"The Muffled Cries For Help From a Daddy of Four Beautiful Little Girls"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Forgive Me, Readers, For I Have Sinned

I’m not even going to look at my previous post to see how long ago it was.

It’s possible that some of you have thought I’d moved, died, been kidnapped, abducted by aliens, elected to congress or other such horrifying scenario.

The fact of the matter is this:
I hadn’t been able to get my Blackberry to work right on the post-writing page. Today, I finally modified some settings and it’s working again. I can’t say I know what I did other than check some boxes and uncheck some other ones, but the good news is that I can post again from my Blackberry.

I know what you’re thinking. “Doesn’t this guy have access to a computer? Couldn’t he have posted even withOUT a cell phone?”

You would THINK so. But please take into consideration the fact that I have 4 daughters and a wife. So having a desktop computer and two laptops is still three computers too few for me to have much access, much less the quality and quantity of access necessary to write the caliber of blog posts to which you have become accustomed.

To catch you up on our lives, I’m just going to summarily list things from our lives. And then starting with my next post, we'll just go on like we were never apart at all.

* I’m letting my hair grow out. (By “grow out,” I mean that I haven’t shaved my head since last week. It’s winter and longer hair is less likely to retain lint and fuzz from my stocking caps.)

*Three of my daughters just found out yesterday that they made the cuts for the elementary school talent/variety show. I’ll post pictures of their Tootsie Roll costumes later in the week.

* My other daughter is coming out of her shy-shell more and more; last night I dropped her off at an FCA event at a home and she walked all the way up the driveway by herself. No friend. No me. ALL. BY. HERSELF. If you know her, this is indeed a milestone.

* Speaking of milestones, my wife has discovered that I’m not actually turning 40 next month. It’s next YEAR. So if she’d invited you to my surprise 40th party, it’s postponed until at least within 11 months of my actual 40th birthday.

* Cheddar the cheese-loving helldog has only chewed up one antique piece of furniture in recent months, so we’re feeling really good about his maturing process.

* On a related note, we’ve reinstituted the shock collar with the remote control button.

* And finally, we only have two more Christmas decorations left to put away, but as long as we don’t actually turn on the lights on the Christmas topiaries flanking our front door, they look pretty normal…other than the fact that one is leaning at 45-degree angle.
But hey, that’s how we roll. Deal with it.


Queen of Fun said...

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's back.
I'm glad and will wait breathlessly for comentary on American Idol. That way I don't have to suffer through it until the final 6.

Tammy said...

Woooooo! Good to see you.

You mean I have to wait 11 more months to meet y'all?! ;-)

Becky K. said...

Welcome Back!

Glad things haven't totally fallen apart at your place.

It is so much fun to see our kids come into their own personalities and learn to appreciate independence...even when it is hard sometimes. Our fourteen year old has discovered the world of friends....

Becky K.

2Thinks said...

Yep. Just like you were never gone. I so relate to your humor and real life. For instance, I just took down the Christmas lights that outlined the porch and were attached to the porch light. We couldn't turn on the porch light b/c that would turn on the twinklers. I only have a few more decorations to get down, too! Yeah!

One thing I do not have over here is a furniture eating dog. Sounds delightful, though.

Congrats to the girls! Especially to the one who overcame a bit of fear and walked up the driveway to the FCA meeting. I get that.

MLW said...

Welcome back. I wondered if you had set your blog to private and not invited me to follow! Thanks for the update. We are so sad that you all are not coming out west this year!!!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.