Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'm baaaack. Finally

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've made it back to the blog. My apologies for being a blog bum. :-(

Life, as is so often the case, is busy in the Prisakiss household. Many good things going on, many life changing events occuring, several time-draining dramas popping up.

On a good note, I'm getting writing done. Well, editing. But progress is progress.

On another good note, I attended my first Chicago Cubs game of the season on Friday! Yes, I'm a Cubs fan, so that means I'm an optimist. Most of the time.

If there's one thing you should know about this writer, it's that she's a consumate baseball fan, more specifically, a diehard Cubs fan. I live about 5 hours away from Chicago, so it's not an everyday occurence for me to get to Wrigley. I try to make it there two to three times a season. And when I do, it's always a memorable experience. Last Friday was Derrek Lee bobblehead doll day!!! And yes, the Derrek Lee now proudly graces my dresser top. :-D

In a perfect world, I'd have a house in Wrigleyville where I could write in the mornings, and head to the Cubs game during baseball season. Then, I'd head to the warm Florida sunshine during the winter where I'd write in a house near the beach.

That's not too much to ask, is it? :-)

I have a lot going on in my life right now...a reunion cruise with some high school buddies this week, college orientation for my oldest the following week, end of the school year activities for all my kids followed by my oldest's graduation.

Nestled in the rush of all this is the necessity and desire to keep on plugging away with my writing. Finding those pockets of time, or better yet, creating those pockets of time to devote to my writing.

I'm a big planner, or to-do list maker. By writing everything down, and scheduling my day, I have a better chance of staying on track. Usually. :-)

What about you? Any tricks you'd care to pass along for staying on task/keeping your eye on the prize/however you like to think of it in the race of everyday life?

I'd love to hear your suggestions, or what works for you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Busy Life

I haven't posted for a few days for a couple reasons.

1. I LOVED Miss Pettigrew and the subtitle message, so I wanted to give folks time to come to the blog and read about it.


2. If I haven't already told you, my life is freakin' hectic! :-)

Monday, I worked a half day, then the family and I headed into St Louis for Opening Day at Bush Stadium. Let me make this clear, I am NOT a Cardinals fan. This chick bleeds Chicago Cubs blue!!! But being the baseball fanatic that I am (along with the rest of my family), if I can't be at my beloved Wrigley Field on Opening Day, then being at any ballpark is better than sitting in the office at work. :-)
Unfortunately we got rained out middle of the third inning. Bummer weather, but on the plus side, baseball season has begun!!!
Tuesday, I worked another half day, then hit the road to make the five hour drive to the Chicago area where I dropped off my oldest for the Illinois State level America Junior Miss Scholarship Program. I did some editing in my hotel room, then hit the sack.
Today, I made the drive back home and late this afternoon I took in my first lacrosse game/match, cheering on our local high school in their inaugural season. Now it's home for dinner, homework check, and quality time with the husband, followed by writing time, then bed.

Not quite the glamorous lifestyle. But it works for me.

My time will come on Sunday. This weekend my neighbor has graciously volunteered to be my photographer for my press photo. With my daughters' help I'll try to gussy myself up and see what kind of pictures we wind up with.

If all goes well, you guys will be the first ones to see my official photo when I post it on the blog.

Until my "America's Next Top Model" moment on Sunday, it's back to the daily grind of balancing family, work, writing and everything else, which of course includes catching a Cubs baseball game on the tv. :-)

So on that note, are there any baseball fans out there? If so, what's your favorite team?