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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.


Jul. 3rd, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the family aren't going to say, hey Mum, take some time out to write so that leaves.... oh, yes, YOU to sort it. TAKE it. Mess can wait. Or they can clean up after themselves.

But the boys were playing. Christy was babysitting. Who was pressuring you to tidy? Yourself? As Moth and Vivh said... take time out. Keep yourself sane.
Jul. 3rd, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
-But the boys were playing. Christy was babysitting. Who was pressuring you to tidy?
Good question. I think it's mostly the pressure of being a mother. And you need to see the state of our spare room, it's dreadful now that Asher and I took out the couch and television! And the boys needed to get back into their room to be able to sleep! And all Steve's friends were coming round that night to watch a French movie. Although at least Steve did all the dishes!

I'll get there. Thanks. Sanity is certainly important. Right now, at 10.20am Christy has gone to another babysitting job, the boys are playing nicely, the tennis rerun is on and I have my laptop open *g* Sanity, here I come...

And may I ask who's your icon?
Jul. 4th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
And may I ask who's your icon?
One of the guys from Battlestar Galactica, sometimes referred to as the West Wing in space. I am talking the new series not the 1970s thing. One day I shall modernise my icons and get some 'appropriate' ones but as I have been saying that for a long time....

I don't like the one above anymore but it is a photo I took of a tiny icicle on a little burn up in north west Scotland. I took it lying on my stomach on the frozen earth.
Jul. 4th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
The icicle was always good, like a frozen waterfall!

I have heaps of great icons I didn't carry over to Nate's Mountain. I got used to using them for various expressions and I don't really have anything much like that anymore. My fannish ones are more writers these days, too.

I never saw Battlestar G. old or new. But a West Wing in space sounds interesting *g*
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
never saw Battlestar G. old or new. But a West Wing in space sounds interesting *g*
look out for it. It was the first bit of Tv that I could really get into after the West Wing. My brother introduced it to me when I was down visiting. I thought he's gone nuts when he said he wanted to watch it, that Tuesday nights 9pm was sacred territory... Battlestar Galactica???? Then I watched....

Went home and downloaded the whole series to that point which was most of season one. It has got politics, relationships, ethics, conflict, uncertainty, decision making, racism, suspense, intelligence. You name it, you got it. Look out for it. You could have great debates in your Ethics classes.
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
-Look out for it. You could have great debates in your Ethics classes.
Heh, I've had to put a mock ban on Grey's Anatomy for the whole ethics class LOL! I have one student who can just about quote entire episodes! And half the class has seen it and they go, 'Yeah, yeah, that one!'

But BG does sound interesting. Thanks!
Jul. 3rd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
And please, please don't mind but I won't comment on your LJ much. Too many people there whose worlds collided with mine in the past and I shan't ever get over any of them! So I'll keep my distance most days, but I'm still reading.



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