Not a lot of progress since Sunday's check-in. Monday saw scarce activity in the writing department. Sunday night was rough. My niece stayed the night again since her parents were still away for their anniversary. She was good, but she got homesick. Understandable. That happens to me easily. Anyway, so she had trouble sleeping. There was some crying. I ended up sitting with her and watching A Bug's Life until she fell asleep. Then I couldn't sleep. I was afraid she'd wake up or not sleep well.
Monday started early. I got my niece up and going with plenty of time to spare to get her to school. She was all ready and eating breakfast when everything turned south once again. I think her nervous stomach got the best of her. So she stayed home with me. Then I got a call before lunch that her brother was sick in the nurse's office and needed to be picked up. So I got my niece up and going once again and we picked up her brother. I needed a co-pilot since I didn't know which of the many elementary schools he went to.
I brought everyone back to my house. There was a very light lunch. My niece went back to our guest room and snuggled up on the futon. My nephew was a little more difficult to get to take a nap. We went over his homework. Then read a short book. We even got a fire going in the fireplace so he could camp out in the living room to nap. It took awhile. It seemed that every time I turned around, he was either playing with the cats or following me. We ended up setting up a camping cot with a bunch of pillows and blankets, closing all the blinds, and watched the fire until he went a to sleep. I brought my laptop down and started in on the writing, then promptly fell asleep.
The poor little guy woke me up later asking for soup. Embarrassed to have slept so well, I jumped up and put some soup on the stove and opened all the blinds. Both kids were miraculously better. I think I got played.
So yesterday was the first since Friday to actually sit down without distractions and write. That would have been fine if I could decide which WIP to work on. Two are fighting for attention while a third is starting to speak up.