After last week's frenzied activity, I'm happy to settle back into what passes for my normal schedule.
I promise not to fuss at the dogs on their third outside trip in well under an hour because the squirrels are playing and the neighbor dogs are having all the fun.
NOTE: Each trip outside for them means a minimum of three trips to the door for me because Dog Rule #37b clearly states that under no condition - unless deemed an emergency by the canines - shall both dogs return inside on the same door opening by the human. Dog Rule #37c further states that it doesn't matter how many times either canine returns inside while the other canine remains outside, it is counted as one outing until both canines have returned and remained indoors for a minimum of one minute.
Nor will I freak when the doorbell rings . . . and I realize I'm still not dressed.
NOTE: It's because I've been too busy letting the dogs in and out, and for no other reason whatsoever.
I could go on. I've learned to work with these situations and others, but writing in the zone doesn't happen often because of constant interruptions for something that someone other than myself believes must be done NOW!
I'm so looking forward to seeing my characters again, getting re-involved in their lives. Even if it's only between trips to the back door. And rushing upstairs to throw my clothes on.
Maybe next year my resolution will be to dress before coming downstairs.
But where's the excitement in that :)
This is my life. And I love it.
Those of you participating in NaNoWriMo will experience this feeling of returning to your regularly scheduled programming in a few days.
And on Wednesday, it's the first annual Under the Tiki Hut NaNo After Party.
Right here . . . don't miss it!