Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Mayhem

Well, no real "mayhem" today, unless you count the fact that my house is still destroyed. I've been painting for a week or so now and everything that should be in the bedrooms is now in the halls and spread throughout the other rooms....and I have been on a cleaning and laundry hiatus while I try and get the bedrooms done so I can put all the stuff back in them.

With any luck, I'll be done with my son's room today and then I can start putting the house back together. But I am pretty sure someone will stop by before that happens, because that is how it always works. My house could be spotless for weeks and I won't hear a peep from anyone. But today, with dishes piled on the sinks, baskets of clothes (at least they are clean) all over the front room, furniture and toys spread EVERYWHERE, the bathroom looking like something from my fifth grade science project, and me in my paint covered sweats.....SOMEONE is going to decide today is a good day to visit :D

You know, I used to really hate Mondays, back when I was in school and working. Now I look forward to them. Why? Because then my kids go to preschool and I get 2.5 hours of sweet, heavenly peace and quiet. It is MY time, the time I have set aside to write....and guess how many Mondays I actually get anything done :D It is just so hard to do anything productive, and so easy to just sit and do absolutely nothing, with no one there to demand anything of me.

Today, my husband came home about an hour or so before the kids did. He had been at work all night so he went right to bed. So, instead of writing today - I WENT WITH HIM!!! I took a nap for the first time in years! I think the last time I took a nap was when I was pregnant with my daughter....or maybe every now and then when I've been really sick.

But let me tell you, while I feel completely guilty for not getting anything done (remember the state of my house?), and while my characters are nagging at me to WRITE........that nap felt sooooo good! Maybe I'll be productive next Monday :D


Anonymous said...

I love running away and taking a guilt needed :) Good luck with the house and the writing.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh my gosh I cannot resist a good nap. How do you manage to not take naps more often is what I want to know. Good luck getting your house back into shape and finding some time to write!