September was a month for the books. As soon as it began, it was over, but so many great things happened in the interim. To start, Joe and I rounded out the end of August with two work-related trips to Seattle (him, for the Seattle Tattoo Convention, and I, for online transparency tool usability testing), and a little spaying for Miss Lily Machinegun. We breathed for five minutes, and while administering pain-killers to the pup, my Granny arrived for her fantastic two-week-long visit. Somewhere in there, Travis turned six, Jarsh visited from the lovely island of Maui, and my college roommate, Taylor, got married. Then it became October. And October kept coming, and keeps coming, and here we are, more than halfway through it. I’m happy to report, that busy is exactly the way I like it. For a long time, I was waiting for life to happen, that murky, elusive adult life that everyone else knows so much about, but when months and weeks and days go by this quickly, it’s hard not to accept that it’s already here. It’s already happening.
It wasn’t all happy. A little bit of it was hard. My grandmother’s trip was preceded by one of the scariest occurrences of my recent history. The last Thursday of August, my mother’s lung collapsed in her sleep. It was a hard weekend, waiting for the prognosis, but I’m happy to report that mom was released from the hospital the following Monday, one chest-tube and many tests later. I hope ya’ll will support me in encouraging her to quit smoking.
Quit smoking, mom. I mean it.
On a lighter note, September was fun. as fun as it could be. October has been pretty nice, too. More to follow.
And a little bit of this: Funny, it’s from an animated movie. That I’ve never seen. But I’ve loved this guy for a long, long time. “Can’t Hardly Wait,” anyone? Not to be confused with The Rembrandts, of “Friends” theme song fame. They’re called “The Replacements,” and they’re way better. Way.