Friday, May 29, 2009

Another day, another distraction

Today's distraction: Field Day!

It seems like every time I turn around there's another something keeping me from writing (and blogging). Life seems to rear it's pushy head and take precedence. One of these days I might actually make progress on my writing, but, as for today, it ain't happening. I get to sit out in the muggy NC air and watch my sweet littlest one compete in Field Day. All day. Actually it will be very cute, and I will take lots of pictures, but... No writing will get done. Sigh.

16 comments:

Silicon Valley Diva said...

I can relate! Today my kids have off from school. We are headed to the movies though :-)
Good luck to your little one!

Tess said...

Amen, sister! I'm with you here.

I have a love / hate relationship with the distractions of summer....love the kiddos, sun and fun ... hate what it does to my writing :s

Cindy said...

We had field day last week. It was fun, though I did get sunburned. Kids are already out for the summer and we're looking forward to it!

PJ Hoover said...

I hear you. Coffee. Late nights. All help.

Davin Malasarn said...

Life is always more important than the art, at least in my opinion. Enjoy your day, Lois! :)

Alyssa said...

Aww. Field Day was always so much fun!

Jim Harrington said...

There's writing and there's writing. :) Taking notes (mentally or on paper) while watching an activity counts. And you'll have a bunch of photos to get story ideas from. You're not putting words on paper at the field trip (or while shopping, or sitting in the dentist's office), but that doesn't mean you're wasting your time. As Alexander Steele says, "Pondering is a major part of the [writer's] job.
http://quotesonwriting.blogspot.com/2008/10/pondering-is-major-part-of-job-which-is.html

Danyelle said...

Good luck to the little ones!

Lady Glamis said...

You know where your priorities are. :)

The Things We Carried said...

I get it! We will be here when you get back :).

Justus M. Bowman said...

Doesn't your littlest one know you're trying to become a zillionaire? Man!

Solvang Sherrie said...

It was muggy here yesterday and it made me miss North Carolina. My son just said it's his favorite state!

Life is more important. The words can wait.

lotusgirl said...

I'm so glad that all of you understand that life is more important. We had a good time at the field day. My little one did great. At the end she said it was one the best days ever. The heat was sweltering. The humidity was so-so. I was just glad that it didn't rain. I got sunburned, but I too was happy.

LuLu Belle said...

Hi! I'm Christy McKay Peake - I'm in the Camden Ward. Just found your blog, through Alyssa's, and I love it!! I just started a YA novel myself, just had an idea and I'm running with it. Now If I can just find the time to write!
Your blog is great, I'll be back often!

Pen Pen said...

...I remember field day when I was in 3rd grade...They had a snow cone machine, and I waited in a line for 30 minutes for my perfect, grape snow cone. When I got the front of the line, they ran out! It was horrible!
Don't let an atrocity like that happen to one of ur kiddos! They'll be scarred for life!

Domey Malasarn said...

Enjoy it!