Monday, May 6, 2013

With Deepest Apologies to the Blogosphere

To All My Fantastic Bloggy Friends,

I am apparently not so good at this whole "multi-tasking" thing. 

Instead of explaining, I will simply offer my week in pictures:

Excuse #1: Clean the house for Jack's First Communion Party.  This mostly involved throwing everything we own into the spare bedroom and locking the door
Excuse #2: Make sure everyone sorta had clothes for aforementioned First Communion
Excuse #3: Disguise/hide all evidence of children living in the house
Excuse #4: It is very hard to stop laughing when Charlie Brown appears at your front door
Excuse #5: Hanging out with the cast of "Listen to Your Mother" and my resulting stage debut ate up some serious time (photo credit: Sabrina Persico)


Excuse #6: Did I mention there were cookies?

Factor in additional baseball games, the start of the spring/summer swim season, and a recently departed great-aunt and you get the idea.

I promise to return shortly. 

And I'll try to bring cookies.

Thank you for your understanding.

Love,

The Management


29 comments:

  1. Sounds like a marvelous time. We'll be here. :) Go live. And and and I'm not sure how this "Listen to Your Mother" program works, but Julie is doing it too, I think. Will you see her? I'm envious!

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    1. Thanks, Larissa! Julie is doing one in Utah and I can't wait to see hers on You-Tube! Will keep you posted when they are available!

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  2. I am glad to see that your light switches use protection! I think I still have stuff hidden from my daughter's communion...five years ago! Best of luck on the re-entry!

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    1. Ha! I think I still have stuff hidden from Christmas 2007! Great minds...

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  3. Who doesn't love it when Charlie Brown shows up, really?
    I want an autograph too btw.
    Because you are famous now.
    Not that you weren't before.
    Oh never mind.

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    1. Charlie Brown and I will sign whatever you want! Within the bounds of human decency, that is.

      Ah, who am I kidding?

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  4. Oh, Marianne, I am right there with you. Hang in there and see you soon! When you come up for air, I promise to have a cold adult beverage waiting for you.

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    1. Could you make that two?

      THANK YOU, JENNIFER!!

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  5. Apology accepted because we all are in the same boat.We can't do it all. One thing at a time. My priority is weeds outside and now there is laundry to fold and packages to mail on the pool table which sometimes is nicely cleared.

    But, Marianne, I do have a YouTube channel announcing my raps. My production company for MC AC The Rap Lady (my niece and nephew) rejected my rap about taking your Raggedy Ann down from the walk in you son's room. It wasn't a very good rap anyway. Now it is time to take Raggedy Ann down from the wall, however.

    We, in blogosphere, are anxious to hear more about the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER event, the first communion and of course how your guys do Mother's Day for you.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. Wait. WHAT?? Post a link to these gems now!!

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    2. MC AC is The Rap Lady
      Coming June 2013
      http://youtu.be/eDjy85D6nqY

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    3. Is Raggety Ann up on your son's wall in honor of Mother's Day? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  6. I totally do the spare room thing...and I don't have kids! So you definitely have a free pass on that one :)

    I want to hug all your boys! They are just so cute, all polished up :) What a fun day.

    And I love that Charlie Brown shirt! I've never seen one on an actual person...way to go nameless man :)

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    1. Charlie Brown is the funniest man I know. Earlier post on him here:

      http://webandofmothers.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-em-laugh.html

      Everybody needs a neighborhood guy like this to keep life FUNNY!

      Thanks, Kianwi!

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  7. :( Sorry bout your Great Aunt.

    No apologies needed for living a busy life, and can I just say that I love your style of cleaning?!
    Spare Room cramming is totally my thing......TOTALLY!!
    Although,if I ever make it to Chicago, and I have to sleep in the spare room, where will all of 'your stuff' sleep??
    Hang in there, the summer months are just beginning......

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    1. When guests come? Everything gets shoved in my master closet. It's the ever-moving pile of crap.

      So...when are you coming????

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  8. I tell you, I'm getting as bad at reading blogs as you are at updating them. Normally I sit at my computer all day waiting for my favourite bloggers to entertain me, but this gem has been sitting in my reader for a whole day and I didn't even see it. So I'll forgive you for having a life outside of this blog if you can forgive me for not having a life, but still being too busy to read your blog.

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    1. No forgiveness required! Sometimes the whole real world thing just mucks up our online time, no? :) ALWAYS thrilled if and when you can stop by! xoxo Mar

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  9. I've been a seriously slacking bloggy friend too lately. Busy busy busy, but hoping to be back in the swing soon. Hope you had a great show and didn't giggle during your own piece too much.

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    1. Oh, Mama. I rocked it. Can't wait to share the You Tube video and also see YOURS!!!

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  10. I need a guest room for this same reason. I already filled up the guest house with all of my art stuff. The rest of the junk just seems to move from room to room. So sad I don't live in Chicago. I would have totally stalked you at Listen To Your Mother. You are famous now in so many ways!

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    1. Thank you, Lillian! And you know we'd get NOTHING done if you lived close by!

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  11. I clean the same way...toss stuff into the extra room. LOVE the preggo shot of you in the previous post. How young we all are when we have babies. We have no clue, do we?
    I missed checking in during the a-z challenge, but I'm catching up now. ;-)
    from The Dugout

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    1. We had no clue whatsoever! Probably better that way!

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  12. I wonder...did he mean to look like Charlie Brown? haha love this post!

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    1. I think he did! Steve's funny that way!

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  13. Okay, so small world story coming at you... I have very few Facebook friends that I don't know in person. One of the few I do have is a woman named Sarah Zematis. A mutual friend thought we would like each other and should be friends on FB. We rarely interact but I do enjoy her posts... especially the ones about "Listen to Your Mother," which I think I would love if I were still in Chicago. Recently she posted a picture of your book and, when I saw it, I just knew I had heard of it before (on Kirby's site) but didn't put the two things together...

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    1. Holy moly. The world IS shrinking every day. Sarah is a hoot - and I wished you could've heard her reading for LTYM. I'm still laughing! Leave it to Kirby to continue bringing the blogosphere together! Thanks for sharing - I love stories like this!

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