Friday, September 13, 2013

Word Play

Well, it seems I have descended, yet again, into the pit of writer's block.  Hhhm, maybe that's not quite accurate.  I can think of subjects to write about, I suppose.  I just can't muster the enthusiasm to write anything about those subjects.  Well, okay, so maybe that is writer's block also.  I know after 6+ years of publishing a blog that's hardly anything unusual but it's a bit interesting to me because I have felt slightly more enthusiastic about several other endeavors lately.  Maybe those things are drawing my attention way from here.  I guess it's just a combination of things going on with and around me.  I still go to the Doc twice a week for treatment and I often feel like poo afterwards, sometimes the next day also if he does new stuff.  I'm hoping that side effect becomes less and less noticeable.  Many world or U.S. events have had me quite bummed out lately.  Seems there is so much bad going on; it's hard not to get discouraged at times.  Seems to be less and less interest in the self-sufficiency/ DIY ideals these days.  I think a lot of people read such subjects just out of curiosity, not real interest in doing.  Maybe I'm wrong?  What do you think?
My physical diagnosis seems to have added yet another layer of why I'm weird, etc etc.  'Ah yes, you're that odd, opinionated woman that advocates for other women to do stupid things (like weld), grow food, not spend their life shopping and now you claim to have a condition that can't be seen and no one's ever heard of...M'kaaay, right.  We'll get back to you on that'.  Not.
And yesyesyesyes I know the mantra..Don't pay attention to other folks.  They're the ones who are crazy.  Live your own life.  And I do..but sometimes it's lonely.  I thank goodness for Jack and my Russian friends.  Jack is always there to help.  Russians don't care about politics or religion.  They're just happy to have jobs and get to visit someone's dacha, if not their own.
So, any words for the not-so-wise?  I thought we might play a game also since I think most of ya'll like my blog and enjoy coming here.  You give me one word and I write a post from it.  And not something like "chicken" or "garden" either!!  Something a tad more removed or abstract from my normal subjects.  Your call will be answered in the order in which it is received so please remain patient.  Exclusions may vary.


Rita said...

My word is "comparison." If we could all take each other for the "good" we see and let the rest fall away maybe all would be better. With all of the new you have encountered in your life you are doing a great job moving forward. Just one step at a time is all you need.

David Cobb said...

Darcy and I realy enjoy reading your post and have missed you lately. My word would be "refresh".

Ed said...


Sal in Maine said...

Illigitimi non carborundum.

And my suggestion is "podger"

Rich said...

Well hell, what makes you think that people that don't know how to weld, like to waste money shopping for useless crap, don't know how to grow some of their own food, or don't have any strong opinions aren't even lonelier?

I'm not sure if I can come up with just one word, I'm kinda interested in how you designed and built your house.

Maybe my word would be "architecture".

Anonymous said...

I know I rarely comment, but I do love to read your post. This is my word for you "peace".

Anonymous said...

Just read my comment. I guess I'm just an ole hippy at heart.

Island Rider said...

Word is water. If you are old, then I am ancient. It's what's in your heart (even your messed up one) that counts!

Anonymous said...

floccinaucinihilipilification...I figured if I was limited to one word I would get the most out of it.

ErinFromIowa said...

Hi Annie,
I know I have been quiet lately. Under the weather. I can really relate to to you feeling like poo after treatments. Just have to keep on keeping on. :)

My word for you is eclectic.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

The word I choose is simple, but every time I use it in a sentence, I automatically feel calm, pure and . . .


Richard said...

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Milton Berle

My word is "can".

edifice rex said...

Hey Everybody! Oooh, ya'll takin' this word thing serious! those are great!

Hey Rita! yes, it would be nice if we could do that for each other. We'll keep trying. And thanks so much.

Hey David! thanks! I appreciate that.

Hey Ed! gotcha!

Hey Sal! I'll admit I had to look both of those up but those are great! I wold have never known that was called a podger; we have a totally different name.

Hey Rich! well, you got a point there! Good word!

Hey Maggie! I like to think of myself as an ol' hippie too! thanks! and good to hear from you.

Hey IR! Did I mention being old?! lol! I do feel kinda old sometimes.

Hey Woody! Clever man....

Hey Erin! Oh, I hate to hear you have not been feeling well. :(
Here's hoping we both get to doing well soon!

Hey Fairhope! great word!

Hey Richard! I have never cared for Milton Berle but that is great! Love it! thanks!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

My word is humor cause everyone can use more of that. Seems most folks fail to see the funny side of life and it's there...all around.

edifice rex said...

Hey Bea! yes, humor is a good word and a good thing!

Hayley said...

My word is fun. Go do something totally fun.

Anonymous said...

Here's a good one.....fluoride!