Tuesday, October 6, 2009

There Will Be Crank*

Holy crap, people, I'm in deep. I have meetings or appointments every night this week. Quinn stayed home sick (and I use that term loosely) from school on Monday, so Wednesday is the only day I have two hours to myself to get shit done. My mother-in-law (Hi, Claudia!) is coming to visit this Friday. Sam's birthday is next week and his birthday party is Sunday. I have come up with an ambitious plan for his party, but it requires semi-substantial prep time. I will be out of my house all day Saturday for a videography job. My regular work at home job is in a heavy week.

Consequently, I have just marked 450 posts in my Google Reader as "read." Let me know if I missed anything really important. I will be scarce around here and on The Junk Pyramid. I had this great idea for a post about Sam and Jack at school and homework and how Sam is a rock-star big brother, and I was going to throw into the mix that Jack's wonderful aide from last year has located my blog (Hi, J!), but instead, you get this drivel.

I will be panicking and frantically making to-do lists that don't get done and thinking about cleaning my house, when really I am blankly staring at my computer or my children. I will be thrown completely off by the fact that the chicken I was going to make for dinner is in a Ziploc of marinade instead of in its package like I thought. I guess that means my kids get to eat air for dinner tonight. (Updated to add: Frozen pizza! I forgot about frozen pizza! And because I forgot to turn off the oven that I was preheating for the chicken, the oven is already ready to go! Do I sound like a fucking lunatic basketcase? 'Cause I am.)

I will be cranky.

I will be back and happy on Monday. Or Tuesday. Totally Wednesday at the latest. Definitely by Halloween.

* Not that kind of crank.

Updated even later to add: I'm okay. This was mostly supposed to be a silly little post about how you might not see a lot of me here for a while. I'm a little brain dead right now. So don't worry. I'm fine and not tooooo stressed. Just super busy. And, for me, busy is good. But still. I will be cranky.

15 comments:

  1. Let me help. What can I do?

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  2. I would so help with the parties and cleaning, and anything else if I was close. Good luck!!

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  3. Do you want Quinn to come play on Friday morning? We'd love to have him! Good luck with all your work!

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  4. Thank GOD for frozen pizza, seriously. We had that for dinner too. For different, but also ridiculously hectic reasons. I'm wondering how many days I can get away with serving that?

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  5. And HELLO? WHERE are the frozen pizza PR people to send us on a tour of their facilities and wine and dine us? Now THAT is a product that speaks to a mommybloggers heart.

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  6. Oh, god, I so feel this post. Hang in there and good luck!!!

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  7. C totally just wrapped up a week like that...I'm sure she'd be more than happy to give you some time management pointers and a few of the leftover pills....

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  8. Oh, good, I like cranky. Also? It was a little demoralizing to realize, while trying to think of what you have missed on my blogs, that you have missed NOTHING. Nothing at all. Not one thing of interest or import.

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  9. Come eat at our house this week! We will not even notice a few more people. It will be a fabulous upgrade from frozen pizza to take out.

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  10. Throw some money at it. Go buy more frozen pizza, some other frozen entrees (those Perdue frozen chicken cutlets are great), and some steam in the bag frozen veggies. Oh, and some frozen tater tots.

    At least you won't have to worry about dinner.

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  11. Just keep breathing and resurface when you get to the other side, k? :-)

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  12. Here's the really urgent updates that you missed by reading my blog: We're considering giving Joseph hormone shots, Elle is a giant beast and my ass is expanding at an alarming rate. Other than that I've got nothing going on so I'm totally driving to your house to help you out with stuff.

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  13. Awww... hang in there! so sound totally in the weeds!

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