Quiet Here

I’ve been kinda quiet on my blog lately, but I do have reason (excuses, excuses, I know. I’m full of them.)

I’ve been working on my book. I’m happy to say I got done editing! Because I edit by hand (can’t stand doing it on the computer), I now have to go through and retype sections that need edited. Luckily, I can work through that fairly quickly. Yesterday I got through almost 70 pages and that was just working on it here and there when I could.

Excuses numbers 2,3,4, 5, and 6:  Thing 2 has tons of homework, my lawn is growing super fast, I’ve been working more at the hospital , I’m tired by 10 p.m., and I started another blog.

So, to expound on my excuses…

Excuse #2:  Thing 2 is in 7th grade now. At her school orientation, the teachers said, and I quote, “The kids will have homework every day. Let me say that again, every day. If they say they don’t have homework, they’re lying.”  The teachers weren’t kidding. Thing 2 has at least an hour’s worth and sometimes 2 hours’ worth of homework every day.  She also requires a lot of help with her homework, so I normally spend between 30 minutes to an hour sitting with her and helping her understand her Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

Thing 3 also has homework, though not as much.  Usually it’s just Math she needs help with, but seeing as how she’s only in 5th grade, her stuff is pretty easy.

Excuse #3:   I think someone put Miracle Grow on my lawn. I mow it and two days later, you can’t even tell.  I live on almost an acre and only have a little push mower, simply because using a riding mower would almost be too hard.  I have a lot of trees that have to be mowed around, there are slopes everywhere, and landscaping you have to go around.  I mow it in sections–front yard, side yard, one side of back yard and other side of back yard, so each day I have to mow a section. 

Excuse #4:  I’ve been called to work in the hospital more lately, so I go in the evenings after helping Things 2 and 3 with their homework which leaves no time for housecleaning or  yard work. My yard is overgrown now and I’m going to have to spend all freakin’ day Saturday getting it back into shape.  And laundry–I haven’t had time to do laundry, so I guess Sunday will be a catch-up laundry day.

Excuse #5:  I get up at 5 a.m. to work out, clean up, get the girls’ breakfast made and get them ready for school.  I work all day, help the girls with homework when they come home, make dinner, clean up, then go to the hospital and work some more.  I work until 10 or later and I’m freaking tired by the time I get home.  I just want to go to bed.

Excuse #6:  I started up another blog which is a review site for whatever I feel like reviewing.  I’m a BzzAgent and am starting to get more stuff I have to review, so I figured I might as well start a different site for that.  In case you’re interested, it’s called Reviews by Tonya.  I know–real original and catchy title, right? –snerk–. I was tired when I made it, okay?

So, there you have it.  My excuses of why I haven’t been blogging regularly.

I might get to blogging on Monday for another Teaser Monday…:)


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. unknwnartst
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:18:43

    You’re not working on your book, but at least you’re still writing, very enjoyable writing at that! Keep it up!



  2. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 16:27:13

    Just reading all this makes me tired! (it’ll be cooler soon and the lawn will stop growing so fast? Sounds like the lawn elves are busy)
    Homework is a pain, but really good – it reinforces classwork – and lets you know if you are getting lost – and you can ask for help before it’s waaaay too late. Homework will pay off eventually because all that info will be ready once you get to college – so that first year might be easier….or that’s all the propaganda I told mine.
    Excuse #6 is impressive – will have to check out the other blog.


    • tonyakerrigan
      Sep 27, 2012 @ 20:01:04

      Lol! Yes, the lawn elves must’ve tired themselves out because my lawn is finally slowing down. I guess by helping my kids with their homework, it keeps me on my toes so I don’t forget how to do stuff. Although, by the time my son got into high school I was pretty much useless. He took engineering, (waaay over my head), physics (he thought physics was easy), chemistry (again, easy,) biology (yep, you guessed it, easy)…although I did know something about calculus but that was pretty much it.


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