Back to School

…never sounded so sweet.

The last few weeks have been T-O-U-G-H. The rain-battered flower above best expresses the state of my soul as the husband and I juggled work, facing the consequences of failing to sign the kiddo up for extended summer camp options and then – to top it all off – the kiddo contracted a virus and bacterial infection a couple weeks before the start of school. He may have missed the first few days, but he recovered in time to make the week.

We survived…

Dear CVS Lords

Locking EVERYTHING up to stop thieving is not the answer. All I wanted to do was pick up some body wash, shampoo and some Midol. Given that I was met with all products behind locked cases, I walked right out. As if I have the time to call for help and then wait and wait.

At least have cards of a product that you can take up to the register + exchange for the real item if you must continue this way.

Mushy Brain

This is the state of my creative mind and why I continue to create absolutely nothing. I mean, sure, I’m working on design projects for work but personally it’s been a desert – no writing, no comics and no illustrations.

I wonder if it’s because I’m so overwhelmed with trying to remember things for the kiddo that my mind has shut down.

Parenthood has challenges that I never imagined. Mushy brain being one of them.

Mental Exhaustion

I guess one of the reasons why I’ve been burying myself in books is to escape, relax and unwind.

One of the things I wasn’t ready for in motherhood was my brain going into overdrive. It’s to the point where there’s so much to remember and keep track of that I forget a lot of things. In other words, my brain is mush.

Instead of escaping in my work which requires thought, I instead drown myself in books. Someone else is driving and I’m just along for the ride.

Does any of this even make sense?

Again, my brain is mush which isn’t helpful since I have a comic due tomorrow.