Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Being Proud

I was so proud of the potholder I made yesterday, that it made me feel like I was five-years-old again! I don't feel proud of things I do very often, no matter what it is. My mom got irritated with me because I barely reacted when I got the financial aid letter from NECI. I don't make a big deal out of my good grades or many of my other accomplishments. I've stopped being proud of myself a lot of the time, and I don't know why.

This is a picture of the potholder. It's made out of an old comfy pair of jeans. The last time I felt so happy was probably on Valentine's Day when I decided to make all those cards for people. I have so much fun creating things! I've started cutting out squares for the quilt. I'll keep working on it, but for now I'm feeling kind of bleh. I'm going to curl up on the couch with a book and a blanket until dinner time, since I'm not cooking dinner tonight. This weeks Joy Rebel Mission is giving yourself permission, and because I know I won't be feeling too great this week I am giving myself permission to not worry about doing tons of chores.


  1. the potholder is lovely!! isn't it such a wonderfully great feeling to create something and look at the finished product? that's how all my finished crochet projects make me feel. like you, i had stopped feeling proud of myself a long time ago.

    now that i've gotten back into the habit, i find i can't stop!

    and you SO have every right to stop and rest and relax when you need to. i wonder if you're not completely over that cold you had, and are still feeling a little tired? take it easy. rest and pamper yourself. =)