Stay tuned for an actual post

28 Oct

There seems to be a bug going around among some bloggers recently.  A fatigue bug.  A Paralegal’s Life, Spilled Milk (more about a break from her kid, but still, fatigue),  and Mom-In-A-Million have all recently blogged about needing a break for various reasons.  Apparently, you can also catch the bug by reading those blogs because I’ve become stricken with it myself.   Nah, really I was already having a hard time coming up with the words or the gumption to blog before I saw the other blogger’s posts.  Then I didn’t feel so bad about my own lack of blog-worthy ideas.  

Of course, then I started thinking, damn, it’s my blog, I should be able to blog when I want and about what I want, right?  I shouldn’t feel bad about it in the first place!  Except I have this tormenting little shrew in my head that always tells me I have to do everything perfect and brings up the times that I totally screwed something up.  (Which are many.)  Then I tell her to shut the hell up, and she starts mocking me and laughing. I start telling her that she’s just a product of my own insecurities, she’s useless and to go away. Then people start staring and uncomfortably step away from me.  (ed note: It’s a great way to clear an aisle at the grocery store.)  I think the shrew is related to the other nasty wench in my head that bestows me with large amounts of mommy guilt and mommy worry, but that’s another post entirely.  I need some “Shrew-B-Gone” that doesn’t come from a $125 an hour practitioner with a comfy couch.  Um… usual, I have digressed.

So, bottom line, I guess I’m having a bout of writer’s block.  Or blogger’s block.  Or something block-ish.   Since the trial that was recently set is a no go, I’m now trying to get my head back into the other cases that I have going.  We’re also quickly approaching the holidays death spiral, I have 3 birthdays in our family between now and Thanksgiving, and a friend coming into town for Thanksgiving.  And Oh. My. Gawd.  It’s almost November, ya’ll!  You’ll have to pardon me while I lose my schmidt for a little bit and gather what few brain cells I have remaining to put together something coherent enough to blog.   I’ll get a few thoughts strung together, and then I’m all, uh oh, did I remember to make that phone call?  What the hell am I going to get my mother for her birthday?  Is T’s Halloween party this week, already? Ooooh, look!  A funny email! 

Granted, I am usually a few fries short of a Happy Meal anyway, but the past week or so has reach ridiculous levels of ADD, even for me.  So I’m working on it and I’ll have something in the near future besides the ramblings of a tired and focus-challenged mom/paralegal to post about.   I will be back soon.  I may be on a Halloween candy sugar-fueled binge by then, but back nonetheless.


7 Responses to “Stay tuned for an actual post”

  1. maryaquino October 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Dude. You’re so more prolific than I am…so…yikes. I am in a total slump! But, probably when I get back from my trip, I’ll be better.

    So, you rock. I stink. Yay you!

    • Momalegal October 29, 2010 at 7:07 am #

      Oh no, you rock! You SHIProck! LOL – I am jealous! 🙂

  2. Another ParaLegal October 29, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    I have to say, I had considered blogging, but with so much going on in my personal life and then my work craziness, it just seems too overwhelming. I couldn’t imagine if I had small kiddos, my work and trying to blog daily or whatever. Tell the shrews to STFU and go on, YOU are amazing! Being a professional and a mom is more than enough, but you blog too. YAY you!!!

    • Momalegal October 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      Awww, thanks! 🙂 You guys made my Friday, and that’s a big deal, because Friday is already awesome all by itself!

  3. Cher October 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    There is, of course, no blog posting requirement. Us readers will happily read whatever you post whenever you decide to post it. If it’s every day – fine. If it’s once a week – fine. If it’s…well…you get the idea. 🙂

    So maybe this isn’t a good time to mention *my* goal of being done with Christmas presents by December 1st?? LOL I know what I’m getting everyone, I’ve organized a list so I can space out my ordering and I’ve already begun said ordering. I’ve never done this before, but I hope it works. It would be nice for December NOT to contain the usual freaking out of what to get for so-in-so. Cross your fingers!

    • Paralegal Hell October 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

      Don’t be so hard on yourself. It is your blog and you blog when you can and when you feel like it. If blogging becomes a chore, you won’t enjoy it and that sucks.

      Yep- I understand about blogging and having kids. I have a 13 year old, a 9 year old and a 3 year old. They take so much time and attention and family always comes first.

      BTW- if you get your Christmas shopping done by December 1st, then you are going to have to become my personal Christmas shopper for my kids. I’ll give you cookies 🙂

      Seriously- blog when you can, blog when you feel like it. If you start looking at it like a job you will burn out fast and that will suck for me because I enjoy reading your blog. Stay true to yourself honey.

      It’s your blog, damn it! 🙂

      Paralegal Hell

  4. Momalegal November 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Thanks for all the kind words! I do appreciate it! Yeah, I’m hard on myself. I know I shouldn’t be, but I guess that’s how I roll. And I am kinda joking about it. Kinda. Actually, blogging about having a blog-thought-drought was helpful & got me rolling again! The Halloween candy probably didn’t hurt, either. 😉

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