Good Morning Boo

Wails, moans, boo, etc.

I know it’s a grand revising day when I sit down at the computer to check email, but end up obsessed with the Word document on the desktop instead, until my son reminds me it’s time to brush his teeth so we can head for the pumpkin festival, at which point I flee the computer, get us ready, out the witch-emblazoned front door and into the minivan (with snacks and sports drink bottle thing). When he’s jumping in the spooky bouncehouse with his friend and scream-laughing, it’s then I remember I neglected to check email, Facebook, the YA Muses, Weelicious, Louise Hay, my ocean tides link, Pinterest, any latest postings by those I subscribe to, The Pioneer Woman, hulu,, my Amazon wishlist, and Goodreads.

Oh—a VERY good morning.

“No pushing,” I cheerfully remind all those bouncing in the spooky bouncehouse. I glance at my son’s friend’s mom, my friend. She looks pleased, relieved, at ease. We are out in the world with our children, mired in gorgeous October sunshine. I nudge her and declare I am making a coffee run. She nods, pleased, relieved, at ease. As I purchase 2 coffees and a loaf of festival whole wheat honey bread, part of me is back at the computer, obsessed.

I live in 2 worlds.

Right on, PB. Keep at it.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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7 Responses to Good Morning Boo

  1. Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a
    great article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  2. meagan mac says:

    Yes, familiar. But I go through grand stretches of ignoring my online “obligations” because I have a secret fear of life unfriending me. Not sure if you noticed, but I tagged you on my blog ( in an author game of tag. Maybe you’re not interested in participating and that’s TOTALLY fine. Just wanted to make sure you saw you were tagged. Happy November. Meagan

    • PB Rippey says:

      Meagan, thank you for thinking of me! I’m not sure I’ll be able to participate, but it’s filed in head. Loved reading your excerpt, lovely. Made me want to read more.

      • meagan mac says:

        Thanks for reading and considering. Please let me know if you do decide to participate! Would love to read an excerpt of whatever it is you’ve been revising. 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Marieke says:

    Sounds oh too familiar and at the same time I say: “It’s a wonderful life.”

Words do not escape you

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