Monday, June 27, 2011

I am a great aunt! Okay, I've been told I'm a great aunt LOL, but on Friday I became a great-aunt.

My neice had a little baby girl: Mercedes Allene

Isn't she adorable!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Did I ever mention I HATE waiting. Really don't like it.

It is now almost five weeks past the date the editor said she would get back to me on a story submission so I think I've been pretty patient--not sane or uncranky by any means but she doesn't have to know that.

But I think it's time to do that little, "hey, just touching base" email--which is almost more painful than the waiting with all the should I or shouldn't I's going on in your head.

See, only goes to prove that no matter how many books/stories/articles you have published, nothing really changes, it always comes down to the one story you are waiting to hear on right....this....minute.

*Sigh* well, here goes.....I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Okay, there is an old theme here going on....

....and it doesn't help that my oldest turns double digits today. DOUBLE DIGITS!

Wow, what happened to diapers and naps? Now it's attitude and baseball....still, gotta love the kid, too cute not to LOL.

So Happy Birthday you lots!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Okay, I admit it, I think I'm getting old. And its not so much the physical signs as the mental ones.

No, I can't use forgetfullness as an excuse because--and my husband will verify--I've always been a little left of centre and I claim my forgetfulness as forgetting to come back to the real world while defining the characters and settings in my head (trust me, sometimes that world is far more interesting and less stressful LOL).

But things don't seem to bother me as much as they used to--or should I say, I just don't react to them the same way. It's easier to let certain things slide or simply say, "well, she's always been like that so why bother getting upset" type things. I still get freaked about things popping up at work that I don't know, but once I settle down, I figure it out, but other things lately I have been remarkable calm or simple shrug and move on instead of fret about them or get upset about them.

Maybe that is what it is then....with age really does come experience and knowledge--that you actually use LOL. Finally knowing that some things just can't be changed, some people will just never change, and life as you know it has never have.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

War zone

Wow...this is one of those weeks where parenthood and careers do a head-on collision.

For starters, hubby is working extra hours because of inventory at his job. As for me, both the day-job office and the home-office have exploded this week with deadlines and the, well, if-it-can-go-wrong-it-will grenades (especially at the day office). So the hours are longer at work then even later night shifts at the home office and a lot more stressful just as.....

Baseball season for the boys started. And of course my sportsaholic children aren't content just to play on the house league team that my husband and I just so happen to coach (yes, go ahead and read as he cons me into helping out every year LOL). Oh, no, my boys also made it onto the rep teams (read proud, but oh my gosh--two different age levels now)--and this year those schedules totally clash...again, another KABOOM!

So, the war zone this week involves bringing in the reserve troop of grandparents (who are thankfully on a mid-travel break) to watch the kids afterschool while I work the extra hours, get home, try desperately to fix quick yet WW friendly dinners, change for baseball practice, only for the hubby to go back to work afterwards; then do the whole thing over again sustituting practice for a ballgame (to which I am going to be lone coach as it is inventory night for him, yikes!) and rinse and repeat yet again only this time in different tanks as one heads off with one son for an out of town rep game while the other makes sure the youngest gets to his rep practice. Armour plated tanks would be good right about now--no messing with traffic, just ride right over LOL

Oh, and just for fun because yeah, I might be having a bit of trouble sleeping with everything going on...Friday night is the town's Cancer Society Relay for Life 7pm to 7am walk for a which we are both on a team for the first time this year--I haven't done an all nighter in a VERY long time you can kiss sleeping in the war zone goodbye until maybe Saturday night.

And I'm telling you, by then, I don't even think a grenade will be able to wake me up until very late on Sunday morning :)

So put your helmets on my world, you're gonna need them this week LOL