My Virtual Sanity

Have you ever felt the need to share your thoughts with virtual strangers just so you can pretend that you have adult conversations during the day? Well, that's what I'm about to do. Be prepaired for my life as a stay at home, obsessive knitter, and my attempts to stay connected with the rest of the world.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My first post

Well, this is my very first post on my very first blog ever.

I was over come with the need to have an intelligent conversation with an adult this evening, and I suppose this is about as good as I'm going to get. As I type this my 2 children are running wild in the living room behind me, while my husband also stares at the computer and we try to ignore the screeming. There is about 10 minutes left until the frozen pizza is cooked in the oven, and then maybe we can have some semblance of sanity while we eat dinner........ Then again maybe not. Is there such a thing as sanity with a 4 yr old and almost 2 yr old?

As you might have surmised, I am the stay at home mother of 2 kids. I suppose I'm exceptionally needy right now because I'm about 6 months pregnant with our 3rd child. While my husband is wonderful, he just isn't the "inteligent conversation" type when he first gets home from work. Thus we have the clash of the needs. I need someone to talk to, and he needs to turn his brain off for a bit after a long day at work.

Some things my husband will probably never get about me. How I can sit happily and knit for hours on something as stupid as a sock. After all, they're cheep and VERY available at stores, what's the point? I'm one of those people who seem to go from one obsession on to another. I am getting over a very bad addiction to a certain MMORPG ( for those of you who do not have teanage son's, this stands for massively multiplayer online role playing game, ie: addictive video game). To solve this problem, I took up knitting again. It's been about 3 weeks now, and I have 2 pair of adult gloves, 3 pair of child gloves, 2 1/2 pairs of baby socks, and most of an adult sock completed. I think that probably counts as obsessive.

Another thing my husband will probably never understand about me is my fascination with talk radio, politics, or generally the world around me. I was an International Affairs and Russian major in Collage, so I know a bit about it. He on the other hand could care less, oh well, I suppose I'll have to find someone else to discuss those things with. I can discuss that afore mentioned MMORPG with my

Well, the kids are in bed, and a new movie from Blockbuster is calling my name, not to mention the other half of that pair of baby socks. I really need to find the cable for my camera so I can start making this blog as beautiful as all the other ones that I see around.


Blogger eve knits said...

Hey! Welcome to Blog Land. LOL. Sounds like you have your hands full! Don't worry..there's plenty of random people (like me) who travel the knitting bloglines in search of good convo. Put up some pics of your f/o's!(finished objects)

7:31 PM  
Blogger Calamar said...

Knitting is a fine hobby, but it seems like you need to get out more. Maybe you can go to a local park, visit some friends for lunch, take walks, or go shopping. If you have access to a vehicle during the day you can take day trips to the National Forest, or a Museum or the Zoo on a free day.

Instead of focusing on just one thing obssessively like a certain game or knitting, try getting interested in more than one hobby at a time. Reading books, knitting, Tae Bo, basket weaving, aerobics, and two person games that your children can enjoy like hide and seek, Connect 4, tag, and the like. Make sure to include physical activities, especially if you are pregnant. Tae Bo might be a good start, but playing tag with a 4 year old will definately get you in shape!

Don't forget your friends! Make sure that you visit with friends at least once a week so that you feel included in the world. Make sure that when you do hang out with friends that you do fun and interactive things. Don't waste time going to the movies or dinner. Play social games like Scene-It, Cranium, Pictionary, or Roleplaying games. That way you have something fun and interacting that you can talk about and look forward to each week.

I hope this helps.

7:51 AM  

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