Monday, August 13, 2007

I am not myself these days

Did you have an Etch-a-Sketch as a kid? Do you remember doodling away, drawing line after line and jagged curve after curve through the grainy silver and then shaking it to start all over again?

That's what it feels like in my brain right now. I keep turning the knobs and winding the lines into a bigger and bigger mess, and much as I want to pick the slate up and shake it clean, I don't seem able to do that.

This too shall pass. I know this. But right now, the ball of negative thoughts swirling in my head is something best left to old-fashioned private journaling, not typing out in a forum where I can't take it back. So while I'm not on an "official" blog-break like so many other people these days, I also don't have much to amuse you with right now. Perhaps I'll get to a book report this week, but other than that... I'll see you when I'm feeling sunnier.

Peace out.

15 comments:

3carnations said...

Feel better. I'm not in a funk; I just haven't had much to say. Come and go as you please. :)

Noelle said...

Feel better! Except for what I wrote today, I'm all about making my blog an outlet of my sunnier side, and keeping the personal trauma to a minimum. Hope you come back soon!

lizgwiz said...

It's August, I tell you. The sucky hell of August. Really, there's a reason why Congress packs up and goes home, and all of Europe closes down. Apparently the blogosphere is not immune.

-R- said...

That's funny that we both decided to take a break on the same day. Sorry you're feeling negative! I am kind of the same way right now, so I think it's best to just take time off and come back. Not a big deal. Maybe we should set up a drinking contest between you (representing WI) and H (representing MN), and then we could blog about that. =)

L Sass said...

Enjoy your unofficial break... but do come back and tell us how you like Calamity Physics!!!

nabbalicious said...

Meep. Feel better!

Whiskeymarie said...

I hear ya'.
See you when you get back from your mental vacation...

Paisley said...

We should come up with a name for this blogisease. Everyone seems to get it.

I heart you. Write when you please. I'll be reading you always.

I am a much better reader than commenter or poster.

The Other Girl said...

We'll miss you, but take your time. Everyone deserves a good blue funk once in a while. (Even so, I hope you're feeling happier soon!)

Poppy Cede said...

Sorry, Stef. Feel better soon. (Stupid summer!)

nancypearlwannabe said...

It's totally the summer malaise. Hope you're feeling sunnier soon!

metalia said...

Feel better, Stefanie! We'll be here when you come back. :)

Monkey said...

I echo the sentiment- hope you can yoga, chocolate, drink, laugh, etc yourself back to yourself soon.
Sunny smiles being sent your way

abbersnail said...

We'll miss you, but I totally get this. Feel better!

guinness girl said...

Big hugs to you, my friend. xoxoxo