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Oct092010

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

We interrupt this extended absence for an important message:

Remember a month or so ago? When I defiantly pledged allegiance to myself? When I voted myself into office as president of my own life? Yes.

Well. Do you ever feel like the universe is laughing at you?

As in, "Oh, really, Cameron? You want to be the president of your own life? That's great! Hope you've got your FEMA deal all set up because we're about to go all natural disaster on your butt."

What happened next is all kind of a blur.

I broke the site. I fixed the site. My son broke his leg. On a couch. Two days after we paid hundreds of dollars to register him for soccer and dance lessons.  He missed a week of school for which we'd already paid. My students turned in their first papers. I missed three days of work. I graded all of the papers. I returned to work to 31 unheard voicemails. I got featured on Design*Sponge (woohoo!). I prepped for two jury trials. I learned that my rural post office does not share my daytime urgency about actually sending packages (they close daily between 11 and 2:30). I filled a ton of orders. My two jury trials resolved (woohoo, woohoo!). I met with every one of my students one-on-one between work and class. My husband opened a new play for which he was still learning lines at 5PM that Friday.

As my husband said, the last two weeks have been like a joke. Without the funny.

Things have finally settled down—definitely not back to normal, but totally do-able. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. But we survived.

And now we're moving into the holiday season, which is, historically, my most creative time of the year. Later today I'll be bringing you a nifty (if I do say so) tutorial.

Although my approval ratings definitely slipped over the last few weeks, I'm committed to making the most of my time in office. Thank you for your support.

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I'm a pretty loyal person. If I voted for you, you're still tops in my book. But, good grief, woman, you need a vacation!

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle | Cicada Studio

Crikey! I've been moaning good & proper for the last few months about how much we've had to deal with here at MD Towers. I will now shut up. This is a lot to cope with, glad to hear you are coming out of the storm. Chin up my lovely as we say here in England.

MD x

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterModern Dilemma

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