Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I think the fish may be on to something

If you've been blogging for any length of time and are experiencing a bit of writer's fatigue, I highly recommend taking an unscheduled vacation from your blog. Sure, it may have lasted longer than I had told myself it would, like, oh, a week longer, but it was fantastic. Even slightly restful.

I'd be lying if I said that it was just blog burnout, however. The ice storm sorta screwed me up. Then there was Christmas and all that entailed (please don't get me started, let's just hold hands and praise Jesus that the holidays are over). And during the month of December C.C., in all her squishable glory, thought that fucking with my mind would be the perfect gift for the mom who has everything so she sprouted two teeth and chewed the pink right off my nipples. And she sits unassisted. And she pulls herself up into a standing position. Then, the coup de grace - two days before Christmas she decided that rolling under couches was just not extreme enough so she learned how to crawl. Then she learned to crawl fast. I think my head just exploded. Sorry about the mess.

Also, we're fish-sitting. You know what a pain in the ass fish can be. Demanding food, drinking all the booze, swimming in their own waste.

That's not water he's swimming in. That's gin. He already ate the olive.

Oh, and Chicky turned into Satan. That's been fun.

But let's not look back with resentment and disgust through the bottom of an empty wine glass. It's almost a new year! Let's look back on the happy times, such as they were, with this really contrived "2008 in Review" post.

Oh yes, let's.

- We kicked off 2008 looking for a new house. We even put a down payment on a piece of land and then promptly decided that new construction sucks donkey balls. We finally settled on one. Now we just need to work on our timing.

- There were some good parts to my recent pregnancy. Then the ninth month came along. I still can't find where my husband hid the knives.

- The pregnancy hormones didn't just me homicidal, they also made me reflective and a little weepy. But I had some really good reasons. Some really, really good reasons.

- You helped name my baby. That was pretty cool.

- Finally, C.C. made her grand entrance and all was right with the world.

- Okay, not really.

- Wow, it got bad there for awhile. Really bad.

- 2008 was the year some bitch well-intentioned lady made me consider Botox. I still hate her.

- This was the year I opened up about my secret blogging to my friends. I'm still trying to decide if I'm comfortable with that decision.

- My dog got sick. That was scary, 'cause I loves my dog.

- Speaking of dogs, I got all Alpha Bitchy and self righteous on your ass about those of the canine persuasion. For good reason, of course.

- Chicky turned three. She learned to love the Ramones. She barely escaped death at the hands of her mother. Seriously. Barely. But then we have a tender moment and it's as if the clock has been reset. She should consider herself lucky.

- But most importantly, nobody died.

So there you have it - 2008, Chicky style. I'm hoping 2009 brings me my mind back (More on that tomorrow. Or maybe the next day because of the whole lost mind thing.) but I'm really hoping you and yours have a healthy and happy New Year.

Now go drink some champagne or something. I need to wrestle mine away from the damn fish.


motherbumper said...

Damn fish and their demands to drink. Why didn't you keep pushing C.C. down like we discussed? See where this has gotten you? heh.

All the best in 2009 and I mean that in all seriousness.

Julie Marsh said...

Looks like Chicky is already influencing her little sis, what with all the mobility.

Happy New Year, Mrs. C. It's been a good one. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a bowl of vodka waiting for me.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Well then... it's been quite a year! Here's to a brand new one with lots of new surprises.

Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Honestly, I'm starting to get weirded out that Jeff is reading all the blogs that I read.

Also? I totally tried putting a brick on the baby and she still started crawling so I don't know what you could have done differently. Darn development.


Anonymous said...

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the break! Glad you're back.

Sorry about the Satan child. I have one of those myself.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats still quite a year - even without the death. Happy new year!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Ugh, fish. I'm still scarred from my attempts to have 3 as pets and just watching them slowly die.

Toasting that 2009 will be less crazy than 2008 (or more crazy in a good way).

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Chicky Family!!!

the new girl said...

Happy New Year, T.

Unknown said...

Sounds like 2008 was a crazy year! Well happy new year!

Patois42 said...

Some days, I'd like to be a fish in booze.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

WOW! CC has been busy!! LOL Sorry, but the image of your head exploding just flashed in my brain.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have had some year !

If I were a fish, I'd want to swim in Gin too.

Happy New Year.

Alex Elliot said...

You make me laugh Mrs. Chicky! I would be a lot more likely to let my kids have a fish if it could do something cool like swim in gin. Maybe that would even keep the cats away from it.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, baby on the loose! And fish be damned. I hope you guys have a fantastic 2009. I look forward to a new year of blogs from you!

Anonymous said...

Now that's nutty! No wonder why your child is losing their mind, because their mother is in some state of being self pity! Whoe is me! - is not really a pretty sight. I think you should change, thinking it's a new year and all. Make it to be your New Years Resolution. Have some faith in your dog / fish / toddler why don't yah!
Happy 2009!

karengreeners said...

I am on an unofficial vacation from my blog at this very moment. May 2009 be um, inspiring.

Off to check out your new place!

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