It’s not that I don’t have things to write about. It’s not even that I don’t have the time…. Okay, well time is limited right now. But I’m just not motivated to write. I have a two book reviews I need to post, a book I need to finish reading before I can write a review, letters to friends, ideas for writing, a blog post on haying season, pictures….. The list goes on and on.
But right now about all I’m interested in doing is daydreaming and reading. I haven’t even written much of anything. Okay, that’s not true. I did write a poem just this last week titled “Elephants”. I should type it up and share it because I’m kind of proud of how it turned out.
I have been dabbling in a new piece of fiction which was inspired by ASMR and The French Whisperer over on Youtube. I seriously suggest if you are interested in ASMR to check his channel out. The tingles this guy can put up my spine….. Whew! Magic. Puts me to sleep every time I listen to him at night. Recently I listened to his take on the History of the Palace of Versailles. That was really interesting for one, and really relaxing for another. And I’m going off on a different tangent.
My reading has consisted of a bit of poetry; Rumi, Billy Collins, Rilke; an Emilie Loring, a few random fiction books, and the desire to read A Farewell to Arms and The Great Gatsby. I have failed to finish anything nor get very far in anything.
One major reason for all this lack of motivation is right now the farming is in full swing. What with watering, picking, and the heat….. well there isn’t a lot of down time. I am getting to the point of the season where I can spend two to three hours picking blueberries. Not to mention a few hours watering, oh and I cook two meals a day and do the laundry and pick up the house… Okay the house is kind of a joke right now. There is way too much dust in all spots and I would NOT want anyone to come over. Some places make me want to scream.
California is in a serious drought so watering is a conscious effort to not waste water. Lawns? Pshaw! Those are going by the wayside except for where there are fruit trees because anyone who knows anything about gardening knows that fruit tree roots extend beyond what you think. So the lawn around the trees gets watered. And because this is a very dry year, the spider mites have set in. On the positive side of things, the spider mites are the reason we have had burnt looking leaves on several plants for several years. One would think it would be crazy to say that was a positive thing, but now I know that it wasn’t my fault in how I watered. Okay, indirectly it was because lack of water leads to the mites coming in, but it wasn’t like I wasn’t watering good enough, it was more that it wasn’t quite enough to deal with the infestation.
So, as you can see, it’s rather busy. I hope to get a book review for a Christian romance up this week. And also Persephone Books let me read their book The Homemaker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Marvelous book. I have been a bit behind with getting that review written as well. And lastly, my post on haying season with pictures…..
So, hopefully soon this blog will be back into ship shape…. Excluding my random pages that need a serious updating.
I need a maid.
Le sigh, as Jules says.