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The Two Writing Teachers have put out the question of "What is your reason for not writing?" Where do I begin? I know that I make time for things that are important to me, but why doesn't writing ever make the list? Let's see....
My excuses (even if there shouldn't be any)...I'm a Navy wife so I try to pick up the slack when my husband works long hours, I have two children that soak up my free time while they are awake, cooking meals (ugh), doing laundry, cleaning the house (all of it), yard work and cleaning up after the dog, kitty boxes and furballs, vacuuming (I have a husky who is blowing her coat), errands that need to be run (can we say grocery shopping?), and preparing for a move. However I do have time to write after the boys go to bed. Of course the comfy chair beckons for me to plant my bottom on it...for just a moment. Then the cat comes and snuggles in and my eyes begin their descent. Occasionally I will muster up the energy for a few chapters in a book but writing tends to get the backseat unless it's Tuesday (Slice of Life Day).
With Ruth giving me permission to expose my excuses and get to writing, I will try to post more often during the summer. We still have another week of school here but I need to make the time to write. It helps me document my life and become a better writing teacher. So thank you Ruth for the motivation to get started again.
Now I'll let the keyboard rest and cheer on the Bruins. Now or Never! Whoo!