I’m having a hard time blogging today. This always happens to me on Monday. I have lots of things to talk about but I just can’t get them down in an interesting, creative or even grammatical way! So, do you mind if I ramble for a bit?
I had lots of family in town this weekend. My aunt Paula and cousin Staci were here from California. My Aunt Laurie and her family were here from NJ. They all came for Camp Rocks. So, when camp was done we got to hang out a little bit. I miss my family. I wish we were closer together! That’s what heaven is for, I guess. (I’m not trying to be funny, I really think about that! When we get to heaven, we’ll get to be together forever!)
We had a Neighborhood Block Party at our house last night. Big slices of watermelon, homemade lemonade (2 whole bags of lemons, folks!), a baby pool and sprinklers for the kids! It was fun. It felt…Americana!
I just reread Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. This is the 2nd time I’ve read it since it came out. I had forgotten so much of it–mainly that (spoiler alert) SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE! I knew Dumbledore died, but I just forgot it was Severus that did it. Oh. I’ve been in Harry-Potter-land ever since then because the last and final volume, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows comes out in 11 days. I just don’t think I can make it! (btw, if you have a thing about Harry Potter, just remember I’m not reading it to Lydia, I don’t have a magic wand and click here if you need to.)
Lydia is tired and cranky. I’ve always said, there is nothing wrong with Lydia that a nap can’t fix. She sleeps generally 12-13 hours a night plus a 2-3 hour nap during the day. This past week with camp and the 4th, she was out late lots of nights, playing hard during the day and she’s still tuckered out! I’m looking forward to this week of doing nothing so she can catch up on her sleep and stop being a little crabby. No naps coupled with her new word, “noooooo” equals some fun times.
In bloggy news, Annie awarded me with the sweetest award. I’m still reflecting on it and will post about it this week.
Over at Musings of a Housewife, dcrmom decided to take down all her kids pictures and start using initials instead of their real names. It’s got me thinking. I want to protect Lydia more than anything. But at the same time, the whole point of my original blog was to show my family Lydia’s life. My mom, dad, brother, cousins, sil and best friends link to my blog. If I went incognito, they’d have to do the same. How can you ever be completely safe? I mean, Chloe O’Brien can hack into any computer and find anyone she wants. If a freak wanted to find us, they could. What’s a girl to do?
And that’s all she wrote.