The lights are on here, but no one's home. I've moved to a new place! A word has been dropped from my url and I can now be found at Tippytoesandtantrums.com. No more Typepad. Click over, bookmark it, and find me over there. I'll be waiting for you.
If this blog were roadwork, there would be a cone zone set up all around. Soon - maybe tomorrow, maybe later this week - things will be changing and moving here. I've spent the past few days building a new blog and live testing - or the slightly x-rated sounding soft launch - begins next. So, if things look funny or are not working right, we're on it.
Until then, entertain yourselves with this pig learning to use his toy wheelchair:
I hate excuses. My philosophy is to just own up to whatever went wrong, which means that this week I suck. We returned late Monday from vacation and I woke up sick the next morning. I worked each day, then collapsed into bed, sometimes way too early, like 2 p.m. during a Dropbox upload. ("I'm just going to rest for a minute while the photos uplo...zzzzz.") This was a dream for the kids, who quietly turned on the TV and iPods for hours of endless, unpestered play.
Then yesterday things got a little better and I was finally being productive when our internet caught my illness. It went down hard, which is thankfully rare, but toss together a moderately sick person with no internet and it was as if I'd been stranded on a remote island with nothing more than the Penny Saver. I moaned, I cried, I mourned. I was close to calling Hospice. The internet said I had influenza, but I'm embarrassed to say I had a man cold. It was bad; I watched three episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo without moving an aching muscle. I was clearly giving up.
Today the internet is back, and my optimism resurfaced briefly until one kid left his room fully dressed before 7 a.m., having spilled a full glass of milk in bed, which soaked through every quilt, blanket, sheet, and lovey. The vacation laundry remains tossed on the living room floor while I wash the milk mess.
A lot has happened - New Jersey! Philadelphia! Disney's Planes! Probably other stuff! Oh, yeah, I made a cocktail! And a super cool bulletin board that has me enamored! - but for now, someone has to unpack, and it appears I'm the lucky winner. Did I mention we're going camping on Sunday?