Thursday, March 22, 2012

Read Between The Lines

Awhile back, I received an e-mail from a reader in which she asked, "How do you find the energy to DO all that stuff?!"

Hm. I hope that my posts don't lead y'all to think that I'm an Energizer Bunny over here just hopping from one place to the next, because nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality of things is this: Yep. I do lots and lots of things, and I take zillions of pictures on my adventures, and write a great deal about everything that happens.

But when you read posts which are basically a few pictures with a sentence or two; or I yoink someone else's clever or insightful post or picture (like this one that someone sent me via Facebook):

....or are copy and paste versions of some recent study with very little of my interpretations; this should tell you something.

It means that I don't have the energy to do anything else. I'm probably propped up in bed with my laptop on my knees and the schnauzers wedged in next to me as I rest for days and days. You may notice that these skimpy posts appear with regularity after I have a period of increased activity, such as a trip to the coast, for example. After which I spend two days doing nothing but posting pictures because I'm cashed out on the couch or zonked in my beddy-bye.

It's a secret code. And now you know the rest of the story.


Unknown said...

I hear that question a lot, and I always think, "Oh, if only you could see me at the END of the day!"

Rest up and take care of yourself!

Leslie at SugarAndSpiceADK. said...

I get that a lot, too, Julia--we bloggers like to LOOK busy and productive all the time, don't we? Otherwise, our blogs might be a tad boring....thanks for bringing this up!

Blogger Mama said...

Amen sister! Those tricks of the trade are awesome! :o)

Kelly said...

Why do so many of us seem to follow the "push on 'til you crash, worry about recovery later" plan?

This is how I got where I am tonight, staring at the screen trying to make sense of what I'm reading and writing, eyes burning, everything aching, too tired even to get up out of my chair and go to bed. A perfect Sjoggie storm.

I should have known it was coming when I got an hour away from home this morning on my way to the Sewing and Craft show with a friend and discovered I'd left my cell phone and wallet behind at home. But I had my eyedrops, hard candies, gum and free tickets to the show and was wearing comfortable shoes so all was not lost, right?

What I should have been thinking was: Brain fog alert, crash likely to follow shortly, sleep as soon as you can, as much as you can!

'Night all!

Omgrrrl said...

I think (from reading your blog and watching my mother deal with Sjogrens) that one of the hardest things to deal with is the will to do "too much" with a body that simply can't at any particular moment. Thank you for doing what you can when you can and inspiring understanding in those who read your posts.