I’ve been noticeably absent from my blogging over the past few months as you have probably noticed. I don’t really have a valid excuse for this, other than being busy with life. I have worked on becoming more domesticated and have even volunteered to become my son’s room mother at his school. My first official all totally planned by me party will be next Friday for their Valentine’s party. This was a task I kind of stumbled into, since no one else volunteered to be the room mother I offered to do so. This probably isn’t the best thing for me or the students since I am so neurotic and I want everything to be absolutely perfect and the potential to have everything perfect in a room full of partying children is unlikely. It was a challenge for me just to even ask the other mothers to bring supplies because I wanted everything to color coordinate and be from the same brand. However, I remembered my son’s teacher specifically requested a room mother, not a room Nazi, so total domination of the first grade fiesta is not mine to be had. My political observations have been miniscule as I haven’t been keeping up with anything over the past few months but I have renewed my subscription to Time so it should only be a matter of weeks before I am back in my element with that. Last week we had the blizzard from hell and I had a case of pneumonia from hell so it was not fun. We had so much snow that I had to drive my Jeep around in the yard to make tracks in the snow that would be deep enough to allow my small dog to walk out and pee. That was one benefit to having an illness during the blizzard, my high fever made me feel warm and insulated in the arctic tundra of my front yard.