Sunday, November 17, 2013

Daily Dose of...Look! Squirrel!

Forget Me Not available HERE
By Terri Molina

So, back in August, our lovely webmaven put a call out for bloggers, and since I haven’t blogged on the Daily Decadent Blog in...well, forever, I jumped up and said ME! ME! Then I proceeded to put it off thinking, pssh, I have until November.  Yep, here we are, it's November and I made it under the deadline...more or less. My procrastination has gotten the better of me. 

Although I don’t’ think it’s my procrastination insomuch as my sudden onset of adult ADD. No, I haven’t actually been diagnosed with ADD, it’s my own analysis. My husband seems to think it’s because I’m getting old (sorry girls, he’s all mine) and he thinks I’m getting forgetful. But it’s really not that, it’s because, after raising four kids, I’m so used to multitasking, that I can’t seem to turn it off.  It may seem like I’m easily distracted lately and I can’t seem to stay focused on one thing at a time, but really it’s because my mind doesn’t shut off and it’s caused my multi-tasking to get out of control!  

This past Saturday, for instance, I woke up, determined to get a couple thousand words written on the new book. I sat down, opened the new file and proceeded to check the three email accounts I have. Then, a trip into the kitchen to refill my coffee cup turned into an hour of cleaning the dishes, sweeping the floor, pulling out the steamer to clean the floor in the kitchen, moving to the dining room and rearranging the dining table, then moving into the den to steam clean that floor and rearranging the sofa, then cleaning off the 'catch all' table my husband put in there, then taking something into the living room and realizing that floor needs to be vacuumed and noticing the bookshelf could use a dusting, then taking the shampoo I’d bought the day before that’s still sitting on the kitchen table up to my bedroom and noticing the master bath could use a good cleaning.....and by the time I got back to my office it’s 3:00 in the afternoon and I have to take my daughter to work. Thankfully, my husband wanted to smoke a brisket, so I didn’t have to worry about cooking dinner.

You know, back when we were first married, my husband was a major procrastinator. After over 20 years together, I think it rubbed off on me. Now I procrastinate and he can multitask. How’d that happen??

Terri Molina is an award winning author, born and raised in a small town in Texas, whose claim to fame is it's the birthplace of Janis Joplin and former Dallas Cowboy coach, Jimmy Johnson. Born the fifth child of seven, Terri's love of storytelling came from watching old movies and the occasional soap opera. After graduating high school, Terri lived a nomadic life, planting her feet in Southern Illinois, South Florida and New York before returning to Texas. Shortly after returning home she met and married a Coast Guard Petty Officer and started the nomadic life again until his retirement in 2000. She's held several jobs over the years, including restaurant manager and letter carrier with the U S Postal Service before realizing that next to being a mom, writing was the ultimate profession. She has published four books and is currently at work on her fifth story which, like each of her works, is located in southeast Texas. She currently resides in southeast When she isn’t writing she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the casino and meeting new friends on social media. You can find her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Goodreads.

Books by Terri Molina

No comments: