Saturday, March 9, 2013
In or out
On this beautiful, sunny, warm Saturday I have decided to... crochet.
Inside. In my den.
There is so much sun to enjoy! So much warmth to soak in!
But, I am in my cozy den, curled up with my yarn.
It is a choice I made in a very deliberate way. After all, everything I do is a choice between many options. Most of them very good options.
I have slowly come to realize that I feel a little overwhelmed by all of the things I would like to do well. So, I did what I do best: I made a list.
I made a list of everything I could quickly think of that, 1)is my responsibility to do, or 2)I am passionate about doing and doing well. In about 60 seconds I thought of 25 things. Twenty-five!
My project this year may be to pare down the list. To go deeper instead of wider. I can already feel the grieving begin for things I may not accomplish in this life.
Those thoughts are for another day, though.
Crocheting is a peaceful, relaxing, productive thing to do. I love to do it.
Being outside and working in the yard on a warm day after so many cold days is revitalizing. The birds are singing and brown is changing into green. I love to be out there.
Today, I choose crochet.