Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Knew We Should've...

Posted by Mandy at 4:11 PM
... made Christmas cards this year.

For whatever reason, we never got around to making Christmas cards to send out to friends and family. I would have been okay with this if it were not for the fact that we received a record number of cards from people this year. Our refrigerator is literally completely covered with cards, held by Leap Frog Fridge Magnets, on both of the double doors. It has been so fun to find one or two almost every single day in the mail! Some are from old friends that we haven't seen in a good while and some are from our really new friends - and we were so wonderfully surprised that they thought to send us one! Next year... for sure.. we will be hanging on someone else's fridge! All of you that were so nice to wish us a merry Christmas via cards this year... we will return the favor in the future.

Speaking of having a merry Christmas, I got another surprise this evening when I checked my work email. An article that I wrote around a month ago was purchased by a publisher... HOORAY! They have two more they are reviewing, and they would make it a very merry Christmas if they'd pick up at least one of 'em. I shall wait patiently and see, and try not to get my hopes up too high. You can never tell what these publishers will buy and what they will shove aside.

I've not had as much time lately to devote to writing, but I am making time for it again. Working at home can be extremely tough! I'm still learning the ins and outs of balancing playtime, housework time, cuddle time, and working time. Samuel's now routine afternoon nap is making things a lot easier... but I know plenty of you have had the work-at-home craziness, as well. One day... I will find a system that works.

Any tips for making working-at-home more manageable? Send them my way!


Amanda and Justin Dreyer on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 said...

Ours went out today so... I guess they're more like New Years cards!

Anonymous said...

Girl,we didnt send any out either.Of course,we didnt get but two in too.

When I was doing the wrap up for Monticellolive,the closest I have to "working at home" I made sure to set aside x amount of hour(s) either when the kids were at school/napping or Jamie was home to take care of everything.It went much smoother when everything was scheduled and the kids took the fact that my attention was not focused on them much better because they knew what time to anticipate that.Thats all I've got,LOL,hope it helps.

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