Schedule, Schmedule

So… I’d like to have some kind of routine to my posts here, but I’m so out of whack with the move that I don’t know what day it is. Forget trying to maintain a schedule. I liked the three-days-a-week routine at Mexico (I updated the sidebar info so it’s all current now) but I’m sitting here in my mom’s living room, watching the Today show with Owen curled up next to me and I feel like talking to you all.

My computer arrived yesterday but I haven’t plugged it in yet because we had a bit of a styrofoam issue. Ibis (my husband, for the uninitiated) protected my iMac with two-inch foam and while it seems to have done its job (remember, I haven’t actually turned it on yet) a lot of the foam crumbled and I now have a box full of itsy-bitsy pieces of styrofoam. Or more accurately, I now have a living room full of foam.

Yesterday Owen learned that he can EAT snow (what a joyous moment that was — he kept racing away from me thinking that I would try to take it away from him) so when little white things covered the living room floor, he tried to eat that too. Long story short (I know, shocking from me, right?) I had to vacuum the room twice, myself once, and was unable to vacuum the dog. I’ve got everything pretty much clean and I think the computer is finally warm, so I’ll start ‘er up soon.

My point to all this is my days are completely disorganized and I may be posting sporadically for a bit. Will you all bear with me? Also, my mom has a spare camera (thanks mom!) so I’ll be able to post pictures as soon as I get a memory card.

On an ironic side note, I’m watching the news and they keep interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to talk about a shooting near Grand Rapids. See — THE VIOLENCE FOLLOWS ME!

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


  1. I hope Owen didn’t eat too much styrofoam. Glad to hear that you are settling and hey take some time to get a schedule in place. There’s no rush. I’m sure we’ll all be here when you come back more sane.

  2. Oh man, he tried to eat the styrofoam! Doggies are something aren’t they? Can’t wait to see pics ;o) Don’t worry sporadic or not, we’re here for ya ;o) Sounds like a nice morning curled up with your dog Ahhhh… Sorry about the shooting thing! Dang. Well let’s hope it’s an isolated incident!

  3. Penguin

    Hey, I didn’t shoot anyone.

    I haven’t even heard of it. Was it downtown? I was there this morning, but sans gun so you can’t pin it on me.

    Good to have you in Michigan, did you bring all this snow?
    I have a camera you could use that has a card, you want me to run it over to you?
    I was thinking of heading to the coast to get in some boarding if you guys have snow.

    • I don’t remember where exactly it happened — I’ve forgotten the names of all the little towns around GR.

      My mom actually has a “spare” camera and I bought a memory card this afternoon. Thanks though! Let me know if you’re over this way so you can meet Owen. 🙂

  4. JLC

    No problemo! I’ve got ya on Reader so go ahead and post as sporadically as you wish! 😀 Enjoy getting settled and don’t forget to wear your riot gear!

    (as a side note, because I have you on Reader, I won’t need emailed updates.)

  5. robinaltman

    Styrofoam is awesome, but so annoying. I hate when things come packed in styrofoam peanuts. They seem to get everywhere by magic.

  6. Jenifer

    What is it with dogs and wanting to eat absolutely everything? *grin* I’m glad Oliver’s too snooty for that sometimes, even though it drives me mad most of the rest of the time. LOL

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