I have so much to report and yet so little. And so I'll give you the top three things that stand out in my mind before I crash like the dead.

1. Putting uncooked rice down the drain and then pouring hot water to push it through? Not such a great plan.

2. Spending New Years in Vegas with another family, making it 9 people in a small two bedroom condo? About as great as #1 in terms of brilliance.

3. A snippet of conversation from my children this evening: Stink: "We love Mommy so much." Pip: "Yaaaaah! She's very silly and not stinky like you!" Stink: "And even better, she's not even dead yet!"

I breathe. I write. I've missed you.

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