There is a direct correlation for me, between blogging and catching JOY. I haven't blogged in over 6 weeks and as I look back, I can see that the number of captured JOY moments have gone down. I think that is a significant conclusion. After all - catching JOY is JOYful! Missing JOYful moments because you are not tuned in, is regrettable. I am not suggesting that everyone should blog so they can catch more JOY in their life! But perhaps I, personally, should blog more so I stay more in the JOY moment in my life. At any rate - it's something for me to think about...
Unfortunately, I am having "bloggers block" right now. It is not the only block in my life either. I am having "READER'S block" too and that is not a good thing. Books have been my passion since the the day I learned to read. I don't often go through this block so it's surprising that this is the second very long reading dry spell I have gone through in 3 years. I have unsuccessfully started to read 3 recommended books in that last 3 months and can't get through them:
The Night Circus
The Distant Hours (written by a fav author Kate Morton)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
What is WRONG with me?????
I need a page turner! Anyone??????
I am catching JOY watching a very "weird" tv show. First of all, I don't even WATCH tv except for Parenthood these days. (Caught on computer each week.) But, you will recall, I blogged last year about how my husband and I started watching Downton Abby as a way of spending some quality share time together. (Watching kids shows and movies is not my gig but he will sit there for hours watching that crap with the kids. I decided it was time for some adult living room time and chose Downton Abby as a place to start and we liked it a lot.)
Well - Abby ended and I was looking around for a new show to get caught up in and Dexter kept popping up as a show people seemed to really be in to so I borrowed the first season.
YIKES!!!! Ummmm - not exactly what I was thinking - a serial killer who murders serial killers/murderers????? After the first episode of season 1, I was like - nooooo, this definitely is NOT my "cup of tea". It was stressing me out, grossing me out, freaking me out - but I forged on. We are now on Season 3!!!! LOL. This crazy ass show has addicted us!!! I can even eat a full meal while watching Dexter Morgan do his bloody "thang". What does that make me?
Oh well, as I always say - it IS, what it IS...and when I run out of Netflix episodes, I wait anxiously for the next dvd to arrive in the mailbox. Worse than that? When it does arrive, I skip all the way back up the driveway with a mixture of glee and JOY on my face! THAT'S TWISTED! LOL!!!! BUT - whatever it takes to catch JOY, I always say!
Hope to "catch" you again sooner rather than later. Happy weekend!