Wow. Ok, I’m editing today’s blog post to add this tidbit of info for you all. Amazon.com has taken a disastrous step, IMHO. And apparently my humble opinion is shared throughout the internet – check out the Twitter search for it – new tweets pop in at an amazing rate. I wonder if Amazon is going to put on their big person undies & admit to having made a massive mistake? Or are they going to stick to their guns and go down in flames? Methinks they will be rescinding this new policy pronto.
Here is a list of books that have had their sales rankings removed by Amazon – it’s continuously growing as people find more books/authors to add to the list. UNBELIEVABLE.
I hit a couple days when I just didn’t get the drive to run. I suppose it happens to everyone, but I just have a hard time with it when it happens to ME. I would guess that everyone feels about the same way. LOL So how did I get myself back in the mood to run? I made myself, of course. And I downloaded a couple podcasts to give myself some inspiration. :)
So, out the door we went – since it’s the weekend, I took Leonardo with me. Decided we’d run 3 and walk one. My plan changed about a mile into it, though. We came up on flip flip man, walking. So we stopped running and walked with him. We actually walked & chatted for almost a mile & a half. It was a terrific chat, we covered many topics from running to weight loss to being single. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation, though I was sad to hear that he’s needed to lighten his daily running lately.
Leonardo & I turned around & jogged back – which was just under 2.5 miles. He wasn’t ready for that. We had to take 3 or 4 rest breaks, where he laid down in the shade. Poor guy – we’ve been home for 15 minutes & he’s still panting heavily. So I need to keep his runs to 2 miles, 3 at the most. Even adding in 2 miles of walking to the run is too much for him for now… see?
So I’m working on a new project – the one that I hinted about in a previous post here. I’ve got most of it designed in my head, with one last thing I’m trying to sort out. I also have the yarn en route – this project is a joint project that I am SO excited about! I’m not going to go into too many details, but I will say that it is a project involving a dog loving friend as well as a sharkie friend. ;)
In the meantime, I had a sideline project that I’ve finished up my end on for now… which frees me up to work a bit more on my coin lace stole. Or maybe the sock yarn blanket. I haven’t decided, actually. LOL I’m kind of thinking it might be the sock yarn blanket, though. I’ve run into an issue with the stole that has had me a bit frustrated, not sure if it is me or the pattern, actually. It’s still moving along, but it’s just not feeling quite right. Maybe I’ll tackle it a bit this evening again. We’ll see. LOL
So I started listening to a few podcasts this past week again. I had stopped listening to them some time ago, mainly because I was just getting overwhelmed with all the online stuff to try to keep on top of. :) I listened to Barknknit’s podcast last week & started getting caught back up on some of the ones I used to listen to. Now… I’m not a HUGE fan of listening to knitting podcasts, to be honest. I’m also not real keen on the various running podcasts either. Actually – now that I’ve caught up on several different podcasts, I’ve realized that there really aren’t too many podcasts that I really do enjoy. LOL Some are just too hokey, with added music, skits or just silly *stuff*. What have I listened to the past couple days? These…
Barknknit (of course! Actually knowing the person makes a podcast much more enjoyable, I think!)
Knitmoregirls – a new one I haven’t listened to yet, actually. :)
Phedippidations – great running podcast, not one I like to listen to while running, though
The Extra Mile – I actually love listening to this one while I’m runnning
AudioFictions – LOVE this one! They read Harry Potter fan fiction from Mugglenet Fan Fiction. I can feed my HP fan fiction addiction & knit more productively than trying to read & knit at the same time. NOT enough Snape stories, though. LOL
SpellCast – yeah, the jury is out on this one. I just haven’t decided if I like it or if it annoys me. Must listen to more to decide.
SnapeCast – well, d’uh! ROFL! I’ve got much catching up to do on this one. But happily, I made my way to some more Snape fan fiction from listening to a couple episodes here. *grin* I had listened to one episode a long time ago, but just didn’t get hooked. But the episodes I just listened to? LOVED it… so yeah, will definitely be listening to this one. :D
Today’s Ravelry Search
Mother’s Day. Right around the corner. Not that I’ll be making anything, of course – my mom has been gone for 6 years now. But for those of you looking for ideas… some things from today’s search!
* Free pattern
Happy Sunday, all!