*knock, knock, knock*
Is this thing on? Testing, testing, 1,2,3.
Oh, right, hi!
I've been MIA again, haven't I?
I really wish that I had a good excuse for this sort of behavior, but I don't. My life lately just hasn't seemed worth blogging about. I feel as if Grasshopper and I are caught in the movie Groundhog Day and nothing ever changes.
I mean some things do. My 3 year old is suddenly going on 13 what with eye rolling and attitude becoming part of his vocabulary. For example yesterday morning I asked him if he would like a waffle and the response I got was, "I just TOLD Daddy I no want breakfast, I BUSY!" complete with frustrated exhalations and eye rolling, and him turning his back on me to finish completing construction of his new parking lot.
Oh, I guess that's something else new, my child who loves books, who made my Mommy heart swell with pride every time he asked for me to read "just one more" now uses books exclusively for building things. Things for his cars to drive on, drive through and park on, to be specific. Sigh. Do not try to get him to read one with you, or you'll be subjected to the eye rolling again.
I guess summer has just been sucking the life out of me (or at least the creative parts) this year. Summer has long been my least-favorite season, and every year it seems to get worse. Here in Atlanta JR likes to joke that you get "mugged" the minute you step outside, which I initially thought was a reference to the swarms of mosquitoes but as it turns out is his way of making a pun with the term "muggy." Ahem.
In other news, there's a recession on! Have any of y'all heard about this? Yeah.
Well, shortly after we got our amazing news about having an Angel to sponsor our adoption, we got the news that things were Not Good with JR's business. My husband is one of 4 partners in said business, and not the one who handles the financials, so he knew that sales were down, but he didn't really know how far down.
As it turns out, they needed to lay some people off, and take on more work amongst the four of them to compensate. Yeah. So now JR is working at the jobs of like 3 people as well as being an owner. Grasshopper and I don't see nearly as much of him as we would like.
The good news is that these moves have stabilized things, and made the company leaner and meaner and they should be in an excellent position once the tide of the recession turns. Which, can we all just have a moment of silence to focus our collective energy that way?
*breathe in, breathe out, repeat*
So we are still moving forward on the adoption, but s l o w l y. Mostly because JR has no time for writing up his self-study or taking off work to go and get fingerprinted. Hell, he's out of town more often than not, these days.
So Grasshopper and I are trying to fill our days by playing with friends, and creating massive traffic jams complete with convoluted stories of which car hit which car and which one is merely broken down, and which one ran out of gas, and which one has a flat tire, and also scrubbing and resealing the kitchen grout. Oh wait, that last one was just me. Grasshopper declared it, "too much work."
So that's my life, in a nutshell. How have all of you been? How do you survive these long summer days? I'd love to hear your tactics.