I have to say, I'm still blushing over all the love you guys threw my way. I wasn't expecting it! It made this girl pretty smiley. Thank you.
To return the favor, I want to tell you that I positively-plum love you. It's one of those surprise turns in life, I suppose. Over 4 years ago I started keeping record of my life and before I knew it, I had pals all over the place, some I've been lucky enough to meet, some I won't meet until the other side. (Won't that be amazing??!) You can't even imagine the way you make me feel supported and cared for. You make me feel normal in my weirdness and weird in the best way ever. You've become my kin, like it or love it.
That's mostly what I came to say, but there's more you should know.
You should know that I made Jenny Rosenstrach's spaghetti and meatballs for dinner last night. I suffered many errant tomato splatters on my t-shirt, but other than that, it was a slam dunk.
You should know that discovering 10 packs of paper napkins whilst organizing a cabinet will cause you to question many of life's fundamental principles.
You should know the shelf below has issues of its own.
You should know that when I do my hair, my closest friends look at me quizzically and ask things like, Did you get your hair cut? Colored? It looks lighter! Darker! Is that a wig? Etc... (You should know that this doesn't happen often.)
You should know that I don't really wig about my kids watching tv. They watch some almost every day. On weekends, they watch quite a bit. They also read, play, draw, and fight with each other. So we have balance. Also? I have tremendously fond memories of spending time every day with Woody the Woodpecker, Dennis the Menace, and the troubled (in hindsight) cast of Today's Special. Let's not even talk about Degrassi Jr. High.
You should know that we had dinner at our favorite Korean restaurant tonight in honor of Cory and Calvin's birthday and Siley's gotcha day.
You should know that this kid cannot get e. nough. of Korean food.
You should know that I wore this to dinner, just for you, Meghan. #Ginghamstyle
My Dad would like you to know that there are 5 Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays this month. It hasn't happened in 823 years.
My mom would like you to know that if you have a yellow cat there's a 75% chance it's a male. "That's my cat fact!"
Cory would like you to know that it's impossible for a scuba diver to pass gas once they hit 33 feet.
There. Wasn't that enriching?
Lastly, you should know that my friend Tina (aka Tiny) is rallying an effort to help a dear friend of hers pay ongoing medical expenses for two of her four rescue dogs, Monty and Lily. Check out their cute mugs and read her story here.
ps - You should know that we're going to visit Robert tomorrow. !!!! We just talked to him on the phone and he said, "I'm not gonna be able to sleep cause I'ma be so excited for our visit." I replied, "Have you decided what you're going to wear for the visit?" (He didn't seem to find it terribly funny, but I'm sure he was laughing deep inside.)