Rambling My Way Out of BFD {Bloggy Funk Denial}

I hate to think I'm in a bloggy funk. I don't think I am. Even though I haven't posted in almost a week and today I stared at the blinking cursor for several minutes before I started typing, surely that doesn't mean I'm in a bloggy funk, right?

I don't even know what the point of this post will be, but no, I'm not in a bloggy funk. No sir. UH-uh.

Right now our summer is drifting merrily along, one day blending into the next. A little bit of this and that, nothing really standing out. Swimming. Playing. Reading*. Movie watching**. Exercising***. Getting ready for VBS next week.

You know, the usual summer stuff, just not necessarily blog worthy stuff. But, hey, no bloggy funk happening here. Nope.

Obviously I have a case of bloggy funk denial. Is there a Px for that?

Since nothing else is really happening I thought I'd talk more about my asterisks from above. (Isn't that a funny little word? Asterisk.)

*Reading: I've a had stronger case of bibliophilia lately and have been gleefully working my way through my current stack of books. Now that Annelise can swim on her own it's like a whole new world has opened up for me. She can swim and I can lounge around reading. It's a huge win-win.
Here are a few I've recently enjoyed: Prep by Curtis Settinfield, Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian (WWII Holocaust drama), Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (what a HOOT) and Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin (this is book one in a three book series, yet they seem to stand alone. I'm enjoying the second one, Fire by Night now.) I also read A Passage to India by E.M. Forster, but I'm not sure what I think of it. I mean, it was good, but I'm not sure I really got his overall message.

**Movie Watching: I recently went on a bit of an India kick and watched A Passage to India and Gandhi (I remember watching this in a high school history class, yet recalled virtually nothing. Typical. I LOVED it as an adult.) Scott and I watched a PPV movie, Defiance with Daniel Craig. We both really liked it. It was about three brothers that organized a camp in the Russian forests for Jewish refugees during WWII. Some rough parts, but overall very, very good. Annelise and I watched Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl. I thought it was quite good, Annelise liked it too. I also finally broke down and watched Twilight. Yes, I did. I tried to suspend disbelief and think like a teenager. It was okay. I'm not sure Robert Pattinson is the Edward I had in mind. I kept staring at his hair. He didn't exude the charisma and simmering strength I imagined Edward would have. Then there were the effects. A little cheesy. And Bella still annoyed me. I did like the music, if that counts. So, it was an EH with a shoulder shrug.

***Exercising: Getting a little more running in (WooHoo) while trying not to dissolve completely in a puddle of sweat. Working on Phase 2 of P90X. Two new workouts, Chest/Shoulders/Triceps and Back & Biceps are added in this phase. What can I say? I'm a little bit stronger, have a little bit more endurance. I still modify most of the push ups and all of the pull ups. Oh...and I totally collapsed on my first one arm push up. Guess what though? Ab Ripper X is much more do-able (WooHoo) and almost enjoyable. Almost. So...um, yeah, there is progress slowly happening.

Are you in bloggy funk denial too? What are you reading this summer? Have you seen any of those movies?


  1. Should I know what VBS is? I'm drawing a blank, but that could be because I'm sleep deprived right now, aargh!

    This post is full of good stuff, so apparently you just haven't felt like blogging. It's a bummer when the blogging funk sets in, but you do what you gotta do. Of course, I'd prefer that you push through it and blog more (as a natural remedy of course) but no pressure.

    It's glorious when kids can play alone in the pool! I took mine to the pool late yesterday afternoon and didn't even end up having to get in because I found some shade and had my book. I had a "this is bliss" moment.

  2. Holly~i am in bloggy funk denial also! I try to post every once in a while so people will keep reading! haha I've tried to get into the reading groove but alas that hasn't happened yet either! I haven't seen any of the movies you've posted but I plan on watching Twilight this week. I've seen 3 movies this week, 7 pounds, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, & My Sister's Keeper~

    We are in the same boat busy but nothing really blog worthy! hum....

  3. Jill: Sorry, VBS is Vacation Bible School. We'll have that four mornings next week at our church.

    I definitely don't want to quit blogging--EVER. I get kind of discouraged when it seems people are more into Facebook or Twitter and let their blogs go or stop reading blogs--ya know? Don't want to let that happen!

    Autumn: Hope you like Twilight. I want to see Benj. Button too.

  4. I love books. Right now I'm reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb and I am loving it. I recently read The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase and it was also good, a nice summer read.

    I watched Twilight and pretty much laughed at it, it was so poorly done. I hope the second one improves. I enjoyed the books very much though. I will put Defiance in my Netflix list. Have you seen Gran Torino? If not, get it quick! It is excellent. By far the best movie I have seen this year.

  5. A few things:

    1. You are spot on with the Twilight assessment. It is a big, disappointing EH. He is not, nor will he ever be, Edward.

    2. Defiance was AWESOME. Loved it and cannot wait for it to be on t.v. so my boys can see it. I think the story is so inspiring.

    3. Am totally unmotivated to do strength training and am waiting for you to show your post-P90X body pics so I can get inspired again.

    4. I think that is all.

    Happy summer, friend.

  6. I think I am always game for posting but I just don't seem to get the chance to be at the computer! I just checked my e-mail the other night...it was the first time since EARLY JUNE!!!

    I do hope everyone continues to blog- I think I would miss out on so much!

  7. I'm dreaming of the day when I can lounge poolside while the children play. I still have a few more years of "in the water" though.

    I just finished reading "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See, and really enjoyed it.

  8. Nicole: We haven't seen Gran Torino, but have heard all the raves. I sure do like Clint.

    Laura: Hope you get to the lounge phase soon. :) Shanghai Girls is on my to-read list, glad to hear you liked it.

    Christie: I had a feeling you saw Defiance, since Daniel is your boyfriend and all. :) He was quite rugged and dreamy, even with a Russian accent.

  9. I am laughing (in a nice way) that Jill wants to know what vacation Bible School is. ;)

    I HATED the movie Twilight but Kim liked it. Go figure.

    I started reading The Soloist today on my Kindle. Yesterday I finished Born To Run on my Kindle. (Not that I run or anything.) The Help is probably the best book I've read this summer so far.

  10. Natasha: I guess you like your Kindle--that's great! I worry I'd miss the feel and weight of a book.

    I agree about The Help. It was FANTASTIC and I highly recommend it as well. The author got the voices just right.

  11. Holly, I love, love, love my Kindle! I have read about 10 to 15 books on it so far. The 1st book I read on it felt awkward. Now it's a breeze and I much prefer it to library books (except that library books are FREE.) The only thing I do not like using the Kindle for is 'work" books. I ordered a psychotherapy treatment planner on it and it's not really conducive to assisting with oulining a mental health treatment plan.

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