Candice: Its been busier than usual in the Nolan house hold over the last few weeks, what with birthdays and new bathrooms. Even our lovely weekend away the other week was enjoyable but brought extra stress too.
People often ask me how I fit it all in and, to be honest; on Saturday both me and the Husband (that’s not Phil) did wonder how we were going to manage. It was his big birthday party and the day was planned down to the detail, list and everything, to make sure it was already for the party. Neither of us slept well the night before thinking about what we had to do. From 9am it was:
- hairdresser visit for me
- pick up helium balloons for him
- take daughter to music class
- MOT his car
- have food
- tidy up house and prepare spare room for guests
- go to venue and start decorating room plus entertain two year old
- meet grand parents
- have dinner
- get ready
- feed and put daughter to bed
- meet baby sitter
- discover cat has brought mouse in, try to catch, give up
- get to venue
and finally, drink wine while circulating the room, cut cakes, sing happy birthday, cut more cakes, encourage people to eat cake, speak to lots of people for a short period, dance, share out birthday cake, dance and then it was Midnight.
Then it was clear room, get home, try to catch mouse, give up, go to bed!
I need a day off.
And that I have tomorrow, but tomorrow’s day off is all about tidying up the house, fun!
And then somewhere in there Phil will be asking me what we are doing about marketing the first book or writing the second. At the moment its all pie in the sky, which I find frustrating, but I will find time the same way I find time to go to the gym. But it will probably have to wait until I have three days off at the start of March and I can really get my head into it (and I won’t be recovering from organising a party).
My advice, don’t beat yourself if you can’t do it just now, but make sure you plan in some time to write, else you won’t be happy.