There are days when I feel like I won’t make it to the end without yelling at someone. Between working with the general public, being the mother of a now-toddler, driving on the highway on a daily basis and reading about stupid people doing stupid things, these days come often. If I had to describe myself in one word, that word would not be “patient”.
I’m writing this at 1:30 am because I’m sitting up crocheting (and because I’ll be at work when my AI is supposed to go up). Crocheting is how I relax these days. I’m on my 4th project since the beginning of November, and don’t see it taking much longer than a few days to complete (time permitting). Then I’ll start another. I don’t do it for money. Yarn isn’t expensive and it costs me nothing to sit and make something. Sure, my hand and wrist ache after a long evening of hooking (ha) but it’s entirely worth it for the calmness it instills in my mind.
My plan this evening, as every evening, is to crochet until the baby wakes to eat. Then I’ll lay in bed with her and go to sleep. And I’ll happily do it again tomorrow night.
Do you have a winding-down routine? What’s your go-to activity when you feel overwhelmed and like you just need something familiar and calming?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.