Tag Archive: schedule


They Just Keep Coming

wrote anywayGood morning my lovelies.  Well the bumps in the schedule just keep coming but I’m proud to say that I weathered them.  That’s a big step for me.  As I’ve said, I don’t like to schedule how I’ll spend my day as it is but I’m steadfastly sticking to it and yesterday was a whopper of an interruption.  It was far more distracting than my daughter staying up all night.

We had a sliding glass door put in the house that will eventually (Monday) go out to a deck.  Maybe it’s the fact that we’ll actually have a back door on the living level.  Yes, my house had no back door except for in the basement.  Why the people we bought it from had it built without one, I’ll never understand but it’s been remedied.  And through the sledge hammering to bust out the wall and the sawsall to cut through beams, which all actually vibrated my whole house, I managed to write.

The cleaning and spells I had planned for the day had to take a back seat.  You can’t really clean with construction workers going in and out of the house with tools and shrapnel.  And I want them to come back Monday to build the deck so I didn’t want to freak any of them out by setting up my altar and doing my casts.  Besides, concentrating would have been a problem.

But I could write.  I sank into my story and only came up for air when someone had a question.  So the morning mundaneness was done before they get here and I did some writing and, of course, my blog.  Then the afternoon was writing.  It appears that after a couple of decades I really have found a way to keep a schedule that didn’t include something I had to follow like high school.  And I know Monday they’ll be back so I have to ability to plan around the workers this time.

This is Friday and I’ve managed to get through the trial week.  I’d like to thank all of you who sent good vibes and well wishes that I didn’t give up or even more likely screw up. 🙂

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The First Lurch (non-Munsters)

so far so goodGood morning gothlings.  It’s a good thing this week is a trial run for my schedule because I’ve had my first lurch in it.  My 8 year old decided to be completely nocturnal last night.  I can’t blame her.  It isn’t as if I haven’t done it and, who knows, it may be genetic.  So the sleep that I was getting has been cut very short for today.  The key is to not let it hold me back from keeping to my plans for today.  Yesterday went great.  I finished all the stuff for my pre-op, ran errands, cleaned and wrote.  Perfection for me and that never happens.  Homework was breezed through, everyone ate dinner without complaint and not long after, I fell asleep earlier than usual.  11;30 I hear a bedroom door open and I know it means my doom for the rest of the night.  Our in her nightgown comes my little computer junkie.  It’s obviously game time.

So I let her play for a while until she got bored and I kicked her off.  Then she wanted her iPad which is still, at this moment, charging because she drained the battery playing with it until it has absolutely no charge left in it at all.  Luckily I found one of the other kids’ Nintendo DSIs and have her placated with that so I can do the blog and write some before the rest of the brood begins to stir.  We have to pause here for a new cup of coffee. 🙂

I guess the plan is to stick to the plan.  That’s what a trial period is for, right?  To make sure you can make things work even when things go awry.  It’ll be back to cleaning, writing, getting kids to school, writing and whatever else might befall me.  Just as long as I write.

So Far So Good

mistakess witchGood morning my darklings.  Well we’ve entered day two of my self imposed schedule and so far so good.  Once again I’ve got my coffee and cigarettes and I’m ready to do my blog.  There’s nothing right now to take my mind off of it except where the new book will be going this morning.  The dishes are washing in the dishwasher and a batch of clothes are in the dryer.  The only problem with that is that by the time that’s done I’ll have a bunch of baskets of clothes to put away and that’s my least favorite part.  I’d rather scrub the bathrooms. lol

But anyway it seems that my adhering to a schedule is having an effect on the kids.  Homework was done as soon as we got home followed by dinner and baths and then bed without a hitch.  That gave me time to do some more cleaning before I started writing on the older book.

I’m not one for schedules but if this keeps up, I’m going to do my best to stick to it.  I’m getting my writing done the way I like and the house doesn’t look like I’m getting my writing done the way I like. lol  What a shame that in two weeks I’ll go in for my surgery and it will all go to hell.  I’ll just have to start it over again.  If I can get this ingrained in all of us before March 12th, maybe it will be easy to go back to it when I’m done with recovery.  One can only hope, right.  And if that doesn’t work, a little witchcraft never hurt anyone. 🙂