The house is quiet. All 4 kids are in bed and asleep. The dishwasher is running. The washing machine is running. My favorite show is back on TV (The Good Wife).
I haven't written one "fun" thing all week. I'm about to burst at the seams with excitement to write. (But first, sleep. And then sleep again.) Oh wait no. First, life, and then writing.
Let's take a look at the week ahead.
Kids for 1.5 more days.
Prepare for church youth activity Tuesday night.
Then go to youth activity. (Where I'm helping one of the girls teach knitting to the other girls so they can all make scarves and hats for a service project.)
Wednesday- clean my house and do a lot of laundry. And let me tell you about what I have to clean. Because this is not a normal cleaning situation. If you live on the East Coast you already know about stink bugs. If you live in Roanoke, you really know about stink bugs. They have nothing to do with a house being clean or dirty, or even housekeeping skills. They sneak in through tiny cracks in screens and doors. Cracks so tiny you may not believe they even exist. Oh and nothing kills them. And I'm pretty sure Roanoke is some sort of ground zero for them. After my cousin's wedding a few weeks ago a sliding door got left open about 2 inches behind a heavy curtain. I had no idea it was left open. I figured it out when I walked into the room and found HUNDREDS of stinkbugs. I have tried traps, sprays, bug bombs, and vacuuming. EVERYTHING. I finally gave in and spent some big cash on a special bug poison on Friday. I went back over today. My house is now Dead Bug City. I've reduced the number to dozens, but still that's dozens too many. I'll now be spending a great deal of time cleaning up the dead bugs.
And then after I clean up the carnage, I'm helping my cousin make salsa. Okay, so maybe that won't be hard work, and might just be a little fun. And then there's the presidential debate, and if you know me, I'll be glued to the TV.
Somewhere in all of that I need to get back into eating healthier and working out again. (All of my "perfect week" habits disappeared this past week!)
And pay the bills, figure out my schedule for the month, do my 2 usual freelance jobs, apply for jobs, and let's hope at some point start getting some job interviews!!
But really, all I actually want to do, after sleeping, is write!!