Thursday, February 28, 2013

Still Blogging

Benjamin Franklin Thundercat,
by Maria O'VanFarmer

I want to learn how to make collages of my photos for Chickenblog... Nikkipolani makes good use of them, and there are beautiful collages Under the Sycamore.

Jenn-in-California sent me an encouraging note, with ideas for Chickenblog. I think she's right... time to make ad space. I cannot say whether it would make a significant difference, but trying isn't such a huge risk. According to Google, I tried once before, and so when I recently attempted to install Ad-Sense I was turned down. Apparently I need to track down my original request and passwords, and start from there.

I feel like I am in a heap of neglect-trouble. Neglect trouble is the sheepish dread that comes from letting too many emails, errands, calls, and obligations go unanswered. It causes a stress build-up, which is cyclical and accumulates. The more I neglect, the more sheepish and dreadful I feel. It's not good. The only good thing I can think of is that I am _only_ 46 years old, and obviously far too young to be fully formed and responsible. Hopefully, in time, and with proper encouragement, I will gain skills, and overcome my deficiencies. In the meantime I have been introspective, analyzing my choices and trying to make a realistic assessment of what I want to do, what I need to do, what I am going to do, and what I hope will do itself.

Must adjust my sails, otherwise I will come to this!


Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I will be the first to say: I know, it's actually a sheep.

Miriam said...

Oh, how I missed my visits to the Chicken Blog while I was away! (And what IS it about the word chicken - I had to type it three times before I got it right, and I know you can relate!)

I can relate to the feeling of sheepish dread. Man, can I relate...

Anonymous said...

Glad you took my note as encouraging and not a nosey-bissy-body.

Jenn in California

judy in ky said...

I still think you put way too much pressure on yourself. But don't listen to me; I have no ambition at all.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Still! I miss-type it all the time! Thank goodness for kindred spirits!

And welcome home from your big adventure. Geoff and I always say that New Orleans may be about the most 'foreign' looking place we can imagine! You've made it look quite inviting.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

No-no! Thank you for your thoughts.
It was sweet.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I think _no ambition at all_ is my standard operating mode.
I try to apply some pressure, otherwise we might never have clean socks
or hot meals.

But thank you... I don't want to over-pressure myself, and neither should you.

nikkipolani said...

I do hope you'll get out from under that sheepish dread.

By the way, Maria is a fabulous artist.

ArtyZen said...

I'm sure that at 53, I should feel all grown up and proper womanly. But I don't. I think that the sheepish dread changes into naughty defiance at 50, so not long to go now. Better a screaming goat than a headless chicken...sorry, that's not meant to be a graphic image. Axxx

Jennifer said...

Life is a work in progress, as are all its pursuits and pleasures. Keep asking the questions and following your heart and, if you can, let go of the feelings that bring you down. We're all on the journey together!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

She is tickled that you said so... thank you.

And yes, must kick the sheepish dread!!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

lol... you are quite right. Screaming is way better than headless!

"Naughty defiance?" Can I mature early and start now!?

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Dear Jennifer... thank you.
I do feel better sharing the journey with you.

Anonymous said...

Hi mommy!I think thats a cat I made.I love you!