Friday, November 12, 2010

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and TIME...

    Quick! Someone get some time! Figure out how to make the day about 6 hours longer!

Pfft. I wish.

I am swamped, trying to get ready for my craft fair. 9 days to go and I still have loads to do. Also, I suck at time management. A lot of my time is devoted to changing diapers, chasing after Rugrats and picking up all of their messes. I still have a list, chock full of stuff to make. My hands won't move fast enough!!
   I'm starting to wonder how other people with kids knit & crochet, and then put out these amazing pieces. Part of me was beginning to question my own abilities. Sometimes, I think it would just be easier for me to put all of this stuff on hiatus until the boys get a little older . I've toyed around with the idea, but I came to this conclusion: Knitting and crocheting is no longer something I just DO. It's who I am and, in a lot of ways, It's who I have always been. I've always loved making things, but no "hobby" ever stuck. If it wasn't for my boys, I wouldn't be doing what I do I owe it to them to keep on truckin' right?
     Recently, I just turned 30. I know it's one of those milestones that people dread. I've embraced it.  I'm at a place in my life I never imagined I would be. If somehow, You could track me down 10 years ago and tell me that at 30 I'd have 2 kids and spend my creative time knitting and crocheting, I probably would have laughed in your face.  
Where does time go, and why does it slip away so quickly? I was thinking about it yesterday.

I heard on the radio, they've given the green light to discontinue the distribution of the White Pages. Since people use the internet for practically everything these days, and we as consumers are trying to become "Green", it doesn't make sense to keep them cluttering our rapidly emptying bookshelves. I don't know about you, but I still use the White and Yellow Pages.
-I read the paper.
-I listen to talk radio.
-I lived in houses with land-lines and phones with cords.
-My parents STILL don't have Caller ID on their house phone (Craziness, right? )
-I miss back in the day when you could buy a toy, tear it open and start playing. Now, you have to sit there with scissors, a box cutter, a knife, 2 hammers, a screwdriver... and then 45 minutes later you're too tired to play.
- Every now & again, I miss the days before cell phone. As great and convenient as they are, they can be a total nuisance. There is a whole generation of people that have probably never used a phone with a twisty cord. There's also the lack of etiquette (Which I will be the first to admit, I'm guilty of usage of cell phone during dinner and conversation)  . Also. It's always with you. Mine is usually within reaching distance when I go to sleep, and when I wake up. It's become such a part of me, that I feel lost without it. That kind of dependency can't be good. 

                        I need a phone like this to give myself a bit of nostalgic therapy. It's also bulky enough to
double as a weapon against intruders.

What bits of nostalgia do you miss? 

( Big thanks to hopeandjoyhome for letting me use this great rotary phone pic. Check out their Etsy Shop for some really nifty vintage stuff! )


  1. I know how u feel! I too often wonder where time goes! I miss mail the most! The good kind like pen pal letters or a real birthday card and not an e-greeting! Sigh. Well for that I have! Give it a look!

  2. i ❤ that you said "twisty cord"! There was a website selling twisty cords that plugged into iPhones... i think they were chargers... maybe i dreamt it.

  3. @CreativeDiva That's why I refuse to send an e-greeting. I haven't had a pen pal in a long time. Although, I have a cousin that lives here in New Mexico. Even though we can text each other, Every so often we write letters to each other. I love that thrill of getting a letter in the mail.

  4. @PunK rAwk pUrl Teeheehee I've always called them "twisty cords". :D If I had an iPhone I would probably buy a twisty cord charger.

  5. As I read your blog I am reminded of myself! The year was before you were born, and my boys were 8 and 5. I had just recently realized that my knitting and crocheting were the way I maintained sanity! We didn't have the social internet, and the telephone was left free in case someone 'had' to get in touch with us. We stayed home most of the time. But I had my crafts! Books from the library taught me new techniques. Materials were hard to find. There were very few LYS. But it was great, and HARD.
    I can't imagine life without being to connect with people online. Few of my relatives are able to knit or crochet. I get my inspirations from young people I've met online.
    Don't put your creativity on hold til the kids are bigger. Use it to maintain the you that you love.