Monday, July 24, 2006

I'm back!

At least for a while...

It's that time of year again - the beginning of the official Chez Evil Birthday Month. Yes, next week is the beginning of August, where every week has at least one birthday, and usually more than one. To recap:

Aug. 2: S's birthday
Aug. 16: Evil Bro-in-law's birthday
Aug. 18: M's birthday
Aug. 19: Big Girl's "boyfriend"'s birthday
Aug. 23: Evil Dad/other bro-in-law/my PA buddy's birthday
Aug. 26: Good ex-GF's birthday
Aug. 29: Mom's birthday
Aug. 31: Great-Aunt's birthday/buddy in NC's birthday

I have this nagging feeling that at least one somebody's missing from that list...

Last week I spent an agonizing hour picking out pictures to send with M & S's birthday cards and letters. It's always hard for me. How do you pick out the dozen or so pictures that tell what's been going on here for the past month/s? Every picture's never quite right, never perfect enough. The pictures that show Big Girl with her birthgrandparents, where she looks so much like the two of them - they bring back not-so-happy memories of infertility and tremendous guilt. Even though this was their decision, even though time and again they picked us to be Big Girl's parents (when there were plenty of people encouraging them not to do so) - I still feel guilty. Maybe someday, when I feel stronger, the name of this blog will change. Not today though.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hi. Remember me?

Yeah, I'm back here - at least for the time being. Following the example of somebody I admire and respect, I think I'm going to split the blog up into two increasingly separate parts. This will be for everything in my life besides family things, apart from the occasional Proud Mom Post. I haven't decided whether or not to announce another blog about our adoption/parenting/rants about infertility; so if you're interested in that, drop me a line at SpydErKlATnErdsHaCkDOTcom.

I've also changed email addresses too. I've become increasingly uncomfortable about the actions of certain big web-based free email providers *coughyahoocough* and their willingness to play games with customer's emails. Recently I got an email, at my new address, from somebody who mentioned they were cleaning out their bulk mail folder. They found four emails from me. So I checked myself...and got quite a nasty surprise. Several e-newsletters, that I had requested and had been receiving for years, were now being delivered into my bulk mail folder. So. If you too use this particular web-based email as your primary contact address, please check your bulk folder too. You might find a surprise or two as well.

Have a good day, and see you again soon.