No Sleep? You betta carpe diem!


I like how when I write about serious stuff, nobody tunes in, but I’m sure I’ll get at least 5 hits on this whiny mommy bloggy kind of post. Mmmmmhmmm…I see ya’ll out there. I’m gonna get out of your box!


Anyone else struggling this week, out there? Maybe it is the changing of the seasons? or maybe because the prolonged winter really has gotten to me. Winter is really starting to remind me of a toddler: He’s on the floor, whining and kicking and screaming…but you know what? Winter, too, must acquiesce. I can smell the thaw of spring in the air.

And with Spring comes hope. And with hope comes action.

So here is what I’m up to:

1) I just submitted a short story for an anthology! I really can’t believe I have an opportunity to be a published person! I’ve always had a dream of being a writer, and I have a passion and a budding talent for it. I, literally 10 minutes ago, just pressed the “submit” button. I am so proud of myself. I’m so excited about the possibilities and the opportunity.

2) I went back to an old story that I had written for NaNoWriMo 2 years ago. I remember why I loved it, and I’m about to really go to town on it. I’m breaking out some of my old lessons from Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways course (which I love and is the best gift I’ve ever given myself…aside from my stand mixer…that was a pretty good gift).

3) I’m kicking butt on my two EdX courses, Justice and The Ancient Greek Hero, and I just signed up for another EdX course, Science and Cooking, which starts in October. Because the mind is a terrible thing to waste, ya’ll!

4) I’ve decided that I love working with textiles, but I don’t know how to read patterns, so I’m hooking up with my good craft friend this weekend so that she can teach me the last bit of magic that I’m missing. I’m going to figure out a way to link my Pinterest boards to this blog so that you can see what I’m up to.

5) I’m tackled Potatoes Au Gratin this weekend as my starch contribution to the Easter feast.

Did I mention that I’m running on an average 4 hours of consistent sleep over the past few nights? Yeah. Carpe Diem. There are things to do!

And did I mention that I’m sore from my Children’s Museum playdate yesterday that had me pushing my double stroller all over Boston yesterday? My back is barking.

(My mother always said that “Mothering is a young woman’s sport.” I think I understand why.)

Mucho pictures regarding all of these projects will be coming soon. I need to do a camera dump anyway.

What have you done today? You better get to it!


12 thoughts on “No Sleep? You betta carpe diem!

  1. Good luck with the crafting my friend. I absolutely get a crazy wild imagination about what I could sew and how amazing it would be to create my own clothes to wear, and then I quickly get back to the realization I can’t read directions. For the life of me, I cannot comprehend the instructions for putting a pattern together. So I stick to pillows and pajama pants – those are pretty self explanatory.

    • I wanna learn how to make Pajama Pants! Whaaaaa? I’d never get dressed again, lol. You know what I REALLY want to learn how to make? My own shorts. I HATE buying shorts. I’ve pretty much abandoned them for skirts from Spring to Fall. This isn’t a bad thing until there is WORK of some sort to be done. And then you have to go short buying. haaaaaattttttteeeee it. Maybe THAT will be my project.

      I know how to embroider, which is something I love to do. I know basic stitches for knitting and crochet, but I don’t know how to piece and I don’t know how to pattern. I’m ready for that “next level” kind of stuff. Because I’m buying a house and I want to make my own textiles for it…like curtains and throws and pillows and what not. You know? It’s TIME to be useful!

      • I’m sure you will get it, and please do write and share – especially when it comes to decorating the house. Shorts might even be out of my reach unless you don’t mind everything being elastic. I’m limited to cross stitch and things I can figure out by looking at it.

  2. It’s also a full moon (in addition to the causes of a wonky week you mentioned). Many people I know have been having a rough time this week, myself included. It’s good to know we are not alone! 🙂

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