Monday, June 25, 2007


Going on vacation did not refresh me.I repeat - it did NOT refresh me.

I want to say it did. I'd like to believe it did. But at eight o'clock on Monday morning, knowing that VBS is tonight and that my kids are riding a weekend long sugar high, I'm thinking I'm not refreshed enough for the week ahead. I'm tired. I'm grumpy.

I'm simply not ready.

Really, by this time in the day we should be at the dining room/homeschool table, bent over school books, writing reports on Booker T. Washington (went to the plantation where he was a slave)and D-day (visited the memorial in Bedford...if you're ever there, go see it!). Instead, I'm listening to ds #3 cry because he doesn't want to do gym, dd encourage her brother in a loud and obnoxious (I can say that, I'm her mom)voice, and ds#1 boss everyone around. DS#2 is busy creating a fantasy world. I'll leave him to it for a while.

I think the kids and I need some focus. Unfortunately, I'm the adult. It's my job to focus everyone. If I had the energy, I might do it.

Whether or not I do remains to be seen.

Writing? Ha! I've still got to finish the proposal. The writing portion is done, but I want to prepare the package. We'll see if that gets out this week.

On a happier note, I'm making steady progress on the book in a month.

How about you?


Sabrina L. Fox said...

"On a happier note, I'm making steady progress on the book in a month.

How about you?"

Uh, as usual, I'm falling miserably behind. Sigh. I have about 12,000 on my 75-80000 goal. I keep redoing the math to see how much I have to get done daily to reach my goal of September. I want to be able to pitch to Krista at conference. She's judging the same book as a Genesis Finalist and I thought it would be a good time to pitch. I'll pray for your crazy month, you pray for mine. LOL. Glad you're back, Shirlee.

Shirlee McCoy said...

You do know that means you're almost a sixth of the way to the end, right? Just do that six more times and you'll be exactly where you need to be. Piece of cake! :0)

I will pray for you, Sabrina.

Sabrina L. Fox said...

Isn't it funny how we never thought we'd use math and now we use it in our writing? LOL. Thanks for the positive slant. ;)

Lynette Eason said...

Hey Shirlee, just checking in with you. I haven't been reading your blog lately, but I'm Been catching up on all the posts. You live a truly exciting life. I just finished Valley of Shadows. Wow. I almost stepped on the scale to see if I'd lost a pound or two after that ten mile run I ran right beside Miranda! Whew! I was exhausted.

Thanks for a great story.