Category : Christie

So I really want to keep up on this blog but for whatever reason I go into writing funks and I just don’t have the wit to write about anything.  I like to throw in a bit of sarcasm in my posts but for awhile now, I just don’t have it.  I think I’ve narrowed it down to why.  Some of it’s just me and I get that way, the other part of it is selfish and the last part is an uninspired location.

So for the me part, I’m an all or nothing type of girl.  So when I’m on a roll, I don’t stop.  But once something comes up that throws my entire “roll” off the counter, I can’t seem to get it going again.  Take my crazy “wanting to clean the pantry at 10pm on a work night” event.  So I pull everything out, ready to tackle this project, throw out expired items, donate that “I don’t think we’ll ever eat that” food to the local pantry, go through the cook books, organize the cleaning supplies.  All in one hour.  I can do this.  Kids are in bed.  Gary’s watching American Chopper.  So as I pull out all the baking supplies, I realize I would love to get glass containers for all my flours and sugars, oh and get custom decals made up at the local printer to put on the glass jars that I’ll buy when they are 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  Crap, they aren’t on sale this week.  Oh and I need more shelving to utilize the space so we can put in garbage and recycle cans in the pantry so I don’t have to look at it sitting out the kitchen.  So I need to get the shelving from the Re-Store on my lunch break.  Crap, I need to measure.  And buy the pieces to hang the shelves on the wall with…. at Home Depot.  Oye.  So what happens?  I do throw out and get rid that unwanted food, but it all goes back in the exact same way with it looking a little nicer but nothing has changed.  All because I have grand visions but a slow and/or no budget for it execution.

So back to blogging.  I love the idea of it.  I love reading blogs everyday but the process gets to be a little much and not as inspired in the remaining hours in the evening between the girls bed time and ours.  I’m not saying I’m quitting this blog.  Far from it.  I just need to find that inspiration again.  Which brings me to the selfish part.  I need a laptop.  Maybe it’s more lazy than selfish, either way it’s fact.  I don’t always want to sit in my basement at my computer like I have been doing for the past 8 hours that day writing up a witty blog post.  I want to sit on my couch, with my feet up, watching tv and working on a witty blog post.  All while uploading photos to Facebook and the blog.  So yes, I have a perfectly good computer, desk and 2 monitors to said blogging but I just want to veg.  The 17″ HP beast of laptop is just that, a beast who’s ready for recycling, our beloved laptop of yesteryears that’s been there with Gary through all his schooling, vacations and many a night in front of the tv.  ::sigh::  So I need a new one.

Finally, the up-inspired location.  Our half way for over a year basement.  I really can’t take much more of it.  It’s painted a color I don’t want anymore with no doors on all the rooms and closets, no trim along the floor, windows and sills.  This is of no fault of either of us, really.  We took it as far as we could last year and there is sat.  It’s wonderful having warm floors and place for the girls, but it’s so mis-matched, it’s hard to be creative.  I’m thankful for all of that but it’s time to just git-r-done.  So it’s in the talks that with our tax money, we get this basement very close to completion (aside from a built-in cabinet and a bathroom).  Dave probably wouldn’t agree with the talks of said finishing, but I think we all need it to be over.  So no worries Dave, we’re still on the debt snowball, the extra’s just may go to “Christie’s Sanity” fund this year.  :: Side note – we’ll formulate a post(s) on our get out of debt plan, debt snowball, “envelope system” soon as we’re quite passionate about it and would love to share!::

So, I guess you could call this a whiny post.  I am, believe it or not, been called whiny a time or 2 in my life.  I’m in need for some change, some inspired place to be so I can create great posts for all you 5 readers out there.  :)   ::Sigh::  I wish I was a full time blogger, wouldn’t that be grand?  Oh well.  Life still is awesome and keeps getting better (I think the lap top and finished basement will top it all. Ahem.).

Thank you for listening.


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