Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Been A Helluva Month

So my mother left at 5:45 this morning. She's been in from Montana for the last three weeks. But only this last week was she ensconced at Chez Quinn.

I love my mother. Like Christmas and taxes, she comes but once a year. And her visits are the emotional equivalent of a bungee jump. The jerking of emotions from highs to lows and back again are one of the universe's mysteries revealed in great detail as it's played out in my house.

I'm exhausted.

On top of that, the youngest urchin was home sick today, so writing could not resume after a week of forced respite while visiting with my mom.

Maybe tomorrow.

So many times after a visit I go into isolationism mode to recover. I even have a category for that on the sidebar to the right. I'm hoping to skip the crazed over-analyzing and dreariness that follows such visits by plunging into the w.i.p. again. Though that can be dangerous territory. I can take left turns in my writing and seriously torture my characters in some sort of twisted effigy of self preservation that will take weeks of rewrites to repair.

Maybe I'll just take up a new hobby. (No, not knitting tank cozies.) Something more sensible.

Like Roadkill Art (tm).

I really think it's the up and coming new thing.

Until next time, citizens. Unless I succumb to the isolation booth. Then who knows when I'll return.


M.J. Fifield said...

It's grotesque yet I can't stop looking at it...

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hope you work your way through the iso chamber. Glad you got to see your mom.

Ava Quinn said...

Am now fighting off high fevers. And unfortunately the oldest urchin is now too. So I think the iso chamber would've been a good thing. Sigh

nutschell said...

that last picture made me do a double take! you definitely need breaks after parental visits:)

Ava Quinn said...

As Phineas and Ferb would say; Yes, yes you do.

It's nice to know others understand! :) Thanks, Nutschell.

Share This

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...