I've found myself stealing little moments to escape in order to withstand the pressure. For example, recently I made popovers (which turned out really flat --> new recipe), brewed some tea, pulled out my knitting, and watched an episode of Call the Midwife to prepare for the showing of series two this weekend!
Why yes, that is the silly self-designed sweater I've been struggling with for a while. After receiving some wonderful advice from my fantastic readers, I decided to do a kind of scoopneck style for the neckline. However, once I was happy with that I realized I really don't like the sleeves, so I frogged them and started over. Someday I'll finish this darn sweater!
Today I escaped reading scientific articles for a while, walked down to my local independent theatre, and finally got to see the newest film by my favorite director Park Chan-Wook.
I was a little disappointed because it didn't have some of the elements I've always loved in his past films. But it was gorgeously shot, even more so than his other films. Also, the Hitchcock references and a scene where the local sheriff tries to pronounce "Il trovatore" were great fun. It is also much less violent and disturbing than Park's Vengeance Trilogy, although if that kind of thing doesn't bother you I would really recommend seeing his masterpiece Oldboy (but do not read the plot before you see it).
Do you ever take time to forget about all the hecticness in life?