Well okay world...here he is:
May I introduce David Alexander - he came "a la Superman flying pose" on September 5th and changed our lives!
Seriously, to those ladies who go on and on about "oh, you forget about the pain because it's soooo worth it once you look at them". Well, screw you. <grin>
It WAS worth it, however, I don't know what kind of amnesia you are suffering from, but I most certainly did not forget, nor will I ever forget that pain. HOLY MOLEY people! Good grief! I have a high pain threshold but COME ON!!!
I have been very on and off with writing since my last posting earlier this year - and yes, I know it's not an excuse. Some days I FELT like writing, and some days I was just feeling too icky to do so.
Since David's appearance, I have actually found some time to write, but not as much as I want, and I know that means I need to start scheduling time (preferably when he's sleeping obviously) however, lately when he is sleeping I try to catch a quick nap myself.
One thing I'm excited about is his nursery (which is almost completed) - but since he is sleeping in our room for awhile I still have some time. I got some pictures taking during my 7th month of pregnancy of me (and David) dressed as a fairy that I will be putting in his room - which is based on the Lord of the Rings - The Shire (no, no I will NOT be putting the Eye of Saron above his crib or anything like that - think trees, nature, etc.)
So these are the two pictures taken by Paul White at Studio White Photography here in Calgary - and I am so incredibly happy about them!! It was tremendously fun to dress up with the wings and go walking through the park so Paul could take my picture. You KNOW it got my creative juices flowing!!! Becoming a pregnant fairy and traisping around the park will do that to a person.
Tomorrow night, I will be going to my first ARWA meeting of the year (missed September meeting - was still getting used to being a mom). The girls have said they don't mindDavid attending with me - and since for the most part he is a very laid back kid - hopefully he behaves himself. Looking forward to seeing my writing friends and getting that desire back.
I need to finish my current manuscript - I need to. Not for anyone else other than me, but yes, I need to finish it and damnit it - submit it.
Life HAS changed, absolutely it has - though not as much as I thought it would. I'm starting to get those writing vibes back in my brain and starting to move the story along in my mind. Now to just sit my ass down for an hour without having to get up, change, feed, pump, sing, rock to sleep, catch a nap, run to the doctors, clean, cook, organize, do laundry or visit.
I need to start working a schedule where I do have at least 30 minutes to one hour of writing a day. But since David isn't currently one to "go along with a sched", I am kind of winging it as to when I have time. Frankly, sometimes when I DO have time, I just think "ahhhh...what's on Judge Judy today?"
I think this black and white photo pretty much sums up my blissful feeling lately, only now he's out, not in.
Since this is the first time ever I have not worked since I was 18, it's a little difficult to get used to this new "timeframe".
All that said, looking forward to getting into my writing again and finding TIME (make that MAKING time) to write and complete my manuscript. I know going to my monthly ARWA meetings is a big step toward that - being in the same room with such a bunch of creative and downright fun women will do that to a writer!
Writing is important to me, and so is my family, and finding a healthy balance between the two (well, three as I have to add belly dancing) will be what I aim for.