Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cranky the Crane

Had to catch up on my Thomas and Friends this past week for a project at work and realized I am a bit like Cranky the Crane these days, except less useful. Heavy lifting makes for a cranky crane. And apparently, a cranky me.

There are a variety of things getting me down. The weather. My job. And not feeling motivated to write. So I've decided to reserve this Sunday afternoon for reading, relaxing, baking and trying to get some words out. I know that once they hit the page, I will feel better. I always feel better with a new story to keep my company.

I've also decided to intermittently unplug this week (when I'm not at work of course). I have a lot of things to figure out. And, I have a 4 day trip planned to visit Tyler's family down South. Of course, because I'm Cranky the Crane, the only thing I can think about right now is that it won't be warm enough to wear flip flops. Imagine that.'s very clear to me that I need a week to regroup. To calm down. To take things a little easier. Sometimes the glow of the computer screen, the e-mails, the articles, the blogs, the endless information feels strangely overwhelming. And it shouldn't be. So it's time to free myself from that feeling.

But I'll have a few pre-planned posts. Photo Friendly Week for Cranky Cranes ;-) Because there are all kinds of pretty things in the world that cranky cranes need to see.


  1. Enjoy your unplugged week! I'll look forward to seeing the photos.

    BTW, many young kids I know have such fond memories of their Thomas obsession years. They get so into those characters . . .

  2. Thanks Lori! I know, it amazes me how intense the Thomas obsession is!