Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Column, A Little Bit of Shame and Unavailable Real Estate: the week in review

"Mom Shaming" ...we're just bringing attention to what you already suspected.
Morning Readers,

     This past week's been a little busy. Mostly because of kids, writing and social media. Mostly trying to find time to go to the bathroom.... Still trying to find time to go to the bathroom.

It's Sunday, so I'm sure you've got better things to do than read the blog, like church, breakfast with the family, or virtually anything that counts as an activity, but I thought I'd I'd give you a rundown of what went on this week...

...then I shall army crawl, ever so carefully, to the bathroom.

1.) First up, my new humor column hit the papers and created quite the stir. And by "stir", I mean other people besides my family read it and admitted it. I love all of you for humoring me.

2.) Myself and all the other fantastic mom bloggers over at Blogging While Mom got together and launched the "Mom Shaming" movement. For an in-depth and always hilarious explanation of what the whole thing's about, please see Robyn over at Hollow Tree Ventures.

3.) Someone tried to rent my house. It's not for rent.

Conversation with woman waiting in my driveway:

"Hey, we're here to see your house."

I roll down my window. "Well, it is delightful. But that doesn't explain why you're parked right behind my garage door. Oh, wait...did you want me to back into you when I reversed into my usually empty driveway? If so, my apologies."

Shady looking woman motions to equally shady-looking individuals in the car. "Do we have the wrong house? Hey, I think we have the wrong house. Don't you have a basement for rent?"


"Do you know any houses around here renting a basement?"

"Nope. Sure don't. My mini van full of children and I were about to leave and not set up a tour of a potential meth-making site. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Breaking Bad, but we're not really into that sort of thing."

Woman stares at me like she doesn't totally believe me. "Alright."

So, that's that.

Until Next Time, Readers!