en·nui   änˈwē/

noun: ennui

  1. a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

    boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy, lassitude, languor, weariness, enervation; malaise, dissatisfaction, melancholy, depression, world-weariness….


Yes, I have confirmed that I have all of the symptoms and have developed a severe case of ennui!!!  I simply cannot get excited about anything right now…..not quilting, not traveling, not reading…..nothing!!!


I know that the cure is to focus on the wonderful people and things that I have in my life and to be grateful rather than disappointed!!! 


So, in an effort to move forward, I am going to try to write several short posts about the everyday, mundane things of life.  Some of these have been in my head for months but I just haven’t written them.


To get started……

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the monthly meeting of the “Common Thread Quilt Guild” in Newnan, Georgia.    They were a wonderful bunch of women who waited patiently while I had projector/computer problems and then encouraged me profusely afterwards.

It was a good start on my path to beat ennui!!!!

…..more to come……

Creative Ennui

Well, it has been THREE weeks since I have posted anything here!!!! There are many reasons for the delay……

…..family visiting for Thanksgiving  (I am on the far right)……


….decorating the house for the holidays……..

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…..raking all of the leaves that have fallen and are still falling……


….scanning boxes and boxes and boxes of CPA files that will now be kept as digital copies rather than paper.   This wonderful Fujitsu scanner has been instrumental in this task (it will scan 20 pages per minute, front and back)……


BUT, the one thing that I WANT to do is to be creative and that is where the ennui comes in…

The dictionary defines ennui as “ a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom”  and that is where I am at the moment.   It has been good that I have had lots of tasks to keep me accomplishing things, but I am truly ready for the creative excitement to return!!!!

Well, enough complaining…….on to the next task!!!