Thursday, November 19, 2009

An Overdue Thank You!

I meant to write this up last month (I know), but never got around to it. So, a most belated, though completely heartfelt, Thank You! to Dot over at She featured the Hammerhead on her latest cluster of Halloween ideas, and was nice enough to devote an entire post to it!

I am very honored to have been included in such great company; she always has a lot of wonderful ideas, and this Halloween was no exception.

I was sorry to disappoint her this year when she asked what I had up my sleeve for this year. My four year old, who has the attention span of, well, a four year old (yes, yes, I wonder where he got it), changed his mind about 100 times before he spotted the Iron Man costume at Target two weeks before Halloween. Since the point of diminishing returns was so close this time, I decided to forgo the sweat and tears and just roll with it. We had a great time, and I finally got to put the garden to bed properly this year.

And Dome had a fun time trick or treating as a Transformer. Sigh.

Overdue, just like my library books.

Once again, I am late in posting, though better late than never, right? I should probably mention that, real life, I am one of those people that is quite easily distracted. Oooh- shiny object! I am much like a cat in that regard, though the fact that I love to eat and then curl up for a nap doesn't help. I have been known to wrestle with with yarn balls once in awhile as well, though I call that needlecraft (the end result is often the same, though).

In any case, what was I talking about? Oh yes, the forgotten blog. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and paid for with overdue library book fines (I must have paid for at least one lane by now). I cherish those stolen moments when I can wholeheartedly "create", but more often than not, the world intervenes. Two small weapons of mass destruction that I call sons, lots of home projects half completed (don't even mention the word "laundry" to me), naps- well, sometimes I just forget. I often wish that I had Dumbledore's magic Pensieve- and a wand to magically capture those wonderful thoughts that come when you don't have a moment to write them down. It always happens- idling at a stop light, making dinner- those last fading moments right before sleep. You know, that magic moment when you review your day and remember all the things that you forgot? I always seem to write my more interesting ideas while drifting off...mmmmm, naptime.

I should get myself a laptop so that I can write in bed. Yeah, and pick up some yarn while I am at it...