The Joke’s On Me
So my first week back to work has kicked my ass, even with Gus sleeping nearly 7 hours two nights in a row. As an admin assistant I have long learned the art of multi-tasking and how it sometimes DOES NOT WORK. Multi-tasking with a baby is like multi tasking with, well, a baby. I get these BRIGHT IDEAS about getting things “done” and it’s such a JOKE and who am I kidding anyway?
Here’s one of those joke moments:
Last week I was scheduled to do several interviews, and I felt like such HOT STUFF. My book was coming out and wasn’t I just the SHIZZLE and people wanted to ask me questions and here I am, *BACK TO IT* with a baby and everything–yeehaw! Only, through some error it was discovered at the last minute that I couldn’t do ANY of the radio interviews on a cellphone. There was just one problem: I didn’t have a landline. Who HAS a landline these days? I had to find a landline–and fast. On top of this, it meant that I would be packing up Gus at 8:00 in the morning and running to said landline, wherever the heck in New York City that would be, for my first 10 minute interview and then again at 5:00pm for another interview, because Graham was working and wasn’t I just SCREWED?
Oh, you should have seen my face!
Thankfully a friend came to the rescue (THANK YOU, KIM!) and I was going to be able to do the interviews in relative peace. It was a little logistically stressful, but I could handle it. Then the night before the interviews I got a whopping THREE HOURS OF SLEEP. Gus had slept in some okay chunks, but I was so tired I developed a lovely case of insomnia. When Graham got up at 5:30 to go to work, I was exhausted and HORRIFIED. Now I had to get Gus and me out the door and into New York during rush hour, and do my first VERY IMPORTANT INTERVIEW on NO SLEEP! Yeah, that was sexy BIG TIME AUTHOR moment number one. Somehow I managed it, and Gus was great and Kim was great and I even got coffee and was able to come home with Gus earlier in the afternoon and take a short nap before going back to Kim’s for interview #2.
I am quickly discovering first hand what someone once told me about being an artist and a mother: You can do it all, but you just can’t do it all AT ONCE. I have a feeling I will be relearning this over and over and over again. Here I am, starting two new jobs: motherhood and authoress. Good lord, people am I blessed! I am also completely SLAMMED with so many apposing demands. I feel like I am baking a cake while learning the two step. Maybe just maybe I’ll get that cake made, but not with out missing a beat or two.
Lani Puppetmaker asked me some questions and here are some of my answers. Thank you, Lani for the chance to talk talk talk about me me me.