The down side of this behavior is that I'm pretty much on my own and have no one but my little ol' self to pass judgement upon my actions. Given that I will have to go out periodically to dispose of the trash and forage for food, I really need to make sure that I haven't crossed that delicate line between A Person Taking Some Me Time and A Person Who Has Lost All Perspective Regarding Normal Behavior. I have to ask myself a lot of questions if I'm going to successfully analyze myself.
For example, is it reasonable for me to think that I am going to finish that stupid sock this week? A couple of years ago, it wouldn't even be a question. I'd finish that and then some. But production has slowed and I have to wonder if I'm really going to make the commitment. I think I can do it. I really do. It is a sock, not a peace accord. It is doable. But still...past behavior makes me less than certain.
And what about the cucumbers? When I swung by the farmer's market on Saturday, it was way too crowded for me to consider much in the way of shopping. I just wanted to snag some basil and garlic and be done with it. I didn't need cucumbers. In fact, I had some at home. But when the nice older gentleman gallantly handed me a bag with which to collect produce, I didn't have the heart to tell him that I wasn't in the market for baggable items. I took it with heartfelt thanks and grabbed the first thing I saw in order that I might get the heck out of that packed stall. More cucumbers. Did that really have to happen?
For that matter, did I need to get so giddy over the subsequent making of the bread & butter pickles?
I was rather perplexed by my having rolled out of bed at 5:00 this morning. I don't understand. What possessed me to crack open my eyeballs at such an ungodly hour when I am supposed to be all relaxed and whatnot? Am I doomed to a life of early risings because I have lost the ability to sleep in like a normal person who doesn't have to do anything but engage in "me" time? This concerns me.
Lots of questions, lots of pondering. It's a burden and I hate to lay it at your feet. Worse, I have one more upon which you might reflect. Is it weird that looking up to see the Very Complicated Kitty giving his Absurdly Gi-normous brother a bath was enough to make me a little teary eyed?
Kind of choked up even...
I mean, c'mon! They're cats being cats. Granted, the VCK was targeting that one spot behind the ears that the AGK tries mightily to reach and never seems to quite get. It was a very nice gesture. But it's not like I was watching them coordinate a rescue operation to get Timmy out of that darned well or anything. They were just doing what cats do. Getting all smooshy-hearted over that sort of thing just isn't normal...