Ugh! Let me tell ya, 6:00 a.m. was a rude awakening for me! See, my kids were out on Spring Break last week and we kinda sorta got into a bad habit of staying up late and sleeping in late. Please don't throw rocks at me - we're just night owls around here:) Anyways, I dragged my poor, sleep deprived butt out of bed and went about the fun tasks of getting myself somewhat presentable, acting like a drill sergeant in order to make the oldest child get herself ready, and helping the middle child with her morning routine while trying to keep her awake.
Now I did make sure the kids were in bed at a reasonable time last night, but I didn't collapse into sleep mode until around the 1:00 a.m.-ish hour. Being that yesterday was Easter and I spent all day with the family, I didn't get any quality "me" time to write until late last night. Then I had to cut a lot of words that I labored over on Saturday and still meet my 500 words a day goal because I have to answer to my fabulous crit partner/slave driver Tina Lynn. (Check out her writing challenge at her blog - she will hold you accountable!)
**Hold for a moment - having to help the middle child with a homework problem*
So....where was I at? Um, yeah, I was telling you about my glamorous morning. Okay, getting to the point here. My wonderful, angelic sister-in-law took pity on me yesterday and offered to babysit the youngest for me today! I was so excited because I that would give me about six hours to write and blog or check out Twitter. With no distractions!!! So I dropped her off, raced back home and....fell asleep. And I didn't just nap for an hour or two - I slept for FOUR hours. Yeah, I know, I was ticked at myself. All that precious time wasted because I was exhausted.
And because I was so mad at myself, I ignored my writing. Yeah, I know, that was stupid, but I needed to get myself together because I felt awful for sleeping so long this morning. But it turned out to be a good thing because I happened to check out Frankie Diane's blog and I found out that I won her contest!!!!!! Yup, you read that correctly - I am going to receive a personalized signed copy of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting!
Okay, I was on a high. I mean, I squealed like a little girl when I found out I won, so I'm glad nobody was home with me at the time. I checked out some more blogs and left the house while still in a good mood around 2:30 to pick up the girls from school. But an hour later I was ticked again. My car broke down FIVE times on the way home. FIVE times. I would go a few miles, the car would suddenly lose power, and I would have to pull over on the side of the road for a few minutes before it would start again. My hubs knew about it yesterday (said something about the fuel filter needed to be changed) but he told me it would be okay to pick up the kids. So a few angry phone calls later, I made sure said filter would be changed today.
So that's my roller coaster day so far. I seriously hope that the rest of the day is peaceful and uneventful. How has Monday been treating you? Let me know!!!