Hodge Podge
July 30, 2008

This utter blog quietness is starting to freak me out because I realize that my brain is just slowly zoning out. Some of that is the tediousness of having a broken right leg which means that I'm getting less stimulation from the outside world than normal. Some of it is being worn out from freelancing instead of having a regular 9 to 5.

Some of it is because I spend much of the day in quiet contemplation - and forget to write it down. I "write" in my head for a few hours, purportedly to get my thoughts in order ... and when they're in order, well, I'm not so interested in writing them down any more.

In addition to that, several of my best online buddies have more or less disappeared over the last few months and I miss them. It makes my being online a little harder - like when your best friend moves to a new town and you kind of avoid the place you used to hang out together. I suppose it's a form of mourning and I suppose that's a big part of why I've avoided some of my favourite online hang-outs (like Cre8Buzz).

Today I'm going to attempt to clear out my work area again - it keeps getting clogged up since my mobility is so reduced. Then I've got a comic to draw for GeekMomMashup, a tattoo design to finish for Real World Mom and, of course, finally complete the baby book para mi sobrino. Preferably before my sister kills me. Which she can't do until she gets back from Colombia. I have time. Photoshop work is something I always dive straight into. Hand drawing - as for GeekMom and my sister? It intimidates me still and I have to spend a few days gearing myself up - get over the stage fright, as it were.

What will make today incredibly long and stressful, though, is my li'l baby girl is sick. We took her to the vet Monday - she's got a stomach bug. Unfortunately, that is the tip of the iceberg. Last night I thought she was moving her back half oddly. So I stood her up and made her walk a few steps. Her rear left leg is just not functioning correctly - she's kind of dragging it. I'm hoping it's just a muscular strain, but I fear it's probably a hip issue. Still, I'd rather it be a hip issue than a back issue - and since she's a dachshund we bought at a freaking pet store we knew there would likely be problems. (No, I don't think buying pets at a pet store is a good thing. Trust me, she has an amazing mojo and she called me to the pet store and informed me I was bringing her home. I have been wrapped around her little paws since the first time I saw her. And I go to utter pieces when she doesn't feel good. She is beyond pitiful.)

Meanwhile, I'm going to attempt to do my thinking with my fingers this week and post more frequently. If nothing else, I need the distraction from poor Scoutie and her bad leg. Dammit, the dog was not supposed to emulate me in THAT!

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Claire said:

Sorry about Hodge Podge, your leg, the dogs leg and my own
bad blog buddiness.

No need for stage fright you are soooo talented, it makes me puke.

July 30, 2008 7:21 AM


Alan said:

I know what you mean about thinking it through and then not getting around to writing it. And I miss our chats on IRC too.

July 30, 2008 2:06 PM


PandoraWilde said:

Try a five-minute write--just write something, anything at all, whatever comes into your bean, for five minutes. Set a kitchen timer and stop when it dings.

I've been having a lot of writer's block, partly because there's things going on that I can't blog--they fall into either the "not fair because the other side won't be told" or they're private issues involving someone else who doesn't want to air it out here in blogland. I had to do this one several times just to write the ad up on my blog right now--usually the easiest thing in the world for me to write.

July 30, 2008 6:59 PM
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