Monday’s Moans: Not Enough Time in the Day!

Easy as A, B, C . . . from CC

I want to petition for another day in a week and days that consist of 48 hours instead of 24. I don’t know about you guys and gals, but I’m not getting my list completed. Christmas is over, but my son decided to marry the day after Christmas and make the lull-after-Christmas not happen for me.

New Year’s Eve arrived with a new grandson: Ryker, 7 lbs 14 oz., 21 ½” long. We did hospital visits, dinners, helping out as a Grandparents should.

Meanwhile, first couple moved in as a newlywed couple: love them, but Chaos began. Expected another grandbaby in the second week of January: delivered a week late: baby Tanecia, 6 lbs 14 oz., 19 ½” long. Moving mom and dad and baby “home,”  in a house still full of teenagers, all on heightened hormones, proved to be challenging.

Meanwhile Older daughter and two granddaughters got sick with the flu, as did my unmarried son who lives alone and needed mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup.

Third daughter-in-law not feeling well: due with her second baby in May.  Her oldest, five and cute as a bug, wants a doll which grandma needs to make because the doll does not exist: a Ruby Gloom rag doll, which I made come to life from a picture, crocheting its socks and dressing it to perfection.

Two sons, buying homes, needed advice: “What do you think of this one, Mom?”  And teenagers who had the whole vacation to do homework now needed Mom’s help.  With the clutter of Christmas still not put away, I feel like Elastic Man being pulled in every direction, ready to split into pieces.

I don’t care about New Year’s resolutions:  I would like to beg—no, demand—another day in a week and days that consist of 48 hours instead of only 24!

See you day-after-tomorrow for “Wednesday’s WIPS”



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5 responses to “Monday’s Moans: Not Enough Time in the Day!

  1. char4wmfw

    Congratulations on the new grandson, Brenda. Love the name Ryker. I’d vote for your eighth day in the week.

  2. I am totally behind you on this one!!!

  3. Brenda Bensch

    Thanks for comments from Char and Amy—so nice to have loyal readers!
    FYI to all: The ABC Writers Guild is made up of four critique partners. The writer of any one blog is ID’d in the line “Easy as A, B, C . . . from____” followed by the contributor’s initials. In this case, it’s our sweet Carrie who has a GREAT idea (I second that!) on more time per week—AND who has the new “grandchild.” I’ll pass your congrats along!

    And thanks to my critique group who help to keep this up and running . . . thank goodness I don’t have to write it all myself!

  4. Carrie

    I’m a very small part but honored to be in the A.B.C. Writers group. Brenda, the B in ABC and Arnlod, the A in ABC are the back bone and anyone who knows them or is about to know them count yourself very lucky because these two are good people. The finest. Talented beyond belief, kind beyond messure, and smart as a whip to boot.
    Carrie K

  5. benschwensch

    High praise from someone we admire so much! Thank you, and thank you again. from B AND A ! ! !

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