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15. April 2009 14:44
by Jobo

Wishful thinking... If I did not have to work...

15. April 2009 14:44 by Jobo | 0 Comments

If I did not have to work... Sometimes I wonder how many other things I could get accomplished in the run of a day. I always think to myself... Stupid Job! it's all your fault that I have a messy house, and not enough time to knit/quilt! Yeah right... and Denial is just a river in Egypt! De-Nile get it? sigh.... my sense of humour is a bit wacky these days, it can't be helped :P

It's fun to think about though... If I did not have to work, and could be at home more - what would it be like?

Would the overflowing laundry basket perhaps come back under control? How do two grown-ups dirty as much laundry as we do? Do the socks breed and mulitply when I am not looking? To the blue jeans get lonely in the pile and recruit perfectly good clean clothes from the drawers and closets so they won't be alone there in the hamper? And I am told that once kids arrive, the laundry mad-takeover only gets worse. More and more laundry appears. If I did not have to work, maybe I could set up some security cameras and get a leg up on this laundry problem... maybe...

Would the rampant pile of unfinished objects Finally become completed ones? The Yarn Harlot refers to this disorder as "start-itis"... but I think my problem is more a variant of Start-itis, showing distinct features of Finish-o-phobia as well! Starting new things is fun and inspiring... whereas sometimes finishing projects is a bit sad and depressing. Coming to the end of a complex and particularly interesting project can be somewhat of a letdown - in that you no longer have this neat thing to work on... and now you need to find a new project. And then there is the whole dilemma of older boring and not-so-inspiring projects. What was I thinking starting that tedious mohair lace shrug? I don't even like Mohair! or shrugs?! But it looked so good on the model in the photograph. Now I have two choices... frog it or finish it. Ug I'd rather eat the whole ball of mohair one bite at a time than frog it and admit defeat! So there it sits in the knitting basket, buried with other UFO's and the odd stashed bit of Chocolate (everyone needs to have a treat now and again... and the Husbeast generally doesn't dig through my knitting basket... although maybe now he will knowing that there is candy in there! darn.) Yes, I definitely think I have a combination Start-itis/Finish-o-phobia. I wonder if more Chocolate would cure this? will have to investigate at next possible opportunity. It is also quite amusing how taking all the finished objects out of the basket and looking at them somehow makes one feel like one has made "progress" simply having assessed the situation. Maybe if I take that half finished pair of ugly socks out of that basket another 20 times they will miraculously have finished themselves? Will have to also test that theory... If it works I may not be required to quit my job just to find more knitting time!

Ah the reflections of a crazy woman who is freshly back to work today after a week's vacation.

Hope your Tuesday feels like a vacation ;)


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