Wherein I discuss baby-hunger and periods

You know how I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about how I’m seriously baby-hungry? Wouldn’t you just know it but my period (normally rather punctual) was a whole week late this month. For several days I pondered and wondered “what if . . . ” and finally blurted out to my husband, “I don’t want a baby! I want to write a book!”

I do? I want to write a book?

I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was glaringly “not pregnant”. I heaved a sigh of relief (although there was a teeny, tiny smidge of sadness, I’ll admit) and am now aiming my sights on gestating something literary rather than human.

P.S. I was going to say something jokey about how I probably won’t finish it, knowing me. But I usually do finish my projects. Although this is a book, not an apron. And I have no idea how to write a book. And I can barely write a coherent blog post most days. But I feel The Muse calling. So follow her, I must.

P.P.S. Keep in mind that I have the broken laptop that Srini, my trusted Mac repairperson, said would cost $850 to fix (Steve Jobs, I would smack you one if I saw you on the street. Not just for the pitiful plastic hinge you used to hold my computer together which is broken after only a year and a half, rendering my screen unreadable. But also because I still don’t have a new iphone. Jerkface.) So I will have to attempt to write this book on the computer in the playroom. I ask you, whose writing is not improved by listening to the Super Mario theme music and constant quarrelling? Let’s hope The Muse is louder than my children.

P.P.P.S Verging on TMI, but the period has not actually shown up. But there are signs that it will soon.

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11 thoughts on “Wherein I discuss baby-hunger and periods

  1. WRITE!

    I SO want you to sign my copy – you ARE coming to Australia on your book tour, right? Right?

  2. I saw a fairly new MacBook Pro on Craigslist the other day for $750. Just in case you'd rather that then face the Mario music day in and day out. 😉

  3. Earplugs are a Mothers best friend. Next to a predictable period.

    And you must write comedy.

    Has your mother found any uses for the band saw yet? Building new furniture for her apartment maybe?

  4. What does Mr. think of all this baby hungry talk? I am sure that around here someone could get seriously hurt for admitting that they were baby hungry, and we only have two instead of six.

    What kind of a book are you working on? I just know it is going to be great.

  5. I would take a writing a book in the playroom any day over pregnancy again. I go through the "I'm late, what if…" every once in a while myself. It stinks.

  6. You don't have your new iPhone yet? Why?

    And I am sorry that your computer costs almost as much to fix as it would cost to get a new one! I HATE that!

  7. This is my first visit to your blog. I love your wit and dry humor and I can totally relate to you. You have made my day. You are meant to be a writer, one of your callings in life.:) Go for the book and wait for grandchildren.

  8. Jennie-

    I think that you can call Apple and they will fix your machine for a flat 350.00 no matter what the issue is.. its kind of a pain, cause you have to send it in to them and wait, but its cheaper then 850, or buying new.. just a thought.

    Thanks, Chris

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