Next I planned on writing a blog post this morning. But for some reason, a nasty case of writer's block flared up, and I really couldn't think of a thing to say. Now writer's block while working on a book is nothing new for me... but writer's block on my blog? That's basically unheard of. I share, practically compulsively, my thoughts throughout the day on this blog. Am I just not thinking?
Then Sadie went over to see Grumpa who's been out of the state for almost a week (and Nani, who hasn't been out of the state) so I had a rather slow afternoon. Especially when Mae took a second nap (second naps have been virtually unheard of this month)... but still no ideas (or posts) were forthcoming. It was around this time that Paul started to get fidgety and pointed out that lack of posts (as if I had somehow missed it). I said I'd get around to it later, but that yes, I was planning on posting today.
It came up again around dinner time and I assured him again, that I was planning on posting something (although I had no idea what).
Then came bedtime. Mae, with the second nap under her belt, was prepared to do battle. Nearly an hour and a half later I emerged from the baby room victorious (if you can call an hour and a half bedtime battle with a almost-eleven-month-old a victory). I told Paul about his daughter's refusal to go to bed. And.... he pointed out that I hadn't posted all day.
I acknowledged that yes, I did still remember that little fact. A few seconds later, he asked another question about the phantom post and then finally asked if I wanted to know what he thought I should write about. I paused. Did I really want to know? Was I that hard up for an idea? Yes. Yes, I was.
"You should write a post about your husband giving you an idea for a post and you shooting it down and telling him that the idea is idiotic."
Hmmmm.... No... I don't think I'll be running with that tonight...
And hopefully tomorrow, the writer's block will have ebbed and I will be feeling a little more creative. Apparently a good nights sleep isn't the key though!