Tuesday, May 10, 2016

West Virginia Primary Election Day!

Proud Voter!
This is not a political blog and I really don't intend to write a lot of political commentary. However, I do feel it is extremely important to vote. I cast a vote in every election and I am proud to do so!

Today is the Primary election in West Virginia. West Virginia has open primaries, which means that even though I am an Independent voter, I still get to cast a vote on either the Democratic or Republican ticket...or I could vote for one of the third parties if I really wanted to. 

I'm gonna get right down to it...personally, I am not looking forward to the upcoming presidential election. I severely dislike both Hillary and Trump and I have a feeling this is going to be one of the messiest elections since 1860. The next six months are just gonna plain suck. 

So, in the end, I don't really care who you vote for but it is your duty to vote. You will not have the right to complain unless you've participated in the election process. Be responsible and go to the polls! You'll get a free sticker if you do!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Why I'm Super Stoked for Mother's Day

Me with the men in my life!
I am so excited for Mother's Day this year! I have carefully planned my day and I think it is going to be so much fun...staying at home!

Richard has reached the terrible two stage. He doesn't misbehave when we are out, however taking him to restaurants has been very challenging because he does not want to sit still. He wants to walk around and explore. As a result, we definitely do not go out as much as we used to. Unless we go to Chick-fil-A, which has become one of our favorite places to go. 

So, I have insisted that we stay home on Mother's Day this year. I do not want to be chasing a toddler around a restaurant on the busiest restaurant day of the year. I will be making dinner, and I have insisted that I make dinner. Hubby can do the dishes. 

This is what the day is gonna look like:

-Go to Mass on Sunday morning like we always do. 
-If the weather is super beautiful, we may take Richard to a nearby park and have a small picnic. 
-Nap (When I am home Richard and I have nap time together. It gives me a chance to relax as well.)
-Make dinner (Pot-roast!!!)
-Watch Cinderella (We're renting it from Redbox). 
-Just enjoy my time with my family!

This is about as stress free as it can get! I am so excited! 

What are your plans for Mother's Day? I'd love to hear them! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Lamentations of a Wannabe Writer

A blank page...that's all I see.
I took the month of April off from blogging because I was participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. For those who may not know, NaNoWriMo is meant to be inspirational support for people who want to write novels. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) takes place during the month of November, but April was kinda like a warm up.

It was my intention to get started on a novel, find inspiration, and get prepared for November where I would really make good ground on writing an actual novel. Needless to say, that did not exactly happen. 

Here's a little background: I love to write. Hence, why I blog. I've been working on various stories for many years, but I've never finished anything. I don't have a lot of ambitions in life. I don't want to be famous or have lots of money. All I want is to do is be a good wife and mother...and publish a book. 

Needless to say, writing has taken a back seat since my son was born two years ago. My vocation as a working wife and mother take up the vast majority of my time, and spare time is a rare luxury. Pretty much the only time I have to myself is my lunch hour at work. That is the only time I have to write, and I have to eat at the same time. 

I was hoping that I would be able to write at least 10,000 words during the month of April. But every time I sat down at the lunch table with my little laptop...writers block. Nothing. No inspiration. I managed to write 2000 words, way below my goal. 

I'm a little heartbroken and frustrated. If I want to make this a reality I need to change my game plan somehow. However, having a clingy toddler at home makes it very difficult to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel. 

In the end, I'm just gonna have to hope that persistence pays off. Do what I can when I can. 

Are you a writer with young children at home? How do you balance it all?