Gad, it has been forever since I was last here. There has been very little going on other than chronic daily headaches, which are becoming debilitating and interfering with my “quality of life.” I am out of sick days, so they are costing me money as I get docked whenever I am not at work. Fortunately, the District docks me what they would pay a sub to cover my absence, not what I actually make in a day. If that were the case, I would drag myself to work even if I were bleeding copiously from an arterial wound!
I am trying very hard to get my life organized — nothing major, just cleaning out closets, etc. I have started re-reading the Urban Shaman book series as I was either unconscious or too much time had passed between books 2 and 3 because there were references in book 3 about things that happened in book 2, of which I had no memory. Clearly, I had lost the continuity or had been reading too fast to catch those important little details.
For that and other reasons, I am trying to make myself SLOW DOWN. When I was still seeing the psychologist, as opposed to the Buddhist therapist I am now seeing, he told me once that I processed information so fast there was no discernible thought process. I took that to be a compliment. It wasn’t. Yes, I process information very quickly. The unfortunate outcome of this is that I have spent my life reacting to people rather than responding to them. BIG difference between those two. Huge.
I have noticed it even when I am playing a game of solitaire on the computer. I flip through the cards so fast that I miss plays. Speeding through your life is NOT a good idea. I am in no hurry to reach the end!
I am still slogging through In Praise of Slowness, which, with seriously no pun intended, is a VERY slow read. He is one of those people who keeps saying things long after you’re yelling, “I got it! Can we move on?”
There has been a little knitting, but not as much as I would like. And whose fault would that be? She’s around here somewhere.
I am working on Tweedy Vest from Knitscene, FallWinter 2005. It is not at all tweedy because I am using Heilo yarn. This is a rather rough yarn — clearly Norwegians come from hardy stock — and so I am making a garment which will go OVER things. I don’t want this next to my skin.
My next great adventure? An iPad. I have an iPhone and I love it beyond all reason. this should be fun.