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Monday tidbits
Monday tidbits

Monday tidbits

The theme of the day is:


I can’t really say a whole lot more than that, ’cause I get all choked up and teary. And then I have to go blow my nose, and the honking and snot tend to scare people off. A is off to school and I’m letting J do whatever the heck he feels like doing today (shhh…don’t tell him!) because put a fork in me, I’m done. I have a phone conference this afternoon and I’m going out tonight. I can’t wait til the boys are on the same schedule next fall. Only have to survive summer before that little piece of deliciousness can begin. Oh, when does summer vacation start, you ask? Six mother-lovin’ weeks. No, not a typo, A is out on May 15th. I get queasy thinking about it…or was that when I think about what I spent on summer camps? I can’t remember, both send me running for the peppermint tea.

Today is Opening Day and my beloved Cubs are still in first place. AND THAT IS THE LAST I WILL SPEAK OF THEIR RECORD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON BECAUSE I AM THAT SUPERSTITIOUS. HEAR ME? STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!!!!! Hmmm…the boys both need new Cubs shirts…online shopping is good and dangerous.

This week begins what I affectionately dub “The Week When Jen Goes Batshit Crazy Cleaning Out Every Freaking Room In The House And Getting Rid Of Crap.” It’s a good thing. The weather (fingers crossed) seems to be evening out (gonna be near 70 tomorrow), so my mojo will start to bud like Roger, The Rhubarb Plant Hell-Bent On World Domination, and I’ll be a cleaning machine. Or I’ll just sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. Perhaps I’ll flip a coin.

And, finally, I was awarded some bling this morning, which made my day ’cause I don’t get a lot of shiny stuff in real life. Well, unless you count the wee little tin foil bits from candy the cherubs shouldn’t be eating all over my floor (no, mom, wasn’t me!). From the lovely Lynn at For Love Or Funny:

friendship-award“The Friendship Award is given to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. The winners must choose at least 5 more blogs that embody the feeling of friendship, and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.”

I needed this today, Lynn, thank you. It’s been a OMG %$^*&#%&#$ long 10 days with the kids home. My brain, it be fried beyond recognition. So now I get to send some lovin’ out into the blogosphere, which makes me happyhappy. Let’s recognize and visit:

Mattcmob (we went to college together and talk more now than we ever did then)

The Clothesline (eventually we’ll meet)

Don’t put boogers in your neighbor’s cereal (best blog title evah)

These are words (friendship is so important)

Pediascribe (ok, leave multiple comments and maybe she’ll revive the blog the server ate and burped back up at her when she moved from Ohio to Florida. I MISS HER!!!)

And now I have a four year old hanging on me, begging for lunch. ‘Cause, you know, the eleventy billion snacks he’s had this morning just can’t hold him over another couple minutes.


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