No Post Today

It’s one of those days where my brain is largely not functioning.  I sat down at the computer an hour ago to write my weekly post and so far I’ve got nothing.

Heather just gave me permission not to write so that’s what I am going to do.

Just wanted to let you all know that I am not writing today.  In the past I’ve said that if I don’t write, I’d post a picture.  Sorry, don’t have any pictures to post.  Well, I could go out a take one but that would involve effort and Heather’s using the camera cable right now to download some pictures.

Yes, we only own one download cable but have two cameras.  I could take a picture on my iPhone and email it but that would take about 10 mouse clicks and all my fingers are on the keyboard typing so that seems like it won’t work out for me today.

I did try to figure out something to write.  I’ve been thinking about a new business I’d like to start and was going to write all about it.  Seemed like a great idea until I started to think about how I’d explain it – then it started to sound like a bad idea and completely put me off the whole idea so I am not going to tell you about it.

Some times when I can’t think of what to write, I’ll reread my last post, read someone else’s blog, check out the news, maybe watch a short woodworking video or two.  Or in today’s case, three.  Normally I find my writing rhythm in about 10-15 minutes.

Today I was 52 minutes into that when I got an email which distracted me. Then Heather asked a question and looking at the clock I should be putting the pizza in the oven soon.

Maybe it’s some weird late side effect from my radiation treatment. Or possibly some late onset ADHD.  Not really sure what that is but a co-worker of my blames a lot his problems on it.  Oh look, I got another email.

I’ve been rereading the whole Harry Potter series and re-watching watching all the movies.  Which has nothing to do with why I can’t write today but I thought I’d mention it as it could be significant.  There must be some deep physiological need that has driven me to do this.

Now that I am writing about it, it is really starting to bother me.  On most Sundays I can sit down and knock out a thousand words, edit it down to 750 all while getting the pizza in the oven and finding the camera download cable.

Sorry, Heather is still using it.  Not that it would help since I don’t have any pictures to download.

Just had a great idea – opened up iPhoto and found some pictures in there that I’ve never posted.  Yes, I had to move my hand to the mouse to do that but it only took four clicks to find this picture of a bridge over a creak.  This is from one of our favorite hikes along Fall Creek.  This little bridge crosses the creek and I’ve always thought it would make a great marquetry picture.

Fall Creek Bridge

The bridge over Fall Creek

Well, sorry I didn’t write a post this week but sometimes it goes like that.

Till next week,

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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