What do you know...I'm back again, and I know I've been a stranger. First it was my trip to Portland, then the Quidditch match, and now I'm just crazy busy gearing up for the holidays. Plus, I'm trying to plow my way through the edits requested by my agent.
Okay, let's just take a moment to pause and let that last sentence sink in.
Because nothing like that has ever been said here on this blog, and it feels kind of nice. It also means it's contributing to my crazy busy-ness. Not only have I not been able to blog myself, but I haven't been able to visit all my blogger friends! I find myself wondering about what's going on out there in the other corners of the world besides my own. And I am going to make a conscious effort to set aside a little relaxing blogger time every day.
If it weren't for my mom, I could say pretty much anything I wanted on this blog about the goings on in my family. But my mom reads this blog and has been known to tip certain people off if there is a titillating family tidbit. Not that there are many of those tidbits, but still. Neither my brother or sister, nor my mother-in-law or sister-in-law read this blog, and only a single non-cyber friend reads it. My husband 'catches up with me' about once a month and rarely comments on anything he reads. So really this could be quite the juicy blog.
Okay not really.
The most exciting thing that has happened to me lately was getting a coupon in the mail: $20 off $50 or more at Cost Plus...and using it! Coupons thrill me. I even get a (very cheap) thrill from finding pennies in the parking lot. Two of my husbands co-workers told him that if they dropped a penny or a nickel, neither would pick it up--it simply wasn't worth the effort. This boggles my mind. I love to save me some money--or get me some free money. But I am nothing--nothing--compared to my sister. I once stood with her in the grocery store for a solid minute while she comparion-shopped for a can of green beans. There was like a three cent price difference. This too boggles my mind. I'm a happy medium.
I'm also low-profile, quiet, and shy. Except with my family. I'm telling you, that's where the juicy posts are, people! I guess it's all fodder for my memoir...