I now understand that my blog, like my child (and pet), needs daily nourishing and nurturing. And though ideas for blog posts swarm in my head most days and many nights, I cannot convince Ouisie that mommy needs daily quiet time to work on her computer.
It is not for lack of trying. Over the summer all of Ouisie’s activities and playgroups went on break. And so, while the blog deserves love and attention, something had to give. And face it, switching off a computer is much easier than an active toddler.
Recently, when I switch on the computer, I struggle to put my stories into words and can only compose fragments from my stream of consciousness.
After discarding another disjointed draft, I came across a blog post on Fox’s Lane that echoed my frustrated feelings. Following her lead, I decided to play the ‘taking stock’ game.
And so it goes;
I look forward to my words returning and hope that by taking personal stock, my thoughts will begin to stream back together.
There is no pressure to be carefree and paste this post, or forward it to five friends. You will not have bad luck for 50 years or have to eat woolly worms if you choose not to play the taking stock game.
But if you want to take personal stock, you can find a blank list from Pip’s blog.
Do let me know if you give it a go as I would love to know if your dog also needs a bath, and if your Santa needlepoint is on schedule for (a future) Christmas.
Until then, be carefree and don’t fret over a little mud on your boots.
Here’s mud in your eye!