i cannot write a post today.

I have some sort of stomach bug and haven’t been able to hold down food all day. I even left work, which is an oddity for me. I love my job and boss– and pride myself on a near perfect attendance through everything school and work related.

Since I have short bursts of coherency and since it seems to be one thing after another lately, I think I’m going to try some micro-esque blogging and perhaps post multiple times throughout the day just to keep the light in my mind turned on.

Rest is nice, but – oh, it’s weary.

In the meantime, here’s a post about blogging excuses, inspired by “Sick”, one of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein.
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“I cannot write a post today,”
said Mrs. Rara Queen.

“I have the cold,
my computer’s old.
I cannot see my screen.

I think my eyes are shrinking.
My feet feel awfully round.

The clouds are raining,
the sink ain’t draining:
my dishware nearly drowned.

I cannot write a post right now:
I’m busy here in bed.

I’m brewing tea,
I bruised my knee,
I’m working in my head.

Yesterday, I ate too much;
Today, I ate too little.

My theme needs changing,
my widgets, arranging…
My blog looks like a Skittle.

No I cannot write a post today–
I cannot find my roar.

I left it there,
I lost it here.
Have you seen Rarasaur?”

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How’s your attendance record?Β  What’s the average length of one of your posts?

* Featured picture of the RAWR banner comes from HolidaySnobs dino-theme party.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Sahm. *hugs* I got an award for perfect attendance, early in school, with a gold star for every day I attended. I think that accounts for most of my dedication to perfect attendance– I see it as gold stars. πŸ™‚

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  1. Oh dear…is Rarasaur lost? She can’t be!
    Maybe she just needed some time to chill and do some other stuff that will bring back the rawr in her?
    Get better soon and take care of that knee!
    My attendance records are usually quite deplorable…but I manage..hehe.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Nah, I’m alright. It just seems like it’s been one thing after another since November. I’m all excited to start my new projects and rawr to the world about them… but unfortunately I have to focus on fixing bruises and finding a way to eat. No fun at all. I like stomping, rawring, and glittering things MUCH better than “taking it easy”. πŸ˜€

      I think poor attendance is quite normal. I’ve had more than one boss and teacher be weirded out by my regularly and timely appearances. πŸ™‚

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      1. You gotta learn how to chill…relax….be a sack of potatoes on a couch….

        I offer free lessons πŸ˜€ because I’m a pro potato on a couch..LOL

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        1. Haha, I stink at it! I feel so lazy the last few weeks because I’d have to spend so much time recovering that I couldn’t do anything I wanted to do. Sleep is soooo boring. πŸ™‚

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          1. oh nooooooooooo…sleep is WONDERFUL!!! You go to dreamland…you can travel to different dimensions…you can get stuff done on different planes….it’s awesome!!

            Of course at times it’s always better to get things done on this plane and dimension..but ya know…;) (or maybe not..hehe…they need to come out with an energizer dino !)

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  2. hmm right here it seems – you ain’t lost just a little befuddled at the moment – and many have experienced that crisis – hang in there girl (hugs)

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Mumsy. That’s exactly how I’m feeling. Not lost, just befuddled… and a little stir crazy. There’s been too much resting lately. πŸ™‚

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    1. I had a feeling you’d agree with that, Marilyn! πŸ™‚ People keep telling me to rest up, but I swear the “resting” is harder on my nerves than the being sick. πŸ™‚ Miss you, too!

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  3. Poor Rara. Go away mean bug! Even in your illness you wrote an amazing poem. I’m still managing to blog daily but yesterday I blogged with a bad headache and it shows. I forgot the points I wanted to make. Average post is usually 5 – 600 words .

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  4. That was great! Interestingly my Spider Army poem post was compared to Shel Silverstein in one of the comments. Embarrassingly I had to Google him.
    My attendance record at my current job (just over 10 years) is 100%! How about that then πŸ™‚
    I hope you feel better soon, being ill is rubbish 😦

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  5. Best wishes to feeling better soon and getting your rawr back. Poor attendance here, usually due to illness, but haven’t worked in several years. My posts dance around 400-600, but sometimes goes well beyond.

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  6. I’ve always been one of those who have all their little golden stars in place, so it disgusts me when I can’t keep things juggling. I hope you get better dear girl! You seem to be under the influence of a lack of sunshine….too much winter this old Shatsu Diagnotician would say. You need to build up your fire perhaps πŸ˜‰ Anyway…when I studied Shatsu, our master Ohashi also said that being ill forced us to take care of ourselves…another thing to keep in mind!

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    1. There’s something wonderful about little golden stars, ha! πŸ™‚ A fire sounds quite lovely, actually…. I may just go and do that right now. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Bastet!

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  7. I got the stomach thing this week – thought it might be food poisoning, but, thankfully it wasn’t. Lasted from about 3:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – sorry, Rara. It’s no fun. Between Showers & Stomachs, you deserve some Rarafun.

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    1. Mine went on for 40 hours ish, but it seems to be better now even though I’m playing it cautiously. πŸ™‚ I know. I’m bummed about all this down time. Rara’s need rawr-time! πŸ™‚

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  8. Aww feel better soon Rara! The Rawr needs some rest. πŸ™‚ I’ve been ill myself lately and it messed up my entire schedule. It’s time for rest and some pondering/re-organiztion so I can start 2014 with a fresh mind!

    xo

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  9. why i couldn’t post for years. exhasted by 7::30 am LOL
    Just say NO to pants! By Sherry Carroll ( already published, so please credit ME)
    Jamie decided at breakfast her plan for the day.
    NO pants for me mommy!, at least not today! The pants are too tighty. And don’t feel just righty . maybe just this once could i go in to school in my nighty?
    No pants no more NEVER ive made up my mind. Im so sick of pants pants pants ALL OF THE TIME !
    kitty said they aren’t pretty. and they are dirty. And they are smelly. Someone spilled the jelly! I will look like a boy, and I have no boy toys. My socks will be tall! Do you want them to fall? Don’t you care about me and my feelings at all?
    No Pants for me , ive made up my mind. Im so sick of pants, pants , pants! ALL of the time!
    Look, The color is ugly. and they aren’t nice and snuggly . they don’t fit my bottom ! and I think they look rotten!
    With them on my knees cant hear the bees, and worst of all, my butt cant feel the breeze, they gave me a cold! Do you want me to sneeze? And I heard that they just might be covered in fleas! What do you say? Cmon, Mommy please?
    My undies are cozy, my undies are cool! I will just wear underpants when I go to school!
    No Pants for me , ive made up my mind. Im so sick of pants, pants , pants! ALL of the time!
    The people will stare , youll have too much fresh air! The teacher will faint, it will be hard to paint. You might get a germ! Or sit on a worm! The bus seat will be freezing! and then you will squirm.
    The snack might be crumbly, it will make your feet stumbly. Your toes will feel boney, your shoes will be lonely, everyone will tease and make fun of YOU only!
    Ok just this once you can wear your best dress, just LEAVE ME ALONE! And shut up! And for gods sake, don’t make a mess!
    Sigh, Maybe once in a awhile, I should just say YES!

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  10. I hope you get well soon. Back when I was drinking and smoking I would get sick all of the time, usually around holidays though. After quoting those things I do much, much better.
    I like to keep my post under 1000 words, usually around 300-600.

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  11. Rara lovie, I can’t even look at the computer screen when I’m ill. You warrior, you. Still posted beautifully.
    By the time you read this, the worst of it, hopefully, has passed. I know it’s hard for someone like you to just stay in bed and rest. But do so, please.

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    1. Thank you, Samara, πŸ™‚ I’m more comfy with computer screens than I am with wandering outside or sleeping. πŸ™‚ Since I still can’t hold any food down (though I’m up to 3 olives and 8 oyster crackers now) — I’m stuck in bed, la. At least I feel better! Ish. πŸ™‚

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  12. Feel better soon! The internet isn’t the same without your daily rawrs.
    Also, I love how well you emulated Shel Silverstein. Amazing. πŸ˜€

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  13. Tis that time of year for visitors other than Santa, elves and reindeer. The masses sneeze and cough and ache all over. Hope your bug doesn’t last long.

    My attendance score is perfect. I am here everyday but then I’m retired πŸ˜€ I work at keeping my post around 500 words. πŸ™‚ Get better sooooon.

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  14. Feel better soon my friend. I had a bug like that earlier this year, lasted for about 24 hours. I hated it. Big hugs and I’m sure you’ll be back soon in full rawr mode!

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    1. I think I might have had the same thing. I’m wary to test it with more than a tiny oyster cracker every 20 minutes… but I have a feeling that whatever was going on yesterday has passed. I hope I’m right. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Jackie!!

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  15. That was a wonderfully written poem even though you’re sick. That’s funny because I was thinking about that Shel Silverstein poem a couple of days ago when I felt like I couldn’t get out of bed. Feel better soon, Rara! I’m sending you some virtual imaginary crackers–when I have a stomach bug, I pretty much live off of crackers, lol! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! πŸ˜€ Yes! That poem pops into my mind whenever I have that type of day. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the crackers… I’ve eaten two oyster crackers and they’ve stayed in my stomach for half an hour already. I’m feeling pretty victorious! πŸ™‚

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      1. agh!? Oh no!? Thank you for telling me! This means a mystery is a foot… Hmmm…. my super sleuthing expertise means I should investigate….. πŸ™‚

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  16. I am so sorry you are sick! Are you getting run down, you seem to be under the weather quite a it lately? Please take care of yourself, we need you around here.

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    1. I think it’s my fault. I tried to integrate more carbs in my diet back in September-ish– to gain a little more weight– and I feel like I’ve been sick/klutzy all the time since then. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind words, lovely!!

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you! Oh, and I just realized that the last odd poem I posted you asked for on WePoets, and of course the answer is yes– you can showcase any of my work whenever. I would like to write something special for you guys, though. Actually, I think I have something. I’ll send it your way tonight. xo!

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  17. My attendance record has been pretty darn good – I love my boss and work too! Recently though I’ve run away home a couple of times – been visited by panic attacks 😦 AND now I have a stomach bug too ! grrr

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