I feel like I haven’t been very present on the trail the last week or so.
The egg table is up.
I have a love/hate relationship with my Ukrainian egg (pysanky) hobby. I love the quiet, steady progress of the craft and I love the outcome. However I hate that I tend to get a little carried away; once I sit down and start to work, it’s hard for me to stop. Just one more color, one more pass of wax, just finish this batch of six. And I’m a little obsessive about cleaning everything up after each session. This means I stay up too late and don’t get enough sleep when the egg table is up. Chores go undone. Relationships get neglected.
It’s the same with jigsaw puzzles. I adore doing jigsaw puzzles, but I can’t quite leave the puzzle alone until it’s finished. Just a “couple more pieces” and suddenly its midnight and my back and neck are stiff! It’s the main reason I don’t do large, complicated puzzles – those are rabbit holes I’m afraid to go down.
What obsession can sidetrack you?