When The Busy Catches Up

Like most writers, I’m not just a writer and an author.  I’m a mom and a wife.  I have a full time job in higher education (I am not a professor, although wouldn’t that be fun?) that this time of year becomes way busier than I think I can keep up with.  I have multiple vegetable gardens, which are all now needing my attention for harvesting, and with that harvesting, a lot of preserving and putting up for winter.  I like to read sometimes (books and magazines).

And somewhere in there I need to find time to write.

Which right now seems to be a real struggle.  I get home from work later than I’d like, fix dinner, then finish up some work that I brought home, or some side work that have deadlines, then do some laundry, maybe make a grocery store run, and suddenly, it’s 11 p.m. and I need to get in bed!  I get up at 4:30 or so and start all over again.  This week has been especially bad.

And all of this leads to my saying: I got nuttin’ for y’all this week.  I checked my list of blog ideas, hoping I could come up with something to write for this week, but the list is empty, as I’ve apparently used up all my ideas!  I don’t remember using the last idea on the list, but I guess I did!  So, this is a really lame blog post, and I apologize, but I promise to do better next week.  And if you have any ideas for blog topics, I’d love to hear them!  Yes, I’m just about that desperate!

Happy weekend, everyone!

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6 thoughts on “When The Busy Catches Up

  1. Susabelle, what sort of preserves do you do? My husband and I have a small garden but we do grow a large number of tomatoes. I can tomatoes and salsa. Maybe you could give a blog post with some of your favorite preserving recipes. Happy harvesting!

    • Hey, Jana. I do whatever happens to be in season. Last fall it was champagne grape jelly. I just did peach preserves. Probably my favorite. I love doing plum jam, but the little tasty plums are hard to get here in Colorado. I also will make syrup with raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, when I can get a good deal on them. If you check my personal blog tomorrow morning, my peach preserves recipe will be posted. 🙂 If you don’t want to wait that long, you can find it at

  2. No lie on that being uber busy thing, Susabelle! I don’t think I’ve ever heard Stephen King or MIchael Connelly say they couldn’t find time to write because of all the other obligations going on with their lives. Doesn’t seem fair, does it??? Sometimes, I fantasize about running away and just…writing. Am I bad to think that way ( lol )?

    • They have assistants to do a lot of things. I still have real life to live, and while I wish writing was my job, it isn’t, it has to take second-status to the day J.O.B. It’s been a rough couple of weeks.

  3. I can so relate to your struggles, Susabelle. Although my life actually sounds cushy compared to yours. I never get up before 6 a.m. and my day job never comes home with me. But hang in there, as I tell myself, winter is coming and then there won’t be a garden to worry about, so I’ll have more time. (I can always hope.) Cheers!

  4. It helps me to hear others are as busy as I am. 🙂 I don’t keep up a blog yet as I never could find enough to blog about. Perhaps you will soon have a funny situation at work?

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