Now We Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

When I was a young SAHM (an acronym you rarely see on this blog, so I will define it for you: Stay At Home Mom), I was hooked on the the ABC afternoon soap operas. The ongoing stories and family dilemmas provided a respite from the isolation I sometimes felt being the only new mother in the neighborhood as well as the first of my friends to have children.

But occasionally the show was interrupted by “breaking news” or a speech from the President or election results, interruptions that were extremely vexing. After what seemed like an interminably long time, the station logo would flash across the screen and announcer’s voice brought the good news.

Now we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

The events of my life during the past month remind me of those obnoxious interruptions. A pile of nasty stuff kept coming my way, one vile thing after another. But I’ve turned the calendar on April (a cruel month indeed) and happily moved on to May.

Now we can return to our regularly scheduled programming.

And what is on the program schedule for Becca?

Some fun concerts to attend and participate in.

Social events with friends.

A wedding anniversary (our 36th).

An interesting work project.

Shopping for a new house.

And, best of all,  a trip in June to see Mr. Connor, whose very existence is the one true thing that makes life – with all its obnoxious interruptions – worth living.


How about you? Has your life been on a regular schedule, or have you been bothered with nasty interruptions?





5 thoughts on “Now We Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

  1. Life consists of family, church, work and school. The Fall semester is over and I am so thankful for a mental break. I get tired of memorizing a bunch of information so I can regurgitate it onto a test so I can pass and make enough good scores to accumulate the magical 3 credits for the class. I take the summer time off to regroup and grow new brain cells. LOL

    It sounds like you have a fun year planned. Sorry to hear about the nasties of life. They always seem to sneak up on us when we least expect it or are prepared to deal with it.

    • You have a very comforting sounding program, James. Glad to hear school is over for a while, and you can enjoy some time to do more fulfilling things!

  2. What is this regular schedule of which you speak? 😉

    Honest to goodness – there is no routine around here. Well, there sort of is, but it’s mostly a mad dash to stay ahead of whatever seems intent on running me over next. The only one who tends toward routine is the cat, and she’s suddenly taken a notion that 4 a.m. is the time to get up.

    It certainly does sound as though May is going to be a better month for you. For one thing, you can anticipate that trip in June!

    • I’m always dreaming about being on a regular schedule, but of course it never happens. After the past month, almost anything less than chaos will seem normal!

      And you’re right – the animals are the ones who keep the routine going around here, and God help us when their’s gets messed up!

  3. I do have a fairly regular schedule and I try to mix it up with different fun things whenever I can. It’s never easy to find the right mix, that’s for sure. Hope your May is wonderful and Happy Anniversary…good House hunting… and especially a good visit with young Master Connor.

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