Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday, v.50

Hey y'all,

Just me, checking in to let you know I'm still here.  Kind of.  Here's what's up around these parts:

GOOD:  I picked up knitting needles for the first time today, and actually knit a little bit.  It was nice.
BAD: I was knitting The Vest From Hell, which hasn't really redeemed itself during its long time out.
UGLY: I picked it up because the only other thing I have on needles at the moment is Mr. Right's wedding sock #2, and well...

GOOD:  I was actually able to concentrate long enough to read a whole book -- Gregor the Overlander.
BAD:  It's a kids book, but hey... Rome wasn't built in a day, right?
UGLY: I went out and bought the next two, just in case I have an attention span longer than 15 minutes again. Ever.

GOOD: Mr. Right and I are still working on stuff.
BAD: Tonight we agreed to a trial separation -- no contact for a week -- which might not sound like much, but the longest we've ever gone without being in touch is about 48 hours.  The idea is that it will bring some clarity.
UGLY: I know I'm supposed to want clarity, but what I want is to live Happily Ever After with this man I love more than anything.  And I can't for the life of me stop crying.

I'll bet I'm not the only one who's  hoping for cheerier posts soon.  All this is pretty depressing.  Apologies.

Here's a pretty picture.  I heart Colorado.  Even now.

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  1. I'm thinking of you. Surround yourself with people you love and support you.

  2. Thinking of you. Really hope things work out the way they should.

  3. Wishing you only good things! Hope thing get better soon, try and stay positive!

  4. Good to see you're evaluating things in terms of "good, bad, ugly." Uh, maybe you could stop calling him Mr. Right. If he makes you this unhappy, then he oughta be evaluated in those terms, too.

    Have you ever heard of codependency? Boy, have I been there. You don't need anyone to make you happy. You are a good person, and that can make you happy right there. Sometimes when you regain your power to make yourself happy, the guy who broke your heart realizes that you're stronger than he thought, and he likes you again... just something to think about.

  5. YAY, I'm so glad that you posted today. I'm sad every time I scan the list and don't see your name in it. It's just not the same. :(

    So glad you're still working through everything with Mr. Right. And YAY for getting back to knitting and reading!

  6. Don't sweat it. If it's easier to write it all down and see it in print, we are happy to be your place to vent. Prayers that a week of silence will reveal some things to both of you.

  7. hugs...that's it, just lots of hugs

  8. Be good to yourself. And knit when you can; you can't beat the sense of accomplishment!

  9. I've been thinking about you and wishing you well. I'm glad you are knitting a bit and reading too. I've been meaning to check out Gregor the Overlander after enjoying Suzanne Collins "Hunger Games" series. Let us know how you like it. Great photo!

  10. Gregor the Overlander is a big hit here. My daughter made me read the whole series.

    I hate it that things are so hard for you! I hope having a supportive little virtual community here provides some relief now and then.

    PS - the vest from hell may not be the ideal project right now. How about garter stitch potholders? Make 'em as ugly as possible and cut them up when you're feeling bad -- knitting is therapeutic, even if you don't get a finished object out of it.

  11. Yikes! Good, Bad and Ugly indeed. Sending big hugs.

  12. This post was witty and creative and very heart-breaking. I hope that the same way how time dries your tears that it also helps mend your relationship. Best wishes and high hopes for better.

    Take care.

  13. It is good that you are posting, knitting and reading, even a little. Just remember that we are all here for you through the good, bad and ugly. I remember going through an unhappy breakup during my junior year of college. My then boyfriend wanted a bit of space and independence while he was studying abroad in Japan. After the initial shock of the separation, I realized that we both needed a little time to find ourselves. I know it is a cliche, but no one knows you best than yourself. Now, that boyfriend is my partner in life. That time apart made us treasure our friendship and love more.

  14. I'm sorry to hear that you're still going through hell - and I really hope everything resolves itself soon.

  15. Hope things start looking up for you and Mr. Right sometime soon. I'll tell you, being in the military and having your husband leave days, weeks, and sometimes months at a time can really strengthen a relationship. So maybe this is the right thing to do. Thinking about you.

  16. Reading this post make me smile and feel sad at the same time! I'm glad you are able to see small victories in your day to day. Keep keeping on, one day this time will be faded into history. Thinking of you!

  17. Just wanted to offer you some hugs... Hope all works out x

  18. I'm glad you made it through a book---I know exactly the way you feel about that, the way when you're really upset and tangled up in your own mind, it can really feel like a triumph to just finish something, even something that simple. So I hope that's a good sign that things will be looking up soon, and that the clarity you're hoping for is already on its way. <3