When the Universe Knows You’re Stuck

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I sent my husband out the door with the three younger kids. I then drove Maggie to her babysitting job. I came home and cleaned up some, fixed a necklace, and watched a couple of funny videos before starting dinner. About an hour and a half after I got home I laughed out loud and called out to the kids to show them a funny video.

A bit of anxiety crept in when I could not remember where I might have told the girls they could go play.

I had been home ALONE for an hour and a half and feel really ripped off because I didn’t even realize it apparently.

Next thought that went through my head.

I really wish my girl Five Minute Friday Community would share the prompt a little early tonight because I have time and space and quiet to write and total writer’s block.
Seriously this is the craziest thing that has happened to me in a while.

I’ve not even had time to write.
Or think about writing.
Or think about thinking about writing.

PS. Just got the notification this very second for the prompt.
Someone is playing tricks on me.
Prompt: Stuck
Seriously? LOL

So why am I stuck? Well, when life goes into overdrive you put something aside. I put my writing aside. I’m ok with that, but then when the opportunity to write arises it’s not easy to just pick it up and do it.

Business is good. We started a new business and it’s growing faster than I had expected. GOOD, but WOAH at the same time right? I’m ecstatic, but … so. much. learning.

Two of the kids made it to Jr. Olympics. YAY! But of the 12 days of the competition, one was on the first 3 days, the other at the last 3 days.  Juggling.  The kids each had their own highs and lows. Mostly highs, because we focus on what they have learned. Both kids got to hear Kati Emmons, Olympic shooting competitor, speak. Both kids acquired nuggets, but Maggie… she heard a couple of things that just rocked her world and the next day she blew away her personal best and added quite a lot of points to her score from the previous day. (Forgive me for not knowing how many… my brain is mush at the moment, as I’ve just been explaining.)

Know what I learned through this? One is never too old to learn.  New business, switch in focus for me – compared to my goals for the year, sort of.  The bigger picture goal is still the same, that path to get there is very different from what I anticipated.


Now I have to go fix dinner… I’ll come back later and add some pics. 🙂


About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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  1. Sounds like you have alot of things filling your plate right now. I am glad tgat you had this time of reprieve.
    Love the ability to be part of the Jr Olympics. How that must affirm and inspire your kids.
    Glad to hear your new business venture is taking off. Praying God will give you wisdom as to how to manage the surge of business. You are loved

  2. Congrats to the Jr Olympians! That’s fantastic! And way to go on the business! Lord bless it!
    And how funny and totally relatable about your evening last night. It’s so easy to fritter away the time we didn’t realize we had.
    I will try to come back later and check out the pics you promised. But no pressure, what with the mushy brain.

  3. Maxine, wow! You’ve got a lot on your plate. I resonate with wanting to make the most of the time when a window to write opens up! I’m so glad you diid tonight.We all have those seasons where something has to be seta side, don’t we?

    It sounds like God is moving in your family. Congratulations to your two children who made it to the Jr Olympics. What an accomplishment! I’m your neighbor at FMF. So nice to “meet” you!

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