Monday 17th January
I feel really rested after a very quiet weekend. I spent my time doing a mix of research on the family tree, some piano practice, watched quite a lot of TV and did a bit of reading.
I also gave some thought to the adventures I want to enjoy this year. This isn't just in terms of places I want to visit or people I want to spend time with, but also thinking about the new things I want to experience and things I've tried in the past that I'd like to revisit, which is how I managed to scare my sister when we spoke on the phone! I can sew anything and she can knit anything but my own knitting efforts ... well, it's best we don't mention them! However, not based on any sign of having even the lowest level of competency at knitting or crochet, I feel that it's something I will be able to do and will enjoy. Previous attempts have told me that this isn't the case ... my sister had to finish my last attempt at a crocheted blanket as well as every other attempt in the past, but ... a knitting or crochet project has made the list for 2022. She has offered to help me and, after I said that maybe a granny square blanket would be a good place to start, she has sent me a simple pattern but then she ruined it by saying that it'd be easier if I just bought the wool and gave it straight to her! I'll give her a few days to recover from the shock before I speak to her about it again!
Today is set aside for taking some photos for my monthly challenge (beginning with G), for the WPSH, and for H's year long challenge. It sounds a lot writing it out like that but if I'm lucky, some of them will be suitable for more that one challenge ... that's the plan anyway. I keep getting caught out by the shorter days and the lack of light so will make a start as soon as I've had my breakfast and done some piano practice.
I missed The Great Pottery Throw Down last night so will watch that on iPlayer this evening. I tried the online choir last week but didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped so that's on the back burner for the time being and I'll think about trying one of the other options. I'm wondering if the frustration with the online choir sessions is a sign that it's time to return to in person practices.