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In which it’s a round up

I’m home! I wasn’t supposed to be but I am. Originally I was flying from Maine down to the beach where I was meeting my family but things are too chaotic and stressful at Kevin’s work so we’re just going to stay put.


It’s just as well because the weather is supposed to be crappy.  Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on:

  1. Apparently all the grocery stores in North Carolina were closed because when I got home there was no food or even milk in the house

  2. Apparently nobody but me knows how to put away dishes because there were dishes in the dishwasher.  When I opened it, shockingly enough they were clean and there were no volunteers to put them away

  3. Apparently Andie’s new goal is to watch every single Olympic event…she’s doing swell

  4. Apparently Daniel feels organization is a skill set that is not needed in life.  I am going to be shocked if he survives in college.

  5. Of course, I won’t know because he’ll never call

  6. Unless he needs something

  7. Which he will…probably

  8. Apparently, the kids must have actually bought new blankets to scatter around the family room because it looked like a tornado had hit

  9. Apparently, they all still need me because they all wanted me to sit next to them when I got home

  10. The fact that I had been traveling was unimportant

  11. I also got home at 4:30

  12. They asked about dinner at 5:00

  13. I pointed out that I had been gone

  14. Which they then pointed out meant that finally someone would make dinner

  15. I murdered my kids

  16. No I didn’t

  17. I told them we would pick up dinner

  18. I told them I would drive to pick it up though

  19. We ordered Thai food

  20. Because today I need to detox

  21. Because my liver is like a distillery

  22. Because my cousin’s make very strong drinks

  23. And don’t believe in mixers

  24. So I practically drank vodka straight up

  25. Which caused me to accidentally use my whiney voice

  26. Which I usually only use with my family

  27. So there was that!!!!

  28. It was sort of embarrassing

  29. Fortunately, I was too drunk to notice

  30. Today I went spinning again…which was exciting

  31. Then I bought milk…because we were completely out

  32. Now I’m at my computer writing a post … Just like the old days

  33. Andie leaves on Saturday

  34. That’s August 11

  35. Which is Daniels birthday

  36. He leaves on Monday

  37. Then it’s just Kevin and I

  38. Oh … and Keely

  39. Well, that about sums it up


I’m always impressed that I can write posts out of absolutely nothing.  Too bad that isn’t really a useful skill.


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  1. Dylan Lin Calista
    August 10, 2012

    Point 9 is really sweet :)

    Don’t know about you, but people I know and grew up with aren’t close to their family. It’s quite rare to see a tight knit family unit where I’m from. Everyone’s too busy with the hustle and bustle of city life that people are off on their own.


    You’ll get that empty nester time soon :)
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    • Lynn
      August 10, 2012

      aww thanks…yeah, thanks for that. We are pretty tight with our kids. That’s good I suppose.

      • Dylan Lin Calista
        August 10, 2012

        I was staring at your twitter update on Andie and Daniel leaving and I wanted to say something but I couldn’t find words of comfort.

        I will say this though…

        You seem like a no-nonsense Mom and with everything I’ve read, you’ve raised your children very well. You have enforced what you believe is right in a loving, no-nonsense manner for their own good. They understand this and they love you unconditionally. So explains this ‘closeness’ you have with them…it is rare. Most of my peers run the other way when their Mom walks in the door. And this is even when their Moms been good to them.

        Your family has a special bond and it’s certainly crystal clear and your kindness, wit, no-nonsense approach are traits that your kids will carry with them for always. They are YOUR legacy…and they sound like remarkable young people.

        • Lynn
          August 10, 2012

          That is such a nice thing to say so thank you

  2. Mayor Gia
    August 10, 2012

    Hahah. Well…is it flattering how much you’re needed? There’s a silver lining! (I’m reaching here, I know)
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    • Lynn
      August 10, 2012

      hahaha…silver lining. Yeah, i love my kids but sometimes i wish they’d leave me alone, ya know???

  3. Jester Queen
    August 10, 2012

    What do you mean that’s not a useful skill? That’s WRITING!!

    • Lynn
      August 10, 2012

      Hahahs…you’re like a cheerleader for me :))

  4. Lynn
    August 10, 2012

    I have a Daniel, which is why #4-#7 made me laugh. His name is Jacob and he’s a middle. He’s 11 1/2. I love him dearly but he is the child that, when he leaves home, I will both let out a giant sigh of relief (because I won’t be “responsible” for making sure he does what he’s supposed to do), while at the same time having an anxiety attack (because I won’t be responsible for making sure he does what he’s supposed to do). I guess at some point they sink or swim. Good luck!!

    • Lynn
      August 10, 2012

      I sense some sinking in the future

  5. The Mommist
    August 11, 2012

    This cracked me up good! Haha I agree with Dylan. Number 9 is really sweet!

    Guilty of number 3 and 21. *sigh*
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