Hey there !
I just thought I'd let you know that I haven't run off to another part of the country and gotten stuck there. (unlike some people I know.)
I'm still here, doing my usual thing. You know, the mom thing. Things are rolling along smoothly, nothing especially exciting to report, but still, it's sort of a comforting state to be in. I'm still wishing for a really good snow storm that will shut things down for a while, but with February coming to an end soon, I don't think it's going to happen.
Heather and I have just started a new book for reading. It's the first book in that "vampire - romance" series that everyone is talking about: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. They're listed as "teen fiction" books, but I know alot of adults who are reading them, and loving them. I know that Heather and I are hooked. Kind of like a teen version of Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles, but not so dark, at least not so far.
I got a letter from Nick this weekend. He's going through a pity party stage right now. Apologizing for being such a failure, blah, blah, blah. (insert violin music) I wrote him back and told him to grow up. I don't tolerate whinging very well from my kids, and seriously, he NEEDS to grow up ! It's time to put away the childish things of his irresponsible youth and get on with his life. He's too old for this crap, and so am I.
One of the many advantages of being mom is that I can get away with saying things to my kids that I would never say to anyone else. That, and that magical thing that happens when you speak your child's full first name, along with their middle name, using just the right "mom" tone. ( Jasmin Lea !, Nicholas Wayne !, Jacob Patrick !, Heather Nicole !) It's like being Dirty Harry with a loaded .357 magnum. No matter what they're doing, they will absolutely freeze in their tracks, and start to sweat. I know, it doesn't seem like much, but some days, it's the only power I have.
Well, Like I said, things are pretty uneventful here, and it's late. I need to get myself off to bed.
Good night all,
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Hey there !
Posted by Auburn~haired~artist at Tuesday, February 26, 2008