As you can guess by the title, tuberculosis I feel like I am in a bit of a blogging slump these days. Part of this is because I am trying not to be on the computer when Moira is around. She is becoming more aware and I don’t want her to think the computer is more important than her. My computer doesn’t really have a home anymore either, it drifts from the kitchen table to the couch to the bed – most of which don’t feel very good on my back. Right now I am sitting on our ginormous ottoman and leaning against a chair. Anything to keep the computer plugged in because the minute I unplug it I get the RUNNING ON AUXILARY POWER message of doom even though it says the battery is fully charged.
So, yeah. Slumpy. The other part is because by the time I get a chance to sit down in the evening I am too tired to write anything. My creativity these days is stifled. Missing. Maybe it went on a winter cruise and left me here to deal with the February slush that is on the streets and in my brain. I spend too much time when I do get a chance to be on the computer looking for inspiration that needs to be found within.
Things are good though. My life, such as it is, isn’t in a slump even though I find February a hard month (the weather has been good which helps a lot). Saturday night we went to a Robbie Burns event, watched some Highland dancing and had a fantastic time. Moira and I are getting out more (she needs to be taken outside 2x a day now or she is a real grump). We go to storytime and stay-and-play. She occasionally naps (like right now). I’m cooking more. My brother gave me gift certificates to this place for Christmas so now I get six weeks of vegetables delivered to my door which is probably the best thing to do during this slumpy time of winter. It is amazing how good fresh vegetables and taking your vitamins every day makes you feel (I am notoriously bad about taking my vitamins).
I have been toying with the idea of taking a month off of blogging but I’m not going to – I am allowing myself to take things slowly this month. I feel as though I have so much to do these days and little time to do it. I am behind on my reading and writing for my other site. I am feeling the itch to write more but Moira needs my constant attention – she is busy and standing and, well, I turned my back for a second yesterday and now she has a bit of a black eye. She looks like the toughie that she is – the child Never Stops Moving.
I’m having a hard time getting photos of Moira these days. This video will explain why.
After the 19th I will have to take at least a week off from the computer because I am getting laser eye surgery. (Yay! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!)
What do you do to get yourself out of a slump?