Hey! Where’d my blog go? And more important matters.

July 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm 9 comments

dead houseplantWhile I’m sure no one really noticed, *ahem* it has been over TWO MONTHS since my last post! Ack! Hellooooo… anybody out there? You’ve all gone on to more important things than checking in to see if I’ve come back from the dead, I know. After my first successful year of regular (okay, somewhat regular) posts, I let a few weeks lapse give my perfectionist ego all the justification it needed to apply the “all-or-nothing clause” and wait for my world to stop spinning on its’ axis so I’d have a good hour to devote to a proper post. HA! My poor house plants, which have been brought back from the brink more times than Dick Cheney on a stretcher, were sadly under the same clause. Only, there’s no bringing them back this time.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging over this past year, it’s that you can’t wait to finish the laundry, pay the bills, mop the floors, and have dinner simmering on the stove before you give some love to your blog. Nope. Bloggers are probably some of the worst housekeepers you’ll ever meet, and they’ll be the first to admit it – on their blogs to the whole world. Because it’s all about being genuine, not perfect. And genuine means you may only have 15 minutes to get what’s in your head out on the page; typos and all. I’m still learning to embrace this part of blogging… seizing the moment when inspiration hits. Kind of like a Cialis ad.

There have been many moments of inspiration over these past two months, but since I didn’t seize those moments then, here they are in a nutshell now:

  1. Mile High Mamas at Denver Childrens MuseumReagan and I attended the new bubbles exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Denver with the Mile High Mamas. We had a blast!
  2. Jim Kelly’s Second Annual Crawfish Boil was held. Reagan managed to eat the tops off of 6 cupcakes without me seeing, until I found the evidence all over Jim’s yard.
  3. I was finally making progress on my New Year’s resolution to go back to the gym when a short-term, full-time contract position was plopped in my lap. Given a little lapse in my freelance work, I gladly accepted it and started work the next day.
  4. After 2+ years on disability because of cancer, my husband won his fight to return to the Air Force Reserves! He won’t be able to fly with his C-130 unit at Petersen Air Force Base for another 3 years, but, will be cross-trained into another position. A letter from Senator Mary Landrieu of Danny’s home state of Louisiana was sure to have helped and we are forever grateful.
  5. Danny receives the long-awaited letter from the FAA telling him he can return to work at Frontier! Our livelihood is finally restored!
  6. Danny is studying full-time while I’m working full-time and Reagan is at daycare full-time. *Ugh*
  7. Working full-time, taking care of my family and the house, begins to take it’s toll. I’m bone-tired and the house is slowly sliding into a sinkhole of disorganization. My perfectionist side gives up.
  8. Danny’s first day back at work at Frontier (in training)!
  9. My iMac goes in for repair for the 3rd time in as many years. It has now had more parts replaced than Tara Reid. Or Heidi Montag. Take your pick.
  10. Apple refuses to see it my way and give me a new computer to replace the lemon they gave me after all the trouble I’ve had. *fuming* But, they will fix it.
  11. Reagan gets a new princess sleeping bag and we have the easiest bedtime routine ever every night for the next week!
  12. 4th of July in Steamboat SpringsWe spend a glorious 4th of July weekend in Steamboat Springs with friends!
  13. My contract job is finally up and I’ve decided that two parents working outside the home is definitely not for us.
  14. Reagan’s first sleepover birthday party for her friend, Ana (4) in Winter Park!
  15. City Park Jazz in Denver with our friends, the Kellys!
  16. Packed up Reagan’s baby monitor. Forever. *milestone*
  17. My iMac is ready! (2 weeks later) Now for the miserable task of restoring all my files from back-up. *blech*
  18. Back to the gym and feeling good again!
  19. Another friend turns 4! Good times with the Bickings!
  20. Reagan takes her first swim class!

cockpitAnd last night, Danny passes his check ride and we pop open the champagne to toast to his official return to the friendly skies as soon as next week!

But the biggest news of all… today Danny got the official word from his Oncologist that his most recent PET Scan shows no signs of Lymphoma and that he is AS GOOD AS CURED!!!! Hallelujah!!!

Time to pop open another bottle of champagne!

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Entry filed under: Blogging, Cancer, Career, Raising Reagan, The Pilot's Wife.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melissa  |  July 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Welcome Back!

    Reply
    • 2. Mama Bird  |  July 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

      Thanks! It’s good to be back. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Helen  |  July 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    WOO HOO!!! That is FANTASTIC news about Danny!!! I wondered what the champagne was for 🙂

    My inner perfectionist gave up on many things long ago….

    Cheers, and welcome back!

    Lucy

    Reply
    • 4. Mama Bird  |  July 29, 2010 at 12:57 am

      Haha! Yeah, it’s not every night we have champagne!

      Being a mother has taught me perfectionism is over-rated.

      Thank you, Lucy!

      Reply
  • 5. Lori Lavender Luz  |  July 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Condolences to your houseplants, but YAY FOR HEALTHY AND WORKING DANNY!!

    Such a sunny post.

    Why’d you spill the beans about my housekeeping, though?

    Reply
    • 6. Mama Bird  |  July 29, 2010 at 1:02 am

      LOL, Lori! I’m okay with the houseplants. I really need to stick to silk, anyway.

      Your secret’s out, Lori! I figured it was time we all came “clean.” 😉

      Reply
  • 7. Mary-Frances Main  |  August 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Congrats! That is so awesome! My outer perfectionist died during childbirth – but congrats for hanging onto it for so long!

    Reply
    • 8. Mama Bird  |  August 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm

      LOL! Most of mine died then too, Mary-Frances. The rest has been holding on for dear life and I’m finally ready to let it go.

      Reply
  • 9. Someday  |  August 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations to you on the good news. We also received good news on the health and return to work fronts.

    Reply

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