Oh, the smell of jasmine!

Running

Well I never did make it out on the road yesterday.  *sigh*  But I made sure to get out there this morning!  I was determined.  Logged another 3 miles at least.  It felt really good today, too.  When I hit the halfway mark, I noticed that I felt really good – and I hadn’t taken any walk breaks either!  Yay!  My pace was pretty much right on track for where it has been (only slightly faster than dog-ass slow), but the really happy news?  Average HR dropped 10 beats.  Woo Hoo!!

I’m finally starting to feel like I’m making a bit of progress towards a return to fitness.  I seriously cannot believe how quickly it went away when I injured my shin.  Yeesh.

Knitting

Well, not a whole lot going on there since yesterday, really.  I worked a few rows on my swatch for the new pattern, but was very distracted by the Heroes finale as well as reading another chapter for the HBP read-along.  :)  Will likely finish up this swatch tonight, though.  Next up will be the CO for the real deal!  Woo Hoo!

The smell of jasmine

So here in Florida, it is the time of blossoming jacaranda trees as well as the confederate jasmine.  I absolutely LOVE the slightly spicy scent of jacaranda trees, not to mention the stunning display of color they have in the spring!  They do make a bit of a mess, but I love them SO much.  :D

Confederate jasmine, on the other hand…  I cannot stand.  The scent is jasmine on speed.  It is such an overwhelming scent – I suffer from olfactory overload whenever I’m around the stuff, but it is even worse when I’m trying to run.  It is a very sickly sweet smell.  I normally love the smell of jasmine, but this stuff?  *turns green*  No.

In case you are wondering, confederate jasmine looks like this.  It is all over the place here where I am.  I cannot escape from it!

Today’s Ravelry Search

So a short list of patterns for today’s search.  :)  Click the picture of any pattern you are interested in, it will take you right to the pattern page on Ravelry.

This is actually a kit you buy - isnt it great?!  :)

This is actually a kit you buy - isn't it great?! :)

Very cute use of recycled sari yarn, isnt it?!  :)

Very cute use of recycled sari yarn, isn't it?! :)

Adorable baby sweater!!  Love it!

Adorable baby sweater!! Love it!

* These look simple, but quick & fun to knit!

* These look simple, but quick & fun to knit!

Wow!!  I love this sweater - just might have to dig up that magazine.  :)

Wow!! I love this sweater - just might have to dig up that magazine. :)

* This scarf almost looks like its crochet, but its not!

* This scarf almost looks like it's crochet, but it's not!

Wow - this is really, really pretty!!  (and I bet it doesnt overwhelm the senses either!)

Wow - this is a really, really pretty headband!! (and I bet it doesn't overwhelm the senses either!)

* Oooh, gorgeous!  The yarn colors, too.  ;)

* Oooh, gorgeous! The yarn colors, too. ;)

Ah, night blooming jasmine!  Simple, clean, very pretty!

Ah, night blooming jasmine! Simple, clean, very pretty!

Im actually surprised there arent more jasmine doilies in the database!  So pretty!

I'm actually surprised there aren't more jasmine doilies in the database! So pretty!

Such a pretty sweater!  Its a style that I know my virtual BFF will like.  ;)

Such a pretty sweater! It's a style that I know my virtual BFF will like. ;)

*Free pattern

Happy Tuesday, all!

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3 Responses to Oh, the smell of jasmine!

  1. the jasmine in my garden is winter flowering and much more subtle
    love the jacaranda!

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  2. I am waiting for my miniature lilac bush to bloom and keeping an eye on the lavendar

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  3. peony67 says:

    I miss those smells of jasmine, gardenia, citrus flowers…
    Even the acacia and the lilac can’t really make up for it…
    (yes, I do like it :-)

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