January 22, 2010

Friday Happy Hour VGNO Fragments - Moving, Movies, Messes and Madness

I thought Friday would never get here!  And yet, I kept thinking yesterday was Monday...because Princess Nagger was off school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so yesterday was her first day back to school this week.  MLK for Monday, then Teacher Inservice for the other two days.  I was ready for her to go back to school yesterday.

Notice something?  I moved back to Blogger.  Last night.  Blueviolet (A Nut in a Nutshell) has been such an awesome bloggy friend with her encouragement and patience as I vented my frustration via email about broken feeds, lost traffic, page rank, and endless other issues.

I know there are a ton of Wordpress converts out there, but I ended up wasting so much time the past three weeks not being able to find solutions to the problems I encountered when I moved over there.  Since I started out on Blogger and worked hard to figure out all the quirks and idiosyncrasies, it  was better for me to move back than completely lose my sanity.  What was left of it, anyway. 

I may attempt a switch at a later date again, but only after I've educated myself on all the particulars rather than learn by trial and error.  More error which created trials and headaches.

My computer is still threatening to die on me, so I'm still working on backing everything up so I can do a complete reformat and reinstall - hopefully over the weekend.  Then I can hopefully be back to 'normal'.  I've had more Blue Screen of Death incidents throughout this week - which has really put a crimp in me getting caught up.  Or the house clean.  Or the Christmas tree taken down.

I did get the decorations off the front porch and all the ornaments stripped from the tree, so there's that.  Now I just have to deal with the muddy mess in front of the shed to move the tubs of decorations back out there, and retrieve the box for the Christmas Tree.  Hopefully this weekend.

Princess Nagger and I saw The Princess and the Frog on Tuesday - loved it!  Since PN's school was off for Teacher Inservice days Tuesday and Wednesday, we went to the theater in the next town over (where school was in session as normal).  We were the only ones in the theater except for one other mom and her two little girls.  That's the way I like it!

Of course when we got our popcorn and candy we didn't notice the kids combo comes in a cardboard dinosaur box - PN saw the other little girls carrying them and kept lamenting that we should have gotten one for her.  So after the movie we begged for an empty one at the counter and at first the girls were confused and thought they had to sell me a complete combo, but decided the boxes themselves probably weren't inventoried so they gave us (an empty) one.  Talk about a happy Princess Nagger!

What is it with homework?  Especially after reading Mrs. Bear's post - I'm having the same issue with Princess Nagger that she's having with her first grader.  PN resists doing her homework though she could probably get it done in less than a 1/2 hour, but four hours later she's finally done.

And mess?  She's queen of making messes.  Drives me batty!  Especially when she works her tornado skills in the living room...and dining room...and bathrooms...

No pictures this week - they're still on my camera.  Next week will be better now that I won't have to be spending valuable time searching out code to fix broken stuff.

Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:

PN:  "You know the emory board you use to file your nails?"

Me:  "Yes, what about it?"

PN:  "Did you know they now have one for cats?"

Me:  "For cats?"

PN:  "Yes! Your cat can give itself a pedicure and is strong enough to support even larger cats.  It even comes with a cat toy!  It's really cool, Mama, we should get one!"

Me:  "I'm guessing you saw this in a commercial?"

PN:  "Oh yes, and if you call the 800 number before the end of the commercial, you can get two of them and only pay shipping and handling on the second one!  But we really don't need two, because we only have one cat.  It's really cool, Mama, it has a base, and you set the nail file thing in the base, then there's a hole to put the cat toy.  It even comes with a free de-shedder!"

Me:  "......."

And now, time for Happy Hour!

  • I'm very happy for supportive bloggy friends like Blueviolet, Otin and Martha who boost me up with emails when I'm having a bad day.
  • I'm happy that it's Friday.  I'm probably only going to have gotten 4 hours of sleep overnight, but at least it's Friday.
  • I'm happy that I was able to hack the XML file to import the posts I had posted over at Wordpress so they'd be here intact with comments.

If you're just hanging out at home on Friday night (and blogging), feel free to join in on Ann's Virtual Girl's Night Out (boys are welcome, too!)

Don't forget to visit Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissin' Time for fun Friday Fragments, Otin's and RxBambi's respective blogs for Happy Hour Friday, and Ann Again and Again for VGNO.

9 Random Sassy Comments:

buffalodick said...

I've been with Blogger since day one.. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

I am Harriet said...

OMG Stacy! You said it. The grass is always greener. I get so many people asking me to switch them over to Wordpress. Blogger is so much easier for the average blogger and it's FREE. You can do about anything on blogger that you can on WP- if you spend some time figuring it out. Plus, there are tons of great templates out there. I do have Wordpress blogs but, Blogger is my home.

I bet you're sleeping better now :)

Kristina P. said...

Stacy, I saw your comment on another blog, and it hit me that I hadn't seen your blog update in my Reader in like 2 weeks!! I just readded it, so hopefully, it will pop up!

Robin said...

Wow I had the same problem and ended up loosing all my links and followers too after almost 3 years..ive started from scratch and some history salvage..I too had problems but i just swallowed it and moved on I think you made a smart choice ...anyway Im a new follower from the other day..Hi There..!

Nancy C said...

Glad you're home and that you're back to blogging on Blogger.

I hope to see the Princess movie...can I take my son or is it too princess-y?

Mama Zen said...

I had that same conversation with my daughter about the cat emory board just this morning!

otin said...

You just need to regroup and take a deep breath and just go back to commenting and not stressing over your blog for a while. I think that you need a break from all of the tech stuff! People did not forget you! :) You are like blogging sunshine!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh Stacy! I'm glad your back to blogger to give your mind a rest! I would have drop kicked my computer by now if I were you!

I'm a little scared for PN, she may be turning into me when it comes to salesmen and infomercials! Can't tell you how many times I've fallen for them dang commercials, and you know I'm a sucker when it comes to salesmen and beggers! Better set her straight while she's young! hahaha! :o)

Love that girl! I hope I have a daughter just like her some day.

Yaya said...

Oh yeah, I love those little kids boxes at the theater!