Saturday, May 29, 2010

Journal swap!

A few months back I stated that I wanted to get creative again and was hoping to do a journal swap. One of my friends, whom I shall refer to as the librarian, agreed to the swap. We bought two journals from Paper Source (one black, one white, to be covered/completed at the end of the project) and off we went. We've only managed to hand the journal off twice now. I'm going to document all of our attempts at craftiness. I'm going to go in order from start to finish for each of the journals (it'll be interesting to see if there are any patterns). Since I only have one journal at the moment, I only have one first attempt. I'll photograph the other first during our next swap and share it right away. Since we're already on our third round, I'll be able to share the second and third attempts shortly after.

My round one:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Phew, it's been almost a month. And it has been some month. It's gone so quickly I don't even know where it went...

Over the next few months I am probably going to be super busy, but I'd like to promise myself to fit the following in:
  1. Blogging regularly. At least once or twice a week. I have been working on a journal swap with a librarian pal of mine and I'll start to share that. I'll continue to share my knitting. And hopefully there will be shared posts about a house and a move, a wedding, a fun summer.
  2. Continuing to workout. Starting over after taking time off from the gym SUCKS. And today was the first time since I started back up a couple weeks ago that I had a great workout. I've never been the type where working out energizes me. Consistently 7 time out of 10, I get tired after a workout. Today was the other 30%; I felt great during and great after. Maybe if I seriously continue, I can get that up to 40%.
  3. Continuing to pick up some stuff I lazily dropped. Mostly this meant knitting, often it means the gym; these two are back in full swing. But I've also stopped stuff I enjoyed like blogging, contributing on Yelp and even cleaning. Keeping the apartment tidier feels fantastic. I really just got soooo lazy: work, home, zone out, sleep. Maybe this just means winter hibernation is over.
This feels weird to post because it's written mostly for myself, but what else for the blog.