Monday, February 3, 2014

28 Days of Writing - Temporary Insanity

Well of course, it's this writing challenge.  What was I thinking?  I've got things to do, a life to live, cats to feed, and Evil Twins to soothe.  Wait.  I think I have just one Evil Twin, thank goodness!

My creative mind needs work, so I write.  A life needs balance after all.

It's just like when I signed up to run a marathon and then signed up again to do one the following year.   I lost my marbles and some cartilage along the way.   We runners are probably more than temporarily insane, though.  Yesterday, I  did an 11-mile run with sleet pellets bouncing off my sunglasses.  At least the temps were above freezing (barely). The sunglasses were to keep the pellets out of my eyes.  Snort.  Oh, and yes, there was/is plenty of snot.

I think the cats have the right idea:  train an insane human to feed you, fetch your toys, and to provide a warm lap for your bath and naps.  With pets, temporary insanity is the new permanence.

I hope you are enjoying this writing challenge as much as I am.  ***Bangs head against wall*** There are more crazies in the asylum.

16 comments:

nonamedufus said...

You know I always thought it was my cat that was insane. But I think you're absolutely right. We humans are the insane ones for catering to their every whim…and whine.

Linda said...

Why, yes I am enjoying it...until about Wednesday. I had the first 4 pre-written. Got to get cracking!

MsDarkstar said...

If being a Crazy Cat Lady is wrong, I don't wanna be right!

Rob-bear said...

I would think of insanity as a normal state in your house, Reffie. With cats like Oreo, and Evil Twin, and this wiring challenge, how could anyone stay sane for more than a few days?

I'll leave it to you to sort out the matter.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

laughingmom said...

You lost me at cats...

ReformingGeek said...

@noname - That is the truth.

@Linda - I had only a few pre-written. I may not have much to say as I continue to lose my sanity.

@MsDarkstar - Life would be boring without cats.

@Rob - Why, yes, it is nuts around here. It's a good thing I like nuts.

@laughingmom - I hope you are found soon.

Malisa said...

Running 11 miles is not temporary insanity. It is PURE insanity!

Margaret Andrews said...

What Malisa said.

injaynesworld said...

What Malisa said and Margaret agreed with. ;) Meow.

Paula Wooters said...

What Malisa said and Margaret and Jayne agreed with.

P.S. My son is also insane. He's been out running three times a week in this crazy weather we've been having. (Including -20 wind chill. At least he stayed in the day the wind chill was -25. ) I'm getting tired of thawing him out with the hair dryer.

Nicky said...

What someone said and others agreed with and then other witty stuff that I would say if I wasn't temporarily insane. Or if I was a cat. Either one.

Katherine said...

You ran ... in the freezing cold... ice hitting your glasses...... ?!!?!? You are not temporarily insane, you are TRULY insane!!! HA HA HA!

ReformingGeek said...

@Malisa, Margaret, Jayne - what I said to Noname.

@Paula - I feel for you northern runners!

@Nicky - Meow.

@Katherine - Yep.

meleah rebeccah said...

"Yesterday, I  did an 11-mile run with sleet pellets bouncing off my sunglasses"

-- Holy crow! That's amazeballs! And also, totally insane!

KZ said...

You know how you occasionally hear stories about people who are ridiculously in shape, but who spontaneously drop dead while running marathons? Yeah...that's why I don't run marathons. Laziness plays a small part in it too, I guess.

P.J. said...

Runners are definitely insane. Right up there with wrestlers and lacrosse players!


"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"