OK. We did not fall off the face of the earth. We did not die. We did not leave the country.
We are all fine and functioning. Well, all of us except my computer. My hp computer has done its annual 'crash and burn' routine. It is TOTALLY DEAD. As David calls it, it has the 'blue screen of death'. Sucks.
Anyway, we're working through some technical difficulties. Last year my husband sort of wanted to blame it on questionable websites I frequent. You know my penchant for spending all my free hours each day on illicit websites looking at inappropriate subject content. Another theory was that my super online Christmas shopping frenzy was just more than one little computer could handle.
This year I think we've narrowed the issues down to possibly my youngest child playing on my computer using the touch screen feature. I went most of the year with no trouble, but I wouldn't let anyone under the age of twenty touch my computer. I finally caved to the constant barage of pleas to play on my computer. A few days spent happily tapping my computer screen with the Cat in the Hat and PRESTO......dead computer.......again.
After giving my computer last rites and saying my goodbyes, I dug out my laptop once more to try and catch up some. Have I mentioned I stink at using a laptop? I drive myself crazy with that little bitty mouse pad thing. Anyway, I won't complain. At least I have something to use.
Hopefully, I can get caught up on blogging the family news in the next couple days. I have decided this is faster than scrapbooking, but there is still a certain amount of 'mother's guilt' when I fail to get done what I want to.
Later! I'm off to pick up the kids from school. John and Emily have Quick Recall practice after school on Mondays. I think I'll take the boat. We've had so much rain that I bet I could just about float there instead of drive!!