No, I didn't drop off the face of the earth. I spent last week cleaning for an impromptu visit from my father. Not that he would be horrified if my house wasn't spotless, but he is highly allergic to dogs. I have two dogs, one a black lab, quite possibly the highest shedding dog in the universe (but also the best). So I spend a lot of time vacuuming and cleaning the carpets and blinds and every nook and cranny where dog hair hides. My poor dad still spends his visits sneezing and itching; however, it doesn't deter him from driving 10 hours every couple months to see his grandkids :)
Well, when Dad comes he sometimes brings my grandfather. He did this time. Now Grandpa is getting up there (90!), so it's nice that he can still travel - and wants to. But, Grandpa's hearing isn't the best. And Grandpa loves television, especially skimming through the channels for hours on end. If he's not watching his 5th round of the news. Yanno, in case the weather has gone up or down one degree in the past half-hour *pulling hair*.
I am not a TV fan. Not even close. I can count on my fingers the hours of TV I've watched this year - most of that because the kids have wrangled me into watching something with them (Hannah Montana's final season is sure to be a tear-jerker). So, you can imagine listening to it at near-full volume is not my heart's desire. I swear by the time they leave from a visit I am ready to toss a brick through the ridiculously large television taking over my family room.
My point. Who knows? - the tv is blaring and I can't think...Oh! right. I had two blog posts planned for last week that I never got around to writing. Now I can't concentrate on writing anything. No really, I have no idea if any of this makes sense. And I can't even wait until they go to bed, 'cause they are up watching until at least midnight (right under my bedroom, of course, so that I can hear it even in my dreams).
They leave tomorrow, but it's the kids last week of school so I will be writing like mad and spending two half days at school for end of year stuff. Just thought I'd let everyone know I haven't abandoned my blog. I'll be back, muwahahahaha...
In the meantime, if you haven't stumbled across Roh Morgan, take a peek. Roh shares my love of music (same music at that) and writes much like I do, around songs. Check out this post of total awesomeness from Roh.
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