Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Irish Gypsy

My Irish grandmother had 8 children who produced 13 grandchildren. I was one of the middle grands and the only brown eyed grandchild (thanks to my Italian father). My grandmother always called me her "Wild Irish Gypsy"since I loved adventure and was always moving around once I left home after high school.

Where is this going you ask? Well, this time of year I always get restless......bored.....tired of the same ole same.....I just want to pack up my stuff and head somewhere new and different. Now this worked out ok when I was young but I'm older now and I have kids so can't just pack up on a whim. Instead I have to find ways to channel my wanderlust.

Any suggestions? What do you do when you are in the need for a change?

Here's my gene pool.......Hi Mom and Dad!

Have a good day!

kathy




7 comments:

Jackie said...

Usually like to take a short weekend trip doing something I love! It could be anything, but just a little trip seems to satisfy the need for change.

Cheryl U said...

I think I have pretty much gotten over most of the restlessness - have moved 27 times in 35 years (six different states to boot!) It's been nice to be in one place for six years now - the longest we have lived in one place! If I do get a little restless a trip to Florida usually takes care of that for a while.

Melissa said...

If I can't get away, I bring "away" to me. I pick a room and paint the walls a very different color and make new curtains and pillows. I rearrange the furniture and add new accent rugs and decor pieces. My sewing room used to be a lot bigger, but I have painted it so many times I am losing square footage!

Needled Mom said...

I usually reorganize a room - move the furniture and do a deep cleaning of drawers and closets. By that time I am so exhausted that the urge to do anything passes.

9patchnurse said...

Quilt retreat baby!!!

Darlee Byron said...

Ahhh... yes, before quilting came into my life I did like painting walls and rearranging the furniture and it would make a space feel brand new. Perhaps taking a class in something you've never done before, or planning a weekend getaway - even if it's not too far away.

nerines said...

read and make things, if I can't be there physically, I let my imagination take some place:-)