Slim and Franke

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Happy New Year

Thursday, January 19, 2012


This new year has started all wrong.  Commenting on another blog the other day I found myself sympathizing with their lethargy and said that I needed a "kick start".  There are chores to be done,  I have movies to watch, books to read, craft projects waiting, journaling and blogging  to do, meals to plan and prepare, exercise is calling me, watching my weight is totally neglected,  etc., etc., etc.  And so what am I doing...absolutely nothing.  Yes I have posted to my blog but not with the same enthusiasm as usual. Facebook is getting more difficult for me to understand and follow. Gradually I am getting lost in the world of Words With Friends which captures most of my computer attention.  For some reason my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went.

If someone has a solution, then .....................KICK ME PLEASE!!


  1. I'm addicted to Words with Friends, too. :) I have eight games going right now, but only two with a real addict like me. We always have two games going and just rip through them.

    Sometimes when I get bogged down with a lot of things I need to do or intend to do, I'll make a list and check them off. You don't need to do them all every day, but it gives a feeling of satisfaction when when you see the check marks.

  2. I've been that way for a long time. And no amount of kicking has gotten me going. And of course I can find a million and one things to use as excuses. But the time will come when our get up and go will come back. Have faith, sister.

  3. I think we all go thru those phases, I know I do
    it usually passes once you start feeling you have to do something about it
    don't push yourself so much
    and be careful asking for kicks, you never know ;)

  4. It's winter here and I feel like a tired old bear needing to hibernate. You aren't alone. Think I'll go take a nap.

  5. I'm feeling lazy too. Maybe it's the time of the year. I don't have Facebook which is just as well because I'd probably sit in front of my page for hours nodding off.

    You give me a kick and I'll give you a kick back, how's that?

  6. it's probably due to some ancient ancestors that lived outside and they hibernated in the winter (slept) so it might be in your dna? what helps me get my zippity do dah back sometimes is a few days of magnesium and b12 and a tad bit of iron.

  7. LOL - Between FB, WWF and Blogger, I can't even check e-mails. I hear you, Annie! :)

  8. I'm always more tired in the winter. Writing is a bug for me, though, so I have to do it.

  9. January is a bad month for me like that - when it's between -30 and -40C (that's -40F too) my body wants to hibernate so I just sit around playing solitaire, watching tv and dreaming of warmer days ahead. Give in to it - it's inevitable. Start again in February, or March, or...

  10. Having recently gone through a spate of lethargy with writing of all kinds, I can truly understand what you're going through.

    Not sure what I can suggest to help alleviate the lethargy, but for me, I reduced the amount of blog posts to twice a week so that I could force myself to concentrate on my regular writing as opposed to my blog writing.

    So far, it's worked out pretty well.

  11. My advice is: drop Facebook and keep blogging. And give yourself a break now and then.
    We are at the age when we can please ourselves - to a degree.

  12. I need a good swift kick myself but don't know if it would help. I think the winter weather makes me want to crawl into bed and just hibernate like an old bear!

  13. Brace yourself, here it comes!


    Did that help? ;-)

  14. If you want a blog button like you mentioned on my blog once - send me a picture. I have someone who will do yours. Is that a kick?


  15. Let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. You inspire me to blog more and better! That alone ought to give you a small zap! Keep it up, but do take time for yourself...

  16. Dear Annie ~~ Thank you so much for your comments while I was sick. I was in hospital for 6 weeks so am very glad to be home but still very weak. Can only walk with my walking frame -no good without it, so have to get myself stronger, day by day. I thank you most sincerely for your messages
    and good wishes. Love, Merle.

  17. Motovation has been lacking for me this low-daylight season also- I'm tired. Warmth helps...
    I think Seriously Tho's advice of " magnesium and b12 and ... iron" helps on the energy front. Eating beans, peas, or Peanuts (legumes) helps with energy too.
    I find going up n down the stairs helps get me moving more when I'm stalled.
    Good luck!

  18. Lynn -- I made a list and vowed to get those things done before I turned on my computer. It worked well and I was ready for my grandchildren to arrive.They are here for the weekend. Good tip Lynn. It is one I have actually used before but just needed to be reminded. It was nice to learn what books do when the library is closed and no one is around. I loved the little book reading the bigger book.

    Bonnie -- You have more than enough to think about these days with Hut's upcoming surgery. There will be no time for any activities other than his care, You will both be in my prayers on Monday for his triple by-pass. Knowing all will be well.

    Dianne -- Good advice Dianne. I'll let you know if anyone literally kicks me. You did a great job with your pending storm photos in your post.

    Leona Raisin -- Just as I thought. you're a spammer looking for anyone who mentions WWF game.

    Mountain Mama -- Nap sounds good to me. Love your doggies names Sir Tudie and Miss Tildie. By the way, is your Christmas tree still up?

    LL Cool JOe -- There...did you feel it? I'm waiting. Your blogging has slowed too I see. Remember when we both used to post every day?

    Seriously Though -- I take so many pills already I can't add anything without permission from y cardiologist and/or my primary care physician. I love your sign off on your posts though I would say Toodle Loo. You must be saying it in French. LOL

  19. Scarlet -- We're a couple of addicts aren't we? LOL Still so proud of your son's victory in St. Louis.

    Riot Kitty -- Writing is a "bug"? Does that mean it is like a virus? Was that "Fuk Chow" Din Din for you or the cats?

    Pat MacKenzie -- The strange thing about this Winter is that our temperatures are warmer than normal and we almost have spring-like weather. Oh I wish you had not mentioned solitaire because that just get's me thinking of one more thing. Your video of the neighborhood fire was a doozy. We are in the process of moving my washer and dryer to my new utility porch and last night we discovered a singed roll of paper towels that had fallen behind the dryer along with a vent hose clogged with lint. Yes I clean the lint catcher every load so this was debris from previous owner but the paper towels were mine. A disastrous fire just waiting to erupt.

    G -- I've reduced my blog posts to three a week but I think I'd rather go back to blogging daily and give up the other things. Your plate is very full so you are justified in your absence. Thanks for sharing your daughter's symphony band. Brings back lots of memories.

    Pat -- Well that was what I just determined. Good suggestion. You must let us know about the results of your script submission. To have a request to see it all is phenomenol! WooHoo!

    Rachel -- I'm so sleepy right at this moment that hibernating sounds very, very good. I have to believe Home wasn't hibernating when you took him that cake. Lucky guy to have you for an interested friend who loves to listen.

    Sparkling Red -- Ouch! Now I'm looking for a lawyer. LOL You are so funny... I am always on the lookout for new pants and sometimes when I have a pair that I really like, I will misplace them and my spouse is concerned about me always losing my pants.

    Chatty Crone -- Well thanks. That's a mighty nice offer. First I need to know what a blog button is? A button for my blog or a button about my blog that I wear? Now about your post today....too, too funny. Between you and my friend Merle, I'm equiped with good jokes for any occasion.

    Debbie -- My friend that was a lovely kick. Yep, I believe it helped a lot. Now I guess someone needs to kick the education system and it sounds like it just might be you. As in any professsion "a few bad apples....." Applause to you for an excellent record in education and dedication.

    Merle -- You are certainly welcome for the comments. You deserved them and it is a breath of fresh air to see you blogging again. I also sent a card but I know it takes a while from the US so I hope you received it or will receive it soon. Peter did a good job blogging in your absence but there is nothing like the "real thing". If you need some new joke material be sure and go to Chatty Crone's recent blog post. She's got some stuff right up your alley.

    Snaggle Tooth -- Not sure about the legumes but I guess I could try anything. I dare anyone to go to your post for thej 18th and see what you saw in the window. I exhausted myself looking only to learn it's like looking at a cloud and trying to get someone to see what you see.

  20. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I just stop by a share a Bud Light with me! You won't get anything done , but it will be fun!

  21. I've heard that 'Words with Friends' actually has lowered the rate of infidelity in marriages.
    People who play it (like my wife) begin to not even notice anyone else in the room.

  22. Thanks for visiting my blog and also for your vote of confidence!

  23. Wow! This totally resonates with me...especially considering I just got up from a nap, and I don't normally take naps! My get up and go has gone, as well, and I'm hoping it returns soon.

    So happy to have found your blog! Love seeing successful grandma blogs. I will definitely be back.

    (Oh, and I've refused invitations to join Words with Friends because I just KNOW I would be addicted.)

    Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    (I don't normally sign with my blog URL but wanted you to know where I came from.) :)

  24. Marilyn -- You are right. I love your Blurbs With Beer! Also love all the good deals and coupons you find for us on your site. I get free magazine subscriptions for a year all the time by visiting your site plus some free samples.

    Cliff -- Perhaps you can sue Words With Friends for alienation of affection. I'm sure writing for the Midwest Producer and your position as county supervisor doesn't take any of your time away from her. Just sayin...

    Debbie -- You're welcome:)

    Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs -- It seems that I am not alone. Many have posted the same feelings. Your blog link is different than most so I'll proceed with caution in checking you out. Love you title though! Are you a for-profit blogger? Not saying there is anything wrong with that, just asking:)

  25. I'm no help. My get up and go has taken off for parts unknown. All I want to do is mess around on the computer.
    Wanna play Scrabble?

  26. I needed a kick start to get me to start painting our doors. It was somebody's blog that finally got me going. I've got a whole bunch of things I need help with too. And Facebook... it's still a mystery to me. I frankly don't much care for it.