Just goes to show you, it's always something.
Over the last 3-4 days, my household has been o'errun with sniffles of the not-quite-cold variety. A little sneezy, a little stuffy...that sort of stuff. As a consequence, NTS (the lightest sleeper of us) has been particularly insomniacal. Two nights ago, I hear rattling and movement and such coming from the direction of the family room at 3am. At first, when awakened so suddenly, one supposes "burglar!" until your brain grinds to life and you realize 1) you'd've heard the burglar enter, and 2) burglars generally don't turn on the TV to enjoy a bit of their favorite programming.
It was in fact, NTS. He had assembled several effects (including a toddler's rocking chair!) to allow him to climb up* to turn on the DVD player and press "play." His new favorite TV series? Jeeves & Wooster. This is pretty impressive stuff, but to those who know the sort of seven year-old NTS is, it's simultaneously hilarious and perplexing.
* It's on a shelf a good 6ft/180cm off the ground.
Monday, October 16, 2006
It just might be all right.
I received a very encouraging phone call not 20 minutes ago that has led me to the conclusion the Big Autumn Project stands a good chance of being salvaged. Two weeks ago I would have put the odds at 4:1 against, but now it looks like 3:2 for* so I am, if not quite exhaling relievedly, breathing a bit freer these days.
So that's good.
Expect blogging--albeit somewhat lighter at the beginning--to resume at any moment.
* Keep doing what you're doing...you know who you are.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Fill this in:
Joke is not on "blogstrike" he is simply up to his ____ [body part] in _____ [profanity] work stuff. As the more scriptural among the assembled will recall, God made work as a punishment.
P.S _________ [expression of gratitude] for all your emails, messages, sending of good vibes and positive energy. Keep doing whatever it is you're doing.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Still here. Sort of.
Things are s-l-o-w-l-y getting less stressful, but sorting stuff out will take some time. Talk amongst yourselves.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
This is why.
Yesterday I got a phone call that put The Very Big Autumn* Project in very serious jeopardy. I've spent all day yesterday and today, and very likely all day tomorrow trying to:
1- Salvage the thing or
2- Escape unscathed (or tolerably minimally scathed) from the debacle.
Beyond the time spent -- busier than a one-armed paperhanger in a drafty room -- I will likely spend some considerable time sweating bullets awaiting the outcome of whatever I end up doing.
That will explain my impending silence. If anyone wants to get all theological and sling some prayers my way, they will be humbly and gratefully accepted. (God knows, literally, what you're talking about.)
I'm hoping to be back in the next couple of days.
* The Very Big Spring Project worked out fine.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Stop and ponder this for a moment.
It is an amazing sight to behold.
Think about some weird Spanish recipe that, over a colonial occupation of 500ish years evolves into a recipe emblematic of Cuber, which is then modified by a woman whose ancestral whatsits extend back to Italy (a part, ironically enough, once ruled by Spain) enshrined in a blog by that woman's grandson in Florida, rechristened by that grandson's pal Poppy in Illinois and then reproduced to great effect by that grandson's e-pal in AUSTRALIA (coincidentally, an island just like Cuber).
Well, that's exactly what has happened.
The lovely and gracious Bec, the lady with the lounge, has done such a thing.
Stop pondering for a moment, because this is going to get complicated. Much like when Badger's pal Jaye posted the recipe for the Best Roast Chicken (which Badger asserts cures cancer, and I'm inclined to believe it regardless what modern medical thought says) and I rejoiced and began pelting all and sundry with this poultry goodness...I have now managed to pay it forward with Cuban Granny Pants.
I think I've earned myself some well-deserved slumber.