Sunday, April 15, 2007
oldest child syndrome or what?
jeez! you ever wonder why we do this to ourselves? have so many projects going that we can not breathe... and none of it matters. honestly, at the end of the day, no one is going to say, "wow, she made a lot of hats or blankets or atcs (!)" in fact, we all know that when we go, our kids are going to have a giant garage sale or fill up 5,000 trash bags with all this stuff. nonetheless, i continually do this to myself- even tho i am not a roller coaster rider, i suppose i enjoy the adrenalin rush that i get when there is one day left before i go back to work and i have a zillion things on the to do list. so here is a little science lecture- when cavemen were on the earth and say a wooly mammoth was in hot pursuit, the parasympathetic nervous system released adrenalin and cortisol so that he (it probably was he and not she) could fight or take flight. and it was short lived; either the cave guy fought off the mammoth, ran away from the mammoth or was killed. and then the hormone release would stop. but, nowadays our stresses are prolonged, worrying about the war, all the stuff we think we have to do (see above), getting on highway 40, etc...so, yep, you got it- the cortisol is being constantly released- we are always on "high alert" and that leads to more health issues than you can imagine. so, is this going to make any difference in my life today? probably not...i'll still make my atcs and knit the project linus blankie and the pink one that is for the sister of the bf of daughter #1- but, i think i will probably ditch the easter tags that i did not finish... p.s. does anyone know how to personalize the header thing of their blog- i want that charm bracelet photo to be up at the top.