Sunday, November 24, 2013

Off The Grid


Have you ever wondered where you've gone?

Don't look at me like that, you know what I mean.  You're in the swing of things and really enjoying doing something then BAM! you stop doing it for whatever reason.  You sit back and ponder what happened but you really don't know, you just know that it happened.

What I do know is my last blog post was back in July, which really isn't that bad from a certain point of view but I feel like it's been forever.  Don't get me wrong, I've had many things to write about the past few months but just didn't have the ambition to do it, for whatever reason.

I could have written about my summer camp experience where I spent four days and three nights with Minion #1 and 26 other Webelos Scouts that I had no affiliation to and how on the third day I made them line up with a pair of clean socks and gotchies in their hands and marched them down to the showers because if they didn't shower 1.  I was going to pass out from the stench and 2.  Their parents would kill me.  Do you know how hard it is getting 27 nine - ten year olds to shower in the woods?  Even with hot running water?  What's even more amazing was how some parents actually didn't pack soap or shampoo for their son knowing full well they were going to be in the wilderness for an extended period of time.

Maybe I should have told you about my own family camping trip to Vermont where is rained non stop and we were sleeping in flooded tents.  It was the most miserable camping trip I have ever taken and as you know I have camped A LOT.  The ironic and even scary part was when we were huddled under the tarp and C.C.R.'s Have You Ever Seen The Rain came on Pandora on my iPhone.  Fuck off C.C.R. I saw the rain and it sucked.


Hell, I could have told you about my battle with Minion #3 getting him to stop walking around with his hands down the back of pants.  That was fun telling my kid to stop grabbing his butt while we were in the mall but then again I guess it's a guy thing.

Yeah I could have told you about a bunch of things that happened over the past few months but the reality is my ambition was crushed.  I can't tell you why or how it was crushed but it was.  Don't get me wrong it was kind of nice being off the grid and not having the pressure of thinking of a blog post to write but I missed it.  I've said it before, this is like therapy for me and you the faceless readers are my therapists, just free.

I have come the the conclusion that no matter what someone says, I need to keep writing my blog.  I am truly amazed at how many people enjoy reading it and how much I really do enjoy writing it, after all I am a published author (I'm pretty sure I mentioned that before).  So, I'm back bitches!

Thanksgiving is coming up and this will be the first year in a long time where it is just going to be myself, the Trophy and the three Minions.  I'm looking forward to not having a crowded house and nice simple dinner.  However after Thanksgiving begins the craziness of what we know as Christmas and well that fucking Elf is coming back and getting that stuck up, pompous, Elf on a Shelf blogger another bazillion page views, but I have something for the Elf and her...just you wait.


9 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I suppose it is wrong that the rain sounds better than the population of 27 nine year olds. I guess it is just best that those two trips did not coincide!

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    1. No it was the opposite, I could take a break from the 27 nine year olds.

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  2. Maybe it's just me, but I don't really get the "Elf on a Shelf" thing.

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    1. Nor should you. Stand up against the Elf and be proud. Don't fall prey to it.

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  3. I too had to take a forced break from blogging when work picked up and most days when I walked in the door I was just glad that breathing came natural because just when I thought I could take a nap I had too much housework to stay caught up on. I tried posting a few times in between, but it didn't seem fair posting and not having the time to comment back, visit others blogs and stuff like that. After all this time lapse I sort of feel like a newbie to the blog world. :/ Welcome back!!!

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    1. I am very guilty, even when I was blogging regularly, of writing and not reading....bad me.

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  4. Fogerty just wanted to know if you'd seen it...

    Anyway, it's been way too long since your last post, and I'm glad you gave use a cross-section of what has been happening with you. Hopefully, it won't be four months until the next one!

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    1. Oh I saw the rain alright. I promise it won't be four months until the next one.

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  5. There's a chance you're qualified to get a Apple iPhone 7.

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