Where I’ve Been

Oh!  My sweet little bloggy!  How I’ve missed you! *smooshes*

It’s true.  I’ve missed blogging.  I’ve missed having something to say and a place to put it.  BUT the last month has been full of so much life.  You know what I mean?

First, there was the election.  I had to hide from the internet.  All of it.  People are mean and vicious when it comes to politics, and I didn’t want to become one of them.  So, I put my head in the sand and pretended the internet did not exist 

Second, I became that mom.  Folks, I believe in the public school system.  I do.  My parents are both school teachers.  But I also believe there are gaps, and my son fell into one.  He kept coming home with awful grades on assignments, but his answers weren’t wrong.  (Example: A weather worksheet had a box that said, “Draw the sky during the day.”  My son drew — in his own words — stratus and cumulus clouds.  He got marked down because he didn’t draw the sun.  Umm…this was the week of the hurricane.  Don’t you think that stratus and cumulus clouds were a better answer?  I could go on and on, but no one wants to see my blood pressure rise again.)  I’ve been spending a lot of time on the phone, exchanging emails, in the classroom because my son is convinced he’s dumb because he’s not regurgitating everything the teacher says.  Guys, this takes precedence over all other things. 

Third, I’ve been writing a script.  But not for fun or for pay.  I have a very talented, influential family member who presents me with ideas and then says, “Make it happen with words!”  Because I love this person and owe them so, so, so much, I’m working like a dog and consuming more Mt. Dew than an Appalachian hillbilly. 

Fourth, it’s NaNoWriMo.  I’m a wee bit behind  (25,694 as of 9 p.m. on Nov. 17) and I’m actually in love with this story. Like I want to marry it, sort of love. 

How’s life for you all?  And I’m not just asking because it’s polite. I really want to know!  Leave comments my faithful friends, so that I can say, “Well that sounds so exciting!”  or “Get back to work you lazy ninnymuggins*!” 

*Ten imaginary points for the person who knows the movie ninnymuggins is from. 

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