Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Delightful Delay

I've been nearly out of the writing loop for the last two weeks.  Now I'm back--but I'm sorry.  Sort of.  I love my writing.  But what kept me from work was the visit of my son and d-i-l.  Not that they took up a lot of my time.  But my two toddler grandsons?  I couldn't get enough of them! 

During their naptimes I did what I could to edit and blog and whatever I could get done.  But I wasn't able to do much deep creating or editing for the short couple of hours or so that they were quiet.  And when they were awake, it was so much fun to help take care of them and get to know them better, since they live far away from my L.A. home. 

Plus, they got to see some of the sights of L.A.  Not that they're likely to remember much about them.  But they did visit the zoo and got a view of the Hollywood sign and cave from the Batman TV show.  The older one just loves birds and planes, so on their last night here we ate dinner at a restaurant beside the Van Nuys Airport and he got to see a whole bunch of small planes, jets and helicopters landing and taking off.  There were birds there, too, including some resident ducks. 

In addition, the family dog visited, too.  It'll be no surprise to any of you who know me or read my writing that I adore dogs.  She'd been here before and gets along well with our two.  I think we spoiled her, and I hope she gets back into her own family's routine at home. 

Right now, as much fun as it is to blog, I have to get back to work.  Finally. 

What about you--what kinds of distractions or delays are worth the time they take in your life?


Violet Ingram said...

For me I have 5 resident distractions - my kids. All their schools are out for the summer and they are keeping me busy. I wouldn't change a thing though. Okay, maybe a bit bigger of a house since I'm supposed to be working on edits that are due on Tuesday. Sigh.

Glad you had fun.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Five kids? Wow, Violet--how fun and, yes, how distracting! I used to manage somehow when my two sons were little and, of course, living with us, but since my grandkids are far away I'm not used to working them into my schedule. Of course school being out for the summer must change all your regular routines.

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, I'm sure you will be able to make up for any lost time. It sounds like a special visit.

Linda O. Johnston said...

It was definitely a special visit, Betty--absolutely worth the loss of time.