Monthly Archives: April 2013

Prom Night – A Mother’s Thoughts

prom night

My daughter, Princess (not her real name), went to the prom list night. These are the thoughts t hat ran through my mind as I waited up.

  • My daughter is growing into a beautiful young lady
  • I hope she has a good time
  • I hope she is safe
  • Did I set her curfew too early or too late?
  • How in the world am I going to stay awake that long?
  • Who am I kidding?  Sleep won’t happen until I hear the garage open.
  • Say a prayer that she makes it back home safe.  Add a prayer for everyone else’s kid as well.
  • Realize that late night television programming is the worst
  • I should have rented a movie from Redbox
  • What am I going to cook for dinner tomorrow?
  • Did I cover everything in the “Don’t Drink or Do Drugs” speech?
  • What if there is an accident?
  • I don’t need to think about any accidents.

I finally had to call my sister on the West Coast to take my mind off all the things that could happen.  I am an admitted “worrier” but my imagination takes me places I don’t need to go.

In the end, Princess made it back on safely and on time.  No need to worry.  Until next year.

So What You’re Exercising……Have You Written Anything?


A few months back I joined a gym. I have been exercising faithfully ever since. (Lost 13 lbs. so far) I feel like I have accomplished a major goal. But have I written anything?

The answer is “No”.  The reason:  I don’t have time.  How can I fit writing into an already full day?  I work full-time then it’s straight to the gym.  Once I get home, I have to shower, check on the kids and check in with the hubby.  Before I know it, it’s time to go to bed to start the day all over again.

Every day I plan to get some writing done.  Every day I fail.  I need help to get my life in order.  The only time I can think of is setting the alarm an hour early.  It is the way I got my first draft done.  Maybe it’s time to try that route again.

How do you find the time to write?  Any suggestions for a stressed out writer?



Weekend in Charleston:  $300

Dinner at Oak Steakhouse: $150

Celebrating 19 years with the man I love:  Priceless


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