Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Vicious Cycle

Ugh...I really dislike blogging droughts, because for me, the longer I go without writing, the harder it becomes for me to actually sit down and write. Then the day comes along where I remind myself that I only keep this blog to remember what is going on in my life and it suddenly becomes appealing again. I am just not a pressure girl...if I feel the slightest bit of pressure to do something, then I don't want to do it anymore. Mind you, my blogging pressure is 100% self-imposed, but anyway, here I am.

One of my big problems is that I feel like I have at least one picture in order to write. I'm going to try to get over that and see if I can actually produce more writing.

Another problem I am currently facing is that I am getting that message from my laptop that says, "although your battery can still charge normally, it is reaching the end of its usable life". In other words, one day soon I go to turn on my laptop and it will be dead. I have already decided No More Batteries for this sucker...they are soooo expensive and I have already been through three. So then it will be back to a 9-year-old desktop that doesn't like to blog so much.

In September, I got a Smart phone. This keeps me from even turning my laptop on, most of the time. I can quickly check email and news on it and get on with my life. So it has cut way back on my computer time, which isn't a bad thing, y'all.

Life is BUSY. After two months of relaxation and reintegration, Steve headed back to work in mid-November. This was the point in which I had some adjusting to do. I will tell you that the first week was very hard for me! It took some getting use to. I am happy to say that we are now officially back into our old groove of family life and it feels good. That being said, any spare time is consumed with karate, Cub Scouts, homework, gymnastics, and the like. But it is all good.

So, here I am, playing Russian Roulette with my laptop. Here's hoping this battery will hang on for a couple more weeks, since I am feeling a renewed sense of creativity and all. As for now, my coffee cup is empty, which means it is time to wake up some little boys and get this day in motion.


Nicky said...

I'm with you, Heather - as soon as the pressure is on to do something, it's like you get paralyzed by a force that stops you doing it! Hope the laptop lasts a wee bit longer for you though. And you know, you can probably blog using your Smart Phone - see if Blogger have an App. It might be more of an incentive for you to write a short paragraph if you can do it relatively easily on the phone! Glad to hear all is going well, if not exceptionally busy!

Joy said...

I totally understand! Do know, however, that I miss your posts!! No matter the reason for your drought, I am always inspired and encouraged when you post.

I have resisted the smart phone so far..

Look forward to more posts as your laptop clings to life. Hugs, my friend!!!

Kate D. said...

I understand too but it's good to see you back. Your posts don't all need to be works of art. We just like seeing whats going on in Idaho. Maybe Santa will bring you a new laptop.

Cheryl said...

My laptop has been telling me the same thing about the battery, so I bought a cheap battery as a new one made just for my brand is soooo expensive...well that was a couple of months ago and now my laptop quits more and more that I have gotten back to blogging much more often! Maybe Santa will bring both of us new laptops...

Emily said...

I selfishly admit that I'm just happy to see a new post. :) Isn't everything in life a cycle, one phase of stability followed by another period of adjustment? Sometimes it's welcome. Sometimes it's crushing. Glad to hear that you are on the other side of it.

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