The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. -- Bertrand RussellI am rarely bored. In fact, I can clearly remember one of the last times I ever said that I was bored. It was when I lived in Belfast and I didn't have a hobby. It was before my knitting compulsions, before jewelry-making, before my blog... it was when I used to sit in front of the tv and actually WATCH it. Like, with my eyes, and not with my ears while my eyes were busy looking at something I was working on.
I used to think about those days and think, "Man, I wasted a lot of time back then."
I'm an active person. I cook and write and knit and crochet and draw. Last Sunday, I got up out of bed, made myself some porridge, then made a batch of pita bread, started some slow cooker ribs, baked some raspberry scones and a birthday cake. Then I thought, "Oh good, that's done. Now I can finally go out and clear out that flower bed," which I have been doing the last few weekends. (Incidentally, if you ever wanna pretend you're a giant, go out and pull some sunflowers out of the ground. Nothing like pulling huge blossoms out by the roots with not even so much as a slight grunt.)
But this week, I decided to take a break from a few things. Not blogging, of course... cuz like, I'm writing right now. I decided to give myself a little more slack and give myself a few more calories to eat each day. That means I have a little more time to do things other than exercise (which I do a lot these days). And, even though I could be knitting during that time (which I would love to spend more time doing), I've been doing other stuff.
Like... sitting. And looking out the window. And singing under my breath. And reading. You know, books. With pages.
This break wasn't really a choice for me. I've kind of ground to a halt because I think my brain and my body were screaming, "Uncle!" There's only so much you can fit into one day, only so much time you can be tired, only so many chores that can be done. And I know that if I carry on like this for too long, it'll eventually freak me out because all the things that need doing are going to pile up.
But for now, I'm just gonna chill. The kickstart is coming again, and I should be rested up for it. In the meantime, we'll just sit here. 'Kay?