Thursday, November 4, 2010

What Happens in Vegas Will Definitely Be Shared on This Blog

Hello, bloggy friends, acquaintances, family, and stalkers. Can you believe it’s November? The weather here sure is winter-in-the-South; grey and rainy, and I almost considered wearing a jacket this morning. Of course, in sunny VEGAS! this weekend, it’s going to be 83 degrees. Oh, did I mention VEGAS!? Yes, for once I scored a work trip that is not to Detroit in January, or Orlando in August. And TheTa is going with me. AND we’re staying at the MGM Grand. AND Jonesy may have scored us a real money deal. But I’ll keep that a surprise for now. Also, Cousin J gave me some sort of magical cup that I can pay like five cents to fill with some sort of alcoholic slushy. So I’m pretty stoked about that.

It’s been a zillion years since I’ve had time to sit down and write. Apparently, not posting to your blog means that people don’t comment, no matter how many times you check your blog. And I’m very comment-hungry today. I have had a whole slew of topic ideas come and go in the past few weeks, sadly because work prepping for the upcoming VEGAS! conference has been soul-consuming. Also, Jellybean was SO. MAD. that I had left her for the Boston trip, she spent a full week making me regret every second I was gone. And now I have to leave her again. That poor little Bean. A full week of MsD hugging on her and cooking for her and taking her fun places, and sleepovers with MsD’s girls and playing dress up, and getting read to a gazillion times a day. Yes, it’s a hard life for her. I think the hardest part is that she’s away from her house. That kid is a homebody like her mama, she cracks me up. I just keep telling her that I’ll bring her presents. Hopefully she likes empty Tylenol bottles.

So here are the blog posts I didn’t get to write, and you’ll never get to read. Sorry. Blame my boss, The Nice Lady Who Signs My Paychecks.

Gluteal Amnesia – Why My Butt Forgets to Not Get Bigger

(seriously, this is a real thing, and probably the reason for my chronic back pain)

Toddlers – The Worst Invention, Ever

(omg – where did that whiny noise come from, and why won’t it stop? We spent 4 awful nights fighting about the fact she refused to pull the damn plug in the damn bathtub drain, it was just STUPID)

Trip to the Farm/Fair/Boston/Trunk or Treat

(Farm with my CSM group was great, JR is definitely a hardcore hayride fan; the fair was ok, she probably liked the petting zoo the best and gave me crap because I didn’t let her ride on the rides enough times; Boston was a whirlwind, the ‘Taste of Boston’ tour freaking ROCKED; Halloween was out of control, we did too many events this year and suffered some burnout, but she was cute EVERY SINGLE TIME)

The Scientist – Yeah, I Bailed on that Shit

(Every email he sent annoyed me further. You probably shouldn’t tell an agnostic ‘I’ll pray for you’. And the pics of his Etsy stuff – ugh. Yes, I’m a mean person. Yes, I am aware this is why I am single. Yes, I chickened out on bailing outright and said something along the lines of ‘it’s a busy time for me, blah blah blah, maybe in the Spring’)

I’ve managed to squeeze in one more activity between VEGAS! and the Thanksgiving Myrtle Beach Extravaganza. My much-adored friend S and I are taking the wee wench and young knights to the Renaissance Faire. And spending the night. So we can go to IKEA the next day! You may remember how much I enjoyed my Ikea trip last spring in Cincinnati. Cousin J was embarrassed to be with me. I might have wept a little with happiness. Swedish Meatballs and well-designed children’s storage bins make me weak, who knew?

So yes, as you can imagine we are still as busy as ever. I have a few pics for your enjoyment. Hopefully I will have some embarrassing and blurry ones for you the next time I post. First VEGAS! trip, omg, I cannot wait.

No, it's not all smiles and puppies with a 2-year old. Sometimes it's kicking and shrieking and public humiliation.
Happy Halloween! Yes, I am forcibly restraining her in this pic, good catch.
She does love to accessorize, a word which my spell check refuses to acknowledge.
That's my girl.


DannieA said...

I found your blog last week from I had a fun time reading :) Love the picture of the girl sprawled on the sidewalk...that's classic. I get that and mine is only 15 mo. Can't wait for the 2's. LOL

MommieV said...

You are my hero - bailing on the Scientist while not really bailing is classic.

Have a great trip!

I, too, have been checking for comments. It's funny that noone seems to comment unless you, like, post stuff. What the hell is that about anyway?

We did tons of Halloween events too. Wow. Only once was she in street clothes because she was afraid the other kids at daycare would make fun. Or maybe I'm just projecting.

I can't wait to fight about the bathtub plug. I know it's coming.

Oh, and my captcha is "trash". Hope that's not commentary.

Stephanie said...

Then there is that whole blog-politics where you have to go and read other people's blogs and comment. Urgh- social networking is starting to cause performance anxiety. Is there a viagra for that?

Jealous you are in vegas. All of those shiny, bright lights = heaven for ADHD Stephanie.

Ally said...

since you requested, I humbly offer my squee:
"EEEE! YOUR CHILD IS SO FREAKING CUTE! EEEE!" Okay, well the sprawled on the sidewalk pic is only cute in the oh-goody-i-don't-have-kids-yet-aren't-they-funny kind of way. Still. Freaking cute, is what I'm saying.

Barb said...

Great pictures, and so nice to finally catch up with your hilarious tales again. I've been absent while nursing a newborn round the clock. I couldn't agree more about the "Who invented toddlers" thing, but I have to say that now that there's a new child here and I don't get much alone time with my toddler, I miss even the whininess.... just not at dinner time when I'm trying to make dinner one-handed and he insists that he must PLEASE have Skittles from trick-or-treating because he NEEDS them.

Thanks for, as always, making me laugh about single parenthood. I've missed your blog.