So I’m all set to run tonight. My running partner returns home today, but will be volunteering with the Kiwanis club, so I’ll be partnerless for the run. Just as well, I suspect he wouldn’t be quite in the mood for it anyway. LOL! The shins are holding up rather well since I am not pushing myself too hard. Sometimes it’s really hard to stop myself from getting out there pounding the asphalt every day, but I am determined not to let that happen again. :)
I’ve added a few running podcasts to my iPod to keep me inspired. I’ve also started following a few running Podcasters & Runner’s World magazine on Twitter. :)
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My insurance agent did me a HUGE favor yesterday & recommended that I have my roof inspected. It was for the Hurricane Loss Mitigation discounts. Ended up saving me $500 on my homeowner’s insurance!! w00t! For those of you in Florida, do yourself a favor & check into this if you haven’t already! :)
Started up a Harry Potter RAL group on Ravelry today. We are reading through Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince before the movie comes out in July. I’m really looking forward to it, though, of course, I’ve read the book a couple times as well as listened to it on CD 2 or 3 times. But it is still great fun to discuss a particular chapter with others – you just never know when someone picks up on a clue that you missed!
The yarn I’ve been waiting on for my next big secret project arrived yesterday! Woo HOO! Let me tell you, this stuff is *gorgeous*!! I have the basic plan down in my head – next up, winding the yarn and knitting up a swatch.
In the meantime, I’ve knit a bit on the sock yarn blanket. I’m still really enjoying it! The oldest manlet has decided that he wants it for himself… but I’m seriously thinking I might put together a crocheted sock yarn blanket for him instead. I love this one & want to keep it! LOL… I’m thinking that once I get a plan hammered out for a crochet sock yarn blanket, I’ll be posting it here. So I’m thinking, anyway. ;)
Today’s Ravelry Search
In light of the new read-along group, here are some results from today’s search. I actually did two searches today to find a good selection. You’ll see the second search here. Enjoy – and don’t forget, each picture will take you right to the pattern page!
Ok – this designer has a whole bunch of really terrific patterns – do check her out!
* Free pattern
Happy Thursday, all! :)