I'm going to take some time away from the blog until I can listen to myself, and not sound like the sort of person I avoid. I know when I'm over-loaded (I am) with too much at once, and if I had any doubts a quick read of my recent posts lets it come through clearly in my tone. I hate when I sound like that, so I'm going to deal with what I must, and when I feel less wrapped up in my own misery, I'll be back.
I'm having dental surgery Tuesday, I'm recovering from flu, and experiencing the worst lupus flare I've had in thirty years. My child has selected this as a good time to pull such an incredibly stupid stunt I still can't believe he was capable of it (no laws broken or anything like that but well outside of what we consider acceptable behaviour. Someday I'll tell you about it, but for now I'm still too angry and hurt to recount it). I didn't drive him down the street to Boys Town and threaten to leave him...but I did think about it. I'm not much of a screamer, and I don't spank. I do however have an interlinear translation of Chaucer's* works and plenty of notebook paper so someone will be getting the immersive Middle Ages experience copying it out by hand. We'll skip the quill and ink because he's a slob (and we have white carpet). It will be a very long time before that boy sees a computer again.
See? Listen to that. I hate when I sound like that. I know when I'm at the end of my rope, so I'm going to enjoy the downtime I have no choice but to take, and we'll see if I sound less like a whiny child at the end of it.
I'll be around to visit your blogs which right now are the bright spots of my days. You guys are the best!
*That's like getting two books in one!