Friday, January 9, 2009

My Life Before Kids

Currently Reading: Sorry Jami; I just haven't been reading the past couple of days! I'll correct that today or at least this weekend!


Gotta love my daily devotions for supplying me with blog ideas!

Today's QT asked the question, "Are you sorry you had kids?"

Of course, I agreed with the author and answered an emphatic "NO!"

Before kids...
-I was getting up at 4:30 every morning to be at my job at 5am;
-Writing whenever I could cram it in to my schedule;
-Working two jobs to pay the bills (hospital billing said I made too much money for a budget plan...wtf? I'd still like to see the money they claimed I had!)
-After moving to a new city, pounding the pavement every day in search of the perfect job, only to be told I was either over-qualified or under! (Again, wtf?? Just give me a JOB, dammit!)

After kids...
-Becoming my own boss; writing during naps;
-Until 1994, sleeping until 9am; K became an early riser at age 3!
-Interacting with other moms;
-Becoming a more active member of the community;
-After 1999, writing all day if I chose;
-2003, finally calling myself a Published Author!

I still find time to read; Ive never been one to spend money frivolously (although if you talk to my spouse, he'll have a different opinion, lol!), and when I tried to recall the last impractical thing I bought for myself, I'm drawing a blank. Unless you count the Mr. Clean thingy that I used once, then gave it away because it didn't work! But still...it was supposed to make cleaning the bathroom easier.

Yes, sometimes my kids drive me crazy, esp when I'm 'in the zone' and have to hear them whine about needing to use the computer. Yes, my idea of a vacation these days is to send them all to Grandma's for a week (and the husband to work, ha ha!). But would I ever wish for my BK life again? Not a chance.

BTW...
Can anyone tell me how to get my signature line to post on my yahoo group emails? I made one for my sbcglobal email, thinking it would do the trick, but it didn't show up. Do I need to actually go get a yahoo email? And how do I make it so that my other pen name is shown on the loop? Do I need to reapply for membership under that name? Any advice would be wonderful...

Today's To-Do List:
-Sort W's toys. They are threatening to take over the office area.
-Start on the reorganization of the bedroom?? Hubby wants to set up another shelf unit.
-Pay two bills.

3 comments:

Jami Davenport said...

Molly, I can understand that. I haven't had time to read either.

I look forward to hearing what you think.

Regina Carlysle said...

Okay, Molly. Here's how you do the sig line at yahoo. It's super easy. Go up to the tool bar and look for options on the right hand side. A page of stuff will come up. Look for something about adding your signature. The box will come up for you to add your stuff. Don't forget to click SAVE when you're done.

Ashley Ladd said...

I'm glad I have my kids. Unfortunately, I still have to work my day job and scrunch in writing as I can.