I haven't written for a very long time because things have been...well, I will be frank. They suck. Things suck right now. To be sure, they could be much worse, and I am eternally grateful that they aren't much worse, but that doesn't mean they don't suck. Because they do.
Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
Mike spent the last month in Reno. That was less than fun. I got to be a single mom with a fractious child. The Small One? She did not enjoy the absence of her daddy. She is a routine oriented lassie, as I have mentioned before, and her routine involves daddy. Particularly her bedtime routine. I will be honest here, she was a bear while her dad was gone!
We are, however, grateful for the work he was able to get while there and the consequent paycheck.
The reason he was in Reno? Yes, folks, it happened. Mike lost his job. His company, for which he worked so hard, went under. It could not survive the crashing economy and the less than stellar decisions made by certain business partners who shall remain nameless. This is me sticking my tongue out at you, nameless business partners. :P
And finally, just to round things off nicely, we lost our health insurance. Yippee.
So, all in all, it has been a crappy month and I haven't felt the desire to post. I have mostly felt the desire to crawl into an oubliette and stay there for a bit.
Sadly, The Small One has accomplished many a great and glorious thing these past 20 days or so, but I have been so busy wallowing in my misery that I have failed to chronicle a single thing. Bad Mamma!
In other news, she is growing like a dang weed and ONCE AGAIN, none of her clothes fit properly. Sigh.
Oh, wait, I do remember one thing that I find terribly amusing. She has a new phrase at bedtime. She pats the pillow next to her and says "lee now?" in her wee Disney voice. In case you cannot translate, that means, Lay Down. As in, please lay down by me while I go to sleep, as I prefer not to do it alone. You didn't know two baby words could mean that much, did you?