Monday, January 30, 2006

DRIED UP (in more ways than one)

(My Favorite Picture from Jamaica)

For the first time since beginning to journal on line, I feel like I have dried up. I have spent over two years babbling about everything from High School to Ireland and then back again.

I think my inspiration sprang from my surroundings in Kentucky. There was always something available to spark a memory or throw my mind into thinking mode. Every road, every corner, every season, a song, people, weather, cemeteries, could open the creative doors. There seems to be nothing around to prod me into writing an ingenious entry!!

I have only written five pieces this month!!! Five!!! (this makes six). And I just got back from a vacation! And I almost have nothing to say about it. Incredible. I can't figure out what is wrong with me.

The upside has been that I am reading books again.

My long lost buddy emailed me this week end. I am so looking forward to seeing her in person soon. Though neither one of us has broached the subject as of yet, I know it is just around the corner.

It has sent me into a tailspin! I wonder if she could even recognize me now that I am well into middle age. The last time she saw me I was a smug skinny 30 year old. I am no longer smug nor skinny. I made an emergency visit to the drug store to stock up on miracle moisturizer and hair color.

I began a diet this morning! So far, so good.

I am about to commit to running the Triple Crown in Louisville beginning in Mid-March. I just need to check the dates to ensure there is not a conflict with The Saw Doctor concert in Cleveland on the 17th. My knee seems to have healed up nicely, time to tear it up again.

I figure that in six weeks, I should be ready to see her again. I will plan it so that I can saw breathlessly, "I just finished the 5K and was XXXXX in my age group."

Then she can say, "What a coincidence, I just turned down my XXXXX proposal of marriage."

It will be just like old times.


suzypwr said...

I didn't get a picture of my favorite view in Jamaica - one time when we walked off the cruise ship, we walked over a bridge above a small river. Below, I could see a young man taking a bath in the river. I cannot remember now if there was a small waterfall or not - he was naked, which distracted me from seeing much else, lol. I wondered if it was a photo shoot for a magazine, because he certainly could have been a model. He was one of the most beautiful men I ever saw.

The reunion with your friend will give you much fodder, I think! It will be so exciting to see her, catch up, and relive all the memories you retravel :)


sunnyside46 said...

you are just cooking up some fantastic tale in your subconsious.
yeah, nothing like seeing an old friend to start self-improvement binges!

nellemclaughlin said...

The Saw Doctors are great. I have kept in constant touch with my best friend from grade school. She has married twice: both millionaires. We have little in common. She has never worked a DAY and her life now is a perpetual vacation while I struggle to have life's necessities at times. Still, the history and emotional ties are with us and we manage to connect with each other in a way that no one else can. We have had a few minor tifts here and there but nothing major. I hope your reunion will be wonderful.

tc01hm said...

I like the photo too, a very fun candid.
Good luck with the ambitious rejuvenation!

ksquester said...

Go have a great time and then tell us EVERYTHING!  Anne

yakima127 said...

That is a great picture!
I love to read anything you write.  Dry or not!  Let me know how the reunion with your friend goes...JAE

mavarin said...

Nobody's inspired ALL the time, and this was an interesting entry anyway.  I'm sure you'll have more to say soon.  - Karen

mtrib2 said...

Reading is the greatest way to unblock a mental wall.   Take it careful on the run as you could really do some damage to your knee.    I know, but mine were injured, and they are both replaced.   I love to walk.    mark

readmereadyou said...

Seems like you feel a bit like I did some months back and that's the need to live more and write less. Nothing wrong with that. I only put an entry in now if I feel very strongly about something.....even if the world can't figure out why. : )

PS....I love the photo here. It's warm. : )

randlprysock said...

Very nice to get a chance to stop by your blog.  I have been so behind on my alerts.  Goodness, actually I was buried.  Lol.  I know what you mean about inspiration for writing.  Have been having a bit of trouble myself.  I write anyways even though it's just about my boring little world.  Kentucky is a beautiful place.  I can see why you had inspiration there.  I missed the Irish entries and the highschool entries.  It's been crazy lately.  No recent proposals of marriage to boast of but then I'm a married mommy and can't imagine boasting of anything but all the work I have to do.  Hugs,

dcmeyer420 said...

Love the photo. Hopefully, you are just suffering from temporary writer's block because I will miss reading your entries.  

boiseladie said...

I agree... that is a beautiful photo!

deabvt said...

Wonderful Photo.

sonensmilinmon said...

I love the photograph and I can easily see why it's a favorite of yours.  As for the lack of journaling - I've been in the same boat.  Not due to a move.  I think, it's been just getting out or even staying and returning to some of my other loves.  Such as reading books. :-)  Don't give up the journal, I enjoy reading about your trips and everything else in between!


oceanmrc said...

Nice photo!

jayveeconcerto said...

Writer's block? Naw, you'll never be "dried up", Mary! After blog babbling for a long time, I ,too, feel like I've said it all. My entries are getting stale......