So what’s up with all my lack of blogging lately? Man, September really kicked my ass. October’s slapping me around a bit, too. I feel like summer was busy but okay and relaxing, and then September started, and then BLAMMO! suddenly I have seventeen bajillion items in my Google Calendar and in my Inbox and on my to-do list and how do I feel this stretched-to-the-max when I don’t even have a job? Which yes, stay-at-home mom = working 24/7 blah blah blah, but seriously.
What exactly HAVE I been up to, you ask? Well, the kids started preschool and I’ve had random days in their class, and training, and whatnot. I took a trip to Illinois to visit immediate and extended family, and then another trip to Illinois to celebrate someone who was like family. I had one week with meetings Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. I snapped 720 photos (yes, really) that are still waiting in Lightroom for me to edit. I went to the apple orchard. I started taking a photography class. I was busy with my twins club. I felt under the weather. I looked ahead and saw that I have volunteer commitments on four of the next five weekends.
So if you see blog posts pop up telling you all about events that happened, like, 5 weeks ago, just oblige, ‘mmmkay? I’ll be caught up eventually, maybe.
As I mentioned above, preschool continues and the kids love it and I love that they love it and I love that because they love it I can love my free time. We couldn’t have made a better choice in schools; great teacher, great parental involvement, great price, and two kids who are excited to be there. I’ve been in class assisting twice now, but on the days I haven’t I’ve enjoyed such luxuries as catnapping with my cat, showering without interruption, and peeing. Peeing ALL BY MYSELF, without anybody touching me or asking me if they can flush. I’m not sure what it says about my life that I’m so excited to flush my own urine two mornings a week, but that’s life with two three-year-olds, I guess. But anyway, preschool is awesome and just a great big win all around.
So Jennifer, you’re probably thinking, it’s been a while since you’ve begged me to watch The Wire. Why, I’m so glad you mentioned it. Andy and I are slowly working our way through season four, and it continues to be the best show ever. This season is about Baltimore’s inner city schools, and it kinda makes you weep for humanity. And also weep for the fact that this show went awards-less. Although, the creator just won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, so at least somebody besides Andy and I has loved The Wire.
Things I Get Too Unnecessarily Worked Up Over
The font on the redesigned Old El Paso packaging
The stupid motivational sayings on the paper towels I accidentally bought
The way Jane Pauley says status quo with a long A in status in a local radio commercial
Dear Heloise columns
Things I Think While Watching Mad Men*
Man, Jon Hamm is hot.
Man, Christina Hendricks is hot.
That silver-haired dude is hot, too.
I need fancier pajamas.
Pete Campbell is such a bitch.
I could so not handle all that smoking.
I could so not handle being a housewife in the 1960s.
Seriously, no wonder the Stones wrote “Mother’s Little Helper.”
I love those dresses but that underwear would drive me crazy.
Jon Hamm is sooooooooo hot.
*(we’re only on season 3, so no spoilers, please!)
Photos from my photography class
Assignment: “my favorite beverage”
(Don’t worry, Diet Coke, I still love you best, it’s just that Pepsi was on sale at Kroger that week)