Dear universe, I would really, really, like to get through the rest of 2009 without having to break news to the boys of a death of yet another someone they care for.  In fact, I’d prefer to go a few decades.  Thanks.

Our kids loved our babysitter’s fiancee.  Unfortunately for him, for her, and for them, he was found dead this morning, cause to be determined.  When I got the call, it was all I could do not to laugh in hysterical disbelief because it just seems completely unreal.