Hi. You may be wondering where I have been. Let’s ask. Marianne, where have you been?
There are many ways to answer this question.
Existentially, this is a very difficult question to answer. I have been somewhere between Zen and outer Babylon depending on the day or depending on the time of day or depending on who I am with or depending on who I am not with. The weight my earrings can also greatly affect my state of mind.
Physically, I have been in Utah, Idaho, Montana and other locations I am keeping on the down low because right now nothing can be proved.
Actually, I have been visiting family, trying to get my kids ready for school, getting my kids in school, paying bills, making sure my Entertainment Weekly subscription is renewed without a gap in the subscription and wondering why I am getting catalogues for insanely expensive children’s Halloween costumes. If you can afford one of the costumes in Chasing Fireflies, I would like to be your friend and then you should take me out to lunch because you make more money than I do. I have been trying to figure out what after school activities my children should be in and I’m starting to believe there is no right answer there and the fact that I just signed my oldest up for robot club at the exact same time he has cub scouts shows that I have no idea what I am doing. I am signing myself up for tap, though. I really, really hope I don’t pull something.
So that is what I have been doing this summer vacation. How about you?