Are the holidays really over? The drooping branches and growing pile of pine needles beneath my poor Christmas tree claim that its glory has come and gone. Of course the lights, still on a timer, happily twinkle on beginning at 3:37 pm and click off promptly at 10:12 pm. 

The stockings that hung with care are now strewn hap-hazardly about the couch, their contents half in and half out. *sigh* So today I will be pulling out the whip and megaphone and putting those slaves children of mine to work. Despite their vehement protestations and complaints we will pack up those ceramic angels and stuffed Santas, beg them not to multiply over the dull months ahead (as they always seem to do) and tuck them neatly back into the dark corner of my basement. Be gone you harbingers of time-sucking activities!

You see, the holiday season ate chunks of my writing time, nibbling away bit by bit until my productivity dipped lower than the Maine temps. But no more. I’m putting my foot down!

As 2008 rears its head and proclaims that another blank page of a year lies before me, available to fill as I choose, I have decided it’s time to take back my house–from the forlorn Christmas ornaments and the bored college students still on holiday. I will boldly forge ahead and stake my claim on the family room which is also my writing sanctuary and declare that it is once again off-limits during writing hours!

Yes, today I will pack up Christmas, dust off the keyboard and jump back into my writing schedule that has been tilted off its axis.

Oh, that feels better already! I am so happy the holidays are over and I can get back on track. I am ready to reclaim my home and my writing time… right after I put another load of laundry in the washer, do up the sink full of dishes, cheer at a swim meet, join dear hubby on a snowmobile ride, restock teenager devasted cupboards, and…

0 Responses to Reclaiming What is Rightfully Mine

  • I started clearing the decorations as well today, but luckily I don’t have to reclaim my sanctuary, it must be hard being without it! How long until the kids go back to college? Nice to have them home I imagine, but enough now, real life is calling. I hope that you are successful with getting your room back, and that your writing goes well.

  • Thanks, Mima. One student heads back in a week, but the other has come home to attend the local university. 🙁 It will be a new ballet as we both learn each other’s schedules. I’ve been so spoiled having the entire days to myself. But it will all work. My characters are screaming in my head and begging to have their stories told!

  • We’re supposed to put the decorations away? LOL.

  • Nope. Crazy ladies can leave Christmas decorations out all year long. 😛

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