Catching Up…

When multiple people say, “jeez, you haven’t posted in a while,” I guess that means something. Beyond the obvious that, actually, I haven’t posted in a while.

So, here I am. Recommitted to you. Again. Yes, we’ve gone through this routine before. And we’re going through it again. And if you stay with me, you’ll be better for it. (Well, no guarantees, but it sounded good.)

Therefore, without further adieu, a few randoms to get things going again:

I heart Jennifer Nettles. I’m not a country guy at all. But, I’m better than that. I’m a Sugarland guy. I love this band. It’s the only country act I dig. Her voice just, well, does something to me. And, actually, let’s talk about this for a second. They aren’t a band. It’s all Jennifer, all the time. Sorry, Kristian, but you can’t come close to her. You may write some of it, I don’t even know, but Jennifer is the reason I love the band — and probably a ton others. And when I saw them Friday night (for the second time), his effort to be in the limelight with her was incredibly distracting. Her, on the other hand? Well, she can distract me anytime.

We won’t talk about the Patriots on this blog until next year, OK? Good.

Mad props to one of my most loyal readers, JenBun. You know, this is what blogging does. Here’s someone that I probably would never be connected with. Yet, here we are. I’ve been a horrible reader and commenter lately, but JenBun stands and delivers every time. I write something and she comments. And I love that. Something is here that she likes, so she comes back. Who am I to argue? Point being, she’s fun, and she’s always here. That’s a good person — regardless of in real life or just, you know, this blogging thing.

Why is that four year olds not only have the ability to blow you away with everything that comes out of their mouth, both good and bad? Aidan, love him. I mean beyond love him. You all know that. But this weekend? Wow. Renee and I were, how can I say it, tested. Only a million times.

I won’t give you some of the bad stuff he’s said — mostly talk back smart aleck kind of stuff. But, here’s a good one. “I like Wednesdays at school the best. Because it’s in the middle.” So, at four, he’s mastered the concept of hump day.

Pushing Daisies is required TV watching for anyone who reads this blog.

I owe you an update on Forty by Forty. Soon. Let’s just say things will be better when ice cream can no longer be purchased. It’s not that bad of an update, but I’m definitely in a rough patch. The cider donuts aren’t helping either.

Molly is getting married in a few weeks. And I’m beyond thrilled to be there.

Well, I think that’s enough of me for now. What do you think?

Thanks for sticking by me. I’m doing my best to make you proud again! 🙂

12 Comments on “Catching Up…”

  1. Molly says:

    Isn’ testing the limits part of life?

  2. cdp says:

    I’d say it’s pretty obvious what there is here that people like. It’s YOU, silly!

  3. tia says:

    i love sugarland too.

    and jen bun? eh, she’s ok. (haha kidding. she’s pretty awesome.)

  4. Yeah nice to see you writing!! I feel those cycles of not writing!

    I cannot wait to hear all about Molly’s wedding!! Phew it seems look only yesterday she was in the office showing off her ring!

  5. Sara says:

    Welcome back buddy… (insert theme song to Welcome Back, Kotter)

  6. Barb says:

    wow…thank goodness you are back! It was too quiet in the blog world….Thanks for the updates!

  7. Molly says:

    I really, really, REALLY want a cider donut now. And did you know you were the one who turned me on to Sugarland? (And Michael Buble?) Their last CD never leaves my car 🙂

  8. JenBun says:

    Awwwww, Mike! Thank you!!! That was all very sweet of you to say. And of course I keep coming back– I love all of it! 🙂

    (Tia tries to pretend that I’m not her favorite person in the ENTIRE world.)

    I’ve never listened to Sugarland OR watched Pushing Daisies, so now I have two exciting things to look forward to!

    I have no idea what cider donuts are, but now I want to find out– THREE exciting things to look forward to!!!

    Hooray Molly! You’ll have to give us your perspective on the festivities… I know it will all be amazing!

    We are all, always, proud of (and inspired by) you! Glad to get to catch up…

  9. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    On Saturday, Super Nephew asked a balloon guy at the fair we went to to “please make [me] a freakin flag balloon.”

    Soo, umm, I get the smart alec thing.

  10. Melissa says:

    I love Pushing Daisies and can hardly wait for it to return!

  11. heatherdc says:

    I’ve heard many things about this Pushing Daisies show. I think I need to check it ouuttt.

    40 by 40 update. pleeeease. always remember where the ‘online’ foodie can be found…. 😉

  12. Anna says:

    Go Jen Bun (one of my faithfuls too, and I love her for it!)
    And go Aidan. And go Molly. Still figuring out what I am going to wear to the wedding, but I CAN’T WAIT!

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