A concerned email last night from a writing buddy alerted me to the fact that, gosh, I haven’t been online much.
That’s because I’ve been good about keeping my New Year’s resolution and spending less time on the Internet.
So, I’ve been doing other stuff. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing.
I have been: chauffering kids to gymnastics, preschool group, romp’n’stomp and the libray; researching, writing and ordering kindergarten-level curriculum; reading lots and lots to the kids; doing art and crafts with the kids; getting a good headstart on the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge I signed up for; crocheting a scarf for the Princess; watching Planet Earth (my Christmas present; wahoo!); and holding baby, lots. As usual.
Then there was the evening I took myself and my headache off to bed at 7 pm.
And our sixth wedding anniversary yesterday where I felt that it was important to spend time with D. instead of us working on our laptops (crazy, I know!).
And the sweeping of floors and the doing of dishes and the washing (and drying and folding) of clothes that must happen, or else we would be living naked and hungry in a pig sty.
The good thing is that I am being fairly productive.
The bad things is that I am being productive in ways that are not writing. And, what is even more concerning, is that I haven’t been thinking (much) about my stories either. They’ve been completely crowded out by the rest of my life and all its attendant thoughts.
Something that needs rectifying soon!
How have you all been?
Busy as well. I haven’t even had time to really think about goals for this year, or to even *think* that it is a new year.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to do that this weekend. And yeah, figuring out how to balance everything, including writing, will be a big part of that.
Good luck! I haven’t been on LJ at all for the last 2-3(?!) weeks, so thanks for dropping by and saying hi. How are you feeling these days? *hugs*