Monday, November 24, 2008

Haphazard Thoughts #1

After nearly 15 years of quilting and ignoring my knitting, I find myself wanting to knit rather than quilt.

Turning my days and nights upside down appeals to me. I want to stay up all night and sleep during the day.

I don't give a rip about Christmas this year.

Writing my blog is the best thing I do for myself.

If I could start my life over again, I would do it differently.

I've gotten to a point in my life where I no longer care (as much) what other people think of me.

I fantasize about living in a rural setting on the East Coast working in my home studio as a professional sculptor.

Rebellion against doing what I "should" has set in.

Racism scares me.

I feel I'm often misunderstood, but well-liked.

Eating out has become much less appealing to me than it once was.

The need to do things that bring me personal joy and satisfaction is very strong.

In my next life, I'm going to be an Olympic downhill skier.

Getting more sleep is a definite desire.

I don't like the time in history in which I am living.

Sunshine is more important to me than I've previously thought.

Anti-socialness and reclusiveness are creeping in on me.

I need less work and more relaxation in my life.

Goats are still my favorite homestead animal.

I've accomplished a lot in my life, often under adverse conditions. None of it has made me rich or famous.

I never enjoyed school, but I like learning.

Gardening is wonderful exercise that keeps one in good shape.

I'm a really good wife; I could be better.

Common sense is more conducive to a happy life than great intelligence.

If I could choose my life partner again, I would choose the same person.


Chicken Mama said...

Awwww! (The last one.)

Cool post! I might copy you!

Sooooo, how come hardly anyone ever comments on MY posts? You have a couple of comments almost every time! Huh? Huh?


Claire said...

What speaks to me most is a yearning for some new creativity. It must be the time of year...casting around for a new project to keep you busy and engaged through the long winter.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mama Pea,
Interesting......I have had many of those same haphazard thoughts (except for the downhill skiier one).
Do you have goats? I LOVE goats! A place where I used to work had pygmy goats--I once even got to help with the birth of a baby goat.
Fun post! :-)

Mama Pea said...

Chicken Mama - I think it would be really interesting to read a random sampling of what thoughts are floating around in your head! Copy on!

Claire - I've found that I NEED to be creative, but finding the time for what I want to pursue is the stumbling block. If I could just stop eating, sleeping, finishing the house, cleaning the toilet . . . well, you get the idea.

Ruthie - We kept goats in Illinois and even moved two up with us. We eventually expanded our herd to 13. When we got into the restaurant business, our focus had to change and we've never gotten back into goats. Roy would have them in a nanosecond if I just suggested it, but at this point in life, I'm not ready to be tied down to twice a day milking. Some day? We'll see.