Monday, January 14, 2013

What to write...What to write...

Today marks two weeks into my January Quest.  At first, Exercising Every Day was the easier of the two Quests I took on for this month, but I have to admit, it seems to have gotten harder.   I'm also finding Writing Something Every Day to be much more difficult than I first expected. 

I guess I'm saying these Quests are challenging me.  I'm pretty sure that's not a bad thing.  I mean it is good for me to Exercise Every Day and with the Writing Quest, I am finally making time to do something that I had been thinking about for years.  Yes...years.  As with many things that are good for me, that doesn't mean they aren't...well...hard.

Exercise
Since our Scientist was still home for one more week of semester break last week, the Engineer and I took a part time approach to school for the week.  Adding to that, Hubby was out of town most of the week, so our schedule was...shall we say, flexible.  I certainly didn't get up at "Hubby's off to work" hour. 

With Hubby back in town and our Scientist back at college, we all found ourselves back on schedule this morning.  I may have mentioned before, I'm not so crazy about the early hour that schedule begins.  However, this is the plan while we are here, so shortly after 5 am, I was up and ready to see Hubby off to work. 

After a little quiet time with our Twins (the puppies), I finally woke up enough to head downstairs for a walk on the treadmill.  I soon discovered I was not feeling the energy this morning.  I pushed play on the computer and watched some more of my Bible study video while I walked.  

Although I enjoyed the video, I was just so tired, that I'm pretty sure I looked at the mileage tracker on the treadmill every five minutes until I hit two miles.  Trust me when I say that was a loooonnnggg two miles.  But I did it.  After lifting my hand weights, I slowly made my way back upstairs. 

I was dragging this morning.  And I thought I had gotten through the hardest part of my daily Quest.  But then...

Write Something
As our school day wound down and our Engineer was finishing up Geography, I thought I would try to write a little before it was time to make supper.  I sat and looked at the screen for awhile, then when inspiration didn't hit, I decided to check Facebook, some other blogs I read, and my email...

Needless to say, an hour later, our Engineer had finished his schoolwork and I was still wondering what to write about today....

I'm really not sure how real writers do it.  I have these ideas that swirl around in my head, but sometimes I just can't figure out how to translate that to paper.  Maybe some days just aren't meant for writing?  I don't know.  I'm just thankful for the days when I get excited about what I am writing and it flows easily out of me. 

During this struggle, the Engineer came over to talk to me.  I told him I couldn't figure out what to write today.  He gave me an idea and I informed him that I had already written about that in a past blog post.  This lead me to inquire if he ever reads my blog.  His reply?  "I don't have to read your blog because I live it."

Well...you've got me there child.
 
Our Engineer is the King of One-liners.  He is a super quiet guy most of the time, but what you may not realize is, he's always thinking, always listening, and just when you least expect it, he will make an observation that brings down the house. 
 
Looking back, I wish so badly I had written them all down!

We have always been a family that enjoys a good laugh, but our Engineer truly brought the laughter to this family when he was born.
 
I'm going to leave you with that, because tonight...instead of writing about it, I just want to live it. 

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