February 12th, 2009

Can you tell I’ve been in a blog blah slump-y thing lately? Yeah. I have been home almost all day, every day, working. Tired. Uninspired. I still have stories to tell, but I can’t seem to string them together.

It’s been bad enough that during readings, I have been searching and failing to find the correct word. Trying to say “specific” sounds like “sup sup blubblubdeblub specific”. Luckily, the client finds it amusing.

I’ve been making it a point to get more sleep and drink more water. It gives me stamina. Who thought that they would need stamina to talk on the phone all day? I’ve made a commitment to work more hours each week in order to be able to take time off to visit with the clan while the Papa is still alive. He isn’t feeling so good. The only time he gets out now is to take a joyride in the ambulance to the hospital.

My liddle sister, Red, is the unifying force behind the family gathering. She’s the one who keeps us in the loop about what’s going on, and she’s the one who, for some strange reason, has great memories of her much older siblings.

(When I say much older, I mean that she is a week younger than my oldest son, Dances with Shrapnel. He used to enjoy calling her Aunt Red.)

Today, I am grateful for liddle sister, and also, for Schmutzie, who not only started Grace In Small Things, but also wrote a post about writing even when you think your writing sucks.

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10 Responses to “Grace The Fifth”

Hyphen Mama Says:

I’m now so deep into a hole that I consume an entire pot of coffee, then drink 180 mg of caffeine in a Rock Star, and still want to sleep all day.

Water? What’s that?

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Theresa Says:

Thanks for this. It opened my eyes a bit.

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lceel Says:

Buck up, woman. Those of us who love you, and need you, and WANT you – don’t frigging care WHAT you write – just as long as you do. Write, that is.

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Cat Says:

I totally feel you. Hang in there!

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Torch Says:

All this time I haven’t read a thing about the times at the “old school house” or “Don” and the good times there – Does that spark any long laughing memories??? Sure does for me!

Krissa Says:

Drinking more water in order to be able to stay on the phone seems counterproductive.
HEY! Did you get a handy-dandy catheter? ;-)

teeni Says:

I’m so glad you keep on writing. I think that post applies to so many other things in life as well. Thanks for pointing me in that direction – it’s a great post and a great lecture.

Old Knudsen Says:

Maybe you need a 22 year-old like Warriorwoman.

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Ree Says:

I’ve missed you, but figured you were busy. XXOO

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Coast Rat Says:

I look forward to reading your posts, whenever they may arrive. I don’t feel like posting every day, or even every week, much of the time. I do it when I feel like it. You do what works for you; we’ll be there reading when you do!

xoxo

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