March 31, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Returning to Normal

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Rockstar Keely over at The Un-Mom hosts this fun weekly Random Tuesday thing, and if you haven't jumped on that band wagon, you don't know what you're missing!

This week life returns to 'normal'. Starting today. Because Hovering Hubby is back to work after a week off of doing nothing, and Princess Nagger is back to school this afternoon after her day off yesterday for 'teacher inservice'. So of course the next four days are going to be fast paced catch up mode for me.

Except really not. Because it's time for the bi-monthly grocery shopping which takes longer than 2 hours, so I have to split it over two days and do half this afternoon and half tomorrow afternoon while Princess Nagger's at school - speed shopping through the stores and race back here to make sure I'm home for the Princess Nagger's return bus. Princess Nagger not being a morning person and being in afternoon kindergarten really messes with my morning person self... Next year when she's in school full days it will give me so much more 'freedom' to get the mundane stuff done in a timely manner eventually. So next week will turn into major 'catch up' week from last week's interruptions. Unless something else comes up between now and then. You know, like blogging. ;)

Speaking of blogging, I actually am starting to get back on track now that I've finally decided to quit messing with my blog layout and stop incorporating crappy comment things that don't work and only create major headaches magical disappearance of comments. Now that the comment thing has been put back to 'normal', I'll be able to actually reply and visit. Besides, Justine was really on my case for the past couple of weeks to give JS-Kits the boot again, and I don't know if you've been over to her blog, but she throws that spotlight on her sister all the time, I didn't want her blinding me with it at some point. So you're welcome, Justine. ;) If y'all have a minute, you should stop over there and harass her for me. I'd be forever grateful. ;)

Speaking of harassing, I've been sporadic on my visits to many of you wonderful bloggers - don't take it personally, I haven't forgotten about you, the comment thing made life difficult for people to leave comments and for me to figure out where to go to pay a return visit. And it's hard to read a blog then leave an intelligent or witty comment when Mr. Interruptus is hanging around doing nothing except interrupting me mid-thought.

Seriously, he had all these big plans of getting stuff done last week - like pruning the apple tree with his chain saw, getting the area around the pond all cleaned up and ready for Spring, and helping me haul my wine carboys down to the basement so they're not taking up valuable space in the dining room. Not one of those things got done last week. He did, however, get the chapters done on the electronics book he's writing and got the publisher off his back, so he did get something done, just not the things on his list. He is thinking about taking another week off very soon since he has so many vacation days to use or lose - we'll see if he gets stuff done then.

Of course I can't blame him for not getting the outside stuff done - it was kinda cold for outside activity, so we kept the activity indoors instead. I'm sure the neighbors appreciated that.

Speaking of weather, we had a doozy of a thunder/lightning/monstrosity hail storm Sunday - if I wasn't such a big chicken I would have been outside taking pictures of the golf ball dime sized hail beating up everything outside. Our power went out for a while, and when it came back on, the white lights I have decoratively strung around our apple tree, grape arbor and back porch were only half lit. I was wishing I was half lit after that storm.

Speaking of being half lit, I'm sure our friends from N.C. are thinking we must have been on Saturday since we missed their parents 50th surprise anniversary party. They forgot to tell us what time to show up, so we didn't go. But apparently they did tell us what time, by way of a voice mail on Thursday night after they got into town...but for some reason our voice mail notification wasn't working Crappy Comcast so we didn't actually get the voice mail until after the power went back on Sunday afternoon...guess it needed the power outage jolt to function properly or something. Not so 'Comcastic'.

Princess Nagger was sorely disappointed by a trip to Toys R Us yesterday that she had been looking forward to for days. She had finally decided what she was going to spend her birthday money on (yes, she's been saving it since November...) when she saw advertised her all-time favorite show has a Wii game out.
OK, so it's been out since 2007, but since I'm usually fast forwarding through commercials she hadn't caught on until this weekend. So we went over to Toys R Us yesterday, and they didn't have it in stock. I felt so bad for her that I encouraged her to pick out a different game and I'd order her precious Code Lyoko online instead. Of course I'll probably do it sneaky-like and make that a gift from the Easter Bunny because he rocks.

She chose a different game all right...specifically to annoy Dada. Yep, you guessed it, she got a Horse game. It's pretty lame interesting, I did laundry helped her set it up and ended up playing for awhile. I'm hoping it'll take her mind off the Code Lyoko game at least until the Easter Bunny can make his appearance. :)
Last week I successfully had my archaic back filling replaced, but I'm thinking it's not supposed to hurt when I chew on that side. So I guess I'll be making another appointment to see what's up with that. Not a big fan of going to the dentist.

Remember that little girl on the bus last Monday that make Princess Nagger sad by not giving her one of her four Hannah Montana pencil tops? Well Friday when Princess Nagger got off the bus she was all smiles - the little girl decided she didn't need to have an 'even number' and gave Princess Nagger one. No idea how that all transpired, but at least that little girl showed she's not really a 'mean girl'. :)


Feeling Random? Well, you're not alone. You can find all the cool Random People congregating over at Keely’s place. Her co-host has made a return as well, Kelly the Neurotic Mom at her new home, Baby Boogers. Head on over to both places and spread some Random love. You'll thank me later. ;)

36 Random Sassy Comments:

Yaya said...

Holy cow girl, that's a lot of random. My favorite part was trimming the tree w/ a chainsaw. ;)

Glad your comments are back to normal.

And half day kindergarten is just evil.

annie kelleher said...

wow thats a long post... so nice to catch up though... my goal for my birthday is to read and catch up on all the blogs i've been missing over the last few weeks!!! xoxox... here's hoping the rest of your week goes smoothly!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

The rest of your readers have to admit, it's so much nicer to click "comments" and just have this nifty little box pop up. Presto! No scrolling down to find the damn comment box! Yeah baby, yeah!

Next time hubby takes a week off? Make a list and hang it where he'll see it all the time. Under the toilet lid? Nah, that'd just be gross.

Justine :o )

Quiskaeya said...

You've been a busy Mama! I always say an idle husband is like an idle child. Lol Gotta keep 'em busy.

I never liked 1/2 day kindy because by the time you drop the child off you were rushing to pick them up again.

Glad the commenting prob has been resolved. That sucked.

Rachel said...

I'd LOVE to only grocery shop every 2 weeks. I go every week and then usually need to pick up something quick mid-week, too! One of my most-hated chores...

For some reason, I find that Wii horse game pretty funny. I think that's an awesome idea to surprise her with the one that she wants!

Anne said...

I am glad everything is working for you now and everyone has gotten out of your way :). I always get really thrown off when everyone is around. We have spring break looming in a couple of weeks Ugghhh.

Elle said...

I love when I have the house to myself! Of course it's not happening today. I've got both kids home from school. Really, WUWT? I have the day off from school and no alone time. I wish I only went to the grocery store a couple times a month. I'm there almost every day.

I am Harriet said...

OMG- the tweaking, the coding, the wasted hours, the neck strain,the mounting laundry, the telling yourself "okay, I'm almost done...all I have to do is one more thing". Been there.

Hey- what happened to your comments? Your comments get deleted again?

Louise said...

I can so relate to blog tweaking. I probably spent 100 hours just to get one to load and that was after having created THREE. Now I'm scared to delete the 2 that don't work for fear of screwing up the one that does.

You're braver than me operating a chain saw !

Missy said...

I like your writing style... Very, um, random. To much information for my tired mommy brain to think about so I will leave it at that.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

My kiddies both did afternoon kindergarten as well and it does eat into your day.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I just love these posts. They crack me up. :) I never get anything done when Hubby is at home either. Just teh way it goes. Now, I just try not to plan to get it done and just plan to do it later. :)

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love Random Tuesdays. It's like therapy for free.

blueviolet said...

You're just making up for all kinds of lost time here, aren't you?

Love the half lit statement...teehee

Jennifer said...

Wow, I can't imagine being organized enough to shop only twice per month! I go at least once per week and still spend a couple of hours at the store!

Peggy said...

Now that's what I'm talkin about Stacy! Your page loaded quick as a whip!

I hate when my kids want the "silly" wii games...my 7 yo always wants those kind too...they're too expensive not to get one that (mommy) the whole family can play! :)

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♥georgie♥ said...

this is my first un mom RTT...stoppin by to say Hi and WOW you know how to do random up right!

speakin of grocery shopping I should be doing that right now

Andrea Singer said...

I enjoyed reading, I love random posts! By the way, I have a tag for you on my blog!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Would you believe my first random thought was directed at YOUR site? And it's normal now! Comment at will!

GreenJello said...

I hate return visits to the dentist... as if the first one wasn't bad enough!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Random Cool Chick you WON my Purple Trail giveaway...email me ASAP thank you!!! I guess my mail must of gone into your spam :(

Minxy Mimi said...

WOW< thats a lot of randomness for me to take in!
But enjoy the grocery shopping alone! YAY

wendy said...

You had me till half-lit...then I had to go spike my coffee.

:)

K said...

I love random Tuesdays.

The Easter Bunny has sure gotten cooler since I was a kid. I'll have to keep that in mind in a few years when my little guy starts expecting a basket.

Helene said...

Wow, you are the Queen of Random...this was an awesome post!

Grocery shopping alone?? That actually sounds relaxing!!

mrsbear said...

My darlingest husband has been planning to paint the house for going on four years now.

Glad Princess got her eraser, kids can be so unpredictable.

What is it with girls and horse games? lol. At least torturing Daddy is high on her list of priorities.

Fiona said...

I love these posts and every time I read yours I think, dang I need to do a post like this because honestly it could be quite therapeutic. I will try to remember next week to participate!

Golfersmom said...

The Eastr Bunny rocks at our hose too. I have on good authoity he is bringing a Wii game to out too. He must like Wii games as much as the kids :)

Lizzie said...

ohh my daughter wanted that game, (the horse one) she eventually got another one, that darn cute horse cover gets those girls hooked, no matter what the game is about :)

Kathy B! said...

Your random exceeds my planned and intentional. Holy crow, girl! Take a breath before you or anyone else for that matter prunes any trees with a chainsaw, or you might just end up with a stump :)

little miss spy said...

when i was little i knew a family that only went shopping once a month. i go every week! sometimes more than once! you must be super-organized to manage bi-monthly. :)

Casey said...

I'm glad the girl on the bus was finally nice. Kids are so weird.

So kindergarten is only half day up there? Weird! I can't wait until I get to ship my kids off for FULL DAYS OF SCHOOL. I shouldn't say that since the time will fly by then I'll miss their babyhood.

Bex said...

pruning the apple tree and cleaning the pond! ha! mys hubs honey do list is: put away your tools and mow the lawn! hahaha!

Keely said...

Uh, he finished writing a BOOK? I was going to commiserate about how my hubby didn't get any of his big plans done on his week off either, but he certainly didn't do anything as ambitious as writing a book. He maybe took the toddler to Gymboree.

Nicole said...

I thought my post was long and random! We have had wacky weather as well. I am sooooo ready for summer! I swear, our winter and spring got switched this year.