I NEED TO STAY SANE
Facebook has become such a fraught experience. I still go there to keep up with far flung friends and family but there is no peace there. I'm stuck in a terrible place where I feel like I need to be informed about what is happening in the world but I'd also like to stay sane. These two things are mutually opposed right now. Ideally, I'd like to be able to read about what is happening but have no pictures of of the faces of the horrible people who are making things worse. I don't want moronic quotes from certain political figures who spew nothing but hate in broken sentences with poor grammar. It all makes me feel physically ill. The sound of certain people's voices also makes me feel less sane. I need to stay sane.
So I knit, I crochet, I paint, sew, play video games, read, write, and do a million other things to keep my head on straight. There is so much in this world I cannot control. When I create, depending on the medium, I have a great deal of control. I am loving making the house scarves, they are turning out so charming, they look so pretty and perfect now that I know how to make proper scarves. It's soothing to me. Escape reading is also soothing and relaxing.
I'm still off dairy, day 3. Been eating an awful lot of veg! My tea still tastes funny without milk but I do feel better and I think I'm sleeping a bit better too. I need to actually exercise now that might actually get me healthy.