Where to begin?! So let me first say writing a book and publishing a book are two very different things! It's a whirlwind of emotions, a constant challenge to create a 25th hour in the day to get "just one more thing" done, and lots and lots of FAITH that what I'm about to put out into this world is well received (and if I'm lucky purchased) :P
All of this, plus three children (whom I love dearly), that on a regular basis make me want to pull my hair out OR simply just day drink.* Irish coffees (maybe?), a lunchtime beer (quite possibly), BUT let me tell you, somedays there is no greater joy than a clock striking 5:00pm when I know it's socially acceptable to pull the cork out of my chilled white wine (A definitely). Well, who am I kidding?..it's not chilled, I forget to do that, so I have to wait until 5:10pm after a blast in the freezer. No, I will NOT add an ice cube!
My day drinking thoughts today circled around morning events of keeping my toddler from getting hit by a car,(a daily feat as my oldest waits for the bus) & then followed by a trip to the urgent care for baby D who of course had a double ear infection. Vincent took off around the small hospital any chance he had, until I resulted in using our 21st century babysitter of Netflix on my smartphone. Finally made it to the local drugstore for meds, battled a toddler over a scary Halloween clown, then made it back home by 9:37am and thought long and hard about spiking the cup of coffee I finally could drink (been wanting since 6am). Ultimately I spent too much time thinking about my Irish coffee that I missed my opportunity as more mom duties called...but my wine is already chilled so 5pm roll on in, you are a happy sight today! :P
So I've decided if you're a mom or someone trying to publish a book, OR just dealing with any amount of life ridiculousness, enjoy some day drinking - but always DRINK RESPONSIBLY.
*It must be said that while I consider day drinking fairly often, it's a pretty rare occurrence since I'm usually toting kids around in Vanny (that's what we call the mom van around here).