What I Write

8/04/2017

My World #mfrwauthor

I don't know why anyone would want to, but come along for a day in the life of a business owner, wife, daughter, caregiver, laundrywoman, craft person, and oh yeah, writer and author.

The clock strikes 12:01 AM, midnight bells have rung and the world is settling down. The monitor goes off in a request for the first bathroom run of the night. Back to bed, hopefully for a quick few hours sleep, and if I'm lucky the monitor won't go off until 4 o'clock in the morning. Or if I'm really, really, lucky, I'll get to sleep until 6 or 7. Then the real day begins. Vitals and meds (or pills and pokies as they have been called), cooking breakfast, then bolting down a bite or two of my own.

A quick check of emails then its time for pre-lunch vitals, making lunch, and another quick bite for me.

Afternoons have open slots filled with grocery shopping, mental or physical exercises, filing, cleaning, laundry, and the myriad of other items needed to keep a household running. A few moments of writing might sneak in before its time to cook dinner.

After dinner, with its vitals and meds, is a little downtime with Wheel of Fortune keeping everyone occupied while I sneak in computer work such as paying bills, coordinating affairs, and work on whatever project requires it the most.

Bedtime is a repeat of the morning routine, but with less marks to be made on the checklist. When snores start coming from the back bedroom it's "me time." A cold drink, my feet up, and out comes the notes and computer. Work on the current project, the post for the 52-week  challenge, interviews or other blog posts, research on whatever needs it, fills the time until bed. Other nights instead of computer work out comes the handcrafts to get ready for the next event.

Off to bed and a relaxing hour of television and the clocks strikes 12 again.

That's the 'usual' run of the day. Then there are the weekly gym visits, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's birthdays or other family events, and fixing whatever crisis comes up that day/week/month. 


Welcome to my world. The physical one not the world where I hang out with mages, ride magical equines, and fly with dragons. Be sure to visit the other posts in the challenge. ~till next time. Helen



Here's updates to the list:

  • http://cathybrockman.com/2017/08/04/a-day-in-my-life-mfrwauthor-amwriting-blogchallenge/


  • 14 comments:

    1. You have a very full day! I think the care giver aspect must be the hardest!

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      1. You're so right. A number of people in the family have worked in the medical profession. Ironically I never wanted to, but it became part of my destiny. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. YOu have a very full day! I remember being my mother's caregiver, it was demanding and I was exhausted. Thank you for sharing! PSS- I'm a crafter as well, it's been hard to find time for crafts and writing. IT's usually one or the other.

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      1. You're so right about exhaustion. On a good night I can get 5 or maybe 6 hours of sleep, when I need 8. Some nights its asleep at 3 but up at 6. And like you usually it is writing or crafts, but now have to get both done because I have two major events including a museum gift show gala. Thanks for stopping by.

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    3. I'm amazed you squeeze in ANY writing!

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      1. It's amazing how if things come together you can be productive during the 45-wait to see a doctor. Hate to admit it but some of my best writing (albeit the darkest) has been done at 2 or 3 AM in the ICU during a bedside vigil. thanks for stopping by

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    4. I'm amazed, too. Care giving is a lot of work and it can be hard emotionally. Glad you are able to escape into your magical world of mages and unicorns!

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      1. One of the dangers of caregiving is isolation. Friends and family drop off. Invitations end after a few "sorry, can't make its". Magical equines and dragons and imaginary friends help. Thanks for stopping by.

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    5. I'm going to echo everyone else's comments...being a caregiver is very stressful. I'm glad you can escape with a unicorn or dragon once in awhile.

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      1. From the quick round I made it appears I'm not the only one with experience at caregiving. Thank goodness dragons travel quickly. And I always wanted to fly.

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    6. Being a caregiver is never easy whether it's to children, spouses, parents, whoever. Having a routine helps and you seem to have yours down.

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      1. Routine is critical. And spreadsheets to help keep everything organized. Thanks for stopping by.

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    7. I can agree on the caregiving routine as I am doing the same now but at least you are getting your writing I fell short there. I hope all goes well with you patient! Big hugs!

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      1. The writing isn't where I need it to be, but I keep trying. This challenge has helped. At least I'm doing it. Now I just need my WIP to be recovered from the now-dead laptop and a long visit from the muse. Thanks for visiting. Hugs and good thoughts back to you. At least with the internet isolation isn't total.

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