At some point this month, I have been blogging for two years now. I noticed on my stats page, that I have published just over 500 posts. In fact, because I was curious, I found that my 500th post involved a random list featuring potty training and PMS.
Last year, I threw myself a big blogoversary party. This year, the date slipped by, unnoticed.
And I find myself in the middle of a great big old blogging slump. It’s not that these people that I live with aren’t providing me with material. Believe me, they are. I just can’t seem to find the humor in all the carnage.
I’m sure I will. Not to worry.
And this may have quite a bit to do with the fact that I’m awfully preoccupied with ALL THE FREAKING OUT that I’m doing about the talk I’m going to give Saturday on Used Curriculum for the Heart of the Matter Virtual Conference.
It starts tomorrow, and I can’t even listen in because I don’t have Windows. To, you know, steal material gain useful knowledge so that I might feel like I know what I’m doing.
I was very excited to get my headset and microphone. I felt just like Lily Tomlin on Laugh In, when she played Ernestine, the telephone operator. I may have even snorted. Which, if you listen in and I snort, I’m just channeling Ernestine.
So, I’ve been able to rehearse. And I’ve come to two conclusions. A) I’m considerably more comfortable hiding behind my keyboard, and 2) I’m boring.
Since I’m in need of Windows, to do the actual talk, I’ll be heading over to my in-laws on Saturday. And I’m comforted by the fact that my MIL has a stash of Port Wine in her pantry. The kind you unscrew.
I love visiting my MIL. We’re the only two in the entire family who appreciate a six dollar bottle of fine Port Wine.
So, I’m hoping that a glass or 4 will take care of my nerves. And that whole “Oh dear Lord, I’m going to make these people want to stick knives in their ears” issue.
If I’m a little light on posting this week, just know that I’m having a nervous breakdown. And I’ll be back in the saddle after the weekend.
Here’s mud in your eye ears. 🙂