In honour of my grey cat, Valentino, he wants to spread the message of love.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
“If we are constantly consuming, then we are not creating.”
― Joshua Fields Millburn,
Last week was the one in the year where I endeavor to have all my medical appointments. I don't think anyone enjoys it, but I try to make it as painless as possible (see what I did there?). My doctor is very nice, I don't need any invasive exams and the lab where you do your bloodwork is in the building. I've done my mammogram, and will have my eye exam in March. Done and dusted.
I try not to be crabby about these things. There are so many people who have no access to good health care, and if they do, they can't afford it. I'm not about to get political here, but Canada does look after it's people. It's not perfect, but it's something to think about.
Hard to believe it's February. We're having mild temperatures and then freezing rain. I think I've worn my snowboots once. Very odd.
In knitting news, I have opted out of the KnitBritish KAL. The pattern I chose was just not doing it for me, so I frogged and will use the fabulous Cornish Tin for something else. I am working on my Southwell cardigan, which, at the moment, doesn't look like much.
Bear in mind, it is fingering weight, and you are doing increases and a cable top-down, so this isn't a quick project.
I'm all about quality-over-quantity now. At the start of the year I decided that spending is part of life. I realize that I do get caught up in buying frenzies- and ironically, am interested in buying less. If there is something I want or need (and there is a difference) I write it down. If, in a few weeks, I'm still jonesing for it, I re-think it. Interesting how many purchases are impulsive. I do get a thrill from the buy, but not so thrilled a few weeks later.
I watched a documentary by these guys. It didn't really reveal anything I didn't really know or consider before, but the context is interesting. It shows people on Black Friday Sales beating each other and lining up. Do people ever see themselves? Companies like Apple really do have it figured out- make people believe they can't live without the latest Iphone or watch or whatever.
Clawdie. A little cat-hair always adds to the experience.
Posted by Lorraine at 12:47