Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Tangled Mess

Lately, my soul feels a bit like this:

My thoughts and emotions seem to be all tangled and running in a thousand different directions.

I really should not feel this way right now. We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Hilton Head, and I can truly say that I fell head over heels in love with the place. Larry said that, everywhere we went, I had a big smile on my face. Who would be able to suppress happiness when surrounded by giant trees dripping with Spanish moss, beach waters full of live sand dollars, turtles paddling around all the local ponds, salt marshes and gorgeous birds around every corner?

So perhaps my current state of mind is partially due to mourning for a place in which I would have liked to have spent much more time. Could be that I miss the "little girl" unfettered joy that my now older kids previously exuded whenever we had new experiences or visited new places. Perhaps it is adjusting to being back to reality. Maybe it is that, in my everyday world, I feel stretched a bit too thin. More likely, I'm just a spoiled brat who wants more fun and less responsibility.

Whatever the cause, it's time to snap out of my funk and be grateful that I was able to spend yet another great vacation with my family, grateful that I have a home and a job to return to, grateful for responsibilities because that means I am needed. . .

But, in my mind, I'm gone to Carolina...

Oh, and lest I bring you all down too much, I am grateful for YARN! I found this in the sale bin at my LYS and I'm going to make a little goody for a friend's niece who is having a baby this fall:

And I am making progress on the French Lace Camisole. I finished the back and am now done with the lace border for the front:

1 comment:

Elle said...

I think your funk is widespread. I believe it's a combination of heat, general crap to deal with, not enough time to knit and do things for ourselves, etc. The list could go on forever!