I am muti-tasking today. It’s not because I want to. It’s because somewhere around lunch time today I am shutting down this here time waster and focusing on the house and kiddos.
Let’s face it, in the morning, all the kids want is someone to feed them and find them socks. With the exception of Peanut, I am pretty much left twiddling my thumbs or doing housework. (You should know by now how I feel about that subject.) So I have opted for a very flexible schedule of using that time to do some writing, researching, editing, trolling for work, whatever needs to be done. As long as I don’t get caught up readng about how productive everyone is, I am OK. If I can stick to it, I figure I have about 3 hours where I can work up samples, email out a query or two and do some blogging (for sanity’s sake of course).
At noon it’s time to feed the heathens. They come in destroy my kitchen and then leave again. Off to do whatever it is heathens do. That again, leaves me to more twiddling or housework. I’ve decided to opt for housework at this point. Mr. hubby will be getting up soon (in about an hour or three) from working the night before and I don’t want to look like I have been completely unproductive so I set about rearranging what has been destroyed.
The nice thing about this is that again, with the exception of Peanut, I can get caught up on some things. I save the tasks that Peanut likes to undo, like laundry folding and dishwasher filling, (as I do them) for when he naps. At that point, its almost like no one is here but me. (Hark is that the sweet sound of silence?) I do so love a nice loud pin drop don’t you?
If all works well, by the time Peanut and Mr. Hubby wake up, some things will look better and I will feel more accomplished. (Party in my head – everyone is invited, but please clean up when you’re done. It’s messy enough in here.)
After the last week of procrastinating I feel like the guilty parents I write about only I neglect everything when I get like this.
The evening revolves around bath, stories and more cleaning up. Then I set about to work some more. I am still working on the night routine. I can easily sit up until 2 am doing nothing, IM’ing and answering emails from the morning. I have considered that when I get up at 6am every morning (bad habit) I stay up and work for 2 hours until everyone else is up, but I like sleeping in.
In case you haven’t guessed, I am a terrible night owl and therefore is part of my procrastination.
Here is what I accomplished last night/this morning:
* I finally got back to my friend with the rewrites/editing for her manuscript. If she still loves me, I look forward to the next batch.
* I future posted my Blog for Watching ER at 451 Press. This way I wasn’t scrambling to get it all done by deadline this AM. Worked nicely, will repeat this tonight. BTW… go look at today’s post. If you are an ER fan, this will be fun for you.
* Drafted 2 local news briefs for my editor at the paper. Edited and enhanced the pictures that were accompanying them.
* Submitted one of the local news briefs. The other one didn’t want to unload the picture from my camera so that was done and sent this AM.
* Queried for another blogging position. I think I like blogging more than writing any other kind of copy. Can someone explain that?
I think I am done for this morning. And with an hour to spare. At this point, I am going to check my feeds and then try to get something fresh up at The Guilty Parent.
During feeding/grazing time at the chaos ranch, I am going to work up what I want to do tonight. I already have some things down in my head, but alas I am afraid that they will get lost, what with the party I am having in my head right now.
Oh and did I mention that yesterday, everyone got clean socks, I baked a chocolate cake for dinner tonight AND took out something for dinner tonight?