The other day, someone asked me if I was still 'knitting and stuff.' 'Of course,' I replied, before going on to say that I'd recently finished knitting the first sock of a pair downstairs and had another knitting project upstairs. I also have a couple of tatting projects on the go, some cross-stitch, a bit of hand sewing, a couple of scrappy crochet projects, and am working through some needle felting ideas. As I was going through the list, his eyes widened a bit and when I was done, he said, 'Wow, is that normal?' I laughed and said that it is for me. I always have various projects going in order to avoid doing the same repetitive motions all the time. Also, I would feel lost without my textiles--and I definitely would not be fit for company! It's especially important at this time of year, though, which is a big struggle for me physically and mentally, to have projects going that I can pick up and work on no matter how I am feeling. Being tired, feeling crappy to one degree or another, and taking one step at a time through the day is common, so it's important to have mindless things nearby to work on--better than just sitting there waiting for the worst of the discomfort to pass. Sometimes even that is too much, but if I can make a few stitches, I always feel at least a little bit better.
At the moment, this is making me happy.
I hope that your days are filled with little things that make you smile, too!