Thursday, February 7, 2008

Random thoughts with introduction

Hi! I guess if you are looking at this, I should introduce myself. My name is Katya, I am 29 years old, and I am a mother of five... But you already know that from my profile.
Right now I am working on a stitching project - a set from Mother Goose series - THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON, CAT AND THE FIDDLE and so on. These will be ready in... oh, probably in 3 weeks, maybe faster if my kids start driving me crazy on a more regular basis. Then I will just have to escape to my room, lock the door and stitch, stitch, stitch - so that I don't pop the gasket. Stitching really calms me down, I guess it's theraputic in a way. It helps me think and prevents me from panicking.
Another thing that makes me think is reading, but, unlike stitching, it actually makes me panick. When I was a child, if I was afraid or unsure of something, all I had to do was to open one of my favorite books, and I would drown in the characters's experiences and problems. Now that I have my own problems, dealing with real life, when I open a book, all I can do is compare my own expreriences with the characters'. So it kind of made an opposite effect - I now start thinking of the problems in the book, which reminds me of my own problems, which in turn makes me angry: "Why in the world do I worry about a non-existing character? I've got my own things to worry about!"
Yet, reading is still fun. I think I will read a book by Truman Capote "In Cold Blood," I really am intrigued with it.
These were my random thoughts. And now it's time for dinner.


  1. I found your thoughts interesting, on how kids can drive you crazy, but what about your husband, does he not help? If not you need to kick that lazy bum to the curb.

    Your Husband,

  2. If I kick his "lazy bum to the curb," I will have to raise them by myself... :& Ahem... No. And he is not a lazy bum, you should know that, since you are... well, you know, my husband.
    Love you! Check out my other two posts when you have time...

  3. Well, I know that this comment is way late--about 8 months--but I didn't know you had a blog until this morning. Enjoyed reading about your reflections on reading.
    I will comment on this on my own blog; hope that is okay.

    Your comments about stitching sound like a possible beginning poem.
    Have you written a poem on your stitching? Maybe you might want to sew one;-)

    As for the bum, it's good to know that while he is a painter and poet that he is also conscientious and not a 'strickland' egotist.


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