Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hey! I was over at Snooty's (I'm slowly catching up), and her first blogiversary post reminded me that I'm starting my second year this week! First, let me say that Maybelline is going to school tomorrow. Thank you for all of your lovely well wishes and prayers. She really is doing very well. Just was contagious.

So instead of running my very first post, like I did last year at this time, I'm running my second ever post. Reading over it was weird, since I was at the very tail end of nine years of home schooling the kids. Not sure what to do with that right now. Especially after a week and a half having Maybelline home and to myself.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

*********************************************************

Today is "one of those days" and it's not even noon. And I can't explain it. Friday is a reading day for my kids: Mae's reading Watership Down (she loved the idea of warrior bunnies), Oliver's reading Hope Was Here (chick lit, if you ask me -- it was the shortest book I offered. I'm making him read Louis L'Amour next. Not exactly on a school reading list, but a little more macho for my 12 year old boy), Nathaniel's trying to get away with reading Calvin and Hobbes. Soon to move on to Ralph S. Mouse. So the kids are quiet and good. Louie's going a little nuts upstairs, playing with Nathaniel's marbles (wait, that means Nathaniel left his marbles out), and the dogs have the good sense to leave Lou alone, for fear of having their noses scraped bare.

So why the melancholia, the jitters, the unsettled feeling? Maybe it's hearing from my Florida friends and hearing that their lives have gone on as normal -- without me? As it should be. Ok, I'm about to whine and throw a major pity party if I don't rein it in here. No pity parties allowed on this blog. That's one of the rules. As of right this second. I'm WAY too good at throwing pity parties and will not allow myself to give in to that temptation here.

Ever have one of those days? I think I'll just change my mindset and my actions right now and not have one of those days. So excuse me while I make some hot cocoa and dive into a good book of my own. Until I write again ...

Flea


*********************************************************

Mae didn't finish Watership Down.

Until I write again ...

Flea

11 comments:

Robin said...

Glad she's on the mend.

Personally, I love to read and I'd still pick Calvin and Hobbes over any of those other choices ;-).

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. Glad Miss Maybelline is better. And I never finished Watership Down, either. But the movie is wonderful;)

asthmagirl said...

Wow!! Congratulations on your anniversary! Two years is awesome and so much has changed in your life! Your blog has certainly enriched my life!

Daryl said...

Glad she's recovering nicely ... and Watership Down is not an easy book ... a good book but tough

Trisha said...

Mono AND pink eye! Wow! Maybelline is certainly getting the double whammy, isn't she? It is so good to hear that she is feeling better. I remember my brother had Mono in high school - he slept all the time!

Trisha said...

Oh - I forgot to say that I read Watership Down and loved it.

Karen said...

So happy to hear that Maybelline is on the mend. Happy blogiversary!

Your post from way back sounds so isolated and lonely, I wanted to cry for you.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh, I am so glad your girl is on the mend, how yucky for her!

And I think I know exactly how you felt then, 2 years ago I felt like that every day. So glad that you are in a better place.

Daisy said...

I love Watership Down!

Snooty Primadona said...

What a difference a year or two can make, huh? You've been blogging longer than anyone I know. Congrats! You're obviously one who sticks at something. I like that.

Soooo... are you ready to toast as we get *scoped* up the derriere? I am so scared that I'm completely witless.

MUD said...

I can't figure out what the big deal with colonoscopies? They gave me great drugs and I slept like a baby. Probably the best sleep I had all year. The almost clean bill of health was enough to take another health worry away. When I read about all the things out there that can kill you, I am glad when the Doctors tell me that at at least I'm a perfect ass hole. :) MUD