Tuesday 21 October 2008

Phantom Apple Picker

Can you spot the camouflaged apple picker?

As I left work this afternoon, I breathed a sigh of relief and couldn't wait to get home, kick off my shoes and relax. Well, so far, I've argued with J (nasty toe again) and phoned to book an appointment for him at the doctor tomorrow afternoon, discovered he can't possibly make it as he has History (J, not the doctor) cancelled and rebooked another appointment for Thursday and then told him that he WILL make that one.

So, as soon as I've finished making pasta and tuna bake for J & S, I'm going to go and get on with my second submission for the Slingink Competition. I've made a start and have to admit that I'm enjoying it more than I expected to. I just hope that I can write something worth sending in.

The WIP is slowly moving forward, but I desperately need to make my edits to HH&S and send it out and although I'm pretty sure of the amendments I need to make, I know I'll need time - without interruptions - to be able to concentrate and do them. There just never seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything. Oh well, time to stop moaning and get on with it.


Marcie Steele said...

Debs, you work as hard as I do so don't beat yourself up. You deserve a rest...you'll fit it all in. We always do somehow, don't we! x

Jayne said...

Debs, you do far more writing than I ever could whilst holding down a job! You're going great guns!

HelenMWalters said...

I know what you mean about too much to do and not enough hours. I'm trying to juggle cooking dinner, going to pick up J from station, looking after cat and finishing edits to a short story. Of course, I'm doing none of those things as I am blogging ... ah well ...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

l-plate - you're quite right, we do always managed to do what we need to.

mummy - aww thanks, I think I just get frustrated that I have to spend so many hours at work when I'd rather be at home writing.

helenmh - you make a great point. I could have more hours writing if I did less blogging, but then that could go towards research. No? Maybe.

Michelle said...

I am sure you will write something amazing. I empathise totally with you about time constraints and work demands. Suggestion for J to ease pain and infection - warm slatwater footbath two to three times a day for around 15 mins at a time. Chiropodist recommended it to me when I had a yukky toe a few years back, and it really did help draw out the infection.

Michelle said...

sorry that should read saltwater...teach me to type without my glasses on!!

Tamsyn Murray said...

Blooming life, it doesn't half get in the way! I only have this evening to write this week. The rest of the week is chock-a-block with work and social commitments.
I had to eat a whole jumbo bag of maltesers earlier to console myself!

Lane Mathias said...

There are never enough hours in the day. Sadly it's a known fact. You're doing great though Debs, squeezing in what you do, and being so productive.

Carol said...

Tis true that there are never enough hours in the day but blimey Debs...you do manage to pack a hell of a lot into those hours!!

Good luck with the writing

C x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

A good moan helps the writing along beautifully, I find! Hope it's going well.

DJ Kirkby said...

Did you pick any apples? Who's the apple picker? Read your submission over on TF's blog, very good!

Flowerpot said...

You're doing a great job Debs- don't beat yourself up about it! Take care.

Fionnuala said...

It never ceases to amaze me how anybody writes and holds down a full time job. I BOW before you! x

Karen said...

That's what I want for Christmas (sorry to mention the 'c' word) - some more hours in the day. They'd really come in useful.

Your apples look lovely by the way (matron). Ours never seem to come out right - they're either under ripe or have holes in them :o(

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

mickmouse - I've told him to do the same, which he did last night and this morning. Poor think it looks terribly sore.

tam - you are always so busy, I don't know how you do it, must be the Maltesers keeping you going.

lane - thanks, I've had a better day today and managed to get more writing done.

carol - thanks, I've just finished my second sub for Slingink so need to polish it and then send it in.

zinnia - a good moan certainly helps me let off a bit of steam and get the brain freed up to think a bit more.

dj kirkby - I did pick baskets of the things, but the secret apple picker is my step-father, who is a braver man than I and climbed up into the tree.

flowerpot - thanks, I do get so frustrated sometimes that I have to go to work! I'm lucky to have a job right now, so should shut up about it.

fionnuala - I don't work full-time, thankfully, but still moan about it.

karen - aaargh, not the c word! We'll probably have less time around Christmas than we do now, oh no.