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I am a band director at five private schools in Kankakee. Music is a big part of my life, but knitting and crafting are right up there too. I own a ridiculous stash of yarn, which I am slowly using... and replacing with better yarn... I tend to knit and crochet a lot, in class, out of class, while watching tv, while driving, pretty much constantly. I have been involved with crochet romantically for 15 years, and involved with knitting for 11 years. They sometimes get jealous of each other. I think its funny. Along with knitting and crocheting, I quilt, spin (drop spindle) and design patterns!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I swear I still exist!

Student teaching is kicking my butt.

At least during the day.

When I get home I either head off to the gym, go for a long run/jog/walk, head into work (recording studio), spin, knit, work on some lesson plans, head into work (catering), or over to steves for dinner.

Some days its all of the above.

I have been lagging in all my crafting. Mostly because I have until the end of this week before I am heading to Florida with the high school band I am student teaching with (squee). And only 4? weeks until graduation. I have really been pushing myself to lose these extra ten pounds.

I don't have a ton of weight to lose... thats the thing. I'm not overweight. I am actually at 22 BMI, which is healthy. But these extra pounds are just something I have told myself I would like to lose. Start college at 145, end college at 145.

Just a goal I have for graduation.

Now. I do want to say I have tried something new. Bikram Yoga.

It's... interesting.... and exhausting... and freaking hot...

It's yoga. plain and simple. Some of the positions are different though. For example, its 26 positions in a row. Which takes about 90 minutes. In a room that is 105-115 degrees.... ours was topping at 111...

The heat helps loosen your muscles. But I have never once in my life been that sweaty. Hated myself for agreeing to go to the yoga session during it, but after I felt great. and tired.

I would say try it out, if you are somewhat fit, and have done yoga before. And heat is not a huge issue. cause I swear... you will want to die during....

Now for crafting, I have finished spinning that rainbow yarn. But I do not currently have any pictures. I will though. I will.

Knitting wise? also not much. I have been working on multiple projects, slowly. Nothing spectacular, but I have some ideas of what I am going to start up working on in the next couple weeks.

I promise by Saturday I will have some great pics up of what I have gotten done!

I leave you with me after my run!


Jenni said...

I used to do a bunch of competitions in FL when I was in highschool! What are ya'll doing?

luganknitter said...

Jenni, We are marching down the main drag in Disney on Monday, just marching and playing. then we are going to a workshop where they explain how movie music is made. Its going to be pretty cool, and warm outside!!!

Sherra said...

I almost passed out the first time I tried Bikram Yoga, I had to leave the room for a little bit to cool off. I want to get in shape for summer, so I was thinking about trying it again since it was such a good workout. Yay yoga!

Geni said...

Four weeks until grad? Wow! Congratulations! I'm in an accelerated nursing program, so I'm doing my final preceptorship over the summer, and I graduate mid-August... and I'm SO excited. But man, the final push to make it to the end sure doesn't leave time for knitting, or any other craft... sigh. Soon we will be productive, working members of society, though, and... be getting used to new jobs so we still won't have too much time to craft. Ha!