Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Four Paragraphs = Nothing

I've been sitting here for a good three or four minutes, half-listening to "American Idol" and half-pondering what to say. I thought about writing about divorce and how my parents' divorce affected me. I considered discussing how my viewpoints about prisons has shifted over the years. I racked my brain for some amusing anecdote about my children. I scratched my head, bounced my knee, chewed the inside of my cheek and came to no conclusions.

I might have told you that my husband will be out of town this weekend and most of next week . . . and that I volunteered to babysit my 11-year old niece and 8-year old nephew for three or four days. I could have rambled on and on about how I intend to survive these days alone, with no adult backup (movies and novels and 94% fat-free popcorn, mostly).

(Oh, and there goes cute Ace, booted off American Idol. I have never voted, not once, nor do I ever plan to vote. But he is a cute boy.)

But I can't really think of anything to say.


Blogger 3Anisah23 said...

That's spooky!! I swear I hadn't read your post until after I wrote mines and you mentioned divorce also. It is pretty bad now a days.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Leslee said...

Your 4 paragraphs of "nothing" are better then what I could come up with today.

6:28 AM  
Anonymous jennie said...

I was glad to see Ace go. Unfortunately, I HAVE voted. (There could be worse things, right??? I'm not so sure.)

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Four paragraphs = nothing? I'd say you had plenty of something to say in all that "nothingness..."

Good luck surviving allll those kids next week!!!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Movies, novels, and 94% fat-free popcorn? I am all with you! :) I'm sure you'll do just fine during the time hubby is away. No backup = bad, but possible time alone with your thoughts = good. :)

7:48 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

I didnt think ace was as cute as he thought he was. I was glad to see him go.

I kinda like Pickler. I'm sure she wont win but I like her.

Good luck with hubby gone.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Hey Mel, I need junk food, daily contact with my friends and television to make it through my husband being out of town, which, coincidentally, he is. I won't even tell you what I ate for breakfast. On his last trip, I found feeling sorry for myself (in a humorous way) and blogging the daily, sometimes, hourly, struggle actually helped. So far this trip, though, I've beent too busy. Good luck this week!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

don't talk to me about cute boys as i am waaaayyyy outta line on the same subject matter over at my blog! yikes!

good luck with the whole hubs-gone-many-kids-popcorn-marathon!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh my, that's a lotta kids!

Just open the door and let them run around in the back all day. Fresh air is good for children, I hear.

And, you even cheated on the "paragraph" thing. Technically, the last two don't qualify! ;)

8:19 AM  
Blogger Shalee said...

Well, when you do, I'll be here to read it.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Try to enjoy the hubby break. Mine only goes away once a year for 4-5 days and I hate to say it but I actually love it. That is the only time I can leave the house a mess with no guilt and get some things done here that I have put off because he would want to "help"--and I also order pizza, go to McD's, Waffle house, and chinese so no cooking and the kids love it! (By the way, I am old and I think Ace was a real cutie)

1:35 PM  
Blogger KMae said...

Well, it would have been great... if you hadn't volunteered to keep all those kids. geesh, what WERE you thinking??

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Good luck with all those kids! Movies are always a good survival tool.

And poor Ace. I don't have any preferences for any of them, but it's entertaining to watch at any rate. (I will confess to voting for Kelly Clarkson, back in the day.)

8:30 AM  
Anonymous SMIT said...

This time I'm going to be the one gone and hubby will be home with the kid. Of course, his parents will be visiting (poor timing for my business trip!) so he'll have help. But I think he's still a little nervous about it.

9:11 AM  

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