Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Every Now & Then...

Something goes right with the world!

Go check in on Larissa Ione and congratulate her! Girlfriend just sold to Red Sage's "Secrets" series!!! Way To Go, Larissa!


Okay, I'm lazy. One, I don't want to blog again, but more importantly, I don't want to push Larissa's great news down the blog page or it'll get missed. That one sounds highly noble, so I'll stick with that. :) (But seriously, SOOOO happy for Larissa!)

So, I did several blog stops this morning as I attempted to wake up and make sense. Moo has been on a psuedo-vacation all week and finally goes back to school tomorrow. I am miraculously feeling pretty good but as you can imagine, no writing has really taken place. It just doesn't happen amidst all the mommy-mommying. And that's okay. I've had a lot of stirring ideas and thoughts and I imagine I'll be able to hit the pages hard tomorrow.

Today, we're going out with Moo's best friend to give them some playtime so us Moms can get a little breathing room. This is new to me. I've never done the play-date thing. This sucks for Moo, I know, but what is so commonplace these days is laughably ridiculous to the previous era of childrearing. You know, the one my mom raised me in? Her idea of a playdate was locking the kids outside so they'd play and she could clean the house without interruption. We were only allowed to come in to pee. Grudgingly. Then again, there were six of us. And we had a yard. And a neighborhood of kids to play with. Moo has no sibs, no yard and no neighborhood.

Hello, have we met? I am Crappy Mommy.

So, I am about to get over my fear of crowds and people who I don't know and wander out with my more-socially-adept-than-me autistic child into the land of Play Dates.

God have mercy on my soul.

(I'll let y'all know how it goes!)


Sela Carsen said...

Thanks for the link. I haven't been to Larissa's blog in ages!

Nicole Reising said...

A mommy day huh! You'll love it! I hope. :-) I'm a stay at home mom and so often have wished that the world was kind of back like it was years ago where there were a neighborhood of stay at home moms. I'd then have some adult conversation and someone for the kids to play with. Oh, on with progress I guess.

Oh and thanks for the 'fix' on the comments. Worked beautifully today. And yes I could not see the side column either but just figured you were working on it. For somereason didn't think to mention it. I do see it today though!

I hope that you get lots of writing done tomorrow. I'm going to go check out the site you recommended. I've never been there.

Larissa said...

Aww, thank you, Dee!!!!

And have fun with the mommy day! I always thought they were fun when my son was little!

Dee said...

LOL, well, I survived! And didn't even need a pain pill. I'm trying not to take them and that plan has been going well. The ladies usually do this on Thursdays and we've been invited to join the group. Moo had so much fun and he just loves to hang out with his friends. There was a lot of screaming, burping, fry stuffing and soda drinking bringing on more burping. Overall, it was a perfect boy's day out.

Also, I got a call from the surgeon's office. The referral has gone through and I'll have my appointment with him March 10th. Then he'll decide what will be done. So, good news all around!


Shesawriter said...


I know what you mean about play group anxiety. I must admit that I avoided it at all costs. I'm an introvert at heart.


Lorie Hartt said...

I'm raising my eyebrow at the no pill thing... just so you know I noticed that.

I think the play dates wil be good for both you and Moo. Social interaction is necessary for people's souls.

As one who's also from a big family I have those same, get out or clean memories. ;)

Congrat's to Larissa.