Friday, June 6, 2008

Coming Attractions

Enough already with the Blog Nagging, people.

I do plan on blogging again, but didn't your mothers teach you that nagging would get you nowhere (and that bribes are much more effective.And BTW, My favorite candy is malted milk balls - not the fakey Whoppers, but the real ones like they sell at Publix.)

As a matter of fact, Right this Red Hot Internet Moment, I have a great, picture-filled 30th Birthday draft waiting for me to hit "Publish Now". It needs some polishing - and I happen to be really busy right now polishing our new basement playroom (!) that my HHOH (Handy Hunk of Husband)took a week off of work to complete. There is nothing like a Down-Under playroom to cut down on noise and clutter in the upstairs.

I can't totally blame the basement for my Blogging Scarcity. The blame should be equally shared with the laundry, the homeschooling and Lowes (where I've been going daily to try to decide basement wall and floor colors).

Menopause has made me a tad indecisive.

Almost hebetudinous, if I'm being honest. Which I totally strive for.

And just in case some of you more curious readers are wondering whose 30th birthday pictures are sitting impatiently in my draft box - they are not mine, although I'm sure you could've figured that out yourself from my sidebar picture - even though it is two years old and taken on one of my finer days, I am rarely mistaken for a 30 year old.

I do have to put up with a ton of Mistaken Identity, however.

Very Stupid and Obviously Vision-Impaired cashiers and drive-thru attendants are constantly asking if my own dear children are my GrandChildren. It's very bad for business when they do that.

Stay tuned for some cool pics of my oldest daughter, Brite, in honor of her 30th birthday. (As well as some ridiculous, big-fluffy-haired-80's pictures of me, and some equally funny - yet very handsome and macho at the time -pictures of my HHOH.

OK, Are you happy now, Mary? Can I open my blinds now and quit worrying about whether you're out there? :)

14 comments:

Kelley said...

Yes! Happy to have your post today to fill up the 7 minutes of my time I've been missing out on this past week. Sheesh, I'm so thankful there's a www.dictionary.com to quickly look up definitions while reading your blog (hebetudinous was the word for today). Although now I'm not feeling as insecure about my limited vocabulary now that it is telling me on this comment space that "hebetudinous" isn't even a word.

Please tell Brite thanks for me for the great potty-training advice! I tried to reply to her comment on my blog but it wouldn't let me. Her input was very helpful!

Laura said...

Hebetude - the state of being dull or lethargic. I don't think I have ever heard that word before, but I really don't think you should use such a negative word to describe yourself.

So glad to see your post. I was missing you. I know you appreciate me NOT nagging you about posting.

Meg in Tally said...

Whew! I'm SOOOO glad you finally blogged! It saves me so much gas and funny looks from folks in your neighborhood wondering why I am skulking around your yard!

It makes my day when you blog....
Thank you...the Whoppers are in the mail....

Meg in Tally said...

BTW, I KNEW I should have posted that "peeping" comment from anonymous...

I'll know better next time to save on the humiliation level around here.

Colette said...

Yay! Glad to see your post for today. :) I was starting to have withdrawals.

Kaluha Keeping Koala said...

Aaah. I'm so full of myself. Not once did I call, write or even begin to bribe to pull this out of you! But, I'm glad to know you are ... here!

Davene said...

It's always great to hear from you! :)

lea said...

did you miss me this week? i am back and once i sleep for 24 hours straight, i will call you! and guess what... THEY MADE ME BLOG EVERYDAY about our mission trip for the church website. and it is june and i haven't slept till noon yet.... so much for truth in rhyming....

lea said...

you will all be THRILLED to know that i will be taking THE WINNER out to lunch this week to celebrate her "every day in may" victory!

mamaweso said...

I was slightly curious as to what "hebetudinous" meant -- and was content to hear from Kelley that it's not even a word. I guess I'm hebetudinous AND obtuse, because I wasn't even motivated enough to check this out for myself. Thanks Laura for the definition. Debbie can introduce the new words and someone else can define them for us! I love it! Congrats on TWO pregnant daughters. How exciting! I'm with you -- who could have thought that a grandparenting would be so wonderful? We bought a laptop with camera and microphone so we can "talk" to Karis in Brazil -- but we haven't worked that out yet! Pat

Anonymous said...

when is this attraction coming?

Kelley said...

Well, now I feel obligated to explain my comment (mom, "hebetudinous" IS a word). I was only mentioning that the comment space here underlined it in red...meaning that whoever designed the spell checker program thingy for leaving comments on these blogs had a small vocab like me and didn't know it was a real word(in other words, I am not the ONLY one who didn't know what that word was). But now it's sounding like there are several of us out there who had to look it up so I feel much better about myself:-)

hunter said...

sooo.... apparently i rushed scanning all those classic pittman photographs for nothing.

what happened to the birthday post?

Cheaper by the Baker's Dozen said...

p.s. i made your blog wider like we talked about.