• No need to be hard on yourself. That’s the thing about this writing challenge- Anne Lamott (aka; Henceforth known as THE GOD OF WRITING) says to just write. Remember, it’s shitty first drafts. And babe? You hardly EVER have a shitty first draft.

    Go easy on yourself. Ride the elevator. LIsten to the Musak. I’m riding with you. XOXO
    .-= Mrs. Flinger AKA: Your Beesh´s last blog ..Proud to be the bacon – or alternate title: If I was gay I’d totally be in heaven right now =-.

    January 12, 2010
    • Totally not stressing it – that’s why I just wrote this instead. 😀

      PS: *smooch*

      January 12, 2010
  • I too am surprised of how many of these moments I have, Lotus. Sometimes I’m writing 10 posts at the same time, sometimes I go through a week without being able to think of anything I can say.

    If you don’t mind, I will just ride the elevator with you. I can actually sing “Girl from Ipanema” either in Spanish, English or the original Portuguese. Which one would you like me to perform for you, Lotus? :-)
    .-= Gabriel´s last blog ..Silly Monkey Stories #81 – I’m going nowhere, somebody help me =-.

    January 12, 2010
  • Firstly, *love* the new template. LOVE it. Laaaaaahhhhhhhve iiiiit.

    Secondly, have you had your thyroid hormones checked lately? I too suffer from the beast that is the underactive thyroid, feels a bit like dragging a stuffed gorilla around on your back (my husband will NEVER understand the difficulty of the energy deficit) but it also does the whole ‘brain on pause’ thing. Add to that the activity level that comes with caring for a little dude and you have brain pause.

    I upped my thyroid meds with doc approval just slightly, and it’s like suddenly finding another 5 percent of my brain that hasn’t been utilized in a while.

    Just a suggestion.

    Hormones, they suck hugely when they decide to develop lives of their own instead of being the obedient little nano slaves that they should be.

    January 12, 2010
    • Yup, yup, tested in November – mentioned it in the hair loss post. My hormones are “normal.” No answers there. TSH is on the low end, though I’m still in reference range and my doc says no meds needed.

      I do have to say that sticking to a regular exercise routine consistently has resulted in a much better mood than I usually have during this time of the year, though.

      Probably just a bout of regular writer’s block or laziness. 😉

      January 12, 2010
  • Oh and I also wanted to ask – what plugin you’re using that sticketh those nice social media icons that poppeth up? Looks SO nice.

    January 12, 2010
  • Amanda

    Even on your “off” days, you entertain. Even if it’s writing about how much it sucks that you’re not going to write today.

    January 12, 2010
  • I’m in the next elevator over. (And I LOVE “The Girl from Ipanema,” so I’m dancing just a little bit.)

    Thanks for coming over for Matthew’s birthday. The one in which he did not participate, but oh well. We had the big family party that evening and by the end I was toast!
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..I Just Whisper Your Name =-.

    January 12, 2010
    • Hah, Matthew was adorable, and I thought he really did well, considering his age. And you did a great job – everything was awesome. B loved his takeaway prizes. :-) Thanks for including us – B enjoyed himself and so did John and I. We never socialize with other adults, seriously, so that was a nice change.

      January 12, 2010
  • My elevator has been stuck lately too. I have 32 posts saved as drafts because I start and then they go nowhere….you’ll get through it. I love the new blog look, it’s beautful!
    .-= Karin aka perpstu´s last blog ..I’ll Add It to My Schedule =-.

    January 12, 2010
  • I get this sometimes, probably much more than you!

    We’re always around anyway, ready when you are honey. :) x
    .-= Marylin´s last blog ..Just ONE photo?? =-.

    January 12, 2010
  • Elevators always give me a sense of claustrophobia.

    January 12, 2010
  • Oh yes, my butterfly. I see you’ve escaped your cocoon. I love the new look … the wings look so good on you.

    But listen, once you’ve spread your wings a bit and become accustomed to your new persona, I would like to invite you to join us on ‘The Inferno’ , where writers respond to an occasional challenge word or phrase, for no other reason than – it’s there.

    The current challenge is “Turbulence” – it’s due on Saturday and i know that’s WAY too short a time to respond. But the next challenge is going to be based on a short movie called “The Butterfly Circus” – I hope you’ll feel up to joining us then.

    Until then, fly. Fly, Lotus, as only you can.
    .-= lceel´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Mishi =-.

    January 13, 2010
  • Ooohhh the new site looks so purty.

    I struggle with words all the time. Other times it flows out of me. Like verbal diarrhea. Shrug. I hope it gets easier for you soon.
    .-= Issa´s last blog ..Will you help me out? I mean it is delurking day after all. =-.

    January 14, 2010
  • This is my life.

    Also, this is when the photo post comes in handy. :)
    .-= Sweetney´s last blog ..I’m all legal and shit (with bonus delurking fun!) =-.

    January 14, 2010
  • Can I just say damn you?

    I know have that farqin’ song stuck in my head. AGAIN! ARG!
    .-= Kellee´s last blog ..Finally Some Photos =-.

    February 07, 2010

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