Or maybe I should call this post: This is Me NOT Multi-Tasking, as I've been trying to find time to write a post all day. And it's not because I'm so insanely busy that I haven't had time. Okay, I'm a little insanely busy, but I had time. Plenty. I'm just horrible at multi-tasking. Do you want to know what I'm not horrible at? Going down rabbit holes. That's right. Because each time I started writing this post, it was with the best intentions. I even had an interesting topic: Re-discovering Jane Austen. But then my mind went a little off track and this is sort of what happened:
Now here I am, fed, caffeinated, up to date on emails and other work, and not in the mood to fold laundry. And I now have a blog post with a list of things I accomplished today … multi-tasking in my non-multi-tasking way. Maybe I'll even write blog posts on those other topics that crossed my mind at some point. Maybe.
Thanksgiving has been over and done for a few days now, but it still lingers in my Monday Mind. I'd been planning for Thanksgiving for a while. Not just the day, but the entire week surrounding it. It was a week when my parents would be stopping by en route to/from my brother's house, my youngest son would have off from school, my aunt would be staying with us, my oldest son would be venturing in and out, and my daughter would be coming home from college. And it was a week when I'd be cooking a Thanksgiving meal.
While I was most definitely looking forward to all of those things, I'd prepared myself for the following:
Here's what really happened:
It's almost that crazy day after Thanksgiving when you shop 'til you drop - or if you're like me - do it all from your home computer without leaving your warm comfy house. Thank you Internet!
But today, I thought we'd kick it off early with a birthday sale to celebrate the big 5-0. No, it's not the blog or the books... it's um ... it's me, okay?
I'm 50 today, and since nobody gave me a choice in the matter, I've decided to embrace it … sort of … at the very least, I've decided to put all of the Kindle versions of my children's titles on sale. YAY! Some of my books, like my newest release Millicent Marie: Just My Opinion, have never been on sale. Just saying. So if you're planning on getting your child a new phone or tablet or other device at a Black Friday sale (or if they already have one), why not also load up a book or two or six and give the gift of reading while you're at it? And don't forget to check out the selection of audio books as well. The voices are SO fun! You can find everything at:
Sale prices are good through the holidays, so enjoy and thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday!
Today I'm so excited to tell you about the latest release from Lauren Clark. I'm a huge fan of Lauren's books, so when I heard she'd published a new book recently, I couldn't wait to read it. In addition to my review, which you'll find below, Lauren stopped by to answer a few questions and was gracious enough to offer an AMAZING giveaway, which you'll find at the bottom of this post. THANK YOU, LAUREN!
I read The World Breaks Everyone in just a few days. Here's what I thought about it...
I know what you're thinking: Don't rush the weekend! I get it, I do. But now that my two oldest children have grown and left the nest, and my youngest spends every other weekend with his dad, some weekends can be a little too quiet, and it almost makes me miss the days of when I wrote this blog post back on May 6, 2011 ... Almost.
May 6, 2011
Is It Monday Yet?
I know most people will wake up this morning and say TGIF. But more and more, I find myself counting the hours until it's Monday again. As the weekend approaches, I look to my calendar and am faced with a familiar dilemma: how in the world will I get my kids to all of their activities and events, manage to get the grocery shopping done, do the laundry, get the house presentable enough for our company, and have a relaxing weekend?
My calendar looks something like this:
-Child#1 has a Bat Mitzvah to attend – needs to be there by 9:30am
-Child #1 needs to be picked up at 11:30am
-Child #2 has dance from noon to 1:00pm
-Child #3 is a tag-a-long
Sounds easy enough right? However, my Saturday, will most likely end up something like this:
I drop #1 off at 9:30. I come home, jump in the shower, make a shopping list, wake #2 up, get child #3 dressed, straighten up the house a little and generally feel calm that I have everything under control.
I take #2 with me at 11:15 to pick up #1. I figure I can drop #2 at dance on my way back, and I feel a sense of accomplishment that I can pick up/drop off on one trip. I plan on going to the grocery store in between drop off and pick up from dance. Child #1 will just have to come with me. I mentally prepare myself for teenage attitude.