Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fa La La La La

Some of you might be wondering where I have been. Or maybe not, but it makes me feel warm and festive and, I don't know, Christmas-y to think my absence has been noticed so I am going to go ahead and tell you that I've missed you too.

I almost deleted this blog forever FOREVER because I can tend to work myself up into dramatic fits of whatever and I tell you I was feeling like the type of person who would never share another thing with another person again for the rest of my life. And so I sayeth and so it shall be world without end amen.

But I didn't. Clearly.

And then I was like... blog, eh, who needs it when Facebook exists to whittle my life down into 3rd person sentences?

And then I even stopped reading blogs and I know. Suddenly I had time to really scour that mildew in the shower and change the boys' bedding to the flannel "winter" sets and go through my daughter's closet and pull out the array of flip flops two sizes too small as well as amass a large bag of adorable yet tiny hand-me-downs for my niece, the incredibly edible Kate.

There has possibly been a great deal of baking and watching of Season 1 of Bones on Hulu.

And then it was Catalina and a week in a house furnished in early prison comfort and with people living in the closet.

Lest you think I jest, let me take you back to your childhood and a little book known as, The Borrowers. The wee folk who lived in your walls? Remember them? And when your box of matches or spool of thread went missing you could be assured it had been "borrowed" for a bed or table.

I loved those books.

Anyway, Hugh and I were not able to rent the same place we had been in last year and so we took another house on the street which looked a little shabby but met our needs and we scarcely glanced at the "full time tenant in back unit" disclaimer on the rental form.

The thing is... funny this, the "back unit" turned out to be nothing more than a door (with a note stating, "Do Not Unlock") from what was at one time a pantry and currently led to a very bizarre studio constructed of some code-violating walls.

I know this because while under the influence of an 18oz margarita (or 2) I unlocked the door and took a peek. Because that is how I roll. Like an ass.

At night, the action within the walls was hysterical and annoying. It just depended on what time of night. At say, 9 p.m., nothing but funny to listen to the world within the closet. Around 2 a.m., not so jolly.

But you know, we're big suckers for that week and so we'll be back. Probably to a house with real walls next year, but still, back.

And then, holy cookies, it's time to get ready for Christmas. And my children are respectively asking for a Dare phone, a fat tailed gecko, and a cheerleader Barbie.

Get on it, would you Santa?

But, this afternoon, after sweeping up the pine needles and getting dinner going, I thought, oh blog, I think I miss you and the opportunity to butcher all rules of English grammar.

So, hi.

28 comments:

Chrissie said...

Oh wheewwweee! You're back ... don't ever delete your blog. Who else would I get some chuckles from?

Happy Holidays -- and keep bloggin', will ya!?!

Anonymous said...

My mother will attest to my obsession with "The Borrowers". I was so disappointed when we remodeled the bathroom and the only evidence of life inside our walls was mouse droppings.

Jen on the Edge said...

Well, hi. Welcome back.

Jill said...

Hi there. I missed you, but then again i get to see you on Facebook, so I didn't miss you entirely. Just this little piece of you. Either way, welcome back.

ginhovil said...

I am so damn glad you are back! Love you,
:-)

Mocha said...

'Bout damn time.

Give me some cookies now. I won't hurt ya. Promise.

(Really, welcome back. xoxoxo)

Issas Crazy World said...

I am glad you are not gone. I figured you were on vacation, but I was preparing a search party with wine and chocolate. ;)

Kayce said...

I was just thinking of you this morning!! Glad all is well and you're at least out having fun and not stuck in some hole. Hi back!

rubyiscoming said...

I think I still own a beat up copy of THE BORROWERS somewhere.

Welcome home, friend.

jennie said...

You've been baking and cleaning? Well, that just doesn't seem right.

Los said...

Wow - busy, busy, busy!

I have been pulled to Facebook too in recent months ... but I still find time to blog ... somehow.

Happy holidays!

Catholic Runner said...

Glad to have you back!!

dgm said...

Well, hello! I was just thinking of you. Please don't make me join Facebook to keep up with you. No one will ever see me again.

Anonymous said...

I am a lurker, sorry. But I wanted to tell you I missed your blog. Thanks for coming back!

Shelley said...

Well, well, well. "Hi" back at you.

Welcome back to the land of blogging. :)

Daniella said...

Hi back at ya - We have a gecko as well as a bearded dragon and a red footed tortoise (that btw is going to out live my entire family) the gecko's do need live crickets for food - I am used to them now as long as someone doesn't forget to put the cricket cage top on tightly so you don't have 5 doz crickets running around your house.

furiousBall said...

welcome back. and i mean that, especially the back part.

kris said...

you were scouring and cleaning out closets? i barely blog anymore. WTF have i been doing????

glad you're back. wish you'd been here to clean my sh** up tho.

carrie said...

missed you too!

Ninotchka said...

I can't say that I "missed" you because we're right there together on Facebook plotting world domination, one transatlantic trip at a time but I have to say I love your blog, don't ever delete it. Not, NEVAH!

Perrin said...

Don't delete the blog. It is a major source of entertainment for me, that is after eating lots of meat loaf entertains me temporarily. Glad you are back.

gorillabuns said...

welcome back as I go on hiatus!

Lisa said...

Yeay! Hi. So happy you are back!

Amy Y said...

Hi.
I missed you :)

Jack-on-the-Lake said...

Glad you are back! I know what you mean about Facebook - it is a tempting replacement but just doesn't cut it. Sometimes you want to say more than one sentence.

I love that you roll like an ass and then write about it....

Anonymous said...

if you stop writing, I won't have anything to do while you mom watches Korean soap operas

LemonySarah said...

So glad you're back - and with a great post, to boot! I've been the same way about blogging and feel the same about Facebook, too. Facebook is so efficient.

Oh, you may recall that we had a gecko for 6 years or so, until I unwittingly killed it (Freud's belief that there are no accidents just may be correct in this case.) Fortunately, one of your dogs would probably eat it within a couple of months.

Kristie said...

I'm so glad you're back.... I checked your page everyday for weeks... then I looked on facebook. and I still have no idea what I'm doing there.. and it wasn't the same.

I miss your edge.

Get in my belly....