Thursday, December 11, 2008

An Ear Infection & a New Blog

I've been home sick for three days with a bad cold which has led to an ear infection and I'm bored beyond belief. I can't seem to concentrate on anything for very long; having tried to start a John Lennon biography, began and deleted two new blogs and attempted to write at least five posts which I've trashed.

Today was actually not a sick day as school was canceled due to an early morning icy rain. We were just peering out through a window at the bare trees completely glazed in ice. Tomorrow's health and weather forecasts don't look much brighter.

My ear is fuzzy as an itchy sweater, aching and ringing and popping and my cough gets worse at night. I'm a small train wreck of a woman! You would think that the fertility gods would take pity on me in this state but to add to the misery, I'm also menstruating. Ugh. I know. I'm not usually this forthcoming with the private information but what the hell. A woman can only be so miserable before she has to get it off her chest.

But, hark! I've put the finishing touches on what I hope is a blog I will not trash - The Pagan's Eye, which I will devote to the photo memes I participate in such as Ruby Tuesday and Sky Watch. That way I will have more room here to post about art and perhaps more personal things, who knows. I can't make any promises about my writing, since I have a life-long writer's block. I've tried unsuccessfully for years to journal but the inspiration always seems to be lacking. I'm working on trying a few different prompts to get me warmed up but so far all I have is a bushel full of blogger drafts. Any words of encouragement, advise and critique will be greatly appreciated.

Namaste, my friends.

P.S. Don't forget to check my post on Susan's art work here. You are guaranteed to love it! :-)

21 comments:

  1. Well for starters, your writing is always lucid, concise, easy to digest and fun; you're neither long winded nor overly brief, and I've never read anything you wrote which didn't have a point.

    I'd say write only when you're inspired; the results thus far have been excellent!

    But I know what you mean about "writer's block," it seems sometimes that I'm stopped up for months.

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  2. Oh, CR! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yet there is so much that I want to share, I just don't know how to. I find it far easier to share the nooks and crannies of my happiness or insight but to present a very wide picture of me and my world is so much harder through writing. I don't always feel a need to write about personal stuff but when I do, I find it's not that I don't want to, it's that I can't or don't like what I've written. More on this in future posts, as I'm trying to make a commitment to at least try to discover why I think I can't write.
    Thank you again, my friend.

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  3. Oh honey, I hope you feel better. An ear infection, that stinks!

    I love your other blog - brilliant!

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  4. oh dear, an ear infection is the worst thing on top of a bad cold and I am hoping your are taking something for it all....I cannot imagine you have writer's block(although you would know :) because you write so well....I think what we think of ourselves is often so much more critical...just start writing as if you were painting, realizing sometimes the thing you meant to say may not get said exactly as you expected but there might be something even more inspired coming forward....in other words, no worries!

    off to see your new blog! take care of YOU..

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  5. The Pagan's Ear. I wonder if Van Gogh had an ear infection when he cut his off?

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  6. You too? Everyone I know is getting sick. I'm getting scared.

    You must be very hard on yourself. I agree completely with CR, judging from everything I have ever read from you. But I am looking forward to both Pagan's Eye, and the resulting pieces we might see right here.

    The way I write cannot compare to yours, but I usually lie in bed in the morning and ideas start to form, until I have to get up and write them down. That's why so many of my time/date tags have times like 4:am. and maybe why so many of my posts sound kind of weird.

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  7. Gina - I seem to be suffering from the same cold and bad ears as you this week. Hope you get better fast! Good luck with the new blog and I do hope you continue writing here. I see you talk of trashing blogs...I know how that is. Getting the writing just how you want it is so hard at times. Perhaps we take these things too seriously? My own hang-ups about blogging has led to the demise of so many blogs that most of my internet pals just laugh and shrug.

    Take care,
    Jerry

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  8. wow- when it rains; it snows!!! :) feel better soon- life has a funny way of getting better after making you feel misery and prolonging it. :) my philosophy on blogging- do it when you feel like it. that way, it doesn't become a chore. i try not to blog unless i have something to say because i have no desire to bore folks to tears. which i am sure happens anyway :) rest, and feel better soon. ice here last night and morning snowstorm. i will shovel out this afternoon after the plows work their magic :)

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  9. i know you enjoy photography- thought you would like this guy- he lives not too far from me- about 45 minutes or so

    http://imageguy.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/looking-back-at-2008-a-year-of-great-images-vol2/

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  10. Thanks, everyone for your kindness, support and good wishes. Luckily today was another school cancellation so no worries about subs and lesson plans and all of that. I have a headache that won't quit which I'm not even sure is related to the cold because I get these a lot anyway. The whole mixture is enough for me to want to knock myself out with something strong. But I won't. Instead, I'll blog and whine! ;-)

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  11. Singing Bear: Sorry you're sick too but it's good to not lose track of you despite the trashed blogs; which I miss, btw. Did ya have ta get rid of the music blog??!! Maybe you will bring it back by popular demand?? I know Ed wanted you to keep it up as well. In any event, it's good to hear from you.

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  12. Yeah, I'm really sorry about the blog. Things have been a little difficult around here and I just got rid of the blogs when I was feeling weird. I've now started a new music blog that is just a piece of pure escapism. It might last.

    Peace.

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  13. great idea
    and writer's block just sucks, big time suck a tude. i am still battling it.

    feel better.

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  14. Maybe the writer's block simply means I'm not the type of writer I want to be. I should just be content with the fact that I'm literate, given the fact that I learned three different languages and attended early school in three different countries by the time I was eight. It makes me tired just to think back on it! :-)

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  15. Why don't I ever suffer from sitting on the couch reading books block? The other I can relate to as well as the blank piece of paper block.

    I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  16. Sure hope you're feeling better! It's almost Yule and you don't want to be ill for that! Bright blessings!!

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  17. Thank you, Gretchen! I should be better for Yule; at least I'm hoping!

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  18. I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. You are a good writer. I think you are worrying too much.

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  19. Thanks, libhom! I appreciate that. :-)

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  20. I hope you're feeling better. The new photo blog is fantastic!

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  21. Thanks, DCup! I loved the pictures you shared of your kids in The Nutcracker. They're such beautiful, talented kids!

    {hug}

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