Each day, I keep thinking, things will slow down and I'll get more done. Heck no! I've been trying to get to the post office all week and mail out some packages. They are still in my car. I did get to the UPS store and mail out some raffle baskets for two RWA chapter conferences coming up. Then I was half way home before I realized I should have gone to the post office, too. Since I'm only a little over a mile from the post office, I should have turned around and gone. Alas, I didn't.
The reasons I don't stop while out and about is that if I'm on my way somewhere (such as lunch with author Skhye Moncrief or to my part-time job) I'm usually running late. Yes, I'm one of those chronic late people. Then if I'm on my way home, my granddaughter, whom I babysit has fallen asleep - finally - and I don't want to wake her up. Thus, the packages are still in my car. I hope I can get them mailed out tomorrow.....I have an appointment at my job to learn some of the computer files, then I'm having lunch with my mom. I'll probably stop, sleeping granddaughter or not, on the way home. Two of the packages are for soldiers in Iraq, and I really want to get them sent!
So, then I try to find time to write and usually, I'm so tired when I sit down or too busy reading e-mails that I don't write. Or my computer goes on a tantrum and puts me out of the mood for writing, unless it's a scene where someone dies......
Oh, another thing I'm doing tomorrow, is a booksigning of sorts with Skhey Moncrief. A local play place is holding a swap and shop Friday evening, and we'll be going there to sell our wares. I have a few of the anthologies I'm in on hand and I've burned some CD's of my short story to sell or give away...who knows what I'll decide to do in my sleep-deprived state? Cause the sleeping hours seem to disappear, too.
So, if you're near League City/Webster, TX tomorrow by Bay Area Blvd and Hwy 3, stop by Monkeyin' Around and say hi. We'll have a prize basket up for raffle.
In the meantime....where DO all the hours go?