First, I know you want to read something fun or of substance from me. Go read (and comment) over at Mommy Madness DFW to read about my weekend freak out when I heard an explosive sound and knew my Traverse was totaled outside. Oh and remember to vote because you love me and I shall cry if you don’t. Or not. But vote anyway because you can! Then? Since you just cannot get enough of me, hop over to Parenting and read this week’s column. It involves noodles and crayons.
Okay, so let’s see how much you really know about me. Pick the real reason I have been too swamped to keep up with my blog this week and last.
1. The PTA is busy sucking out my Brain.
2. The Swine Flu.
3. I have been too busy working on my book(s).
4. Blog? I have a blog?
So? Which one did you choose?
My long time readers probably looked at #1, laughed and said for sure that must be the one. If you live locally or anywhere that gets news coverage you probably rolled your eyes since everything and everyone is up in arms over the Swine Flu so you may have chosen that as a default. If you are my agent, most definitely you should choose #3 and believe it with all of your heart. And many of you have read too many posts like this and knew the real reason was probably #4.
The winners? Those of you who chose….
NUMBER 2! Yes, folks, we are in quarantine lock down stuck in our house dealing with schools, doctors and administration because one of my kids tested positive for Type A flu. So now we are all “happily” locked in our home until we hear from the CDC or some organization with some initials who are doing further testing to see what kind of flu the child has. Personally, I think it is just your garden variety flu but with pandemic panic, everyone is overly cautious. But? I got to sleep in so that works for me!
I’ll let you know what happens but for now, we are pretty confident he just has the crud, which is the technical term for just your normal flu virus.
Oh, and I checked all of the information we were given and am pretty sure you can’t catch it by reading this. You can however catch it by not commenting or voting for me to win a much needed get away. I’m just saying!
Ok, I’ll comment. Glad the crud is seemingly the garden variety. Enjoy the unplanned vacation!
I’m new to the blogging community and am spending the evening surfing other blogs to see other are doing. I stumbled upon you blog and thoroughly enjoyed reading it! Can’t wait to read more!
I’m sorry to barge on into your web community and just start talking, but I’m on a mission to give my wife, Amy, an amazing Mother’s Day gift.
You can watch the video here: http://www.theboobfund.com
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with my wife and chose to have the baby rather than start chemo. She died one year later, the day after Mother’s Day.
This Mother’s Day will be my wife’s first (my daughter is 5 weeks old!) and I want to honor Amy’s mom. Just watch the video and spread it around. If you can’t give to the cause, I just want as many people as possible to hear her story!
Thanks for the help!
Jenn!!! I have been thinking of you. I am voting now. And I hope all is ok. We have some sort of virus here and I have no idea what it is. Keep us posted!!
Shoot- do I have to be a resident of Texas to vote?
I know what you mean about the PTA sucking your will to live. I lovehate it. It reminds me everyday that I have no interest in true public office. Moms can be brutal.
The way sarcasm comes through in your writing is priceless. Not sure if it’s just the way things work where you live, but if an agency with initials came to dissect my child’s flu virus I would be frantic. Sounds like you’re taking it all in stride- I’m envious of your calm.
Congrats on being 8 years clean. I know a bit about cheering an addict on from the sidelines. You beat addiction, there is nothing you can’t do. Happy writing!