Or maybe … just breathing life to words on this page this way.
3:00 p.m. As I’m working, I email editor about a COOL idea for my novel. 13 minutes later she emails me back and agrees it’s a cool idea.
3:20 p.m. Kids wake up from nap. They play outside, and I try to get some more writing done. (“Try” is a good word with them coming in and out of house needing things. I got maybe 300 more words.)
4:00 p.m. It’s getting to hard to concentrate on writing. So I send off some emails and Facebook messages to friends who are helping with my daughter’s wedding reception instead. (Wedding in just a little over a month!)
4:15 p.m. Work on schedule and plans for upcoming Teen MOPS meetings–trying to keep all the volunteers on board.
4:45 p.m. The kids come in and ask to watch Mulan. I put it in and try to get a little more writing in as I sit at “watch” it with them on the couch. (Maybe 150 words.)
5:15 p.m. The kids are back outside. They decide to play in the mud … which I don’t realize at the time. I get the mail, sort through it, pick up the house a little.
5:30 p.m. They kids are COVERED in mud. (I should have gotten a photo!) I have give them all baths and blow dry the girls’ hair.
6:30 p.m. What’s for dinner? John is in Australia and it’s “just” me, the three little kids, Nathan (20) and grandma. I decide on scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and orange wedges.
7:15 p.m. Just as we’re sitting down to eat, Grandma starts having a little fun, so I capture it. Click to watch video of my 85-year-old grandma dancing!: (Posted by Tricia Goyer on Tuesday, April 14, 2015)
7:45 p.m. Washing dishes and the kids finishing their movie.
8:30 p.m. I remember that I need to order some books for an upcoming speaking event, and I look at www.BookDepot.com. That site totally sucks me in and I place an order for my books for stock, homeschooling books, World War II books, books for my Teen Moms, and new Bibles for the new pre-teens/teens who will be joining our family. As I’m scanning the books my kids are having a big pillow fight in the living room. They are super hyper!
9:30 p.m. Get the kids to bed WAY to late they are overtired and cranky.
10:30 p.m. The kids are finally in asleep, and I sit down to write this blog. I have no idea what I’m going to write, but as I think over my day (which is pretty typical), I get an idea!
11:59 p.m. I’m finishing off this blog and creating the title graphic. The house is a mess, my eyes are tired, there are still a pile of research books on the couch next to me, and I didn’t get as much done on my novel as I needed to, but tomorrow is a NEW day. And that exciting thing is that John will be home from Australia. Do you think he’ll mind if I hand the kids over to him and crash?!
What about you? What does your typical day look like?