I am extra tired today. I hoped to get in a 5 miler this morning, but I’m not so sure. I feel totally off. I’m going to head out the door in a few minutes anyway, but we shall see how far I get. Most likely, it’s just all the stress of the past few weeks & the lack of sleep that has gone along with it.
Started back up with pushups yesterday… SAD, so very sad. I struggled to do 10 regular. Disgusting how quickly fitness slips through your fingers. I ended up with 10 regular & 30 wall pushups. I suppose I must start back over from the beginning again. *sniffle, sniffle* This time last year, I was doing 4 sets of 25 regular pushups!!
So I’ve recently been watching a couple threads discussing Harry Potter related topics. One is a bit of fluff about Emma Watson & having been photographed as she was getting out of a car in a short dress. Paparazzi, I swear. Shove a camera up a woman’s dress, then criticize her for her clothing choices & more. I’ve seen nasty remarks on several sites about her choice of panties for the evening all the way to nasty comments about whether she waxes or not. Boggles the mind, seriously!! Through the course of “discussion”, most of the posters were supportive of her. But not all, of course. Naturally, there had to be the odd posts of condemnation, showing that extreme Rush Limbaugh mentality by saying things like “ladies shouldn’t wear dresses or skirts that are shorter than the knee”. What is this, the 1950’s?
The other bit that I’ve watched discusses the differing attitudes & beliefs towards the Harry Potter series. Naturally, there are some blind zealots that insist the series is evil, promoting witchcraft & should be banned and/or burned. Of course, do not get me started on THAT discussion… suffice to say that I am mighty sick of all the misinformation still being spouted today regarding Pagan belief systems as well as the judgmental attitudes of some (strangely enough, they all seem to follow the path that teaches its students to not pass judgment on others).
Quotes of the Day:
“To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection.”
~ Wayne Dyer
“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.”
~ Johnny Depp