A Bump in the Road

This week’s workplace battle, pitting uncooperative project deliverables against a rapidly approaching deadline, left me with little energy or desire to stick to my New Year’s resolution of serving my family a nutritious daily sit-down dinner.

As such, I’ve emptied my pantry of pasta and my freezer (that’s right, freezer) of pizza.

(Photo Credit: Mattias Klum)

With a reverant nod to the immortal Helen Reddy, please join me in singing “I am working mother, hear me snore.”

To make matters worse, I had not one, not two, but three good friends ask me – all within the course of about 3 hours today, “How’s your book going?”

I’m a mom with a full-time day job, I have a manuscript burning a hole in my briefcase, and I am blogging about how busy I am.

If you looked up “irony” in the dictionary, chances are you’d find my name somewhere in the definition.

Maybe it isn’t irony at all.

Maybe it’s just pure, unadulerated mom-foolery.

Don’t worry – I won’t whine until the kids are in bed and I can pour it into a glass.

Thanks goodness tomorrow is Pizza Night (third time this week). Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a deadline to meet.


4 thoughts on “A Bump in the Road

  1. Keep up the great work of being a full time mom and full time writer….you are doing great and I thoroughly enjoy your work. And once the book is done…I’ll read it.


  2. Hi Barb,Can I join you in the chorus of the Helen Reddy song. :)I had to make choices regarding my New Year’s “resolutions”…I had wanted to blog every day…but after less than a month, I realized that with a job outside the home (4 days) and volunteering at the local kindergartens for story and craft programs (1 day) and husband who would like to occasionally watch a movie or talk with me and a house to clean and meals to cook and food to shop for..and the picture book writing challenge I signed up for (write a PB draft each month)…and pack and ship my book out..which, by the way, is doing great on Amazon ever since I was quoted and my book was mentioned in the cover story article of the February Parenting Magazine…I realized something had to give…so it was the daily blogging.I think you are doing such an awesome job…absolutely love your posts…don’t beat up on yourself…just do the best you can do. đŸ™‚


  3. Vivian – Congratulations on the book mention in Parenting magazine! I can’t say that I’m surprised – it’s a great book with a great message for parents. And thanks very much for the encouragement. My aspirations are sometimes bigger than my capacity to achieve them, but I won’t give up. I appreciate your support and encouragement!


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