Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Maybe It's Time to Refocus...

It's been a bit of a crazy road lately.. Going back to work full time threw me for a loop. (And that's putting it mildly.)

While the new job has it's perks, there is absolutely NO privacy. The company's goal is for everyone to work together - and apparently that means pushing 4 desks together into the center of a room without any dividers. I was really used to working at my own pace, and setting the tone of my day.. Well, not anymore! I consider it a true blessing that I happen to like the folks I work with.

(Read between the lines here - I miss sitting at my desk with my coffee reading blogs while I wake up, and surfing Ravelry while on conference calls.)

As some sort of strange consolation prize, I have been buying yarn. I was so good for so long...

Falling off of the wagon was inevitable.

Here is a sampling of Dream In Color (fuchsia and blue), Sanguine Gryphon's Skinny Bugga (olive green) and yes, some Wollmeise (dark fuchsia and the teals).

Told you I fallen off of the wagon.

So back to the whole point of this post - which is why the yarn is on top of the computer. Because it should come first.

I need to refocus myself and get back to the heart of the matter. Which is yarn, blogging, spinning and whatever else makes me happy. No Facebook games until all hours of the night. No more pointless TV watching unless the kidlet has gone to bed and it's something really good (The last season of The Tudors is back in 2 months, and Weeds shouldn't be far behind it). It's time to ground myself in the things that keep me sane.

While I was out of work, I also played around with some nekkid yarn. And I had so much fun. I found a base that I really like too... I need to focus on this, don't you think?

We call this one Tiger Lily.

Life has pulled me in a lot of different directions lately, and I need to remember that I set my course. I travel in the direction that I want to go in. And while that may not always be the best direction, it's the one that makes me happy.

Thank you for stopping by and for putting up with my silence! I promise it won't be another 45 days until my next blog post.