Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Home Alone...Almost

By Tamra Norton

This week is very unusual for me because I'm almost home alone. Yeah--that NEVER happens for me. As a homeschooler and mother of seven, with all college kids home this summer to boot, I never get to be home alone. And this week, I'm still not home alone exactly...but almost! Confused?

Lemme 'splain...

My 48-year-old works all week (well, he gets Friday off). My #1 and #2 are working full time this summer--they're never home during the day and basically do their own thing anyway. My #3 is spending 2 weeks with cousins in Oklahoma. My #4 is at EFY (a church youth camp) all week. My #5 is at Boy Scout Camp all week (and I hope he's not turning into a tomato). That leaves #6 (age 9), #7 (age 6) and ME (Age 29 and 177 months).

What to do? What to do?

Well, I'll tell you exactly what I'm doing. I'm WRITING! And it feels great. I've set some goals. I've put the family on notice. And I've told everyone that THIS IS MY WEEK FOR WRITING.

So far so good. I've been quite productive, and REALLY hope to finish my "fairy tale." It's coming along great!

Stay tuned next week to hear how things went.


Annette Lyon said...

Yay! Get LOTS done!

Carroll said...

And here I get frustrated because my life in the retirement community of Green Valley sometimes gets complicated and far too busy!

Happy writing!

Janette Rallison said...

Home alone? Wow! Get to work on that novel!

Rebecca Talley said...

Wow! Take advatnage of every second.

My daughter is home from college this summer and my son will be home in 6 weeks from his mission and then we'll have all 10 home--whew!

Yeah--take advantage of this week!

Josi said...

I love weeks like this! When you have that many around you, any reduction in numbers feels like a holiday. I hope you got loads done.

Heather B. Moore said...

Sounds like a dream! For a short time, until you get a little lonely :)