Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Fatherly Advice and Fuzzy Alarm Clocks: An IWSG Post

These past few months have been nothing short of crazy served with a tall, straightjacket flavored cocktail topped with a little broken umbrella. The good news is, I'm getting a lot of stuff done in my personal life, the bad news is, I haven't had much time for writing or blogging and I feel really guilty about that. Plus, I miss you guys! How I wish I could do both. 

Nevertheless, I do have a plan to get back into writing and all things blogging, I just have to wait until September when the kiddos go back to school and I have a 2 hour wait in my car before picking them up after school (long story that I blame the French Ministry of Education for F*cking things up royaly and then making the little people, like me, pay for it.....ugggg, don't get me started*angry face*). 

So anyway, until I can get back to a regular schedule, I'd like to share a piece of fatherly advice my Dad gave to me as we chatted over skype the other day. I'd been complaining how buys things had been over on my side of the world and he said: 

"At some point you just have to quit saying 'you gotta do this or you gotta do that' and just go out there, and do it." 

Well, you're absolutely right. 
I love you, Dad!

I hope you all are doing well and getting things done, if not, then just go out there and do it!

And as a little bonus for you guys, I added a short clip of how I wake up in the mornings, via little, fuzzy, attack kitty-bums. Enjoy! :D 

And now, back to my regularly scheduled crazy life. Oh and did I mention I have 11 people coming over for dinner tonight? *starts hyperventilating*


  1. There's not 'gotta do,' just do or don't do. Your dad is really smart.
    Two hour wait for the kids? That's awful.

  2. Your dad is right indeed, though that's sometimes easier said than done. I hope dinner goes wonderfully tonight :)

  3. Hang in there! And thanks for the great advice! Definitely something I needed to hear. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

  4. Go Dad. Sometimes Dad are great and cutting through all our crap. Love the video. Do you have a youtube channel I can subscribe too yet?

    About dinner guests: Just keep the wine flowing... :) Good luck!


  5. Just do it. Your dad and Nike are on to something.

  6. My comment disappeared into cyber space. Love your alarm clock. Your dad is so right. Good luck with dinner. My days of catering to such numbers are long past.

  7. 2 hour wait? Yuck!

    Great advice indeed, want something done, do it. haha cats are having a ton of fun

  8. Gah! Thank goodness for bus service!

    Your dad sounds like my dad. LOL
    It was good to *see* you again. Glad you're getting things done. :)

    IWSG #184 until Alex culls the list again.

  9. You made me miss my dad. That is great advice for all of us.

  10. Good advice from your Dad. Who needs television I ask ask myself after watching those cats.

  11. Your dad nailed it, Elise. Great kitty antics!

  12. I could watch your kitties all day. Adorable!! <3

    Your dad hit the nail on the head, no doubt. Take care!

  13. "At some point you just have to quit saying 'you gotta do this or you gotta do that' and just go out there, and do it."


    I'm like you this summer...counting the day for school to start once again so I can have some 'me' time to write!!

  14. Great advice from your dad!

  15. Your dad is soooo right...
    That's a unique alarm system! Plus the kitties get to have fun!

  16. We miss you too, but online life can wait. Real life can't. And I hope you kick the buts of those Ministry of Education people.

    Also, best wake up ever.

  17. Aww, kitties! ^_^
    Yes...take action. So, so true. :)

  18. I think I am going to print your dad's advice and hang it over my desk. Thanks.

  19. I thought about you because my house got invaded by box elder bugs and I wanted to know if there was a way to drive them off. Glad to hear you are plugging along with your writing.

  20. I loved the playing kittens, and the great music that went with them. 11 people for dinner?! That sounds like some of the crap I did when I was in my 20s and trying to be Miss Perfect. I quickly outgrew that stage. People wanna see me now? They meet me at a restaurant. ;)

  21. It really is such great advice (I've always liked your dad!). I needed to hear it, too, so thanks for sharing. I miss you, my friend!

  22. Love the video! I can just picture your family in the background with pillows stacked on their heads trying to just get a few more minutes of sleep while the wrestling continues. The teen cats here do not wrestle as much as they did when we brought them home, but it is still a regular part of the day. Our big dog has even gotten to the point of ignoring the crashing and banging of cat play.

    I hope the dinner went well.

  23. Wow.... Eleven people for dinner at your house and you live in FRANCE! I would be freaking out. How could I ever make a French dinner properly?!!??

    Good luck to you, my friend.

  24. Hi Elize - 11 for supper .. that's some number - but I hope others will help and perhaps you're BBQing or whatever the French do ...?! Fun waking up noises off - loved the music to it ..

    Take care, enjoy the time and then see you sometime in September .. life with kids is just crazy .. cheers Hilary

  25. That's the thing, at some point you have to DO things. Which is hard. Dreaming about someday writing is so much better, because I'm a way better writer in my dreams than in real life. But we all have to toughen up and get real.

  26. I know exactly how you feel. I've been away from blogging for a super long time ( and I really miss everyone ) but unfortunately the time away hasn't led to any ground breaking novel writing records. I had to stop blogging - it's a long story, but I'm easing my way back and September will be better, I agree with the kids in school.
    I just wanted to stop by and say hello and I've missed you.

  27. Hahaha… your dad seems cool. :)

    And I want to know how dinner went… ?!?!?!

  28. When you have kids, you have to take care of life first. You owe it to them. There are just not enough hours in a day. But I'm glad you'll be back. I've missed you!


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