I'm tired. Exhausted. Completely wiped out. Has this A to Z thing wiped anyone else out?
A little insight into my current state of being:
Something smells at my desk, and I don't think it's the giant pile of empty pistachio shells in front of me. Or the empty bottles of Diet Coke and Perrier. To my right is a Five Guys empty paper cup, a cardboard Amazon box on the ground, and three uncapped and dried up glue sticks. To my left is my daughter's pink princess blanket, stacks of multiplication and division fact cards, and a slew of empty plastic Walmart bags. Behind me is a stack of bills, some kind of Nerf gun, and four bottles of newly purchased sunscreen.
But you know what else surrounds me? A 5" inch hula girl statue that wiggles when I walk by, a stack of novel bookmarks I've collected from author signings, and a plastic button that reads "Save Peeta." Everywhere I turn there are stacks and stacks of books, and half of them are young adult novels just for me. Also: pictures of my family, a NaNo winner certificate, and a small stack of books written by yours truly.
My life may be chaos...but it IS a life. One that I wouldn't trade for any other, filled with my dreams, goals, and what's most important--my family.
The next month-and-a-half is going to be crazy busy, but I plan on popping in on the blogosphere when I can--just not everyday. Sheesh. Let's all just take a nap or something, yes?
Are you tired? Is your house immaculate or does it hold evidence of life?
Also, I will be at LDStorymakers conference later this week. Who else will be there?