So between sick kids, holidays, snow days, cracked foundations and failing sumps (to name just a few of the highlights) the last two months have been significantly less productive writing wise than I’d hoped. And while I try to keep my cool…after a while, that one more thing, one more day, one more delay eventually turns into the one little piece of hay that breaks this camel’s back.
We’ve all made it to this spot at one time or another. Where all the demands of our lives, lay scattered on the ground around us. That showy act of juggling, nothing more than a distant memory. This is the land of short breaths, panicky laughter, and a fuse the length of your pinky toenail.
Not a pretty place to be. And not always an easy spot to get out of either. Not without a little help from some like-minded, crazy-pants wearing, quirky-sense-of-humor sporting, good-old-fashioned girlfriends.
Without them I’d be lost.
They show up with a ready ear, a hug, or a bottle of wine. A joke or tip or some trashy bit of gossip they know I can’t resist and, casting it out into that sea of chaos that is my current breakdown, offer me something to hold on to while they reel me back in with news of my favorite writer’s coming release.
They make me laugh…hard…and somehow that’s enough to put the ledge behind me…for at least another week or two. Leaving me to write another day...or wrestle a case of pink-eye out of the house. Whichever it may be.
Wishing you all as wonderful a set of go-to girls as I am lucky enough to have!
Mira Lyn Kelly