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In which i’m a slacker


I guess I really need to apologize for how slack I’ve been lately.  I haven’t written much and when I do I can’t say that I particularly love what I’ve written.  I actually have given thought to quitting or taking a hiatus but Keely talked me out of that.


I normally try to NEVER make a decision when I’m in this sort of mood but this summer has been strange. First, Keely has been here and she’s been infirmed.  Now while it’s delightful (for the most part) having her around, she can’t do much.  The end result is that she (and I) have spent an inordinate amount of time watching TV.
Believe it or not, I don’t normally watch much TV and I certainly don’t in the daytime but Keely can’t really manage to get around and she doesn’t have that many friends in town so she is watching a bunch of TV.


Why just last weekend alone, Keely and I checked out Farscape (quit ten minutes into the pilot), Dr. Who (watched one episode), Dawson’s Creek (which I remembered as much better and we made it 7 episodes) and Pretty Little Liars (I’m sorry but I just couldn’t go further … probably about 6 episodes).


All we really wanted was a good series that we could get into and we were at a loss.  Oh yeah, did I tell you it needed to be on Netflix?  Now we started How I Met Your Mother and 30 Rock.


I have never in my entire life watched so much TV.  That in itself isn’t so bad if I didn’t feel like such a blob.  I just feel like I haven’t worked out much and that I’ve lost all my creativity.


Normally I write first thing in the morning (like right now).  Well, not exactly first thing but after my workout first thing.  I couldn’t do that for two months because Keely couldn’t get downstairs by herself.  Now she can because she’s on one crutch, which by the way, I think is a mistake because she seems to be having pain.


I sometimes wonder if these physical therapists know what the hell they’re doing?


Keely and I have been working on a project and since she gets up at 11:00 and I get up at 6:30 our peak creative times don’t always overlap.  As a result, I often get bored and off task.  Yesterday I told her to “finish the thing up” and she told me to “focus Mom” and “you can do this mom” and “we’re almost done Mom” so I’m really, really trying but after all these years of not being focused it’s a little difficult.


Tomorrow Andie is coming home.  I took Daniel yesterday to do some college stuff and I told Keely we needed to finish our project up because Andie has been gone 8 weeks and I know she’s going to be whiney.  I know because she said “mom, I’m going to be whiney when I get home.”  I’ll only be around 5 days before I take off for Maine.


I told the other kids that they were getting no attention for 5 days.  Now this seems silly for kids who are that old (18 and 22) but my kids like to cuddle.  I actually enjoy these close relationships but sometimes, it’s too much because actually, I’d enjoy just being ALONE for a while.


However, soon both Andie and Daniel will leave for Duke and it will be just Keely and myself.  I’d include Kevin but unfortunately, he’s been traveling a lot.  I kinda miss him (don’t tell him…I never admit shit like that).


So what’s my point? I’m not sure if I have one.  I have decided that since I’ll be gone for so long (10 days) that I’m not going to stress about getting new posts up.  I’m sure that I’ll write some while I’m gone but certainly not daily.


Therefore, I’m going to put up some old posts or some posts for other people as favors.  Ok? Of course it’s ok.  I mean, if you don’t like it you don’t have to read it.  After all, it’s not like I’m getting paid for this crap.


See ya,





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  1. Vidya Sury
    July 27, 2012

    Quit! Yikes! Don’t do that :D
    Not after I referred to you in my latest post as a “blogger I admire and enjoy reading”!

    :-) I haven’t been visiting (travel, work and all that shit) but I do look forward to your posts in my mailbox.

    You know I pray for Keely every morning, (yeah, lamp lighting and all that)

    Looking forward to reading that you’ve wrapped up your project with Keely!

    :D You take care, Lynn. Stay well. But…don’t quit. :D

    • Lynn
      July 27, 2012

      thanks…I try to NEVER make decisions when I feel like quitting so don’t worry. I’m sure once everyone is back in school and things quiet down I’ll feel differently :)

      thanks for always commenting

  2. Dylan Lin Calista
    July 27, 2012

    I think it’ll be good to go off on a break – it’ll definitely give you more ideas on topics to write.

    I don’t really like being home with not much else to do. I hate cable these days…everything is crap and then there’s nothing much else on except the same crap that you think was yesterday’s crap so it’s like regurgitating and swallowing the same crap over and over again. It’s CRAP.

    Yes, I’m miserable right now with the hormones and stuff but meh. It’s Friday :)

    Soooo, I’ll keep stalking your blog for new posts until you return from your hiatus…

    • Lynn
      July 27, 2012

      well, right now they’re all still new. Thanks so much.

  3. Mayor Gia
    July 27, 2012

    Don’t feel guilty – take your break! It’s summer, it’s the time for slacking, regardless of anything else going on…
    Mayor Gia recently posted..I Don’t Do Well in the Heat.My Profile

    • Lynn
      July 27, 2012

      true, true…I haven’t ever taken a break since I started all this. It’ll be two years August 16th

  4. Jester Queen
    July 27, 2012

    Personally, I think it would be helpful if you put up the beginning of the Keely saga in here – I think you could probably string together 10 posts and get readers caught up on Keely, starting from post one about the hip.

    • Lynn
      July 27, 2012

      i just figured everyone was sick and tired of hearing about keely

  5. Julie
    July 27, 2012

    Take a break and enjoy the hell out of it. You haven’t been strolling down easy street these last few months. For a woman who claims to do nothing, you have a ton of stress so enjoy some time off. As for Netflix ~ have you tried The Tudors? I loved it.

    • Lynn
      July 27, 2012

      yep…not all of it though

  6. Peanutlayne
    July 27, 2012

    I have taken breaks from my blog too. I have an idea of what I want to post in my head but sometimes the words don’t come out right and it’s a hot mess. I love your blog by the way :)

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