A Writing Slump

It seems like I have been in a writing slump lately. I don’t really know why. There has certainly been enough going on- back to school, wedding plans underway for my daughter, my daughter getting her first job, my great-nephew’s birthday, going to movies and dinner with my sister- lots of good things happening, lots I could write about. Maybe it was the effect of the hot, steamy weather. But we’ve had a few gorgeous days- still warm and sunny, but not so humid- that should wipe out the weather theory. So today I am just going to try to capture some random thoughts. I don’t want another week to go by without writing on Tuesday.

I’m happy to be back at school. Love being with the kids. But it seems exhausting, trying to get back into the routine.

My daughter and one of her bridesmaids went shopping, bought some flowers on clearance, and made bridesmaids bouquets, very pretty, for less than $40!

The bride and groom went to a bakery for cake-tasting and decided on the cake they want.

After her first day of training for her new job, my daughter is excited about her co-workers and job.

I found a cute pair of scissors made to look like the Eiffel Tower to include along with the bridal shower gift. (My daughter dreams of going to Paris someday.)

Simone Biles was so amazing at the Olympics, as well as Michael Phelps. The Olympics always provides so many great stories.

Praying for my friend battling cancer. At her last treatment, she began having a reaction to the drug which so far had the cancer in retreat (for the third time). She wants so badly to be able to finish the course of treatment. She has a couple more cycles to go.

My almost 11 year old nephew talks about the things he prays for. Isn’t that something?!

Trying to get a group of third graders all started on a computer program is trying.

I got four summer dresses, all the same style as one I already had, just different colors, and I have enjoyed the ease of dressing for school.

Last time I got my hair cut, the stylist said I should use “purple shampoo.” I found some to try.

Florence Foster Jenkins was a kind of odd movie. Meryl Streep is a great actress, though.

It was sunny and breezy Sunday. I loved the sunlight filtering through the leaves as they rippled in the wind, and the contrast of blue sky and green trees.

During the hot and humid weather, we had an unexpected thunderstorm right at dismissal one day. Lightning struck on the parking lot as kids and teachers were heading out to the busses. There was a huge boom and inside the lights all went out for a few seconds and then came back on. Kids were screaming. It was scary. Several people closest to it felt it, but no one actually was struck by lightning. It could have been a tragedy. We were spared.

I think I’ll stop by for a bowl of my favorite Mexican chicken and rice soup with avocado on the way home.

So you see, I really do have a lot to write about. Hope the slump is over!

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9 Responses to A Writing Slump

  1. elsie says:

    Every single snippet is a story waiting to be told. Wow, that lightning would be really scary! Glad no one was hurt. I hope you enjoyed you bowl of soup. That sounds really good right now. Keep writing!

  2. Jaana says:

    So many stories! I wanted to hear more about so many of them!! I’m still curious what a “purple shampoo” is.

  3. arjeha says:

    I definitely agree with elsie. Each one of these is a story unto itself. I think your writer’s block is gone.

  4. Lori Sheroan says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed these snippets from your world! I can’t wait to read more about each one of them!!!

  5. Ramona says:

    Loved catching up with you through this snippet eye view! Eiffel Tower scissors and someday she’ll make it to Paris! I agree with you about the movie, but I guess it’s based on a real person. Hard to believe. I love this sentence about Sunday: “I loved the sunlight filtering through the leaves as they rippled in the wind, and the contrast of blue sky and green trees.” Welcome back!

  6. Adrienne says:

    It looks to me as though you’ve generated a great list of ideas that might spark another piece later.

  7. Those are wonderful things to write about. I know what you mean about a writing slump !

  8. These are wonderful little snippets of your life during your “slump.” It is clear that you’ve been busy, busy, busy gathering small moments that could become bigger writing for you once life settles down. Scary story about the lightning!

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