Wednesday WIP

Work in progress. It’s a great phrase. It’s all action and forward motion. I like to think of my life as one big work in progress. That’s why I called this blog One of these days… One of these days the work in progress will be finished.

But you know what? Other work will always be there to take its place. A while back Keith Bohanna recommended a book called “Getting Things Done” (not directly to me, mind!) and as I was always impressed with his modus operandi when working with him I thought I’d give it a look. I picked up a copy before my leave between finishing with the IIA and starting with Prosperity. I got a fair bit done on my holiers. I didn’t actually get the book read! It’s a work in progress.

I also look on my body as a work in progress and thanks to my childbearing of recent years it’s definitely been a work in progress. A friend recommended Couch to 10K and I’m on week 4 so far. It’s going well but a new pair of runners has destroyed my heels with blisters which makes it very difficult to get going in the morning.

Finally I’ve had a few crochet projects on the go. I created decorations for a farewell plant for my colleagues. I also gave them and my mother iPhone cosies. I’m also just about finished a little cardigan for my gorgeous new niece – another fabulous work in progress. You can see the beginning of the first row below. I had planned a beautiful blanket for her. You can see that I started it below. I had to frog the whole lot as they seem to say online. Rip every last stitch. It just wasn’t right. So that’s another work in progress.

I’ve also had to rethink the wedding present I’m working on as it was also not turning out as I expected. So all in all lots of work in progress!

And I haven’t even mentioned the garden this time round! What works in progress have you on the go at the moment? Anything you are especially excited about? Go on, tell all!

The baby wins

and we are going into hospital tomorrow to be induced. I have until midnight tonight to have a homebirth and as nothing is stirring it’s unlikely that this will happen. Anyone want a birthing pool? Knowing our luck the rest of the summer will be cat and we won’t even be able to use it as an oversized paddling pool.
Talk about asserting your personality at an early stage. This baby is already showing the Smith trait of taking way too long to leave the house. It’s in there going “I’m just gonna have a cuppa tea and a slice of toast. Hang on I’m just gonna hop in the shower. Now where did I leave my book/ keys/ trumpet/ wallet? Hold on I just have to ring…”
At least we can now say to Garman that when he wakes up on Monday morning he will be meeting his new brother or sister. All going to plan we should be home again by then.
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