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Monday, December 8, 2014

wiggle worm

Hey gals (and dudes). How's everyone doing today? Good? Ya feelin' well? Ya hungry? Can I make you a sammich? Getcha some tea?
Me? Thanks for asking. I'm super busy. I am in the middle of so many projects right now.
I'm a little frazzled but I'm never bored and I love it. 
I can't be still. I friggin' hate being still. If I'm bored for more than a few seconds I start getting suicidal... kidding...
Or am I?
On the 20th, I'll be hosting our annual Christmas/Husband's birthday party at our place. 
Then comes Christmas and New Years. (New Years? Do I smell an excuse for another party?)
January 20th is River's birthday party. We've decided on a gothy circus theme for that. Squee! Can't wait!
February 7th is our 4th annual Valentines Day fundraiser for the Faire. Last year we had a masquerade and the year before was steampunk. Both events were pretty successful so we've decided to blend the two together and throw a Valentines Day Steampunk Masquerade ball. Sweeeeeet.
Let's see...what else?
Oh yeah!
I started a new blog, I've started back belly dancing AND (drum roll please) I've started my first novel!! Ok, "truthishly", I've started novels before but I get so swept up in the dialogue, it just becomes a script. And because I don't know how to format scripts properly I don't submit them. I just keep them to myself and read them for my own entertainment. But not this time! No siree! I'm gonna write that dang book and I'm gonna get it published!
Err.... my mom's a publisher so hopefully she'll hook me up right? 
With two kids, a husband and a home to take care of, how do I have the time to do all of this?
Ok. Here goes:
My car died last year. Every time we get the money to fix it, something disastrous happens and we have to hand over all of our dough. So we have one car that my husband takes to work everyday so that means what, dear readers? I'M STUCK AT HOME ALL DANG DAY - EVERY DANG DAY. 
I do have a schedule. It's not strict, though, nor was it intentional. Things just fell into place that way:
In the morning I change diapers and snuggle and feed babies. Then I check my two email accounts, one personal and one for faire, and then my 2 Facebook accounts, one personal and one for my Faire persona Daniella Noir - I'll tell you about her later. Then 3 Facebook pages, the Faire's page, my blog's page and then my Events In Texarkana Page - that's a rather popular page where I share all the cool happenings in Texarkana and the surrounding areas. That page is the most important as over 2,800 people (and growing!) people are looking to me to help plan their weekends. I also have 6 groups Facebook groups: My faire staff group, a group for selling vintage and antique items, one for vendors looking for events to attend in the Arklatex (Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas area), one for people offering services in the area and 2 for the faire: a page for my gypsy performers and the other for the volunteers.
I know it sounds like a lot (and it is), but it takes less than an hour to get it all done.
After noon I do belly dance drills for 30 minutes to an hour while River wraps himself around my legs and/or throws things at me.
After I dance I feed babies again and start cleaning the house. It doesn't have to be perfect, but I like for things to look somewhat organized. Clutter drives me nuts. Sometimes I put on music and continue dancing while I clean.
Then it's "free" time: I blog, read blogs, get on Pinterest, plan events, etc - all while kissing boo-boos and cleaning spit up and poopy diapers. By the way I have 3 Pinterest pages. One for myself, one for the faire (almost 5,000 followers!) and one for Events in Texarkana.
At around 5pm my husband calls to let me know he's on his way home. I put on Netflix or some music (Christmas records this season!) and I start dinner and do the dishes at the same time. 
After dinner I usually do a little laundry while I browse Pinterest and/or work on my novel.
Then I bathe the babies, put them to bed and then I drink a little gin to help quiet my mind while I either work on my novel some more or read a book or magazine until I pass out.
Rinse. Repeat.
I tried to throw an ironing business into the mix but I had no takers. I'm still open to doing it if anyone needs some ironing done. I can make time!
I was supposed to reopen my Etsy store at the beginning of next year, but with no car, I can't get to the post office to mail out items, so BAH HUMBUG! 
So there you have it! Are you a wiggle worm too? Do you have issues with being still like I do?
^ All linked up ^


  1. You have an epic schedule!! You know you can schedule free pick-ups with USPS? They come right to your house and pick up the items.

  2. You SHOULD write a book. Your life is an adventure!

  3. That does sound like a lot of Facebook pages. I'm so lousy at online social networking that it's embarassing. But it sure leaves me more time to do other things.

    So cool that you've started a novel!

  4. I can't believe how active you are. You seem like a born-organizer. It looks like you seek opportunities to throw parties and organize events. That's admirable.

  5. I'm kinda exhausted after reading your schedule! Although my chronic illness requires lots of horizontal hours I find it hard to stop & be still. I'm never bored as there's always something to achieve even if I'm on the bed. I hope the car gets fixed soon....then you'll be unstoppable! Xx

  6. Wow - I'm worn out just reading your day! I would love to read a book that you write. How could it not be great? Okay, off to check out your pinterest boards...

  7. I'm one too, though not with two kids in the mix! I drive everyone mad with my inability to sit still and do nothing. Does not having a car in the US mean you're trapped? Over here its no big deal, I've never learnt how to drive and just walk. xxx

    1. It depends on where you live. No car in the big city is no problem at all but in rural-type cities like Texarkana, with no car you're doomed. Everything is spread out soooooo far and there's no public transportation.

  8. You are a busy bee! I was worn out reading all that you do. You definetely need. a car where I live, but not sure I could be house bound.

  9. Was gonna chime in with advice but it's already given: you can schedule pick-ups with the post office. I personally don't because I live in a weird location (above a corner store where questionable people come to-and-fro all day) and I wouldn't just leave my packages out front for pick-up without fear of them being stolen. Congrats on the new blog and good luck with the book. I'm JUST like you, I can NEVER just sit still. I MUST be working on something. I must drive my friends batty. Even just hanging out I usually have my SLR to snap photos of inspiring things or my tiny notebook to write ideas when they come.

  10. so great you started belly dancing again! must be hard to find time for it with kids and all...but it is good execise...I sometimes dance around the house ha ha...

    so lovely that your hubs birthday and Christmas are on the date! double celebration! my parents actually got married on Christmas my dad cannot forget the anniversary like some men...ha ha:)

    You look adorable...I always love to see colourful accessories! I use to make jewelry...and I still do sometimes...I just donated a lot of my jewelry to be sold for charity and some of my feels good to give.

    sorry to hear about the car..I'm in a similar situation, our car is so old my husband doesn't let me drive it.

    Good luck with the novel...I also write but getting anything published sure isn't easy!


  11. goodness. You do keep yourself busy. Whenever I have a couple busy days I have to take a day of basically doing nothing or I burn out. Very impressive!

  12. I tell you, I am totally in awe of you! truly I am! I am either chaotically busy or in a state of inertia - when mine were little I don't even remember having showers, grim - and yes, lets have something to eat and will you show me how to belly dance too x x x

  13. Love the dress, the colour and pattern are ravishing, also, hehehe, you're great with your fun facial expressions - best part of being a blogger I'd say :D ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog

  14. hmmm, I love sitting still doing "nothing". I don't know how to drive and live someplace with no public transportation and stuff is too far to walk ( about 2 miles to the grocery store) Good thing I'm not a wiggle worm.

  15. Sounds like a busy life! I bet cuddling the babies is the best part!


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