Yesterday I had happy post. As regular readers will know, I have been on a yarn ban since Fibre East to try to get my stash down to respectable levels. However, temptation is all around and sometimes I see something that I can’t resist because it is in ‘my’ colours. Step forward Lady Margolotta by Helen at Bare Threads. I love blacks, and purples and blues and there they all were, perfectly combined. It was late at night. I was browsing Etsy after a long and tiring week back at work. I was weak. It spoke to me. I was good, and stopped at just the one skein, even though Helen’s shop had others that I would have loved to buy.
In the same late night Etsy session, I also was looking at Down the Rabbit Hole – a shop that sells nerdy jewellery (this is a good thing). She had a sale on. And I saw this.
It is a serotonin molecule. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter linked to feelings of happiness and reduced levels of it are implicated in a range of psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. So as a psychologist, and as a human being, serotonin is pretty significant so I fell for that necklace too.
So both things arrived on Saturday and I felt pretty happy, and I starting thinking about my other favourite things. My logo I still absolutely love, even though the brain isn’t quite as it should be, but somehow that makes it more appropriate as most of the time I am sure my brain isn’t wired the way it should be. In particular it doesn’t have a motor cortex. If you have seen how clumsy I am, you would wonder if I do too.
The mug is a favourite thing too, not least because it contains tea. I drink tea constantly. And I do mean constantly. It is a miracle I achieve anything really between trips to the kettle or the loo. But it is a daily ritual that makes me feel settled and content and that is no bad thing. Tea is a comforting thing when everything else is crazy. Including me.
Finally, something else that makes me happy is seeing my makes going to a new home where they are loved. Today I gave a pair of slouchy slox to a friend of mine, and she seems to genuinely adore them. I got this picture of them on her toes tonight. I feel like a superhero. My work here is done.