Turning Ground Hog Day into Fluffy Unicorn Day

Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Observations | 5 comments

I just realised how time passes so quickly… I swear, honestly, sometimes it feels like groundhog day in my house! Same routine, same scenery, same activities, same supermarket, same post office, same laundry pile same food same things to pick up off the floor same… well.. same life! When its like that and you think back over the past couple of weeks, it seems like it was really just all one day with no distinguishing features to make it stand out from the line up. ย Sounds more dull than a dull thing doesnt it. Well luckily I can find a few things to give me a kick in the pants and un-ground-hog day my life! In fact, one of them is in full view most of the time, and even when I am not using it, a simple glance is enough to remind me of some exciting, and more than redeeming experiences of recent life in the WoolWench house! (If youre wondering, its still all here! Indiegogo )I mean, right now, its post summer vacation blues, and the regular routine has started up full steam, with school runs, early mornings, and the usual ‘what are we eating tonight’ brain-bleed. I also have the tail end of a migraine still haunting me, and the anticipation of the near future dread of the dark cold winter mornings looming in front of me. Maybe I am not alone in this! We were lucky in New Zealand to have longer days in winter than we get here in Holland, and I never took my daughter to school in what felt like the middle of the night, while here in Holland, I know that around Christmas time it will be just that. Now this isnt a total bitch-fest for me, there is the consolation of all the white twinkling christmas lights being out, the potential promise of snow, the hot chocolate and the glowing christmas tree. (love all that!!) Its just, I am not a morning person, thats the hard part! But I am already thinking about how to manage the dark days. Its kinda lame… But there ya go, its me. So when I need a pick-me-up I can glance over at my beautiful wheel, with its amazing Elvish engraving, its lovely warm colour and beautiful rounded edges. *aahhh* There is nothing Ground-hog Dayish about that wheel or the events surrounding its journey here. That also reminds me of the wonderful weekend when it was delivered, during the JazzTurtle workshop, a truly amazing experience in itself ! I loved the yarns everyone made and all the stuff I learned and the contacts I made. That in turn reminds me of that weekend being the first one away from my kids in like, forever, and how I enjoyed the peace and quiet, but also how much I missed them! I am so lucky to be watching them grow.

It doesnt take much for me to remember how grateful I am for this life. Ok sometimes it does feel like the same day repeating itself, but when I think about what things are IN that day, actually thats not too bad at all! My kids are awesome, and I am lucky I have such a blessed life in which I am able to indulge my passion and creativity – embodied in my spinning wheel. I most certainly didnt always have the luxury to do the things I am doing now, I mean, alternating between working three jobs ย and wondering how to pay the bills is not something that allows the time or energy for anything creative! However that experience only makes my current life more sweet. So if it ever looks like I am falling into the ‘same shit different day’ mentality, just give me a virtual kick in the ass! I DO know it, I’m a lucky bitch with nothing to complain about ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, all I need to ย do is go and play in my growing fiber stash, cuddle my kids, and kiss my husband (not necessarily in that order) and I cant help but feel like life is pretty damn good!

And I bet I am not alone with this! What does your Groundhog day look like? And how do you reboot yourself into a Fluffy unicorn Day?




  1. I think we all have those groundhog days and the older one gets the more often they seem to come around. My wheels and stash are calling to me from the corner of the studio but other fiber work calls too as well as SuperDuperGrandson a few days a week while Mum and Dad are at work. I just take it all in stride and know that it will all get worked out and done and make little plans in my head to call upon later

    • What a great approach ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess sometimes we feel like we have to do everything at once to get it done, but youre right, taking it all as it comes and being confident that you WILL get to work on your plans later takes a lot of stress out of it all doesnt it, and having those plans in your head means you always have something to look forward to!

  2. What a great post! Almost made me cry! We’ve talked several times about how lucky we are to be able to live this life. God knows it used to be different not so long ago! What gets me in ground hog day mode is also the ‘what are we eating today’ routine, the ‘man, my views are low today’ routine and the ‘ow, shoot, I forgot the laundry’ routine. But I don’t have them often thankfully ๐Ÿ™‚ And like you, all I have to do, is look at my box with all my lovely clay and all my wonderful new yarns and take them in my hands and I want to make something ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I know you must have lots of fluffy unicorn days Deidre, your work is so beautiful and positive and colourful. That has to come from a happy place ๐Ÿ™‚

      • You are so sweet! Ha! And even my darker work comes from my happy place! ๐Ÿ˜€ Creating makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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