Saturday 9 November 2019

Weeknote: 9/11

Still crocheting the blanket. Only 4 more rows to go, or until the yarn runs out. I have stopped adding a stitch halfway along each row and figured out how I can make the stitch count without it; it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference to the corners or points, so I think I will carry on.

The temptation to put it down and pick up the knitting is almost overwhelming, but I am afraid if I do that, I won't finish it in time. I've now shown Sib a picture of it, too (he needed cheering up yesterday) so I can't let it languish.

Going to:
It's been something of a quiet week outside of work and I haven't been anywhere particularly exciting, mainly because my work week has been so busy.

I did go to the gym today, though. I have decided that working out with a trainer once a week and doing the occasional yoga class will not stand me in good stead for skiing at Christmas, so I looked up some ski workouts on Instagram and went down there. It was a bit of an awkward beginning, because I haven't been for nearly two years (I told the desk guy that I do classes and work out in another gym, both of which are true, but I didn't sound believable) and my workout key thing was completely blank, so he had to set me up as a new person and then wanted to show me around. I just wanted to do a 10 minutes cardio warm up and use the squat rack, but by the time he'd shown me around and I'd done the cardio, the squat rack was infested with bros, so I had to improvise my routine with dumb bells instead. Still...if I can make myself go, skiing will be a lot more enjoyable.

Entertained by:
I started watching World on Fire, which is all sitting on the recorder waiting for me. Very engaging right from the start, I am enjoying it.

I've finally opened the latest Shardlake, which came out over a year ago but which I had been savouring. It's too easy to read - like going back to an old favourite you've read before - so I am making myself take it slowly.

I'm still enjoying Louis Theroux on audiobook and listening to it is making me want to go and watch his entire back catalogue. You know, in my copious free time.

Fairly well-organised this week and as though I am getting through things. I am really making an effort to sleep more and this is occasionally paying off.

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