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Multiple Directions at Once 
Poly Dragon
My life is nothing but being preoccupied.

I have knitting and stories flitting through my head on a daily basis. I have pattern notes, lists of who needs what and in what color whirling around. I have things I have to look into before making the opening of my own business a reality. I have plots and plans for various people who currently only exist in my head. I have to bring their world to the page on my laptop so that it can be printed out and shared with everybody else. I have edits and rewrites to look into. I have friends that are going through hard times and friends that are celebrating. I need to message them with a shoulder to cry on ... or a Yay!! 

One world in my head is in the midst of being devoured by some tentacled beast from beyond the stars. Another is trying to balance mythical dragons with a world of technology after a political conspiracy blew up over everything. There's a different one where magic gets you enslaved.

Meanwhile I slip my needle through the yarn and draw up loops. I create pretties to send off to other people. I debate various names for my business. I flip the knitting back and forth or spin it around and around to get to the next stitch. I check the row counter to see if I'm supposed to add more stitches, take some away, or do something completely different. I watch the material I create carefully to make sure it's how I expect it to be, no gaps or mistakes.

My computer dings and it's an email; a friend replied on a post I made. I make a mental note of where I am in the pattern and quickly reply to the email. I text another friend since my hands are free. I smile as a different friend texts me back about something were were talking about the other day. I check the clock; there's still time but I should decide what's for dinner. What day is it? Do we have Miss Kid?

I grab my book and head to the bathroom, maybe I can squeeze in a page or two. When I return there's another email, somebody's requesting an estimate for me to knit something for them. I hit Ravelry and check a few ideas, calculate possible hours and difficulty, throw in tax, and message them back. Then I get dinner going and do more knitting while waiting for it to cook.

See, that's my normal day. It's a round robin of thoughts in this brain of mine. 


Today? Not so much. Today I can only focus on one thing.

I'm getting kidnapped tomorrow ....

and it's going to be AWESOME!

dragons_grin is coming into town and he's going to steal me away for the weekend. Lynn and Miss Kid will have the weekend to themselves and I'll get surprise bonus time with the boyfriend. It's a wonderful win / win.

So today I've taken the day off. I took a long bath (Dragon's in town tomorrow!), I painted my nails (Pretty nails for Dragon tomorrow!), I considered a couple of things to pack (because Dragon's here tomorrow!). 

So please forgive any typos, delayed responses, or flat out non-responses because for the moment? My brain is 'very' preoccupied. Honest, I've tried to corral it and focus a bit more on normal things. It's just not happening. Apparently my mind has a mind of its own.

Update: The weekend was indeed wonderful, relaxing, and everything a Shadow needed to remember to breathe for a moment. I'm a very lucky girl indeed to have such a wonderful husband and boyfriend who care about me.
18th-Feb-2012 02:21 am (UTC)
My mind always wanders here and there and back and forth too.

Enjoy your weekend!
18th-Feb-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
I seem to never focus on one thing at a time ... unless it's a particularly difficult and new knitting technique. LOL

I think it'll be wonderful. :D
18th-Feb-2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Woo hoo!! Enjoy your weekend with Dragon!! *hugs*
18th-Feb-2012 04:19 am (UTC)
I will! :D *hugs*
18th-Feb-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
You will be on your way, have fun!!!

My mind is like a butterfly too, artwork, writing, cooking, house, garden, what to wear, animals, wild birds to feed, fruit to cook, friends to write to. I promised a painting to someone this week, have not started it yet. Good entry.
18th-Feb-2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
I've never been good at focusing just on one thing at a time unless it's something 'really' important. And even then, once I get going on $important thing then my mind tends to wonder. There's just so much to do! :D
18th-Feb-2012 08:32 am (UTC)
I don't blame you. Anticipation.
18th-Feb-2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
There is much to be said for anticipation and the sweetness it can add to things. :D
18th-Feb-2012 10:36 am (UTC)
I'm so happy that you're able to get away for the weekend. I love the idea of being kidnapped (the consensual kind, obviously!) and it sounds like it will be awesome fun.

This was a fun entry :)
18th-Feb-2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Other than going to the grocery store I don't think I've really left the apartment in something like over a month. It'll be 'really' good to get out.
19th-Feb-2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Whee! Sounds like a fun, fabulous, and above all, relaxing weekend!!
21st-Feb-2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
It really, really was. It was something I desperately needed but didn't know I needed. :D
19th-Feb-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I could sure relate to all that brain activity!
21st-Feb-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
It's a very busy place in my brain. :D
20th-Feb-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
You just described my days off from work, minus the knitting :)
21st-Feb-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
LOL I finally got a day off this weekend. Didn't have to think of a thing other than "would I like food now?" and "does a movie sound like fun?". It was fantastic.
22nd-Feb-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Your brain is busy! Grin. I'm glad you had a good time! Smile. Lucky girl you are!
22nd-Feb-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
This is constant. Sometimes it drives me crazy because I'd love for it to just be quiet for a little bit so I can sleep.

I'm a very lucky girl. :D
23rd-Feb-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
This sounds a lot like my free time, if you fold in exercising or gardening in place of the knitting. Though I have yard, and I keep meaning to start something, but all of these other things somehow get in the way. ;)
23rd-Feb-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
For me it never stops, I can't seem to shut of my brain. I've started keeping lists of projects and just working down them one at a time. LOL
24th-Feb-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
Yes, I do that, too. I have an entire file of prompts for writing/etc., and then there are all the todo lists of hobbies/etc.

And my brain wanders off on its own far too often, because that comment above should have said that I have YARN, not yard. I'm already accomodating most of the yard projects. Slowly.
24th-Feb-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
LOL Yep. At the moment, with figuring out all that I have to do that's involved with starting my own business the to do list is saving me so much headache. :)

Huh ... I must have read your mind because I totally read yarn instead of yard. ;)
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