This is odd. For the first time in a while, I'm not itching to get into my scrapbook room. In fact, each time I walk in there, I turn around and walk back out. It's like a switch got flipped in my brain, and I have no desire to make anything at the moment.

Image source: http://idigenglish.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-digs-mojo.html

Is it the change of seasons? A side effect of the massive amounts of allergy medication I'm taking in my War on Pollen? Or is it simply a creative lull? Like a writer who has writer's block.

Whatever it is, I know I can't force it. Then my beloved hobby -- my escape -- would seem like work. No. Can. Do.

So while I'm waiting for the mojo to return, I keep taking photos, going places and collecting stories, like this one...

A few days ago, my girls were watching a Disney show called A.N.T. Farm. And because I had no urge to scrap, I sat down and joined them. I can never watch a TV show without asking questions, so the conversation went like this:

Me: What does A.N.T. stand for?

Avery: Advanced Natural Talents

Me: Oh, you have some of those! Like you're really good at puzzles and word games.

Avery: Yeah, I guess. (pause) What's Cecily's Advanced Natural Talent?

Me (looking over at Cecily, who's laying on her back with her legs flopped over her head, sticking her tongue out at me): Um, I think it's comedy -- making people laugh.

Avery: Oooooh, yeah, that's a good one.

Me: So what's my Advanced Natural Talent?

Avery: Scrapbooking!

Cecily (now sitting upright): No!!! It's LOVING!

Me: Awww... (tears)


Michelle said...

Someone stole my mojo too. Cuz the last few days I walk down in my room and walk back out too! LOL Seriously, it is terrible! I have been outside playing with my sweet boy, who will be in school full time in a few short months. I am gonna enjoy it while he is home. :)

Khristen said...

I'm in the same boat. The spring weather and hectic spring sports/activity schedules for the kids have something to do with it I think. Living in a place that gets so unbearably cold, I spend all winter holed up in my craft room. I just have to get out and enjoy the sunshine when spring comes :) I'm back at it after a few weeks of no mojo, so there's still hope for you! hehe

Rhonda Merry said...

Hopefully the MOJO will return before the next Front Porch Kit is out. Hang in there!

Court said...

That is a darling story. I'm sure your mojo will return soon! It's nice to know that it even happens to you though! :)

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