Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Sometimes I just feel...stuck. Stuck in the house, stuck financially, stuck in my marriage, stuck in life.

I have no idea if it's PMS or winter blues or what.

Tonight, I just feel stuck, achy and uncomfortable.

I just want to sleep until next week. Or run away to someplace peaceful.

Stuck sucks.


Blogger KnelleyBelley said...

Yikes. Stuck. Maybe it's the . . . flu? Hope not. Thanks for your well wishes about my battle with the flu. You got the Private Benjamin quote! That had to make you smile.

And you're never stuck. I thought I was stuck once. That was 8 years and a lifetime ago. Whether it's PMS, winer blues, or true feeling-of-stuckness, it'll pass or you'll change something. Think happy.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Yeah - I know that feeling! Hope you'll get unstuck soon.

7:19 AM  
Blogger sophanne said...

oooh and ouch. Last night I stuck myself with one of those fancy sweater pins.

My therapist says to stimulate your senses when feeling stuck- hand lotion to smell-something to listen to- ginger-flavored altoids- cold air from outside- something to knock you out of stuck if only temporarily.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

My sympathies. Been there. Often. Still. Right now I want to run away to Hawaii. But there's that financial thing. I do get to flee this weekend for Spa Knit and Spin, but it's to dreary gray cold Maine. Fun with peeps but not quite the same as exotic Hawaii. Hope you feel better soon!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Sachi said...

I tried to remind myself that I went into things with open eyes and that nobody lied to get me where I am. When I'm feeling stuck, sometimes it helps to remind myself that I may have made a couple poor choices but DAMMIT! They were MY choices and no one could have made me do it any differently.

It's actually kind of empowering now that I think about it.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I hear you. I've spent the past 3 days home sick and achy. Now I'm on the mend and I'm still sitting around in my pajamas, bed unmade and wondering why I don't feel like doing anything. I dread going back to work. My family is driving me nuts. I just keep saying, "this too shall pass."

1:06 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

OH girl...I think we all know what you're going thru. Maybe a little routine shake-up is in order. Do something special for yourself. Something to get your juices flowing and to find your creative wonderful self that may be feeling a little neglected. Maybe a yoga or belly dancing class? Is there something that you haven't tried that you've always wanted to?

2:13 PM  
Blogger Gauss said...

Sorry to hear that! Maybe it's also the rain and the gray skies? (I heard it's raining again in CT)

You are never stuck, and there are always choices. Or, if you are having a particularly blue day - there is always chocolate!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

I remember being there: three kids under five, snowed in in NH, husband traveling often on business while an ill baby often cried all night, and my wanting to somehow run away from all of it.

Exercise, a brisk walk taking in the great outdoors by myself, tended to help. But what I really want to say is, at least for me, it did all work out over time. It was worth sticking it out.

Nowadays, when I start to feel overwhelmed by whatever and exercise is often not really an option now, knitting something to make someone happy, anticipating the light in their eyes, is how I pull myself through. Some people say I'm generous, I say it's totally selfish. I get more out of it than they do. One ball of yarn, one lace scarf, doesn't take much, and it's not a huge risk on my part in case they don't really get what knitting for others is about. Surprisingly often, though, even the non-knitters do get it.

3:14 PM  

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