There are times when life is just a bowl of cherries, and there are other times when life is just a mass of spinning plates.
You know those plates - the kind that someone in a circus or at a fair sets spinning on the ends of impossibly long wands, that are balanced on various parts of his/her body, and more and more plates are added, each one spinning, until they all crash down.
This morning I sit here in my office with a to do list longer than my arm. My sweet, wonderful German daughter has safely landed back in Germany, and the house is empty. I've given up on Nano, realizing that I need to do a plot overhaul on the novel (but all of this is good news - on the days I can write, I'm averaging 2,000 - 3,000 words). I need to do final prep on my send to the Golden Heart and continue to query the paranormal and I still need to do some research for the mystery. But I'm still IN for Nablopomo. To quote a lovely little boy named Andrew: "Boo-yah!"
And then there are the normalcies of life: basics like cleaning and balancing the books, both of which have been neglected for too long. And spending some time with D and C is always a good thing.
Finishing the semester for my students would also be useful. ;-)
And then there's the fun stuff - blogging and reading blogging and corresponding with bloggers and reading and cooking.
And I really should exercise.
And while I'm at it, there are several political causes that certainly demand my attention.
Now, while this might seem whiny, I'm actually in a glorious mood today. I'm determined to keep those plates spinning. All of them. And it's all good. I feel incredibly lucky to have all those plates. And to keep 'em spinning.
But I do miss my German daughter, S.
P.S. And no worries about those who asked for interview questions - they're almost all done and I had a BLAST doing them!