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Writers Workshop: Getting Through Summer

Tiger girl and me

It’s July and it’s suppose to be the start of summer for most people. However staying in the tropics it is summer all year round. The only difference is whether it is hot and wet or just plain hot!! The heat can really sap ones energy and on some days I find my energy level rapidly depleting even though it is only lunch time.

I find that my blogging schedule has changed these few months.  I used to find that my afternoons are my best time for drafting post and getting my ideas down onto the blog. However all these have changed since Tiger girl been sleeping lesser in the afternoon. She doesn’t have a fixed nap time and sometimes can even go without a nap for the day. It really throws my schedule blogging schedule out of the window.

I now try to blog early in the morning before the kids wake up or after they go to bed. If there are spare minutes or seconds during the day I will try to start on a draft and hopefully it gets completed by the end of the day.

I started working on this blog post in the afternoon after lunch but now as I’m typing in this particular sentence the clock on the wall already shows 8.40pm.  I have been pulled away from my laptop countless times by the kids with their 101 requests. I had been attending to spills, setting dinner, bathing the kids, cleaning up, answering calls, supervising homework, piano practice among other things.

Thankfully at this present moment they are playing in their bedroom so I can type as fast as my fingers. Opp..”spoken” too soon as they come charging out of the room screaming at each other.  Another interruption which I have to attend to which disrupts my train of thought again!!

Back again after  having to play judge with the kids. I’ll better speed type the rest of the ideas I have on hand if I’m to complete this post before it’s time to send the kids off to sleep.

Finally this post is done.


How has your blogging schedule changed this summer?

Has it been for the better or worse for you?



Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It

Writers Workshop: Can I do it this June?

Tiger girl and Daddy

There are many things which I hope to complete this June. I have so many things and half the time as the kids are on vacations to the 3rd week of June.

Here is a list of 10 items which  I hope to complete by end of June.

  1. Get R to take care of Tiger girl by himself  at night so I can finally have my girls night out.
  2. Finish up all the book reviews that I have to get done.
  3. De-clutter and spruce up the house.
  4. Plan the homeschooling material for Tiger girl and to start on monthly theme focus in Japanese.
  5. Revamp my wardrobe and get more trendy clothes.
  6. Decide on which DSLR camera to purchase.
  7. Start exercising more regularly so that the final 5 kilograms can finally come off and disappear forever (hopefully)
  8. Set up my blogging schedule for the next  month.
  9. Plan new bakes and meals for the month of July
  10. Plan our next holiday.

What are your plans for June?

How will you go about to achieve them?

Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It