Let me start this post by saying that I love my children! They are the driving force for just about everything I do. After all, this blog would be called “No Job for This Woman” rather than “No Job for Mom” if I weren’t a mom.
Home from School
That being said…they’re home from school again. My daughter was out of school on Monday because the remnants of a sore throat (which caused her to limp just to prove how much pain she was in), hadn’t cleared. So, I made her stay home from school in order to fully recover.
It’s amazing though, how her recovery sped up around 6:30 PM right about the time we usually leave the house for her tumbling class. But being the strict, stern, uncaring, mean mother that I am, I didn’t let her take tumbling. My rule…If you can’t make it to school, you can’t make it to tumbling (or basketball, or football or the movies, or…).
I put off my Monday’s writing until Tuesday when my limping daughter with the sore throat would be back in school. That way I wouldn’t have to worry about distractions. When Tuesday came, I got her off to school, my son went off to class, and I pulled out my dictating equipment only to receive a phone call telling me that they were closing the schools due to snow. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow, or so I thought.
Well, today is yesterday’s tomorrow and we’re snowed in. No school today, and from the looks of the forecast, there may not be school on Thursday or Friday either. Oh, and hubby has a 65 mile one way commute so he decided to work from home instead (wise move).
Drop in Productivity
Let me say this again. I love my family. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but I do look forward to those hours 5 days a week when everyone goes to school/work and I’m left with peace, quiet, Fido and my laptop. That being said, I guess I won’t accomplish nearly as much as I originally had intended to accomplish this week.
Rather than try to hole myself up in the office and work, I decided to take an impromptu vacation. I’ll write if I can, but I’m not going to beat myself up if my productivity takes a bit of a drop. After all, why bother to be a freelance writer if you can’t take time off when you want/need/are forced to?