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Monday, November 3, 2008

I Won!!

Yes, in case you're wondering, I WON THE CASH!!! (And a great big THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me too:). I really can't believe I finally won something. Now what should I do with all that cash...

Yet, strange to say (for someone coming off the high of winning big), I really don't feel much like blogging at all right now. I attempted to write about my house-cleaning funk, but it was a flop. I just couldn't manage to put into words what it's like to have the house you've spent all day on be destroyed every evening while you do piano lessons, homework, dinner, reading, baths, football taxi-ing, etc. I know exactly how Pat feels over there on her hamster wheel - since apparently I'm running around on one of my own.

And then I tried writing a post about child #2 getting sick this weekend. Yes, I thought it was the Halloween candy too - the first four times he threw-up. By round seventy-six, I'd changed my mind. I wanted to express the beauty of having a child old enough to graduate from the "bowl" to the toilet, but it was all just a little too graphic and throw-uppy, if you know what I mean. (But still, can I just say Hallelujah!?!? Talk about convenient! I tried to look sad for him, but really I was totally giddy at the thought that all I had to do was flush...)

Or I could tell you all about how Mr. Amazing Hubby totally cleaned and organized my catch-all room on Sunday. True, he was angling for points so he could head off into the mountains, but still. Shelves were assembled, furniture was rearranged, "stuff" was cleared out - it was enough to break through my house-cleaning funk, and today I even dusted. I know, amazing isn't it? I actually like that room again.

Unfortunately, however, none of these things are that interesting, and so I have nothing of any real value to write about. There are other ideas rolling around in my head...but they would all take an amount of mental effort I somehow just don't feel up to at the moment. Maybe this means I'm in a blogging funk? Is there such a thing?? Hmmm. I'll have to think about that. Maybe tomorrow I'll have something amazing to say that will change all of your lives forever...

But until then, Peace Out.

18 comments:

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Congrats! So proud of you. And no, there is no such thing as a blogging funk. Any little thing that happens to you can be incredibly interesting. And now that you're a paid PRO-fessional writer . . . start changing our lives . . . PRONTO!

And I just realized you're not on my side bar yet. GOOD GRIEF! What am I thinking? And look how popular you are getting with your 22 followers.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Congratulations! I'm excited for you. Um, so now that you're a an award winning writer are you going to go Paris Hilton and have an exclusive circle of BFFs and an entourage? Are you taking applications? :-)

But seriously now, you make the most mundane topics pretty amusing and so worth reading so snap out of the blogging funk, lady!

LisAway said...

Congrats on the well deserved win. Well, I'll admit that I didn't read the others, which is pretty terrible, but I can't imagine a better one than yours.

And I love how you blogged about all the things you arent' going to blog about. You're even fun to read when you're describing your funk.

Claire said...

I'm in the same blogging funk as you are... it's real.

I long for the day when all I have to do is flush. It must truly be a magical time.

The Grandpa said...

Congratulations on your win. And a good post today. Glad you're in a funk because if someone was just posting those things because that's what they wanted to write about, I don't think I would have enjoyed it so much.

Future Former Fat Chick said...

I just *love* when they learn to throw up in the toilet! I totally would have understood that kind of blog.

Machen Family said...

I really would have read anything that you have written on your blog. I'm sorry you're in a funk. Congratulations on winning though!!

Melissa Bastow said...

Congratslio! (On the toilet puking too - wow, that is a fabulous skill.)

Kimberly said...

When ordinary life looks dull? Just add pictures!

I'm doing another round of before and afters soon for that very reason.

Heidi said...

Congratulations on the win! I too am envious of the graduation to the toilet. Keep blogging, even in your funk, I guarantee we'll keep reading.

Annie Valentine said...

Yeah, you should definitely quit blogging. It's just wrong that anyone can not write about something and make it this entertaining.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Congratulations! It's always a shock to win things. I feel the same.

You say you're in a blogging funk, but I think that was a very entertaining post! You made me laugh anyway!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh, and just for that laugh, I'm now following you. :-)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OH MY rubbing salt in the wound...blogging funk...what about first loser funk!!!

I so needed that $50.00 to feed the starving children in New Guinea...but oh well

LOL...congrats! :)

Alison Wonderland said...

I hate the blogging funk. Here's hoping you get over it soon.

Pat said...

So happy you won. Maybe you should spend your winnings and take pictures and document the spending spree.

I totally know what you are talking about. In fact I may have to steal this post.

And how kind are you to give me a shout out and then people may have come and checked me out and I have nothing for them.

Oh well.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on your winnings Jen! And I loved this post. I know what you mean...when you just don't feel like writing much. :) You always write good stuff.

Natalie said...

Oh Jen, I get this. I've been in a funk too. House cleaning, blogging, you name it. I'm just too tired lately to think of my own name let alone blog it seems, but this was a good read. I hope Niall's feeling better & that no one else has gotten it.