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Slowing Down

Hello friends!

I need to find a better blogging schedule now that I get to work earlier.  I just find myself so tired when I get home from work. Lately I haven’t had a lot of time to work on projects.  I also felt a lot of fatigue this week, and woke up with a headache the past several mornings.  If I’d had the certain kind of fun that brings morning headaches, that’d be one thing.  But since it’s been quite awhile since I’ve had that level of fun, I’m not sure why I am waking up with them. I’m not a fan. They need to go away.

The weather is slowly changing here.  It’s in the mid-80s right now, which people say is hot?  Hah.  This weather is amazing.  Last year Husband and I nearly got heat stroke while going to ACL in OCTOBER, so I welcome this weather with open arms.  I’m in a state of denial that winter is coming, BECAUSE IT’S NOT.  NOPE. IT’S NOT HAPPENING.  I’ve of course been homesick, and sometimes it will hit me over silly things.  Handing over my Texas driver’s license for an Indiana one.  That made me sadder than I thought it would.  Seeing the Indianapolis skyline while driving into work and thinking of how much I loved Austin’s skyline. Running a beautiful urban trail downtown but missing Town Lake. I ordered Whataburger Spicy Ketchup and Texas Pecan coffee from HEB, and had a cup of the coffee this morning.  Savoring memories of home, because Texas is still home. I like Indianapolis but it will be awhile until it’s home.

I’ve been utterly lazy this morning, because I think my fatigue and headaches may be my body’s way of telling me to slow down.  I was pretty lazy when I was younger (a lot of us were, right?), so it’s a trait I fear in myself now at 35. I feel like I can’t relax until I accomplish a certain amount of things on my list, but once I do finish my to-do list, I’m too tired to do anything. I have to remind myself that it’s okay to not do ALL the chores in one sitting. It’s okay to NOT do an intense workout all the time.  It’s okay to take a breather at work.  It’s okay to be incredibly slow on the crafty projects I work on and have multiple WIPs at the same time.

Speaking of, I went ahead and joined the French Press CAL, but with more budget-friendly yarn.  This is City Tweed Aran in Lemon Curd.

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I really struggled with the gauge swatch for this one, but finally got it right after 3 tries.  I’m woefully behind on the CAL, as you can imagine – not for a lack of trying, just tired on my weeknights and not being able to make much progress.  I’m on the left sleeve right now.

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I also received my TeenyButton yarn in the Austin/Hill Country colorways!

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I don’t know what I will make with it, so have added it to my stash for now.  I’m hoping this weekend I can get some WIPs finished.  It would be good to do a couple of house things as well, like hanging pictures.  I’ve accepted that I won’t have an HGTV-looking house immediately upon moving in. It will take awhile to decorate the space to my full satisfaction, and that’s ok – all part of the process, slow living, etc etc. It’s hard to remind myself that though, when I want to get it done NOW.

We’re also checking out a fall festival at a nearby apple orchard today.  I am legitimately excited about this, because we don’t really have fall festivals back home (last week my Austin co-workers told me the weather had just dipped below 100 degrees, so yeah, that’s why).  I’ll try and do a better job of updating this little blog more frequently on weekdays, even if I don’t have the luxury of sitting at my kitchen table before work to do it anymore.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

10 thoughts on “Slowing Down

  1. It’s especially tough for me to relax and give into self care when the weather is still nice – but very essential! Hopefully you overcome your fatigue. Look forward to seeing your WIPs!

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