Friday, January 11, 2008

A Tiny Diversion...

It's not all introspective navel-gazing, and forward- and backward-lookingness here at the House That Crazy Built.
(Although there is that...)

There's also been knitting.

In trying to make concrete my thoughts about the upcoming year, I have made one big decision. I've sworn a vow to myself to make sure that I'm carving out a tiny bit of time for me each day*.

And thus far, I've been using that time to knit.

Mostly, I've been making washcloths - firstly, because I love them so (both making them and using them) and lastly... well, there is no lastly, I guess. I just like making them, and I like the idea of having a fresh new set to start off the year.

But it's not been all washcloths all the time.


'Cause I also made this little guy:


Isn't he dreamy?

He's a free pattern from MochiMochiLand.

So sweet.

So fun.

And really, when you think about it - sweet and fun (and squeaky clean)?
It's not a bad way to start off the year...

*And how weird it is that this seems to me to be an incredibly selfish thing to do? As if my family (or anyone, for that matter) would begrudge me 30 minutes to myself, to do whatever it is I want to do? (Not what I feel I *need* to do, or I *should* do.

It still feels selfish, and wrong somehow...
Well, as least it does according to the bossy little voice in my head.

But I'm telling that bossy little voice to shut the hell up.
And I'm taking the time for myself anyway.


Hockey Mom said...

Here's what the priest said to us before we were married oh, so long ago: Take care of yourself first, then your spouse, then your child. If you don't, then you have nothing to give your spouse or your family. It's as simple as that. If you believe you're worth the time, then others will too.

And you're teaching the Sheckster a good lesson here - everyone should be allowed a little "me" time. SAHM's are the most overworked of all working mothers!

Thimbleanna said...

Yeah bossy little voice -- shut the hell up. (We'll tell him for you too!) Thirty minutes isn't nearly enough -- I say take at least a half a day LOL. Love the little heart!

Christy said...

Good for you!

I always feel selfish when I (rarely) do something for myself. Guess I should work on that.

I {heart} your little heart. :)

Gotta Knit! said...

Everyone needs time to them self.

Misty said...

he is adorable...
women really are made to feel that it is selfish to take time for themselves... I don't get it. It's sad.

beki said...

Okay honey, tell that bossy little voice to hush up! You NEED time for yourself, really you do. Enjoy it!!