I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It definitely flew by. I could use at least one more Sunday this week.
Saturday would have been a prime writing day but I walked past my daughters room and cringed. What. A. Mess.
"Oh, 'Drama'," I said. "How about I help you clean your room?"
"No, Mama, please. I can do it," she cries.
"Really? Because I've asked several times and I don't see it happening."
"No, Mama. I promise. I'll do it."
"That's okay, 'Drama'. I'd love to help."
3 hours, six trash bags, several tears and multiple curse words ( I made her leave the room as certain choice words were flying) later, 'Drama' has an immaculate room and several items to donate. She's so not happy.
But then my husband tells me he's taking our son to the ballpark with some other guys so I decide 'Drama' and I will go shopping. We call my mother-in-law, whom I adore and had a girls day. We didn't buy much but we had a great time. We need girls' days every now and then. 'Drama' got a new bedspread for her clean room. One would think that would cheer her up but no, of course not. She was devastated that we had to throw the old one out. No matter how many times I explained that the old one was torn, stained and just plain gross, the tears kept coming. Several hours later she finally decided she liked her room and the new blanket. Thank goodness.
Sunday rolls around and all I can think about is what a prime writing day it will be. But then I found some brain teaser games on my Yahoo home page and I was hooked. Then my husband had to borrow my computer to update his phone. He neglected to tell me it would take over 2 hours. After about 30 minutes, I started reading a book I had recently purchased and that's all she wrote, folks. The book was great! I finished all 374 pages in one day and still had time to get back to the brain teaser games.
Who knows? Maybe I needed a break from writing. I don't work my day jobs on Monday, so...perhaps today will be a prime writing day.
How about you? What distracts you?
SIS Barb writing as Elle J Rossi