Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A much needed mental health day

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I had a real crappy night's sleep and a migraine so I took the day off from my paying job yesterday. It wasn't really a sick day as much as it was a mental health day. It was very therapeutic
Did I curl up on the couch under a quilt with Dr. Phil or Harry Potter?

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I actually worked my tail off tackling the laundry mountain and organizing my sewing room for 5 hours BUT it was just what the doctor ordered. The kids were at school so I didn't have to settle arguments, listen to tattling, break up fights all day...that stuff really eats up your time. I love them dearly but I am never free from them, when I am home they are home...all the time...everyday there is at least one of them with me at all times. I needed a day off. I also know my life is out of control when my sewing room is as much of a disaster as the rest of the house. This is MY place that I can control.
Things have been bad.
I need to take a day off every now and then but I need the money so I save my days off for when the kids are sick or have some "teacher in service" day off from school so then I never have a day to myself.
This is a problem.

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hmmmm, I started this post because I felt so much better after my mental health day and now I feel all whiney and pitiful again. I am becoming a terrible bore! Just look at the pretty pictures, I'll snap out of it, I'm pretty sure it's mostly PMS :/


Sarah N. said...

Glad you enjoyed your mental health day! I spent a few minutes last night straightening my sewing room and then finished up a baby quilt top. It felt so good to be in there! Today I have big plans for starting on another baby quilt. We will see!

Love the rolls of lace in the glass jar!

debbie said...

It seems like a good idea to take a day off and just go where the wind blows you. Do it more often!

Junie Moon said...

I agree that mental health days are important and I'm glad you took care of yourself by taking one of these days.

Anonymous said...

An organisation day is on the cards for me too. If only to go through the little piles of paperwork I have around the place.
Love what you've done with your lace and scraps.
I must do something like this as I want to make a scrap quilt one day.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I'm glad that you did get a day to yourself--I know I go nuts if I don't get them. It's hard. I'm also glad you got to organize and clean your craft room--it will bring you peace now when you are there (in your sanctuary!) Breathe.
Smiles, Karen