Walk Across the State

 In the mail at work today I received a challenge to “walk across the state.”  Basically we put together teams, wear pedometers, and track our activity for a year, hoping to virtually walk across the state.  The teams progress will be charted at work and there are personal goal prizes as well as team prizes.  I heard that the public health lab was putting together a team and I decided to get on that one.

I have noticed that tracking my weight daily and graphing it over all really helps me maintain and lose the weight so I am sure that tracking and graphing my activities will work in a similar fashion.  I seem to need that visual goal in order to compete with myself.  Needless to say I am excited about an excuse to do so!  Now I just can’t wait to get started!  Seems that the tracking weight and tracking activity should be a rewarding symbiotic relationship.  The more activity I chart the faster the weight goes down, making me more interested in continuing to track activity.  Off we go!!!

In other news, a dear friend of mine came to visit last evening.  I had suspected she might have some news for me but when I offered to make a nice dinner she offered to bring wine which threw me off the scent.  Until she showed up with O’Douls!  Yup, she is pregnant and I am thrilled for her!  Of course my mind immediately starts to decide what I can knit for a new little one.  I suppose I shouldn’t worry about this until I know if it will be a boy or a girl, and that might be awhile because she is very early along.  But I can still have big dreams right?  I think if it is a girl I will do a shawl, can be used as a blanket when she is tiny and becomes something she can still use when she is older.  If dear friend has a little boy, I will have to find some good alternatives but there are lots of little boy patterns in my books that I have had no excuse to use.

On the knitting front, I have much to post about since I have been making a concerted effort to stay off the computer and knit while listening to books on tape.  Unfortunately I have not taken any pictures yet.  Next week will begin my foray into the world of blocking.  I have done my research and I am convinced.  But have yet to try it.  Fortunately I have found a lovely upscale yarn boutique here in town and they have no problem helping me with my questions.  Seems that when Daughter is with her father, I often find myself there asking the questions I cannot figure out via the Internet.

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