Yesterday’s office hours were a bit of a futsch.
Is that a word? If not, it is now. I made it up. It means, as per my definition, that writing didn’t happen to the degree I wanted it to.
Having said that, I wrote a lot the day prior and I got feedback from two people – one over email and one sitting beside me on the couch. 🙂
The one sitting beside me on the couch was the reason writing didn’t happen because he kept talking to me about important parenting things, and work things, and scheduling our
stupid hectic life things, and fixing the dryer things, but that’s ok, these things needed to happen too. Talking, I mean. It’s rare we’re sitting on the couch at the same time with at least one of us not fried by the day’s events…and actually able to communicate. You know?
He also asked me to take the boy to his late practice last night which I half expected to happen when I noticed the Wednesday morning schedule on my calendar. His squares are purple (the kids are predictably pink and blue) and Wednesday has a lot of purple squares on it. First one started prior to 7 am so I figured he didn’t want to be at the rink till 10 pm up in Vaughan, which is 40 minutes away, the night prior.
So I took my mac with me to the rink. I figured 90 minutes is plenty of time to write what I missed writing during my office hours in the morning.
I can’t think at night. I’m better equipped to write in the mornings…and the rink is distracting, there were kids bouncing around with fast food smells wafting through the area, and the only places to sit are benches, not chairs with backs…The floor was disgustingly dirty (it always is, they don’t clean in there) so I ended up going back to the car and sitting in it for an hour. Read on my phone rather than on the mac, but at least, I was comfortable.
Now you know the plights of a hockey mom! 🙄
But I did read, which is a necessity if you’re a writer. I read social media, blogs, and one of several ebooks I have going at the moment which I can also access through my phone.
Every once in a while though I thought about a friend who was pulling an all nighter…wondering how people can, if they have no choice, manage to not only stay up all night, but produce work while staying up all night. This was never my forte even back in my University days when many of my friends pulled all-nighters to prepare for exams. I much rather studied less and got a good night’s sleep in, rather than write a test with a sleep-deprived brain.
I know that these things sometimes happen. And I am not unfamiliar with all-nighters…I had an infant who nursed me to death 24/7 for 18 months.
Talk about sleep-deprived brain damage… (let’s not. UGH)
But I digress.
Today is a new day, my office hours are about to start, and my blog post is finished.
Happy Hump Day! 🙂