25 April 2018

Neither/Nor

I'm currently experiencing a neither/nor existence.  For example, I'm knitting every day, but not spending any real amount of time on any specific project.  Case in point: I have been knitting sleeve #2 of my blue sweater, which I have really been wanting to finish.  Last night, I had 6 rows left until it would have been done.  And I left it.  Because I just couldn't be bothered.  

I would say the project receiving the most attention recently is my blanket - I added 3 squares (top, right) over the weekend.  But then I put it back down.  I do like the way it looks, but as I said, nothing seems to be "sticking" at the moment ...


I did finish reading a book over the weekend, and it was fine, but again - not inspired.  I've started this book, which I've had on my Nook reader for a long time.


Since it contains essays, I can easily pick it up and put it down, and don't necessarily have to have a block of time to read it.  So far I think I've read 4 of the essays, and enjoyed them, but like everything else, I'm not dying to finish them all as soon as possible.

Things are neither great nor terrible.  I'm neither ecstatic nor particularly depressed.  I feel like the guy on the greeting card who, instead of a smiley face, has just a straight line drawn where his mouth is.  You open the card, and it says, "Have a day."

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9 comments:

Dee said...

Ennui ---- youse got it.

Mary said...

ha! I've been in that place, too! not that it's a bad place ... it's just ... a place :-) I predict the next day with warm sunshine and blue skies will put you in a "better place" for sure!

Bonny said...

Sometimes the middle is an okay place to be, especially if life there avoids the roller coaster swings between extremes. Have a day, hopefully leaning just a bit more towards the positive/caring/happy side eventually.

Kym said...

I go through phases like that, too. Times when nothing inspires me much at all. But those times pass eventually. (I usually blame it on the weather patterns or seasonal weirdness.) Here's hoping for quick inspiration. . . STAT! XO

sprite said...

Yup.

Tired Teacher said...

It sounds like you've hit the Doldrums. . .I hope they pass soon.

Araignee said...

I'm in a complete dither today because I am just about to finish I'll Be Gone in the Dark and my phones dings this morning and my notifications tell me that...they caught the guy! I was wondering how I was going to feel finishing up the book since I already knew the ending but wow...it gave me goosebumps. I haven't been this caught up in a book for a long time and haven't stop talking about it for weeks. The Mister has had it with me and can't wait for me to finish it and move on.

AsKatKnits said...

The dreaded Ennui!!! Gah! I truly hate it and I am 100% blaming the weather!

Sending you creative, fun, and inspired vibes in making and reading! XO

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Ugh! I hate days like that. They are worse than deep, dark depression days. At least if you're feeling depressed, you can wallow in it. Over eat comfort foods & chocolate, drink the entire bottle of wine by yourself, binge watch sappy romances and have a good cry... But those neither/nor days (Excellent name for them, btw!) are horrible. You can't even work up enough emotion to be anything but bored. Hope tomorrow is much better for you!