Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On time...

I think Albert Einstein was onto something with his Theory of Relativity (Hear that? That’s the sound of the scientific community screeching to a halt and waiting with bated breath to hear what I’ve got to say on the subject). Time really IS relative, you know? Depending on what your perspective, it can go by REALLY fast or incredibly slooooooooowly.

A few examples:

  • Working on Subject headings or Authority Records (librarian speak)? Slow time.
  • School year about to end? Dude, that’s crazy-fast-time.
  • Knitting a cardigan with lace-weight yarn and 2.0 mm needles? Mind-numbingly-slow-time.
  • Whadaya know it’s been almost a month since I last posted? OMG-where’d-it-go-it-went-by-so-fast-time.

So yeah, Einstein was right. Either that, or there’s something seriously wonky going on with the space-time continuum, and we need Scotty to figure something out STAT.

All that to say, it’s been busy, and I’m starting to feel the strain of trying to frantically keep all the spinning plates in the air. I want to just stand still for a while, collect my thoughts, ponder my next move, and make sure it’s the right one for me. As excessive as I tend to be with my passions (and I’ve got the stash to prove it, heh), I also tend to be excessive when I’ve had enough. I don’t just cut back and take a breather. I peter out, I lose interest, I put it down and walk away. And while I’ll concede that that might be letting the pendulum swing a tad bit too far in the opposite direction, that’s just the way I am. I’m a work in progress, and it’s beginning to sink in that I’ve still got a LONG way to go. As Buffy said “I’m still cookie dough”.

I’ve kept quiet for the past few weeks mainly because it’s very important to me to put out “good” posts. Yes, my readers are important to me (and you are, and I know you’ve been wondering where I’ve been), but I’VE got to be happy and satisfied with what I put out there. And the magic spark just plain old hasn’t been there lately. I don’t feel like blathering on about how I’m just trying to keep my head above water. Talking about laundry and groceries and the normal goings-on of everyday life just isn’t inspiring me right now.

I’m still here though, still knitting (albeit less than I used to). And I haven’t forgotten you. Thanks for not forgetting me.

Happy Knitting, Everyone.


Ali P said...

Now you have blog fodder in the form of furbabies and their cutenesses!!!!
I wish I'd had a video camera trained on mine for his stealth mission against Miss Kitty this morning. It was You Tube worthy!!!!

Audrey said...

Love the Buffy quote :) Take your time; life happens and sometimes gets in the way of peripheral endeavors. What's important is that you take care of yourself and your dear ones.

Sinéad said...

I echo what Audrey said. Take your time, sort out home & life first. Take stock of what's most important. We'll still be here when you get back :)

Jennifer said...

I SO hear you on the time thing. PS hope you're having fun on your trip!