Thursday, December 10, 2009

While Mom's Tucked Away...

Yesterday was a snow day. Yay. (Note the sarcasm.) I knew I was days away from finishing my novel and I planned a week long sprint to the finish. A snow day threw a serious wrench in the process. But I was a good mommy-- I bundled children up to go out into arctic temperatures to play in the inch of snow we were covered with. I made pancakes and hot chocolate for breakfast and turkey paninis for lunch. And promptly at 1:00 I checked out of the mommy shift and went to work at my author job while Julia and Jenna were cleaning their room and the two little ones took naps.

But somewhere in the day, my powder room was invaded by squirrels.


Or small children. I discovered this "nest" when I used the powder room this morning. These kids are making me work for it but the joke's on them. If all goes well (meaning hours of writing) I will finish my book TODAY. Oh, yeah.

17 comments:

Brandy said...

I always eat my skittles while on the toilet. It's the only way to enjoy the rainbow. :)

...dying to read the book...

Kristin said...

LOL! Brandy's comment is cracking me up! Yay for you finishing your book! I can't wait to read it too!

Heather said...

All of us blogger friends get first dibs, right? 'Cause I can't wait to get my own autographed copy, and I know Amazon won't have that!

It'll be so exciting to say I knew you, and got to listen you to snore one fall weekend in Tennessee! Although Brandy can say she actually slept with you; maybe we'll be on Jerry Springer someday with the sordid details :)

Those darn squirrels are always invading my house, though they seem to the leave the bathrooms alone...

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Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Special K has bran to keep you regular, right? So I think you've got some smart squirrels to be eating it in the bathroom.

On a serious note...I'm so impressed and amazed by your determination and hard work writing your novel. I know it will be amazing and plan on buying a copy for everyone I know as soon as it's published!

Jill said...

Denise! What is up with the stuff in the bathroom? Mine do that too...WHY the bathroom??
ACK!

Jill said...

OH...and congrats on the final stretch of the book...I am with Heather...I want an ADVANCE/SIGNED copy!!!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Boy you sure do have partners in crime!!

April said...

that's awesome! congrats!!!

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Kristy said...

Well you have not been here in a while so ????? Did you finish it??? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Love, Kristy

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Megan said...

Oops! lol

I know you're writing because I see your tweets, but I don't know anything else about it...maybe if I go digging I'll figure it out. lol Awesome that you're going to be a published author though!!

Melissa said...

Who the heck left that last comment?
I'm not sure how I missed this post, but I can't wait to read your book. Is Chapter one rewritten?
This is how my house looks daily. If there is silence in a house with 3 small children, these things are bound to happen. I just need to get Miracle Ear, so I can hear the plotting of such deviance.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Im having my first blog GIVEAWAY!!! come by and say HI!!

Tricia said...

What is that right inside the doorway? Did someone not make it to the toilet in time?

I'm glad to see you blogging again. I've missed you.