Monday, May 29, 2006

I know you Americans & Brits are on holiday (have a nice one :))--thankfully we are not and school carries on as normal this week! I'm signing DS up for 3 days a week after September. 3 whole days of kid free time. Can you imagine?

At the moment I get 3 hours two days a week and I'm grateful!!! Somedays I organize playdays and get a whole day writing, but not as often as I'd like with no relos in the area. The point I'm fumbling towards is this. At the moment I feel like the slowest writer in the world. I have projects and I'm usually moving forward with them, but it is SO SLOW!!!! But from September, I will finally have real time to devote to my stories, real time to dive in and submerge my mind, and not be dragged out of the void by hungry, bored, poopy-pants children.

And next year I'll be cursing bank holidays--because DS will be home, but I'll still be paying :( But I am really really looking forward to it. (As it is only May I guess you can probably tell :))

13 comments:

Toni Anderson said...

Not that I don't love them and won't miss them dearly! But DD is six and a half and isn't even fulltime at school yet! In the UK she'd be in grade 3!!!! I'm just thinking balance would be nice.

Dennie McDonald said...

my youngest had speech two hours twice a week (and next school year he is supposed to get three twice a week) trust me I know how you feel - quiet time is such rare comodity!

Dennie McDonald said...

I should mention the other three were in school full time - school is out not and we've already had four major fights - yet no bloodshed - I am looking for any and every summer program....

Bailey Stewart said...

Can't tell you're excited at all ... LOL

And it's perfectly understandable. I love my mother dearly, but I would practically sell my soul for some alone time to write.

Toni Anderson said...

Dennie--I forgot you had 4!! LOL. I shouldn't complain.

(((Eve))) we never know what life will throw at us. My family are like a soap opera, so I do know. I'm hoping for good things for you.

Loreth Anne White said...

Roll on September then. LOL, I'm not a huge fan of the endless summer vaction, either. This year I'm going to try very hard to get up a 5 am each day ... and work until lunch, after which I will devote the rest of the day to kids and family chores. And then at night, I will try and squeeze a few more hours in. I figure -- with discipline -- I could almost get an eight hour workday in that way.

Whether this happens in practice ... lol, time will tell.

I think we all have our relative time challenges ... and young kids defintely rate among the more taxing. So do ailing parents. (((hugs))) Eve.

Dennie McDonald said...

Loreth - once I get caught up on my sleep - (yeah like that ever happens) I might try your schedule - I wish I could stay on one but it is so very hard!

Toni Anderson said...

Wow--I'm not sure I could get up at 5 a.m. Loreth. The only time I did (excluding babies/kids) was for a summer job at Truprint in Telford. Nightmare job, but I guess it gives you lots of daylight to play with.

Good luck--it really sounds like a great plan.

Brandy said...

I can sympathize on wanting some free time. Except I will never get it. (probably why I am a night owl) I homeschool my Daughter (5th grade). At least when it's nice out I can throw them outside. :)

Laurie said...

I sympathize with everyone's summer situation! As we've moved to Saskatchewan, there're no programs here during the summer for special needs kids. It'll be the first time in 5 yrs I haven't had them in a full-time program. I usually get at least a first draft (although a rickety one) done in the summer, because the programs go till 4 p.m. This year, I'm all by myself, no sitters or anything. I've found one week of camp so far...sigh...they'd be happy to sit in front of videos all day, the problem is the TV is right beside my computer! Getting up at 5 a.m. may be my only defense - great idea, Loreth :)

Toni Anderson said...

Laurie--I hope you survive the long hot summer. I won't mention winter :)

Brandy--I have lots of admiration for homeschoolers, but I know I'd be a disaster at teaching my kids. I inherited a wide impatient streak from my dad :(

Peggy said...

I'm SO jealous. We had to pull son out of daycare because of cost. Hubby didn't think it made sense since I was home anyway. :-(

Oh well, next year he begins JK. Just one year more, that's all, I keep telling myself.

Toni Anderson said...

Peggy--that hurts!! We had that problem last year, but this year we've managed and DS has benefitted hugely from having some outside structure.

I really feel for you!