As I write this post, Bean is standing transfixed and immovable, UNBLINKING in front of the television as she watches another riveting episode of SuperWhy. Don't judge me: it's just that the schedule in The Last Homely House has been completely chucked out the window these last several days since we've been home. Chores go unfinished, work projects are left in bits on the kitchen table, and I do believe Chip is still looking for some business cards that we think might have been delivered sometime five days ago. I'm talking PILES and MESS and strange gift baskets sitting on the kitchen counter.
I'm also talking about the fact that I have some church projects that need doing and I haven't even begun to think about them, and I do believe I'm WRITING A BLOG POST instead of doing another work project that should have been done several days ago.
Have I mentioned that my computer was infected with something like 1,500 viruses and the dear Little Brother spent most of Sunday night remotely plugged in to my ailing laptop trying to breathe life back into it?
Also, it has stopped recognizing my camera completely (blinded by its beauty, surely) and I can't upload any of the pictures of Chip's belated birthday party from Saturday night where I made little topsy-turvy cupcake towers that looked like little layer cakes. Complete with white Mike N Ikes to look like candles.
I know you are so sad that you're missing out on the photographic evidence of my brilliance.
(I'm not really sure any of this is making sense, though it's making me feel so good to just throw it all out to you--- not the type of writing that I'd recommend... ever. No, I'd never recommend this type of throw-the-pasta-on-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks type of writing. But I'm doing it anyway.)
The thing is, I'm not sure if it's lackluster blog writing on my part (a huge possibility) or the fact that I've been bobbing in a sea of uncertain emotions and strange travel plans that has rendered me unable to write on a regular basis or the fact that you're all just busy people... but it seems as though your internet invisibility has become even more so lately. This is not the kind of thing that one should even talk about in polite society, but I'm doing it any way. Because I am crazy right now. And just generally wondering. And also: when you're trying to function on the questionable nourishment of leftover Halloween candy and old birthday cake, the first thing to go is your good judgement. I know you guys are out there, is what I'm saying, but I miss hearing from you. I'd like to know what you're up to.
I'd also like to know the following (please indulge me):
When your 2 3/4-year-old daughter is happy to do nothing but SNACK all day long, without proper meals, what do you do? I have tried to withhold snacks until lunch time or dinner time or whatever, but it feels wrong--- she's hungry. She's telling me she's hungry. She just doesn't want to eat everything at once. She's a grazer. So--- do you indulge the all-day-grazing? I'm sure she's going through some kind of crazy growth spurt because the sheer amount of grazing she's doing is off-the-charts (for her). So I'm also wondering if this is just part of this particular growth spurt and she'll settle into more of the breakfast/snack/lunch/snack/dinner thing at a future date. What say you, internets?