Monday, August 27, 2012

A New Chapter In My Life

Maybe even a whole new book!

Today my last child headed off to school. You know what that means? A quiet house all to myself for 7 hours! Well, hubby will be here too, but he works upstairs and I'm going to work downstairs.

The Plan:
  • Get the kids to school (this will drag from 7am-9am)
  • Exercise
  • Clean something or other house project
  • Shower
  • Lunch
  • Write, Revise, Edit, Blog, Marketing
  • Kids come home, sanity time ends :)



So what are YOUR fall plans?

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy your seven hours of freedom! No kids, so plans are the same.

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  2. Wait until they're teens and won't get out of bed or retreat to their room. Even more time then.

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  3. I'm still trying to get my three month old on a schedule...

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  4. What a big day! Probably a touch sad for mom, but so much hope and potential, too! (For you and the kiddo. :) This time of year always gets me excited for things to come.

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    1. There was a moment I realized my last baby was out in the world without me. I did get to keep him home until he was almost 6 so that helped a lot. They just look so young at 5!

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    1. Thanks Michael! I'm working on my Christmas present to myself during this time. I'm losing some weight!

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  6. Give yourself one day a week where you have an hour or so to just do nothing. You deserve some rest time, too.

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    1. I fell asleep on the couch for about an hour today. Does that count? It was wonderful.

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  7. Writing. More writing. Hopping around the blogosphere with Gwen Gardner as my Partner in ParanormYA and more writing.

    Yeah, that sounds about right :-)

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    Thanks Alex, I will!

    Martin, the scary thing is I have teens too. Half of them prefer to hibernate, and the youngest is up at the crack of dawn. *sigh* Having kids 6-15 is an interesting challenge.

    Beth, good luck with that. Getting them on a schedule can be hard, but so worth it.

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  9. Hi Charity! I have a 17mon old I just enrolled in pre-k (starts tomorrow) so I can have time to do revisions and get serious about a sequel. I struggle with feeling a little guilty: sacrificing a cleaner house and more time with my daughter in pursuit of this dream. but I think I'm a better mom when I'm looking out for me, too. It'll take time for both of us to adjust, but then I think we're both going to like a few hours a week for ourselves.

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  10. Charity, congrats on seven hours of quiet! I know how precious that is.

    I'm still formulating my plans so I won't list them here except to say that writing is the number one priority.

    Jai

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  11. Ooh that's awesome! I hope you put all that free time to good use! :-)

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  12. As much as I adore and love my little ones... I ENVY YOU!!!! OMG - a whole 7 hours!! That said - my plans match yours only with a two year old tagging along : ) And like you the others come home in afternoon... insanity continues.

    ENJOY!!

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    1. Thanks Ainsley! I've done it with kids tagging along, and while possible, this is so much easier. I can actually immerse myself in my world completely without needing to leave the "mom" radar on. :) Hang in there and you'll get there eventually!

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