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Hi there. It's close to midnight and I should be in bed getting a good night's rest but unfortunately due to an early evening nap I'm wide awake.

My mother-in-law has been in Portland visiting Adam and I for the last five days. It was a lovely visit, we saw some sights, ate great meals, had long talks, watched a few flicks and went through half a dozen bottles of wine. She introduced me to a dirty martini, kicked our butts in Rummy and Sorry, helped Adam buy a piano, and cooked us a genuine home-cooked meal which Adam and I eagerly downed like starving orphans. Like I said, it was a lovely visit, but damned if I'm not just a wee bit spent. I've discovered over the years that I'm not the best long-term hostess. I enjoy a fair amount of silence in my life and when I'm in situations wherein I have to be social for days on end, I start to retreat and become introverted. It's funny I know, because I married the most talkative man in the universe so you'd think I'd be more adept at endless social conversation, but as it turns out I can be quite rude with my lack of interest after a while. I don't do it on purpose, I just, shut down. Thankfully most people know this about me and don't hold it against me for too long. And those who discover it for the first time, well what can I say, I'm a fucking delight to be around. But now life is once again back to normal and today was spent doing the little things in life we just haven't had time for, like garbage and laundry and watching Netflix movies. But our normalcy is short lived and in two days time I'm having another out-of-town guest here for a long three day weekend ... I hope my brain doesn't explode all over the poor girl in the midst of our social interaction. I hear blood splatter is a difficult to remove.

There are a great many things I'd like to blog about, the Stumptown comic con, Sluggernut part 5, pie, but time seems to be getting away from me these days and I can hardly believe that May is already upon us. I promise I will find time to write of all of these things and more, somewhere in between reading a growing stack of comic books, finishing the epic Swan Song, trying to fix my cat's kidneys, spending more time with my husband, job hunting, and getting back to my treadmill routine. I guess I should start all of it by going to bed.

Posted 4.30.2009 1:25:44 AM

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