Monday, October 10, 2005

Keeping my head above water

Work is getting in the way of life. It's always like this, to a certain degree, this time of year. I work in publishing (professional publishing, not the fun, glamorous kind of publishing), and the bulk of what my department publishes happens from August through November. Long days, including weekends (some spent at the office). However, not only is work getting in the way of life, it's getting in the way of blogging, and--even worse--it's getting in the way of knitting!

I usually do the vast majority of my knitting on the train. Well, train time lately has become nappy time. In the morning I'm barely awake enough to drink my tea, and in the afternoon in the evening at night, I barely get through the paper before my eyes start drooping. Then, depending on what time I get home, I either sit down to do more work or just try to go to sleep. I know... it's not healthy... but I really just need to get through the next couple of weeks and things will start to wind down a bit.

So, in an attempt to relieve some of the stress, I went to a yoga class after work on Friday. I've been attending classes here since 1995--at times more regularly than at other times. But now that I work only a couple of blocks away, I'm trying to get back into a more regular practice.

Well, class was great! I walked out of there way more relaxed and with a much clearer head. And, during the meditation portion at the end of class, guess what I wound up meditating on:

Yup. Morehouse Farm Merino. Soft, pretty, touchable, merino. Ommm...

Unfortunately, as I was walking across 14th Street, some moron decided to put his limo into reverse just as I was walking behind him. So, as I scrambled to get out of the way, I made sure smack the back of the limo with my umbrella--good and hard.

Om Shanthi, ya freakin' dumbass.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope things settle down soon!