October 14, 2010 8:45 pm
I’m not really sure what happened to make me quit blogging. Maybe it was the curse of actually attending BlogHer, or the fact that we’re still in the process of buying a house and selling ours. Or the kids and their health/behavioral issues. I guess it’s a combination of everything and I miss it. Somehow along the way, I lost my funny and turned into one of those whiny, complainy types. So I stopped blogging. The days turned to weeks and I wasn’t sure how to get back.
But finally, here I am. And I’m still funny. Damn it.
A lot has happened since I’ve last posted. Two beach vacations, a wedding and a new school year. Some behavioral improvements and some setbacks with the kids. Absolutely nothing on the house front, we are still waiting on one of the seller’s banks to stop playing hardball. I learned a new compound swear word, “fuckpuddle” and Chase bank is being a real fuckpuddle about accepting our offer. Our house goes on the market Monday so we’ve been making final preparations to make things look sellable. Once the listing goes live, we’ll be living on the edge with the threat of having to evacuate the dogs and the kids on a moment’s notice so someone can tour the house.
The kids are huge now and growing in leaps and bounds. Elliot is yelling in full sentences and her little wiseguy personality cracks me up. She is snuggly and kissable and I could eat her up. Graham’s nickname is “Captain Questions” because he wakes up and falls asleep asking a barrage of questions, always needing to know how everything works and why. He brought his guitar to my parent’s wedding reception and sang “Hot Blooded” at my dad’s request. The crowd ate it up and I think the kid has a future in music.
The kids and their diets are insane. People seriously look at me like I’m a crazy person when I explain their dietary restrictions. We’re currently gluten, casein, soy and artificial dye free, plus mostly organic with no preservatives. Oh, and the newest addition is a low salicylate diet which is fucking insane. Basically, they react to most fruits and vegetables because of a naturally occurring aspirin like chemical and become hyper, aggressive and sleepless whenever they ingest forbidden foods. I spend my days and nights cooking and searching for suitable recipes that toddlers will actually eat. It’s all I can think about and it’s hell. I even ordered a Vitamix last week so now I’m an uber awesome blending/mixing/pureeing mofo. I’m pretty badass.
So that’s basically what we’ve been up to here in sunny Florida. Lots going on but still business as usual. And what about you, did I miss anything exciting while I was gone?