Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday's Thoughts

My blog has been silent because
I have had nothing to say.
Nothing.
I’ve just been waiting for it to pass,
but I believe it has gotten worse.
Writer’s block.

What do you do when you feel “that mood” coming on?   You know the one, creeping discouragement tinged with confusion, bordering on depression…when nothing goes as planned, and people don’t act or react as you expected?   Yes, that mood.   Somehow, you know that’s not going to be just a one-day mood, either.   Or, maybe that’s just me.

I find that it’s those days when I can’t wait to get home to take off my shoes, or today, it was my maypops that I knew better than to wear to work, and I really felt my britches “may pop” after lunch today.



Oh yeah, the low carb thing?   In this mood, may I just say “pizza buffet.”  It didn’t help.  However, lunch with my daughter did.  She let me vent, she gave me a pep talk, she made me laugh, and she made me feel better.   Except for being so stuffed.   I asked her if people would laugh at me if I rolled down the hill back to my office.  She said, “No, but they would probably call the paramedics.” 

I believe I have recently lost two friends…one online and one real life.   Things certainly feel strained, at any rate.   (Online friends are friends, too.)  I don’t think I did anything to offend either of them, but I’m not 100% certain, either.   Neither are speaking to me very much, if at all.   Short answers or no answers.  Questions ignored.   I’m at a loss at how to feel or what to do.   So I’ll do nothing, and quit asking.

Just as I was thinking about giving up blogging, I was accepted as a blogger for the Christian Post.  This was right after I realized I was in a sea of writerless/wordless blahs.   So, I did what any repeat offender would do, I posted stuff I had previously written.   Not like I’ve never done that.  :::innocent look::::
Looking back over this entry,
I realize I can no longer say “I have nothing to say.”

If you want to see what I’m writing about on The Christian Post, 
here’s a link:   Committed Thoughts

I hope your weekend is a grand one.

15 comments:

  1. That is neat that you got accepted at the Christian Post; seems to me there was a time that they had said "no?" You probably didn't do anything with either friendship. Don't know what they are going through that maybe they just can't deal too much right now with being a friend, know what I mean? Lots of people good at covering up their hurts unless someone digs a little or asks questions, etc. and then someone might clamp up. Give it time. Their loss.

    betty

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    1. Yes, I was turned down last year. One thing I have not liked about CP is the ads that automatically start playing. I think I'll mention that to them. Most irritating. But, I doubt they'll make any changes.

      Yes...sometimes we have ideas of what folks are going through, but maybe don't know the whole story or how it is affecting them. Thanks, Betty.

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  2. What you have to say is important. Trust your inner voice; listen to it. Let it speak.

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  3. You're now a famous blogger! Cool. Sometimes people come in and out of our lives for a time...just pray for them. Low Carb - I do believe it works! :)

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    1. Ha! Infamous, maybe. :) Low carb worked for me, that is until I had my cake and ate it, too. Thanks!

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  4. I'm guessing it must be different for a "real" writer. I've not had a lot to say lately, but haven't really sweated it, since I don't feel obligated to write, just to fill space. I post when I have something *I* want to say. Otherwise I'm content to read other blogs. And I'm busy doing things now that make me smile. For instance, I did a new thing: I joined Sketchbook Skool, an online school about writing and sketching in a sketchbook. It started today, and I am so excited! And too busy to worry about not having much to say for my blog.

    That was a good thing, to have lunch with someone who loves you, understands you, only wants the best for you, and accepts you right where you are at. I'm glad you were encouraged!

    And congrats on being accepted as a writer at the Christian Post!

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    1. I just re-read my comment, and realized it might be interpreted to mean I was saying you were filling in space with nothing to say. Not at all what I meant; I was thinking of MY blog. I actually think you DID have something to say, and said it well.

      Hugs to you!

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    2. It never crossed my mind that you were saying I was filling empty space. haha...you would have pegged me, though, had you said it about me. That's kinda what I do with "Flashback Friday." Thanks, Loretta!

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  5. Did I mention that I love your new fall look? If I didn't, well, I do. :D

    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Deb! I did think of you when I changed it because you had mentioned you liked the green. ☺

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  6. I have been in one of "those" moods a lot and that is why I don't post a lot right now and havnt for two years. I miss reading your comments and know online friends and friends too....waiting for this season in life to change but I so do enjoy others blogs as a pickmeup and you are one of them .

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    1. Thank you Becky. I know a change is coming! You hang in there.

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  7. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  8. I can relate to your post... having nothing to say. So, I usually stop blogging for a while, even though I'm still formulating posts in my head! Congratulations on blogging for The Christian Post! I'm sure that will motivate you :) Glad I stopped by enroute to another blog.. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

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