Random Randomness

  • I keep thinking of blog posts at inopportune times, like in the shower (which makes writing it down difficult) or while I’m driving (also not a good place to be hunting for paper and a pen) and of course, I forget them by the time I have more than 10 seconds to myself.
  • I’m very excited about all the writing labs they’re offering at  BlogHer ’10 this year. I feel like my blog has suffered, both from changing blogging platforms and a serious lack of anything resembling decent writing.  Hopefully these labs will help me get back into writing better, with making this place a bit more polished. Just a bit, though. Swine’s ears and silk purses and all.
  • O is going to camp tomorrow, for ten days. I will miss her – for a 15 year old, she’s a pretty awesome kid, with few of the pouts and moodiness that plague that age (not that I was ever like that, no, not me). My father is taking my kids on Monday night and keeping them until Thursday evening, which means for the first time in I can’t remember when, I will be childless for FOUR WHOLE DAYS. And then my mother’s doing the same thing the week after. I’m not sure I even know what to do with myself sans fils. Sleep, probably. And not cook any meals.
  • The bad behaviour around here is epic. Boo cut off most of her hair the other night, when she was supposed to be in her bed, sleeping. She has tantrums all the time and it’s wearing me out. And if my sister tells me one more time to just be calm with them, I’m going to lose it. I’d love to see her handle this shit all day long and be all fucking Zen after 12+ hours of it. Gah. Whatever.
  • The not-yet-an-ex-husband is still in Indiana, with vague plans of coming back here to find his own apartment and be closer to the kids. I’m not holding my breath. He has been able to come back to see them twice since moving away in April and they miss him. He keeps telling me that he misses them until I finally had to tell him that if he hadn’t run off with another woman and then gotten himself fired, he could still be in the area, seeing them. I’m tired of him acting like he’s made this huge sacrifice by moving out there – it was his choice and he chose to be with her. I’m having a hard time working up any sympathy for him.
  • I found out that the Y near me has financial aid for those who qualify so I’m stopping by there this week to see what information they need for the application. Hopefully I’ll qualify so I can start swimming again. I miss it. It was the only exercise I really enjoyed and looked forward to and I want to start again. Maybe it will help me work off some of this anger I have simmering on a low boil all the time.
  • I’ve been sleeping in the living room since we moved into this apartment and I am sick of it. My back hurts all the time and I don’t sleep very well, as I’m sleeping on a futon that won’t unfold, so I can’t roll over or stretch out at all. I was hoping this would work out but I think I’m just going to have to suck it up and set up my bed in O’s room. She’s not going to like it much, nor will I, but I don’t think I can do this for a year.
  • I am SO looking for another apartment when my lease is up here. This place is horrible. There are roaches *shudder* that I can’t get rid of, even after they sent in an exterminator and I’ve sprayed. I have not been able to find the Combat stuff that a couple of people recommended – I may have to check at the dreaded WalMart.  Raid isn’t doing the job. And the bugs? Totally gross me out.
  • Wow, this was more than a litte whingy.
  • Three weeks until New York City. So. Freakin’. Excited.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. talesofmy30s
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 18:50:31

    Glad your parents are helping out with the girls and that O is headed off to another year at camp, even if you’re going to miss her terribly. :)

    19 days until I see someone in person with one of the best New England accents ever. Cannot. Wait.

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  2. LauraJ
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 07:38:12

    Enjoy your kid-free breaks!!

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  3. sandy
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 12:27:42

    That’s cool about the Y!

    Soak up the alone time. It’s going to feel great.

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  4. Kelly @ Student of the Year
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 16:18:11

    I hope to be able to meet you some year at Blogger. I’m glad you’re going, glad you’re getting some help with the kiddos. However you can re-center when they’re gone…go for it. If that means take-out sushi and crappy movies? Indulge. (Also, can you totally see how that’s my alone-time fantasy?)

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  5. apathy lounge
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 11:05:06

    After five years of blogging, I have not been able to summon the courage to attend BlogHer. I did gather with a few self-named “B List bloggers” in Savannah and that was a fantastic weekend. I don’t know any bloggers well enough (who aren’t already famous in their own right) who I could room with. I’m so desperate to go to New York that I’d be willing to sign up for a Driver’s Safety course, just to hang in my favorite city again. I hope you have a great time.

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  6. Meredith
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 18:31:13

    I would so love to hand my son off to some of my friends and family for 24 hours and see how they are after the experience. Seriously – I hate the looks and assvice and the assumption that it is all me and not a smidge ADHD him.

    I hope you have a great time at BLOGHER. I have never been even though when I lived in the Bay Area, could easily have gone to the one in San Jose. I think maybe one day I will go – it sounds like a blast! Have a GREAT time!

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  7. Holyoke Home
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 08:30:56

    What do you get out of Blogher? I’ve thought about going, but I’m not sure its worth the expense. What do you like about it?

    The Y – if it’s the same one – is AWESOME. Love me some Y.

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  8. Jason
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 00:10:24

    I just read a few of your posts and this was the most entertaining (this and an old red sox one). Don’t ask me why.

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  9. Major Bedhead
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 00:27:10

    Well, come on over to my new site if you are so inclined, Jason. Any Red Sox fan is always welcome.

    Reply

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