Saturday, January 30, 2010

Blog Rut & January Recap

I am in a blog rut.

I love blogging. If a day goes by that I don't have a single second to blog I don't feel pressure that I need to post, but I do feel mad that I didn't have that time to relax and do some blogging. I love reading all of your blogs and getting new eating and work out ideas, and just learning more about other people and other parts of the world etc etc.

But for some reason, I am just in a rut right now. This week I have had a lot of writer's block moments. Then, I have had days where I've written almost a whole post and then just deleted it all. I am not sure why...

Has this ever happened to anyone? What did you do?

Luckily, a little writer's block can be solved with a fun January recap I am stealing from Lisa :)

January Re-Cap

Current Book(s):
I am reading The Girl Who Played With Fire, sequel to the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's really good but I haven't had enough time to read it the past couple of weeks!

Current Music:
Nothing in particular- have been listening to my workout playlist a lot haha.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
Definitely the Samoa's Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream. That stuff killed me last year and it's threatening to get me again. Also, a bit shame inducing is the fact that I buy small cups to control my portions and then pile the cup so high I might as well have just grabbed a giant bowl. Oops.

Current Colors:
green is my current color, pink is my always color

Current Obsessions:
Besides the ice cream?
My future Blackberry....

Current Drink:
Or maybe wine- I had this great red wine last weekend and I've sort of been wanting red wine ever since...weird, I hate red wine.

Current Song:
I am usually SUCH a music person and I am just drawing a blank right now. Must be the writer's block...

Current Movie:
I am not really one to have a current movie, but I have been watching movies more often lately which is a big step for me.

Current TV Shows:
I haven't been watching a lot of TV because of my lifting class being during prime TV time, but I still catch up on Desperate Housewives, House and some of American Idol (though I am not a fan of the auditions)

Current Wish-List:
-Spinning shoes/Cycling shoes (and yes I want one pair that works for both)
-The ability to run again without any knee pain

Current Needs:
-An easier and higher paying job...oh sorry, you said NEEDS:
-new running shoes (though I'm less than motivated since I can't run right now...)
-a trip to the grocery store
-to stop eating (does anyone else really have to drag themselves away from food after they have done a strength training work out...oh man!)

Current Triumph:
-Getting a good night sleep last night
-Strength training 3 x per week all through January
-Doing 120 minutes on the Elliptical every week during January

Current Bane of my Existence:
-Writer's Block
-Wedding Planning
-One particular person at my work who shall remain nameless

Current Goal:
Build muscle. Cut down ice cream consumption.

Current Indulgence:
I think it's clear it's ice cream right? Besides that maybe pleasure reading. I have been totally enjoying reading books for fun lately.

Current Blessings:
-A wonderful maid and matron of honor working hard to plan my bachelorette party.
-A wonderful family working hard to take away as many of my wedding responsibilities as possible.
-A wonderful class of kiddos at work this year. Sure they annoy me from time to time, but they are by far the best I've had yet. So I should never complain really...(but of course I do).

Current Slang or Saying:
I don't know- after New Year's I really wanted to pick up Caroline's "FALSE!" but it hasn't caught on yet...

Current (Fav) Outfit:
Anything with leggings.

Current Excitement:
-Getting a Blackberry in less than 1 week!
-Going out to dinner with Eric and Katie tonight!
-Is it too early to be excited about my bachelorette party in June? haha...okay fine, for now I'll be excited that a date change means that both Ash and Sarah will be able to come :)
-Trip to Arizona two weeks from tomorrow!
oh AND....
Look what arrived in the mail for me!!!!

Joy made it for me! The most amazing part? She knitted it WHILE on the stationary bike during the Bike Challenge I did in November & December! AMAZING. I can't even knit a hat period, forget while doing something else. Oh yeah, and did I mention it's pink and sparkly? yup...that's right, my FAVORITE combination. I love it, love it, love it. And, it's been keeping me warm since it's absolutely freezing in Boston right now. Oh yeah AND, it matches my pink Uggs. Thank you SO much Joy!

Current Mood:
A little blah actually, but clearly for no reason since I have so many blessings and things to be excited about...

Time to go change my attitude and run some errands with Eric. I actually enjoy running errands with Eric and it was one of the things I really missed when he was coaching football. Kinda silly, but hey.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I hope to have some good posts starting tomorrow :)


  1. I don't think my last comment came through :( I was in a major blog rut in December, partially because I have lost a lot of my readers! Travel helped a lot, so you will be blogging about AZ in no time!

  2. I know how you feel! Sometimes I even get with blogging. That's when I usually just close my laptop and skip it. Getting my Blackberry changed my life... It's a BAD addiction!

  3. ooooh I've never tried that ice cream before (maybe that's a good thing) :)

  4. I get writer's block too, and my posts can get boring. but no worries. Post whenever about whatever cuz it's still fun to read. I just wait it out and wait for my motivation to return. :)

    I liked reading your January recap!

  5. I'm new to blogging and I find sometimes I run out of things to talk about. It's nice to know I'm not alone and like a previous poster said, sometimes what we think is boring might not be to other readers out there! I love your blog!

  6. I'm with you on the ice cream ;-)

  7. Nice idea with the recap... when I get 'blocked' I tend to do a lot of tidbit posts with bullets, or things like "Three Things Thursday".

    The hat is so cute and too awesome that Joy made it while cycling!

  8. Thanks for stopping by! Ruts happen- it is okay :) I love your re-cap, great idea for a post!

  9. I think we all get runners block! I like your list though. I think we all need a high paying job...can't I just sleep all day and get paid? Ha. We should drink wine together. i like red you like white, everyone wins :D

  10. When I get writer's block I browse my news article feeds and read magazines to get inspired!

  11. Great solution to writer's block! I love reading these :)

    I love your triumphs. Definite accomplishments!

  12. I've totally been struggling with writing blog posts lately. I don't really have writers block per say, but I just don't feel like making the effort to blog. For now, I'm just going to blog when I feel like it and try not to feel pressured into doing it every day.

  13. I get in those blog funks sometimes too and I've TOTALLY done the thing where you write a whole post and then delete it. It'll pass. Just force yourself to blog or take a hiatus and get some guest bloggers for awhile!

    Love the hat!

  14. I think we all get into blog ruts from time to time. Don't fret. I do love this "current fav's" list. Mind if I steal it too for a January recap??? :) Also your fav colors, now and always, are my fave colors too. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend girl! Work that funk right out of your system!

  15. Definitely get blog ruts, mostly title ruts. And mostly time ruts where there's just not enough time to blog lol ah ice cream I cannot buy it because I just eat it and pile it high in a small bowl too! Have a nice weekend :)

  16. it sounds like you need a few nights off from blogging, girl! trust me -- I've been in "ruts" before.. but after a little time away I got excited to write posts again :) also, never force yourself to blog when you don't feel like it! recently I've only been posting about 3x's a week and it feels GOOD! your readers are always here when your ready to post :)

  17. Hey my friend, thanks for finding my blog and writer's block...I have the opposite. too MUCH to say and not enough time to say it well. And I find that blogging consumes my life if I let it so that's my work, finding my balance with it on that end of the spectrum. Just do whatever feels right for you!

  18. I really like the hat - it will look fabulous with your Uggs!

    It is totally not too early to get excited about your batchlorette party. You only do it once!

  19. I like running errands with Nick too! Grocery shopping can be a pain though, especially when he's hungry, he literally wants everything he sees.

    Sorry you are kind of "balh" right now, I have those days too. I also have writer's block days, and many times I've written a post and deleted it. I like what you did with this post though, a great way to let your creative side come out without doing much thinking. want a Blackberry, I see. I hope you get one soon! My iPhone is fantastic, BUT the reception is AWFUL. Nick has a Blackberry and never loses calls. I'm jealous.

    Have a great Sunday Kelly.

  20. I've had those posts where I'll write something and then just delete the whole thing. It happens but don't worry too much. Taking a few days off from your blog won't hurt too much! :)

  21. I always worry that I don't spend enough time commenting on other blogs. I worry about that more than I do writing my own posts. I think I feel like if I don't comment, no one will read mine anymore!

    I just borrowed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from a friend. Looking forward to reading it.

  22. For someone in a "rut" this is a pretty good post! I love the month recap!