A {Whirling, Twirling} SBOW

Did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone?

If not I don’t blame you. I don’t even know where I am right now. My life is a tad reminiscent of the tornado in the Wizard of OZ. It has been go, go, go since I returned from Chicago on Sunday. Oh, yeah I went to Chicago, I think I mentioned that in last week’s Sound Bytes.
My trip was fantastic, lots of shopping and eating, and meeting some bloggy friends {Hyacynth and Melissa} in person.

There’s always this angst of meeting a blogger in person, at least on my end. I worry that once people meet the “real me” they won’t like what they see. However, I do have to say that {at least in my opinion} what you read is what you get. Although, I’m tad funnier in my writing than in person.

Our visit was in a word – FANTASTIC and I left thinking “that wasn’t enough time.” B2 has family in Chi-town, and we are always going there for one thing or another, so I’m sure another visit with the girls will be forthcoming.
I returned home to an immaculate house, which was quite a surprise I have to admit. All the laundry done and put away, dishes and kitchen cleaned and the whole house vacuumed. It was impressive, until Mr. Cocky started bragging about how he did it all this weekend, blah, blah, blah. And while I’m truly thankful for all the help, Dude I do this EVERY day on top of working full time, and making a “real” dinner every night. So while you get the gold star for the weekend, you’re not winning this battle till I see it done EVERY day. I love you, but I’m just sayin’.
Whew! Ok, got that off my chest.
Now on to where things started to whirl, and turn into utter chaos.
I had the bright idea of taking Monday off to catch up on projects, get some “actual” shopping done and just chill with a cup of coffee and the blog…Ummm, yeah right.
After my monthly breakfast with the boys, I had the hair-brained idea of heading to my parents new house to put up Christmas lights. I drove like the speed of light the 45 minutes to their new house, whipped up some haphazard garland and lights on the back deck, wrote this on their front step and dashed back to Iowa City in time for G’s surprise appointment at the ENT.

Turns out he STILL has a nasty ear infection. One that is impervious to the multitude of antibiotics that he has been on since his surgery a month ago. So we are trying different ones yet again, and…the best part we have to give him ear washes twice a day. Oh, joy. I’m surprised you all haven’t heard his screaming. It’s the worst. And he starts crying and saying “no, no, no” anytime he sees the bulb syringe.  I hope this works. Otherwise I think it’s more surgery. UGH…not only did we receive all this glorious news, but it also took an hour and a half at the doctor’s. Which meant by the time we were done my day had whirled right away from me without anything to show for it. Grrrr…

My week pretty much went the same way, as I had our HUGE holiday open house at work on Thursday. I even skipped Virtual Coffee this week, which I NEVER do.
But FINALLY I think for the minute things have stopped whirling and swirling, and life is settling back into that comfortable hectic chaos.
So, after my long-winded catch up let’s get to the Sound Bytes of the week. These are some good ones.
3. “Monkey stew, monkey stew. We are having monkey stew for dinner.”
Yep, E was very excited until he realized it was just chili then he quickly changed his tune.
2. “Be Aggressive, Be e Aggressive.”
Oh, those old high school cheers come in handy as you are making your way through Chicago traffic.

 

1. “Recalculating, recalculating, recalculating…”
Seriously GPS I would have thrown you out the window if 1) you weren’t part of my phone and 2) I didn’t want to end up in inner city Chicago.

So, there you have it this week’s Sound Bytes and a whirling, twirling catch up of sorts.
May you have a fantastic weekend, and may you find time to stop whirling and just “be”.

 

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  1. Iowa Sunshine says:

    >i hope your lil' guy feels better — i think ear pain is the worst, especially for children. that's awesome you met more bloggers, too! you gals look great, and your hair looks really pretty (you are growing it out!?). i want your green coat : )

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