Crocheting to Keep Sharp

It’s no secret that I like to do whatever I can to stay in shape. I eat properly about 90% of the time. I exercise 4-5 times per week, either strength training or long-distance running, and I drink plenty of water and get enough rest. As I get older, I can appreciate the need to not only stay physically fit but to keep my mind fit as well. To that end, I have always been an avid reader, I play word games like scrabble and I crochet. The hand-eye coordination that is required for crochet, reading a pattern and keeping track of stitch counts help to keep my mind sharp. I started crocheting in college and back then the only thing I made was scarves. Scarves are easy and quick so that beca

Mental Hibernation

It is March and I am slowly emerging from my mental hibernation. That’s what I’m calling it “mental hibernation”. For years I have expressed that I wished that I could literally hibernate during the winter months. Just disappear and not see anyone, not go outside, just stay in and eat comfort food. Of course, it would be impossible for me to physically hibernate -- I got bills. That doesn’t change the fact that winters are hard for me and as a result I involuntarily mentally hibernate. This winter was particularly difficult due to the “mystery symptoms” that I experienced which forced me to have several doctor’s appointments and tests run. It’s still a mystery, however, the worst has

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