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No breathing space...

And so the holidays roll along. The weather actually cleared this afternoon and the washing dried. Well, the washing on the line dried. There is now more on the line and more in the machine! OMG!

And the males in the household all had tantrums this evening, one at an appliance and the other two at each other! I'm so weary of trying to keep the peace between everyone. I spent most of the day rearranging stuff in rooms, and throwing out junk and sorting toys. Asher helped me move the heavy furniture, then the boys played with their friends, Christy went babysitting and I tried to do more tidying. I didn't get to write *pout* - what happened to the notion of long afternoons writing? It never happens while the family is so busy and demanding, and it's kind of disappointing, like there will never be time again. I might have to put my foot down LOL!

I had a glass of wine with some friends this evening when I went to collect the boys, and they forced a cocktail dress on me LOL! My friend's daughter is having a cocktail 21st birthday and I never wear and don't own anything even close to that! So they armed Christy with some things for me to try on! OMG! Watch this space. It's not until August! A little black dress!!!

And I received mail from moth today but Christy won't let me open it yet *g* so thanks, Liz, in advance! I guess you're off to the south of France by now. Eh bien...

Tonight I. Shall. Write. ...no matter what. End of story.

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vivh
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad that your weather has improved a bit, I wish ours would follow suit...

There will be time to write, there must be, though you might have to make it happen!!! This is your holiday too, you too have the right to do things you enjoy, the mess in the house is everybody's responsibility not just yours, so is keeping the peace... if you take all the responsibilities they will crush you... book yourself a couple of mornings or afternoons to write, put them in the diary/calendar/plan, make them a commitment, you wouldn't cancel friends coming round just because the bedroom needed tidying, nor would you refuse to take Christy to clarinet or the boys to soccer because the washing is waiting... don't cancel your writing time either, you deserve time to relax and enjoy yourself as much as anyone!
You are working so hard, both at school and at home, you need the holidays to be a time to rest as well as a time to catch up with things, so look after yourself, please!!!
natesmountain
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks, Viv, you have such good advice *sigh* It all makes sense when you and Moth say it.
-you deserve time to relax and enjoy yourself as much as anyone!
Thanks. And you're right, I really need to book in some time for myself and not lose it all on housework and managing the rest of the family. Steve has all the guys round tonight so that should give me some time to get my laptop out, huh! And maybe I'll just book Christy to take the boys out to the movies or something later in the week! If they go on the bus, they'll be gone for ages *g*
vivh
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
I do hope you write tonight, and later in the week... give yourself some time as a birthday present!!!

Have lots of fun!!
natesmountain
Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
- give yourself some time as a birthday present!!!
Hee, good idea!

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