Wednesday, May 6, 2009


And now for something not relevant to anything going on anywhere in the world at all...

I'm drinking a glass of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon) with a bowl of apple cinnamon generic Cheerios for dinner.

Yes, I realize how horrible that sounds. It's actually not bad.

This is, however, a perfect reflection of the Way Things Go around here. At least once or twice a weeknight, the evening has been such chaos for one reason or another, that I'm throwing together whatever seems convenient before going to bed for a Dead Man's sleep (that is, dead-to-the-world-sleep where you fall asleep and then, it seems, are just as quickly awake at 6am). I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, with or without kids.

Currently, the Way Things Go around here involves a special bathtime ritual for my daughter, who has eczema, hockey playoffs (Go Wings! Go Caps!), making two round-trip drives to my daughters' school to drop her off, come home, go pick her up later and come home yet again (during prime DC area traffic times when I'm already driving 2 suburbs away) and trying to do job searches and fill out job applications while entertaining a very physical and excitable almost-3-year-old.

A little crazy...

Also in the midst of all of this, last night my neighbors were having a mini-Rave/Techno music studio session at 2:30am right next to my son's room. It was a very early day today. Once my son wakes up, he won't go back down until I'm with him, which is something we're working on. I have no shame in saying I woke my husband up and told him to go next door and yell at our neighbors, since I couldn't do it myself. Also, today Tom told me they were piggy-backing on our house wireless network. Nice.

Oh, yes, did I mention wine makes me a bit rambly?


  1. I had neighbours like that. Unfortunately for them, their fusebox was on the outside of their house. For some reason, the breaker switches kept going off during those two-a.m midweek thump-thump music parties. Must have been something to do with the big amplifier.

    At least, that's what I told them.

  2. Eczema! Ouch - I had that as a kid. Get her off dairy and yeast for starters and see how it goes.

  3. Dirk - that is a fabulous idea. Tom is rather handy himself and I will mention it to him tonight, just in case things restart. It was nice and quiet last night...

    Hughesy - We've had her allergy tested and everything came up negative. Is there anything else concerning dairy and yeast that I should know about? Thanks for the tip. :)

  4. I wish I knew the "Dead Man's Sleep". I wake up whether I am dead tired or not, at least twice.

    Neighbors with loud music annoying you. Ha! You've become a grown up. Nah nah nah nah boo booo.

    Love you. So glad you're writing, Katsplat. Where's the watermelon.

    Speaking of, ever read, A Gift of Watermelon Pickle? If not, do. Poems..short. Good.