Ya'll have some serious roads (and road work) there in Dallas. Texas is exploding!
Thanks for stopping by my journal and mentioning the fat fast. I think that fat is what I need more of in my diet, bc I am craving it! I wouldn't have put it together without your information and where it led me.
You have to give men a break sometimes. They aren't taught and in some cases equipped to handle their feelings, so they get all confused and push it outside themselves. My husband has a tendency to get angry first, and then realize stuff is bothering him and he needs to deal with it. Then it takes YEARS for him to get his shit together and go deal with it. We had a recent episode that left me exhausted but at least he promised to make getting therapy a priority, after years of him asking me to go (and I did, for years!), now it is his turn! It just takes so much time and patience, this damn marriage thing. Me and my hubs had quite the laugh over this skit, called It gets worse. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaCZkrofEys]way worse - YouTube[/url]
Thanks Sabine. You put into words something that I could not. I think that that may have sent me over the edge when added to the usual cravings. I couldn't respond earlier because I was trying to get my act together and stop crying before the first student came into my classroom.
I'm glad I didn't offend, Pebbles. It is harder to know boundaries on the internet: no body language. Sorry you were brought to tears by things. Hopefully you got it all out, with no recurrences. I imagine it would be horrible to cry in front of your students. Thinking of you.
Yeah, Kymma, men can be clueless about their feelings. But there comes a point when they need to have learned! I'm glad thinking about the fat fast led you to some interesting information. I have learned so much on this forum. Even though I don't always DO it, I at least know what I WANT to do, now.
Scarfing down more trail mix as I am typing. Primal again, and I'm just getting back into the swing of things, but I still need to be careful not to overeat, just because it feels so uncomfortable, after.
Did a swatch for some mittens I am going to make for Eldest's girlfriend for Christmas, while I was sitting next to Littlest, watching Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Glad I took the time, because I discovered this is the WRONG yarn for this project. I'll see if I can find another one tomorrow, in between waiting for the plumber, and meeting a friend. Have to go: they are just about to enter the mist between the mountains!!
I need to take up a productive hobby like that. Usually when we watch movies, I sit with my laptop on my lap and play card games on Facebook (solo games). That'd be a perfect time to trim pictures for scrapbooking! It would allow for actual scrapbooking should that day ever arrive. AND it would get me off of facebook. ;)
Question: when you learn something like that - like the yarn is just wrong - can you unravel your work and reuse the yarn?
Depends. If you didn't cut anything, you definitely can (and I have on more than one occasion.) If you did cut it, it depends on your knot tying skills and how forgiving the yarn is.
Okay, is there something wrong with me? I don't mind bridges.
Sabine, I am sure that you will figure out what is behind the munchie attacks and deal with it successfully. You seem to be good at that kind of thing. And then we will all benefit from your insights.
Men can be weird all right. My own DH got to feeling a little insecure himself when he realized that he would no longer be the only one who thought me worthy of a second look. All the people making cracks about how he'd better be careful or somebody else would steal me away were definitely not helping. It required some working out. You know, you sort of feel like saying, it's my body that's shrinking, not my character. I wasn't faithful all these years just because I didn't have a choice... Sheesh. Now when people make those jokes I make sure I make some kind of answer on the spot, how I'm not a knick-knack to be stolen off the mantel, and I'm not going to let it happen.
Yes, you can re-use the yarn, unless, as Naiad said, you get scissors-happy. This is still all in one piece as I only knit three inches, plus it is not a 'sticky' yarn, that will desperately cling to itself as I try to unravel it.
I like having a 'productive' hobby. I have made a LOT of socks, sitting watching tv, talking to people, waiting in lines, etc. Twenty-two pairs currently in use, more on the needles, some that have worn out, and ones that I have given away. And I am a SLOW knitter. Just think if I were speedy. And then there's other stuff I have knit, quilts quilted, rugs woven, and on it goes.
I always wonder at people who can just SIT. They have some inner zen that I just can't comprehend.
Did you get into scrapbooking through Creative Memories? If so, do you do their Power Layout system? I love that method, and once you get your pages stacked, it is really easy to do the cropping, taping, and fiddly bits in front of the tv. I HIGHLY recommend it if you haven't tried it yet.
Today as I was riding my bike past a gaggle of middle-schoolers hanging on the corner, one of them said, "Look at that old lady riding that bike." For my comfort, I will imagine that it was prefaced by one of them complaining how tired he was, and then the speaker continuing with, "if she can be riding a bike, so can you, Darrell." Completely possible, right?
Sigh. Let's face it. To 12 year-olds, 48 IS an old lady. And yet, I have more allowance than they do, get more sex, and don't have to go to school unless I want to. Ha!
Judg- I'm pretty sure the munchies are just from adjusting back to primal eating, and possibly being sick. I don't mind stuffing my face (for now) if it is all primal. But I did buy two cans of coconut milk at the store when I went to get the dogs' chicken necks, and I'm planning on a Liquid Fat Bomb tomorrow. Those things are FILLING!
I like to think the reason I have always been faithful (except for a totally understandable, never-acted-on crush on a lifeguard. I mean, a LIFEGUARD! Who wouldn't!?!) is that I have standards, but maybe I am a hussy just waiting to bust loose. We'll have to see. :)
Shit I have to go to school whether i want to or not.
Jenn +1 on needing a fruitful hobby. Especially one that would prevent me from eating while doing it.
Judg, my husband is going through something similar.