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Diary of a Distracted Blogger

distractedbloggerEven if you’re not a blogger, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate …

2:00 pm – Sat down at the computer to finish writing the blog post that I’ve been working on for the past week.  We’ve been on vacation, so it’s no surprise that I’m behind on it.  Uploaded one picture to my blog.

2:05 pm – Husband asks when we’re going to drop in on our friends.  They watched our house while we were away, so we have a thank you gift to take to them.  I respond briefly and look back at the computer screen hoping that he’ll get the hint.  I write three sentences.

2:10 pm – Husband asks my opinion on his brand new YouTube name.  Since I came up with it, I say that it’s perfect.  I upload another picture.

2:14 pm – Husband asks when I’m going grocery shopping.  I say I don’t know.  He asks me to pick up vinegar.  I mention that I’m trying to finish this blog post and could I have some time to myself.  He apologizes and leaves the room.

2:20 pm – The doorbell chimes and it’s a neighbourhood kid.  I tell her that my daughter can’t come out and play at the moment, but can later on.  I say goodbye and shut the door.

2:21 pm – I realize that the washing machine has stopped,  so I run upstairs to switch the laundry.  Thinking maybe I should take my laptop to the closest coffee shop for some peace and quiet.

2:25 pm – I sit back down at the computer.  Husband reappears and asked where our oldest is, and asks what I think of them spending some “quality time” playing video games.  I quickly say “Sure” and write four more sentences.

2:30 pm – Daughter waltzes down the stairs and asks where Daddy is.  I answer without looking up, while adding some tags to my blog post.

2:33 pm – Oldest gallops down the stairs.  I schedule my blog post to be published for the following morning.

2:40 pm – Husband enters the kitchen (near my desk) and proceeds to bang cutlery and plates in a thinly veiled attempt to let me know he’s considering washing the dishes.  He turns the water on.

2:42 pm – Husband asks where the nearest dollar store is and whether it’s bigger than another one close by.  I say I’m not sure.  He apologizes for the interruption and goes back to the dishes.

2:45 pm – I think of a few other ideas for upcoming blog posts, but then realize that I’ve got other things I need to do.  A work call comes in on my cell phone and I swipe to decline it.  Distracted by the phone call, I start a new blog post anyway.

3:00 pm – I loose focus and decide to work on another project, filing this blog post away for next time.  I realize that while I enjoyed our time together on vacation, I’m glad that my husband will be going back to work and that school has started up again.

Ever had one of those days when you just couldn’t get done what you wanted to get done? 

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

18 Comments

  1. Robin Masshole mommy

    Actually I have trouble relating. My kids are gone at school all day and my husband works, so I have the house to myself and I actually get a lot done when the house is empty 🙂

  2. Jeanette

    Sounds like my typical day too! ROFL! You are in good company here. It takes me all day sometimes just to put a complete sentence together.
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  3. Clarissa

    This is so funny! My husband is the same way, My kids know that when i’m on the computer they need to go keep themselves occupied! This is why I don’t blog on the weekends. I tried going to the coffee shop on saturday to get some work done, but my husband texted me almost every 5 minutes of me being there. Didn’t even sit down for 20 minutes when he asked “What time will you be back?” Than 5 minutes later “What are you doing?” lol

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    OMG, THIS is my day when there are people in the house. I’ll take one picture and then have to go do something else or direct someone to do it.
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  5. lisa

    This sounds like my day every day when the kids and hubby are home. I never get a minute to myself so I cherish the time they are in school!
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  6. Jenn

    Bahahaha!! This sounds like me!! I try to write my posts at night when the kids are in bed. However, between DH and housework, something always interrupts me!
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  7. Jesica H

    This sounds like a typical issue I have regardless of what I am trying to do at home ! Moms duties seem to mean being pulled into multiple directions at once.. I recommend coffee at a coffee shop if you can get away, you deserve it!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Sounds exactly like the life of every wife and mom. I am pretty much sure everyone of us has experienced that one way or another. I have been wanting to have some time alone and if I ever do, my mind travels back to my family, then I start to worry, and then drive back home immediately. LOL.
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  9. Mykidsguide

    Hahahaha. This is my typical day! I have a lot of pending posts that I need to finish because of so many interruptions.
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  10. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    Add me to the writing during graveyard hours club, it’s the only way I can formulate my thoughts and then get them written without distractions!
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  11. rika

    Sounds like my everyday routine. I also set my work schedule to 3 PM. I have to pick up both kids and spend time with them after school… can’t get anything done
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  12. Jeanine

    I have these days often. Today, luckily isn’t one of them. The toddler is fast asleep beside me on the couch so I’m trying to get as much done as possible .Most days, It just doesn’t happen.
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  13. Chubskulit Rose

    I have that all the time. I get frustrated when I have plans for the day to finish some posts but it ended up acomplishing nothing.
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  14. Aaronica (the crunchy mommy)

    um, did I write this?

    I am the very definition of distracted in every possible way!!!!
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  15. Tiany - Social Savvy Mom

    Every.single.day. I kid you not, I homeschool four boys along with having the husband home throughout the day and it is a constant state of distraction. I feel like Dug, the dog from UP…Squirrel!
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  16. Yona Williams

    Yes, that is how I’ve been feeling lately, which is why I got up at 5 in the morning to complete the things I could not finish last night. I continuously experience interruptions like this on a daily basis.
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    • Scaut

      I just found your blog and had to say hang in there. I am a working mom, too, and it’s hard eeihtr way. But remember that you are doing a great thing for your son and family and that he will be just fine – they have to learn to leave the nest and flourish!

  17. Maria Karen

    It happens with me. Many a times I let the outer things distract me while working on my writing. But I am willing to let it go out of my life.

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