Looking for the Antidote for Collywobbles
Collywobbles is a word that in my visual dictionary lives next to hobble skirt. Maybe because wobble and hobble rhyme, but more likely because of the way the words conspire to make me feel. Having collywobbles--vague anxieties or fretfulness--is like trying to walk in a hobble skirt.
I have been tripping over myself lately--forgetting things and spending whole days at home when I should be elsewhere and just not getting much done at all--not even figuring out the source of the collywobbles.
Fortunately my limited attention span means I get bored enough with the collywobbles to move on. Near colly wobbles and hobble skirt is hobbleldy ho --part of a song sung with babies on knees. Enough of a call to action for me--so put the kettle on, put on a wooly vest, and find a rhythm in the splatter of rain against the window.