It’s been that kind of month.
My youngest is in baseball (his first year) and my youngest daughter is in softball (her first year) but before we signed her up for softball, we signed up for a soccer league — just six Saturdays, no practices, 4 on 4. Great practice for passing, dribbling, and scoring (in much smaller goals, no goalie) … but it started THIS weekend. The same weekend as a two-day softball tournament. Not to mention that my middle schooler is going on a week-long spiritual retreat with the entire middle school (which I had to buy stuff and help him pack for), and my high schooler Kelly is in the school musical as one of the leads … the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz. (And my other daughter is a munchkin!) Kelly also has two AP tests coming up in early May and then finals … Add to that my oldest, a college student, has finals and sent me her essay Sunday night to proofread before she turns it in.
This would be overwhelming even if I didn’t have a tight deadline. But, yes, I have a deadline. Nine days to finish COLD SNAP, book 7 of the Lucy Kincaid series.