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The Void That Is Now Wednesday

Do you ever sit down to write a blog post and look at that blank screen and blinking cursor and . . . nothing comes? No? Just me? I’m guessing anyone who has ever written a blog post or an email or a report has had the same experience and it’s . . . not fun.

I know I could just not write a post, this is a hobby and not a job. But I also made a promise to myself a long, long time ago that I would blog consistently every week day. And other than vacation time I have kept that promise and I’m not about to abandon it now . . . even if I can’t knit at the moment.

Honestly, the hardest thing about the not knitting is not having something to do while watching television. It feels so strange to just sit and watch a show without my hands being busy. I’m open to suggestions for something to do if you’ve got them but I also think it’s good for my hands to just rest so . . . there’s that.

As for television, we just started season 2 of Ted Lasso and it’s as wonderful and charming as ever.

In the middle of writing this post, Hannah stopped by for a quick visit. While she was here I prepped a couple of mason jar salads for my lunch for the rest of the week and now I’m back on the couch and Dale just got home from a meeting and I’m going to wrap this up and try to come up with something interesting for tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

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  1. That blinking cursor and not much to say is why I cut back to 3 days a week. The struggle can be real.

    On a more positive note… how are your hands/wrists feeling? Is the rest helping? I hope so! XO

  2. And they worry about the “blue screen of death”. That blinking cursor is far more torturous. Getting started on term papers was always the worst part. I finally learned to just start writing with whatever my mind wanted to compose. The blocks of text got organized into a coherent flow later and then the intro would finally decide to show up. All of this before everyone owned their own computer and could easily swap bits here and there.

    Meanwhile, Limerick Wednesday has a certain ring to it. It might be a slightly sketchy ring, but you know we’re along for the ride.

  3. I care! ? I love your blog-even if it’s just a picture. I like to read it when I’m drinking my coffee.

  4. I know this is your hobby, but no hobby should cause stress, so maybe it’s OK if you just skip a day now and then. Where does this need to blog every day come from, Carole? Not that I don’t enjoy your posts immensely, but we would probably all say it’s OK to skip a day now and then. Thanks for all the posts, and I hope your hands/wrists are much better for the rest. Maybe you should ice your hands while watching TV. I know, not much help!

  5. We’ve all been there, staring at the screen without an idea in our heads. I’m sorry I don’t have any constructive ideas for things to do while you watch tv that don’t involve your hands. I hope you get to see the dr. soon and that he can recommend some things that provide relief. In the meantime, I kind of like Robby’s idea of Limerick Wednesday!

  6. I know exactly how you feel, but I’ve also recently given myself permission to not blog if I feel like I’m forcing it. There was a period of time not too long ago when I contemplating shutting down the blog altogether, but I realized that I was doing it because I enjoy it — and because it’s something I enjoy, that means that I get to make the rules and also can’t get upset with myself if I break those rules. That’s a long-winded way of saying I think it’s okay if you break a promise to yourself (as long as you forgive yourself).

    I hope the rest is doing the trick for your hands so you can get back to the knitting soon!

  7. I find myself struggling with the monthly olw updates. I have great ideas in my head but whey I set before the screen, nothing. And that watching TV without something to knit – ugh, the worst. I had some thumb pain after too much sock knitting and I brought a bunch of pieces I had torn from a magazine to trim up. Hope you are pain free (or reduced) very soon.

  8. My wife struggles with this because I have what we call a “fiddle craft”, which is to say, “something for my hands to fiddle with.” She has darned all the socks that needed darning, and her creative craft of choice (quilting) is not hand work in the same way. Is this the season where you take up collage? I make ::ahem:: eclectic collaged postcards to entertain myself, and it seems to use on my hands and wrists differently than knitting does.

    It’s actually rather joyful, as far as silly hobbies goes.

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