the weeks when you wonder if you are ever going to have time for yourself?
that's been this week for me. and last week. and the week before.
school started on monday, but i've been back at work for three weeks now, and between being back to work full time and doing the show, let's just say my house wouldn't necessarily recognize me right now.
and the bear is a little stressed out:
this is how he has been sleeping lately. see that little spot on the far side of the bed? yeah that's where i go. he hasn't slept like this for months. i think it's because he doesn't like that i'm never home.
now don't get me wrong. i'm having a great time doing the show. it's been so nice to be back on stage and flexing my toes in tap shoes. my cast is amazing. i couldn't have picked a better group of people to spend my evenings with. we are having so much fun, and the show is super cute, and seriously, i can't express how great an atmosphere it is.
but, i'm kinda looking forward to having my time back as my own once it's over.
i haven't had time to myself since well... almost a month now? just the last two weeks have been crazy. last week was hell week for the show, so we were in rehearsal from sunday to wednesday, opened thursday, and had shows through sunday. also, i helped my cousin move on saturday morning. also my family came to the show sunday and we all had a big dinner at mom's after. tuesday was a dinner recognizing j's mom as a volunteer - she won this big awesome award from the league of women voters and it was great. wednesday was dinner with a friend i hadn't spent time with in weeks and really a few months. then thursday was back to the show. these are all amazing and incredible things and i loved participating in all of them.
but i miss being home. my house is in dire need of cleaning. the grass is almost as tall as the bear again. (the plan is to cut it this afternoon if it doesn't rain, but it's the first chance i've had in two weeks) and mostly, i miss my crafts.
i have seriously itchy fingers right now. i'm in the middle of three good sized projects, and i've made very little progress since life got all crazy.
i don't have a picture of the third one...
and today was a little slow at work (students stood me up). i got through my to-do list and so over my lunch, i started looking at ravelry. that's never a good plan. because my itchy fingers are even itchier. i have a number of projects that are waiting in line to be started, but i want to finish the ones i'm working on first. that means that i want time. i want the time to myself to sit and do my crafts and make lovely things and finish something (seriously. i have to finish something or my brain might explode) and start something new.
i think today i'm just tired and cranky and i have so many things that i have to do and i don't want to do any of them. i want to do crafting. my fingers are itching to get back to my needles and it's getting worse the longer i'm away from them. does this make me a crafting addict?