We've made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare, despite the hipster convention in town. Em enjoyed the Disney mix CD on the way - almost as much as I did. I'm going to attempt to blog our trip via my phone. Wish us luck!!
Yesterday I had to visit my colleagues' office to pick up some equipment for a project we are finishing up. Since I was just running in and running out, I decided to swing by after I picked T up from school. Luckily, she was completely charming and adorable. I need to run to the back office to have a brief word, so she seated herself at the conference table (with a client - ack!). Here's what transpired.
Client: "How old are you?" T: "Four." Client: "When will you be five?" T: "On my birthday."
Thank goodness she didn't "Duh!" or anything like that.
But that's how it is with T. Every day. She is either the ditziest four year old in town - or the most brilliant, if not literal - kid I've ever met. The jury is completely out.
It has been almost two years since I posted on this blog. That seems like a long time - two years - but man, that time has gone by fast. Where have I been, you may ask? On Facebook. Actually, I've been working and taking care of my kids and averaging 600 miles per week on my minivan and running back and forth to the lake and well, hanging out on Facebook. But I have decided ... Facebook is just not enough. Not for me. Not anymore.
Don't get me wrong. I still like Facebook. But I don't love it like I used to. It's just not doing it for me. It makes me smile - really smile - maybe once a week. Used to be I couldn't get enough. I was on there every day, every hour, sometimes most of the day. LOLing. Collecting Friends like Limoge. Quoting FB conversations. "Liking" my butt off. But now ... meh. I keep up with people, I post something fairly regularly. But something is missing. It's just not the same.
For one thing, some of my most favorite people in the world aren't even ON Facebook, or if they are it's not that often. And I'm really sick of the Facebook viruses. And the super-creepy ads. And freaking-Farm-Big-City-Animal-Princess-Ville. And Facebook is - well, I'll just say it - tired. Old. Bo-rr-rr-rr-ring.
So, while I wait for the next big thing to pique my interest, I think I'll just camp out here. Go retro. Hang out on my old blog. Post some pictures that ALL of Em and T's grandparents can see. Make witty observations. Kvetch a little. Oh, and cross-post to Facebook.
It's been a while, but I took a couple of decent pictures this weekend ... and it makes me SO happy.
I went to the lake to stay with my parents, mostly because my sister and her family were visiting from Chicago, but also because I really needed a break after working like a MAN-I-AC in May. I am finally starting to "come down" and it's the middle of June. After a few days of sun, looking at the lake, and a lot of wine, I was pretty relaxed. And started taking pictures. Who knew.
This is Trinity and her cousin Lily. Trinity turned three last month, and Lily is turning four this week. They are only 11 months apart, and are finally at the point where they can play together. This is how they first greeted each other. BFF forever, I hope!
And these are my lovely parents, sitting on their new front stoop, basking in the glow of being surrounded by little bitty grand-babies. How cute are they?