Thursday, February 10, 2011

Creative stump

I'm sitting in bed, snuggled under my down comforter, with my laptop in front of me. This is one of my very favorite places in the entire world to be...what can I say? I'm a writer and my creativity comes out in full force about 9 p.m.

But tonight the creativity is lacking. 

I just told my hubby, "I should blog because I haven't blogged all week, but I don't know what to blog about."

I got nothing.


Creative zilch is all that's coming out of me right now. 

It's not that nothing is happening in my life. There is a lot happening. Maybe too much and that's why I'm creatively stumped right now.

My mom had a total knee replacement this week. She will get out of the hospital tomorrow. I've been visiting her and planning meals for her and checking in on her. My dad is sick with some strange bug/illness and we're awaiting test results to determine what his diagnosis is. My husband had a phone interview today and has a follow-up interview with the same company tomorrow...not to mention another phone interview with a different company tomorrow (can I get a woohoo?!). And I'm working Mon, Wed, Fri this week.

There is plenty going on.

And then I have these little people. They take up a lot of time. A lot of energy. A lot of my creativity.

And yet, they are my inspiration and the basis for so much of what I write. They make me smile, giggle and occasionally laugh out loud....or pull out my hair. Depends on the hour.

So that brings me to now. 10:52 p.m.

Three days without a post. Wanting to write. Wishing I could write. Lacking something to write about.

Feeling grateful for my many blessings. Wondering if I've entered the stage of life where I will soon become my parent's care-takers. Hopeful that these interviews might lead to something. In awe of friends who work 40+ hours and still care for their homes and families.

Maybe some creativity or inspiration will hit me tomorrow. Or Saturday. Or Sunday.

But I got nothing now. So I'm just checking in. Letting you know I'm still here. God is still good. And blogging is still one of my most favorite things in the entire world.

That's are you?


Joelle said...

Hey friend, 11:20pm here and the Diet Mountain Dew is helping get my creative juices flowing :-) Blog post ideas: something inspirational for loving our spouses, best Valentine day experiences, how to lose 5 lbs. Ok, maybe those are just for me. You are a blessing - whatever you post.

sharon hultgren said...

In some ways it doesn't really matter what you think you should write. It always blesses me to click on your site and see a new entry. I don't know how you do all that you do! For you to open a window into your family and life is way more than then we could ask! You remind us to keep trusting no matter what our "event" is. Thank you, Stacy!
Keep writing! It is one of your many gifts!! hugs

Jenny said...

Stacy, we hope to hear good news on all fronts from you soon. Then you won't want to stop talking!! Love you guys.

Becky said...

What you write always inspires and encourages me - I am sure the creativity will come again. I am praying for God's provision for your family from these interviews.