Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What happened to writing this week?

What happened to writing this week?
Monday I sat down at the computer and started to work on my WIP when the phone rang. It was France Gallop, one of my clients. They needed a drawing for a kid's frame to color. I said 'Fine, when do you need it?' and they said 'Today.'
So I spent the day working on a drawing and getting it approved by the powers that be at France Gallop, and after five p.m. we settled on a version everyone liked, and I made dinner.
Tuesday I have a two hour gym class I love, so I didn't get home until after noon, and then I had to go shopping because on Monday all the stores are closed in France. I did manage to squeeze in an hour of writing before my daughter called from school. Could I come pick her up? One of her teachers was sick and they didn't have class. And could I drive her friend Pauline home too?
Wednesday was today, and this morning I came downstairs to find my son had taken over the computer (in France kids don't go to school on Wednesday.) My daughter had sculpture class, and I gave English lessons to two children, and then a friend dropped by with her dog and kids in tow - shall we go for a walk? And the weather was gorgeous so I said yes.
Tomorrow is Thursday, and the electric company is cutting off our electricity from 8 a.m. until noon. And then the mason is coming to look at a wall which is collapsing in my laundry room. I also have a neighbor's daughter coming for an English lesson. She has a test she wants me to help her study for. Tomorrow I don't think I'll get much done. Plus I have gym, and I really love my gym class.
Friday I have to drive my hubby to the airport. He's going to St. Tropez for the weekend - yes, being a polo pro is a hard life, lol. I get to stay home...But that means Saturday and Sunday I may have time to write!


Jona said...

Lol, it's not many blogs who can make me feel exhausted just reading ;o) Hope everything goes smoothly and with smiles for you, and wow, your previous post looks yummy!

Virenda said...

WOW, you are a busy busy bee. So they don't have school on Wednesdays? May I ask what the school schedule is?

Hope you find a moment to write and relax.

Sam said...

Hi Jona and Virenda!
I am sitting here at the computer! Yay! (Just sat dopwn, lol.)
School in France is mostly like this - Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday - from 8:30 to 4:30
Wed. no school
Sat. from 8:30 - 12:00

High school is different:
Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri - 8:30 - 5:30
Wed-Sat- 8:30 - 12:00
yes, a 6 day week.

Ugh. Poor kids. Let me tell you, they work hard & the program is tough. In the US, a French baccalaureate is worth about a 2 yr. college degree.

My daughter is in 6th grade and has Math, Biology, History, French, Music, Art, German, Phys-Ed (includes nutritien class), & Shop (technology)

International-Man-Of-Mystery said...

School on Saturdays?! That's just wrong! I'm glad I went to school in the southeastern US (and before they toughened up the curriculum, to boot).

Of course I did end up in Chorus class because I'd finished all my required Maths and Sciences, so I guess it was a trade off.

Lori said...

I hate it when life gets in the way of living my life! Sounds like a very busy week! Hope it settles down for you soon :)