With Difficulty

It seems that everything I have done in the past 24 hours has been difficult. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve achieved some great things in the past day. Still though, everything seems  like it takes twice the effort it usually does. Even typing this blog post; I have to wait for ten minutes for all the words to appear, letter by letter. I really should start using my own computer instead of the ones at work.

Last night, after work, I went for a run with my boyfriend down by the beach. We ran 15 km, and it took us two hours. For those of you who run, you know that this time is awful! I’m not sure if it was the waiting in line at McDonald’s for a glass of water, or the deciding which way to run, but this is a totally ridiculous time for the distance we ran. Regardless, we did it. I think my lack of focus is what made me so slow. When I run my half marathon on July 29, I’m going to have to be a lot more focused if I want to finish it in a reasonable time. I don’t want it to take all day!

This morning I had a riding lesson. My horse wasn’t performing well for the first 45 minutes; everything was difficult. She wasn’t listening to me, and she was jumping awkwardly, hitting poles and everything. Finally, by the end of the lesson, after some hard work, she was jumping great! Still, it wasn’t without difficulty.

Next up: yarn store. I went quickly before work. I wanted to get some green yarn for socks for my boyfriend, as well as some “manly” colours for my Dad and brother. They had a few “manly” colours, but no green. The cashier even got out the catalogues to see if she could order in some dark green – they don’t manufacture it! What?? So, I walked out with nothing. NOTHING. FROM A YARN STORE.

The only thing that isn’t difficult is the actual knitting. The socks are progressing nicely. Tonight I’ll work on them some more, and hopefully be at the heel by the end of the weekend. My next project is just a little one: bookmarks. Do you remember when I blogged about Bookcrossing? If you don’t, it’s a website  who’s mantra is “the whole world is a library”. A group of “Bookcrossers” created something called SGG – Summer Gift Giving.  SGG is great; you post a wishlist of everything you want, and if you’re lucky, someone will send you something from the list. I noticed that a lot of people wanted bookmarks, so I thought  “what a good way to knit something!”. So I’m going to knit bookmarks. I have a few good ideas, but I don’t want to spoil anything yet by giving it away.

Inevitably, I won’t have the right yarn… Difficulty at its finest.


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