Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I was living my life in... Twitter snippets.


A few days ago, you wouldn't have wanted to see the inside of my head. And what was swirling around in there. I was living my life in... Twitter snippets. And... I'm not even a member. I felt so overwhelmed and frustrated, that I actually wished for insomnia so that I could get more done. Yes. I. Did. I was...a bitch of my own making. Everywhere I looked, I saw work left unfinished. According to me. The glass looked half-empty, and I was...Drained. Done. I was miserable. And in a funk. You know things are bad when the thought of... It's JackO'Clock! doesn't even bring a smile to your face.

So, I did something radical. I really shook things up. I took a break from the computer, and I started reading again. I am in LOVE with Sandra Tsing Loh. And her book, "Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting!" Reading, what a concept! Put the kids to bed, get in my bed, and curl up with a good book. Is there anything more delicious? No, I think not. I watched a movie. A movie! One that has been sitting around here unviewed for six months. I feel absolutely decadent. Yet, just that little break has helped tremendously. That, and the polls showing that Barack Obama is ahead. So, right now I'm off to read about another Mother on Fire. It's good to know I'm not the only one.


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14 comments:

merlotmom said...

I so wish I was where you are...I have been thinking about the very same thing for days. I may have to do something radical - like take a break from the blogosphere...hmmmmn.

Jen said...

It must be something in the fall air, because we all seem to be feeling it. I met a fellow blogger this weekend for lunch and a movie, and just ended up ticked off. The movie, and I don't get to see them very often, was horrible, and nothing like the preview and it just made me ridiculously mad.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sounds like a good break. Reading is bliss.

Madge said...

i need to do this! read a book and watch a movie. i am feeling completely fragmented.

barbra said...

"Mother on Fire" started as a one-woman show, and I saw it at the Playhouse; it was a benefit for the school district. That Sandra Tsing-Loh has a mind-boggling amount of energy, let me tell you!!!

Ellyn said...

It is always nice to spend a fews hours with a good book. No better way to relax.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Books? They still have those?!
;)

liv said...

you don't twitter? i mean, i've almost forsaken blogging for tweeting. it's like crack. but less expensive. okay, it's free.

Janet said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who took a break. But now I'm trying to catch up and it's blowing my mind. I miss all my bloggy friends, but the thought of trying to comment on the brilliant and thought-provoking posts from the bloggers I read is daunting. If only you people would write more fluff I would feel less intimidated. :)

phd in yogurtry said...

Thanks for the book suggestion. That title is right up my alley!
And welcome back from your break. I've certainly been experiencing some strain and pain due to this blogging bidness. I'll be following your lead.

Jennifer H said...

Oh honey, I'm right there with you. (Funk, in spades, over here at Casa de Thursday Drive).

I picked up Dennis Lehane's new book, The Given Day, and I'm in heaven...heaven is my comfy chair, under an afghan. I've missed that.

Glad you're sorting yourself out, too. Bliss isn't so hard to find, after all.

g said...

I love Sandra Tsingh Loh on the radio, but I've never read her book.....(opens another window, live-searches "amazon".....)

I too am feeling overwhelmed and out of sorts, but at the same time exhilarated and thrilled about the coming election.

Kellan said...

I'm glad you have found a place a peace and maybe clearing that funk away. I am also in a funk and starting tomorrow I will be taking a bit of a break from blogging - to defrazzle my life a bit. I will see you soon, J. Take care - Kellan

Angeline said...

I've not touched a book for more than a year now...recently grab my hands on a book and indeed, I found the lost-love for reading again...

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