Sneaking Online

It’s amazing how unproductive I am when staying home with children. These past couple of weeks, I ignored my writing, fell behind on my critiquing, and accomplished nothing of what I actually planned to do. My daughter got her tonsils and adenoids out, so I’ve been hanging out with her, keeping her pain level under control and mashing all the food into a mushy state. After a week and a half of living on soup, over-cooked mac and cheese, and apple sauce, we’re now treading into more solid states such as scrambled eggs and salmon.


Other things that have happened: I turned 37 last Sunday, I ran a critique workshop at the library last Thursday, I enrolled my son in swimming lessons for this whole week, and I got a shiny new phone!

Rather than bore you with all the details of my past couple of weeks, I’ll just drop a digital painting of the subject of my attention:

Sorry this is such a boring update. That’s what happens when I try to write a blog post while having a conversation with my kids about Powerpuff Girls episodes and the reason why they need to eat more than just jello for breakfast…

Have I missed anything interesting these past couple of weeks?

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

11 thoughts on “Sneaking Online

  1. Hmmm… Write. Or take care of your children. That’s a tough one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy birthday.

    Yay on new phones. I hope your kiddo feels better soon.

  2. Very nice artwork!
    Belated happy birthday.
    And glad you are on to more solid foods at your house.

  3. Elizabeth Seckman

    You’ll never regret the time spent with your kids. What a gorgeous picture. Such a cutie!!

    And I don’t think it was a boring update at all, but I totally get the distracted update post. Mine this week was written while watching The Sopranos with my grown boys who were home for spring break. We used to watch Powerpuff Girls…

  4. My productivity tends to drop when my daughter’s home, too. That’s typically every weekend.

  5. That is a beautiful painting! Sorry to her the kiddo’s been through that. But yay, more solidy-type foods. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Giiiiiiiiiirl your digital painting is BEAUTIFUL! When I came to your blog, those eyes were the first thing I saw. I was like, what am I doing again? I forgot this was your space for a second (I think that screams to your talent!)

    Happy birthday!! You’ve survived 37 years!! Hope you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And sorry about the little one. At least your onto solidish foods.

  7. I hope your daughter is feeling better. And happy birthday to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Sometimes we have to set writing aside. Your kiddo is important and needs some TLC right now. (Well, all the time, but more so right now.)

    Happy birthday!

  9. Happy birthday and way to go on running a critique group. I’ve started a memoir book club and writing workshop via one of the Meetup groups that I’m in. I’m focusing on creative nonfiction articles for magazines, etc.

  10. That sounds like a crisis-filled month. Sorry to hear. Hope things are better now.

    I find it hard to keep on top of everything without children, so have no idea how you manage.

    Lovely illustration, as always.

  11. Hey, I’ve fallen behind on my critiquing too (as you well know), but my schedule is becoming more manageable these days as my organizational skills catch up with my new job situation. Hey, I even posted on my blog during a non-IWSG day. But in your case, I think running a critque workshop more than makes up for the lack of writing.

    That is a nice drawing, BTW. I assume it’s one of your kids. But to be honest, I’m pretty sure I see some of you in it.

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