Sunday, June 7, 2009

Where the hell is she?

I have to admit, people have been asking this about me lately. Not a lot of people, mind you, I am not THAT popular. It's mostly my mom and my little sister, who I apologize profusely for not calling back (and after she got me that awesome Hawaiian hotel rate, I know, I am an ungrateful jerk).

Instead of going on and on about what I have been up to, I decided to make a list of excuses. Here are my top ten reasons I have been horrible about blogging lately:

10. So You Think You Can Dance - As a former dancer and movement teacher, this show is my soul mana. It's so inspiring to see people who LOVE what they do. Also, the shirtless guys aren't to shabby, gay or not.

9. Summer - I live in SoCal and not too far from a beach. More soul mana. ;)

8. Books - A lovely friend of mine, Lisa, recently showered me with some books. I have had my nose in them whenever Noah is asleep. Yay for silly summer reading!

7. Toddler Activities - If you read this blog, you know that I have an ACTIVE little guy. Currently he is enrolled in a dance class (come on, its just him running around to Raffi, really...) an alphabet class ("Noah, please don't throw the wooden letters at Riley!") and a book babies time at the library. This is all in addition to all the trips to the park, beach, zoo, and other places it is acceptable for a kid to run around like a maniac.

6. My other job, housekeeper - Yes, it's lovely to have 5 bathrooms. Ah the freedom to poop where you please! However, when it comes time to cleaning all 5, I am tempted to dig a communal hole in the backyard.

5. Achoo! - Our household has been a merry-go-round of infection. First it was Noah, then Brian and now me. Right now, I sound like a 70 year old smoker.

4. Buddies - If you click on over to my family blog, you can check out the visits we've been having from friends of all ages.

3. True Blood - It's probably unhealthy to watch the whole season on DVD in 3 days. Can't figure out why I keep dreaming of naked vampire booty....(As a side note, the series as a novel is awesome, the series as an HBO show is one adult toy short of fetish porn....or so I imagine).


2. Spring Cleaning - Because of most of the above, toddlers, friends visiting, etc., I decided it was time to do a deep cleaning on the clutter. I had to borrow (aka abscond) the neighbors half-empty trash can and fill it with junk we don't need. In addition, we bought some new patio furniture and a coffee table I love as much as my cats. In case you are wondering how this has affected Noah, check out this video. I had to buy the poor guy his own broom.

1. Laziness - After all the cleaning, activities and visits, there is nothing better than winding the day down with pajamas, a glass of chardonnay and a good book (or a vampire DVD). I have no brain power left for cleverness or writing.

I am not going to bore you with promises about how this is going to change or that I am going to be giving away something awesome soon to get back the followers that have just given up on me. Frankly, I don't blame them. I can promise you I am going to go out there and try and have a ridiculously good summer and from time to time I will be back to write about it. I hope you all do the same!!!


Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Just watched my first episode of true blood last night.

Em said...

I love your list!! All excellent excuses, I mean reasons.

I have a post going up some time this week that will solve your issue. It's called the P.O.S. Blogger club (Prisoner Of Summer), I've even made a button too - how cute?

I'm in the same shoes you are, Summer is not conducive to blogging, but I promise to be back come September!!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Welcome back.

I think the only way we can all forgive you is if you post some videos of Noah at dance class. Ok I'll forgive you if you post some of him throwing letters.....ok ok stop twisting my arm I'll forgive you without the videos. But they would be cool. :)

Jen said...

Well its good to know what you have been up too. Wow, 5 bathrooms that is impressive and a b*tch to clean. ;)

Mercedes said...

glad you are back to the blog world. Sounds like you are keeping things interesting.

jenn said...

LOVE So You Think You Can Dance!

Glad you're enjoying your summer.

Candice said...

I was never able to get into the whole True Blood thing.

I see that HBO has a new series called HUNG that's about to start.

I fully intend on watching that. :)

Catalina said...

i love this blog:) today i called heath and said, "please, tell me we don't have anything to do tonight." i sighed very loudly when he said, "yes." then after a long pause he said, "we have to watch Dance!" we love that show.

Noah's Mommy said...

I don't think anyone is blaming you...I actually feel crappy that I am blogging as much as I am...cause I so know I could be doing 8 million other probably more productive things...and oh the beach and reading...two things I'd love to do

MLG said...

I love your list and can totally relate!! AHHHH-life! I just stumbled upon your blog and love it. You are so what I needed, especially today. I read several of your posts and am now following you, so I can laugh as I read about the exact things I am going through, only I have two. Have a great evening.