Since starting this blog in 2006, I have never gone this long without posting. Hell, I have never gone this long without checking my comments. After deleting a fistful this morning from folks like AllekLiglim, unioxyidoia, and Gucci Sale Ugg Boots, I now remember why that’s a bad idea.
On a personal note, I have always disliked posts about why you haven’t been posting or why you feel guilty about it. Blah blah blah…just tell me a joke or write when you’re ready. So here, in no particular order, is just what’s been happening with me since mid November. For the few of you who wrote to ask if I’m okay. And thanks for that.
DISCOVERING “THE BLACKLIST”
ZOMG The Blacklist! Homeland meets Silence of the Lambs meets 24! Bald James Spader in dark glasses! I had to watch Less Than Zero one night just to reset my brain with 80′s James Spader. Bless the guy, he’s still working, and still creepy-sexy awesome.
“NO Mom,” Sage corrected me. “Kate was a regular person first and then she married Prince William and then she became a princess. She wasn’t Princess Kate first.”
She got me on semantics. Darn precocious six year-old.
“She is soooo lucky,” Thalia added.
“Well,” I explained, “Princesses aren’t always that lucky. It can be really difficult in a lot of ways.”
“What do you mean?” (More)
“Just don’t run on the playground today. You’ll break your ankles,” I heard someone’s elderly grandmother’s voice say only strangely, from my own lips.
Still, it was fair advice after sending my daughter off to school in new boots two sizes two big.
Thalia, we have to take them back and get a smaller size,” I said this morning as she cradled them in her arms. “I want you to be able to actually wear them this year.”
“But it will take too long!”
“It will take as much time as it takes to go to the counter.”
“But then I can’t wear them on picture day today. Oh please please please mom…I really want to keep them. Can I?”
“Tell me this. Honestly. If today were not picture day would you be asking to wear them?”