Today we started at Lawn and walked to the end of the Lebanon County line. The trail continues here, but it turns into the Conewago trail. The walk was very pleasant – comfortable temperatures, a blue sky, friendly folks, peaceful silence. Lots of trees and farms. And the terrain here is relatively flat, which was nice. We chatted about moral philosophy and about human nature and overall, just spent quality time together, something we both sorely need.
I’m glad we completed this goal together. It took us a few months, and the time was so worthwhile. In a way I’m sad it is over, but of course, we can redo it any time we want!
A little over 4 miles today. The weather was glorious, and I really liked the trail that we walked. We stopped and chatted with an older couple who reminded me of my grandparents. Made me miss my Grandfather. The gentleman had just gotten out of the hospital a month or so ago, after having a pacer put in for his heart. This was his second small walk since being out of hospital, and his wife was understandably concerned and cautious. They regaled us with stories of previous hikes they had done over their sixty year marriage…including the Grand Canyon! I’m really glad we ran into them. I’m also really glad that he is able to resume their walks together, even if he must take it easy.
I’m still working on this throw for my MIL
. A few weeks ago I told myself I’d do four rows every single day. Needless to say, I have not been compliant with myself. It hasn’t been getting any attention over the weekends, because I’ve been so busy. I’d be okay with that if I paid more attention to it through the week. But often I find that I only work on it for maybe two days out of five. I’ve identified a few reasons why I may not like this project much:
- the pattern is boring
- the yarn is awful to work with
- the colors of the yarn are just not my thing
- it is basically a big American flag, and, to be perfectly frank, I’m simply not a big nationalist. At all. In any way.
This project is just not my thing at all. At this point, I just want it done and out of my house. I’m trying to use that as my motivation. Is negative motivation better than no motivation? I’m not so sure…