Why is it that as soon as you decide you’re going to just write about anything and everything that pops into your head for the next 10 minutes, that you suddenly find your mind blank? And why can’t I make my mind blank at pilates? Instead of thinking about everything else we have going on.
I’ve been lamenting Sunday afternoon work shifts for years now. When I worked both Saturday and Sunday I thought I’d be happy to just do a 4 hour shift on a Sunday afternoon, as it meant I still got the majority of the weekend to spend with family/friends/doing whatever I wanted, really. But now of course, it’s still too much work for a weekend. I know yesterday I just posted that I was thankful for job security, but sometimes I forget about that when it’s 1pm Sunday afternoon and I’m getting ready to go to work and the boys are getting ready to do something fun*. Although I have to say, last Sunday morning, I sort of couldn’t wait to come to work. Hubby went off to do the grocery shopping, while Nick and I washed my car and went to the skate park. I know, what is this, the opening to the opposite sketches?!** Of course N was wanting to wet the car I’d just dried, was whinging that he was getting wet, broke the lid off his drink bottle, and then the skate park was full of
large boys men, trying to hold on to their youth. Work couldn’t come soon enough…until it did.
I’ve been quiet on the blogging front lately because it seems to keep falling down the priority list. Yet here I am, with a few hours up my sleeve at work, which is quiet, so I find myself with time to get some posts out. Sometimes I feel I have so much to say, but I think, “Why bother?!” Do you know how many bloggers there are!? I don’t know an exact figure, but I know there’s heaps, and you can read about anything on any given blog – food, education, travel, parenting, fashion. I don’t even know where I fit into that. Some days I’d like to just print out my blog, bind it, then delete my site and “retire”. Does anyone really ever retire from blogging? I know you can go to lots of blog sites and there hasn’t been a post for anywhere between 12 months and 5 years! So they just float out there in cyberspace, taking up room (and names!***). It’s a funny little world, cyberspace.
I keep getting interrupted by work stuff. How rude. It makes it hard to gauge my 10 minutes of
rambling stream of consciousness. I just had a guy in here trying on shoes, who could barely bend over to tie his laces. It would be like being forever 8 months pregnant, and not being able to see your feet. How do people live like that? I don’t say it at all for looks/aesthetic purposes, I say it out of pure concern for their health. I for one want to live to be pretty old, so I don’t understand why it’s so hard to look after yourself a bit better.
I suppose that’s my 10 minutes up, if I include how long it will take me to go back and define my *, **, *** bits. There’s nothing more frustrating than someone who forgets to define their asterisks, so I’ve been told (sorry!!). Sorry Em, don’t think stream of conscious writing is for me, either.
* They sometimes go to Dreamworld, sometimes to get groceries, sometimes to the skate park. Either way, it ‘d have to be more fun than working!
** Do you remember that show? You Can’t Do That On Television? I used to love it as a kid!
*** I wanted Chasing Sunset when I first renamed this blog. It was originally my ACTUAL name, but made me too searchable. Chasing Sunset was taken, tho no posts ever posted to it. If you happen to know the owner of http://chasingsunset.wordpress.com or you ARE the owner, could you please contact me and relinquish the name to me? Pretty please with sugar on top?!
Linking up today, of course, with Jess for IBOT!