On My Mind

This is me… trying to figure out what to write about today.

Here I am at 9:57 pm with no blog post to show for it. I’ve been thinking about what to write all day and while several ideas came to mind, I promptly dismissed them. As a writer, some days are better than others. Today is just not my day.

I tried all of my old tricks to find inspiration. I looked through some magazines and lists of prompts, but nothing spoke to me. I watched the news for a few minutes and since it’s all so depressing, I turned it off. Feeling anxious now about my blog and today’s news, I sat outside with my dog and waited for a topic to magically come to me. My plan was to run inside and turn on my laptop as soon as the mood struck me.

But, it never did.

Finally, I went on Facebook and found the question it asks all of us – what’s on your mind? Well, that I can answer. Here we go:

  • I can’t wait to visit my daughter at college next weekend. We are dropping off her fall sweaters that made no sense to pack back in August. It’s been two months since I’ve seen her. Time to put together a good Fall care package!
  • Our son turns 17 this month. He is so grown up now and finally acting like a total teenager. He has that awesome sense of humor, wry smile, and the messiest room that all reminds me how much I’m going to miss him when he goes away to college. That reminds me – I have to call his SAT tutor tomorrow.
  • Donald Trump is a narcissistic idiot. Did he not get enough love and attention from the doctors and nurses at Walter Reed. Did he need to pull a publicity stunt just to see his fan club? He has COVID for G-d sake! As my sister-in-law brilliantly put it, he’s in a hospital, not a hotel. Whose bright idea was it to risk people’s lives so he could take a joy ride? Where the fuck are the grownups? Just when you thought you’ve seen it all. I’m exasperated. End rant.

Now for the lightning round of random thoughts.

  • I loved Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last night.
  • I haven’t done a jigsaw puzzle in quite a while. Maybe I’ll start one this week.
  • I finished binge-watching seven seasons of West Wing. What should my next show be?
  • Subscribing to different things gets incredibly expensive. You don’t think about it when you sign up but then it all starts to add it. Time to start canceling some of them starting with Disney Plus. I saw Hamilton. I’m good now.

I think that’s plenty. 10:26 pm and 466 words. Good night!

5 comments on On My Mind

  1. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA
    October 4, 2020 at 11:55 pm (4 months ago)

    Your dilemna is why I write whenever the urge obtains. I may have 10, 20, or even 30 posts in the queue. Which lets me decide on the day they are to appear- Nope, this one is not quite good enough. Letting me kill it and choose another.
    Which means that while I may write two, three, or even four posts in a single day- sometimes, nothing quite makes the grade.

  2. Florence Callender
    October 5, 2020 at 12:24 am (4 months ago)

    “What’s on your mind” is as good a writing prompt as any. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think I visited my daughter the month after dropping her off at her college. Things around the house are very different when your children go off to college. I seemed to have lost some of my motivation for doing things. With time, however, I found novel ways of filling my days and nights.

  3. Alice Gerard
    October 5, 2020 at 12:35 am (4 months ago)

    This is a great blog post. It’s nice and fresh and lively. And yes, Donald Trump is a narcissistic idiot. As long as he gets attention, he’s a happy camper. I grew tired of his act a long time ago. He can go away. He’s orange, but he’s not as much fun as pumpkins. Which reminds me. My blog post is about pumpkins. Life is definitely better with pumpkins in it.

  4. Nona
    October 5, 2020 at 11:16 am (4 months ago)

    I didn’t get my post done until 1am. Like you I was having trouble finding any inspiration.

    Your mind seems to be full of an eclectic collection of thoughts and emotions. I hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter!

  5. beth
    October 5, 2020 at 2:21 pm (4 months ago)

    Yep I get it. I have been struggling with my thoughts. I have so much work to do but can’t target what to do next. Hate when that happens!


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