{interlude} Writing about writer’s block

(Believe it or not, I actually have a post queued up for later this week. I’m not even joking or anything.)

Life’s been pretty crazy lately. Within the span of one week in late September, I managed to barnstorm to NJ for my aunt’s funeral and have four wisdom teeth yanked out of my head. Since then, when I haven’t been off at a kiddo birthday party for a classmate/friend of dd or ds, I’ve been at work preparing for meetings with the high muckitty-mucks of my employer…or just generally trying to ignore everything.

Ever have one of those nights where you just can’t stand to be social, or at least you just don’t want to talk about it? Now, imagine having that night for weeks on end.

It’s not that I suddenly became unable to write. Or maybe I did. At least, I became unable to find something I wanted to talk about quickly enough. I can’t seem to figure out how to mind-meld enough with my iPhone that I can just gaze at it intently and have it translate my psychic thoughts into a post that gets tagged and posted just as I’d like it to be without additional futzing or my getting smartphone-thumb from too much tapping at the infernal virtual keyboard.

We have continued to get veggie boxes for much of the last month, and I’ve even been keeping track of the costs, although I have yet to pop it all into Excel. Once I do that, it’ll be easier to deal with. I may just even post them all at once, just to rip the band-aid off and get moving forward again.

I’m also fretting about whether or not we should order a native turkey from our farmstand (they have a deal with a local turkey farm), at a cost of $3.99/lb, or just leverage the fact that we WILL spend enough money at our local grocery store to cash in on a $0.99/lb deal for a fresh Butterball or Shady Brook Farms industrial turkey. Sigh.

And, in the middle of all of this we have our annual “do we need to replace our set of 8 place settings dishes with a set of 12 place settings dishes so that we can have more people over without resorting to paper?!” discussion. Seriously, this is what’s enveloping my every waking thought. Clearly, I need a new hobby.

Hey – at least I haven’t waxed rhapsodic about why you should vote for this candidate vs that candidate in the Presidential or Senatorial or House races. As a Poli Sci major, trust me when I say that I could. Let me leave that with three words: Please just VOTE. I may not agree with your politics, and you may not agree with mine, but it would be nice if we could all have our voices heard. I plan to take the kids to the polls, as always, not just out of convenience but also to reinforce from an early point that voting is an essential right worth exercising.

So, that’s me. Stuck for words or stuck with so many words that it’s probably not good to spew them at you lest there be a general cry for me to get placed on medicine. I’ve just been really busy and my brain needs to settle down some. If nothing else, I have a new movie review coming up on Friday morning. If you want to occupy yourself in the meantime, try making some lasagna. That stuff never lets you down.

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