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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the greatest name EVER.

With that out of the way, allow me to catch up on the past week.

The short version: it’s been kind of shitty.

The long version: A not-so-grim version of Murphy’s Law seemed to descend on our household. This was mostly to blame for the 500 different kinds of sick we all got. The baby was out of school Tuesday and Wednesday with a high fever and headachey/sniffley thing that was accented by a short barfing episode in Incredibly Strange Video and a nosebleed. I am now officially overwhelmed by the amount of paper that comes home with him from school every day and am now apparently delinquent in giving them whatever arbitrary version of his life history they have decided that they need this week.

A couple of times since the break-in, I’ve entertained the thought of dropping one of my classes simply because the reading load is much heavier than I thought it was going to be and with things thrown into upheaval with all of that unpleasantness, I’m not always sure that I’m going to do well in it. I’m staying in it for now, but was more than a little embarrassed yesterday when I tried to b.s. my way through a discussion of genre and made it horrendously clear to everyone that I had no idea what I was talking about.

As you can imagine, I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend. I need to regroup.

The good news is that there is a suspect in our break-in and it was just some random person. Last weekend I had way too much time to think and conjure up all possible what-if scenarios and by Monday I was certain that a psycho internet stalker was coming to get us. Thankfully, that’s not the case. We were able to get a chunk of our DVDs back from a resale store downtown, which was exciting since there were a number of things that are hard-to-find. We got our Pi DVD back and while that’s not hard to find, we were upset that it was gone because that was the movie the husband and I watched on our first…whatever. It wasn’t a date, we were just hanging out at my house, but for whatever reason psychotic mathematicians bring out the romance for us.

Speaking of the husband, his 28th birthday was on Tuesday. The baby and I gave him some Borges books, the new Chuck Palahniuk book, and the Death Proof DVD. When the husband got to school that day he was treated to a birthday surprise: two pop quizzes.

So, you know, nothing catastrophic, just a lot of minor irritations that built up.

Oh, and I just got a humongous spider bite on my back. Sexy.

5 comments to Gads

  • sonbanon

    Seriously, all those papers from the kid’s school are why I don’t have time for TV!!

    Hang in there. It’s all worth it in the end.

  • jodi

    which means there is a Lucious Outlaw Sr. Awesome!
    As for paper from school. I have one in 4th and one in 1st and I still can’t decide if throwing school work away makes me a bad mother or not. So. At this moment, I have the entire 1st month of school work in my diningroom. At this rate, we will be buried in it by Thanksgiving break.

  • scooterbird

    Oh yes, the Paper will never stop. I recommend some kind of notebook or filing system for it, and yes, I’m serious about that. The one thing schools wish to say to you as parents is, “You should have gotten that already…” It keeps you, in their eyes, from questioning anything they do after the fact, so they in theory never have to deal with you ever – if they can keep the class moving fast enough.

  • Damn it. I’m so sorry to hear everything. Just read the last 2 or so weeks now. I’d say that if there is anything I could do, etc., but I, well, um, can’t do anything, at all, right now. Sorry.


  • May your weekend be quiet, restful, and rejuvenating.

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