Hello lovely peeps, Doris here. As the title says what do you when you know it’s your turn to blog and you haven’t got a clue what about?
Well, you ramble on, of course, so do excuse me doing just that. In my defense, it’s the last week of term over here, which is always a crazy time, as schools ram everything into that last week. Add to that medical appointments, and the current heat wave we’re experiencing and yours truly’s brain is mush.
As much as I enjoy the hot weather, it knackers me out. It was my youngest sports day today. He’s only four bless him, and had a great time, as warranted by the fact that, when asked what he liked best, he shouted, “All of it.”
As you can see he was a tad proud of his medal, bless him.
This was him posing for the obligatory pic with mummy. ❤
As you can no doubt tell by my rosy arms it was a HAWT day, and yes, I had sunscreen on. Oh the joys of being blonde.
Anyhoo, I really am rambling now, but you know if in doubt, talk about yourself. Readers love these little glimpses into authors’ lives, or so I’m told, and I’m certainly happy to oblige. I could talk about my kids until the cows come home. They will always be my first priority, and I make no excuses for that.
So, on days/weekends like the one we just had… I had all my brood home under one roof, which happens so rarely these days, I abandoned all writing related tasks, and simply spent time catching up.
Sure, I’m way, way behind on my writing schedule (sorry, Sandie, I know you’re waiting patiently for your story), but my brood came together for my 19 year old’s birthday.
This was baby #4 by the way, so excuse me while I feel old here for a minute. We have two more birthdays coming up in August, and the two of my brood who’ve flown the nest have already said they’ll be back with their respective partners to help their little siblings celebrate. It will be Budda’s 5th and big sis’s 16th birthday.
Yep, hand me the zimmer frame already.
Seriously though, one of the best things about having a large family is the way they all care about each other, and want to spend time together. Hubby and I often joke that we can’t get rid of them. 🙂
Not that we’d want to. There’s never a dull moment in our house and that’s just the way we like it. It will be a very strange day indeed, when they’ve all flown the nest. Mind you, we’ll still have our fur babies. At last count they were two dogs, one cat, and two adorable, mischievous kittens. Here’s Luther trying to steal birthday girl’s lunch.
Have I rambled on enough yet, do you think?
You might ask why bother posting at all, but you see the thing is… I honor my commitments. Tuesday is my day to blog on here, and I couldn’t not post something. Discipline is something we all need as writers, be that in writing blog posts, getting those edits in on time, or indeed writing that story in the first place.
Life can and does get in the way, but it doesn’t have to stop us, unless we let it.
We’re writers, so write, even if you’re simply waxing lyrically about your kids, like I did in this post.
That’s all from me today. Thank goodness, I hear you say.. 😉
Do stay naughty, folks,