Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stand back

I’m starting to feel a little frayed around the edges. It could be due to a variety of things: the first stirrings of my annual “Holy-Crap-Is-Winter-Over-Already?” doldrums, cumulative strain due to Émilie’s health issues (she’s doing well, we’ve just turned – somewhat understandably, I think you’ll agree – into a bunch of raving hypochondriacs chez Dear, and nothing is “ordinary” anymore. Evil lurks in every corner.), or even just plain boredom with what I’ve got on the needles now.

Anyway, the point is that I’m starting to wig out. Wait, strike that. I am officially wigging. I’m reeling it in as far as retail therapy is concerned and trying to channel it into so-called “positive” activities like running on the treadmill and yoga and… honestly dudes, I think it’s only a matter of time before I bug the hell out completely.

So what’s a woman on the edge to do? Cast on for something new? Go crazy with stash enhancement? Book a flight to Aruba?

I’ve no idea. Right now I’m taking the “Try-to-cram-in-as-much-as-possible-in-the-2-hours-a-day-of-“me-time”-you-get” approach (trademark pending), which is both profoundly unsatisfying and a not-a-little exhausting.

I’ve been discussing it with Phil, and we’ve realized that what I really need is a girls’ crafty weekend. I need to sit by a fireplace, drink tea/wine, laugh, knit, and eat chocolate. In short: I need to chill the eff out.

Who’s with me?

8 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Right there with you. My days off I struggle with, should I be knitting or cleaning, doing laundry or relaxing. It's hard for a mom to chill.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I'm with ya! Where and when are we going?

~RaenWa~ said...

After all you have been though you so deserve some you time & I hope you get it very soon.

Alrischa said...

My husband would never say that! He'd have to look after the kids! But feel free to come down here for the weekend. (We'll lock all the kids outside with the sheep. It's warm, and they can live off the strawberries.) Plus, you'd get a whole pair of socks knit on the flight alone ;) hehehe

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Girls craft weekend!? I'm in. LOL. Though, a little tiny person would have to come with me. I'm totally in. Details please! LOL. I'd even do a 2 day thing locally ;)

Sinéad said...

ME! I'm in! Even if only virtually. :) I'm off work for the week (school mid-term break) so name the time!
Hope you get to relax a bit. Everyone needs some quality time with themselves.

Jennifer said...

Oh please please please!

Laurie said...

Just catching up here. Didja go? I hope I read further on down that you had your crafty gal time away. :-)