May 28, 2010


So this whacky life I lead here in Hoosierville seems to be turned on its head lately. I'm not saying that this is a bad thing, but my happy little routines are requiring fine tuning that I just do not have the capacity to embrace.

In other words....I have a head like a rock.

Now for those of you who joined our heroine last year, you might be thinking that the changes I reference in the title of today's post are related to THE change, but alas, it is not so. The changes just refer to me and how I spend (um, er, I mean completely waste) a day.

This means nothing to anybody except me, of course, but being the nut job that I am, I am feeling particularly peevish about not spending at least nine and a half hours a day thinking about drivel and how I'm going to share it with my reading public.

(You didn't think this all came about naturally now...did you? I spend hours and hours and hours thinking about crap I can tell y'all and sometimes I even pretend that I'm waiting for you to come to lunch so that we can have diet Coke and solve the problems of the universe.)

But I digress.....

I suppose that what I'm really trying to say is that I am sorry that I have been completely half-assed and absent lately. Trust me when I tell you that a) I have not been abducted by handsome British chefs and am presently in a castle somewhere learning how to braise meat, b) I've not taken up any other hobbies (like archery or falconry or nuclear physics), and c) I'm not hard at work preparing my manuscript for the Nobel committee.

Truth is that I've been sitting in the Happy Chair staring at walls and squirrels and birds and raccoons and the hind end of one very miffed little Jack Russell terrier who thinks I should just admit that I am powerless in the face of SpringTide and then get the eff on with it already.

Really. I'm not kidding. He's majorly ticked off and I have the puddles to prove it.

So what is a Spinster to do? Call in the authorities? Take a pill or something? Revert back to the "old days" when I knew how to strap on the spandex stomach holding in panties and get stuff done?

Naaaahhhhh. I'm going to go take a nap. And then plop myself in the sun to see if I can soak up a little Vitamin D. And then maybe, just maybe, I'll put a freakin' needle in my hand and will finally have something to talk about with you other than the fact that I remain.....

You ever-loving crazy ass Spinster who just can't seem to ever get her proverbial act together,


  1. It's nice to know I am not alone in feeling like a nut job. I look at all of these blogs and see all of the wonderful stitching and think, wow, these people have it so together. All I want to do is just sit and stitch and actually FINISH something, but instead I find myself obsessing, planning instead of stitching. I don't think anyone has their stuff together.

  2. Relax...all else in this silly world is off too, so we are entitled to take a little time to do absolutely NOTHING for a day or so.

    I seem to do it all the time. I count making up the bed or unloading the dishwasher as my "chore for the day" and then sit on my hiney for the rest of it.

    Sometimes I stitch a it, sometimes I read (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is out)but it's really not the kind of thing to blog about.

  3. Soaking up some vitamin D sounds good to me. A guilt-free break from my crafting always helps bring back the old enthusiasm.

  4. I think we're all in the same boat Coni - maybe it's Spring Fever or something.

    Enjoy the sunshine!

  5. Enjoy your spring day and soak up some rays! And enjoy the wildlife while you are at it. Take Sewey outside and let him run like a wild man. Maybe he'll pee his little bladder out marking his territory!

  6. Any references to David Bowie hit songs are not obscure. They are lovely, welcomed, and usually quite pertinent.

  7. I can understand how you are feeling Coni. Everyone feels that way from time to time. You do a great deal of stitching every year, so taking a few days off is not a bad thing. Every stitcher has those periods of time where they just don't feel like stitching. As for spending the day sitting on your butt, you are definitely not alone there. I do that alot also!


  8. You know... It is always good to just sit and look around you, look at the wildlife outside... even the rearend of certain little jack.. LOL I know doing that lets me rest and kind of get myself together. I do sometimes feel guilty that I am not doing anything constructive... But you know... Who cares.. Just me... LOL So I am also in a place, don't know where it is at.. lol But I am here enjoying this quite time...
    You just need so quite time...

  9. Sitting on the sofa on a Friday afternoon.
    Where have you gone spinster stitcher, blog land turns its lonely eyes to you. Woo Hoo HOO

  10. Sitting on the sofa on a Friday afternoon.
    Where have you gone spinster stitcher? blog land turns its lonely eyes to you. Woo Hoo HOO

  11. I'm blaming my "blahs" on the sinus doubt brought on by the insane change in the already crummy Indiana weather...and that I only have about a week to read Under the Dome by Stephen King.