It was an innocent enough e-mail from my friend Carrie.
‘Just hoping everything is OK,’ she said, ‘because I noticed you haven’t posted at Hopeful Parents today.’
I looked at my calendar.
How could I have forgotten?
I looked at the time.
We were just about to sit down to dinner.
Seriously, how on earth could I just FORGET?
I trolled through my Draft Box, but found it woefully empty. There was not a dang thing in there that I could publish. Instead, it was full of splintered ideas and various kernels of ‘Ooh, wouldn’t this be a good post someday when I have the time and energy to pull it together?’ You know, like NEVER.
The only thing I had was the half-finished post that I’d intended to publish here today. And very little time.
In a frenzy, I sat down at the computer after dinner. Luau generously accepted my mutterings as explanation (something like, Crap, Crap, Crap, I can’t believe I forgot.) and brought the girls up to shower. I hastily wrote the second half of what was to be today’s post, cut and pasted it over to Hopeful Parents, cringed and hit ‘Publish.’
I’m not a ‘throw it together’ kind of girl. It’s just not my style. I’m more of a ‘throw it together and then edit it to within an inch of its life’ kinda girl. But life doesn’t always work the way we’d like it to, does it? Sometimes, the curtain goes up before we’ve gotten into our places or even finished shimmying into our costumes. It ain’t always pretty, but the show goes on with or without us.
So here it is ..