Friday, January 12, 2007

Finally, a post!

Remember me?
Sigh. I know it's been nearly two months since my last post and I'm sorry, really I am. I had started to post something back in December when my friend Eddie, and loyal reader, told me I hadn't posted since November 29th. I was stunned and horrified that it had been so long since I had written.
It isn't for lack of material. Jack and Dean provide hoots on a regular basis. Our favorite phrase right now is one that Dean uses regularly about a variety of subjects. "Let's find out." I'll give you an example:
Me: Dean, it's time to put your pajamas on.
Dean: But I'm cold and if I put my pajamas on I'm just going to be colder.
Me: Well, maybe but it's time for pajamas.
Dean: Let's find out.
Dean: Is this the scary Spongebob?
Me: Um, I think so.
Dean: Let's find out.
Then there was the time that Dean split open his lip at daycare and it bled a lot and we had to take him to the doctor to make sure he wouldn't need stitches. This happened the same day that they were going on a field trip to see Charlotte's Web and Jack was so concerned that Dean wouldn't get to see the movie. So concerned that he wanted to go with us to the doctor rather than go to the movie without Dean. Anyway, we made it to the doc and back in time for Dean to see the movie and he didn't need stitches. But, just a week or so later when they were in the tub, Jack threw a toy, hit Dean in the lip and he started bleeding again. He was crying and then when he saw blood he said very dramatically, "I did it again?!!!"
That's our Dean - equally talented in comedy or drama.
And Jackie - he's just pure love. Especially when Dean is being a pistol and getting in trouble. That's when Jack will tell us how much he loves us.
Me: DEAN!! Go wash your hands for dinner!!! If I have to tell you one more time you're going into a time out!
Jack: I love you Mom.
Dean: I. Want. Some. Hot. Milk. I waaaannnt sooommme hot milllllllllk. Please, please, please can't I have some hot milk? Puhleeeeeeeeeeeeese?
Me: Dean, you cannot have hot milk until you eat your dinner.
Dean: No! Noooooooo. Noooooooo. (flings himself to the floor)
Jack: I love you Mom.

You get the idea.
So, it isn't that there has been nothing to write about. And I could say I've just been too busy and that would be partly true. It was a busy time getting ready for our trip to Pennsylvania and getting Christmas presents sent out. So busy in fact that I didn't even send out Christmas cards this year. I started thinking about sending out Happy New Year cards but it's now mid January and, let's face it, ain't gonna happen.
I blame work for some of it. We laid off 20% of our workforce in December and I got very busy before the announcements then, once the announcements were made, extremely busy until the day I left for our vacation. I've never been so busy. The good news, besides not being one of the laid off, is that I must be handling my stress better. After all, I didn't break out into hives this time. However, my back went out but who knows if that's stress or a byproduct of sharing twin beds with the boys when we were in Virginia.
The bottom line is I've neglected ye olde blog.
I'll do better, I promise.
Here's a few pictures to make it up to you.

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