It’s hard to believe it’s the fourth Monday in February already. But – the calendar says it’s so…
Since last June – third to be exact – I haven’t written anything of consequence. I’ve tried, believe me.
But that isn’t what I was going to blog about.
Well, I don’t think anyway – we’ll see where the blog takes me….
Just a reminder of how my brain works!
Since I haven’t been writing – I’ve been doing those Pinterest projects I’ve pinned and/or lusted over.
I’m a creative person – and I MUST create – whether it’s writing or making something of bits and pieces of stuff in my garage – I feel I have to. It’s in my nature.
Consider the following synonyms 🙂
Build * Conceive * Constitute * Construct * Design * Devise * Discover * Establish Set-up * Shape * Spawn * Start * Actualize * Author * Beget *Coin * Compose Concoct * Contrive * Effect * Erect * Fabricate * Fashion * Formulate * Hatch Imagine * Institutes *Invents * Occasions * Originates * Parent * Procreate * Rear Sire*
* Bring to Pass. * Bring into being. * Bring into Existence. *Cause to be. * Dream up. Give birth to *Give life to.
I’m amazed at all the birth references – and anyone who’s given birth can relate to the pain of it all.
Here are only a few that I’ve worked on. As you can tell, I’m totally in love with the blue accents. Actually, I’m kind of obsessed. 🙂
I was admiring the colors when I had a thought about a framed print I used to own that had tones of the same color. I bought it in 1997, and at the time, it was the most I’d ever spent on a decoration of any kind.
Unfortunately – when Sandy and I lost everything in a house fire in 2004 – the print and its matching set were destroyed. I hadn’t seen the same ones up until last week.
(Yes, it’s the Fourth Street house that burned down!) But that’s another story.
I was wishing I had the print again because it would look SO nice with the signs and furniture I had redone. Then I put it to the back of my mind – because really -who wants to remember all the stuff they lost in the fire?
But wait! Here is where the Law of Attraction made an appearance in a major way.
Two days after wishing I had the print again – Sandy and I were in a thrift store and I had walked up and down all the aisles I was interested in. I stood at the cash register and looked up.
THERE it was!
In immaculate condition as well. I could hardly believe my eyes – but at the same time I was nodding to the Universe, giddy with gratitude.
I told the cashier the story – while the nice young man climbed the ladder to get it down for me….
She too, had lost everything in a fire in the past. Then she asked me if I wanted it half price!
Well of course I did.
But I would have bought it at full price – just to remind myself I create my own reality and if I’m plugged in – this kind of stuff happens all the time!
How cool is that?
In addition – since I’ve been staring at a white screen for months while Macy, the muse, is out trolling – maybe I’m trying to write the wrong book for now.
As soon as I made THAT realization – here comes fully formed characters jumping into my head and playing the drums on my temples.
It’s hard putting away something I’ve been working on for a long time – but I’d rather do that and keep writing, than play hooky with Macy.
As soon as she figures out I’ve sidestepped her – she’ll come back!
Have an awesome week and thank you for stopping in.