Thursday, August 9, 2012

Things I Didn't Write About

The Arrival of the Shuttle Trainer -
Another Event I Didn't Recently Write About

First, let me say that I am shocked pleasantly surprised that at least some of you are still hanging around judging by the comments and hits on my last post. Thanks to all those who took the time.  It is appreciated. I'll be the first to admit it was starting to look run down and abandoned here.

It's kind of crazy that I waited so long to post.  Okay not crazy, but after posting at least once a week for over 4 years it felt like an eternity.  It's weird how quickly it can all slip away when  your priorities change.  I nearly even forgot how to start a new post.  Then, unless I was just imagining things,  when I figured it out and opened up the 'New Post' window I'm pretty sure I startled a couple of squatters here.  They proceeded to high tail it out, leaving a pile of dirty blankets at the bottom of the page, a few crumpled papers that appears to have been written in Russian, and a really peculiar smell.

This hiatus was not planned either.  I'm not one of those bloggers who has his schedule planned out perfectly, meaning there was not a announcement post letting everyone know that I was taking a month off.  In retrospect hat might have been a good idea.  But, in reality, every time I went to write something, the inspiration just wasn't there.  It became worse than writers block, in that I didn't even get to the point of writing.

It's not like I didn't have anything to write about.  There were plenty of things I didn't write about in the past month.  Like my 2 WEEK stint on Jury Duty.  That's right, I was that guy.  You know, the working stiff who finds himself stuck on a jury, trying to catch up on work with the jury room WiFi during legal wranglings.

The civil case involved a boy and his single mom suing a school after he put a drill press through the palm of his hand.  He claimed it was due to negligence on the part of the school, but turns out he was messing around and stuck his hand right into it.  Although I could empathize with the mom and wanting financial security for her son, there wasn't a lot of honesty in their claims.We found for the school.  I was even voted the foreman.

I could have also wrote about our trip to the farm to celebrate Lukas' 5th birthday.  Or our recent viewing of the Blue Angels air show, which was amazing.  Maybe even the fun we had at our local street fair, or parade complete with a ship full of Pirates blowing off an awfully loud cannon! 

I could have written about a couple of our family bike rides, one where Lukas biked nearly 10 miles on his new 16" bike (which I could have also written about!)

A couple of things I didn't write about but probably still will, are the time Lukas got to meet some real Astronauts, and also the final chapter in our hard wrought decision on whether to Red Shirt Lukas for kindergarten this year.  Another post might even revolve around the disappointing circumstances which finally helped us decide.

But those are topics for another day.  One hopefully not too far in the future because thankfully with that last post I am feeling a bit like my old bloggy self again.  I doubt that this means that I will be back to a semblance of my old posting schedule, but I hope to not leave month long gaps in my timeline either.

Besides, I need to guard this place in case lest those squatters come back.


Jack said...

Sounds like you have plenty of blog fodder to share when you are ready.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Thanks Jack. I sure do. Just prioritizing enough time will be the key. And being efficient. Thanks for stopping by.

daniel said...

Sometimes I wonder if we put too much on twitter and not enough in our blogs.

momnextdoor said...

It's seems like every blogger has slacked off this summer, me included so you are in fine company. :-)

Glad those squatters didn't give you any trouble!

Looking forward to hearing about all those blog worthy events!

Diplo_Daddy said...

No big deal, James. I’ve been on vacation for the past three weeks (Disney central), and have had plenty of stories to write about, but didn’t. I made a decision not to bother with blogging—okay, I posted twice, compared to my normal five to six times per week schedule.

Give yourself time. You’ll soon regain your knack for story-telling.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@daniel - I know I have spent too much time using that equation of late. Time to turn it around.

@momnextdoor - What? It's not only me? Good to know I am not the only one to practically abandon his blog recently.

@Diplo_Daddy - I am getting back to it slowly but surely. Not sure I will ever get to multiple times a week again though. Thanks for sticking around.