Thursday, October 21, 2010

Where The Heck Has One Hot Mama Been?

Good question. Reminds me of one of my fave childrearing quotes: "the years are short, but the days are long." Somehow, five months have whipped by and I feel like I have nothing to show for it. I do, though. All four kids are in school -- for the first time in THIRTEEN years, I could, theoretically, have a shower in the morning. :) I took the summer off from One Hot Mama to be with the kids, shepherding them from place to place and having Mommy Craft Days, partly because camp for that many kids is prohibitively expensive, and partly because it was really fun!

Then school started. And I was under the mistaken impression that I would have hours to myself to work, hang with my husband, write the next Great American Pilot (hey, I live in LA -- we don't do novels!) and even work out. Hasn't really happened. That first six weeks of school was a huge adjustment for everyone. And I'm in my car more than I ever thought possible.
You know that Vicki Iovine book about getting your groove back? It takes longer than you think.

1 comment:

Roxanne Beckford Hoge said...

Takes a LOT longer. Still working on it. But a month into first grade, I can get an hour to myself. Well, if folding laundry counts as "me" time.