Friday, September 23, 2011

B is for Brownies, Broken Basket, and Bawling Babies

Mmmmm! Brownies. Good. Right?

No! Brownies Bad. At least they were for me yesterday when I found my three children grinding them into my brand new Costco NovaForm Bed I had hidden in my walk-in  closet to deliberately keep away from them! (It had to expand or whatever). I was so mad I think I scared the neighbors with my shreik, "Noooooooo!" It was just the last straw. After a day full of bawling children, laundry, work, and yes...a friggin' broken basket on my beautiful new bike, I was done!

I left the house. I told Mr. Humphries that I would no longer be available for remainder of the evening (maybe in not such polite terms) and went to my writing spot. I lost myself in my manuscript. In my story. In my fake world, that doesn't always seem so fake. My protag almost dying was way more bearable than the state of my household. And you know what? It was awesome. And when I came home a few hours later, I was over it. And I read my kiddos a bedtime story about a dog who wants to be a reindeer. They were over it too.

Is writing your medication, your refuge, your solace, like mine? Do you need a brownie (to eat...not to grind into expensive furniture)?

18 comments:

  1. I think all is right with the world when I've gotten writing time. When I haven't, even little things bug me. But brownies ground into a new bed isn't little! Congrats on being over it.

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  2. Kids are so creative, aren't they? I told my husband the same thing last weekend, and went to the library. It was SO awesome! I love my kids, but sometimes I just need alone time. Oh, and the brownies look yummy.

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  3. Oh, kids. Gotta love the fun things they do, right? :) I love my writing time. It's so therapeutic. Especially when I've had a rotten day. It takes my mind off of everything and if I'm writing a particularly emotional scene or tense scene, my mood really helps me add more tension and depth to my characters.
    And I need a brownie now. Delicious. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Yes. My writing and my story is DEFINITELY my refuge. LOVE that.
    Last week i walked into our movie room to see my kids grinding cereal bits into the carpet with their feet. they are DEFINITELY old enough to know better . . .

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  5. Oh goodness! That is one case where brownies are not so good. I'm glad you got to escape. I let my poor husband have it the other night after a week similar to this. Ugh. It was awful. Writing is a wonderful escape IF I can escape to do it. Not so wonderful when I have kids banging on the door yelling, "MOM!" I hope today is better. :)

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  6. Hmm, - what was that? I'm sorry but your lost me at the brownies. I WANT. I hope you're having a good day, and don't worry I just had to ask my son (like 10 times) to grab his blazer and bag so we could leave school. I am escaping for drinks with friends now, just the girls - Yah!!

    Have a fab weekend! x

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  7. Oh, brownies. Yum.

    Yes, my writing is definitely my medication. I love to close my office door and leave the rest of the world to get on with it. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Yeah, definitely my get-away.

    Hope the brownies cleaned up easily.

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  9. Escaping into our fictional worlds is sometimes...okay, almost always...the best medicine.

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  10. I writ because I think my head will explode if I don't get the ideas down somwhere.
    It is theraputic though, isn't it :o)

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  11. I once impressed the mayor of my city with my brownies :)

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  12. I've had days like those. Writing really helps me escape from reality. It's my version of Calgon.(:

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  13. Oh. Do I know what you were feeling! I watch kids from my home during the day; writing is my solace, my happiness, the thing I adore and look forward to all day! I hope your days get more peaceful and your kids are angelically behaved!

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  14. I couldn't agree more! Finding the time after a long day at the office (hi fellow lawyer :-)), an hour in the kitchen, and two with my daughter and husband - writing is MY time...

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  15. Oh man, I never thought that there could be a situation where brownies were not good! Hopefully they cleaned up easily for you.

    Writing is definitely my solace and my safe place (sounds a little creepy...). Unfortunately, most of the time when I need it the most I can't have it, I have to wait until my daughter is in bed.

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  16. Ugh! Boy, that sounds like a familiar day! Yes, it's totally my refuge & meditation!!!

    Btw, I gave you an award on my blog today! Stop by and check it out when you get a chance.

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  17. Mmmmm.... but I like the brownie! [think Hammy, Over the Hedge]

    Haha! Such a funny post... not about the brownies-in-bed part. Of course. Just how you told it. I was laughing ( :

    P.s. New blog stalker alert!

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  18. NO, NOT THE BROWNIES!!

    I write because I have control of that world--the one I live in, where dogs chew off Barbie's head and 8 year-old's roll their eyes if I look at them wrong...yeah, I have no control over that world!

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