Sunday, July 23, 2017

What Have I Missed...?

It has been more than 6 months since I last wrote something on this blog. I've had some good intentions, but for some reason or another I haven't sat down and actually typed out anything. It's been too long, at least in my opinion. You might have a differing opinion, but nobody asked you. :)

Let's see, since the last time I wrote, some things have happened around here...everybody in our house has gotten exactly the same number of days older. I am not smart enough to know if that's just a coincidence or not... The Baby is now closer to 2 than to 1, and she can climb pretty much anything you put in front of her, even if it's not supposed to be "climbable". She also is starting to speak a little English, which is good because that's the language the rest of us in the house speak. If she starts to speak German or some other crazy language, it will make me wonder what's going on... When you think about it, though, me wondering what's going on is not that big of a deal, since I often wonder what's going on in life, even when I am supposed to know what's going on. If you didn't follow that last sentence, ask my Wife. That's what I always do...

Since the last time I wrote, everyone in our house, other than the Baby, has had a birthday. I think it is safe to say that we all got exactly what we wanted for our birthdays, however I also got about 15,000 more gray hairs/whiskers. The Wife keeps telling me I am starting to look sophisticated. Makes me wonder what she thought I looked like before all the gray hairs arrived... Maybe I don't want to know...

Not only did 5 out of the 6 of us humans in our house have birthdays, this very blog had a birthday. Yes, Chaotic Kids & Clutter turned 5 years old on May 12th. Nobody threw the blog a party, and in fact the blog's creator, Me, didn't realize it had turned 5 until a couple of days ago. Back in the day I would have made a big deal about it, but now I haven't been blogging as much, so it slipped by without notice. The best I can do now is put some random party picture up and vow to do better next year. We'll see how it goes.
Random party pic

Friday, January 20, 2017

It Ain't Christmas Anymore...

It's been over a month since I last blogged here at CK&C. This might be the longest hiatus I have taken since I started this blog almost 5 years ago. I didn't try to take a hiatus, it just kind of happened on its own accord. I even started to write a post about our Christmas celebration a couple of weeks ago, but I only got about two sentences in before something came up and I had to put it on hold. I guess I could have gone back and finished that one today, but for some reason a recap of our Christmas celebrating seems a little dated now. If you are one of the people who were particularly fond of the aforementioned hiatus, I thank you to keep your thoughts to yourself!

I haven't taken the time to write because I have been spending some of my free time doing other things. Mostly tying flies. I have a fairly sizable order of flies I need to tie for one of our local fly shops, and instead of doing it my usual way, which means waiting until the last week and then tying them as fast as I can whilst funneling Mountain Dew down my gullet for a caffeine boost, I started tying a couple of months in advance of the due date, tying a few here and a few there, without the aid of any performance enhancing sodas. It's been very enjoyable, and I am getting closer and closer to having the 14 dozen flies tied well before the actual due date. What a novel idea! Why didn't I think of doing things this way earlier in life, like say in Kindergarten...? I guess we'll never know.
Toby's favorite Christmas present, a mini Toby. Too bad it isn't actually his present...

Since the last time I wrote we have had some other excitement in our house. First of all, the Baby got pneumonia, which is always a hoot. Then the Girl got a tummy bug, just like everyone else in her school, but thankfully it did not transfer to anybody else in our house, which is amazing.

I know I said I wasn't going to recap our Christmas, but we did have a good one. We even met our newest great-niece for the first time, which was awesome. And she didn't give us her RSV or strep throat, which was even better.

Now, I am ready for Spring. Hopefully I will write again before it gets here.