My maddening moments are small, but some days/weeks thread knots, needles break, fingers bleed, paintbrushes fray, hands ache, brain aches, ideas hide, paint clumps, talent hides, supplies run out, fabric tears, and every little thing that can goes wrong, proving that grumpy ole Murphy's law.
My last week was like that. Minor annoyances where major aggravations. Mountains were molehills. I needed to decompress. I needed to zone out and give my mind some breathing room. So I put aside deadlines, made my self comfortable, and sorted buttons.
There is something strangely comforting about sorting, making calm out of chaos. You have to lose track of time for the decompression to take, and (for me) putting piles of white buttons into smaller piles defined by the number of holes is just the ticket. Taking a big ole box of Button Soup and turning it into a rainbow seemed to do the trick.