A Brain Cloud in Progress

I've got these great ideas for blog posts. I think them up all the time. When I'm brushing my teeth or giving Buttercup a bath.

When I'm driving.

When I'm knee-deep in a three week hell-cation and am aware that aside from, like, 2 friends, no one I actually know reads my blog (yet).

These moments happen all the time. You know the kind. Where you look up from whatever you are doing like Twist on The Fresh Beat Band and suddenly have a bright idea animate itself right next to your quirky little smile? Those moments are awesome...sometimes a blog post even writes itself. And when I'm in the habit of writing everyday, I can hold on to these mind pictures long enough to get through an entire day (including a story and bed time) before finding myself with enough free time to sit down and peck at the keyboard.

But I'm not in practice right now. Instead, I'm grasping at straws with no idea what I was thinking about five minutes ago because I am:

*simultaneously reading Eat, Pray, Love and Julie and Julia on my nook and calling it Baby F(Ph)at research while I continue to plod my way through the #agentsearch.

*bitching cuz I never found the time to get my sport length acrylics redone (read: filled and filed way the hell down) after BlogHer and am now hating life as I type because I still have a few BlogHer posts to write and at this point I'd really rather just not.

*ignoring and being mutually ignored by BFF Mel as our marathon-online-window shopping Skype session has surpassed the point of conversation, the interest of The Husband and Mr. @Bobherz, and has morphed into a nonversation. I'm writing a blog post and she's trying to find the perfect accessories for her new nook and every 10 minutes or so one of us will ask the other how it's going, the other will give a noncommittal "s' alright" before resuming our BFF-y shared silence. Well shit...I think she just hung up on me. It's cool. Not like we weren't talking for three hours.

*recovering from 20 days away from home, even if home isn't the home I still own 2,500 miles away because The Husband took a job 2,500 miles thissa way, and realizing that after this time on our own---with no real family or friends out here---I much rather prefer my own brand of crazy than the kind forced on me by competing personalities and agendas...even if it means scorpions and tarantulas because it's legal to drown them in bug spray.

*thankful that the, like, 2 friends I have who read this blog won't be mentioning this blog or the contents of this post to any of the little faces I may be imagining on said scorpions or tarantulas in the weeks to come.

*hoping that the little faces think I'm talking about other little faces should they ever come across this blog post when I'm at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List on a day that they got bored and decided to troll for a reason to start an argument because the laundry is done and the kids are in school and really, what else do we do right now?

*munching on Buttercup's Gerber Graduates Mild Cheddar Lil Crunchies because I knowingly and willingly jumped so far off the wagon while away that I'm now resorting to pilfering my daughter's cheesy snacks because it's almost midnight and I'm not even looking at a spinach leaf until Monday morning after I wake up, not before I go to0 bed and oh hell yes is this an important distinction.

*wondering if I should break up with my Blackberry gently or just tell it like it is...

*also wondering if I'd get more blog comments if I gave the two friends who are reading it a cute group nickname, like pranksters but not, cuz that one's already taken.

*wondering also if I'd already be a famous writer with book deals and "Now a Major Motion Picture" stickers on my book covers if I had started out not actually wanting to grow up to be a famous writer.

*thinking that the idea of Catherine the Great peeing on me whenever it rains is one of the sweetest ways to bring a smile to my face when I might be having a particularly shitty day.

*am surprised you are still reading thi...never mind.