Sunday, September 21, 2008


Random thoughts due to my severe blog neglect in recent months:
1-My testimony of blogging is obviously struggling. I have grown rather disenchanted with the whole operation.
2-I am working again. Wahoo. For a girl named Ashley, which reminds me: I have never met an Ashley I did not like. Is that a narcissistic coincidence or are we just all cool?
3-My son and husband went on a footballing/grandmaing weekend, leaving me completely ALONE for two whole days. So I went surfing by myself. As in, I went to the beach alone. It was everything above and beyond fabulous. I devoured a People magazine and a Diet Dr. Pepper and got washing machined by the waves. I fell asleep watching football on Saturday. And then I went and got a pedicure, which needs no detailing of its awesomeness, followed by a late night showing of Ghost Town. Please do yourself a favor and go see it. I do not recall a time in the recent past when I have laughed so hard. After the second day of trying to have a meaningful conversation with Duane and getting no response, I happily drove to the airport to pick up my brood and concluded that I am so happy I do not live alone all the time...but I won't lie, I had a delightful weekend. And so did they.
4-Does the Republican party even exist anymore? Let me get this straight: Hands off, laissez faire economics, no regulation, free market rules, bla bla bla...unless it gets really really really bad, and then we'll pump cajillions of dolla bills into the system and maybe still not stem off a depression. This is scary business. I am glad I am already poor and have no plans of being otherwise for at least three years. The one bright shining star of our rapidly collapsing economy is that the almost certain next President Obama will literally not have the resources to even suggest his disastrous universal health care or tax policy. Does anyone else think it is comical that our government seems to think that it can prevent things like hurricanes and economic(after ignoring the warning signs for years)downturns?
5-I am so happy that it is almost sweatshirt season. I so look forward to many upcoming Saturdays watching football in my sweats.
6-Someone told Adam that Eli was one of the most well behaved children that they had ever seen on a plane...I don't understand. Adam said he was unbelievably good. Obviously I am happy that he was nice for Adam, but...does anyone else understand why this sort of irks me? Maybe the kid has turned a behavioral corner and we will have more children BEFORE we abide in the Celestial Kingdom. Or maybe he only behaves when I am not present.
7-Sorry no pictures. Not like you read this far down anyway since there are no pictures.
8-Oh, and finally, why was I not the genius behind this gem? I can't believe this.


lauren said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who posts without pictures. and i'm glad you had an enjoyable weekend. (i would be a bit irked too about the whole eli being good on the plane with adam but not so much on the other 37 flights you took this summer. but hopefully it's a sign of things to come.) what are you doing for work now?

Olivia said...

We missed you Ashley! Audrey kept asking where you were. It is so nice to get a break though. Audrey and I definitely need a break from each other every now and then. Audrey and I played with Eli all day Saturday and he really was really good. I think he is just getting past a hard stage. He was so fun. Audrey loved when he let her wash his hair in the tub. They also loved riding in the back of the car together. It is fun that they are finally at an age where they can play well together. It really made me want to come visit you guys. We will see if it is possible.

AshleyS said...

2. all just cool

ps. your pedi is so much better than mine!

Andy & Jen said...

you better keep blogging, you freakin make me pics necessary!

Lindsay said...

I thouroughly enjoyed your post!!!! :)

The Whitely Family said...

Found your blog via Ashley. Love checking in on it. I once thought I would be a creative writer and share my thoughts with the world. But after atempting to write a few masterpieces have since give up. Thank you for your sharing your well written words for those of us that can't. :)

3WimmerBoys said...

I love that you had a weekend alone. I often wonder what it would be like to be alone in my home. I think I would love it for two, maybe three days and then be done with it. I have never met an Ashley I don't like either, maybe it's the name.

The comstocks said...

im glad you guys are good its been awhile!!

Heather said...

We loved seeing your boys, but missed you. My kids were a little concerned that Eli's mom wasn't here. But I totally know how nice it is to do things alone.
We sold the Mini in June. We have been a one car family since then. Are you proud of us for being so conservative and of me for being so supportive?

Michelle Tolboe said...

good times. I'm jealous to hear you went to the beach. ALONE.
Interested to hear what you thought of both the Presidential and VP debate?