Sunday, February 12, 2012


Before I get into Monday's Musings, if you're looking for THE LOVE FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY HOP, click HERE.

Life has a way of moving on even when I'm stuck in limbo. Sometimes I really wish everything would just stop for a few hours so I can get my bearings, regroup, and get back on course. But that never happens. The laundry and dirty dishes pile up, my kids still need to be fed and cared for, the floor needs to be swept, meals need to be cooked, even emails need to be read.

No matter how hard I wish for even a few moments of peace, it never happens. So I find myself with an ever growing "to do list" and feeling more and more overwhelmed with all the things I don't have time to do, like finish that guest post I promised to write, design a school visit brochure, read all the books on my TBR list, call all the people on my "to call" list, clean out my kitchen cupboards, and organize my garage shelves. If only I didn't have to sleep. I could really use those extra eight hours a day to get some things done.

And to top it all off, my laptop bit the dust two weeks ago. Paid a small fortune to be told that it cannot be salvaged. Luckily, the repair guy did manage to extract all my data (including several complete manuscripts) and store it on an external hard drive. I have no money to buy a new computer, so I am making due with a little netbook, which is fine except that it runs really, really slow - and I can't see everything I need to on the little screen. Oh, and did I mention that I busted my beloved Nook? Flew right out of my hand and slammed into the floor. Can't afford to replace that, either.

Do I sound like I'm complaining? Not at all. Okay. Here is where I count my blessings to make myself feel better.

1) At least I have a netbook and an external hard drive

2) My dirty laundry is a size smaller than it was six months ago

3) Some of my emails are from blogs who want to review my book or run a guest post

4) I really wanted a new Nook Tablet. So maybe now that my 1st edition Nook is broken, I can save up and get the one I want.

5) When I do get the Nook and a new laptop, I can count them as business expenses when I file my tax return

6) It is nearly midnight and all my children are asleep. Everyone is healthy (well, the 4-year-old has a cough which is why he's in my bed at the moment) and happy. There is no greater blessing than that.

Okay. It's Monday. What are your blessings?


  1. Laurisa, I count my blessing every day, even the bad days, because there's always something to be thankful for. My son and hubby went dirt bike riding yesterday, and my son crashed. Bad day, right? But he walked away without serious injury, and for that I'm so thankful.

  2. Blessings. My 20 year old son still gives me a hug before he goes out and my college daughter will text just to say she misses me. Does it get better than that?