Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sloth: An indepth look into my mind

Yesterday was a day of rest. Almost a shameful day of rest. Both the kids were gone all day and I did pretty much...nothing. It's like I went from full steam ahead to stalled on the tracks. I either do 16 things at once or absolutely nothing. People always comment on how I get so much done during tax season; how I continue my personal work load and professional work load and add 4 new projects in the mix. I find that when I am working at high productivity levels I can't turn it off. It's not amazing and probably crazy. I'm certain its healthy because I only have one small breakdown towards the end of February and then I'm done. This year my break down was shedding some tears thinking, "Hmm I'm crying and don't know why. My brain is totally together,no one has upset me but yet my eyes are shedding tears." Yes, I could actually reason in my brain and not be upset in my mind at all but there I was crying. Weird.

Now I am functioning on the total opposite end of the spectrum. I have all this time to do whatever I want and I sit on the couch, watch movies on my computer, and knit. I should of been outside working in the yard. Getting that raised bed made or cleaning out the front porch, but no. My one saving thought was,"Hey, I'm not wasting my day. I am knitting." And so I knit almost an entire sock yesterday. I had 3 inches from the cuff when I started knitting on it Saturday morning. Now it is finished.

I really need to snap out of this lull because I do have things I want to do and sitting on the couch isn't going to get them done! Maybe I should invite someone over for dinner to force me to clean my house. That always works! 3 days of unproductivity should be enough to recover from 2.5 months of supercharge right!


Debbie said...

Wow! Your supercharge sounds Waaay better than mine...I can only keep it up for a little while and then I break!
Right now I'm too busy...but I can't figure out what to take out of my life...hmmmmm out of the house too much at night = too busy life.
Anyways...I say...that sock was productive!!!

Debbie said...

I love those shoes too by the way!

Awww come onnnnnn! You could make the commute...say...once a's not that far...
the snow is even gone here now...I'll post proof soon..there are daffodils in my front yard!
Next knit night is Apr 28th...if you start driving now...

Wool Winder said...

Next year schedule a do nothing weekend after tax season and don't feel guilty about it. After keeping such a supercharged pace, you need time to readjust and reset your gears. Consider it a reward and enjoy.

Love the socks!