I haven't been getting much new writing done lately. I've been distracted by numerous things which hopefully will be worked through soon.
Not all distractions are bad things. I'm taking the plunge to update to a smart phone though I can't really afford it. Of course, I wanted an iPhone but I'm not getting one. Still, it should be a fun new toy, I mean tool, in my busy life. I can't wait until it arrives.
Another distraction I don't mind is preparing for Thanksgiving. I always have a big dinner at my house with my six kids and husband. My oldest stepson brings his wife, the best daughter-in-law in the world, and my other stepson brings his daughter, my only grandchild. My oldest natural son is bringing his latest girl friend. We tease him about how many different girls he's brought over the years. My third son will bring his girlfriend of four years and fill out the table along with my other son and daughter. It's a great bunch and we're a lucky family with no drama going on, only lots of food, laughter, and football. But I still have a lot of work to do.
The day job has been distracting me because I'm teaching a new unit this year. We added some lessons on character education, hoping to build the personal strength young people need to make the right choices, set goals, and all that stuff we wish kids learned at home from their parents. There's so much to be done and there's no way to tell how much you're helping them, if at all.
On top of that, I'm worrying about my mother living alone and struggling a little with every day things. I have to plan a visit to her over the holiday though it's many miles away.
On another brighter note, the BAM opened in our old Border's store, and I must get there. I remember all the conflicting opinions about BAM you shared when I mentioned they were moving in to fill the void of our Borders. I can't wait to see for myself and let you know how our store measures up.
So what things are distracting you lately? Will you get any work done over the Thanksgiving holiday or will it be all play?