[Intermezzo] Melt Away

Once Upon a Time, I thought preparing to move house whilst my husband headed out-of-state on an extended business trip was a fantastic idea. “I know! I’ll sort through and pack all of our belongings, edit a book, work on two short stories, create a few new web-sites, launch marketing campaigns for totally disparate projects, maintain a full freelance and blogging load, take the dogs on long walks several times a day, do yoga 5 times a week, and plan a fun event at a local gallery. I have the energy of an overzealous rabbit high on pure sugar. It’s just waiting to be harnessed. Nothing about this plan is the least bit wonky. Of course, I can cram-jam this ambitious laundry list of goals into a 6-week period. Because, because…I will it to be so.” The Chef hasn’t even left town yet, and I am already exhausted. All I want to do is take a scalding bath and weep, followed by 42 melting and aimless days in a fluffy, warm bed-haze.

John Everett Millais-Ophelia

Oh, hey there Ophelia!

25 thoughts on “[Intermezzo] Melt Away

  1. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say you haven’t moved house very often? I read your first sentence and the memory of my multiple house moves set me rocking back and forth in my seat – I did the weeping bit often so I can sympathize. Keep your chin up.

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    • Oh, no. I have moved house very, very often. This will be our 5th place in 7 years (and my 10th in 14 years). Fortunately, the last two times we just moved down the hall (and back). I am looking forward to the end result, but not the process itself. I am doing all I can to not curl up in a ball and rock back and forth.

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      • Thanks! I honestly want to put my head in a hole and hide until it is over. I know that it will be worth it, which is what keeps me going! 🙂

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    • Thanks, it is a standby of mine for when I am in a certain mood. I believe this is her third appearance on the blog. 🙂 The painting is Ophelia by John Everett Millais.

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  2. I totally understand you. I am one of those people that complains that they don’t have enough downtime but when it does come, I can’t thrive! Running around is how I can be the most creative. A week lounging in the mountains is perfect but them I’m itching to get moving again until I crash and wear yoga pants for 24 hours straight. It’s a vicious cycle but that’s what happens when you’re ambitious.

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    • Oh, exactly. I always feel like I need to be doing at least two things at the same time. For instance, I cannot just watch television. I get too antsy and feel like I am slacking creatively and/or intellectually. My mind is always so full of ideas that I hate to step back for too long.

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