Sunday, January 27, 2008

Attitude Adjustment Necessary

Today, I need an attitude adjustment. I am allowing this thing with Tom to affect me. Of course it affects the way our home runs. I can handle that. I know I can handle it. But, even though I've spent the past two days catching up on sleep (and I know more-or-less feel rested), I continue to have a very short fuse and get cranky at everyone very easily.

Tonight, I will finish watching The Shawshank Redemption (which we started last night) and then go to bed. Tomorrow, I will spend some time sewing something (I don't know what yet). Cloth is calming for me.

I was knitting today. I've been working on a scarf. I've got the knit, increase, and decreases down. It's slow going though. I don't feel like I'm making progress on it. I decide today that I will likely be a utility knitter ... kind of like my crocheting ... I do them because I "need" the finished result, not because I enjoy the process. I do appreciate how portable both are though, for being able to do on the run. I actually only tend to knit when I'm out or when I'm on the phone, so, I am grateful to be getting something done during "dead" time. I enjoy quilting. I also enjoy painting watercolors. I suppose I could try to do that tomorrow, but, I can see it being a big fiasco with the boys wanting to participate and me wanting it to be an "alone, leave me alone, me" project. Better stick with sewing something for tomorrow and boosting my joyous spirits.



Cricket said...

Don't let all of this get to you, it will pass and things will get back to normal. We are humans and the only reason we beat out the Dinosaurs in evolution is by having the ability to adapt and adjust. Thankfully your boys are no longer toddlers or babies so they can help out around the apartment and take some of that stress and burden off of you. I assume T will be up and moving soon so he can get mobility back in his ankle and get back to work sooner rather than later so this will pass before you know it. Just keep putting positive energy out into the universe and things will start looking up again.

SuzyQSparkles said...

Thanks for the encouragement. Exhaustion sure makes things look worse than they are! I have a plan now that includes saving money for "me time", helping others step-up-to-the plate, daily Yoga, and clearing clutter out of the apartment (for Tom's mobility and my sanity).