Brain Freeze

I'm quite aware of the fact that I haven't blogged in 2 weeks. It's not that I haven't wanted to. I did try. There are some ideas in my head and half a blog post sitting forlorn in my drafts, and no matter how sadly it looks at me it will never see the light of day.

Who wants to hear me waxing lyrical about the real story behind this photo:

The beautiful light filtering through the trees as I walk with Teen Boy after his golf lesson, while dad plays his golf. The bittersweet light of freedom glowing straight ahead, whispering thoughts of boy golf outings, in the not to distant future, while Jazzy lingers. In a pool, or a jacuzzi. Or, wherever. Thoughts of  how we feed, wash and cuddle them. Wipe dirty bums and snotty noses and kiss our fair share of sore knees better. Then suddenly they're off playing golf or going on scout holidays, and no longer need (too much) mothering.



Couldn't do it. Okay, I probably just did but be grateful, it's very condensed!

I could tell you that I've been busy- and I have been really busy - or that I've been tired. And that's true too. But the fact is I think I have a brain freeze. I fear that all my words are gone and that I will never have anything to bore you with write about again.

Maybe that's what happens when you've written 400 posts in 5 years of blogging?

I even tried reading your wonderful blogs to help me find my missing mojo but nope, it hadn't wandered over there either.

It did make me sit down and write something though.

And maybe that's what needs doing to find my missing words? Just set aside time every couple of days and see what words come forth? Or when you have an idea in your head don't put off putting it into words....

Or perhaps I need to plan a few days away. Somewhere pretty where I can gaze over a beautiful harbour or a glistening sea and let the waves of inspiration wash over me.

And let it all flow out.

But then I fear my brain freeze would become a brain fart.

And that would never do!



  1. Ha! No, no brain farts, ever! It will come, it will come. I so love that picture~

  2. Sometimes even when I think I have something interesting to say, I sit down with the laptop and.... I just don't want to write. A week or two off every so often doesn't hurt. I've done that a couple of times this year. I only posted twice in September and I'm about 100 posts behind this time last year. Doesn't matter at all. Write when you feel like it.

  3. @Shelly: Oh I so hope the words do resurrect themselves soon! That was my #SilentSunday pic 2 weeks ago. The words to go with it were supposed to happen a few days later...

    @Midlife Singlemum: Yes I get that too. Hence the half written , crappy post in drafts...along with some others. Looking back I do do this from time to time...and I certainly don't over blog!! It's not even 100 posts a year.... which averages about 2 per week. I think that's about right?

    Thanks for your comments and encouragement :-)

    xx Jazzy

  4. Me! Me! In answer to your question at the start - I always love your stories.

    But I think lots of long time bloggers like you don't post as often, but when they do, it's worth waiting for xx

  5. @Looking for Blue Sky: Aww... thank you! That means so much to me....and definitely encourages me to come up with something. Hopefully soon!

    Thanks for your comment and to @Steph's Two Girls whose comment was gobbled up by the smartphone gremlins. She'd like to come with me and promises not to brain fart!! Any time Steph, any time!

    xx Jazzy

  6. I have felt so much the same thing at times lately. That's how it goes here and there. It's good to hear your voice though. :)

  7. I'm with bluesky on this..I love your blog..and I would miss you-so, write when you feel like it-we will all be here eagerly waiting. I know about the whole brain freeze thing..I've got so many 1/2 written posts that are just sitting in drafts..I think that all of us older bloggers (meaning we've been at it for a few years) don't feel the urgency we felt a few years, sitting and staring out the window...dreaming of hot tubs and cocktails..those things have been earned..go with it! I know that there are a million posts just waiting to come out..let hem come when they feel like it...I will look forward to reading you think that we'll still be doing this in our 80's? That would be interesting..:0

    1. I wonder if it will instead be our kids blogging about us?! THAT would be interesting..:))

  8. It's good to have a break sometimes! :)

  9. @Loveandblasphemy: Thanks, it seems quite a few of us got through it.

    @kathleen: Thank you, I really appreciate that! Yes, you are right.... we have SO earned any hiatus we take! Very interesting on blogging in our 80's? Or whatever it may have become by then! I really do hope so .... I love the idea of blogging friends growing old together, just like real life ones :-)

    @BavarianSojourn: Yes it is, and hopefully refreshes us too :-)

    Thank you all for your comments:-)

    xx Jazzy

  10. I'm sure you will feel better having a break. It might get your creative juices flowing again. Take care :-) xx

  11. As always, your post was a good one to read... and yes, I do admit that I laughed very loudly at your 'brain fart' comment.. I wasn't expecting that one! :-)
    Glad to hear that I am not the only one with half written crappy posts that will never see the light of day! xx

  12. @Rachel: Yes, I do ;-) Now to make/find the time!! Thanks, you too :-)

    @Bright Side of Life: Hehehe... I'd seen the term in a book I was reading. Completely different context and it sprang into my brain as I was writing this! Quite descriptive and appropriate I thought? And I hope to give someone a laugh.... glad that you did!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

  13. LOL. If you don't feel up to it at the moment, don't write, take some well deserved time out, I always do when I can't think of anything to write about, and it works a treat. Take time away and live your life outside of blogging and social media I promise you will find something to write about! 400 posts is a huge amount. You should give yourself a pat on the back. XXX

  14. @Kathleen: I've only just seen your 2nd comment.... oh what a very scary thought! I don't think I'd like that shoe being on the other foot. Food for thought that, huh?!

    @Older Mum: Thank you.... that IS good advice. Hard for me to stay away from Social Media but sometimes I make myself. I'm always glad when I do that....even if it's only a day or two.

    Thanks so much for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy


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