Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Binging and Purging

If any of you have Scorpios in your lives, you know how hard they can crash and burn from time to time before they rise to renewed glory out of the ashes. I'm learning as I grow older to recognized these crash and burn scenarios and try to head them off at the pass before they blind side me. Such have been the last four weeks. I had so much coming at me that I had to purge some parts of my life that I didn't really want to but had to in order to maintain my sanity. I took sabbatical from most everything except work, the Things and knitting. The rest of it - including email, blogging and blog reading - was placed carefully aside to wait until I got past that "oh shit I'm drowning, somebody save me" period that I was having. And while I've missed keeping up with your fiberadventures and showing you all of the gifts that have been flying off my needles, I was glad to have the break. I didn't spiral into depression. I didn't keep myself up at night with anxiety attacks. And most of all, I was readily to the important people in my life. So many wondrous things have happened over the last few weeks. My organization received grant funding so I'll get to start back into my job full time very soon. My knitting classes have gone nuts lately and I have students coming out of my ears. I'm getting orders for hand knit items for the holidays. And I've spent loads of quality time with familiy and friends. I'm learning to say no and not "manage" (tee hee - Heaz) every aspect of my life. And also learning that sometimes letting go is really a good thing.

I'm sorry that I missed my own deadline for the Fall Foto contest. I promise to catch up on entries and wrap it up in the coming weeks. I also apologize for not responding to comments or emails. I hope to get some knitting photos up soon and resume some components of "regular" life in the coming weeks.(((((Big Hugs))))))))

16 comments:

Heather said...

Sometimes you gotta take a break from the "incessant managing" and take a breather...glad to hear that you knew when to say when.

good to have our muse refreshed.

x/o babe!

Renee said...

Glad to see you back! You were missed.

--Deb said...

Hmmm . . . speaking as a Scorpio myself, I think I've just been ever so subtly insulted, but in such a nice way, I can't be sure!!

Everyone needs time to regroup--glad you did, glad you're back. And really, we Scorpios are worth it!

Stitchy McYarnpants said...

Fellow Scorpio here to say "Preach it, sister!"

I know exactly where you're coming from and am actually having the same exact issue right now. I have so much to do that I can't do any of it, it's like I've completely shut down.

Glad you didn't let your sanity get away from you!

Lolly said...

SO good to see you, dear Tanya. No rush - ease back in slowly.

xo

KnitNana said...

Missed ya! Can sympathize completely!
(((hugs)))

Amy Boogie said...

Yay! You're back. I missed you but I completely understand the need for a break.

Mrs.Curvy said...

Glad your back! Take your time, I can understand somewhat how you feel.

Wanda said...

If it's a break you need, then you definitely needed to take it. Nothing wrong with that. we're all here when you come back. Glad things are looking better and brighter in your world.

Kimberly said...

Taking care of yourself is important. It's great that you recognized what you needed to do and were able to do it!

Welcome back. I'm looking forward to hearing all you have to share.

Sahara said...

Iyanla Vanzant says "you can't give what you lack."

Hey, you can't receive the new in your life, if you haven't thrown out the old. It's good that you took time to "handle your business." Besides, I dislike when folks blog to be blogging.

We're all still here, and are glad you're back. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

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Reading and understanding your latest text makes me hesitate to ask, but I love the monkey (I spotted first at http://www.pixiestikz.com/blog/archives/2005_06.html) you have made. I really, really, want to knit one myself! I might want to learn how to follow English instructions for this one. My six-year-old would sertainlu love to have one of those for her birthday! Unfortunately, my blog is only in Finnish... Where could I find the pattern? Please, help!

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