1. It is so hot my fingers have swollen to a width that renders me incapable of using a keyboard.
2. Michael Jackson died (did you hear about that???) and I'm overcome with grief.
3. My children have taken over the house and will not grant me access to my computer.
4. The barking dog is distracting me from deep and analytical prose.
5. Uh...did I mention Michael Jackson?
In reality though, we've been gone and then here but occupied, and then gone and then here but occupied. Now we are home again, but I have so much to write about that it will take me a while to get my thoughts organized. And right now the children are beckoning me to swim. Right now the pool water looks crystal blue and refreshing on this 100 degree day. Right now Jay is singing at the top of his lungs to his i-pod. Right now Annie is running around in her bathing suit and my sunglasses and flip flops. Right now Jane is napping so it's a good time to swim. Right now I can look at my calendar and see all that is looming in just a few weeks. Right now I'm going to go enjoy my summer.