Last week was my spring break. I didn’t intend to take a break from everything, but I went to a book store and bought a pile of new books. And, well, to be perfectly honest, I was kind of getting tired and burned out, and I think I needed it.
I was also working on my new hobby: spinning. I learned to spin on a drop spindle over the holidays, and eventually decided to purchase a spinning wheel. I spun about a dozen skeins of 2-ply yarn over spring break, and I’m rather pleased with that.
I had intended to get work done towards preparing for my exams and my trial at the end of the semester. But combine mental exhaustion, back pain, and major construction on our street, and I did a lot of sleeping, reading, and spinning.
I think I needed the break. It sets me back on the things I needed to do, but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up quickly.
Now if only my body would take a break from injuring itself! My left elbow, both shoulders, my left hip, and both knees have been dislocating like it was going out of style.
And if I could just get enough sleep…there is major construction happening on our street, and it starts at 7:00 AM all week. Yours truely is more of a night-owl, and waking up before 10:00 AM is very much contrary to my normal schedule. So I’ve been having my sleep broken up and interrupted for the last few weeks, including my spring break.
Have you ever noticed that no matter how much you want to take a break and get some rest, something keeps you from it?