There is absolutely no way I'll (this is erica) get any writing today (actually I can, I just won't because I'm full of excuses). First of all, it's a work day (but I upload my work to an internet server that I can access anywhere, including from my work computer while I'm on break). Plus, I have two kids (who actually play together quite well for an hour or so) and a husband (who likes it when he can watch ESPN uninterrupted) to take care of when I get home. Which reminds me, I have no plans for supper, so that'll take awhile (throw a roast in the oven when I get home and ignore it for two hours - voila).
Don't get me started on laundry (two minutes to load the washer, then 30 min. of waiting time, one minute to throw them in the dryer and 60 min. of waiting time), the dishes (pay the kids a buck to load the dishwasher), and sweeping the floors (okay, it's mud season, so this one I have to do, but it only takes a few min. to spot-clean). Then, even when I finish, my laptop's acting up again and I think it needs a new thing-a-ma-gig that you plug the cord into, so if I use a computer, it'll be the desktop and that's upstairs (where it's quiet and, oh, yeah, I also have paper and pens).
Every busy mom/teacher/writer needs some down time, so after my work's done, I want to check Facebook (for 5 min., tops), blog comments (respond by email throughout the day instead), other blogs (let christy do that), and email (not every 10 seconds, you don't). Wait, what's that show my family's watching (probably iCarly, ignore it, that really isn't research no matter what you tell yourself)? Oh, and hubby rented a date flick tonight, so that will take a couple hours (watch it after the kids go to bed and you're too tired to write anyway).
So, that's why I couldn't (chose not to) get any writing done today. How about you??
**Obviously, this was tongue-in-cheek. But I HAVEN'T been getting that much writing done and it's totally my own fault. I open the laptop (which actually did die again yesterday) and then I spend the entire day doing other things. I HAD time this weekend. I did do some. But I DIDN'T do as much as I should've/could've. And now you know why.**