Twenty-Six Things

1.) Sometimes, writing blogs and communicating with people is really hard.

2.) As more time passes [without a blog post, an email, a tweet, a wordpress comment], it only gets harder.

3.) I haven’t gone running for two weeks.

4.) I’ve also had a cold for the last two weeks.

5.) I haven’t drawn much for the last two weeks either.

6.) I have been writing… in a way. Wanderlust II is fermenting, and coming together in bits and pieces. I’ve also been doing some brainstorming on an older project.

7.) I feel terrible that I haven’t finished the Race to the 8th bonus prizes yet. Absolutely terrible.

8.) The title Race to the 8th, in the context of a silly little contest on my silly little blog, sounds insensitive and unimportant after yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

9.) Now, talking about anything else feels insensitive.

10.) But there are a few more things on my list.

11.) For instance, I am moving to Portland at the end of the month.

12.) Portland: Maine, that is.

13.) I’m looking for a job.

14.) But not hard enough—see things 3, 4, and 5. It’s been a lazy couple weeks.

15.) I’ll fill out more applications tomorrow.

16.) I read this quote somewhere yesterday:  “Tomorrow is always the busiest day of the week.”

17.) Perhaps I should fill out more applications today.

18.) Today is Brother’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Brother! He was up this weekend, and we had a party on Saturday. It was fun.

19.) The ice cream from the party is still in my freezer. I have over-indulged.

2o.) In fact, I suspect I am sabotaging myself and my energies with bad food, and I suspect I am doing it maliciously.

21.) I want to take a nap.

22.) Leftenant Weatherby finished reading Wanderlust! He sent me a positive, one might even say glowing, review.

23.) I finished reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, and I gave it five stars on Goodreads.

24.) It’s a pretty heavy book. Don’t read it if you’re sensitive—I would have found it really disturbing six or seven years ago.

25.) I’m going to try to draw something tonight.

26.) Thank you for reading. I hope I can provide you with more content soon.

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  1. It’s terrible how easily things can snowball if you don’t stay on top of them. I wrote my first blog post today after a longer pause than usual, and it was hard! (Granted it wasn’t much of a post, and mostly pictures, but still.) You miss one day, and then another, and then you’re feeling so guilty about those days that you just kind of… well. And then a week has gone by and you’re absolutely stuck, and doing whatever it was you’ve fallen off the wagon for just seems completely impossible when you could surf the net or watch TV or do anything else. I HATE those times. But I have faith in you. 🙂 One thing at a time, you’ll get back up on that wagon.

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    • It all happens exactly as you’ve described! But one thing at a time, everything’s coming back together. Thanks for the support. 🙂

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  2. When your brain has been invaded by viruses it is very hard to do anything creative or healthful. The cold sucks out your life energy and leaves you nothing to work with. Which is why rest is important when you are sick. Just focus on taking care of #4 and the rest will come back to you.

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    • You are so right! I didn’t let the cold keep me from any of my regular commitments, but that meant I didn’t have anything extra for all the things I wanted to do. Been feeling a lot better this week, and finally getting back on track.

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  3. Ruthanne Mason

     /  April 17, 2013

    Your post has made me feel better about my own inaction on the blogging front, though your reasons are more reasonable. I have not had a cold and I have still neglected my blog. Does fear that I might be catching my grandson’s stomach bug count? Thankfully, I believe I have dodged that bullet. Thanks for #24. I was wondering about that book. Now I know it’s not for me. Why Portland?

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    • I hope you are keeping healthy, colds are no fun! I’m moving to Portland because that’s where an opportunity presented itself at just the right time. A spot opened up in a good friend’s apartment (actually my brother’s college roommate of five years) and since the rent and location are both ideal, I decided to take it. I’d maybe like to be going a little farther away, but I can’t quite get that together right now, and at least moving to Portland will mean getting out of the house and moving onto something new (and hopefully very exciting!).

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  4. The wonderful thing about tomorrow is the potential – anything is possible. We writers know that the page is blank, the story untold, anything could happen. Go Grace, go!

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  5. Danielle (Yo-yo)

     /  May 11, 2013

    Run!

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