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.