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On and on and on...

Monday, April 17, 2006

What do you do when you have nothing and everything on your mind? I am fidgety tonight. I have this mastered, the art of fidgeting. I have to be busy, but when I am, I complain about it. When I'm not, I complain about that too. When I am relaxed I feel guilty for not being busy. When I am busy, I wish I had nothing to do. Do you have this problem as well?

I don't think I should blog when I am in this frame of mind, because then my thoughts pour out in a rather disconnected and uninteresting way.

I am reading; The Children's Blizzard, by David Laskin. It is a great story but not that well written and so far too much unnecessary detail. I still think it is worth reading, because it is a story about weather, after all.

What else could I tell you? I had a good day. I have a really busy and long one tomorrow. My student is defending their thesis in the morning and I have a meeting to attend tomorrow night.

There are no holidays on the horizon, no birthdays, no particular events to plan for. So I guess my mind has shifted into a bit of a void until the haze clears and I emerge with a clear head again. The weather is persistently cold and rainy and will be all week, so there is no gardening to be done. No good shows on tv tonight. I think I will go and read some of your blogs now and read about interesting things you are doing.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    you see that's when you need instant messengers xxxxx
    you'll be fine, i am going to email you with my silly ramblings

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Just the person I needed to talk with!

    Yours was the first blog I popped over to and what a great post (minus your frustration, of course!). Instant messaging, yes, we should do this :)

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I hate that you are so fidgety....it's a very uncomfortable feeling, I know. But with nothing on the horizon as far a plans....THAT'S a good thing in my book.

    I'm not really bent too out of shape with the Easter Bunny, I think I may have something to do with me having to fill over 350 egg, lol! But I lived and all the kids LOVED them!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I've been less bloggy than usual lately. I think I've been doing boring things...or just the same things again and again, or maybe I'm a big unfocuses too. I think the description of having nothing and everything on your mind is perfect. It'll all become clear...eventually. Glad you had a good day :)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Hey Cathy! :) today is the first day that it hasn't rained here. I couldn't stay outside long enough to enjoy all the fresh air and smells. 100 days of rain is a bit much. Do you know anyone wanting to buy a slightly used ark? I didn't have time to start loading the animals up onto it as it stopped rainning. Now I've got to return all of 'em to the zoo. Hope I made you laugh. :)

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I posted something simular to that just the other day. So now having to much time on my hands is hard on me.

    Oh the cheese story. I'll have to post that. Remind me.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    I'm on your students side.....be kind to them, and loads of sympathy :o), it's tough, you remember!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    I have those days as well. Just nothing exciting to keep your mind filled with thoughts and plans. I think the weather change might have a lot to do with it also.

    Hang in there...somthing wonderful is bound to happen for you to tell us very soon! Relax for now.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I want to hear the story of the 350 eggs!

    It is comforting to write such things and then to hear that others can relate. I hope we both get clear heads this week.

    Too funny! I am glad you don't need the ark; perhaps you could sell it on e-Bay?...:)

    I will have to go back and find that post you wrote. And I am reminding you now; I want to hear the story about the cheese!

    He is a wonderful student; no worries, I will challenge him but be kind.

    Thank you. I echo what I said to Stephanie. I hope you are having a great week.

  1. Blogger christina said:

    I can totally identify - I'm a world class fidgeter. :-) But sometimes when I have a ton to do I just sit there not even knowing where to start.

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    I feel for you on the need to do something problem. I have no problem just zoneing out but when I work it tends to be focused and at 200Kmh

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    OH I so share your problem! I'm never okay: if it's busy, I complain, if I have nothing to do...I start to freak out...
    We need some balance in our lives :)
    I hope the weather doesn't spoil your week...after all, you're used to it, sadly. Over here, the sun is back. I'm at work today - I had something to attend to but tomorrow I'll be free again :)
    Take care xx

  1. Blogger tim said:

    i was just considering reading that book. since you wrote that it is not well written, maybe i will wait to until it makes its way to the sale table. is this that same storm that little laura ingles got lost in? i remember that shgow from when i was a kid...
    charles and caroline were so worried. lol

    best, tim

  1. Blogger Romani Heart said:


  1. Blogger missy said:

    Now that my holiday is over and I am back in my routine, I fell like I'm just cruising... There's so much to do and yet I feel that I can do so much more. So, I keep taking on projects that I know I won't have much time to finish (like knitting).

    Oh, to answer your question, I'm in Egypt purely for pleasure :-)

  1. Blogger Brianne said:

    What do you do when you have nothing and everything on your mind? I am fidgety tonight. I have this mastered, the art of fidgeting. I have to be busy, but when I am, I complain about it. When I'm not, I complain about that too. When I am relaxed I feel guilty for not being busy. When I am busy, I wish I had nothing to do. Do you have this problem as well?

    I have this problem every day.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    i think we all have those days. :) just rememeber to relax when you have a chance...i know about being busy! when i'm not, i have the feeling like i'm forgetting something, or i feel guilty that i have a moment to myself...like now..lol. take care. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    We are sympatico fidgeters...

    I rarely say this, but is it a gender thing that men can zone out without any concern whereas women tend to think they should always be doing something? No, I don't think so.

    Devil Mood;
    Again, I find comfort in the fact that others understand this feeling. When I feel like this again, I will remind myself that I am not alone.

    I didn't know that Little House on the Prairie had an episode about this. I think you should still read it. There is just a bit too much initial emphasis on the details about how everyone ended up living in the midwest, but I am waiting for the bad weather bits.

    Waves back :)

    You lucky duck; Egypt on holidays. How wonderful; where will you go next?

    Welcome; I visited your blog. So you're coming to Canada...have fun!

    I am not in that frame of mind tonight, thankfully. Take Care :)

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Just wanted to say HI Cathy, and hope you and yours are well.
    Take care, Meow

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