I’m not very good at this

I’m not very good at relaxing. At least, not in the way that most other people do.

I don’t really like sitting still. I can’t watch tv without doing something else at the same time.

I hate board games like Monopoly because they take forever and are so irritatingly dull. Unless, of course, I’ve got a knitting project I can work on at the same time. I don’t play games, I watch movies rarely, and I feel guilty if I spend too long browsing the internet without actually doing something.

When I was a kid my dad used to always say “do something constructive”, and I think that stuck (I was in a rush and didn’t realize I had typed the wrong word… thanks to my dad for pointing it out in the comments!)

For me, sewing is relaxing. Or working out. Or weeding the garden, or cooking, or taking care of my pets. I have to be doing something with my hands, moving around. It helps if there is an end product I can feel good about. A stuffed animal, sore muscles, dinner, etc. This is why I get really antsy at parties – people want to just stand around and drink and talk. I can only handle that for so long… let’s go do something!

So anyway, here is some pretty water flowing through Cave Creek for those of you who are actually capable of sitting down and relaxing once in a while.  Some people could sit and watch the water. I had to go poke around for bugs and collect rocks.

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Arizona Lep Course. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The correct comment was,”Go do something constructive”.

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