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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Displaced and Busy ~ Stacey

(Apologies in advance for the ramble...)

The other day, a friend commented on Facebook, "Soooooo many things to do, soooooooooooooo little time."

I replied, "Been there, pretty much live there."

Except there's no 'pretty much' about it. I hate being busy, but am never NOT busy, even after I finish something and think now I'll have more time. Donna had mentioned to me about wanting go do something together, but she didn't want to bother me because she knows I'm busy. I said, "I'm always going to be busy, so ask anyway."

The past couple weeks, I've been working on my laptop to finish a book because my desktop kept freezing up on me. It's 7 years old (maybe older?), and I was going to take it in for a check-up, but hubby said to just get a new one. Color me shocked! But for the first time, I'm not so excited to go get myself a new electronic gadget...I've been putting it off because that means I have to make time to go shop for a new computer, then spend time setting it up, and getting all my info transferred to it. Yuck to all 3!

On top of that, my laptop (which is just supposed to be for writing on when we go up north) doesn't have everything that I need for doing all the business things I need to do, so I've been procrastinating on a bunch of things. Which makes me more busy. Busier. Whatever.

Ha--instead of Joy, my middle name should be Busy.

Well, after all that whining, on the plus side, I get to cross one thing off my "list"--I finished my sequel to Lost in Italy this past weekend!! Book 2 of the Italy Intrigue Series, RUN TO ROME, will be sent to my editor later today and I can maybe focus on a few of the other things I've been neglecting.


Ha Ha Ha. LOL. She's such a comedian. 

And oh, yeah...first item on the list...write the darn LIST so I know what I'm doing!

Have a great day everyone. I'll be busy.


  1. Stacey,

    I agree. You're busy and accomplishing much with your busy-ness. That's a great thing. So many people are busy but nothing gets accomplished.

    And congratulations on all racking up all those finals. I'm not surprised.

    I love that you were able to give so much money to the pet shelter. It really bothers me how many people just turn their pets loose when going gets tough for them.

    Can't wait for Run to Rome.

  2. I'm trying to catch up to you Casey! :)

    Unfortunately, busy as I am, I get sidetracked easy. I haven't even gotten to writing my list out, and didn't get any laundry done, either!

    It was great to hand that check over to the shelter. Hopefully I have a great June and can do it again.

    My editor emailed and said she's looking forward to the book--hope she still feels that way when she's done.

  3. Stacey, I know exactly how you feel. Getting ready for Matt's graduation and some school issues & just plain teen issues with Noah make me feel like I'm losing my mind. I need to get a list made, too, and just get working on it. Congrats on all that you have accomplished!

    1. Thanks, Jamie. Hugs on all the issues and stress in your life right now. Someday it'll get better, right? :) Good luck with your list. I finally started mine. It's LONG!