Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Grrrr.

It's one of those days. I just want to growl at everyone. Hubby has been home alot due to the fact that their current job is located in town and he hasn't had to travel. The weather has been rainy and wet the last couple of days and too dangerous for the guys to work. I love him being home, but he's worse than the kids sometimes and I can't focus on my to-do list. I finally finished critting a beta read for a crit partner and I'm trying to get through the chapters I'm judging for a contest. I've had two doctors appointments in a week and driving in to the city has severely limited my writing time. Grrrr.

The teen man/child is on Fall Break and I let a friend spend the night. They wanted to go over to the girlfriend's house to hang out. No problem. Of course...boys will be boys and they woke us up around 1 am. Hubby wasn't happy because he had to be up for work at 5 am. So being a grouchy butt today, I decided to check out the man/child's grades online. Not good. His grades have dropped. I'm sure he'll be surprised and have issues with being on restriction for the rest of the break. Which means he will be under my feet, and just as grouchy. Grrrr.

Our local writers conference is coming up in November. I found a couple of workshops and registered, but overall was disappointed with the selections this year. At least I can get together with some of my OKRWA sisters and spend quality adult time away from the house. Maybe some of their pubbed creative dust will rub off and I can refill my well. ;)

How do you motivate yourself when chaos reigns around you? Maybe...if I growl loud enough the family will back off and let me spill my guts on paper. Maybe...if I unload some of this emotion...it won't be a grrrr day.

I am woman. Hear me grrrrrrrrrrr.

9 comments:

PatriciaW said...

A good grrrr might not change anything, but it will probably make you feel better. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Grrrr away. It's a great way to vent. Funny you mention grades. My son's aren't too hot right now either.

Natalie said...

Sometimes life is like that. Hope it gets better soon, and until then, vent away!

Chelle Sandell said...

Patricia ~ My guys know that when Mom growls...someone's in trouble. I don't do it very often, but it definitely feels better to vent!

Susan ~ What's really sad is when the grades drop just because they're lazy. I could be more forgiving if I knew he was really struggling.

Natalie ~ ;) It's all about how ya roll with the punches.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

I am feeling a little growly today too - mostly because of weather and trouble sleeping last night. I guess it's better to growl a bit than bite someone's head of though, right? ;)

Terri Tiffany said...

I think you wait it out for awhile:) Hang in there!

crystal said...

I had a day like that yesterday running around helping family take care of personal business. Didn't get anything written, so today I'm closing myself in and not running errands for anybody! Thankfully I don't have little ones who need to be cared for ...

Jennifer Shirk said...

Roaring helps. :)

I always come back recharged after a conference! You might even get some writing done there.

Chelle Sandell said...

Ms. Kate...you have every right to be growly right now! You're at the end of your pregnancy and that was the hardest part for me! I couldn't get comfortable in any position. :(

Thanks, Terri! Hope all is well with you.

Crystal ~ I definitely need to learn to say no. I homeschool my 6 yo so he is under my feet all day.

Jennifer ~ I'm going to take the laptop and try to write in between workshops. I might even skip the luncheon and hide in a corner somewhere. :)