I didn't think I'd ever say this sentence and I don't want you to take it the wrong way but, I LOVE NORMAL.
Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays. I love having The Engineer around all the time and the fun things we can do. I even like the work projects. At least once they're done. Can I say our new wood floor is amazing and I'm loving the new storage cabinets. But I am soooooo excited to get back to a normal schedule. I'm slowly catching up on everything that was left behind last week and my kids are starting to nap again (yay naps!)
The thing with normal is that it doesn't work in a book. Nobody wants a book solely about a housewife vacuuming and doing dishes. Novels center around conflict and change, turmoil and tension. That's what makes them interesting. I'm just happy that I can keep that in my novel and, for the moment, my life can be normal.