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Having a good day…DISTRACTION!!
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In and Out

Having a good day…DISTRACTION!!

  My days are full of distractions — most of which are self generated. I have the attention span of a four year old. Working at home doesn’t help. *Studies show that 89% of distractions happen in the home. And working online doesn’t help the situation. The energy used to run the internet is fuelled by the curious websurfer’s need for constant stimulation and #instagratification. I spend about six hours a day on the web, managing social media pages and creating digital content. For those who actually work and/or venture outside the home, I thought I might give you a quick glance into a typical day of the WAHM. Wake up. Attempt to go back to sleep because dammit, I don’t commute so why get up at the crack of dawn? Attempt to get up again but decide that a shower can wait until later. It’s not like I’ll see any actual humans today anyway. Cuddle with the kids in bed until somebody (me) gets elbowed in the face. Get up and put on “uniform” — jeans, flip flops, t-shirt, ponytail, lip balm, Perform morning tasks and shuttle kids to school. Coffee. Log on to computer and vow to remain[…]

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In and Out

Tomorrow Avery is having surgery. It’s a simple procedure. In and out, literally – ear tubes in, adenoids out. Nothing to worry about, but try telling that to my queasy stomach and racing mind. Any time a child goes under, there are risks. And when your child has a medical file as thick as a telephone book, the risks increase. So….cue my rising blood pressure. The doctor mentioned giving Avery a little morphine if necessary. If she doesn’t need it, can I have it? Today I’m at home alone. The kids are at school and I’ve been busy doing really important things to keep distracted. Like: I organized my sock drawer. Its disorder has been bothering me for awhile. I find it unnerving when socks aren’t paired and sorted by colour and function (dress vs. sport). Holy OCD. I made this new Twitter avatar in  honour of “Star Wars – May the 4th Be With You Day.”  I made toast. I went to the bank and actually used the teller wicket. I haven’t done that for years. The woman ahead of me was having issues and taking forever. She turned to apologize saying, “Sorry for holding everybody up.” I suggested she[…]

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