Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why traditions matter

Like I’ve said many times before, I’m turning into my mother! Not only do I try to make some of the food she used to dish up over holiday celebrations, but I’m also reverting to some of her idiosyncratic behavior, for no rhyme or reason that I can think of. This Chinese New Year, even though I came down with the flu, I was still lucid enough to make sure that I made some of the food that have come to be know as new year dishes in our family.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Life lessons crocheting is teaching me

Having been laid low by the flu and told by my doctor not to place any more stress on my body, I’ve mostly hung out in front of the TV, busy with a few crochet projects including an infinity scarf, market bag and an outfit for my son’s pet cat, Nom Nom. In a very short span of time, flat space in my apartment has been invaded by  balls of yarn. Crocheting is my latest interest, and when not hooking up yarn, I’ve been trawling the internet, looking for new patterns to attempt.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

My OCD is worsening!

A gift of a shawl
I’ve turned down dinner invitations, ignored the phone calls and messages, even stayed up till 2am. I’ve even given up snacking. What condition do I have, you may ask, that has me obsessing so compulsively? I’ve found a name for my disorder, it so happens, and there are others who share my malady. It’s called Obsessive Crocheting Disorder, and despite an aching swollen thumb, I can’t stop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Help, I’m addicted!

I’m an addict. To my phone. I check it upon waking up. (It’s charging on my bedside table.) It’s the last thing I look at before going to bed, well, the last device before my kindle.  And if I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back to sleep immediately, I also reach out for it. I like to say I keep it within reach in case of an emergency, stemming back to the days when I needed to be available to an aged mother and teenaged son, but nowadays I’m just kidding myself that that’s true. I can also say that I use it as an alarm clock, but then again, I could always just buy an alarm clock.