Everything I Was Doing While I Should Have Been Blogging

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‚ÄčI have been blogging for about two years. In that time, I’ve come to a regular schedule of publishing a blog every Thursday. No matter what. Except last week. So what happened? Well, nothing really. Just everything else got in the way. So here’s a list of everything else I was doing when I could have been blogging.

Planning for an upcoming trip

In a few more months we are visiting southeast Laos and Cambodia. I am beyond excited. I have all of our reservations made, so now I’m down to planning little things. Mostly this means shopping at resale shops for clothes that are culturally appropriate and still cool enough for the hot weather.

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I found linen pants for my husband and two pairs for me for only $10, plus we scored an ebag’s Motherlode convertible backpack in perfect condition except for missing a shoulder strap for $10. If you don’t shop secondhand I highly recommend it.

I also will have an opportunity to do some really cool things on this trip and I want to write about them. I’ve only done a little travel writing before, so I’ve been researching more about what I might write and who may be interested in the type of stories I have to tell. 

Dealing with a migraine

I’ve talked about my migraines here and here before. That’s not much more to say about them other than I don’t feel like doing much when I have one. I had one most of last week so it made blogging extra challenging.

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I take a vitamin B2/riboflavin supplement because I heard long ago that it might be helpful for migraine. Although many articles have cited research that shows vitamin B2 works for migraines, I am never really sure if it works or if I am just wasting my money. I ran out of my supply a few weeks ago and didn’t get to the drug store to get a new one, but I do think I have been getting more headaches and migraines in the meantime. I bought more vitamin B2 yesterday, so I’ll be able to tell if it is really working.

Finally watching a scary movie

I finally watched The Shining. I know I’m about 30 years late, but I was only nine-years-old when it came out. I also am not a big fan of scary movies, so it never was really on my radar other than a friend in high school once told me that the long hallway in our house looked like the one The Shining.

After watching it, I have to say, it was just okay. I know movies don’t always hold up over time, but what really seemed to be missing in The Shining was the plot. I was confused most of the time and was left with more questions at the end than goosebumps.

Child riding big wheel in hallway in the shining

Of course, Jack Nicholson delivered some wonderful lines and did his thing, but beyond that I was not wowed. Stephen King has also said he is not a big fan of the movie. He has said it is, “Like a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it.”

I have never read the book, but watching the movie spurred me to read the summary. I can see now why I had so many questions. The plot of the book is a bit different and just another case of the book and the movie not matching up. Maybe I’ll have to read it on my 15 hour plane ride Laos.

Do you show your excitement through planning and/or shopping?

What health issues get in the way of blogging?

What old classic movies have you watched later than everyone else? What book is better than the movie?

What do you do when you should be blogging?


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  1. Mother of 3

    I am not much of a scary movie person either. Typically when I take a small break from blogging it’s because we’re on vacation or else I’m just off enjoying life.

  2. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    I get like this from time to time and then have a mad catch-up session on the blog.
    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been suffering from your migraines they are truly awful. I had them for years, but thankfully mine died down. Cutting out caffeine really helped me.
    Your trip sounds so exciting! Can’t wait to read all about it. x

  3. Kate Holmes

    Blogging has its seasons and it is OK to take time out when you want or need to. It can become just another burden for already busy people. The blog serves the blogger and it should be that way around.
    Here’s to second hand shopping – have always loved it and get most of my stuff second-hand from clothing to furniture to books too.
    I hear great things from those who have visited Cambodia so wish you a great trip. #MMBC

    • Catherine Lanser

      I love that advice, “the blog serves the blogger.” I’m going to keep that in mind. Thanks, Kate!

  4. Kim Carberry

    It sounds like you have been busy! Sometimes life does get in the way of blogging. It sounds like you have an exciting trip planned.
    Migraines are the worst. I used to suffer badly as a teen but thankfully I seemed to grow out of them. x

    • Catherine Lanser

      Yes, I’m glad to be busy with planning such a fun trip. Hopefully the vitamin B2 will kick in soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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