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Catching Up
Quote of the Week
Midwestern Knitting Adventures
The Magnificent Cologne Cathedral  

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Catching Up, not Giving Up
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Why is it so easy to get behind, but so hard to catch up? Behind on my email, behind on my housework and yard work, even behind on things I enjoy, like knitting and reading.  
I purchase planners and download organizational worksheets, but I still feel like I'm always trying to catch up. I know there are activities that I could eliminate from my schedule, but those seem to be the ones I enjoy the most.
I just keep trying in hopes that I will catch up.  And I won't give up.  I've had times that I have come close to catching up - maybe not in all areas - but in some.  I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I finish a large project.  
Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves to look at the bigger picture. We need to look back at what we've accomplished over the years, rather than the morning wasted on paperwork. We need to focus on the areas where we are catching up, which will encourage us to stay focused.  
In the post this week, I caught up by writing about a yarn shop I visited over a month ago.  I also wrote about some old knitting projects I am trying to finish. I will catch up...and I won't give up!  
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Quote of the Week - 12 August 2016

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
– Saint Augustine

This Week's Post:

Midwestern Knitting Adventures

Although I haven’t written much about knitting lately, I haven’t been ignoring my hobby.  I visited an old, but new yarn shop, attended a fiber fest, became a little more involved with Ravelry, and kept knitting.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

My family and I vacationed in northern Minnesota for many years, although we have not done so since 2007.  At the time, I was more of a quilter than a knitter – actually, I wasn’t a knitter at all yet.  I had heard about Gruber’s Quilt Shop and eventually had a chance to visit...

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From the Archives:
The Magnificent Cologne Cathedral

The city of Cologne, Germany, holds one of the most magnificent cathedrals in all of Europe.  Approaching the city, the spires of the church are visible for miles.

My daughter and I boarded a train from northern Germany – just across the border from our friends’ home in the Netherlands.  The cathedral came into view long before we were to arrive at the train station.  We watched as it slowly grew larger, expecting to follow it the entire trip.

As we got closer, though, the building was hidden from us – the angle of the train making it impossible to see.  Finally, we arrived at the station...

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