I am having difficulty organizing my brain.  This seems to occur monthly, with blood loss.  (Who knew endometrial lining contained so many brain cells?)  Today's dump will include some synopsis or other of events that have actually occurred in real life.  (Because even though I have this life blog I kind of don't feel like it's always representative of my life.)  In a nutshell, recently it has been raining, Chance was sick, then better, ditto Keen, we made a trip to Yosemite, got completely rained/snowed out, came home early, Keen took Chance to the aquarium, it was still raining, I went to the first of the Kindergarten Information Nights (ack!), total downpour, parked in the wrong lot, sat wet in cold auditorium, did a bunch of errands as a family, still raining, and Chance is sick again. So the lesson here is… attempts to have a life = bored, sick, rainy day child.  Who, by the way, only wants to talk to me when I'm on the phone or the computer.

Attention: that will be a new rule in our house, if Mommy is on the phone/computer, don't talk to her!  I don't bug you guys when you're zombieing out on Wii, do I?  No.  I throw you chips so you won't eat my brain.

Oh, and Keen has lost over 30 pounds!!  OMG, seriously.  More on that later.

So we've had this Giant Book of 1000+ Sudoku for well over a year. It starts off at Easy puzzles and goes through to Extreme and it sits in the bathroom and every time I have to tinkle (or just hide somewhere) I work on a puzzle.  Since I've had a child and my bladder also only wants to talk to me when I'm on the phone or the computer you can imagine this is quite often.  In fact I'm putting it on my resume.  That should guarantee I won't get hired anywhere, ever.  Anywho, I am pretty much through all the puzzles except for the Extreme's (and a few random Easy's that Keen and I save for when we want to feel like we're doing something but don't really want to think about it (completely bathroom redundant but whatever)).  Well, some of these Extremes are fairly – I'm not gonna say extreme because really? NOT an X game – but they are hard.  And I tend to stare at them with furrowed brow to greater or lesser results and on a few of them I had to give up and move on to a new one.  And then it BOTHERS me!  Not that I didn't solve the puzzle but that it was left incomplete!  I can hear those squares buzzing their annoying empty sound.  (Also, guessing on a puzzle?  Seriously works the nerves.) 

So as I mentioned before I am having a couple of particularly bad brain days, but of course I can't quit the Sudoku.  Well, it finally occurred to me… after a year… that there are ANSWERS in the back of the book!  If I'm really stuck I can sneak a peek, stick in that random number, and continue. 


Obviously the cheating is less worrisome than the empty brain buzzing.

Which, now that I think about it kind of reminds me of rain.

                 – the weirdgirl