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I'm still ticking along on the knitting, and I work on something (sometimes multiple somethings) every day. I'm surprised, as there's been days that I haven't initially wanted to knit on anything, but something internal nudges me and I start knitting on something. So far, in March, I've finished 2 shawls and a cowl. I've cast on another shawl and I'm planning to knit either a beret or a hat to go along with the cowl, but it's been a bit difficult finding a pattern in chunky yarn that I like. I'm sure that I'll find one eventually.

The reading of books is also coming along nicely. I'm reading enough (13 books so far this year) that I've updated my goodreads widget from a target of 64 to a target of 72 books. I might, depending if I keep to my present reading speed, increase it to 100 books. I'm not holding my breath on that one, though. It does mean, however, that I can seriously start looking at books in my overflowing house library to winnow out and donate to "others". Others meaning family, friends, or charity organizations. I'm actually pleased about that. I never thought I would be, being a bookworm.

I'm recovering from a particularly evil and persistant cold that I had for two and 1/2 weeks. I'm still "suffering" with an insidious cough/post nasal drip, but I can live with that. I'm not contagious anymore, so I can finally get back to my exercise classes and the choir. Just to be clear. I don't, as a rule, get colds, so when I do,they're virulent. I don't go and be sociable in those cases as I see a lot of people over 50. If I catch it and find it hard to deal with, then I figure there's a good chance anyone over 50 will end up in hospital. Not a good thing.

I'm starting on a 15 minute clean-up regime. To put it bluntly, the house is a dump. I can't do a blast clean-up, as my brain will just implode at the amount of work that needs doing, but I can handle a chunk of 15 minutes at a time. I can, as the days pass, do multiple 15 minute chunks, but the limited time frame will enable me to accomplish more than moving a few things around and getting overwhelmed.

The garden (container garden) might possibly be cleared out and re-started this spring. I've done nothing with it for 3 years, it's completely overgrown and exhausted and I know there's things that I want to accomplish with it that are easy and minimally invasive (no mint, violets, ferns or bamboo). I just want a nice food-frendly garden that I can eat things from all-year-round. I'll at least get a start on it this year, even if it means I only do 2 boxes.

Ok, that's enough of an entry.

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