Wednesday, March 31, 2010


My two school-aged kids have a late start this morning due to the quarter exam schedule (I can't believe they only have one term left till summer). As I type this, they're getting ready for school, eating breakfast, getting dressed, packing backpacks, lunch, and making sure they have everything for their after school activities (play practice and track).

It's funny to me how an hour or two difference in the morning schedule can throw me all out of whack. I'm used to the set routine of waking up, getting dressed, eating, out the door. I don't usually have my coffee before we leave (I do today!) or see sunlight (it's going to be a beautiful day) or have computer time either. I'm not sure I like it. I have a feeling that by the time I get home from dropping them off I'll feel like most of my morning is gone, and heck, I might as well watch whatever marathon is on Bravo instead of writing (like I should be doing!).

I'll do my best to fight the Bravo urge, really. I promise. I'm also going to try and set up a book signing in Massachusetts this summer. Wish me luck!

Are you the type of person used to a routine, or more of a go with the flow, easy-going, roll with the punches type? And if you're the latter, can you teach me how to be that way too?


  1. Do you know where you're thinking about going in MA? I'd love to come to one of your signings!

  2. I like a schedule. I have two young ones myself and though they try to fight it, they do better on a schedule too.

    Have a great day.

  3. It's very selfish of your children to interfere with your TV schedule. Make them walk to school!

  4. I have a half-way schedule meaning things never go as they really should. But not to have my coffee first thing in the morning - I'm not sure I could make it out the door or that the world would even be there when I opened the door. :)

  5. I definitely have a routine and when it is disrupted, my day seems longer.

  6. Jessica, I'm trying to set it up at the Hingham B&N, but am waiting to hear back from the store manager!

    Elie, a schedule is so important with little ones. I always dreaded time changes because they sent everything out of whack.

    LOL, Mason! I can see that happening to me.

    Interesting, Dru. My day seems shorter. I wish it were longer!

  7. I have a schedule I follow b/c I work outside of writing. Plus with four boys, I have to be on my A game all the time or they will take me DOWN!

  8. The only thing I miss about my day job is the discipline of actually being somewhere at a certain time. I end up goofing off the whole morning now and really have to make myself sit in front of the laptop to write in the afternoons. And errand day throws me for a loop every week--I seem to get NOTHING done on that day.

    I need a rut.