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Lazy Sunday/quote of the day

That may sound trite, or dumb, or like a no-brainer, but I’ve found it to be so true.

I have lived with varying degrees and forms of anxiety for most of my life. (Once I figured out it was anxiety, and not some fatal character/personality flaw). How often I would make up scenarios in my head of what may happen, or could happen, and how I would react; only to have nothing happen at all. Nada. Zilch. Not a damn thing happened and I worried and stressed and got knots in my stomach and was anxious for nothing. It’s been a ridiculous stress filled ride for most of my life and I’m tired of it.

So now I just say in my head “assume everything is fine, until it’s not”

Which kind of makes sense, right? Why worry about something that may never happen?

Kids are playing outside? Great, assume everything is fine until it’s not.

The dogs are chasing each other in the yard? Excellent, let them run until they are so tired they can’t stand up, and everything is fine until it’s not.

Taking a long road trip? Fun! Grab your travel pillow, phone charger, snacks, drinks, playlist and set your map; everything is fine until it’s not.

Don’t worry that the kids may fall down and chip a tooth. It may never happen. (still, keep an eye on them.)

Don’t stress that the dogs might chase a cat up a tree. There may not be any cats around.

Don’t be concerned about traffic delays or accidents or inclement weather. None (or all) of those things may happen, but you’ll be fine anyway.

And if you’re not, you’ll deal with it then. And you’ll be able to deal with it then, trust yourself.

Just stop with the anxiety.

I know it’s easier said than done, but it is possible.

So say it with me, “assume everything is fine, until it’s not.”

Have a great restful Sunday.

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Quote of the day

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Aren’t we all working for the weekend? Especially if it’s a payday weekend?

So…do you have any big plans? I am still working on a knitting project that is kicking my ass. It’s not a difficult pattern, but I have been having such a hard time getting it all started. I can’t get past the set up. I started with metal straight needles of my grandmothers and the yarn kept slipping off the damn needles. Then the yarn I was using was almost the same color as the needles, and it’s fingering weight yarn, so even with my readers I was having trouble seeing the yarn. sonofabitch. So now I have some bamboo circular needles and different yarn. Even if the yarn slips off it’s not going anywhere, and I have a different color too because by now the yarn I was using is just giving me fits looking at it so I’ve put it away for another day.

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new stash for the project

So this is the new yarn stash and needles I’m going to try today. This is a beautiful knitting project and dammit if it’s not going to be the death of me.

And as for the purple scarf I was crocheting, just as an aside project and because I wanted to use the yarn, it is done, but I need to find the metal pole that connects the wheeled base of my mannequin to the mannequin body before I can post a proper photo. I know it is around here somewhere, I know I packed it and I know I took it out of the POD, so it’s probably in the garage somewhere…

Have a good weekend.

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Quote of the day

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physically, mentally, emotionally…you can do it.

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Think on that for a minute 

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Yeah, kinda how I feel about knitting now. I mean, I still love yoga, no doubt about it, but knitting has become an obsession of mine and it’s like I want to just stay home and knit all the time and when I get tired of knitting then I’ll go to yoga class. So just knit and yoga; and dogs and dog park. Knit and yoga and dogs and dog park. Yep, that’s it, that’s my life and I am perfectly happy and content with it.

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Truth

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I remember going to the movies and watching the Empire Strikes Back when it first came out (yes, I am that old)

It was, and still is BTW, an awesome movie (as is evident by all the fans that are still out there)

This has to be my favorite quote of the whole movie, maybe because it was yoda saying it, or maybe because it just makes sense. I’m still, as “old” as I am, still getting over my fear of ‘doing’ something, either for fear of failing or from fear of looking stupid, or from fear of making the biggest mistake of my life. The fear has lessened over the years, but I can do better. 

And I will.

I hope you will too.

Oh, and this quote is especially appropriate since I am going to the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Yeah baby!