Friday, February 18, 2011

I Could Get Used to This...

Today, a rare and miraculous thing is happening... shh, don't talk too loudly or you might wake me out of this dream... I have the day off.  Home.  Alone.  All to myself.

My school has a nice, long President's Day weekend (today and Monday off) but Hubby and Children's schools do not.  Eeeeeevery now and then there is an advantage to following three different school district schedules.  Sometimes.  Ok, rarely, so I have to celebrate it, lol.  We are all off on Monday and then on Tuesday when the rest of us go back to work, Tootsie Roll has a random inservice day.  (That's more like how things usually work out.)

So after I spent the morning dropping kids off, futzing around, coffeeing up, texting Handsome Hubby to try to make him laugh during his inservice today... I sat here.  And began.  To write.

And OH MY GOODNESS!  I have been doing a lot of thinking since my CP's very helpful comments and have needed to cut and rework some things, so today I got to actually sit quietly and work on it.  And a problem that I have had with the beginning being too expositiony and not enough "let's get to the interesting stuff"y is beginning to work itself out.

Is this what being a writer is like? Not having to steal an hour after kiddies are in bed to jot down a few paragraphs?  Cause, seriously, sign me up!

p.s. - Yeah, I know.  It's not that simple.  And life is always busy, even if you are home alone during the day.  But it's me who's dreaming here, so let's pretend, shall we?  Cause I am loving this day!

16 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Enjoy your happy writing day, Lindsey!!! And here's to many more unexpected days like this in the future! :)

Rachel Searles said...

Nice! Me days are the best! Enjoy your free time :)

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your day off and better yay for it being a writing day!!! Wonderful!!! Enjoy it!! take care
x

Anne Gallagher said...

Enjoy it while it lasts. These days are gifts from the muse so go you!!!

Heather said...

Congrats on getting to spend a fabulous day writing! Enjoy!

Hannah Kincade said...

Delude yourself all you want! LOL! I get the well, you're single so you must have oodles of free time to work 24/7 and babysit my kids.

Just because I don't have any of my own kids, doesn't mean I want yours. I'm just saying. (not to you, of course but those people) :P

Carrie said...

Enjoy your day off. Hope you get a lot done.

Donea Lee said...

As much as I love my daughter and husband, I LOVE, LOVE my alone time! It's just nice to only have to worry about yourself, sometimes. I totally get it ~ :) Hope you get a lot of great writing done. Enjoy!

Tracy said...

Ahhh, congratulations on your alone time; how I savor that myself! Unfortunatley, I don't get too much of it either but when I do, I love it.
Glad you had the day to yourself and hope you accomplished a lot!

roxy said...

So glad you had some time to yourself. Hurray for writing during daylight hours!

erica and christy said...

Yaaaayy!!!!!!! Go, you!
erica

bikim said...

that's a dream around here!
HI!HI!HI!
lovely blog!
happy weekend :)
Rosa

Carol Riggs said...

Yay for your day off from life, so you can write! Yes, it's glorious when kids are old enough (I have an empty nest myself) and the day can be structured to write, write, write. But it IS possible to write with kids around. Just trickier. Enjoy your day! :)

Kaylie said...

I try not to count the years until my youngest is in school, you know, enjoy them while they're young 'cause you can never have that time back, etc. But sometimes 2014 seems very far away...

Rebecca T. said...

Yeah! I'm glad you had some time to write :) I can't wait to see what you've got next... February is going by FAR too quickly :)

erica and christy said...

we got a snow day today! i'm home writing, too! oh, and your mug should get to you soon!!!! :0)
christy