Wednesday, March 5, 2008

speed racer

I seem to have two extremes lately. Either I sit on my butt twirling my hair or I run around manically like the energizer bunny. Multiple efforts to find middle ground have failed miserably, and I've kind of given in and decided to roll with it. Sitting on my butt gets old, but I kind of like hyper. Hyper is productive.


In the last couple of days I've:


Cleaned a couple of closets.


Gotten rid of about half of my clothes by donating them to a local thrift store. (I threw away a bunch of them too, including my beloved overalls that I have lived in for the last four years or so. They were falling apart in so many places that you could practically read through them).


Cleaned stuff up in our yard that has been bugging the hell out of me for months. I was in full-swing the other day when it started raining. I just kept on going. I haven't melted in years.


Thrown away several large trash bags full of crap that no one needs or wants. It would be almost criminal to schlep it to the car and drive it to the thrift store just so someone else can take it home and realize that they don't need or want it either.


It's not so much what I'm doing as how I'm doing it. I'm running at Nascar speed. I walk fast. Talk fast. Eat fast. (I don't type fast, though, darn it). Then when I run out of gas (to continue with this ridiculous car analogy) I plop down and sit on my butt. Pretty soon I feel all fired up again and away I go.



I hope tomorrow is a sit on my butt day. Because I have a hair appointment and I'd hate to move at the wrong time and look like this.


That would be really, really bad.

27 comments:

Altaglow said...

Yes, well she does look like something from that bar scene in Star Wars. Have a good buttday!

Willowtree said...

In the old days, that used to be called manic depression, but then being a nurse I'm sure you knew that.

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on the productivity! Wish I could say the same.

Enjoy the haircut. Although, I strongly recommend against bringing the Britney picture for reference...

Kaycie said...

Nothing makes me clean in a frantic tizzy like being incredibly pissed and/or unbelievably stressed. I always just go with the flow and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Then I collapse in a heap when I get over my current emotional trauma.

And no, WT, I'm not bipolar.

Sweet Irene said...

When I am running at full speed like that, it is usually bad news for me, because it means I am hypo manic and I don't run out of gas like you do.

It is wonderful to get lots of things done though, and I always take full advantage of it.

Luckily, I don't have a big old house like you do and three kids put into the equation. That leaves me a bit more time and energy to get into other kinds of trouble.

For God's sake, don't end up looking like HER! I am sure you are much better looking and sensible than that!

Rudee said...

My dear, you have spring fever. If you have to catch a fever, this is the one you want. If you need more to do, I'll buy you a plane ticket. I could use a bit of sparkle around here, not to mention spring.

the mother of this lot said...

Are you sure you didn't melt? I thought after that house fell on your sister....

belle said...

OK, so not only do we share a son AND a life, but it seems we are in fact the same person ...(cue scary music). It sounds to me like you're suffering from Duracel Bunny Syndrome - named after a brand of batteries and an advert involving bunnies that go on and on. I've had it for years ;o)

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

You're welcome at my place any time with your hyper energy! It could do with someone with heper energy around!

PixelPi said...

Your hair will never look like that photo. I hope. And I get the cleaning frenzies periodically, too. And then two weeks of Mr. Pi asking "Where's my fill in the blank?" This is before Spinal Pain Syndrome, so now I only clean 4 things a day and then rest. Geeze, I hate my back. What a waste of pent up cleaning frenzy. Still a foot of snow out, so raking is not going to happen this week.

laurie said...

usually i get days like that right before i get the flu.

seriously--it's like my body knows in advance that i'm going to get sick, and it says, "do everything you can now! because in 24 hours you won't be able to do anything!"

hope that's not your situation.

Sandy said...

I love days like that! I got my hair cut by someone I didn't know on a whim yesterday and I LOVE it!

Good luck on the cut and take advantage of the mania!

Dumdad said...

You're suffering from early Spring Cleaning Fever. I think Spring actually starts on 20th March.

aims said...

I'm thinking along the same lines as Dumdad...early spring fever...

Look on the bright side - when spring comes you'll have it all done and can go off and do loads of other things.

Thalia's Child said...

I get the same way.

Think of your hair appointment as a pit-stop - you can't move until you're told it's safe to go, otherwise you risk running someone over (or winding up bald)

Kimberly said...

I can't remember my last speedy day. How about today?!

Nah...I have too many blogs to catch up on. =P

Happy in the Abyss said...

Sit down...lady. I always enjoyed watching you play with your hair while we drank wine and watched ER. Ahhh. the good days.

janet said...

if you run out of projects at your house, can you come and do mine???

Potty Mummy said...

Very amusing RC, but just getting serious for a moment; I know saying this to you is rather like taking coals to Newcastle, but have you had your thyroid levels checked recently? Only asking because my sis used to do this before she was diagnosed with that problem...

Maggie May said...

Lots of women get like this just before they have a baby!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

The haircut went fine. It's still there - no racing stripe down the middle. Whew!

To answer the questions - I'm not manic depressive, or on speed(that was an email comment) or feeling particularly productive. I think this is just the mood I'm in at the moment, and even though I'm not feeling productive I know I'm getting a lot of stuff done.

And Potty Mummy, I just had a bunch of lab work done and that was one of the things they checked. I should find out soon!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Oh! and I hope I'm not getting the flu and I'm DEFINITELY not having a baby.

Shudder.

Kaytabug said...

LOL that would be really bad.

This happens to me but they are too few and too far between. The majority of my days are sit on my as* days!
You are getting A LOT done!! I am envying a lil.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Well I am slow right now, so I am missing the speedy, but I will get there pretty soon. I have so much catching up to do, so I jsut wanted to say a quick hello before I go and sleep.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh how I love days when I have energy! :) make hay while you can. :)

Rose said...

I can definitely relate to those two moods. It's pretty much how I operate, which does seem to cause confusion among the family at times! Add in some menopausal hormones, and we've got a winner!!

Diana said...

Spring does this to me, too. If the yard weren't burried under a couple of feet of snow, I'd be out there with Ol' Blue, the trusty wheelbarrow, a-rippin' out the old, dead stuff and looking for new green stuff.

Instead, I'm making do with closets, too.