A journalist observes life in the far north.
Mother-of-eight and reality star Kate Gosselin just did an interview on the Today Show and I actually found it inspiring. If a single mom of eight with a job can find time to do her hair, sit with a straight back and speak in complete sentences than a shacked up stay-at-home mom of two can, right?
I wish I knew the trick to having it all: a fulfilling job, kids, a strong love relationship. But I don’t. I’m just bumbling along trying to keep everything going—the kids fed and clean and the house not in a shambles. I have a few ideas for freelance stories but no time away from the kids to execute them. Romance, these days, is Alec cooking a meal or helping with the dishes.
I did manage to teach myself to sew fleece pants from a pattern. I do it in 10-minute increments throughout the day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Too bad I can’t write in that manner. Writing, for me, requires long stretches of uninterrupted time to think things out.
I’m looking forward to the Bottle Washing Fairy coming for the summer. She promises to give me some reprieve. And Lucky is enrolled in preschool for the fall. I hope to have it together by then so I can take an advanced writing class at the university.
I am still thinking about weaning Slate this summer so I can hike the Chilkoot Trail. It’s 33 miles. I need something to train for so I can loose this baby weight.