Saturday, November 30, 2019

I HAVE NOT ABANDONED MY BLOG

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

So many posts run round my head. They want my fingers to type them, but I'm somewhere else instead.

I hope to put up Christmas decorations soon. I don't know if it will happen. I'm angry because the last couple of Christmases I haven't had all of my decorations because Favorite Young Man won't get them out of the attic for me. I can't get them out on my own (not strong enough to pull them through the attic opening, especially while standing on a ladder because of my fear of heights).

If FYM won't acquiesce to my requests for help, then I might not decorate this year. That'll teach him because if I don't decorate he won't have gifts under the tree.

You have no idea how tempted I am to give you his phone number and ask you all to call and text him with a reminder that I'm the mama who changed his diapers and fed him at my breast and dealt with all his teenage crap and still deal with all his adult crap, so he should get his ass over here to help me.

I won't do that, of course.

Nope. Not gonna do it.

I apologize for not visiting your blogs. So much going on, and one day, I might have time to start telling you about it. I hope my fellow Americans enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. Wait till you hear the story about how I dumped the contents of the gravy boat on Uncle Fred's head because he said we don't understand how brilliant Snuffatrumpagus is.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

I wonder if Colton is a public high school.
If it is, then their sign is (sadly) what I expect of a public school.
If it's a private school, then put away your wallets, parents.

35 comments:

  1. Take care Janie - life is life ... but there's much to enjoy - I'm sure the decorations will come down: kids change don't they! All the best - Hilary

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    1. My kids have certainly changed--mostly for the better but sometimes they still annoy me.

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  2. I am glad that you have not abandoned your blog. And I really, really want to hear the gravy boat story.
    Look after yourself. Please.

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    1. I'm afraid I invented the gravy boat idea because I don't have an Uncle Fred.

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  3. Well, I sure do miss your posts, but I understand. I have lots of painted rocks in my head, but can't manage to sit down and paint any. As for decorations, if it makes you feel any better, we got all ours down from the attic and we're giving away most of them, including our tree. We have a lighted garland over the fireplace and a wreath on the front door. That's it and it's enough for us. I put some Santas around, but our new kitten broke one, so we packed those up and put them away until next year.

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    1. Manny didn't mean to do it. It was an accident. I know he was forgiven promptly. Some years I decorate and some years I don't, but I'm not ready to give away the decorations yet. My mom made many of them.

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  4. Looking forward to that gravy boat story!

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    1. Totally a product of my imagination. I don't have any uncles still living--at least not that I'm aware of.

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  5. I haven't read anybody's posts in 4 years so don't worry about it.

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    1. Well, if it isn't Mr. Van Helsing. I haven't seen your name in a long time. I've missed you.

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  6. Please please post the gravy boat story!!

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    1. Now I feel bad. I don't have a gravy boat story. I don't have an Uncle Fred. It was a quiet Thanksgiving.

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  7. We want a gravy boat story! We want a gravy boat story!

    Since you don't have one, you're going to have to make one up - lol

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    1. I'm not creative. I think the words in the post will have to suffice.

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    2. They will :)

      I hope you get your decorations out of storage soon. It sounds like they make you happy.

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  8. I get frustrated when I ask for help doing the Christmas decorations and no one has the time to help me

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving. I would petition on your behalf for your son to get the decorations from the attic. I hope it's all good things that are you keeping you from the blogging world!

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  10. Invented the gravy boat because you have no Uncle Fred! I tremble to know what, if you had an Uncle Fred. Or a gravy boat. Welcome back, as I sit, listening to my cat snoring.

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  11. Whether it's real or fabricated, we all want a gravy boat story! That would be highly entertaining. :)

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    1. I think a lot of people have problems with spending a holiday at the table with someone who is unbearable.

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  12. So good to see a post from you!
    I haven't decorated for a couple of years, either. And all I have is a tiny tabletop tree so I have no excuse--LOL! But I do have colored twinkling lights up around my patio door all year round so I think that lets me off the hook. It's Christmas every day here. ;)

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  13. Hmmm, if no one will takes those decorations out of the attic for you, maybe you should head to the store and buy new ones! Maybe just a wee tree that already has the lights attached...

    It's good to hear from you again, kiddo. I hope you had a super Thanksgiving. It was just hubby and me this year. His immune system is too compromised to have the germy grandkids around (Love 'em to pieces, but oh yeah, they are definitely germ factories.) On the plus side, no political arguments over the gravy bowl... :)

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    1. Yes, kids are made of a big pile of germs. Smarticus will get better and the grandchildren will be so glad. I have some of my decorations because Willy Dunne Woofers got them out of the attic a few years ago. But I want the things my mother made.

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    2. Woofers! What a perfect mistake.

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    3. HA! I do believe you've given your fella a new name... :)

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  14. Never Mind. . . . I am so late with everything can't seem to catch up.
    parsnip

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  15. Whether you visit my blog or not, I'm glad you're still here and also that you have a lot going on.

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  16. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! https://thehappinessboxproject.com/2019/12/02/sunshine-blogger-award/

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  17. I won;t cast any dispersions against your FYM. Year after year, I drag the boxes out of storage myself. I think they think this crap happens by magic. I also vote going on strike until we get help. It's so much work!!

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  18. Wouldn't that be hilarious if you really did share FYM's contact info? Well, actually, it would be really disturbing, but it IS funny to think about. And poor Colton High School. I hope the vendor is replacing that sign. How embarraSing.

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  19. Oh, my! That high school sign! ~ LOL I'm sorry that you've had a busy, busy month. Mine has been the same way. I also hope FYM smartens up a little and helps you out! Our tree is sitting undecorated in the living room with about one third of its branches untwisted. I just haven't had time, and Terry has been out of town. Sending you a shot of energy and best wishes that you get through this hectic time and enjoy the holidays!

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