Writing is at its easiest for me when I have mental bandwidth. I need time to observe, listen, absorb, and think. Quiet walking is usually the best way for me to come up with some material.
Now that I’m not formally employed, my brain should be spewing a geyser of words. Without a job, the day is mine to do as I please. I have hours to sit around and think if I want to. Not so fast. I have a bad habit of overbooking myself. Boredom is terror, so I overcompensate by overbooking. But I digress.
Sometimes, you have an idea for a post. It sounds great in your head, but then it doesn’t pan out once you hit the keyboard. I started 4 different posts in the past 7 days, but each flamed out. Often, I’ll revisit an old draft (sometimes years later), figure out the missing pieces, and complete it. Most of the time, the drafts just sit there. I looked at my dashboard today and noticed that I have over 400 posts in draft (!) and the oldest one is 7 years old. Yikes:
The problem is that there’s been a lot going on in the 1500 household. It’s all good, but I just haven’t had time to think.
At the same time, I don’t want the blog to get stale. As a result, you get the Lazy Photo Edition.
Lazy Photo Edition
My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. For the occasion, my lovely wife persuaded Mr. SSC to carve a wooden dinosaur with a chainsaw for me!
Home improvement projects have been keeping me busy. I’m working on a bathroom right now:
Meanwhile, MMM HQ has been lively:
Over Thanksgiving, we went to San Diego.
Life near the water is always good.
With any luck, I’ll get some good sleep soon and my creativity will return. In the meantime, enjoy one last gratuitous sunset pic, this time with dinosaurs.
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