Tuesday, November 27, 2007
One of the tough things about working/writing from home is balancing housework, parenting and writing time. There's the stereotype of a scatterbrained writer working amid chaos: children playing beneath her desk, laundry piling up, etc. And, yes, we've lived like this from time to time. But chaos is no fun to work in. Seriously. A few years ago, I discovered Flylady.net, and our lives shaped up considerably. Still, we're always looking for improvement. I'm on a deadline, and deadlines call for desperate measures.
Meet our new Roomba 530. It's zippy. It's friendly. It's tidy. All the things I love in a pet--I mean, vacuum. The Roomba is nothing short of remarkable. And I'm certain I'll get more writing done just as soon as I'm able to stop watching it zip around the house, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.
It needs a name, though. So I'm having a contest to name him (It's definitely a male Roomba!). Leave your suggestion in a comment. If the Benedict family selects your suggestion, you'll not only have the thrill of knowing we'll forever call it by the name you came up with, but you'll also receive a personally inscribed copy of ISABELLA MOON (sorry, no cars--I'm not Oprah). The competition ends Friday evening!