Last night's disjointed entry was the result of too much multi-tasking - I was knitting on the latest hat, IM-ing the Girlchild, then on the phone to the Boychild, then on the phone to the Girlchild, then...you get the picture.
Hot topic du jour: the acquisition of a puppy. Girlchild has had dog fever for some time now, and I am willing to get her a wee canine as a pre-graduation gift. She is wrestling with the breed decision. She wants a small dog, because her return to the nest at the end of this month is but a pit stop. Any pet must be apartment-ready, because when she leaves again she will be taking it with her. Her friends have a pug and a longhaired chihuahua and she is in love with both breeds but is thinking purse-sized and travel ready. A toy poodle is the front-runner right now. I'm leaning toward poodle myself, I like the idea of non-shedding and low-allergy potential. The cats have a lock on the shedding and triggering guests' allergies duty and they don't need backup. We had miniature poodles when I was a child, they are very smart, delightful little dogs. Who knows what we will end up with, but it looks like at some point this summer, Murphy will become an uncle.
So last night we were talking dog talk in IMs. It will be interesting to have her living at home again for the first time in four years - many of my evenings end up in IM conversations and it will be quite a novelty to NOT chat with her online. I have made a point in recent years of not giving out my IM screenname to many people because online chatting is the mother of all time eaters. Girlchild is pretty much the last person I ever instant message, and when she is living here, suddenly my hands will be free to pursue other activities. What a freakin' concept!
I feel my ability to write something coherent and interesting waning lately. Maybe I'm having a bit o' Blog Burnout. It appears that the great Kerstin has hit blogger burnout - not surprising, considering the detailed, researched and well written political and social commentary she'd been cranking out for months. I, OTOH, am burning out on babble. I have intentionally laid off political ranting because it was wearing me out. I don't know how Kerstin kept it up as long as she has - keeping up with the bullshit fed to us by the Bushies and their friends in the Not So Liberal Media is a more than fulltime job and mentally draining - it's playing an insane whack-a-mole game, chasing the lies and distortions. It wears you down and makes you crazy.
Anyway, I've been thinking about blogging and why I do it and realizing that lately I'm boring myself, so I can't imagine what a thrill it must be for others.
I think this week I will pull out the knitting books and allow myself some shameless Start-itis, pull out the beads and fool around with them, plant some flowers, pull some weeds, send out more resumes, spend more time reading, and give myself some interesting things to blog about.
Film at 11....