Friday, October 06, 2006

Ants in My Pants

Or something, anyway. Something that's making me want to jump about all the time and not sit still. I'm not talking about restless legs, although they're no joke, I can tell you. I had those restless legs when I was pregnant and it's very annoying. No, I mean I just cannot apply myself to anything for more than about fifteen minutes at a time. I start feeling so bored. You know, like...right, what shall I do next? It's ridiculous. I think it's something to do with having a lot of energy at the moment, as I'm okay when applying myself to something like cleaning the bathroom or hanging out washing. Or maybe they're tasks that have an end in sight and that could explain it. Thing is, this is really bad for my knitting. It's not that I don't enjoy knitting any more. I do, and that's the annoying thing. Like reading, I used to be able to do it all day, given half a chance. Now, I read one chapter of my book (currently The Boleyn Inheritance) or knit five rows of my KSH and that's it. Ants in my pants.

Even blogging has taken a direct hit. I'm still very happy to peruse the blogs of others, and still very much enjoying myself doing so, but actually bothering to think of something to put on mine is just too much. Too much in the way of thinking. Too much effort.

What can I do? Maybe my attention span has shrunk. I'm not kidding when I say this, but I think I've got treacle in my brain or something. A hundred times a day I'll forget what I was doing, where I was going etc. How will I cope when I'm seventy? Sure, I'll still be riding my bike, but will I be.... "see that old woman on the bike over there? Yeah, she's not quite right, poor dear. Fit though. Packs a powerful punch". I'd better start exercising my brain a bit more, I think.

9 comments:

  1. nothing but the full moon... this too shall pass.

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  2. Too true. HPNY took the words right out of my mouth ... again :D

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  3. Oh, how funny. I noticed the moon was HUGE on the way home this evening and wondered if it was a full moon. So, that's what happens then? Oh, okay. I'll wait patiently. Thanks you two.

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  4. It's not...(dare I say it)...what caused your restless legs before??

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  5. Full moon or not, when I'm in that state it's because my mind is distracting itself, trying not to think about something. I hate that :-)

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  6. When the Headmaster worked in a school for 'troubled' teenagers, there was always high spirits from the boys at the New Moon, and girls at the full. We are all lunatics, so in your old age please make sure you have a tandem as I might want to hitch a ride!

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  7. I don't remember a lot of detail about what life was like with a two year old, but I'm impressed that you get any serious knitting or reading done with Charles around.

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  8. Definitely the full moon or the change of seasons. Or both! (I'm a mess when the Seasonal Affective Disorder kicks in).

    We went to a cycling race this weekend and there was a 70 year old woman who won "for her category." Yes, she was the only woman in that category, but she did an awesome job, looks fit and fast, and I can only hope to be like her when I get older. So if you still ride when you're 70, any sensible person is going to say, "That Alice...she is SO cool. What a positive, healthy way to live!" :)

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