Here is, in a nutshell, what my life has been like over the past few weeks:
AD: Ah, some free time. I'm going to write my Indie Exchange Blog and do some editing.
Kid: Mommy! I have to have jeggings ready for tomorrow! We have our Christmas show!
(mom goes to do extra load of laundry.)
AD: OK, forget the blog. I'll do some editing for fifteen minutes.
Kid: I'm hungry.
(edit is abandoned.)
AD: Excellent! A fresh new day. I'm going to try and edit ten pages of the job that's been on hold for a month.
Husband: We have to go and pick up Poppy from the hospital NOW.
(Work is abandoned.)
AD: OK, I've got an entire day to myself. I'm going to get all my wrapping done in two hours and bang out a buttload of work.
Seven Hours Later -
AD: ERMERGERD I've been wrapping for seven hours and I'm still not done *insert loud raspberry* And did I send Christmas cards? Well, did I?
Two Days Before Christmas -
AD: Baking! Wrapping! Cooking! Cleaning! Certainly not writing or blogging!
Two Days After Christmas -
AD: Still baking and cleaning, and now entertaining! Still not writing!
If anyone has a map to lead me out of this crazed wilderness for next year's holiday season, I will pay and also give you a pedicure.