Guest Blogger

I think I will ask The Gent to contribute to the blog once a week, or once in a while, you know, to give his point of view. What do you think? Cheer him on in the comment section. He is a great writer and his sense of humor is still top notch even after knowing each other for a few years now. He still makes me laugh.

You will love him, his voice, he’s smart and witty. Even for being a tad past middle-aged, he’s still got it going on; in all departments.

So what do you think? Would you like to hear from The Gent on this blog from time to time? I know I would. Or maybe we should start a blog together? Hmmm, now that’s an idea. Maybe.

If he does decide to guest blog here, it will not take the place of my 365 Days Of Blogging challenge. I will still do my daily blogs but if he does guest blog it will only be in addition to my posts.

Man, I feel like I’ve been on super charged overload today but it’s good. It feels good to be productive with something you love doing. I can’t tell you everything that I’ve been up to for various reasons but you’ll find out soon enough, or when the time is right. So please stay tuned.

But now it’s time for a little R&R, The Gent is taking me to the movies. We are going to go see Midnight In Paris. I can’t wait! Below is the trailer.

Maybe I can do a review of the movie in the next few days.

Have a good evening,

A Week Off

Well, The Gent and I are going to get an early preview of what it will be like to be empty nesters. That’s right, The Kids are going to be out of the house for a solid week. Whatever will we do with ourselves?

I know exactly what this means. It means we can sit out in the open and eat Oreo cookies without being hounded to death, or having to hide them strategically all over the house. It means we can walk around in our half nakedness at all hours of the day and night without shame. It means we can eat chocolate fudge sundaes and gummy bears for dinner if we want. It means we will save a little money this week. It means we can have a full blown intelligent conversation without being interrupted with such phrases as, “I saw that on Sponge Bob once,” or “Look what I can do.” It also means we will not hear the beginning of every question with this for a solid week, “Hey, can I have……. ?”

Of course this also means we have to do our own laundry, clean up after dinner and do our own dishes, dust, vacuum, scrub the bathrooms, take out the garbage, and purge the cat box; our free labor is off for a week. Dang it.

What this really means is that The Gent and I will sit around all evening starring at one another and wondering what the heck to do with ourselves. It will be quiet. We will be bored. We will be lonely and useless. But then again, I’m sure we’ll figure something out to do with all of our temporary free time. Heh.

Monday + Commitment = A Blog Entry

OK, this is it, it’s getting difficult now. What, we are only like two weeks into this 365 day of blogging challenge and already I’m dried up? This is where rubber hits the road, where the girls are separated from the women, where commitment is tested.

It’s true, I don’t have a topic for this evening but here I am anyway, banging it out. Whatever “it” is, here I am. Yes, for a 365 day blogging challenge you are going to get some of this stuff. The stuff where I don’t have anything to write about but I sit down anyway to write. How else can the other stuff come up without first getting rid of the superficial blob? My muse is testing me.

So it’s 10:00PM and I’ve been up since 6:00AM and I am telling you I have nothing to write about? I have been breathing in and out, talking to people, driving around, thinking, contemplating, emailing, working, running errands, being a wife, mother, employee, friend for 16 hours and I have nothing to blog about?

I could blog about how I didn’t feel well all weekend and didn’t want to go to work this morning but I went anyway. I could blog about being upset with one of my children for something they did that scared me (nothing life changing but still). I could blog about the lame movie that The Gent and I just watched. I could write about this hellacious headache I now have, but it would all bore you.

But I sit here and write anyway. Why? Because that’s what writers do. We have to write nonsense sometimes to get to the good stuff. That has been my experience anyway. Just keep writing. Let’s just hope this streak of nonsense doesn’t last too long.

When you are exercising and dieting? Do you just decide to give up one day because you don’t feel like going to the gym? No, you keep going. You want that pay off. Do you skip brushing your teeth for days on end because you are too tired? No, it has become second nature to brush your teeth. At least I hope so, who wants to walk around with grossness in their mouth? Hopefully no one.

My point is this, we keep going. We keep doing. We keep that commitment and in the end it feels good, even if what we did was crap that day. We did it, that was the point. We made the effort. Some days are good. Some days are not so good. But we keep going. We get up. We do. We push through.

This also tells me I need to pay attention to more of my day so I can come up with something to write about, creatively. In order for me to pay attention to my day I need to get some decent sleep.

So good night ya’ll,