Monday, April 19, 2010

Still Ticking.

I really am. Even though I have been a complete slacker on my blog. I blame Disney (not really) and the stalker (yes really) for not posting regularly.

Wait?! Stalker?

Yep. Evilness hit my inbox.

I had someone who was emailing me regularly after they read every post to tell me how horrible of a person I was and how I was going to die, and should die, and bad mom...blah blah blurgh.

I blocked them. Then I did it again. Then I did it again. Then again. No comments on the blog, just my inbox. That was right chickenshit of 'em wasn't it? I was beginning to think it was the person who slammed me a while back about drinking the wine, but was never actually able to make the connection.

Oh well. I let it get to me. I'm over it. Fuck 'em. Don't like me? Don't like what you read? Don't read. For the 8 of you that stuck around? YAY! I LOVE YOU! YOU ARE THE AWESOME! I PROMISE TO LIVE UP TO MY TITLE AS MESS AMERICA AND TO BE ALL I CAN BE AND RECYCLE AND RESCUE ROAD KILL get the idea.

It seems life is returning to normal somewhat. I am blogging. I have been feeding my snarkivore with friends and family and have gotten back into baking cakes and remaining upright and breathing on a daily basis. The new batteries in my defib are scheduled to last 9 years. My Punk is refining her smart-assed personality into someone I am truly proud of, and FCB and I are not only getting along again, we are giving the whole "relationship that doesn't suck" another go. It may last, it may not. (The annual Disney pass that he bought to accompany us on family outings doesn't hurt.)

So I am back in the saddle. And while it may take a while to remember how to ride this horse, know that I will fall off repeatedly to make sure to supply my adoring readers with plucky comic relief.

Just a little update on the Punk, she is not doing so great in Kindergarten and they are talking about holding her back. She peeled a bunch of pink crayons the other day. They told me that was disruptive behavior. It was all I could do not to laugh in their faces. She comes home and says things like, "What is that curious noise?" and uses words like "humongous" and "disgusting" "revolting" "exhausting" and of course, my favorite, when asked to clean her room..."Mom! I can't! It's too TEDIOUS!"

She will be the smartest 18 year old in the 6th grade.

She stood there in the hall the other day and said, "Aww shucks!"

I laughed and asked her where she learned that from.

She replied, deadpan, "I'm just growing."

I love that kid!

So that's it for the moment. I have to run and do all those errands like shopping and cleaning and general "mom" stuff. (Cuz I am just a horrible person that way...) My inbox is still open and my comments are not moderated. I am sorry I let someone get to me to the point that I stopped doing this because now that I have started again, I remember how much I really liked this. If you plan on leaving a great big steaming pile for me, make sure you tie a great big ribbon on it. I'm ready. Bring it!


Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Long time reader, rare commenter (I suck, I know) BUT Just letting you know I was (truley!) thinking about your blog the other day. Glad you're back!

Wow. If peeling the paper off of crayons is disruptive behaviour, I guess I'm bad. I'm 31 and STILL peel paper of crayons when I colour with the kids. I'd rather hold the smoothness then the rough ole peper :P


When I was in kindergarten, I took crayons and wrote all over EVERYTHING (desks, floors, etc) in the classroom. This was because I could read/write on a 5th grade level at that point, and learning my ABCs bored the hell out of me. My teacher was ticked, but my parents recognized this behavior for what it was--I was too smart for normal kindergarten and needed a different sort of environment. Off I went to private school...where the teachers would let me correct the other students' homework. No joke.

Needless to say, I sympathize with your daughter. Been there, done that...

Busy Bee Suz said...

Pink crayons just beg to be peeled.
I love your punk too...she is the kind of kid I could hang out with all the time. And cleaning is tedious dang it.
I used to draw naked pictures on the walls of our house.See how normal I am today??

2 thumbs down to people who send hate mail. I am surprised he/she has an internet connection while still living in mommies basement...I can see the idiot now...all wrapped up in a leopard snuggie drinking yoohoo and surfing the web.

ChiTown Girl said...

YAY!!! Welcome back, my friend!! I've been worried about you, but now I see I didn't need to be. Wow, things certainly have taken a wonderful turn, haven't they? Glad to hear you and FCB are getting along these days. Makes life a bit less stressful, doesn't it? ;-)

Glad to hear Punk is growing into such a mature young lady. Just for the record, I tell my babies at least 5 times a day to "just peel the paper!" when they're coloring. That's the most bizarre thing I've ever heard!

I'm so glad you're back, and you've decided not to let some asshat keep you away. We need your snarkiness!!!

Jackie said...

Doesn't Punk know that everyone is supposed to be EXACTLY the same? Don't we want Stepford Students?

Next midnight knit is 5/22! :)

fazzey said...

glad your back...missed you!!