~~~ My brother & the rest of the family finally came back from their wildly long exotic sailing trip. I didn't mention they were gone because I didn't want my internet addiction to be blamed if their homes were robbed*, but it's been terribly quiet these last few weeks. My brother & I either have similar work tempos or the same level of ADD because we email. A LOT. Instead, I sent out sad little missives to random other people who didn't think I was nearly as funny as he does and who don't think emailing back & forth 37x a day is normal. This bit, of course, is in no way intended to guilt him into getting thru the 400+ emails he mentioned so he can start entertaining me at work again.
*Except they were anyway. Maybe not so much "robbed", as shenanigans with the cat sitter who crashed my baby sister's car, but drama nonetheless. And she gave him the keys, which was an allegedly questionable call. And her insurance carrier just offered her twice what she paid for the thing. And there's that whole "exotic sailing trip" thing. So you have my permission not to feel sorry for her. (Sorry, C!)
~~~ In the last nine days, I managed to miss my niece's, my sister's, AND my sister in law's birthdays because I am a terrible, terrible person. We mailed my son's lovingly crafted cards (Ha! Though those were late too, natch) but I forgot to call on the actual days thereof. It was made tragic when I emailed the family a not-at-all subtle hint thereabouts, perhaps even on of one of their actual birthdays, about my daughter's desperate need for more Signing Time DVDs, in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of HER arrival into this world. Except that auspicious day is weeks away. Nice. They will be getting their very own birthday posts & haikus forthwith. Happy Belated Birthday Everyone!
~~~ I'm now convinced Matt is trying to sabotage my blogging career. After trying to make my laptop
~~~ And last, as much fun as continuously complaining about my lack of sleep & funky running times would be, I'm going to try a Brand New Schedule. I even wrote it out (what can I say? I'm a
*In the theme of always being late to the party, WHY didn't I start watching this sooner? I love-love-love the one offs. The random statistically impossible events which make me tick are the entire theme of the show! Actually I do know why... I have my very own brilliant-yet-difficult people in my life (hi dad!) and the first show I watched, when I initially decided (wrongly) that I didn't like it, just came up in repeats, and it involved a pregnant woman and sick baby. Blech. That one was deleted. But the rest? Fun!