Three months into 2021 I'm wondering what the heck happens to time as you get older. It seems to telescope, or zoom past. Zooming used to mean going fast, now it's meetings where you only worry about the state of your hair and what kind of top you put on, and you're wearing pj bottoms or fuzzy slippers!
And another month has disappeared. What have I accomplished?
Finish it February is over. I managed to finish a couple of old stinker projects. A sweater I don't even remember casting on; a cowl I started at least three years ago; a pair of socks that only requires the closure of the toes. What I didn't manage was to figure out why I ever stopped knitting on these items in the first place.
I have decided I need some fiber therapy. I'm tired of people and meetings. Well not ALL people, just a few select people.
I recently had an encounter that was very upsetting. Someone with whom I work did something they shouldn't have which made extra work for me, and I was angry. I encountered said person not intending to speak to them, but they spotted me and started justifying and explaining. I said "I can't talk about this now, I'm still too upset." This person just ignored that statement and continued their diatribe. I said again "I don't want to talk now". Same result.
I should have walked away. I deeply regret not walking away, because I spoke up, listing several reasons why I was upset about what had happened. The other person was smiling and nodding like you do when someone else is talking, but obviously not listening because immediately after I stopped talking they went back to more of the same stuff as if I hadn't spoken.
I finally just turned and left the room, which is what I had intended to do in the first place.
Later I received an apology in email in which this person said they were sorry they were not 'communicating well'.
the imparting or exchanging of information or news.COMMUNICATION: NOUN
the successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings.
aware of and responding to one's surroundings; awake.CONCIOUS: ADJECTIVE