Originally I had a vague notion about wanting to be home for my 30th birthday. Then, while trying to nail down the dates with my mother; she mentioned that the end of October and the end of November were going to be a little busy for her. It's not unusual for my mother to be stressed out in early November, since she works with Los Angeles County and one of her responsibilities has to do with making sure all voters have requested materials and know their polling place. On top of all of this, my father had scheduled his total knee replacement for October 24th, which required a caregiver for the first week or so after he got out of the hospital. My silly mother. She had been wringing her hands and wondering how she was going to pull everything off, and didn't want to impose by asking her daughter to come home early to help. I swear, this woman makes Atlas look like a pansy.
Anyway, I offered, and got to spend nearly a month at home. Part of it was spent finally being able to turn the tables a little bit and help my folks out. Unfortunately, being at home and without my computer didn't exactly lend itself to being able to blog on a regular basis. So, in an effort to get back into the swing of things I'll be posting multiple times this week. Must say, it's great to be back with the boyfriend here in Illinois; but he did something terrible to the trees around here, they're all naked now!