It’s no secret that I haven’t produced much original material on my blog lately. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to – I often have essays and ideas swirling around in my head. They just never seem to make it to my fingertips. I fear that I’ve seriously lost my writing mojo. The first week of summer break, I attempted to write over at Road Warrior Momma, but my heart just wasn’t in it. For one thing, the kids were pretty well behaved on our trip, so I didn’t have any funny stories to tell. Also, the mini-road trip was more like a family/class reunion. With the exception of Mystic, Connecticut, all places we stopped were cities that we’d been to many times before and I didn’t know how to spin it for my readers. I don’t know why, but I’ve not feel compelled – at all – to share my words. Continue reading Currently & Have I Lost My Writing Mojo?
I’m currently having a tough time getting back into blogging. This is probably because of my extended break over the summer (and my wish to still be sitting on the beach watching Florida sunsets!) and my own questions about blogging in general. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching, in an effort to figure out where I want to go with The Latchkey Mom. I haven’t come to any conclusions. I’m not quitting, but I am trying to decide where I’m going. Does that make since? If it doesn’t – well then maybe you have a little glimpse into the turmoil I’m experiencing. I love writing, but I also have other wants and needs and I need to find a way for my blog to serve those wants and needs, rather than hinder them. I do have a couple of projects in the works and news to share – I promise. Just a few more days. Continue reading A Currently Post that Includes Birthday Musings
Several of my fellow bloggers periodically share with their followers what they’re reading, eating, watching, etc. When I first started blogging, I sort of did this with my “Things to be Excited About” posts, but I stopped writing those, because the title started to bug me. A year later, I still haven’t come up with a clever and original LKM title for these posts, so I’m going to unabashedly borrow the “Currently” label. Currently, I am…
Reading. As I mentioned in my FTSF post last week, I have been indulging in quite a bit of reading to help me get through the winter. I read SoulSpace by Xorin Balbes, which was recommended to be by Kelly McKenzie, and it was fabulous. I read it in conjunction with the Life Channing Habit of Typing Up, and the two books really motivated me to get my act together (more below). I just finished Family Pictures by Jane Green, and although it was good, it was not what I thought it was going to be – and the ending is cheesy. I’m getting ready to start A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner for my book club. I’ve been book club-less for about two years and, finally, someone has taken pity on me and invited me to join. I’m so excited!
Listening. My thirst for good books cannot be quenched by reading alone alas, I’m also an audio book junkie. I’ve just listened to three very different books. Queen Bees and Wannabes is all about adolescent girls and their relationships. Oh, it was a frightening read. My heart aches for my daughter, as she gets ready to tiptoe around the landmines of middle and high school. The book about tidying that I referenced above is fantastic! (It’s a very brief read or listen.) I was emptying closets as I listened, so motivated was I. I’m still going – and it feels great. I will leave you with a little preview below of the current state of my office, ten days after I purged. I’m so excited. It feels great! Future post about organizing (yes, I am seriousJ). Finally, I listened to a fantastic Johnathon Tropper novel, The Book of Joe. I think Tamara is the one who recommended that to me? I think I’m going to read all of Tropper’s backlist. I loved it. Continue reading Currently