30 August 2010

I fancy myself a blogger...

Sorry I've been away so long. Shaun's mama's been ailing, and had surgery today. She's recovering, and we're hoping for good news in the days to come, but we've been very much preoccupied.

2010 has been a long year.

Shaun continues to do well, though, with his heart failure (that's a weird sentence, isn't it?). He's lost 40 lbs since June 9, and continues to be relatively free of symptoms like shortness of breath. He's walking 3-4 miles a week, and I'm so impressed by the number of changes he's made successfully. It's inspiring, and I'm so proud of him.

V starts school this week (she's missing today and tomorrow so we can be with Grandma Mary and the family), and is totally excited, and you should expect lovely back-to-school photos soon, with a brand-new backpack and everything.

I will be back as soon as I can, while I figure out how to juggle work and family and blogness all over again. Thanks for your patience, gentle readers.

15 August 2010


Waiting in the Fargo airport.
I had to make him take a picture of me to prove I was on this trip, too.
Riding the fancy movable sidewalk into Bally's
Shaun singing "Mandy" at Bill's Gamblin' Hall

Chandelier I wish I had in my house; at the Golden Nugget.
More to come...

Where ya been?

Helloooo loyal readers. I know I"ve been overly quiet here in the last few weeks; lots of excuses, but none of them very good. Instead of delving into them, I'll list things I have brewing in the upcoming post-section of my brain.

1. Lessons learned in Las Vegas (perhaps a multi-part series)
2. What to do when you stay up until 1am making a new backpack for your preschooler, and when she wakes up and sees it she shrugs and says "Meh. I like my old backpack still." (seriously. she said meh.)
3. Phineas and Ferb marathons: friend or foe?
4. Family reunions & you
5. How the hell will I be ready for school by August 23rd?

I'm off to empty the dishwasher. See how glamorous my life is?