Mary Poppins no longer!
Oh, honey, the fear of disappointing people leads to nothing but disaster. If not this time, or the next time – eventually. Trust me, I’ve had my collapse because of it. In any event, do what you must do and know that we will still be here when you return!
I haven’t watched those children since November 24th, and there is an overall feeling of relief that I don’t have to watch the children anymore– I wasn’t at peace with it, but was in denial, though everyone else around me saw what it was doing to me.
So where have I been since the 24th, you ask? I spent that week of Thanksgiving preparing for our visit to my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. This week has been spend unwinding from the trip and from nannying, and I’m finally getting back into my old groove, writing! I had a few deadlines for a local magazine, and am catching up on some other writing-related things, as well as with some clients. I’m determined to post here more often… sorry to leave y’all hanging!
So, Christmas is just around the corner. I’m starting to pace myself with preparations so I don’t have a lot to do at the last minute (one of the reasons I couldn’t watch the kids anymore– my pacing was off). We’re planning on traveling to Florida to visit my family for Christmas! It’s always a joy because I only see my family about once a year (my mom and I are very close, so this is difficult), and this Christmas was unexpected, as we didn’t think hubby had enough vacation time left, and my mom has to save her vacation time for my brother’s wedding in May.
For those of you patiently awaiting the Writers Remember newsletter, I apologize for the delay. I’m hoping to get it out today or sometime this weekend! If you’d like to subscribe here’s the link, or you can send an e-mail to be added.
You people rock! Seriously!