Hello! It's been several days since I was here. Spencer came home for 4 days and my family celebrated my father's 80th B-day. So the weekend was much more exciting and eventful than usual. I enjoyed it all and now am enjoying the return to "normal" life.
Today I knit on my dad's birthday socks. Then, I unknit a couple of rows of the angel shawl for reasons that I will not go into here. For my non-knitting friends, unknitting lace is one of the more penitential things a knitter can do. Now, I can re knit it the way it should be with the yarn that my Ravelry friend sent me (see inspiring story below).
I have been eating non-raw since I was on retreat. I chose not to bring 3 days worth of food to Chicago and be freaky-raw-food-girl. But once off of plan, it became increasingly challenging for me to return to plan. My thinking went something like this:
"Well, I need to get back on track. BUT since I am off track, I might as well eat the _______ that I haven't eaten for 8 weeks." (Fill in blank with anything from McDonald's to Ben&Jerry's to Chinese food...).
Today, I am back to clean eating thanks to my motivation cards (or as Dr. Beck calls them "response cards"). Rereading all the reasons why I really want to be thin and healthy. Also, finding these super-cool knitting patterns on http://www.fiddlesticks.com/ was really motivating:
I will knit these and I will wear them! And not in the x-large size!
Oh, I wanted to mention that the meditation in the Magnificat for today is wonderful. It's from "The Cloud of Unknowing" which I love.