Thursday, April 8, 2010

Boring, Not Boring, & Sweet

Yesterday I felt boring.

Clarification: Not BORED. I didn't feel BORED. I had plenty to do. I just felt boring.

Have you ever had a day like that?

I tried to work on my WiP, but I think I was doing more harm than good (because I was boring).

I switched over to edit my dad's novel instead. Ripping another person's creative work apart was no problem, but attempting to do anything creative myself was an exercise in fruitlessness.

I officially knew I was boring when my husband and I got into bed and I talked to him for fifteen minutes about something boring. It bored me, but I kept talking. What I was saying made hardly any sense -- did I mention it was boring? -- but I persisted until I was so bored I was almost comatose.

My husband deserves an award for his patience. Seriously.

Are you bored yet? Is talking about being boring, boring?

But, in totally UN-boring news: I'm sure you all know this already, but Lisa and Laura Roecker are having an EPIC contest on their blog. I was not a follower up until now (I don't know why!), but today that will change. Maybe some of their amazing creativity will rub off on me. I mean, just look at their prizes! Sheer brilliance.

And now, a sweet Easter treat:

Note: I just posted a new family picture in the sidebar. The old one was taken Easter 2009. Hard to believe it was a whole year ago! Time for a new one.


  1. Those Easter dresses are adorable - and so is your family:)

  2. Aw, thanks, Krista! They're fun kids. My husband's grandma bought Olivia, Gabe, and Sophie's clothes, and my aunt made Anna's dress. Originally I hadn't thought about buying anything new for Easter because in China we didn't really do that. Good thing we have relatives looking out for us! :)

  3. I think she looks like me...I'll take her?...I think it's a great idea!

  4. Back, Aunt Amy, back!

    Just kidding. You know you're welcome to babysit ANY TIME! *wink*

  5. I'm having one of those days...except I just want to go to bed and take a nap...
    Love the new picture! Fam looks fabulous (of course!) ;)

  6. I love that tree and what a cute family. Of course, I've had boring days. Isn't that part of a mom's role? ;)

    Have a great weekend.

  7. she is DARLING!!!! oh my gosh!!!!!

  8. Thanks, guys!

    MaDonna, I hear you! But you've had so much going on lately, you deserve a nap more than any person I know!!

    Wendy, I think you're right. I thought later about the fact that I spent that entire day doing chores, cleaning up after toddlers, bugging children to do their homework, cooking, and (for a short moment) sitting in front of the computer screen staring at my blog or WiP. Not much there to make an interesting conversation! Maybe on days like that I need to learn to listen rather than still trying to cram my 50,000-word quota into my husband's ears. :)

    Danica, Thanks so much! She's really fun. She just learned to say "I love you." She's the quintessential last baby ... my husband and I are just soaking in all her babyness. Of course, she's still "the baby," even though she's eighteen months old. I don't have to stop that until she's two, right? :)


  9. awwwwww. that is so adorable! I miss when my sister was a little baby...we are almost 10 years apart so I feel like I contain somewhat of a motherly role. And 2?!!! She will be the baby for life. haha. ;)By the it okay if I add you on facebook? Stephen talks about you and your family all the would be so nice to chat more often!