Monday, February 15, 2010


Apparently February is my month to discover and declare new goals for this year/my bucket list...

I like to knit. Duh. But lately, I've been so distracted with work and sleep (I loooooove sleep!) that I haven't been able to keep up with working out, playing with Elphie, reading, AND knitting. What does that mean? It means I need to make another goal to get some of this stuff done!

Not only am I going to knit a pair of socks this year, but I'm going to finish all the knitting projects I started last year and left unfinished because I got distracted. Here's a list of projects I need to complete from last year:

-DONE: Donation hat. Just a little something to help out a kiddo who needs to keep his ears warm this winter.
-Blanket. It's gonna be big and soft and purple! I'm already half way there.
-Pot holders (for the kitchen!). That's right - a ridiculously easy project that I never completed.
-A bikini. Believe it or now, I'm knitting a bikini. I started it last summer with the hopes of wearing it before the chill of autumn set in, but it got thrown to the wayside. Now that I'm taking a kickboxing class, I'll have even more motivation to finish it for summer.

I also accrued a few knitting books last year that I hardly looked at, so I'm hoping to knit at least one thing from each book this year too. I'll keep you posted on that one.

Enjoy the snow wherever you are! Until next time...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Facial Hair February!

Ok, so I obviously don't take part in Facial Hair February, but I think it's a fun thing for guys to part-take in during this slightly boring month. Much like No-Shave November, men with the ability to grow facial hair do not shave during November, same with February. Gentlemen, liberate yourselves from your razors and let the facial hair be free!

But Facial Hair February was not why I wrote this post. Nay. I have started a kickboxing class. This morning was my first class and it KICKED MY BUTT. It took about an hour of my arms to stop shaking because there are muscles I used today that I've never used in my life (I don't normally go around punching and kicking people, believe it or not), and my arm still shakes when I hold up my cup to take a drink of water. I haven't hurt this good in a while! I figured it would be good to start now so that I will look awesome come summer time :) even though my instructor (a 50-something woman who literally looks like she might be in her 30's at most) told me I had nice legs (it's a start!). Come summer time, the rest of me should look great too.
Side note: I've had enough energy since the class to not have any coffee today. Yay endorphins!

[Mt. Rainier National Park]

The next reason I wrote this post is to officially declare a recent addition to my bucket list: I am going to visit every national park in the United States. It's definitely going to take a lot time to accomplish this goal, but I'm up for the challenge. I figure that I need to visit 1-2 national parks a year to keep up and visit them all before I croak. If I can take a big trip once a year, I should be able to hit up a couple of parks in one fowl swoop. At least I didn't say I was going hike all of them...

Until next time my friends...