Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Hour Friday?

or Where Did My Mojo Go-go?

Well here it is, time for another HHF and I'm just not feeling it yet. Granted, it is only Thursday afternoon, but since it's been 2 weeks since I've posted I figured I better not be late.

Most of the last two weeks I have been on vacation and internet access was a whopping $0.55/minute. Needless to say I didn't spend much time online other than the obligatory emails to kids and a few uploads to flickr. Now that I'm home you'd think I'd need my fill of blogging and flickring and even facebooking, but sadly that's not the case. I actually quite enjoyed my analog time. Sad, but true. My poor google reader has so many unread posts that it doesn't give a number. It just says 1000+. How sad is that? I'm afraid they are all going to be "Marked as Read" and I will start fresh with posts coming tonight or tmro, so if you've written something you really think I'd enjoy or deeply profound then be sure to tell me to read it.

A second area that's suffering is my photo-a-day project, the BC365 in 2010.  Of course I took a ton of photos on the trip, but I haven't even looked at my camera since I've been home. Although that could possibly change. I saw something today that begged to be in the PAD:
It'll be uploaded tomorrow. I have no idea why this *may* be responsible for my photo-mojo, I think just because it made me giggle. But after I took this iphone shot I started seeing other things I wanted to snap: my pretty pink tulips, the hawk that hangs out in the subdivision, Jessica's spring plantings, the buds on our flowering trees... etc.

The third area that has no mojo? Cleaning. Granted, this often comes and goes, but I have no desire to dust or vacuum and after 2 weeks it really really needs it. I grudgingly scrubbed the kitchen yesterday tho, but it was a forced clean; I was having a meeting at my house and couldn't let people actually see it that way. Did I ever tell you that I love Tilex? That is some good stuff. But be careful, it's ruined more than one article of clothing. It's worth it tho, I love the smell of bleach in a freshly cleaned house. Now I just need to get upstairs and the basement... but that wont be happening today. Or tomorrow.

You think that's the only mojo I've lost? Nope. Work-out mojo is MIA. I went to the gym the last couple days, but I haven't run in over a week. I'm not even sure I broke a sweat today. I'd really rather just hang out on the couch and nap.

As long as I'm not really making this a happy HHF, let me just say this. What the heck is the deal with my neck?? It looks old. I have Old Lady Neck. I'm very distressed about this. I'm only 39 for pete's sake... isn't that too young for OLN? And back fat. Seriously. Do I need back fat? No, I don't. But there it is anyway, totally ruining the way I look from behind. It's hard to focus on my tush when there's a big ripple of back fat staring at you. If you know how to get rid of OLN or back fat please let me know.

Okay well I think this was just cheery enough. If you have some good stuff to be happy about then link up and tell me all about it so I can get out of this funk!

Oh and ps, my vacay was fantastic. Just getting away made it marvelous, but there was also plenty of sunshine... maybe that's why it was so hard to come back. It's awfully gray here.


Little Ms Blogger said...

It's hard to get back into blogging when you've been away for awhile. Sometimes a break is needed and no guilt should ever be attached to it.

About cleaning -- I bet you wish it magically happened while away.

Cristin said...

Happy to have you back.

I love the smell of bleach too. I actually like cleaning. I'm not right in the head.

Happy Friday Happy Hour to you this fine Thursday... I'm on my second glass...


Brian Miller said...

i would definitely start fresh...hope your mojo finds you...i never have cleaning mojo..

Matty said...

Welcome back Sue. It's always good to step away and relax. I hope the vacation was as you expected, and that your battery is re-charged.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I've lost my blogging groove. I'm just so darn busy these days. I love that picture. Hilarious!

Hope you're well and having fun!


Coffeypot said...

Glad you are back - even if you mojo isn't. Where did you go on your vacation? I missed that one.

Coffeypot said...

Glad you are back - even if you mojo isn't. Where did you go on your vacation? I missed that one.

Jay said...

I spend a lot of time online. A LOT. But, part of me is actually afraid that I wouldn't miss it if I was offline for a while. It kind of scares me actually. So that's why I don't take the chance. ;-)

Glad you're back! I missed ya.

fancypants said...

Ugg, I hate cleaning too- but the smell of bleach and a clean house make me happy! If I could afford to hire a housekeeper I totally would.
Glad you enjoyed your time away. It's good to "unplug" every once in a while. :-)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Cleaning is so overrated. At least that's what I'm telling myself as my house is a mess. ;)

Good to have you back! Can't wait to read all about your awesome vacay! :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Cleaning is so overrated. At least that's what I'm telling myself as my house is a mess. ;)

Good to have you back! Can't wait to read all about your awesome vacay! :)

Michel said...

The post vacation funk is a serious medical disorder. You should write yourself a prescription for that.

Sorry you had to come home, but can't wait to hear about the vacay. If you can remember...I barely remember mine now, so I won't hold you to it.

McGillicutty said...

Oh put on your big girl panties and deal with it!!! We don't feel sorry for you ffs!!!! You've been sailing around and having a high time with the lovely Bob all to yourself.

Now, hire a maid, just for the one super clean (the first time she comes is always the best) then tell her you've had a change of circs and have to let her go.

Get thee to work and entertain them all with fabulous stories, then come home and drink some Hess Chardinee and you'll be all better!

Love and Hugs.. your bestest bff in the wide wide universe!!!!

Doc said...

I am glad HH Friday is BACK! hope you are doign great bams... Good luck in the NCAA tourney. I have you updated and the standings are on my blog!

Megan said...

glad to hear you had a good vacay! I already have the back fat, so I might as well have the old lady neck. I'm sure it's just around the corner for me!

♥ Braja said...

You said vacay.


Uh...sorry it's over....

spudballoo said...

Oh no, you sound very glum. Post holiday blues? I would think that's very normal.

It's so hard to get back in to the swing of it after a break. I had a blog/internet break a while back (rubbish broadband connection) and honestly I've never 'quite' got back in to it. but I think that's ok, I spend enough time online.

1000 plus? Honestly, mark them all as read and start again. Well apart from Chez Spud of course. I just did a Camera Club post which might be vaguely interesting.

And the flickr stuff is tough. I found if I didn't upload every day I lost momentum totally. But then I've just given up my 365 altogether. Not for lack for mojo, but just because I'm all done with 365ing. I've done it already, time to focus elsewhere.

Hope the spring is back in your step soon dearest x