Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

An appropriate subtitle for this post would be “Or my thoroughly inadequate attempts to explain my absence from the blog for the past three weeks.”

The last time I blogged, I hadn’t been to a Detroit Tigers game yet. Thankfully, I rectified that situation the following evening when I saw the Tigers defeat the Nationals of Washington. Alex Avila hit a grand salami slam. Miguel Cabrera was also awesome, but that’s just the way he was born. Anyway, I didn’t blog about that because this isn’t a baseball blog.

The last time I blogged, I hadn’t finished rereading the Harry Potter books yet. Thankfully, I rectified that situation around the beginning of August, and I think that I enjoyed the books more as an adult than I did as an adolescent. I definitely had a greater appreciation for the adults in the books than I did when I was younger. Anyway, I didn’t blog about THAT because I never really knew how to say what it was that I wanted to say. Maybe I’ll find that drive later, but I haven’t yet, so no blog post.

The last time I blogged, I hadn’t been to Stratford, Ontario yet this summer. Thankfully, I rectified that situation this past weekend. I saw Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit and some British dude named Billy Shake-Spear’s minor hit, The Merchant of Venice. Blithe Spirit was hilarious, and MoV left me wondering, not for the first time, if the play is a tragedy, a comedy, or something in the middle. Anyway, I didn’t blog about that because this isn’t a theater blog…and because I fell asleep in the car on the way home only to wake up long enough to come inside, unpack, check my email, and go to bed.

The last time I blogged, I was also on summer vacation. However, that situation has also been rectified. I am no longer on summer vacation. This morning, I began the arduous process of dragging my body out of bed early in the morning. This week is a test run for next week as this week, I have meetings with my fellow teachers at the two schools where I work. (Oh yeah, I now teach middle school and high school. I forgot to mention that earlier.) But anyway, I’m in meetings this week, and the nice thing about that is that I don’t have to be there as early as I will next week when we have kiddos to teach. (I suspect that high school seniors don’t enjoy being called “kiddos,” but as long as they never find out that I call them that, we’re all good.) But I’m being honest, I’m looking forward to having kids in front of me and being a teacher again. Anyway, I didn’t blog about that because it just happened today.

I’ve enjoyed my summer. It wasn’t long enough for my liking. I didn’t get enough knitting done. (FYI, I should have a pattern ready for release in about a week or so.) I definitely didn’t get enough sleeping done. But today, I saw kids at the middle school book sale, and I started to get excited for being back at school.

So after all of that, why haven’t I blogged for the past three weeks? Because I’m a lazy bum.

And where has Joe DiMaggio gone? Umm, I’d assume that he’s in heaven by now. I’m pretty certain that he’s dead.

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