Hello again! I hope your weather has been as nice as mine. Spring is ripe. Lilacs, my favorite spring flower, are blooming and filling the air with their lovely scent. I’ve been spending a fair amount of time in the backyard with my girls; blowing bubbles, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and playing on the play structure. Sweet time with the kiddos. Precious time.
Sidenote: I bought my three year old a bubble bucket so she could blow bubbles herself without spilling. Plus, there are three wands, which means when the nieces are over and there are four girls, we’re reasonably well covered. 🙂
I have a lot of trouble believing it is May.
I don’t have a real update. This is the tough part of my work week — Monday through Wednesday are heck on wheels. I spent my commute home (and hour and fifteen minutes) frantically making phone calls because I have a lot to attend to right now. Besides the usual life stuff, I’m the maid of honor in a wedding in a couple of months, and as the bride is about the most wonderful friend you can imagine, I want her to have a fabulous wedding. Add in this general sense that the year is just fleeing before I can even reach out and grab it…. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed today.
Luckily, I’m getting out of town for Mother’s Day weekend. We rented a house in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. One setting in my novel Queen Witch is Cape Foulweather, so we’ll be spending a fair amount of time in that area this weekend, since I’m working on revising that novel. I’m hoping to make some progress on the book before we go, but we’ll just have to see. It has seemed like my kids are a little stressed out on lack of mama time recently. They’re little, and I may need to make some adjustment in my balance. Plus, the chirping birds (yes, birds again) and bright sunny skies make me want to get outside. That’s good for me, the human. Because I am human, not just a writer. 🙂
How about you? Achieving the balance you need between work and play? Needing to readjust?
I hope everyone has a productive week, interspersed with afternoons outside in the glorious sun, completely screwing off.