You can always tell when I’m consumed by writing. I forget to blog. LOL. It seems like every waking moment is tied up in this new story I’m working on. And the truth is, as soon as I’m done, I’ll be jumping into another one. I’m in one of my creative binge periods. Where the ideas slam so fast through my brain there are days when I feel like I have at least 20 more years of writing material. ;-)
People always ask how I do it all with the TV and film review columns, raising kids, writing books and running a successful writer’s workshop. The truth is, when I’m in this writing mode it’s easy for other things to fall through the cracks. My husband’s birthday was yesterday, and I’m thankful he never wants much. A roast, mashed potatoes and a chocolate cake and he’s a pretty happy guy.
My youngest turns 18 tomorrow. Do we have a party planned? No. We’d talked a few weeks ago about doing something special, but he’s busy with school and I sort of let things lag. On his way out the door this morning I asked again. “I don’t know mom, maybe next week.” LOL. The story of our lives. Maybe next week.
Sometimes I worry that we’re all moving so fast that we forget to live life. Then I realize, no, we are living life, just differently than most folks. :-) We do however make time for each other. There will be a moment in the next five days or so when the four of us sit down and have a meal together. We’ll give each other hard time, find out what everyone is doing, and talk about future plans. In addition to everything he has going on at school, the youngest has to make a decision about college. It’s not as simple as we thought it would be a few months ago. Many times discussing these things as a family helps to make the path a little clearer.
So this is my long way of saying, I’m so grateful for my kids and husband. They drive me absolutely insane at times, but I wouldn’t want this life without them.
How about you? Do you have family traditions? Game night once a week? Sit down meals? Any ideas on a fun birthday for an 18 year old? LOL