A Wonderful Break, Back to Productivity

I had been feeling a bit overwhelmed with my work for a bit. On Saturday, I didn’t get anything productive done. I just played around on the computer and on my phone in front of the TV all day.

However, I knew what I really needed – I needed to unplug.

So, yesterday, I did wake up and get an article written, but then I took a nap and I felt a bit better after that “reset.” When I woke up, my grandma’s friend was here and I had forgotten she was coming over for us all to go out to lunch.

We have fun chatting until it was a decent time for lunch and I had only met her once before but she’s really nice. It was cool going out to lunch with her and Grandma.

When we got back to the house we pulled out a bottle of wine called “Plum Loco” that was the best wine I think I have ever tasted in my life. More chatting ensued, along with laughing, which was definitely fun. At some point, and I’m not sure how it came up, I mentioned that I crocheted and I had to crochet a stocking for my new step-dad (it was a tradition started by my other grandmother to make a stocking for any new family member by marriage or birth and I wanted to continue it) and my grandma’s friend jokingly laughed about me making her a stocking.

I said I couldn’t guarantee anything but I asked her what her favorite colors were anyway. When I went to Wal-Mart to get the yarn for my step-dad’s stocking, I got the extra for hers and I figured if I didn’t have time before Christmas, I would just take the yarn back. Well, in less than a day and a half, the crochet-work for my step-dad’s stocking. I just have to sew up the seams and sew on the embellishments and it will be done. So I am pretty sure I will be able to get hers done.

It was nice sitting in front of the TV to crochet. Actually, Grandma talked about how much I reminded her of her mom sitting there crocheting, even how much I looked like her. It felt cool.

But it was also nice just to be so relaxed when I got to bed and I didn’t have a headache from staring at a computer or phone screen all day.

When I woke up at 4am this morning, I actually felt really motivated to get started on my To-Do List. I have already gotten a decent amount done and Grandma and I havn’t even had lunch yet. I have:

  • Written two articles
  • Written two blog posts for myself
  • Did three reviews at Writing.com to finish up the judging of my poetry contest for the October round
  • Washed and put away my laundry
  • Washed my sheets and made the bed

And it’s not even 12:30pm yet!

I am pretty happy so far. I have my list prioritized with what I need to do the rest of the afternoon, but then I am going to relax and crochet again so I don’t get overwhelmed like I did this past weekend.

I hope everyone else enjoyed their weekend and is having a great start to the week. 🙂

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About Krysha Thayer

Krysha Thayer is a graduate of the undergraduate English and Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University where she concentrated her studies in fiction writing. She enjoys crocheting; spending time with her dog, Kasey; and, supporting her husband, Quay, from home as he has a very demanding job. Krysha lives in Vermont's beautiful Champlain Valley.

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