I grabbed my big mug of hot tea and headed upstairs, calling to my husband, "I'm gonna go try to give birth to a blog post."
"Any ideas?" He already knew the answer.
I checked my e-mail, and Facebook, and other blogs I follow - even though I had done all that just before I went down to make the tea.
I played a game of spider solitair. Well, two. But I didn't clear the board on the first one so it doesn't count.
I re-read the Christmas wish lists received from various family members. Although I already know them by heart.
I rumaged around for a nail file and repaired a chipped nail.
I found the cool e-mail I received today of "Idle Thoughts", such as:
I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.
and thought of putting one in this post then decided against it.
I blinked and rolled my eyes for several minutes, trying to decide if the numbing drops the opthalmologist had put in this afternoon had completely worn off. They still felt kind of weird so probably not.
I studied the New Post window on my monitor. It was still blank.
Well, how do you procrastinate?
Countdown to retirement and writing full time: 8 work days to go.
I'm currently enjoying: The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
Groaner of the Day: A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."