I’ve been distracted, which is why I haven’t been writing in here lately.
There have been good distractions and wonderful distractions and birthday distractions and shocking distractions and all kinds of things have been distracting me and holy run-on sentence.
And now I have a kidney infection. Ugh. I lean back and ouch! There are my kidneys! I bend down and ouch! There are my kidneys! I turn over in bed and ouch! There are my kidneys!
Do you get the picture?
My kidneys hurt!
So I have an appointment at 4:20 (tee hee) to get on some antibiotics and knock this thing out.
The kidney pain started on my birthday – happy birthday to me!
It really was a happy birthday, actually. A special birthday.
Per birthday tradition, we went to the state fair and saw the governor! Well, let me make this clear: seeing the governor of North Carolina is not traditional; going to the fair is. Anyway, the governor was walking around with just her husband and granddaughter. I couldn’t believe she had no bodyguards or security folks with her, but I guess she’s less likely to get recognized without all the entourage.
One of my gifts was a pair of tickets to see The Killers in Virginia in December – a very awesome surprise from my hubby. I’m going out of town to see a band! I feel so cool! And yesterday my cable modem was acting-up, so I went to Starbucks to work, which made me feel even cooler. All of a sudden I’m one of those people who sips lattes at Starbucks while searching on their laptop for places to sleep when they go out of town for concerts.
This year in which I’m 33 is going to bring about all kinds of coolness. I can feel it.
Speaking of cool, our house has a staircase! I can finally see what’s happening on the second floor! Allan hasn’t let the lack of stairs stop him – he climbs beams and shaky ladders. Not I. I waited for the stairs. And they’re here! It was very exciting.
I still feel like the house building is kind of boring now. Our realtor agreed – nothing is quite as exciting as going from a concrete footprint to a house. After that, the interior stuff is just kinda eh. But she said the drywall portion is fun, too, so I’ll look forward to it.
I’m also going to look forward to spending more time with my nephew at Thanksgiving because, my goodness, that kid just keeps getting better. We actually played together this weekend. And laughed together this weekend. And bonded this weekend. It was pretty magical for me.
He seems quite interested in my camera, which is basically always in my hand whenever he’s in sight. He knows there’s some sort of correlation between the gadget and him and the images he sees. In the meantime, whenever I point it at him, he stops what he’s doing until he hears a few clicks, then he reaches for the camera so he can see the images on the back. Then he looks at the lens. Then the back. Then the lens again. He’s trying to figure it all out, which blows my mind and makes my heart swell.
My new layout doesn’t allow me to share what I’m listening to, though I still use the lyrics for the blog entries. A few weeks ago my friend and fellow music fan suggested I pay attention to a band called Imagine Dragons, and one day I was in the Charlotte area and heard a song called It’s Time on the radio. I instantly connected with it. When I looked to find who sang the great song, it should have come as no surprise that it was Imagine Dragons, the band suggested by my friend. So take a listen and enjoy.