11 Responses to “Why I’m scarce”

  1. Annie August 17, 2007 at 4:00 PM #

    I hope Josh has a Happy Birthday tomorrow and that he returns to a sane working schedule so you to find some sanity again! *HUGS* (Knowing plenty of parents here in OC who work 70-80 hour work weeks all summer long, I know it definitely takes its toll.)

  2. Jaci Burton August 17, 2007 at 4:04 PM #


    i wuvs you angie

    and that card made me howl :giggle:

  3. Lauren Dane August 17, 2007 at 4:11 PM #

    Bwahahaha! Love the card.

    I’m sorry things are so hectic and busy right now. My dude’s job does that from time to time and during those few week stints when he’s gone before the kids are up and rolls in stressed to the gills after bedtime, I feel for him and for us too.

    I hope next week is better.

  4. Christine d'Abo August 17, 2007 at 4:52 PM #

    I too hope things settle down for you soon. There is nothing worse than the stress of work eating in to your family life.

  5. Lesley August 17, 2007 at 6:10 PM #

    I hope things get better soon. I personally think something is seriously screwy in the stars! Seems like one thing goes wrong after another. This week’s been better, but the month before it… :chair:

    I need to get that card for my husband! He would truly appreciate it. My hubby speaks better English than our president, and he doesn’t even hail from an English-speaking country. That just frightens me!

  6. Kate Davies August 17, 2007 at 7:04 PM #

    Glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read that card. You would have owed me a new monitor! :muahaha:

    Sorry life is hectic for you and the family right now. Birthday wishes to Josh, and even more wishes for a more sane schedule for all of you.

  7. Red Garnier August 17, 2007 at 7:35 PM #

    I hope things ease up on you, Angie. For me last week was also quite bumpy and all I wanted to do was πŸ˜₯ ! But then you get a card just like that one and life is smiling at you again. 😎 Big hugs.

  8. Charlene Teglia August 17, 2007 at 7:52 PM #

    Yep, moving could be the thing that pushes you both over the edge. Then again, if he finds the right job there, it could improve life. Hope the stress lets up soon!

  9. Patrice August 18, 2007 at 12:21 PM #

    That card is too funnipropriate. lol

    I can relate to the stress of long hours – even without kids it’s stressful. Well it is for me cause Capt Bob is my best bud and seeing him tired and stressed after 70+ hour weeks is not fun. Sad to say even taking a walk on the beach at sunset together would be a luxury these days. Add in some health concerns and it’s just one more straw on the pile. Still, it could be worse and I do count our blessings daily. But I want our Parrothead life back. And he’s working again today. πŸ˜₯

    Here’s wishing on the stars for more balanced schedules for us all soon!

    AND please give a big Happy Birthday hug to Josh!


  10. Jessica August 18, 2007 at 10:03 PM #

    *hugs* on the long hours. It will level out soon, I hope. When it does, have a date night. Even if it’s just a curl up in front of the TV for a movie and homemade popcorn (add a little sugar to plain, no butter popcorn and YUMMM) and ice cream sodas for a couple of hours, it will give you a minute or two to just be with each other.

  11. Jody W. August 19, 2007 at 12:15 PM #

    If you post more than once a week, or so, in my eyes you’re a GREAT blogger πŸ™‚ You’re obviously doing a great job with your daughter and hubby, too, and I hope things level out soon!

    Jody W.

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