Freeform Katia

May 1, 2008


Filed under: friends, musings — Tags: , — freeformkatia @ 1:32 pm

I think this happens every spring…

This year I feel it even more: I NEED AN ADVENTURE. And I know you internet people are thinking: aren’t you busy enough? Oh sure, sure I’m busy with daily adventures of hauling around small screaming children, wiping snot & poop, battling over bedtimes, wakeup times, clothing, & food… (can you tell I’ve had a bad few days?) But dammit, I need to get the hell out of here and be somewhere. I’m even happy to be there with the family so long as no one is crying or whining. Adult or child. Just BE HAPPY for once and stop the frickin’ complaining!!!!! jeez.

I’m feeling particularly pathetic these days as I just recently heard from an old friend who is (at least from where I sit looking at it from my computer screen) having grand adventures: living in Europe and riding his bike around. Clearly this is the life to lead.

Of course then I have to remind myself that my life is nothing to sneeze at. A million people would give much to be where I am: loving husband (if a bit moody these days); two beautiful, healthy children (even if they do cry. a lot); a house (even if it does need work) in a desirable neighbourhood from which I can walk to work; a good job (even if it can be mundane at times — like today); a cute dog (who desperately needs a bath). I’m healthy, happy, stable… AND DAMMIT I NEED AN ADVENTURE.

Thank goodness my absolute best friend is coming this weekend and she will hopefully knock some sense into me (hopefully this will be a literal theoretical knocking, not actual). She is one of the most grounded, no-nonsense people I know, and not likely to let me whine on about silly things like adventures! and travel! and go-see-do! too much.



  1. Oh, I think it’s natural to feel like you’re in a rut somedays. It’s hard not to when you’ve done the same routine for the past umteen weeks. Normally on days like that, I work on one of my hobbies (creative outlet, I call them) and it tends to set me right.
    Have a wonderful weekend with your best friend!

    Comment by Marie — May 1, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

  2. I’ll be the devil on the other shoulder: go have an adventure, even if it’s for a day. Get the okay from your husband, make the necessary arrangements, and get out there!

    Comment by balladofyoko — May 1, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Hey, you know, literal is usually taken to *mean* actual. I hope it will be a symbolic knocking, NOT a literal knocking.

    And yes, I’m a nerd. How could you tell?

    Comment by Ann — May 1, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  4. Does Sheep and Wool not count as an amazing adventure???

    Comment by elyn — May 1, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

  5. Oops! Ann, you’re right. I think I meant to say that I hope this will NOT be a literal knocking. Thanks! I’ve made the correction.

    Comment by freeformkatia — May 1, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

  6. Yes you do need an adventure! We all do from time to time just to feel alive again. Especially in the spring. I hope you have a great weekend with your friend and go out for drinks, shopping, sitting in the sun and watching people, whatever you are able to get in with time away from the family.

    I am gearing up for my adventure over Victoria Day weekend : a bachelorette party in New York for my good friend Ania who now lives in London. Since we are all well into our 30s, it will be more little black dresses and cocktails and less rhinestone tiaras, shots and transvestite stageshows or naked men singing.

    Enjoy your adventure.

    Comment by jessica — May 1, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

  7. I understand what you mean. Sometimes you get caught up in the day to day and it feels ordinary because you’re living through it. I think that you have it all in perspective, though, because you know how good things are. Sometimes the grass is just greener … as the saying goes.

    Comment by Laura — May 2, 2008 @ 9:43 am

  8. Sign up for a come as you please dance class :) I like free salsa lessons before a salsa night – being in the latin club makes me feel like I’ve escaped to someplace hot! Hire a babysitter… actually, I’m free, I like kids. lol

    Comment by jennyjumps — May 2, 2008 @ 10:08 am

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