My friend Jessica Subject is back. Her post today reminded me of a painful subject. What I can't do anymore. I can't blame my inabilities on small children, though. Wish I could. LOL I'll bet many of you will think "been there".
Ten Things I Can’t Do Anymore...
Guest Post by Jessica E. Subject
Hello Diane and friends! Thank you so much for having me here. Like the heroine in my new release, Alien Admirer, I have two children, a boy and a girl. And since having kids, there are many things I’ve noticed that I cannot do anymore. Some of them are because of the kids, and others have just happened over the years. Here’s my list...
- I can’t bend the way I used to. Okay, I was never very flexible as a child, but I’m much worse now. Yoga class is very interesting, but I am getting better.
- I cannot sleep in. My son is a morning person and anytime I try to sleep in, he’s always up early. Because my husband and daughter are NOT morning people, they usually don’t hear him. But I can’t lie in bed knowing he’s wandering around the house. He’s still too young for me not to worry.
- I cannot read or write without being interrupted. Unless I am completely alone, it never fails that someone needs something right when I get to the good part.
- I cannot go to the bathroom without being interrupted. Okay, this started happening before the kids were born, but now it’s even worse. I remember my mom complaining about this when I was a kid. Now, it’s come back on me.
- I cannot take my time when answering the phone. My son has gotten to the age where he wants to talk on the phone all the time. If it rings, I have to race to answer it (or run interference if a solicitor), so he doesn’t get to the phone first.
- I cannot make a dinner that everyone enjoys. Okay, some nights I can. But, if I make the same thing every night, my husband will complain. It’s when I add variety to our meals that the kids complain.
- I cannot watch a movie only once. While watching a movie, I am usually interrupted, working, or I fall asleep. Therefore, I never see an entire movie the first time. I have to watch it several times before I see every part. That is, unless I catch it in the theatre with just my husband.
- I cannot walk fast. I do walk fast, but when I’m with my family, I can’t. They either complain that I’m walking too fast, or I’m running after the youngest.
- I cannot keep the house completely clean. Kids=toys, and those toys never seem to stay where they’re supposed to.
- I cannot leave home without my kids and not wonder what they’re doing and if they’re safe. I love them to pieces, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
See what I mean? Number 10, especially. Even now that my kids are grown and have their own homes, I still worry about them and hope they're safe. That's what Moms do.
Jessica shares her newest book with us. On her promos, she asks the question what would you do if you found out your neighbor is an alien? Not the illegal-from-another-country alien, but one from Outer Space. I've had neighbors I wondered about.
Alien Next Door book 2
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
He fills her with forbidden longing…
Widowed for over a year, Sera longs for the company of her younger, sexier neighbor, the one man she can never have—unless she plans to rob the cradle. It’s too dangerous…
She’s the only one for him…
Adam never wanted to settle down…until Sera. But even when her children give him the green light, he must prove age is an alien concept...
Will Sera give him a chance, or will Adam be left in the cold, never more than her alien admirer?
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What is it going to take to convince her I want her? On the ride home, he’d persuaded himself to give up on Sera. Until he’d seen her on the porch. He had to seize what might be his lone opportunity.
“Why do you have such a problem accepting that I’m attracted to you?”
She faced him again, her cheeks glowing with color. “I don’t have a problem with that. In fact, I’m flattered. I have a problem with how much I’m attracted to you, how even on my date, I couldn’t get you out of my head.”
It was all the invitation he needed. Closing the space between them, he held her, pressing his lips to hers. Sera moaned, her body tight against his. She didn’t push him away, instead wrapping her arms around him, running her foot up and down the back of his calf.
He clutched her thighs, pulling her up to straddle his waist. Every moan encouraged him to keep going. He wanted more.
“Inside,” she said in a breathless whisper. “Take me into the house.”
All right! Grasping and fumbling with the handle, he managed to open the door without letting her go. Focused on her in his arms, he shuffled around blindly until his knees met her couch. He laid Sera on the cushion, but she clung to him.
“No, my bedroom. And be sure to close the door.”
Her room? Holy shit! Before that moment, he’d expected several days of trying to win her over before she invited him to her room, if she ever even acknowledged his feelings.
He carried her up the butcher block wood steps, to the bedroom he’d helped build. While he’d helped build every part of the house, the master bedroom remained the one room he hadn’t entered since Sera moved in.
Sacred, just like her body.
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.