Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three Things

View from the cemetery at Kingston.
Welcome once again to another edition of Three Thing Thursday, where both of my readers anyone reading  is encouraged to share three random things on any topic whatsoever, whatever happens to be on your mind at the moment.  

Let's begin.

1.  Last night after a grueling day at work and a long drive home, I arrived home to a gift:  Chesapeake Bay Mother had fixed supper for me, CB Son, CB Daughter, and CB Father.  The menu included grouper; a salad with vegetables from her garden (yes, still, because she is a magical gardener); mashed potatoes; homemade bread; collard greens; asparagus; and the very best chocolate cake I have ever eaten in my life.  Ever.  The Chesapeake Bay Children can vouch for this.  There is nothing better after an incredibly long day than arriving home to a delicious dinner that involves no additional work on your part other than passing the butter.  

2.  Today at 1:30 in Williamsburg, the Mathews High School Cross Country teams compete in the Regional meet.  I will be there standing in the rain under an umbrella trying to take photos.  Aside from the rain it should be a very exciting meet.

3.  Here lately I've contemplated many options relating to this blog, from stopping entirely to slowing down some to establishing a three-posts-per-week schedule.  I hate the rigidity of any sort of schedule, so that's out.  This blog, however silly and ridiculous, is one of the few things I enjoy doing in my life (when I'm not swamped), so I don't want to give it up entirely.  But lately it's become a chore, and that's not a good sign.

Most of this is due to the fact that I (a) have a job that is mind numbing keeps me away from home from 6:00 in the morning to sometimes 6:00 in the evenings; (b) I'm trying to parent two children who have very busy schedules; (c) it's just me trying to maintain the house and yard, and that just isn't happening, so everything seems to be falling apart, literally; and (d) I'm working on a book in my so-called spare time. When all of this is combined with (e) hormonal upheaval the dreary days of winter when all I want to do is hibernate, then I start questioning the wisdom of trying to do a blog post every day.

Plus, some days I just want to pack up and move to Bora Bora feel uninspired, as though I'm saying the same things over and over again and nobody could possibly be interested in my nonsensical jabberwocky. Other days I could write forever but the stuff coming out just seems, well, nonsensical.

So maybe I'll cut back some or maybe I won't, who knows.  This too shall pass, I'm sure, so please just ignore my complaining for now. Thanks.

OK, now it's your turn to share three things or four things, six things or more things. Let yourself go, let it all out.  What's on your mind today?

An old skiff blending in well with its surroundings.


BayBrowder said...

1.Go Tech...Beat Tech (VA over GA).

2. GO MATHEWS Regional....boys and girls.

3. Honey reports that the old Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society overflow building that is being closed on November 30th still contains 23 dogs......these animals are at increasing risk....please consider adopting or fostering.

4. I'd suggest doing the blog when it's what you want to be doing....otherwise, pass on it.

Annie said...

1.Had the flu.
2.Getting better.
3.Slowly. Thank goodness.

Hope you feel better soon too. It is easy for those feelings to take over sometimes, especially when we are tired, or not well. How lovely for your Mum to do that for you. Very special.

Ann Marie said...

1. GO SAM!!!! And Team.

2. I am walking at 430 at MHS track if anyone wants to join Kris and I.

3. It isn't going to rain.

4. Two teenage girls can cause more drama than Hilter and Bin Laden in matching prom dresses.

5. I am still contemplating the whole OF thing..

6. I need therapy.. but have I almost 3 weeks left to go!

WV trations .. it is trations that are going to allow me to break the whole no drinking thing for Thanksgiving.

Lynne M. said...

1. The Redskins have a bye this week -- they NEED it!

2. You are definitely allowed to complain, whine, fuss, or anything else you so desire.

3. "It's your blog, and you can blog when you want to, blog when you want to, blooooog when you want to..." Give yourself some breathing time.

4. Some of us may go into withdrawal, but we will put on our big girl panties and we will be OK.

Deltaville Jamie said...

1. Will your mom adopt me?

2. I have blogging dilemas myself. I love to blog, but by the time I've run children all over the place, worked 8+ hours, cooked dinner and attempted household chores the last thing I want to do is sit at the computer. I have opted to blog when I feel inspired to blog.

3. Today it is 2 weeks until I go to California. Now I'm nervous.

WV- astypes- I think it's misspelled, needs anoter s because everyone knows someone who is an astype

deborah said...

I love your blog and the pictures, but I'll be okay no matter what you decide to do...
1. Took pictures yesterday only to discover I'd left the memory card out of the camera.
2. Getting ready to hibernate with the approaching dull and dreary days.
3. Go Mathews!

Mental P Mama said...

1. I would love to come home to a cooked dinner. Just once.
2. Go Mathews!!!!
3. I think you need a roadtrip. North.

Trisha said...

1. Sleeping in on rainy days is an unexpected treasure - even when you have a stomach that is acting up.

2. Cats - no matter how annoying - are just darn adorable when they are sleeping (much like children!).

3. Going on a Caribbean cruise while suffering from Sun-poisoning probably isn't the best idea I have ever had!

Daryl said...

1. I love your blog and I wish I lived close enough to help you, I for sure would have helped eat that dinner.

2. Thoughts of seeing you here and in VA this summer are keeping me going ...

3. I am tired, I am already over the dark mornings that just started and I am hating the rain ...

Kay L. Davies said...

1. Hope you feel better.
2. It's been a long time since anyone made a big dinner for me.
3. I miss my mom.
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Rocket Man said...

Interesting that you mention the same problem I've been having with writing lately. I've been juggling my photography hobby, 2 blogs, keeping up with all the blogs I follow, household duties and a very ill Labrador Retriever. I'm retired and it was killing me!

I tried going to a scheduled system but that just made me feel as if I was up against a deadline so I writing when I feel like it and not writing when I don't. Suddenly my inspiration returned and the pressures off!

Phyl said...

Let's see . .
1 year ago today I made a major life change and a year later I don't regret it at all.

2 late in the blog game, I realized I'd let it become a burden. Give yourself a break before you hate it. (same advice could have been used to prevent #1.)

3 the beginning number of the amount of weight I want to take off, I haven't decided the second number yet.

4 not a good number for some many reasons.

Country Girl said...

1. One of the reasons I can post every day and work every day is because I come home to a home-cooked meal. I am truly blessed for this.
2. I hear you on the rethinking of the blog. It should not be an obligation. And your kids are more important.
3. I wish I lived closer. I know I say that all the time, but five hours is too far to lend a hand whenever I can.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

1. Better to pass the butter than to pass the... gas.

2. I'm at a huge blog-block right now myself. It's something I WANT to do, and I have ideas for posts, but lately those sparks of inspiration aren't firing like they used to. Which bums me out, because it really is something I love doing. But there are only so many hours in the day... and the house doesn't clean itself.

3. We all love your writing, but if you have to cut back in order to regain at least some of your sanity (such as it ever was, right?), we understand. Do what you have to do. We'll still be here.

WV is versh. "Second versh, same as the first..."

foolery said...

1. Badly jammed toe. Limping.

2. Sciatica all up and down backs of both legs. Limping.

3. Sick to death of my own ancient feeble self, always limping.

If that's how you feel when approaching the computer to scrape out a blog post, TAKE A BREAK! You get to decide when that break is done. DO IT and don't worry. : )