I had a nice idea for a blog while I was making dinner tonight. I worked out the thoughts in my head and was very excited about how it would turn out. Only one problem. Dinner was almost ready, and I couldn't leave what I was doing, so I didn't write the idea down. I spent the last several hours making applesauce and trying to remember what great topic I was going to write about.
Nothing. The harder I thought the less I had. So I changed tactic and put it aside entirely. When I had a moment, I sat at the computer, determined to come up with something. Still, nothing. The applesauce is almost done, and I still haven't remembered the original idea. I know it was good. I even had a few bits and pieces come back to me, but no enough to do anything with.
So what have I learned from this? Probably nothing. I lose more good ideas this way than is reasonable. It always seems that whatever I am doing requires my full attention, although it is obviously not getting it if I am coming up with ideas. So once again I resolve to write more ideas down when I get them on the notebooks I keep everywhere. And meanwhile, maybe that brilliant idea will come to me after I go to bed tonight. One things for sure, I'll be sleeping with pen in hand.