Can I Sleep Yet?


I don’t think I’ve slept for a month. I’m so stinkin’ tired. I’ve been working my ass off getting my coaching business off the ground; which, by the way, I’ve been working with an amazing business coach, Kimberly Maska. I’ve been working with her for almost a month and am ready to actually start getting clients! In a month! Wild, eh? Working full-time plus getting the coaching business going equals NO SLEEP. As of the time of me posting this, it’s almost 3:30 a.m. Yeah…no sleep…god I’m tired.

I now have my coaching website up! Check it out! You might think, “Wait, what? She can do that?” I also have my Facebook page up along with my ad, so who knows? I also just submitted my ad tonight, so you might see it running soon. If you do, let me know!

Since I’ve been just a teensy weensy bit neglectful of you guys, I’m holding a contest for a signed book. But, here’s the catch…there’s always a catch, right? The catch is you have to read the sample from your favorite digital store (I think all of them have a free sample), and tell me what you liked about the sample and why you’d want to read the rest of the book. Email me your answers to This contest is open in the US only until April 30th.

I’m going to catch up on a few Zzz’s while I can, and then be up and at it tomorrow, trying to get this business set up. So, you may not hear from me for another month. Just sayin’.


Words of Life By Thing 4

The other day me and Thing 4 were at the store because she was having a candy attack. She had a limited amount of money to spend and perused the candy aisle. After a bit, she became discouraged because, let’s face it, high-quality candy and chocolate is expensive. She threw her hands in the air in exasperation and said, “Why is candy so expensive? You’re basically paying to get cavities!”

How right you are, Thing 4. How right you are.


I’m having a hard time keeping my butt in the chair. Since I work from home, it makes it even harder to stay seated and WORK. I just don’t want to do it. Instead, I find my mind wandering to other things I could be doing…working on my WIP, planning out the next book, reading a book I want to get done, housework, etc., etc.

As a result, my production has went way down, meaning my paychecks are suffering because of it.

You’d think making more money would keep me seated, but I’m just not finding satisfaction in what I do anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I still love that I can work from home and be with my kids, but I’m getting tired of doing medical transcription. Instead when I sit here at my computer, I want to create, not type out what someone else is dictating.

Part of it might be the changing seasons too. My body feels that hibernation mode is starting to kick in and wants to do other things rather than hunker down at my computer all day. Maybe I’d be like this no matter what type of work I was doing.  I don’t know.    

Anyone else feeling this way?

Any suggestions on how to keep my butt glued to the chair?


Thing 3 lost her iPod about three weeks ago. She remembered setting it down on the end table in her room but after that was quite mystified as to where it would’ve disappeared to. We tore her bedroom apart looking for it, and she checked behind and under the furniture. We knew it had to be in the house somewhere; we just didn’t know where.

Yesterday while playing in the living room (making a tent over the couch, of course), she dropped down in front of the couch and stuck her hand under it…and felt something hard and cold. Pulling it out, she discovered her iPod! She was ecstatic it’d been found but couldn’t figure out why she hadn’t seen it the last time she looked.

We have a feeling we know who the culprit is for the missing iPod.                                            

Leo is well-known for taking off with our things and hiding them. I’ve seen him try to drag off Thing 2’s glasses. He once shoved one of my rings down the sink drain and then tried to do the same with one of Thing 2’s earrings. He’ll take off with our socks and hide them. Basically, if he can pick it up, drag it or push it, he’ll hide it somewhere. He doesn’t have a particular hidey-hole…he just hides stuff wherever the hell he feels like it.

Model Search Is On!

Thing 3 is entered in a model search contest with The Children’s Place! 

Soooo…..please vote for her here.  You can vote up to 5 times a day and can vote for your faves.  You can also enter your own kids in the contest!

Many thanks from Thing 3 and me!

Weekend With Thing 1

A week and a half ago we (being me, Things 2 and 3, and two of Thing 1’s friends) went down to visit him at his college for Family Weekend.  Thing 1’s friends were able to stay in his dorm while me and the girls got a hotel.  We were also able to watch Thing 1 fly.  He has just over 20 hours flying so is gearing up for his solo flight.

He’s signing out his plane.

Here he is, right after flying.

I still can’t believe he’ll be a licensed pilot in a few more months.  Once he gets his private license, he’ll start working on his commercial license.

After he was done flying, we all hung out on the tarmac.  That’s his flight instructor in the background getting ready to put gas in the plane.

Here are his friends.

They both got a kick out of watching Thing 1 fly.  Friend 2 on the right knows quite a bit about flying since his dad is a pilot.  Unfortunately  Friend 2 has a heart condition and so he can’t pilot a plane even though he’d love to. 

The conversation that ensued between Thing 1 and Friend 1 (on the left) after he got done flying was pretty hilarious.

Friend 1: Man! That was awesome! Dude!

Thing 1:  You can do an introductory flight for 60 bucks.

Friend 1:  Uh….no…that’s okay dude.  I’ll wait until you get your license and then you can take me up with you.

Thing 1: You sure? You don’t want to fly?

Friend 1:   Yeah…I’m sure….but you can fly me around when you get your license.  

Afterward the girls and I walked around the campus. 

 I took this pic of them right before they ran through the fountain a couple of times.

Thing 3 was being quite goofy on the steps.

And here she is, showing off her ‘stache.

On our way back home, I almost got into an accident twice.   The first time, a 5-car accident happened right in front of me.  I didn’t hear the first accident, but then heard crash, crash, tires screeching, and crash.  As soon as I heard that first crash, I slammed on my brakes a second before the person in front of me hit his.  He was the tires screeching and then crash. Luckily, I wasn’t part of the accident.  The second almost accident was when an idiot decided to pull out in front of traffic going 70 mph and then turn into the median so he could make a left turn, except he was halfway out in the lane, so about five of us had to swerve to miss him.  Yeah, real smart.

Other than that, we had a fun weekend.  The girls liked seeing where Thing 1 is and Thing 2 has now decided that’s where she wants to go to college.  Thing 1’s friends also want to go there next year.


Okay, okay. I know Twitter has been out for forever and I’m just now getting on the bandwagon. For a long time I thought, “I’ll never do that. Why would I want to post everything I did? It would be boring to read.”

Well, I signed up for Twitter.  Holy shit is it addictive!  Damn, I should have signed up a long time ago.

So, if you want to follow me all day long and read the musings that go on in my head, feel free to look me up at @tonyakerrigan.


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