Friday, March 12, 2010

Am I a SLACKER?

Am I?  Doctor appointments, hospital visits, medicine, home-school, writing, preparing to query, driving to violin/guitar/horseback riding lessons, blogging/connecting with all of my blogging pals that I have truly come to love, housework, farm chores, (this morning I walked our creek bank cleaning debris that the husband had burned and all of it didn't burn. I mean really! Does he actually think ALUMINUM FOIL burns?) are all on my list of things to do. Well one of our boys is a master guitarist and teaches guitar, so I really don't have to drive for those lessons. =)

So am I a slacker? I ask this question, because I have slacked on blog posts this week. BIG TIME. Hmmmmm,

Slacker: somebody who avoids doing something, especially work or military service. Love, Webster. Uh, he didn't really sign his dictionary with love, but I thought that was a pretty good affect.

Ol' Webster was a good old guy. He wanted us to spell words write not rong. =) Uh, misspelling on purpose there. So he gave us a dictionary. So from his pen, he tells me that I am not really a slacker. I don't shirk work. I just have too many things going on right now.

Spring is coming. And spring on a farm is a big happening. Especially a farm with horses. They like to eat in the winter. Gotta get the spring cutting of hay. (It's the best.)  They told me so. So, fertilizing the pasture, putting lime out on the pasture, planting, hay gettin', cleaning, etc., etc..

Ahhh spring.

So I am NOT  a slacker. Thank you Noah. I am not lax, not avoiding work. Just have too much of it.

I still have lots and lots to say about James Scott Bell's lovely book, Revision & Self-Editing, so I will post more on that after unplug week. And during unplug week, I WILL get all agent blogs visited, decide on a few more agents and I WILL query shortly after that. GULP.  This brings both excitement and nervous tension. And a few headaches. Because I will ONLY query when SEVENTY TWO HOURS is ready.

How about you? Do you think you are slack if you miss a few blog posts?  Or if you don't get around to visit everyone? Oh Elana. HOW DO YOU DO IT? (^_^) I mean I know how she does it. But it doesn't work the same way for me as it does for her. All those tabs makes my dang computer freeze.

I'm unplugging next week. I will see you after that. Have a safe, happy, wonderful writing time. I truly love you all!

29 comments:

  1. Now the truth comes out: Robyn's a SLACKER! Kidding. Life is crazy sometimes, my friend, and we can only do what we can do . . . thus the lack of posts on my blog this week! Is next week unplug week? Woo-hoo, though I may have to forgo next week and do the following week since the entire fam damily (well, almost) is descending on my house for Easter. : )

    S

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  2. Nope. Slacking is something of a therapy for me. I slack ALL THE TIME. But I don't have nearly the amount of responsibility as you seem to have! I'd be a major slacker if I had that many!

    I just can't wait to get a job so I have an excuse for not doing laundry or vacuuming. o.O

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  3. I do feel like a slacker sometimes when I don't keep up with my blog, but then I remind myself that I have to have priorities. I took two weeks off, came back this week, and will be taking most of next week off. How's that for slacking? Have a great week!

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  4. I have missed way more than a few blog posts over teh past couple months. Between the holidays, the SCBWI conference and an unexpected move, my life was crazy.
    Don't feel bad at all. Blogging should be fun, not a necessity.

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  5. You are so not a slacker!

    Thanks for your 3 C's on my blog today. Love, love, love reading them. You have such a beautiful family, Robyn. And I don't think I realized you lived on a farm. How cool! I had to do ALL kinds of farm research for one of my books that's out on submission right now. It was set on a farm. :)

    Happy blogging break!

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  6. There is no such thing as blog-slacking. We are here for each other when we can be, and there is no expectation that we MUST post or comment, ever. We all have lives away from the computer (gasp! did I say that out loud)? and they need to come first - always. That's the beauty of our lovely circle. When we hop back on the blog wagon, our bloggy friends are here, waiting with open arms and happy comments. I will miss you next week, Robyn. But I WILL be here when you come back. :-)

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  7. Scott: The entire bunch, eh? Have fun. And eat lots for your ol' pal who will be on a diet until the end of her life. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Maybe not that long, but it feels like it. I do have a delicious low cal soup dish that I found. Thank you Valerie Bertinelli. Bless you.

    Have a great week. And write LOTS! =)

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  8. Jess, I usually leave the bathrooms until last. I mean, I DO have SIX boys. UGH Catch my drift? But this house needs a spring cleaning. So I will do it one day and the barn the next. And I like to slack off too. I just don't have time to slack. =)

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  9. Susan, we are the slacker twins. And the husbands are the cad twins. =) Alright. They really aren't cads but... I like to say it sometimes. =)

    See you when I get back. =)

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  10. Megan, I so agree. And I couldn't have said it better. It is FUN. And I shouldn't make it anything else. =)

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  11. Katie, Yeah, farmlife has its ups and downs but I would never trade it. Well, maybe to live in Ireland. Ahhh, a farm in Ireland. WHOA. How cool. See you when I get back. =)

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  12. Shannon, I know that I know you will be here. I would go and get you if you weren't. hehe

    I hope you have a great week and I will miss you too. =)

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  13. Anyone who misses posting here and there could HARDLY be termed a slacker. We all have a lot to do and we have to prioritize or we burn out. No burning out now, Robyn. Miss those posts on occasion. We'll be around when you get back. (I'm only saying this because I've pretty much stopped blogging all but Ten-word Tuesdays. hehe!)

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  14. Nisa, I just left your place. And I agree. I do not want to burn out. Though sometimes I feel like I might blow out. You know, KABOOM! =)

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  15. Slacker? NO WAY!!!
    Enjoy your disconnect. But I will REALLY miss you!
    P

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  16. Definitely not a slacker! But I have found that I always discover blogs at their writer's most inconvienent time! Sorry about that : )

    Sounds like you're doing the best you can, which is definitely good enough! No worries, my new friend ; )
    Have a GREAT week!
    Hannah

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  17. You are not a slacker. I admire all that you do. I know what it's like to homeschool and that in itself is a full time thing. Have a good break!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  18. Robyn, slacker is NEVER a word I would use in the same sentence with you.

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  19. You are definitely NOT a slacker! Sometimes, you just have to prioritize, and that means not getting the less important things done. And that's okay. :]

    Hope you'll have a productive unplugged week!

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  20. If you're a slacker, everybody else would have to be Elana. :D
    I am always amazed at how much everybody is doing and still blogging. I hope you have a great unplug week and get tons done.
    I'll be taking off the week after that. Next week gotta do a St. Pat's post.

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  21. No, you're not a slacker! We can all only do so much! And we just need to do what works for us. We all understand, because we're all busy. So, Robyn, enjoy your week off! Hope you get lots done!

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  22. You couldn't be a slacker and raise horses! Enjoy your time unplugged.

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  23. I always feel like a slacker! Even as I'm racing around trying to get everything done--- and I've also been negligent of my blog.

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  24. Holy Superwoman!! Girl, you are not a slacker. If anyone did half the work you do-they'd be whining and crying. I know-I do a lot of whining and have no reasons for it. You are my hero, Robyn. Never ever ever ever ever doubt yourself.

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  25. You? A slacker? Pushaw! You're a superwoman.

    And when you do figure it out, let me know. I'd like to be like Elana too, but it takes me forever to get through my blog roll!

    Cheers, Superwoman! :)

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  26. A slacker? Never! There are days when I just can't get to post. My rule is to catch up on the weekends and enjoy blogging and chatting. I feel guilty when I can't put up photos and that's something I'm trying to leave behind and focus on writing. Have a great week and take good care!

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  27. Hey lady, there is an award waiting for you over at my blog: http://thewritewords-lindsey.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-awards.html

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  28. Slacker? No way! I got exhausted just *reading* what you have on your plate. lol. I used to homeschool my two boys. Did it for three years. (the middle school years) and it's a ton of hard work.

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