Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vote with Your Hope

I should be in a better mood. The long, cold, bleak month of January is over. And February with its light, frivolous holidays is half done. Despite the fact that Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow, spring is still around the corner.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 came home from school on February 1st talking about groundhogs and predictions. "We had to vote on whether or not we think he'll see his shadow," Thing 1 explained.

"What was your vote?" I asked her.

"Well, I think he is going to see his shadow, but I hope he doesn't" she said. "So, I voted with my hope."

So, why do I feel so melancholy? Is it because I thought by now I would have made more strides with my current WIP? Is it because I think it will never be as funny or as clever as NINJA PIGS?

Why can't I be more like Jordan and vote with my hope?


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Vote with your hope - I love it! I believe your WIP is probably hugely clever and you just have the jitters. :-)

storyqueen said...

We should all vote with our hope.

And don't worry about the WIP!!!

It's going to be great. There's nothing wrong with setting the bar high for yourself, you know. You can do it!

However, I recommend starting another one, just for when something isn't working on one project, you can work on the other.

Good Luck!


Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

well, if this means anything...i LIVE for your blog posts. i love each one, and i have no idea where or how you come up with these seemingly small tid bits of life, that are somehow so meaningful/fun/interesting to think about! love you!

Danyelle L. said...


Voting with your hope is hard because it means letting go, spreading your arms, and hoping you know how to fly. But you can do it. :)

Unknown said...

Vote with your hope...I love it.

You're witty and clever with many more fabulous ideas to come. You never know when inspiration will strike.

Hardygirl said...

Such wisdom!!

And, I love that puppy.


Clementine said...

I agree with Shelley. Start another one. Better yet, start a quilt! I've been on a roll while working on that thing...however the quilt doesn't look that good, lol!

Yat-Yee said...

Whatever that kid is eating and reading: keep it up!


Heidi Willis said...

What a fantastic saying! I love it!!

My hope is this: the groundhog is only right 39% of the time.

Although I'm suspect since it's Feb 15 and I still have 23 inches or more of snow on the ground.

lisa and laura said...

Ok, THAT is profound. I want to vote with my hope too! We could all take a lesson from little miss Jordan

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

girl I feel your plain. I feel the same way right now. *sigh* But I know you can do it!

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Yes, yes, vote with your hope.

That is what that little bird deep inside of my symbolizes. Well, you probably understood that!

Thanks for your touching comments on my blog and email btw. It meant a lot to me.

MG Higgins said...

That picture is so darned CUTE. I'm voting with my hope, otherwise things are just be too depressing. I have a feeling your WIP is wonderful! Hang in there.

Cathy C. Hall said...

So, I woke up this morning thinking my current WIP was um, what's that word for stinky?

I took a break and stopped by here. Oooooh, no I get it. I forgot hope.

(Thanks to Thing 1...or was it Thing 2? I can never tell them apart :-)