Thursday, September 09, 2010

not much going on

I haven't much felt like stitching lately, cross stitching or needlepointing. Don't feel like quilting or doing many of the other things that usually please me to do. I've been lazy, seeming to spend countless hours sitting on my patootie watching tv, reading magazines or playing computer games. I did manage to start on BBD Autumn Stars and in a week of train rides this is all I've managed to do.

Some of the lack of stitching on the train is because I don't feel like stitching but also because I'm so darn tired. I'm up to running around 18 miles a week now and three days of it need to happen before I go to work. So that means getting up at 4:00am or so. So I sleep on the train. :-) I'm also taking a yoga class a couple times a week and I've been trying to step up my home practice. That is taking time away from crafting also.

And agility is taking up a fair amount of time in my evenings too! I couldn't do much at all in the months of July and August because it just was way to hot for the pugs. Now it's cooler and we have a big trial coming up so I've been working them every evening. Next week we are driving to Mason Ohio for Pug Dog Nationals. It will have a one day agility trial on Wednesday - pugs only! It's always a blast and I would like to show well.

So there you have it - I'm lazy, busy, tired and bored with stitching. :-)

I've had a koi pond for over ten years now. About five years ago I purchased my first lotus plant. It finally blossomed! First time ever. The fragrance was amazing. It lasted for several days and the petals dropped off but I'm still left with the pretty bright yellow seed pod. Hopefully next year I will get a couple blooms.


Alice said...

I would not call you lazy! You are just restructuring your free time a bit. Stitching will make a resurgence eventually. Beautiful lotus blossom.

Cari said...

I've been lazy too...must be the changing of the seasons or something. Your piece is beautiful. The lotus blossom is much fun. Have a great week!!

Kristen said...

Oooh, a koi pond?! Do the fish eat right out of your hand? (I read somewhere that some koi will do that, which struck me as an odd thing for fish to do. Odd, but cool!)

Margaret said...

I don't blame you for sleeping on the train with all you're doing. Wow! Good for you though with the running and all. I need to get into shape. I love what you've stitched though. I agree, sometimes stitching slumps happen. I hope you and the pugs do well at the Nationals and all! Love the beautiful lotus bloom!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
I don't know how you manage to do what you do! Your energy level is off the charts IMHO :)
Your lotus bloom is lovely!
Have a blast at the Pug Dog Nationals! That sounds like a ball.
Pug hugs :)

Giovanna said...

Love your BBD ornament - it's one I want to stitch too. And congrats on the spectacular lotus!