I'm feeling cranky right now.(<---- can you see the cats & birds in this pic?)
WHy is it that I work 60 hrs a week and then when I finally have a day off, all I want to do is sleep and eat, knit a little... but then I get pissed off because I didn't do anything I would consider "productive"?I also love to shop, but not with other people. Seriously. I figured that out today when John & I went to Target & to get some groceries that I realized that I hate shopping with other people. Not because I'm anti-social, because I'm not. It's because I prefer to amble and browse the shelves & racks at my own pace, and not have to worry about where my friend/husband/other person is. Or to have them say "hurry up, keep up with the group" or something equally grrrrrr. I thought about the last time I went shopping with friends, and realized that I didn't have a good time or I bought stuff I didn't really want. ANd - they were impatient b/c I wanted to go look at things that they weren't interested in. (sporting goods, MAC counter, books) It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the company, I just like to take my time and shop at my own pace and mode of attitude.The last time I went shopping with my older sister - this was back in high school - I wanted to stomp on her b/c she said I needed to cover my fat ass and to stop picking everything black or purple. (I wasn't fat in high school - was about 135 lbs but thicker b/c I played lots of sports - but compared to my 85-lb twig sisters, I was a beast) My mother was a little kinder the last time we went to the mall last year, but she's tiny and was upset I was such a tomboy back then and a busty sea wench now, so she had her running commentary the whole time I was in the dressing room. So these days, I just really really prefer to shop alone.
On a more positive note, I received very beautiful stitch markers from someone in No. Hollywood, CA (THANK YOU!) as part of the Oct. Stitch Marker Swap - will have to do a monster photo shoot once I get my camera situation straightened out.
Enough of my bitching for now. I'm sure I'll have plenty more to whine about later this week LOL
Much love to you, Rox
PS - if you survive the sheer crankyness of this post, please make a comment to give me something to chuckle about later, while I check my email LOL
Uhm, last time I checked sleeping, eating and knitting were all considered PRODUCTIVE! Give yourself a break, eh?!? I'm with you on the shopping thing. What my friend I like to do is agree to shop for X # of hours (or minutes) and then meet back, compare purchases, then shop more. We keep doing it until it's time to break for lunch...or dinner...or a cocktail! And I'm with you on the MAC shopping anytime. 'Cause I need another lipstick like I need more rice.
I am totally with you about feeling like I "wasted" my day off if I don't do something "productive" (i.e., something horrible, like cleaning the house, grocery shopping, finish peeling wallpaper in the room we're re-doing).
I try to choose one "productive" thing to accomplish, then enjoy the rest of the day off. It doesn't need to be a big thing—maybe just writing a thank you note or calling grandma. Then I can be lazy and knit all day and watch movies, guilt-free.
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