Friday, February 02, 2018

Have you ever...?

Have you ever finished knitting a scarf for your grand-daughter 

and realised it will probably be far too thick around her 5 year old neck, and in fact you realised this (without admitting it to yourself) half-way through the process but you wanted to get the thing finished within the week so you didn't pull it out and start again?

Have you ever spent an hour cooking dishes from store cupboard basics without all the necessary ingredients and ended up with two nutritious meals that are tasteless, but you will have to eat them because you don't want to waste the food?

Have you ever written a blog for eleven and a half years and run out of things to say but not wanted to say to your readers you are taking a break because when you've done that in the past, you've always thought of lots to write about the following week but no-one read your posts because they thought you were taking a break? 

Have you ever wondered if your time for sharing happenings and thoughts and ideas with the world has come to an end because you have morphed from an opinionated extraverted writer into a quiet person who has private thoughts she doesn't want to share, unless they are disguised and put in the mouths of  fictional characters?

Have you ever been (just a bit) fed up?

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and thought:  'My God! I have really thick ankles!'


Helen said...

Yes to most of those. I can't knit

Sue Hepworth said...

Well, it's nice to know I'm not alone. 🙏

marmee said...

yes as to scarf ( for grandson). Yes as to tasteless meals...yes as to ankles and have been feeling lately that it takes so much effort to talk about my complicated thought processes that I may as well not even start!! So snap!

Sue Hepworth said...

I am really comforted by your response, Marmee. Plus, you made me laugh.

Anonymous said...

My first thought when reading this was have you forgotten to use your anti sad light? However no light will just lift you up when you have been having the most fun (as I understood from previous post) and then the fun goes back home - not surprised you are feeling flat not to mention being reminded as you knit for those you miss, however it turned out. As to taking a break - don't tell us - just space the posts out further apart. Grateful for whatever, when ever. I am too am feeling gloomy - lets be gloomy together!
Hope things improve in February


Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Jenetta, sad light in place and switched on.
I think it's that February feeling, pure and simple.
Though the flatness after the visit is relevant and I had not considered that.
Oh well, it is getting lighter.
And I have some nice things planned for March.