Monday, September 25, 2006

Top 9 (because Top 10 is so cliche')

1. Been working slowly but surely on the Danica scarf. I hate weaving in ends-obviously this was not a very smart project choice. Whatever.....

2. I knit 3 dishcloths. These are for Meme (Hubby's grandma on mothers side) for Christmas. I just need to find some cute soap and call it a day. I signed up for the dishcloth along but for some reason I don't think I'm hardcore enough. Those people are pushing out the dishcloths like, "whoa!" I've got sets of 3's to knit for another grandma and like 3 aunties on my hubby's side of the family. These were quick so it's cool.

3. I still need to turn the heel of my 2nd ankle sock for my MIL. I decided that I'm going to rip and redo the heel of the first sock too. Mainly I didn't like the ribbing- it was too tight. I also thought my wraps were a little ugly in a couple of spaces and Wendy has inspired me not to be a slacker. I might include just a tiny bit more rib work too. Can't wait to have these over in the done pile.

4. Matty leaves on Saturday. We celebrated my birthday early this past Sunday and it was wonderful. We ate at Mike's American Grill. I had a 7 oz filet steak and crabcake with a salad. Not exactly on the diet but not so bad either. I'm going to miss my honey but I'm a lot better than I was. I'm kind of excited about the prospect of him coming home to a new me when he's done with this first camp, which brings me to #5.....

5. I'm still dieting and exercising for my show and I'm doing amazing (if I don't say so myself). I've got a little over 7 more weeks to go. I'm terrified that I won't make it to be were I need to but I'm content in the fact that I've done the absolute best I can possibly do and the progress I've made has been amazing. I see my nutritionist on Friday and I'll probably be giving updates then.

6. It has been killing me not to buy new clothes and new yarn. I use to believe I was an emotional eater and shopper. But now I'm convinced that these are simply just activities that I enjoy...a lot. I like to shop if I'm happy or if I'm sad it really doesn't matter. I also realize it doesn't matter a lot what I happen to be shopping for- I even like shopping for groceries (I do favor shoes, clothes, & yarn the most) I've made a lists of boots/shoes, yarn, clothes, accessories. I believe I have a problem. I haven't shopped in a while and I'm scared the binge is going to be horrendously beyond ugly levels. Let's not even go there on how tempting it is to buy some new things when you know you'll be wearing a smaller size but the the little voices in the back of your head keep reminding you that it would be a pointless waste because common sense tells you that you'll be losing more weight...such an inner struggle....Hmmmmm, except for on shoes and accessories- they always fit. Hmmmm

7. I'm turning 26 on September 30th. I'm almost 30 dudes. Thirty used to seem a long ways off but now it's only four years away. I think I'm suppose to be having some kids soon or something. Hmmmm
PS.--I think I'm going to be ok with 30; I feel like I did when I was 20 only better. Plus, this chick is a lot older than me.

8. I cannot wait to quit my job. The people I work with are great, that part of leaving will be devastating. I've been working there for over 7 years. BUT I'm tired and I'm ready for something new. Hmmmmm, Personal training anyone?

9. This is a basket full of the yarn I'm supposedly knitting Christmas gifts out of. Talk about stash busting! I'm feeling a little anxious about my Christmas knitting list. Maybe I'm not being reasonable about this. No, of course I am. Crazy girl, don't doubt yourself.....


Necia said...

Hey Nina,

What do you know? You and I share a birthday. You and I also share a love for working out, although on Sept 29th it will make an entire year since I've stepped foot in a gym. Reading your bouts with cutting makes me remember me, back when. Happy Bday to you.


Anonymous said...

It's the end of September, but I give up on Christmas knitting. I'm doing 1 more gift, but after that, everything else I do is for me! I wanted to be done by October so I could enjoy selfish knitting the rest of the year & that's what I'm going to do.

Ninabeena said...

Thanks Necia.
Del, thanks for visiting my site. Yeah, the Christmas knitting is already killing me and worse still is I've got a list of stuff I want to make for myself (a person who will always appreciate a knitted gift) but a sista can't even think about beginning to knit that stuff until the Christmas knitting is done.

bunchkin said...

Christmas knitting is kicking my butt! I don't know why we all do it to ourselves. Maybe we do it just because we get to buy all of that yarn. I can be talked into alot of things when yarn is involved.