I know I’ve been absent for a while, and I do apologize. I mean, you go to the effort to make your way over here when there’s lots of exciting stuff on the Internet — Lindsey Lohan, wikileaks, Jane Austen Fightclub — and I reward you with … nothing new.
This is the hazard of reading the blog of someone who is both busy and, well, for lack of a better word, “responsible.” I don’t mean that I have an important job, or that I am the sole caregiver of anyone — I know people who do that, and they are really responsible. I mean that I put a lot of responsibility on my own shoulders, and then promptly make myself feel bad when I fail at something. I look over at my laptop and think “I really need to post something!” but then I look at the sink full of dirty dishes, the laundry to be done, the phone calls to be returned (really, I’m not avoiding you! )
And this is without children. I mean, our hardest thing to cope with on a daily basis is a cat that needs thyroid medicine twice a day. That’s easy street, I know.
Well, I thought I’d just post a couple of pictures of what’s been going on around here the past week or so …
During all this time, we are experiencing a hot and humid summer like few I’ve known in my lifetime. And I grew up in Virginia. We see the remnants of cicada skins on our evening walks, and here them singing away all evening.
Add to this mix, some family drama, our attempts to schedule a weekend away for fishing and hiking, my aunt suddenly being sprung from the nursing facility — but to where? — and the usual worries about money, health, war, and pollution, and well — sitting down to write my blog seems a tad self-indulgent, most of the time.
But you — who still drop by — deserve something. I will have more soon. I think I deserve it, too.