Ten On Tuesday

I’m changing up our Ten on Tuesday subject again and this week I have asked everyone to write 10 sentences that start with the two words I feel. Ready? Let’s go!

red tulips for carole knits

  1. I feel delighted by red tulips.
  2. I feel excited about SPA. It’s only 2 sleeps away!
  3. I feel conflicted about selling my Canadian Production Wheel. I’m going to attempt to fit it in Sharon’s car and bring it with me this weekend. On the one hand, I haven’t spun on it in ages and it’s really just taking up room. On the other hand, it’s a really nice CPW and I wonder if giving it up is a mistake. BUT – if I do sell it I will buy a new lens for my camera and I know I’ll use that much more frequently.
  4. I feel as if I have been reading The Goldfinch for.ev.er. Man, this is a long book. It’s good but still – long.
  5. I feel ready for The Oscars. I have seen all of the Best Picture nominees and I’m looking forward to this year’s award celebration.
  6. I feel less overwhelmed at work than I have recently. I’m sure this won’t last but I’m enjoying it for the moment.
  7. I feel frustrated about gaining back some of the weight I had lost. I’m up about 10 pounds from my lowest point – and that wasn’t even my goal weight. I’m exercising more but, as my good friend Claudia says, “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” and I need to get some of my overindulging back under control.
  8. I feel like my skin is as dry as the Sahara. I swear no amount of lotion will make it young and smooth again.
  9. I feel done with my Miss BB sweater. Sadly, I am not done and still have to knit the sleeves.
  10. I feel spring in the air. Sure, it’s still cold and yes, there’s still snow on the ground but there’s a quality to the air that has the unmistakable feel of spring. Either that or I’m delirious from all of the cold and snow.

So here’s the thing I’ve noticed about writing these sentence type posts – it’s fun but it’s revealing. Right? I suppose it doesn’t have to be but I guess I just can’t help myself. I am looking forward to reading all of your posts today. Don’t forget to add your link below if you wrote one and if you want to receive the weekly Ten on Tuesday email click here.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m not feeling the spring part quite yet. But, man, am I ready for it! I think this kind of post is . . . therapeutic! (I was feeling a bit whiney — but now I feel better.)

  2. says

    I love these types of prompts, as they appeal to the reflective/writer in me, but (as I said in my entry) they do give me pause. It’s a balance as a nonfiction writer, of course — how much to reveal, how vulnerable to be, etc

    I’m glad your work situation is less stressful, and I hope that continues. As for the dry skin, mine is the driest it’s ever been — the water here is so hard, and the lotion I found here isn’t what I’m used to. I guess I need to drink more water! lol

  3. says

    By the way, what is SPA? You and at least one other person mentioned it, so I googled it. Got lots of hits on spas, of course, but nothing that looked like it fit. lol

  4. says

    I felt the same way you do about selling my Kromski Polonaise wheel. As much as I love the way it spins I really don’t use it. I listed it on Ravelry and it was gone in 6 hours so I knew I did the right thing. I used some of the $ on my camera which I use much more.

    Why can’t we just eat what we want, do a little exercise and be the perfect weight? Gahhhh – that’s how it would work if I ruled the world.

  5. Brenda says

    About the dry skin, the only thing that works is getting into a warm, humid climate. Last winter we went to the Caribbean, and after two days, I was amazed by how soft and smooth my skin was. I keep trying to use that as an excuse to travel this winter, but so far it’s not working 😉
    Have fun at SPA. I haven’t been able to make it for the last two years, and I miss it!

  6. Geri says

    Oh my I felt the same way about the Goldfinch! I thought I would be reading it forever. I’m still pondering this book wondering if I liked it or not. Curiously conflicted. Dry skin! I had a brief reprieve while in Fl. bet you trip to Mexico will fix that for sure. Glad you smell spring. I’m wishing and hoping.

  7. Jo says

    These sentence prompts make for some great reading. A couple of you mentioned feeling th coming spring in the air. That was true here yesterday and then winter settled back in….and it only took about a half hour. Selling the wheel is a good idea–I have a knitting machine from years ago–played with but never really used. i wish it were gone! Decluttering is a major priority for me right now!

  8. says

    I’m feeling thankful this week! Sorry I didn’t link up last week…we didn’t watch the Olympics this year, so not really anything to share on that regard. Thanks so much for the weekly opportunity to join in! ~Lisa

  9. says

    The Goldfinch. Yep, could’ve used a bit of editing, but I totally understand what she is trying to do. I think the last 20% of the book makes it worth it.

  10. says

    I stalled out on “The Bullfinch” because she made me care about the characters and then made them to dangerously stupid things, and I’m starting to not like them (one of them in particular) so much. It bothered me enough to stop reading.

  11. says

    I completely understand about the weight thing. I’m losing weight, which is awesome, but I am already anticipating that my weight will go back up once I finally start weaning.

  12. Susan says

    I hear you on the weight gain. I did Weight Watchers for about 11 months; stopped last May just before a knee replacement. I had lost 23 lbs, and while I wasn’t at my goal weight, the difference in how I looked and felt was huge. Now I, too, am up 10 lbs. from my lowest point. I know WHAT to do – just can’t seem to find the will power. I felt spring in the air last weekend when the temps here in northeast MA reached 50, but now the highs are only in the 20s again, and there will be a little snow in the air every day for the rest of the week, so Spring – not so much!

  13. Martha says

    I started The Goldfinch, but in this long dark endless winter I need a happier funnier book. I’ll pick it back up later.

  14. says

    Don’t let the weight creep back on. It’s a sneaky thing…I lost 45 and gained it all back and now am struggling to get rid of it again. And it’s harder than before. Fight back!!

  15. says

    Your list is really good and I agree with a lot of it. I am so close to seeing all of the nominated movies but I think I’m going to miss one of them. It’s the closest I’ve ever come but falling short irks me.

  16. says

    #s 7 and 8 – oh, me too. And I’m typing this on my smartphone while on the treadmill. 😉

    I like the revealing nature of these open-ended questions. They can give away as much or as little as you like.