Look, everyone! I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth!
Sitting here performing my daily ritual of watching the Today show before heading off to work, I couldn't help but feel this overwhelming urge to blog about some of the random crap that I've neglected to blog about lately. Of course this ping of guilt and kick-up-the-pants came mostly from seeing blogger Allie of Hyperbole and a Half being interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager, but nevertheless. I'm here. Rambling. (P.S. Allie is hil-a-ri-ous. Make sure you check her and her glorious hand drawn blog comics out. She also has a book coming out. You're welcome).
So the truth is that a lot has been going on since I last parked it on the couch to blog. So much in fact, that I think I've dreaded and avoided blogging because I've felt overwhelmed. Which sounds dumb, but it's the truth.
Anyway, I've overcome that and decided that rather than trying to compose tons of witty and well thought out blog posts, I'm just going to word vomit everything into this unorganized and chaotic post instead. Either way, my "catch-up" is in progress, finally, and hopefully (this is the plan, anyway) I'll fast track myself to blogging regularity. Because the honest truth is that I miss it. I miss documenting my life, I miss reading my favorite blogs. And the freezing 30 degree November weather and snow flurries outside make me excited to cuddle up with a cuppa tea and write. There's always something about the cold weather makes me want to blog. Tis the season.
Let the word vomit flow.
The biggest and bestest news is that Carl's employers have been busting their butts the last few months to make a permanent position for him as an inspector (of Aerospace cables - or something that I don't completely understand because it's far too intricate and confusing for my brain). This means that as soon as all the i's are dotted and t's crossed we'll be able to begin the house hunting again. HALLELUJAH! Oh, and I'll be able to join his health care and dosie-doh out of this Health Connect cluster.
Speaking of our future house - we all know I'm a polka dot obsessive. Correction: Polka dot and bargain obsessive. So it'll come as no surprise that I regularly stalk Groopdealz. (if you're a Groopdealz virgin, you've been neglected all of your years). Last night they posted this awesome deal for Wallpaper Vinyl Decal Designs. You can choose from anchors, triangles or POLKA DOTS of all different colors. I practically died. Mine are on on the way.
My co-worker Kristen's other half went deer hunting in Ohio and returned with some Salt and Vinegar crickets. I ate one. They tasted like pistachios.
I'm on the hunt for a fantastic pots and pans set. If anyone has any recommendations, let me know. I'd LOVE copper, but we all know they cost an arm and a leg so I think that fantasy is totally out of reach at this present time. (Hello adult responsibility!)
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I played What Does The Fox Say for my preschoolers for the first time yesterday. They're obsessed. Totally obsessed. So at the end of the day we had a dance party with that song on repeat. Oh well, at least they're learning animal sounds. Like how a fish apparently goes 'blub.'
And on that note...I must dash. Preschoolers await. I'll continue my random ramblings tomorrow (I really mean it this time. I swear). But in the meantime, enjoy singing that utterly stupid song in your head. It'll stick and you'll find yourself busting out "Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!"in no time.
Much love xo