I love spring. Everything is so fresh and kind of clean. And I love the lilacs. We have a row of them across the back property line. My favorite time is when they bloom. It makes the entire yard smell so good. My only complaint is that they’re so ethereal – they only last about a week.
The weather here is cooling off again, which is nice. We had a few record setting hot days that felt exactly like summer, and that was a bit much for me. I like the cool of spring. Seeing all of the flowers blooming and the trees leafing out. It’s heavenly.
The mania appears to have left over night. I had a terrible time sleeping last night and now I feel like a slug. I actually went back to bed this morning and ended up being an hour late for work. My boss didn’t mind, she was just glad to see me. I felt much better for the extra snooze time.
My office is looking lovely right now. I rearranged some things yesterday and brought a few new bits in today. I also brought in one of those large smelly candles. It smells delightfully of cherries in here now. The only thing I really want to get done before I leave for vacation is dusting. It’s been awhile since I’ve done it and there’s a pretty good layer on all of my surfaces right now. Nothing better than coming back from vacation to a nice clean office. I was going to do it this morning but since I was late I’ve decided I’ll put it off until tomorrow.
The boundless energy has faded. I’ve done very little so far this morning and I’m not sure how much I’ll manage to accomplish today. I’ve got 2 appointments this afternoon to help folks, and I need to keep those, but that might be about the extent of it. I also brought the sock with me today so hopefully I can make a little progress at lunch.
I’m really hoping that since I didn’t go too far manic and it didn’t last too long that the down swing into depression won’t be too bad or last too long. I don’t actually feel depressed today, just sluggish. Of course the mood is kind of iffy, so perhaps I’ll dip down a bit afterall.
I haven’t talked to Josh this morning at all. He decided he wanted to spend his small breaks talking to his new colleagues so he just sent me a text on his first break. I was crabby and feeling mean so I just let it sit there. He’s supposed to be calling on his lunch break and I haven’t decided if I’ll answer the phone or not. I wouldn’t say I’m mad at him or anything, I just don’t really feel like being social with anyone.
He seems to really be enjoying the new job. He’s going to do the voluntary overtime all week, which is good. He gets to do some different things during the day and he says the people he works with are nice. I’m glad he’s enjoying it.
I still really want to get all of these projects in my head started and worked on. Right now the list looks kind of like this:
- Afternoon Tea shawl
- Hanne vest
- Dyed and felted tote (original design)
- Beaded crocheted shawl
- Neptune’s Tears crocheted shawl
- Jewelry to match all of the shawls
- Jewelry to match Hanne
- Knit shawl from Make Believe sock yarn
- Jewelry for Fran’s birthday present
- Something for my boss’s birthday present
- Another pair of socks for Mom’s birthday present
And then of course it’ll be time to start on the Christmas stuff. I have no idea how I’m going to get everything done this year. There’s way more stuff I want to do than I really have time for. I’m trying to be good and only have 2 or 3 things going at once so that I actually stand a chance of getting something done. Right now that would be the socks, the shawl, and that stupid fucking scarf for the kid.
I am going to get to spend some crafting time with Gemma on Monday and I’m really looking forward to it. I think I’ll take the socks and the scarf – they’re easy to work on while talking to someone. Besides, as soon as I finish one of those I can think about starting something else.