I had been avoiding the phone because I sounded so awful, and to be completely honest, I was in bed as much as I possibly could be. When I was vertical every beat of my heart made my face feel like it was going to explode. You all have been there. You know what I mean.
Well, yes. Of course I would be delighted to have strangers in my home, asking questions and taking pictures! *gulp* Perhaps it would be smart of us to schedule this in a few days when I've recovered from the Black Death, so as not to pass it on to brave, unsuspecting reporter and photographer type people. So, it was agreed she would come out this past Monday. That was last Thursday.
Saturday and Sunday I spent shampooing carpets and scrubbing the holy heck out of anything that was nailed down. Remember. Photographer. Pictures of my children and, by default, pictures of my house. The stains on the carpet were not going to make a good impression. Of this I was sure. And after the carpets were pretty, I scrubbed the kitchen within an inch of it's life. You can't even tell there was a fire in there anymore! (Oh, yeah. I never told y'all about the kitchen fire the week before I got sick. Oops. It's been a wild couple of weeks.)
Monday came quickly. The reporter was lovely, and the photographer... bless his heart. The poor man walked in and I stopped talking to the reporter. I looked him dead in the eye and said, "A word to the wise. Take pictures. Now. Before anyone gets naked."Ahem. I'd like to publicly apologize to the poor pregnant reporter for giving her apoplexy. Sometimes I forget that the rest of the world doesn't know what it's like to have kids with SPD. And I did explain myself. And eventually, she started breathing normally again.
So.. our feature will be in the paper this coming Monday. I'll post a link on our facebook page, which will automatically tweet out as well, so anyone who is interested can read it. To be honest, I'm a weensy bit nervous about it, because there were some things I said that may well be misconstrued, though I sincerely hope that is not the case. And, if it's fabulous, I'll blog about it as well. BUT.. the best part of all this? There will be a photo gallery of my monsters! I haven't even seen it yet.. but Super Photographer Dude promised to email me the link so I could share it. I can't wait!!
Alrightey. Y'all are caught up. I have made it my goal to be better about blogging. But seriously. Kitchen fire, illness, single parenting, and newspaper interview... I think those are all good reasons to have been temporarily unavailable. Right? Right!
Images found through the Google. The landscape, though I wish it were mine, is by Joseph's Landscaping. If you live in New Jersey, call them up! Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous! Wonder if they would fly to Utah....