Well, I don't know how all of you fared while I was away, but I was a mess. I listened to our song everyday. I had pretend conversations with you, most involving American Idol and how sad I was when "mullet boy" Alex Lambert got voted off. You were very consoling, by the way, telling me it was okay to eat as much chocolate as I wanted. You even told me not to blame myself for not voting that week (because along with having no internet, I also had no television and couldn't watch AI until the next day at a friend's house). I had almost forgiven myself, but it all came back last night when there was no mullet on American Idol.
I'm a little disappointed in you all, though, because you failed to talk me out of cleaning. As a result, I spent a few days under beds, behind dryers, and taking apart bathroom sinks. It was ugly. Very, very ugly. I might be traumatized. Fortunately, I think I fulfilled a year's worth of cleaning in ten days, so I won't have to think about that again for a while.
You know what I didn't do while I was away, which is actually quite shocking? Read. I didn't read a single book. Which is why there is no review for you today. In fact, on Wednesday, February the third, Jessie asked me what I thought at the time was a ridiculous question: "What happens if a week goes by you didn't read a book because life may be a little insane with two times the kids I have. Then what will you talk about on Wednesday?" And I answered: "Oh Jessie, you funny little girl. I don't know when that would ever happen." Well, it turns out that ever since she asked that question I haven't read a single book. I'm convinced she put a curse on me. She is my nemesis, after all. So, Jessie, you may think you've won, but I won't go down that easily. I will read a book this week. Just you wait and see!
Are you like me? Do you go through phases where you read like crazy and your writing is minimal and then before you know it, your reading has dried up and you're writing tons? Is that just me? So I guess the good news is that I've been writing a lot lately (take that, Jessie). Well, I'm off to get caught up on all your blogs. So happy to be back.