Monday, March 21, 2011

To Borrow From Hannah

I know I said I was going to pass along all the awards I've been given over the last so-many-months, and I had every intention of it, but guess what. My molly has been flogged. (I don't pretend to know what that actually means, but it sounds right. Thanks Hannah.)

I apologize to all of you who came here for the awards I promised. My life does not belong to me since my mother has decided to re-do her kitchen. I spent the entire weekend at her house going over checklists, perusing floor samples, counter top samples, taking a ride to the big-box-hardware-stores for light fixtures, draw pulls, and whatever else she wanted to look at.

My father built all of our houses and always put in whatever he wanted. My father can't do it this time, however he did build several cabinets so they will be incorporated into the new kitchen. It is an entire gut, floor to ceiling, electric and plumbing. And moving appliances from one side of the room to the other.

My mother is clueless and so I am helping her decide what she wants. I am giving her the benefit of my experience in the house make over department. My mother cannot even paint her own fingernails. Oy.

The two lovely ladies who offered to read my Ellis and Violet book gave me thumbs up on the project so I will not be tearing any walls down there. But because my mother needs me, I haven't been able to work on it as much as I'd like to. An hour here or there which disrupts my flow and ability to think it all through.

I also have several other things going on this week so I don't even think I will be posting on Wednesday. Oy.

My apologies again. I think this disruption in my writing schedule has something to do with the crazy moon. I have to blame it on something, right? I can't blame it on my mother can I? Can I?

16 comments:

Laura pauling said...

Can't we blame everything on our parents? No, seriously, awards can wait. That's wonderful you can help your mom out!

Anne Gallagher said...

Laura -- Can we blame everything on our parents?? I do most of the time. I love my mother but sometimes she has no clue.

Linda G. said...

Renovations are huge time-sucks. Hang in there! :)

Rula Sinara said...

I love watching kitchen remodels on HGTV, but living through one is tough. It's great that you're helping your mom out. Family first. Hopefully, you'll still get some writing time.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

sometimes, we just have to make way for real life.

Guinevere said...

You can definitely blame it on your mother! I would in your shoes. :)

Real life has been interfering with my writing lately too. It's ok, you just have to go with it and get back into the writing as soon as you can!

Bossy Betty said...

That's what mothers are for! Sounds like life is busy for you. Hang in there!

Anne Gallagher said...

Linda -- Thanks. I get to keep her dog while the restruct is going on too. What fun!

Rula -- Having a father who built all our homes from scratch, we're used to living with dust and debris.

Sarah -- Well, I'll tell you what, this is the last thing I'm helping with for awhile.

Guin -- Thanks. I love to blame my mother for everything.

Betty -- Too busy. But soon it will be summer. We must endure until then.

E. Elle said...

Life comes first, whether we want it to or not. Good luck with the remodeling and the writing when you get the chance. Remember you are loved.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Remodeling never goes according to schedule...

Talli Roland said...

I think we can! It's all my mother's fault! :)

Life just gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it?

Donna Hole said...

So nice of you to help out your mom. Who knows, might give you insights for a murder story involving the renovation project . .

Have a great time with your parents; and good luck with working on the novel. You'll get there Anne.

......dhole

Tabitha Bird said...

Hi, I am new to your blog :)

So nice of you to help your mom out.
All the best with the writing.

The Words Crafter said...

Hmmmmm.....I'm going to have to keep you and all your experience in mind when we finally get around to our renos. Ugh. Just the thought of it makes me sick at my stomach, lol!

Have fun!

Anne Gallagher said...

E. -- Thanks. Right back at ya, babe!

Alex -- and that is what worries me. I can see it through the entire summer!

Talli -- Too much of the time lately. I think after Thursday it will return to me. YAY.

Donna -- Hey now, that's an excellent idea!! Murder with a nail gun. I like it.

Tabitha -- It's nice to have you here. Thanks and Welcome.

Becky -- HGTV the best thing since sliced bread. Just watch that, it's my inspiration.

jbchicoine said...

The moon, your mother, eh--whatever it takes! You gotten some real writing done, and that's terrific! Blogging takes on its own rhythm as it needs too...