I'm writing this at the end of a very long day--one of THOSE days.
I used to have those days all the time when the kids were little. The days when you never got a shower because one spilled bottle of hair spray somehow led to the next kid digging ashes out of the woodstove and spreading them across the carpet. (Yes, that really happened!)
Today I started out already behind, with more to do than I could possibly get done. I had a writing goal that I got mostly done. I did get briefly distracted by a Twitter discussion of the new Castle premier, but the real reason I didn't completely finish was because I had a lightbulb moment about one of my characters that I had to get down. A good distraction!
But then came the forgotten paper that must be emailed to school right away, the after-school I"m starving hours, the pages of college applications that must be discussed and dissected before they are entered, the missing work shirt, the discussion of how best to model a brain for school (I lost--one of the old bike helmets has been sacrificed in lieu of modeling clay) and the crap-I'm-missing-an-ingredient-in-the-middle-of-getting-dinner-ready moment.
Poor Valiant Husband got sent out to fetch vital ingredients and brain parts, I got to do the dishes, fold the laundry and figure out why new episodes of Adventure Time are not getting recorded as scheduled.
But it's all good. I love my kids and my career, even if they do butt heads most days. I'm NOT wishing my days or my kids away, so please no one lecture me. I don't have time to listen. I have to go post this blog and finish my words for the day. And then I'm going to take a shower.
And tonight, I might consider squeezing in a coconutty girlie drink before bed.
What about you? Do you have THOSE days? Do you have dueling parts of your life? What do you do to handle it?