Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wanted: One Blogging Mojo

I seem to have misplaced mine. Ten straight days of illness and I've turned into a self-obsessed mommyblogger who can talk about nothing else but her children and their illnesses. Gah. I'm boring even myself at this point. I suppose I should at least be thankful that they're old enough that I don't have to talk about potty training...

Seriously, this bout of the plague has just sucked the life out of me. Between the relentlessness of sick kids and sick me and the unbelievably crappy stormy weather that I'm not allowed to complain about because we need the rain oh so badly I am in dire straits. I haven't touched my camera, or really even been tempted to, in days. I pointed out a pretty cloud to Maya today and she actually asked me why I wasn't photographing it. I'm keeping my head above water workwise, but barely, and that's pretty much using up any stray brain cells I've got left. I'm telling you, I'm a zombie. These night wakeups are killing me, it's like having a newborn again, and if I wasn't convinced before that I'm too old for that (I am, and I was) I sure as hell am now. Good god...

I'm hoping to get Maya back to school for the morning (I really NEED to get Maya back to school for the morning, I have to go run a meeting while she's there) but I suspect that a full day is still too much for her and she'll be back home again for the afternoon.

I also really, really, REALLY need a chance to take my camera and get the family outdoors this weekend to recharge all our depleted batteries and relight my creative fires but last time I checked the weather they were calling for strong winds and cold cloudy weather.

Great. Just great.

Gah. I'm even boring myself. I have GOT to get rid of this cabin fever and get out of the house to do something that doesn't involve a meeting of any kind.

That, and I have GOT to get some sleep.

And on that oh so interesting note, it's time for bed. I apologize to everyone I haven't gotten around to visit, I have the staying power of a flea at the moment. I'll be by as soon as I can.
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17 comments:

Titanium said...

Well... that's a side effect of blogging about life, rather than living to blog.

Sometimes life hands us a barrel full of angry monkeys; they have to be fed and watered at some point... it ain't pretty at the time, but it sure is funny later.

Here's to a restful night's sleep for you and yours...

Tammy said...

Well said Titanium!! Robin you are the third blog I've read today who is having sick issues mixed with no time or energy to do much else but fall into bed. We've all been there! We will all be here when your batteries are recharged!

quilly said...

Tis the season ... I hope it passes soon!

Mojo said...

*ahem*

Titanium said...

Mojo- I thought of you the MINUTE I saw this title.

...she asked for you and here you are!

Mimi said...

Robin, this made for good reading even if you feel you're boring yourself.
Probably, as Titanium already said, we've all been there. We're probably just glad it's not us..today.
Take it easy, get a walk, rest, take photos, whatever floats your boat.
We'll still be here when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Parenting is the toughest work; hope everyone is feeling better soon. PS Your faithful readers can and will wait :-)
Linda

Patty Reiser said...

Robin, I hope you and your family get to feeling better soon. I know how sleep deprivation can affect someone. The best thing you can do is take care of yourself so that you can take care of your family.
If I had some sunshine I would send you some but we're getting water logged here in California.
Perhaps this will cheer you up. I purchased a Cyclamen plant yesterday and I believe (if Wikipedia is correct) that the Cyclamen is the national flower of Israel. I hope you will stop by and see it when you get a chance.

http://pkphotography.us/2010/01/project-365-day-20/

storyteller said...

Hope everyone regains their health, you get your mojo back (and get out to use your camera) soon, but in the meantime ... using your blog as a place to 'vent' seems wise to me. Sending you energy along with the usual ...
Hugs and blessings,

moorebloglife said...

I agree with Mojo's *ahem* I thought you were posting about him LOL! Not to worry sweetheart you'll get there, thinking of you!

Dina said...

Robin, I can only think of what my late mother always said at such times: "It's always darkest before the dawn" and "This too shall pass."
It never helped me much in dark times to hear cliches, but ...

I hope you are all better soon.
Refuah shlemah.

Sandy said...

Your posts are never boring and it's good you have this outlet even when you don't have the strength! Hope everyone is back to normal and healthy soon.

Daryl said...

I know you wont believe me but I would trade places with you today .. this office is insane and I am still coughing and crankly .. some cabin fever and a long nap would be nice

Zen said...

HA Ha. You're feeling cranky and yet you still manage to produce a hilarious post!! Get well soon!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I hope you are feeling better, Robin. It's bad enough to have two sick kids, but to be sick yourself too...well, it just in't fair!

Terri said...

Hey Girlie.....I feel the same way. My blog posts are so far and few between because I have nothing of interest to say. I don't even know where my camera is! Hang in there.

Melissa said...

You could never be boring.