Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm in a little bit of a blogging slump. I don't know what I want to write about. It doesn't help that every day I log on and read amazing posts and think, "Why can't I write like that?" I'll never be as funny as some of you, or as intellectually incisive as others, or as poignant and moving as others. That doesn't even count the bloggers who are actually published. I've got a bad case of comparisonitis. Wah wah wah.

I'm not asking for sympathetic comments--I just needed to vent. I think it's because I'm stuck in limbo, sick of the summer heat, drained of energy and ideas for things to do with the kids, and school doesn't start for three more weeks.

Here's something I believe: that every one of us has a choice to make. We can either make the world better with our attitude, or worse. I am not saying we can flip a switch and decide to be all LALALA LOOK HOW HAPPY I AM when a tragedy has happened, or when life just sucks, or when you have a brain that doesn't produce the right chemicals to make happiness even possible. But you can decide to do the best you can with what you've been given, and not to make things worse. My medication helps me get up to the baseline of normal; then I still have to choose not to focus on the less-than-wonderful aspects of life. So that is what I am trying to do. I KNOW I am blessed and that I don't have any real problems.

Also, on Wednesday nights our church is starting a family night that includes dinner. I don't have to cook or clean up? Score! That right there makes me happier just thinking about it.

Apropos of nothing--and ridiculously for someone who just complained that she doesn't know what to write about--I've been thinking of getting a Twitter account. But I don't know if I should because a) hello? do I need any more reason to waste time on the computer; and b) would anybody even read my tweets? What do you think?

I think I should just pretend this post never happened, but instead I am going to hit publish.


  1. I say get a twitter account and see what happens. It's a ton of conversations going on all at once and it actually prompts me to think and gives me ideas to write about, although, I know that bloggie slump. I'm blaming the oppressive heat.

  2. I'm right there with you about it's attitude that makes the world a better place. At least we're blessed enough for it to be so. And the slump too, I'm understanding this. Ho ho hum. Seems to be contagious!

    As To Twitter. I'm afraid I don't get it.

  3. Welcome to the dog days of summer, we're all there.

    Twitter what???

  4. I'm in a slump, too, but since I'm pregnant I blame it on that.

  5. seriously I get mind-blocked often, not that there's nothing to say about my kids, with these two hippy-little-bouncing fellows around, who would have nothing to say...but I still get those moments...

    and talking about comparison? boy! as much as I try to avoid, I'm still doing it...

    twitter? I believe it's not necessary from the day it ever started, I could write whatever over there in my post, couldn't I, where the main readers came to my blog for, isn't it?

  6. I agree with you. A positive attitude leads to living a positive life. These people who are down in the dumps over nothing all the time need to wake up and smell the roses!

  7. Okay. This whole Twitter thing.. I don't get it. I can't have another addiction. I must stop somewhere.

    Attitude is everything.

  8. Can I give you the recipe here? Well, here goes: Apple Square, 3 cups rolled oats, 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/8 cup butter,1/2 tsp soda, 1 1/2 cup br. sugar...mix with hands and use 2/3rds for base, press lightly in 12X10 pan. Slice 14 apples. Dot with butter overall. 1/2 cup sugar overall and sprinkle with cinnamin. Top with remaining crumble and oven at 375F for 45 minutes uncovered. It's so much better once cooled. Ummmm. Hope you like it. Sorry it took so long getting you the recipe. erin

  9. You said you can't write...but you made me feel better about being me.
    Thank you.
    So I guess you can write after all.