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Just a Bit of Schmutz

I keep writing blogs saying “I’m back!”…and then I stall.

Partly because I get busy with projects at home and when I do sit down, my brain feels like that bit of schmutz your Mother used to clean off your face when you were a child.  (Oh what I wouldn’t give for a ‘spit-shine’!)  And partly because I feel like I’ve lost my writing mojo.

I’ve had plenty of opportunities to write funny stories.  I’ve even taken pictures with the intention of using them for a story…and then, something else comes up and when I finally get to it, I have brain schmutz again.


I tell you what…

I’m not going to promise that I’m back.

I’m not going to tell myself – or you – that I’ll write a post every day.

I’ll just write when I feel I can…

Whenever the schmutz clears.

Have a good week everyone!

Patty O

ps…that cute little schmutz-faced kid in the picture is my youngest, Gabi, who turns 14 on Tuesday!  Happy early Birthday sweetie!  I love you!

pps…in case you’re not familiar with the term, ‘schmutz’…it’s a spot of dirt, leftover ketchup, chocolate, or whatever you’ve eaten that’s left on your face when you’re done eating.  And a ‘spit-shine’ is when your Mom would spit on a napkin or her thumb and wipe the ‘schmutz’ off your face.  Of course this is done when there’s nowhere to get water.  But trust me…nothing is as sanitary as Mom spit.  My three girls can attest to the spit-shine method.  They loved it!  (I foresee some major eye rolling when they read this.)


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  1. Patty, I can so identify with your comments. I can’t actually say I’m a blogger and yet I am! It is really low on my list and I may get to posting once a week, if I’m lucky. Not that I don’t have very inspiring moments and thoughts that I want to blog about – because I do! But, by the time I get to the computer the well written piece that is in my head has vanished! I really struggle with too busy of a day to place blogging at the top of my list – and there are other things I enjoy more…so for what it’s worth…just enjoy reading and writing when you can and let the rest go.


    October 8, 2014
    • Thank you so much…it’s good to hear that it’s not just me!


      October 9, 2014
  2. It’s a habit you fall into and out of Patty.
    I found it hard after my “big op” when I was so ill. It took months to get back into blogging and even now I only write when inspired.
    7’s room is coming along great, although I do think I’m being too meticulous with it, but it’s just the way I do things, so it’s taking forever! The new kitchen is being built right now too, so things are finally coming together at home.
    I’m glad to hear from you anyway 🙂


    October 11, 2014
    • Thanks Meg. So good to hear from you. I’ve been hanging out at home, taking some (required) time off. Although I’ve been painting our mudroom for what seems like forever! I’ll never paint red again…at least that’s what I keep telling myself! It’s taken 4 coats already, I’m hoping one more and then I can be done…aaaargh!

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      October 13, 2014

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