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Friday, June 22, 2007

Ahem

Oooops. Sorry guys did it again, didn't I??

I've been sick. And tired. And sick and tired. But after a bracing argument with my shrink last night, it's time to pull my socks up and get back into things. My poor shrink. I DID warn him that I'm stubborn! I walked into my appointment last night and said "My life SUCKS." He started giggling. I rest my case.

We had deep discussions last night about my abysmal self-esteem and the breathtaking double standards I have for valuing other people versus valuing myself. The shrink pointed out that the qualities I admire and appreciate in others I am giving myself no credit for whatsoever. If other people are nice, I give them credit. If I'm nice, it's not worth anything. So I have to start rewarding myself for the good things about me, which is going to be tricky as I'm not used to looking for good things about myself. So. Um. One good thing about myself.

*crickets chirping in the silence*

Oooof. Maybe I'll come back to that!

Crafting continues. I'm currently working on no less than two crocheted blankies, plus the Secret Project. I did have a sock on the needles, but I frogged - the yarn was driving me nuts, and it meant I was avoiding sock knitting altogether. Which is a Bad Thing. I haven't knit a sock in WEEKS. I have a sack full of nicely wound sock yarn, a stack of books and patterns to choose from, my favourite sock needles empty and at the ready, I've surfed lots of blogs for socky inspiration, but....nothing! I'm sure the Sock Mojo will return, but I'm always slightly anxious until it does. Darn feckless Sock Mojo hussy. Hasn't stopped me falling deeply in lust with various yarns on the web, but I'm saving my money for the Bendigo Sheep & Wool fair next month. Dave and I are going and so are my mum & stepdad. So I get a day with my mum & stepdad, yarny goodness at the fair, and a side trip to Bendigo Woollen mills to round off the day. Excellent.

Lesseee.... the cats are fine, although Lulu is using her FFPoD (Fat Fluffy Paws of Death) for evil and seems to be bullying Meiko for fun. We're trying to put a stop to it, but Lulu is a vengeful little thing when she puts her mind to it. Dorian has gotten more cuddly since the colder weather is upon us, and Marlowe canters around the house like a lunatic as usual.

So. A good thing about myself. Sheesh. I'm a total sucker for animals of all kinds - I think that's a good thing on the whole.

And how are you all doing?

9 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Hmm...a secret project. I like secrets, but I can't wait to see what you're hiding.

Loving animals is a very good thing.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Just A Knit Wit said...

We missed you!

What about your awesome shawl knitting abilities? Hell, all your knitting abilities! That's a good thing about yourself.

12:01 AM  
Blogger La said...

You're creative, and funny, and kind and generous and intelligent. How's that for a start?

Hugs

3:12 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Hmm... let's see. You are full of good advice, sharing, funny, and my friend!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

Oh that Lulu. Bad kitty.

Let's see, you're funny, sweet, easygoing, likes animals, knitting and Koigu. You didn't give me that cool knit pirate shirt off your back ;) but I still love you.

5:49 AM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

I missed you!!!!!

You're thebomb.com... for sure. You're kind! And caring! And surprising! In good ways! Exclamation points!

And you love Koigu. This? Very good thing. ;)

And you're a good catstaff.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You are funny and clever and great fun and kind! Now, get going on a list. :) My shrink made me read loads of self-esteem stuff back a few years ago, because I was doing the same thing you do! It did help to read the stuff and think and write about it.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I completely understand the bit where you admire qualites in others but not yourself. It sounds like a productive session. And knitting sounds productive as well. :)

11:09 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

You have awesome customer service skills!!!

It amazes me daily how lovely you are on the phone to the idiots we have to deal with!

You have an amazing amount of patience. You're a good teacher. You make work fun!

7:51 PM  

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