Okie Dokie people, fasten your seat belts whilst I run through the past six or eight weeks that I've been offline, and get you caught up in my world:
As you all know, the day after Halloween, the modem for our computer kicked the bucket. We tried to resuscitate to no avail. So, as money has been tight, we could not right away replace it. I will say that this has been extremely hard on the almighty Liz, because my computer is my link to the outside world. I have no TV (well, we have one, but only for movies because we decided we just didn't need all the nasty goo that is on television today), and I abhor the phone because I am going deaf and so cannot hear much of what people are trying to convey to me over the wires. It has been very hard indeed to go without my Internet for so very long.
I will endeavor to put this horrible experience behind me, and learn my lessons. I will never take my modem for granted again. I will always treat it as the precious object it is.
And so, to catch you up:
Halloween was a lot of fun. Jonni was a butterfly, and Erik was a monkey. Erik hated his costume, until he realized that he was a monkey, and then he loved it. He now requests "being a monkey" on a regular basis. Jonni of course loved being a pink butterfly. She is such a girl! (not a bad thing, just different from me in almost all aspects) We went trick or treating with some friends in the best neighborhood I think I've ever been in. We still have candy, does that tell you anything?
Next we hit November with a vengeance. We all got sick as I recall. Or was it just me? Just kidding, yeah, just me. Puked for a couple of days and then I was fine. John's Grandfather got seriously ill around this time, and so we said goodbye to him on December 2nd. The funeral was awesome, John tells me. Erik and I had to miss it as we were sick. We went home for Thanksgiving and came back sick. We almost always come back sick when we visit home. John and Jonni were over it by that point, so they went, and had, even for a funeral, a blast. John loved seeing all his aunts and uncles and family.
Thanksgiving was the usual treadmill for us. Our families live very close, so we had one big dinner, ran to the next house a couple of hours later and had another one. I think I gained about eight pounds that weekend, I'm not kidding.
Erik also turned two in the month of November. He is doing very well, his doctor tells me. Very healthy, very smart little boy.
Jonni birthday is also coming up in February, and she has been talking about the party she wants to have for about four months now. She will be five. I'll be sure to post all about that when the time comes.
I think that concludes the debriefing for now. The kids, of course, have done all kinds of cute things that would have made excellent posts that I have now forgotten. Thank goodness I'm back! Now you will all no longer be deprived of these special (and often comical) moments. Until then (probably tomorrow!!), adieu.
Lots and lots of love to everyone,
the great and effusively talented,