You know you're a parent when you can recite The Cat in The Hat from Memory.....

The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.
I sat there with Sally.
We sat there, we two.
And I said, “How I wish
We had something to do!”
Too wet to go out
Too cold to play ball.
So we sat in the house.
  And did nothing at all.
So all we could do was to
Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!
And we did not like it.
Not one little bit.

This afternoon I told myself to buckle down and write one of the twenty or so posts I've had swimming around in my head for the past month.  But it's one of those blah days.  The kind of day where it's wet outside and cold. And although you would think "rainy, cold day?  Perfect for staying in and writing!", it's just not like that.  Not at all.  At least for me.

I need sunshine. Warmth. Light.  The kind of day when most people want to be outside, I'm so energized I can stay inside and like a human sized Energizer Bunny, I flit from project to project and accomplish so much!  Only around 4:00 do I stop to think; "Oh, it was so nice out, I guess I should have went outside.  Or something."

So today as I brewed another cup of fresh, hot coffee and sat down at the computer I found myself only mumbling, "It's so wet out. It's so cold out...."   and suddenly, like any good parent who reads classic books to their kids, the words from the beloved "Cat in the Hat" popped into my head.  And yes, since I have 3 kids and I read this book so many times during their childhoods, I can actually recite the book from heart.  Well, up until the part where the Cat in the Hat plays Up, up, up with the fish.  After that I get a blurry because it's been so many years since my kids were 'littles'.  My kids are now in their 20's if that gives you an idea of just how many years!

And yes, I still have a lot of awesome posts swirling in my head.
And no, I've not felt like blogging any of them for like... a month now.
Perhaps I'm on a bit of a writing hiatus?

Sure. That works.  Let's call it that.
And now, I have a hot cup of coffee sitting to my left just waiting for me... and getting precariously too cooled off to enjoy.

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