Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My time fairy is murdered.

So, it turns out it is surprisingly difficult to write a blog post with a toddler crawling up your leg, crying because you're not paying attention to him RIGHT NOW, with Sesame Street blaring in the background. Add to that a day of high school seniors doing the exact same thing but less endearingly, and what you're left with is a very tired girl whose stress-o-meter points to "OVERLOAD," one tick away from "SHOOT ME."

I realize I've been shitty at this year's NaBloPoMo - as in I've posted- which is good- but I haven't written a whole lot - which, for me, is bad. This is the opposite of what I had hoped would happen. I suppose I thought the magic time fairy would descend upon my world, creating just the right duration for me to calm down from school, be inspired by something, write intelligently about that something, and then have time for things like getting the rest of my ridiculous work load done, making dinner, playing with Jack, bath time, and all the other responsibilities I have, with a few hours left for working out, baking cookies or making sock puppets and homemade glitter, or another some such that perfect moms in a perfect universe do perfectly to make the rest of us feel inadequate.

My time fairy did descend, as requested, but then she did the most disturbing, rude thing one can do to a woman whose stress-o-meter is one tick away from "SHOOT ME." She laughed. In my face. For entire seconds (because who could spare more?). She then flipped me off, turned tail, and flew away.

That's why I had to kill her.

I should tell you that killing time fairies is extremely easy. Turn on one episode of Glee and you'll understand what I mean. TV is the only weapon you'll need..

I wish I could be the type of person who spins plates on poles while doing a back bend and making sandwiches with a smile on my face. But I can't be that girl, no matter how hard I try, (and my smile is usually observed as a grimace). I'm exhausted. Did I mention I have a toddler?

I'll just have to learn to be Ok with writing when I can. Also, I'll have to hope that you'll be patient with me - understanding that I'm trying to visit when I can, that I miss you, and I want to know what's going on in your lives.

In the mean time, I'll try to keep you posted.

Thanks for your patience.

5 comments:

Jen said...

OH Ging!! I've really sucked at NaBloPoMo this year too!! I have to say though for me it's not necessarily been lack of time rather lack of inspiration or desire to write!! Not sure which is worse!!

At least we're keeping up even if our posts are just fluff!! Hang in there, it's almost Thanksgiving which means we have a few day off!! Yay!! I can't wait!!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Love Ya!!

K a b l o o e y said...

"I wish I could be the type of person who spins plates on poles while doing a back bend and making sandwiches with a smile on my face." Seriously? Because that sounds friggin scare-EE to me. And plate spinners have GOT to be feeling this recession. When I was a kid, they were all over the TV, but now? When was the last time you saw a plate spinner?

And Ginger: you have a full time job, a toddler, a husband who still speaks to you AND you write this amazing blog. If that's not spinning plates, I don't know what is. Homemade glitter my ass. (Ooh. Titillating.)

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

I love this image of the murdered time fairy. Awesome!

And, hey, I think of my blogging as the "shitty first draft" Anne Lammott talks about. As I have time I go back and revise, but mostly I just let myself get something out, even if it is crappy crappy crappy. And when you've got a toddler, um, yeah. Seriously there is no time.

happyfunpants said...

I wanted to do NaBloPoMo this year. I really, really did.

Only when I realized that it was November 2nd and I didn't post the day before, I gave that dream up. So you made it much farther than I have...and I've really enjoyed reading what you have written. Also, ducks taking nose dives are funny.

Also, I am requesting your blog to have more fairy butts in your posts. I'm just saying...I like the image.

Tammy Howard said...

Awesome pic.

I have killed a fairy or two with Glee this season, too...

The thing about the time fairy is that she can never seem to find balance. There's always not enough - which is frustrating - or way too much - which is dreadfully dull. A little happy medium would be awful nice...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My time fairy is murdered.

So, it turns out it is surprisingly difficult to write a blog post with a toddler crawling up your leg, crying because you're not paying attention to him RIGHT NOW, with Sesame Street blaring in the background. Add to that a day of high school seniors doing the exact same thing but less endearingly, and what you're left with is a very tired girl whose stress-o-meter points to "OVERLOAD," one tick away from "SHOOT ME."

I realize I've been shitty at this year's NaBloPoMo - as in I've posted- which is good- but I haven't written a whole lot - which, for me, is bad. This is the opposite of what I had hoped would happen. I suppose I thought the magic time fairy would descend upon my world, creating just the right duration for me to calm down from school, be inspired by something, write intelligently about that something, and then have time for things like getting the rest of my ridiculous work load done, making dinner, playing with Jack, bath time, and all the other responsibilities I have, with a few hours left for working out, baking cookies or making sock puppets and homemade glitter, or another some such that perfect moms in a perfect universe do perfectly to make the rest of us feel inadequate.

My time fairy did descend, as requested, but then she did the most disturbing, rude thing one can do to a woman whose stress-o-meter is one tick away from "SHOOT ME." She laughed. In my face. For entire seconds (because who could spare more?). She then flipped me off, turned tail, and flew away.

That's why I had to kill her.

I should tell you that killing time fairies is extremely easy. Turn on one episode of Glee and you'll understand what I mean. TV is the only weapon you'll need..

I wish I could be the type of person who spins plates on poles while doing a back bend and making sandwiches with a smile on my face. But I can't be that girl, no matter how hard I try, (and my smile is usually observed as a grimace). I'm exhausted. Did I mention I have a toddler?

I'll just have to learn to be Ok with writing when I can. Also, I'll have to hope that you'll be patient with me - understanding that I'm trying to visit when I can, that I miss you, and I want to know what's going on in your lives.

In the mean time, I'll try to keep you posted.

Thanks for your patience.

5 comments:

Jen said...

OH Ging!! I've really sucked at NaBloPoMo this year too!! I have to say though for me it's not necessarily been lack of time rather lack of inspiration or desire to write!! Not sure which is worse!!

At least we're keeping up even if our posts are just fluff!! Hang in there, it's almost Thanksgiving which means we have a few day off!! Yay!! I can't wait!!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Love Ya!!

K a b l o o e y said...

"I wish I could be the type of person who spins plates on poles while doing a back bend and making sandwiches with a smile on my face." Seriously? Because that sounds friggin scare-EE to me. And plate spinners have GOT to be feeling this recession. When I was a kid, they were all over the TV, but now? When was the last time you saw a plate spinner?

And Ginger: you have a full time job, a toddler, a husband who still speaks to you AND you write this amazing blog. If that's not spinning plates, I don't know what is. Homemade glitter my ass. (Ooh. Titillating.)

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

I love this image of the murdered time fairy. Awesome!

And, hey, I think of my blogging as the "shitty first draft" Anne Lammott talks about. As I have time I go back and revise, but mostly I just let myself get something out, even if it is crappy crappy crappy. And when you've got a toddler, um, yeah. Seriously there is no time.

happyfunpants said...

I wanted to do NaBloPoMo this year. I really, really did.

Only when I realized that it was November 2nd and I didn't post the day before, I gave that dream up. So you made it much farther than I have...and I've really enjoyed reading what you have written. Also, ducks taking nose dives are funny.

Also, I am requesting your blog to have more fairy butts in your posts. I'm just saying...I like the image.

Tammy Howard said...

Awesome pic.

I have killed a fairy or two with Glee this season, too...

The thing about the time fairy is that she can never seem to find balance. There's always not enough - which is frustrating - or way too much - which is dreadfully dull. A little happy medium would be awful nice...