For the past week I have been suffering from The Block. Writer’s Block, that is. I have been so stuck that all of the tricks up my sleeve seem to be lingering back in 2011 and I have had nothing but crickets when sitting down to write. So I’m going to wing it with this post. Just sit and type and see what comes out of the noggin. It may make sense…it may not. I only hope this stream of conscientiousness will unclog the ideas that are now starting to crowd.
2012 started out of the gate with both barrels a-blazin’….
I had my SITS Day…I know. It’s been over a week that I have let that post sit there…I guess it IS time to let it go and move on….but I was really enjoying it…..ok, ok…time to move on. I get it.
I was also named on a “Top Blogger to watch in 2012” list by one of my favorite blogs, Kludgy Mom. I never make it to lists, so if the SITS Day did not send me sky high, making Gigi’s list plopped me smack on Cloud 9. And quite honestly, I have been too lazy to move off my cloud.
Must be because I am a SAHM (by choice) and according to the working mom guests on TV, hosted by that white-haired guy with what’s his name? Oh, yeah, Anderson Cooper…I’m not to divulge that I actually put in MORE hours (than my former FT jobs) for projects I work on for clients, trying to carve out a few hours each day to write my book all while trying to do my laundry, deal with sick kids and parenting all by myself (for 9 more weeks! The end is in sight! WooHoo!) while logging in the running miles.
I will keep up the facade while I nosh on my bon-bons.
Whatevs. I think moms have a hard job no matter if they are home or in an office. I do not feel the need to defend my choice, nor do I want you to defend yours. I like my life and I am happy. That’s all that matters.
Yes, I have been spending many sleepless nights thinking about all the ideas I have. I’m trying to figure out if it is time to roll them out….I have another blog idea that I have been tossing around. I’m nervous about trying to add another thing to my list…but I think it’s a good idea. I’m also thinking of starting a weekly meme, but again…another thing to the list. Hence the tossing and turning.
I’ve seen a lot being written about chosing a word for the new year. If I were to pick a word for me…it would be SIMPLIFY. I really need to live and breathe this.
I need to simplify my diet, my workout plan, my to-do lists…my house. I did start with my diet adding more fresh foods, juice, smoothies. More salads, raw foods and fish. I thought I would miss the cookies and potato chips, but you know what? I don’t. I am actually feeling better.
I’ve put myself on a workout “schedule”…running 3-4 times a week, weights/30DayShred/P90X (one of the 3) 2 times a week. I also set an alarm on my phone…it goes off at 2pm every day and I do 25 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups and 25 sit-ups.
My house desperately needs simplification. Remember the painting project that I thought I would finish before Thanksgiving? Not done. Still sitting there. I just took down my Christmas decorations for goodness sakes.
I think that’s enough ranting for today. Thanks for letting me vent all the gobble-dee-gook.
Hopefully words will flow a little easier now because I still need to send out a newsletter for my Google Friend Connect Friends. It’s going away you know…and I want you to stay up to date for more posts…
That’s it. That’s how post Number 395 is gonna roll.
How has the new year been treating you so far?