Antique Junk Drawer

Taking A Long Lunch

Hello reader friends!

I have a number of projects that require my attention this week, so I will be otherwise occupied and unable to entertain you with tales of run-ins with public toilets or chi chi sandals that conspire against me.  I am working on writing and illustrating a children’s book as well as writing another family memoir.  Not to mention I need to workout. Badly.

Now that Sean is in school a few days a week and getting a bit more independent, I want to take advantage of that of free time and get back into my studio again and paint and do the creative things I love– in addition to writing this blog.

Please feel free to browse the archives or drop me an email and say hello.

See you next week!

~ Antique Mommy

27 thoughts on “Taking A Long Lunch

  1. It sounds like you’re working on some neat things. I hope that you’re able to accomplish a lot, and that you enjoy yourself while doing it! Have a great week!!

  2. You know we will wait, because your writing is so much fun and free, too! When the book is ready to be published—let us know and we’ll line up for a book signing.

  3. You make my goal of getting the bedrooms vacuumed seem a little lame.

    As a mother and educator, I am ALL ABOUT the children’s book scene — and we SO NEED quality ones out there. We don’t need MORE out there, but quality — there’s never enough! I would love to find out all about it and what you’re writing about and I had no idea you could illustrate, as well — I’m fascinated, for real! Can’t wait!

  4. Ooh, to take up painting again! Add that to my dream list of “projects I can tackle when the little one is in school, if hubby doesn’t make me go get a paying job”.

  5. You are so very creative in so many ways and I am happy you share with us. I will be here when you get back. Enjoy your time!!

  6. I just came across your site for the first time and cannot express to you how much I enjoy your writing: your GH article; your short story on the sidebar…
    I will probably lurk here from time to time, and I also will await your children’s book with much anticipation!

  7. Hello Antique Mommy,
    I found your blog when I was following a string of blogs the other evening. I am so very happy to have found it – and have truly enjoyed going through your older posts. I can’t wait to have time to read more. Your posts are wonderful – laughter and tears. I wish I was a eloquent as you… your blog is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your stories.

    I’ll be back often! DodiM

  8. I found you through another blogger friend… what a breath of fresh air you are! Your past few posts made me laugh out loud… I needed a little of that today. I hope you enjoy your week off… I’ll be sure to check back soon!

  9. I know envy is a bad thing, but heck, I SO envy you right now! I’m stuck at home after having a hysterectomy two weeks ago, and I’m not even allowed to do laundry or vacuum. In a small house with 6 people and two large dogs, it can be extremely frustrating to be home all day and not be allowed to touch the vacuum. Really. Tomorrow’s the first day I’m allowed to drive, and joy of joys, I get to go to the dentist.

    But what I think I really envy is your ability to focus on your creative side. When my kids were little, all I wanted to do was write and illustrate a children’s book (I even belonged to the Institute of Children’s Literature). But alas, I did not have the focus that you seem to have. Creativity seems to just flow out of you…it really is a gift! I wish you the best of luck, although I doubt you will need it!

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