Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blogging Slump

Lately I have found myself in a bit of a slump. Not just about my blogging, which seems to have been reduced to updates about my dad and whining about the weather, but just in general. I HATE when I get this way and I get mad at myself when I do.

My cute niece, Lee, who lives in Maryland, has an awesome blog (I'd share the address, but it's a private blog). Anyway, she makes me laugh just about every time I read one of her posts...but sometimes she vents and goes off on a rant...she makes me feel better. But the one thing she mentioned in one of her posts, is that when she is in a slump or discouraged or feeling down, she tries to list events that she has coming up. This gives her something to look forward to and lifts her spirits. So I'm giving it a shot!

  1. Paul McCartney is coming to SLC for the VERY first time EVER and we got tickets. He will be here July 13th. We saw him last year in Las Vegas and he puts on an AMAZING concert. He played over 2 hours, his band is fab and he delivered. PLUS, some friends of ours from California are coming up for the concert and we'll be getting together for dinner beforehand...can't wait!!
  2. My husband and I are attending one of his family reunions. It will be held in September down in Hurricane, UT (don't say *Hurricane*...it's pronounced *Hurra-Cun*...this South Florida girl was corrected pretty quickly!!) Anyway, it's so much fun and while we are down there, some of his cousins and my daughter, Aja, are taking a side trip to Las Vegas (just 2 hours away) to see "Beatles LOVE" at the Mirage...again!!
  3. Swiss Days is coming up, also in September (Labor Day weekend). We are on the committee and have already started our meetings. This is a HUGE event in our tiny town, but SO MUCH FUN.
  4. My cute niece (who I mentioned above) and her family are coming to Utah for their own family reunion in July and I will get to see them and smooch on her yummy, adorable boys.
  5. I'm doing a commercial on July 8th for "America First Credit Union" with my little pooch, Layla. It will only be shown locally, but yesterday we did a photo shoot for the stills that will be used in the commercial and Layla was a S.T.A.R...she totally out-shined me! The photographer and crew members were SO nice and it only took about 20 minutes to get all of the shots...easy $$ !!
So there you have it...a few things that I have to look forward too...YES, I feel better! I can't guarantee that I will be blogging everyday (I'm just not feeling it). So a HUGE *Thank You* to Lee! Thank you for setting the example.

**BTW, I can't post without an update on my dad...he is home and doing much better. He is THE toughest guy I have ever known and I have learned to just enjoy each and every moment I have with him. God bless my dad!


Love Being a Nonny said...

What a GREAT idea...to list upcoming events. I am a person who NEEDS something to look forward to. It keeps me motivated! Thanks for sharing this. Glad your dad is improving. (Oh, and you aren't a whiner. This is real life!)

Lee said...

I am HONORED! Thank you! I'm glad you found some relief in blogging and looking forward to things. I can't WAIT to get up there and see you again!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Loved your post. I too love to make lists and look at things written on my calendar to see what I have to look forward to. You are not a whiner. I enjoy your posts. Glad your Dad is doing well. We have seen Paul twice and he has an amazing concert. You will love seeing him again. Sounds like you have so much to look forward to. I don't post every day. I don't have the time always, plus, like you, I don't always have something to write about. Love & blessings from NC!

Kristine said...

Hi! I like your blog a lot, so I just gave you an award on my blog Light and Shadow. Take it if you want, but feel free to pass. Have a wonderful day!

Donnetta said...

Great idea to get out of a slump. I'm going to have to remember that. Goodness knows a time will come when I could use it!

You have some fun things to be looking forward to!!

Glad to hear the good news about your dad.