And then life happened

28 Oct

There I was, chugging along, feeling all superior about meeting my 31 Days of writing challenge when Life happened.

Life refuses to be ignored.

This is why I’m not a big planner. I go “Surely I can manage a blog post a day for a month straight, I have plenty of stuff to write about.” and then Life steps in, needy bitch that she is, and goes “Attention please!” I scramble about, fall off the face of the internet, circle my wagons, and then realize that I’m not sure what day it is anymore. Then I have to find a way to climb back out of the hole Life tossed me in to get me alone with it for a while.

And now I’m here again. Not because I have something hilarious or insightful to share, but mostly because I’m determined to find a balance to this writing/life thing I’ve been attempting to juggle.

No matter what Life throws at me, it still has to go on. Bills have to be paid. Halloween costumes must be bought. Dogs have to be de-fleaed. Because yes, that happened. The dogs got flea. FYI, flea treatment shampoos are amazingly moisturizing on the skin.

I’m sure people have all sorts of tips on how I can organize my life. And that’s awesome. But it’s my life. I can organize to a point, then my shade of reality kicks in, and my time is spent not doing the things I want, but taking care of things that are screaming for my attention. I’m not talking daily things, like laundry and food shopping (which need to be done anyway) – I’m talking about the times Maura’s thrown in a tizzy because the battery died on her device and she doesn’t understand charging it. Or the evening when she wants me to just sit with her and watch a show as she snuggles next to me. All that on top of the fact that there are other teens in the house that, despite feeling pretty grown, also still need me.

So life happens. Not just life, my life. Which always has to be more…interesting…

I still find the time to annoy the tiny one.

I still find the time to annoy the tiny one.




3 Responses to “And then life happened”

  1. Joy M Newcom October 28, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    People whose lives are too balanced: Can we trust them? Really?

  2. franhunne4u October 29, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Nobody’s life just goes to plan – some have more disturbances, others less, but nobody ever has made plans for sickness, death, accidents – and yet all that happens to all of us all the time. I cannot help you organise your life – barely able to organise mine, but then I like to improvise. It’s just my way. You know, I had a very organised appointment with my ophthalmologist on the 19th and get a flue vaccination on the 21st. The Thursday before that I came down with a pretty bad cold, fever up to 39,2 ° C – 102,6 ° F. I cancelled that appointment, I cancelled the jab – and I cannot even say if I am able to get vaccinated on the 4th, as I am still pretty slimy … You don’t make plans for bad things to happen, still they do happen – and you have to deal with them and that’s that. People with a high degree of improvisation just shrug and deal with it as they are used to change their routines, people who ARE extraordinarily organised find it harder to deal with.

  3. teresamcnally October 29, 2015 at 3:09 am #

    Missed you 🍀


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