Many Other Priorities

I love writing but sometimes life gets in the way.  And while one great things about this avocation is that I can squeeze in small doses of writing around the periphery of a busy life, sometimes this results in very little real writing getting done.

 Carlisle gets ready for a busy day.

Carlisle gets ready for a busy day.

Now is one of those times.  Right now we have a new family member -- Carlisle -- who has been home for only one week.  For those of you who don't know about this, Carlisle is an adopted child from Ethiopia.  He is five years old, and barely speaks a word of English.  And when he is home, he is running around the house getting into pretty much anything he can reach.  It takes a lot of energy and attention to follow him around, trying to establish some limits and keep him safe.

And in my small manufacturing business, we are currently looking at not just one, but TWO acquisitions -- one of which would almost double the size of the company.  And while I have plenty of help on these tasks, having the most "deal" experience on the team definitely keeps me front and center.

 Twins Candace (L) and Sarah (R) in the summer of 2013 when they were flower girls.

Twins Candace (L) and Sarah (R) in the summer of 2013 when they were flower girls.

Right now writing is happening during the odd free moment and during kid sporting practices, particularly when the twins are at gymnastics and I'm responsible for driving (once a week.)  Of course, things will eventually change and I'll be back on the writing fast track, but for now it is slow going.