Saturday, March 15, 2008

If only I had something to write about

I have reached the end of my creative brain cells. Sad, isn't it?

I am at a blogging standstill.

I got nuthin'.

Seriously. I can't even spell anymore.

I suppose I could write and tell you all about the two-hour bike ride to the park that I made my kids take yesterday.

I chose a path that was "too hilly" according to them and they kept getting off to walk their bikes up the hills that were apparently uphill both ways. Barefoot. In the snow.

That's their version anyway.

I could tell you about the behind-kicking workout I had this morning and how I don't think I'll walk for a week. But nobody (not even me) wants to hear about that.

So instead, I will leave you with a little weekend gratitude list:

I am thankful for an upcoming night out with the Husband sans kids tonight.

I am thankful for the Queen B and the fabulous book I won in a contest over at her blog. I never win anything; it made my whole day. You should go now and read her blog, if for no other reason, but to see pictures of her big, hairless cat. Makes me laugh just thinking about it. Plus, she still has her brain cells and is always very funny.

I am thankful for birds chirping right outside my window. Big, fat robins. What do these guys eat? Shouldn't they still be lean and scrawny from the winter? They're like guinea pigs with little stick legs - they're just huge.

I am thankful for spring break because it means I can sleep in every day and ignore the children and their pleas for Eggo waffles at the unholy crack of dawn.

I am thankful for a husband who is finally home for a day or two.

I am thankful for an upcoming mini-holiday with the Husband and kidlets (and hopefully an old friend. Come on, Em. You know you want to come and meet us!).

I am thankful for Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs, even though they are the devil.

I am thankful for deodorant. Seriously, what would we do without it?

I am thankful for blogging.

I am thankful for blogging so I can look all busy and not have to help certain children find tiny lost Polly Pocket shoes. "Oh, sorry. Mommy is working on the computer right now. Come back later if you still need help."

I am thankful for boring Saturdays where we're all so healthy and fulfilled that we have nothing better to do than play in the basement while listening to soundtracks from action movies. Sometimes no news in life is good news.

What about you? What are you thankful for on this Saturday?

And if you see my brain, send it home. Tell it I'm sorry. Tell it I might really need to use it one of these days, and I promise to let it have the remote and drink some of my diet coke. But I won't give it my side of the bed. There are some things that must remain sacred.

25 comments:

Amanda said...

Sometimes you have to take a break from being clever, if just to help us out a little! I love your list of gratitude. It's a good thing to fall back on.

Today I am thankful that this mornings soccer practice is over. We stood out in the cold for 3+ hours and I am still cold. Ugh.

Have fun with hubby tonight!

Lindsey said...

Don't we all feel that way sometimes? Just tapped out. Take a break.. you don't have to be witty and charming every day for us to love you! Have a good day!

Family Adventure said...

I'm thankful for the blogging community, too. It keeps me smiling, thinking and appreciating.

Happy Saturday - enjoy your night out :)

Heidi

RobynandJoe said...

Even when you have nothing to blog about, you're still witty and funny. Everytime I read your blog I wonder how you come up with your stuff! I'm thankful for balloons...they're the only thing that allowed us to pry Parker away from a birthday party with only a minimal tantrum!

CC said...

THIS makes you my long-lost-soul-sister!!!

"I am thankful for blogging so I can look all busy and not have to help certain children find tiny lost Polly Pocket shoes. "Oh, sorry. Mommy is working on the computer right now. Come back later if you still need help."

Paige said...

It's called blogger block, I believe. We all get it. It sux. Good pushing through it. Then what happens in blogger diarrhea and you have to save posts 'cause you've got so much to say and you don't want to look like a loser posting more than 1x a day.

Jessica said...

I'm grateful that super clever Stie gets stumped once in a while.

Queen B said...

I'm so glad that you won the book! I just finished reading my copy last night. It was good!!

And if that is your brain on vacation...I think you are gonna be fine!

Have a great weekend!!!

momy4him said...

on this saturday i am thankful that jury duty is over and i can be with my family!

Bridget said...

Love the fat birds too. I often tell my kids to leave me alone when I am "working at the computer." One of these days they will catch on that blogging is not exactly work.

Today I am grateful my kids are all alive and well. We went to the 16 yr old boy's funeral this morning. I am emotionally drained.

Holly said...

I think your brain took off with my brain and they're out having a great girls night without us. Sigh...I'd like mine back too. I'd like it back happy.

Darilyn said...

I am grateful for blogs. I've been an emotional mess all day (because of said funeral in Bridget's comment) and your blog just took my mind off of it for a few moments. Thanks!

crystal said...

A Saturday in the basement with action-movie-music in the background will do that to a girl. Bask in your braindead-edness, I say!

Considering the fact that it's 2:15am, I'm thankful for 1pm church.

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andrea said...

um, we have your polly pockets shoes. i'm sure of it. we have none of our own, however. don't worry, i'll vaccuum them up for you.

Lauren said...

What are you talking about! YOU, my dear are even hilarious and clever when you are stumped..."uphill...both ways...barefoot...in the snow" that is great stuff!

Kristin said...

Girls night out baby, thats what I was thankful for on Sat. and it is still working its effects today.

Kimberly and Devon said...

Maybe it's all those Quaker Rice Snacks you've been eating...all the air and fluff went to your brain. Just kidding. I'm thankful for the recent love for 24Tease classes, that I have discovered, because they make me feel young and sexy. Despite the dark circles under my eyes and snotty-nose-wiped on my shirt...it really makes my day and helps me let go and have fun!

Hollyween said...

Only YOU could write so fabulously even when you got nothin'.
And ya know what? Those reeces PB eggs really ARE the devil. I bought 2 six packs of them and one is completely gone and the other has one gone. And I just got them on saturday. Not good. Not good at ALL! Just one has 4 WW points. But those 4 points are oh so worth it.

Laurie said...

Well, it's Sunday night, and I'm thankful I read your blog to remind me to be thankful for something. So, I'm thankful that Jacob is asleep in bed after an excruciating Sunday, and for fiendish Cadbury mini eggs and Whopper robin eggs. Maybe that's why your robins are so fat?

Annie said...

Yeah, your "nothing" is still good stuff. I'm with Holly--our brains went on vacation together and are basking in the sun somewhere saying witty things about all the sunbathers around us. That's kind of a weird mental picture, actually. Rubbery squiggly brains on a beach?

See, mine is gone.

DanandCindy said...

Holy crap, I thought you were out of ideas a long time ago...

Autumn said...

I just had a vision of a yard full of flying guinea pigs instead of the robins - too funny!

Autumn said...

I just had a vision of a yard full of flying guinea pigs instead of the robins - too funny!

Kristy said...

You're still too funny & creative! If your brain comes back, ask it if it has seen mine! Ever since my son was born (almost 5 years ago!) my brain has never been quite the same. You know why breastfeeding helps babies brains to develop?? I'm convinced they are sucking our brain cells out of our bodies...hence we eventually go senile (some earlier than others:).