Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A dry spell.

Have you ever reached that place where you just run out of things to blog about?
I can't look at another paintbrush for a while.
I'm definitely NOT in a crafty mood.
It's enough for me to just keep things picked up, let alone do a major re-decorating "thing".
 When I work until seven, I'm not in the mood to do a whole lot after I get home and finish supper. I sit on the dock....and sit...and sit.

 How do you guys do it????!!!!! How do you find the energy to re-do rooms that don't look like they need re-doing?  I must be lazy. Because I don't want to start on any projects for a while. I've painted everything paintable. I re-arranged furniture so many times, if I walk into a room in the dark, I can't remember where exactly the furniture might be.

 My cupboards and hutches are so full, I fear the floor beneath them might give away. I do not have room for another thing. Except for the cute little ironstone pitcher I found at the thrift store today. Seriously....My house looks like a flea market!!!!!!

The proof is in these pictures. I took a picture of a mooring for goodness sakes!!! Who does that???!!!
And wind chimes!!! I do love these tho. A lady makes these out of clay, then fires them. They make the most beautiful sounds when the wind causes them to clink into each other. The bottom piece is a large thin shell. I love sleeping on the sun porch and listening to the chimes as I slowly drift off to la-la-land.
Anyway...I hope you are doing something exciting, or accomplishing some project, or doing anything interesting that might make a nice post for others to read.
I hate dry spells.
Astalavista baby!!!


  1. Hi Debbie,
    I have been feeling the same way lately. I think it's the summer heat! I think I've shown everything in my house and more. I think I've taken pictures of everything that I think others might like and right now I'm hitting the dry spell. So, you aren't in the boat alone! LOL!

    I enjoyed reading your post. I just know you'll have something good soon.


  2. It has been so hot here that I'm not getting much done either (that's my excuse anyways.) I love your mooring photo, if it were mine I would frame it. I waited 10 months looking forward to getting tons of projects done this summer, but not so much is getting done (funds and enthusiasm.) That's okay though. I'm enjoying some free time at least.

  3. Gee, I just posted about the weather today... You're certainly not alone:@) Enjoy sitting on the dock Debbie, it's beautiful!

  4. I take extra pictuea and do some post days ahead, I work till late and I do well to read other blogs when i get home. But for not having thing to post about it was a great post!!!!

  5. Okay, I actually like the picture of the mooring! If you are out of projects and need something to do, come on down to Florida! I have a whole house that needs to be done! I know what you mean about dry spells though and get them sometimes. I envy you your dock and being able to chill out like that after work.

    I enjoyed your post!


  6. I have dry spells all the time and my house is in shambles. There is so much stuff piled everywhere that I usually go into one fit a day about it, I never used to let this happen. I can't find anything when I need it. I have orders to fill and I don't feel like it most of the time and that's where my thrifting money comes from. You are not alone!!!! You are not lazy!!! I don't know how they do it either, I can't keep my house nice, work on my projects and do my real work let alone cook!
    If I had a dock on a lake that is exactly where I would be every day! As far as I'm concerned sitting on that dock is more important than re-doing a room! Enjoy your evenings on the lake as much as possible.

  7. I know exactly what you mean, Debbie! After not blogging for over a week, I got home and thought "I know I need to do a blog post, but what the heck am I gonna write about?!" Something eventually hits me, but I can't help but feeling envious when I read other blogs, whose photos look straight out of a magazine!!! Hope you are having a great week:)

  8. Very funny. And yes - I totally know what you mean. I am going in and out of a dry spell now. I don't show much of my house...but I am thinking the same thing as you. How many seashell things I can post about. I am taking a slow break. I am still posting and reading blogs...but not as feverishly as I was. I am slowing down on I don't burn out. Because I do love the blogging...I just need to slow down a bit. I got a chuckle out of this post - because your right...I often wonder - how can these folks keep on redoing the same rooms over and over again. That would get old...and my husband would get so irritated!

  9. Hi Debbie,
    I think that we all get dry spells...I know that I do and sometimes I can't figure out what to blog about. So...I say just enjoy the time sitting on the dock and enjoying your beautiful surroundings at your lakehouse. Wish I could be sitting there too...but I have to get busy and make things for my Fall show that is in 8 weeks.

  10. Yep! Almost every day these days. I blame it on the heat. Don't want to go anywhere or do anything. Too hot to think or have much fun. BAH!

    In winter I whined and now it's summer and I whine. Sometimes I feel like I'm NEVAHHHH happy! Bah! Maybe I can blog about THAT!


  11. Debbie, I looove your honesty! A few weeks ago, you put into words what I'd been thinking about. It was about the bigger, well known blogs...I realize quite a few of them repost pictures, and several show a pic of the same thing, from all angles ...and just talk about their day etc.. So today, when I came to see what you were up too, I had to chuckle. I'm lucky if I post once a week. I thought when I was on summer break, I'd be posting every other day or so...but, like you, I've just run out of things that seem blog worthy. However, after seeing the picture you posted, of the mooring, I realized how unique it is, and blog worthy. Because now, I'm enjoying visions of you relaxing on the dock after a day at work, and that sounds divine to me. I can almost hear the lapping water, chimes, and see the shadows on the lake...awwww, thanks again, for such a lovely post! Hugs,(yet another)Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  12. I totally understand! I think we all got through it, dry spells that is. I haven't picked up a paint brush in quite some time. I hope I get the urge soon! I have things going on in my head, just need to do them!
    ps. I love that shot of the mooring!

  13. Hi Sweet Debbie! First let me say...I LOVE the photo of the mooring! It has a great industrial feel!

    Secondly...embrace your dry spell!!! Take time to be still and be refreshed, and before you know it those creative juices will be flowing like a broken dam!! Everyone needs to step away every now and again. I've noticed that a lot of bigger bloggers all of a sudden decide they want to be done with blogging and just quit! I think life is all about balance, and when it starts getting a little off kilter here or there, we need to sit back for a bit and regroup and be sure of why we are doing what we are doing!! I don't grapple with dry spells any more! I use them to my advantage and squeeze every drop of joy I can out of them, and come back stronger than before! I love that saying
    "I can do anything...but I can't do everything!"

    Hugs and love to you!
    You are one talented lady, and I really enjoy my visits here!!!