You may remember at the time of my last post on May 31, I was up to my ears in big family events My two eldest grandkids had just graduated from high school. My granddaughter Gretchen was on her way to the high school lacrosse State Championships. And my grandson Drake was leaving for Marine Corps boot camp.
On June 3, the Indian Hill High Girls Lacrosse team did, in fact, win the State Championship.
I watched the game on TV because I was doing the final setting up for Drake's combination graduation and 'leaving for boot camp' party, which we were hosting at our house. It was a fun, busy, crazy week.
Then on Sunday, we drove Drake to the recruiter station and he got on the bus.
I went home, finished the after party clean up, gave away the leftover food, and turned my attention to the coming week.
Finally, I had all the time in the world to write, to blog, to work on those overdue critiques, to start re-designing my woefully out of date web page.
I didn't want to.
It wasn't that I was dealing with writer's block or some creative dry spell. I just had no interest. I would tell myself to go be productive and the answer came back, "Why?"
And that's where I've been the past couple months. All of my June goals for the month because my July goals, became my August goals. I had two shorts stories released in really nice anthologies in July and had to force myself to put a post on Facebook about them. (I did just add them to my right side bar, if you're interested.) I even skipped the last three monthly meetings of my local writers' group. The only writing I've done since May is my letters to Drake...no cell phones at Marine boot camp, snail mail only.
What does it mean? Am I done? Is my sub-conscious telling me my writing days are over? Or am I just in a funk? I honestly don't know.
I want to say I'll be back next week, with Hump Day funnies or maybe something new, but I'm not sure. I hope so. I think.
You always got an "aw" picture with your funnies. This probably isn't an "aw" for anyone but me but it's all I have at the moment. I grabbed it in a screen shot from a video on the Parris Island Marine Corps website. The camera only landed on him for a couple seconds but that's all I needed.
I hope this wasn't too boring or too "woe is me". I just wanted to share what's going on and why I haven't been around. I'm going to try visit everyone over the next few days. In the meantime, have a great week.
Thought for Today:
To every thing there is a season...