14 July, 2009

Juggling.


Dear Friends,

Sorry I've been a delinquent blogger this last week.

Just take the picture above, and imagine . . .

she also has a laptop under her arm,

. . .

and a box full of helpless kittens under the other arm,

. . .

and a tiny bottle (to feed said kittens every 2 hours) propped between her teeth,

. . .

and a huge tattoo on her forehead that reads: "I HATE CATS,"

. . .

and a kid hanging on her right leg,

. . .

and a kid hanging on to her left leg,

. . .

and a kid sitting on her shoulders,

. . .

and yet ANOTHER kid warming in her oven,

. . .

and a cell phone perched between her shoulder and her ear,

. . .

and a check book and 4 million bills in her back pocket,

. . .

and a wooden spoon in her front pocket,

. . .

and a nervous breakdown simmering on the back burner.

once you've imagined all that,
you'll BEGIN to get a sense as to where I've been. :)

I love you.

Nat

15 comments:

Kyle and Lesley said...

oh wow. And I thought I was having a busy week. Good luck with that.

shelly said...

Oh my gosh -- I'm feeling a nervous breakdown coming on just reading that, Nat!!! Come to mommy-in-law -- I'll take care of you this weekend. I wish you were staying longer! Pinkberry's on the calendar. On me. A large.

Emily Ruth said...

With each line my shoulders tensed a little more
and raised a little closer to my ears.
I hope things slow down for ya soon...
((hugs))
emily

stef j. said...

W O W Z E R S !!

thank goodness for the tattoo or you'd be the cat lady + kids + technology. that'd just be too much.

richie said...

LOVE YOU! THANK YOU!

Annie said...

Oh Natty Gann. All this, and you're even handling the sadness of losing one of those little kitties! You are a rock. I'm so glad you at least took a little break from blogging. Not one of your readers will desert you over the lag--how could they??

I wish I could be there to help. (I'm really good at nervous breakdowns.)

xoxoxo

Tracy said...

Wow, sorry you are having a rough week...I hope next week is a dream! Btw, I love that picture!

Lindsay said...

The minute I read this I thought of the painting: The Burden of the Responsible Man by James Christensen. It is beautiful and funny. I sent you the image in your email. Good luck with everything.

Benson & Sarah Garner said...

just thinking about all that stresses me out! take it easy girl!:)

RuSty and LaLa said...

I like the part about the baby in your oven. I so would have adopted those little kittens too. There is this part of me that loves kittens more than humans. It's kinda sick but I just love them. Let me know if you need any help
562-299-2765

ps my word verification that it is asking me to type right now says undies...thats funny

Michelle said...

Hi! We do not know each other. I did a google search for help with learning photography and ended up on your site! You are sooo funny and simply amazing! I have NEVER commented on a stranger's blog... but I felt inclined to here. :) I was very touched by your journaling and photography. I don't know exactly what it is I want to say here... but somehow I felt understanding. This is crazy! Sorry! Thank you for posting the photography lessons. It is a great help to me. I am just learning and enjoy it very much! Thanks for posting pieces of yourself for weirdo strangers like me to enjoy and be enriched by! :) LOL! Love it! ~Michelle from Utah

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

OH DEAR! please disregard my email i sent you tonight- we can TOTALLY reschedule for a time when the kittens have found new homes or for a time when life just settles down in general- and while we are at it- can i bring you dinner or something??

good gravy woman.

how do you do it?? :)

Heather Tullis Photography said...

Wow, I hope things get better for you Natalie. Nice photo! Who's the model?

Erin and Aaron said...

I laughed out loud at the 'I HATE CATS' part. good one.

Melissa said...

Hey I love the wooden spoon in the pocket... only a mother of boys could truly understand that lol!