Mommy’s Alright

Nikita's portraitNikita, working that beauty shot, says, “We’re All Alright” (Cheap Trick. Holla!)

As you might have guessed by the lack of posts, I’m not crafting. And since this is a primarily a knitting blog, I generally try to keep it light and focused. See, my current life is a series of struggles with impersonal bureaucrats in a large insurance company, figuring out how to pay unexpected bills that keep popping up (failing appliances, water damage) and which doctor to see next.

Meanwhile, I’ve taken up water aerobics to strengthen my body as I search for things to occupy my mind other than the aforementioned. So why not knitting, you ask? It seems I’ve lost that feeling of intensity and desire to have my heart and hands working to create. I am literally surrounded by projects but they do not call to me.

One day, perhaps, they will. I did, after all, take a very long break before and came back with a vengeance to learn new techniques and work with all kinds of new fibers and colors. Waxing and waning and waxing again. That’s life.

Mommy’s alright, Daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away, ay, aaaaaaaay.

13 comments to Mommy’s Alright

  • Even if you're not crafting, your observations are always interesting. I hope you get the insurance stuff settled. That can be exhausting.

  • i'm so sorry to hear of your troubles. just know that i'm here for you. *hugs*

  • things will turn around. they always do.
    enjoy the water aerobics!!!

  • So glad you gave us an update. I need to do water aerobics but the county rec centers do not have them on the weekends. I signed up for a perfect class last year but I was the only one to do so, so the class was cancelled.

    Hang in there girl, I'm right there with you. Wish we were closer to hang out together.

  • Great looking cat! Been thinking of you and hope you're hanging in there,friend.

  • So sorry to hear about your health and insurance troubles. I hope it all works out for you. I've heard water aerobics are excellent therapy for people with joint issues.

    Nikita is a handsome cat!

  • I'm keeping you in my thoughts – especially the part about finding the right docs, and fixing everything as well as possible…insurance companies are a PITA, I know!

    Nikita is such a beautiful boy.

  • Karen, I have to say – I totally admire your positive attitude in the face of intimidating odds. And don't worry, I'm sure that the ebb and flow of life will bring you back to a love of crafting when you're ready for it and when it's ready for you. *hugs*

  • I hear you loud and clear. I'm in a similar slump. I want to make stuff but the "oomph" to do it just is not there. hopefully this will pass for me.

  • What a gorgeous portrait of Nikita! I'm sad to hear about the knitting/crocheting "slump" — but we all go through them periodically. The muse will return, the yarn will sing again – think of this time as a time when the field needs to lie fallow so wonderful new things can grow in their own time!

  • Warm hugs and thoughts from Amsterdam!

  • Oh no, Karen. I hope things turn around quickly! BTW, the women in my family are all hooked on water aerobics — I think they've happier in the water than out of it. 😉

    I'm passing on Lollapalooza this year. As much as I'd like to see Neko Case again, it's a little too pricey (and usually so hot!) for me. I am going to see the Decemberists and the Fleet Foxes at Metro that weekend, though.

  • I'm sorry to hear that. I hope things get sorted out for you. 🙁