Monday, March 22, 2010

Multiplicity

Happy Monday! :) And how was everyone while I was gone? Anything fun, exciting, awesome, scary, sad, etc, etc go on?

For me, I think I may be starting to get my life organized again. Absolutely amazing how long it takes to get back into the swing of things after you move...especially a major move like we did. Our schedules are completely different, so things are just...weird LOL

I watched one of my favorite movies over the weekend, Multiplicity,  and started to realize that the 4 characters Michael Keaton played were reminding me a lot of...me.

See, I have my workaholic side, like #1 - the side that wants to petition for a 36 hour day just so there is more time to write, write, and write some more.

Then I have my Holly Homemaker side, like #2 - this one wants to do nothing but putter around my house all day making sure everything is totally spotless, with home-baked bread in the oven and my adorable, shiney and well-behaved children playing happily under my feet.

And there is the "normal" side of me, the original version - the one that just tries my best to be a good wife and mother and writer and sometimes fails at all 3 but keeps on trying.

However, I often find myself like #4 - the copy of a copy of a copy - the one that just didn't turn out quite right. The one who has been stretched so thin the only things he can manage in a coherent sentence are "I like pizza" and "more Coke."

So how do I somehow combine all those personalities and make the perfectly balanced woman who can effortlessly juggle writing and mommyhood and wife-of-the-year?

Beats the heck out me. If anyone figures it out, let me know :D

In the meantime, I'll keep typing away, with the multi-colored plastic barrettes clinging to my unbrushed hair (my daughter made me pretty so "daddy will marry you" *snarf* gotta love kids...didn't want to break her heart and tell her that daddy's already married to me and stuck with me whether I'm pretty or not *Ha!* eh, can't hurt to let her doll me up...but I digress....) while my kids try to play Go Fish with the cat and I try desperately to remember that really important thing that I can't remember and wrote on a post-it note but someone opened the window and it blew down.....hmmm, hope it wasn't TOO important....

*le sigh* I may not juggle well, but I do occasionally keep a few of the balls in the air - and for now, it's enough :)

How is everyone else doing with their balancing act?


6 comments:

Patti said...

I've often thought that would be great to have clones, but then I'd be so concerned that they weren't doing their jobs that it would actually take more time.

Falen said...

i don't even have the mommyhood - i just haev day job, dogs, housekeeping and blogging and writing and i have enough trouble with that. I don't know how you mommies do it

Michelle McLean said...

Well my day job isn't full time and I can do it from home, so that helps :) Writers with full time, outside the home jobs, esp those who are also mothers...I am in total awe of those women :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Most times, I feel like the copy of a copy. And I wish I could have more Coke. ;)

Caledonia Lass said...

I am not organized, nor do I ever feel like I do things on a schedule. I do try, it just doesn't ever seem to work out. I don't write down said schedule, so sometimes I forget exactly what I should be doing. Perhaps this should be a goal of mine, to better myself by becoming a little more organized.
I love that movie too. :D

Lydia Kang said...

I'm always trying to balance everything and it's always a leetle askew, but that keeps it fun.