11 May 2006


Your Stress Level is: 53%
You are somewhat prone to stress, especially when life gets hard.
When things are good, you resist stressing over little problems.
But when things are difficult, you tend to freak out and find it hard to calm down.

It's that time of year when I'm tired, when I can't possibly get everything done that needs doing, and when I realize that once again, I've over-committed myself. I'm surprised I'm only at 53%!

So there are growing piles of papers to be graded, there are exams to be written, the house is a mess, the garden needs weeding, my car is filthy, and my children go off to school looking like they're being raised by wolves (but hopefully not acting like it!). And what did I do about it last night? I knitted. I knitted for almost 2 hours while I watched some bizarre Czech movie about a tree-stump baby that eats people, and after the movie was over, I knitted and watched John Stewart. I needed those 2 hours or I might have gone insane. Sometimes, when hubby knows I have a ton of things to do, he looks over at me and asks, "Then why are you knitting?" He doesn't understand that knitting calms and soothes me. Hell, I think I should be able to deduct my yarn as a medical expense because knitting is my therapy.

Speaking of hubby, this morning I came downstairs after my shower to discover that he let Thing 1 make herself chocolate Eggos and root beer for breakfast. Great.


Knatolee said...

MY first thought was, "They make chocolate Eggos?" Then I thought, "Hmm, chocolate Eggos and pop, my husband's dream breakfast." Then I felt sorry for you for being stressed, then I thought, what the hell kind of movie involves a baby-eating tree stump, and then I thought, smart woman, knitting to relieve stress!

Knatolee said...

Oop. Not a baby-eating tree stump. A people-eating tree-stump baby. How confusing!

dephal said...

Yep, the tree stump is a baby and eats adult people. I don't understand why you might have been confused about this. ;-)

And yes, they make Eggos that contain chocolate chips and they make Eggos that are half chocolate and half, ummmmm, Eggo-flavored. I'm willing to live with the Eggo part because Thing 1 can make them herself and it's something both Things will actually eat for breakfast. But root beer?? Aside from the nutritional nightmare, ewwwwww.

Newsandseduction said...

interesting blog. At times you think you could manage at othere you give up!