Saturday, May 10, 2008

You may have noticed that I've been a wee bit quiet this week.

I've been pretty tired - this was my last week to finish up the standardized test portfolios that I have to do for my students. I turned them in on Thursday, and the assistant principal thought they looked so good she rewarded the nurses and me with a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Oh how I love thin mints.

The other crazy thing in my life is of course the whole house thing. We were told that it could take up to 30 days for the bank to make a decision about our offer. Then we were told that the bank could take 60 days. Then we were told that the whole process of buying the house could take 60 days. It is just so overwhelming. We were supposed to be out by May 15th, which is this coming Thursday. We sent the landlord a letter that it just wasn't possible, as we were still waiting on this house thing. He said that they were closing on where we are living now on May 30th. He said that our lovely neighbors said a condition of the sale was that we have to be out, or they won't close. So, I don't know if we'll be ready to move by the 30th, but now I feel like I need to or they'll lose their sale. Roland could care less if their sale falls through, and now we are all tense. I just would like to know where I'm moving and get it done already.

So between those two things in my life I've been a little tired. I have also been suffering a bit from perfectionism writer's block. I'm having a hard time thinking of what to write about in here. I know that I end up making it be too big a deal - I keep thinking about what a great post topic would be, one that everyone will love. Then I forget that I am mainly blogging for me. So, there I go getting stressed out over something that's supposed to be fun again. LOL

So, I guess my question is, how do you come up with ideas of what to blog about? Do you just blog about whatever comes to mind, or do you have a greater plan?

Oh, and to all of you Mom's out there, Happy Mother's Day!

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8 comments: to “ Sigh

  • Corey~living and loving
    May 11, 2008 at 1:43 AM  

    It is precisely when I start worrying about OTHERS that I get writers block. I have to steer it back to ME, and I'm on a roll again!

    Good luck with that! :)

    happy mother's day to you as well!

  • Crazy Daisy
    May 11, 2008 at 3:56 AM  

    Honestly, I read your blog because it is real and honest. Don't stress about it :-)

    As for what I write about. I just do whatever comes to mind. I blog for me. Most of my posts are 'what happened with me today".

    With that said, I do enjoy posting things that are dual purpose on occasion. I like the record keeping of what did I do/think/create today, however enjoy posting things such as my craft projects for inspiring my readers as well.

  • amy
    May 11, 2008 at 2:28 PM  

    Hope you get some much-deserved relaxation today! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Chrissy
    May 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

    I have to remind myself *all* the time that I'm blogging for me. Otherwise it gets to be too much. Sometimes things come to me throughout the day, or I blog about something that I've done with my kids. Blog carnivals are also great for inspiration. Good luck. I hope everything gets resolved with your living situation soon. I know that's gotta be really stressful for you right now.

  • Crazy Daisy
    May 11, 2008 at 8:55 PM  

    Hello again -- there is a little something waiting for you on my blog post for today :)

    Have a great week!

  • MommyK
    May 12, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

    I try to strike a balance between writing stuff about my kids and sharing pictures of them, and other stuff like cooking or social issues or whatever. I usually have at least ten topics in draft and I write them when I get time.

    Thanks for your visit to my blog today! I totally agree about the importance of sensory activities. I'm just not a crafty person and prefer to do stuff like cooking or gardening with my kids instead of painting.

  • Candace & Anna
    May 12, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

    I just write whatever is on my mind. My blog is more of a journal/scrapbook than anything!

  • Anonymous
    May 12, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

    You described what I am feeling right now perfectly. I started blogging for me. I remind myself over and over that I am blogging for me. But I still stress about what to write. Good to know I am not the only one!


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