Norwegian Star Mittens

During the weeks that i was resting my legs and couldn’t run, I channeled my energy into crafting. One if the things I finished up is this amazing pair of mittens:
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The pattern is called Norwegian Star Mittens and it wins for the most complicated thing I ever knit. It was also my first time doing color work. They don’t match any of my coats but I want to walk around all day waving at people. HI LOOK AT MY MITTENS

Weekend Update

I was so looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home. I love going on weekend trips and I am grateful that I can, but it also makes staying home that much more special. True to form though, even my “relaxing” weekends at home can be a little hectic. Awesome, but tiring.

Saturday morning, I woke up early and started the dough to make mallorcas. I also started a crockpot of chili. Then we went to the farmer’s market to get my tomatoes. I also picked up a dozen oysters. So lucky to be able to buy a dozen oysters for $10. I don’t know what I’d do if I lived away from the coast.

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Matunuck oyster farm

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I shucked these myself.

I came home and finished baking off the dough, then had a fun lunch of raw oysters and pastries. I think this meal needed a mimosa.
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Then I made a chili-cheese dip with my homemade chili and spent the next 8 hours at a friend’s housewarming party. I totally forgot that I had a long run planned the next morning and kind of freaked out when I remembered at 11pm. I had been drinking a bunch and I smoked a cigar. Eeek!

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I don’t always smoke cigars, but when I do I also wear a fedora.

Somehow on Sunday morning I rolled out of bed at 9 (late!) and hit the jogging path. Luckily it wasn’t crazy hot today. I put in 6+ miles and I didn’t feel bad at all, especially considering what I did the day before. After the run, I showered and quickly went to work on the tomatoes, which took all day.

On Monday I somehow managed to do 1.5 workouts, work 9 hours, go to a Yelp event, and log 13,000 steps on the pedometer.

I’m really exhausted. I was already tired from lack of sleep during my work week and I even wore myself out during my weekend. I have a different, really deep tiredness that I’m not sure if it’s a health issue (iron) or I’m just not taking care of myself and making sleep a priority. Maybe the latter. I need to figure something out. In the meantime, let me know if you have ideas. Even if your idea is “stop doing all of that shit,” you can still tell me.