Fuzzy On The Details

Between my drafts folder and the multiple notes saved to my phone, I have so many things I could write about on this blog. I often jot or type things down when inspiration strikes and then go right back to what I was doing, having every intention of fleshing out that idea later. I have 30 drafts saved on my blog with titles of a few words or so. I have at least another 30 topics saved on my phone. Yet I struggle to come up with a blog post that will dazzle you.

If you’re a fan of The Office, then you’re probably familiar with this Michael Scott quote:

Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.

That’s totally me when it comes to blogging. When I come back to many of those blogging topics later, I have often no idea where I was going with them at the time I wrote them down. And I stare at those topics and even attempt to write a few sentences about those topics, hoping that things will click and I’ll find where I’m going with it along the way. I usually don’t.

As you’ve probably already guessed, today’s post is going to be about the topics that I seriously don’t have a clue where I was going with them.

Cussing 100 yards, forget cleaning

I wish I had a clue what “cussing 100 yards” refers to, because it sounds like it would be funny. I’m certain that it doesn’t have anything to do with me hearing someone cussing 100 yards away, so there’s that. And “forget cleaning?” Well, I do that quite often, but why is it lumped together with the whole cussing bit? Am I the victim of autocorrect?


Dear past me — be a dear and kindly expound upon your blog post topics, okay? Surely something bland and boring like “sharing” has to be connected with a funny story, right?

More bubble bath

I’ve got nothing. I can’t think of any situation in which one of my kids requesting more bubble bath (and I’m assuming it’s them, because my husband doesn’t take bubble baths and I usually don’t, because my allergies/asthma is very picky about soaps and stuff) would be humorous.

Your face is a vulca

Okay, so “vulca” has to be “vulva.” It has to be. Now if only I knew why I wanted to blog about vulva faces. Did Baby Girl call Little Man a vulva face? Because that would definitely be a step up from what she usually calls him — a meanie or a brat. (Gah.) Clearly I thought it was so funny enough that I’d remember all of the details of it later, but nah.

Bath water

This was on a separate note from “more bubble bath,” so I doubt they’re connected. There are a few things I could write about with something this generic, but nothing that strikes me as particularly interesting. I could write about the kids splashing water over all of creation from the tub, but…meh. I could write about Baby Girl drinking bath water, but…meh. Maybe that’s where I was going with it at the time I wrote it down and couldn’t see that it only had “meh” potential.

Theist spray

This is absolutely my favorite topic that I am clueless over. This one is older, so I know it absolutely isn’t related to when church people showed up on my doorsteps a couple weeks ago, when I hadn’t washed my hair in two days and wasn’t wearing a bra, but dang, it sure would’ve come in handy right about then. Surely I wasn’t planning on a bug spray for religious people, so what the heck was this supposed to be about? Or what the heck did autocorrect screw up and turn into something that makes me look like a heathen?

These are just a few of the topics that I have no idea where I was going when I wrote them down. And even on a couple of them that I have somewhat of an idea as to what I could be referencing, I’m still not sure how the hell I thought I’d get an entire post out of it.

Just so y’all know, this is pretty much every list I make. I used to not make lists, but then I started making them because I was told it would make my life easier. Ha. I’ll go into Target every so often and buy some Greenroom spiral 6×8 notebooks, which I use to keep track of all of my lists. And then I’ll inevitably lose one of the notebooks and start lists in a different one, and then find and lose another, and so on. Currently I have two notes on my phone plus pages of notes in three different notebooks for birthday party plans for Baby Girl’s party. When I try to take it all in and make sense of everything, I inevitably get overwhelmed and start a new list. The madness never ends.

Are you dazzled now?


Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

27 thoughts on “Fuzzy On The Details”

  1. Lol, I read this and today I woke up feeling a little bit like Dory. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the amount of kids I currently have at home due to ‘summer break.’ 🙄 But I go in the kitchen driven and with a mission and then …. nothing! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I’m clueless! Why did I just walk in the kitchen and which child asked for what?! Ugh! Dory my friend, you are my soul sister! 😆 That or my kids have taken my brain hostage and are secretly laughing when they see me going bonkers!

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    1. True that. We had one group come up in the yard a couple months ago while LM was out playing. I looked outside and three adults are standing around him handing over papers and stuff. I was NOT happy. Coming to my door is one thing, but it’s completely inappropriate for strangers to surround a kid in his yard.

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  2. Dying at theist spray! I’d read a whole book of vamping on notes from your phone.

    One of mine from last year: giant boat penis… But actually I know exactly what that’s referring to.

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  3. Your face is a vulva! Haha! Can I teach this to my toddler? Heh heh. I’m surprised I’m still allowed to be her parent! I love your posts, they are always dazzling! I did make a video in response to your mothersday challenge 🙂 I’m just shy to post it coz it’s a bit rubbish, but it was th only way I could get the 2yo to answer the questions 😀

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  4. That theist spray doodle is the best! I’ve started writing my random lists on sticky notes so they don’t try to escape when I’m not looking. Now if I can just get my toddler to not throw random sticky notes in the trash…

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    1. Haha! I have an app on my phone called a Post-Its app. I take pictures of my Post-Its and it puts it on a bulletin board of sorts, and I can organize them or even add to them. I was doing that for my book that I was organizing.

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  5. This was the absolute highlight to my day!! The Vulva Face insults had me cracking up in my office today. I’m glad I have understanding dorky moms for co-workers.

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  6. Oh yes, I do this! Often it’s related to wine drinking in the evening. I think up these glorious red-wine-induced blog ideas, make a note, and the next morning, think WTF? How much wine did I have???

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