It's so easy to get caught up---caught up in your daily chores, work, responsibilities, bills, driving carpool, preparing meals....And let's be honest, I often get caught up in stupid things like facebook pics of someone else's vacation, the new Garnet Hill catalog... But lately I've been trying to get caught up in the moment. After a week with my family on vacation last week, I realized how much I miss just hanging out with my kids. Granted we can't all just hang out all the time, but we do have a lot of short moments together in a day. We eat breakfast together every day, dinner together every night (I'm kind of a family meal Nazi that way), but how often is my mind already on the next thing? Or maybe not there at all? So I'm working on that. Even right now with you, my readers. I am thinking of you :) and sending you a great day!
I am also trying to WRITE but it's kind of like treading water. I'm writing a lot, but it's going in a lot of different directions. But that's okay, I suppose. As long as I'm working, right? But sometimes I feel like I should always have a goal, be working toward something, but then I think, I am! I am working on being a better writer, and isn't that enough?
(cue Billy Joel) I'm in a Lenten state of mind.
Daylight Savings Time has thrown us for a loop, as always. You'd think we'd learn by now and practice up or something. Maybe a more intelligent mom would move the kids up ten minutes a day for a week, so everyone can FUNCTION the first few days of DSL. We did change all our clocks the first day which was a FIRST for us, so I guess we're making progress after all.
I started the most AMAZING book: THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain. It is sooo good (about falling in love with Ernest Hemingway). I only just started it, but I can't wait to get back to it. More on that one later! Also Judy Blundell (What I Saw and How I Lied) has a new book out today, I believe. I look forward to that one, too.
The Book Reveiw section of the NYT had a great little review on Sunday about all these new girly books out. SILVERLICIOUS (sequel to Pinkalicious and Purplicious) is out and there's a new book called TALLULEH's TUTU that has the most beautiful illustrations I've seen in ages. I need to make a bookstore pilgrimage soon to take in all these new titles.
Take care, and pick up a good book today.
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I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.