Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ah, peaceful slumber. Saturday morning. Cozy bed. Warm. Soft. Pillow. Best moment ever.

"Mommy! Rose (the hamster) is stiff! She isn't moving!"

Snort. Gulp. Too early for death.

"What? Is she alive?"
"Yes. She's just standing on the couch. Not moving. I think she heard something."
Thursday, February 24, 2011
My son is sick. He's been home from school for two days. Yesterday, when I took my daughter to preschool (5 minutes away), I decided to test leaving him at home by himself for a few minutes. See how it goes. I figured he's sick and not really motivated to make trouble. I was right, but...

Before I left, I wrote down my cell phone number, gave him the phone, and had him make a test call so he can see how it all works. He was confident that he would be fine. I agreed so off I went.

As I was buckling my daughter into the car, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"Nothing. Just wanted to see if it works."
"OK, I'll be back in a few minutes. Bye."

As I was backing out of the parking space, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"I can see you haven't left yet."
"No, I haven't. What did you need?"
"Nothing. Just wanted to see if it still works."
"OK. See you in a few minutes. Bye."

As I was turning into the carpool line, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"Where are you?"
"I'm at Emma's school."
"When will you be back?"
"About 5 minutes."

As I was pulling in to the parking space at home, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"How much longer?"
"I'm nearly there."
"OK. I'm going to look out the window for you."
"OK. Bye."

As I was walking up to the back door, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"I can see you."
"Oh, good."

Once I got home, there was a brief reprieve. However, about 30 minutes later, my phone rang. It was Jack.

"I'm sorry to keep calling, but I'm too weak to come downstairs."
"What do you need?"
"I need a snack."

This went on all day. Even after I left the house to go to class.

This morning, I woke up to my cell phone ringing. It was Jack.

"Are you still asleep?"
"Oh, OK. Just wanted to see if it still works."

Next time, I'm making up a phone number.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I'm just not quite ready to give up on this blog yet. It might be in it's death throes though. I think the main problem is that it is a well-beaten horse. The market is well covered and I don't have sharp enough elbows to bruise the competition.

Anyway, in case I decide to close down the shop, I wanted to make sure I give you some back-up resources, in case you have an emergency.

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