The “list-free” weekend was truly restful – although, on Sunday we did get some much needed yard work done! We did a bit of culling of the dying plants from the pots on the patio – the coleus was getting pretty leggy and were dropping leaves thanks to the spate of cool nights we have had. I would like to get a couple of mums for the fall but I won’t have time this week – maybe next week that will happen. But for right now the impatiens remain the star of the waning days of summer – they are just magnificent! The remaining vegetable plants in the garden have also headed to the compost pile. I have made a somewhat detailed list of garden successes as well as failures. August’s hot humid days did my basil in – perhaps assisted by my overzealous watering.
On Saturday night as we were looking for something to watch on television and we discovered that there is a new season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix…produced by Netflix. There are 2 episodes up currently, with a new one coming each week until the end of October! Only Paul remains from the original shows, but I thought it was still most enjoyable!
But, it’s Monday and this is what my list looks like this week:
This is the September inspiration from The Balanced Life and these words are exactly what I need as I head back to my Pilates mat this week. As Kym has shared many times over the past few months – you can go from one who avoided exercise to one who finds something so very worthwhile in it! I really want to be in the latter group and I am going to make moving and exercise my focus this month!
This week, I have just the inspiration necessary to bring me back to the mat… stay tuned for my Friday check-in to see how I did! Add to that, my daily walks and moving my body is getting back into focus! I am so disappointed at how easy it was for me to lose this essential habit! I have put these words in several prominent places and hopefully they will continue to inspire my movement this month!
I have a wee bit of sewing to finish! One pair of Rose pants and a Zadie Jumpsuit have been patiently waiting for me to get back to them. Which will happen this week because there is no baking or preserving to distract me!
My daughter added a couple of things to my list yesterday with a request for some “Halloween costume” help – so I need to look up some cable patterns to knit a tiny pair of leggings and see if I can pick up some flannel fat quarters to make some “reindeer ears” so Vivi can be a little reindeer for Halloween!
My final goal for the week is to begin the lace portion of my Reagan! I am ever so close to finishing the sleeves and hope to have some lace progress to share with you on Wednesday!
What’s on your list for the week? I hope that you can make the most of your Monday and start your week off wonderfully! See you all back here on Wednesday with a knitting and reading update!
You have a full list – here’s hoping for lots of accomplishment! A week without baking and preserving leaves room for other things, and I bet you will git ’em done. My list for the week also includes a return to exercise; it’s so much easier to walk when it’s not hazy, hot, and humid!
P.S. Your impatiens are really beautiful!
Joining in with you and Juliann and aiming for TEN Pilates workout over the next TEN days … I focused my attention in August on walking and I’m ready to get back to the mat. (of course while I’m away, I doubt there will be much mat time, but I’m hopeful the ship will host some classes … we’ll see). Have a great week!!
Gorgeous Impatiens. And quite a list on a Monday morning…but it all sounds enjoyable. Have fun! I’m still picking a ton of cherry tomatoes daily! And our fall crop of sugar snap peas are climbing the trellis…so we are still gardening. I cut the last (I think) of the rhubarb yesterday and need to make something with that.
I agree — it’s so easy to drop the habit of exercise but so important to keep it! There are days when the weather is awful and I’d rather stay inside, but on days like that I have to remember that I will be thankful later for going out and moving.
Kiddo and I are still finishing up the last season of GBBS but I’m already excited for the new one!
On my list this week
Take time to read
Notice when I am feeling hurried
Sounds like you’ve got a very full week ahead of you! I wanted to get mums this weekend but didn’t get to it – hopefully by the weekend I will.
Impatiens are such a workhorse annual, aren’t they? And especially in the fall, when everything else is beginning to fade. Yours are especially beautiful! 🙂 We found the Great British Baking Show on Netflix last weekend (there was only one episode then). So much fun to watch! (The current “team” did a 3-episode Christmas Baking Show last . . . Christmas, and they did a fine job. Takes a little getting used to, but they are quite fun.) And I’m SO GLAD you’re focusing on fintness this month! YAY KAT!!! You GO!
The impatiens are so pretty. The apricot ones in my front porch pots are fading a bit but they might have been overwatered. You have quite a list for the week but nothing ventured, nothing gained as my Gram would say. It is so easy for fitness and exercise to slide right off my plate. Maybe autumn will energize us all.
I used to dislike impatiens, but have learned to LOVE them — along with many other shade-loving plants — thanks to a shady yard (less shady these days). So pretty.
Nice job on the pilates goal Kat! And we’ve lost most things to autumn except the impatiens which are still stunning as well. My list this week includes a shawl bind-off which hopefully I can block and use this weekend!