Did you miss me? It seems like forever ago since I’ve done a ‘regular’ post, hasn’t it? Well, you know, since yesterday. I appreciate all of you who have been hanging in there waiting patiently for me to get my act together and return to the familiar and intriguingly comforting sound of the click-clack of the keyboard while I attempt to transfer words from my brain through my fingertips.
No better way to do a full-on return than by way of randomizing, am I right?
Anyone who has ever moved understands how crazy things get with the stacks upon stacks of boxes and trying to figure out where the heck everything is – and trying to figure out where to put everything that makes sense.
And those of you who had the unfortunate experience of having packers that pretty much tossed anything and everything into boxes willy-nilly (and didn’t even mark said boxes) will know what a nightmare it can be to unpack. Or was that just me? I’m still missing quite a few things, but there are still lots of mystery boxes stacked in the garage and various rooms that need to be tended to.
But it’s getting there. I’m trying to knock out at least a box a day, and sometimes will find myself thinking ‘just one more’, and knock out 10. Out of 220. Yesterday was not that day. This whole ‘spring ahead’ crapola always messes up my mojo since it takes me at least a week to get acclimated to losing that precious hour of time.
Can’t they just do away with the whole time change fiasco already? I mean, it was instigated in 1916 by Germany and its World War I allies (Austria-Hungary) as a way to conserve coal during wartime. Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year, and the United States adopted it in 1918.
Daylight Saving Time was mostly abandoned in the years after the war, though it was brought back for periods of time in many different places during the following decades, and commonly during the Second World War. It became widely adopted, particularly in North America and Europe starting in the 1970’s as a result of the ’70’s energy crisis.
Let’s just call it a day and stop changing the clocks back and forth. Please.
I suppose I could stop unpacking those boxes and just move to anywhere else that doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time, right? But that would defeat the purpose of moving home. So I’ll just have to suck it up and try not to yawn so much. *yawn* Made you do it, didn’t I?
So what’s been happening while I’ve been gone? Oh I know, this happened:
I kept telling my friends and family “You’re Welcome” because since I moved home, not only did the Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl, but won it. You know if I hadn’t moved back when I did, it wouldn’t have happened, right? Sorry for your loss in particular, Naila. Booyah!
And this happened:
Thanks to Scratch Wireless and Mom Central, Princess Nagger got a cell phone. Thankfully she hasn’t been obsessed with it, though, so no worries of her joining the crowd of people only paying attention to their phones and nothing else. She much prefers to hang out on the playset in the backyard when it’s not raining. I’m cool with that.
I’ve been getting acclimated to driving the kids to school each day – since we decided to leave Little Dude at the school he started the year at, it means a 30 minute drive each way just for him. Add the wait in the long car line for Princess Nagger’s drop-off, and I’m spending almost 2 hours each morning driving and/or sitting in my car.
The whole car line scenario deserves its own post, since I just typed up a bazillion words, then deleted them because I’m already too wordy as it is. Stay tuned.
I’m sure many of you were hoping to see pictures of our new house with our stuff in it – boxes and all. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see those, because I’ve run out of time to download the pictures from my camera. Besides, I like to tease, so you’ll just have to wait another day.
I will leave you with this final and borderline disturbing image instead:
It was floating around on Facebook yesterday entitled “Can You See Jesus?” Well, can you?
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome – random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: