Friday, June 27

I'm Alive, but Floundering

I've resorted to plagiarizing other blogs (with permission, of course) because I can't muster a few creative minutes to come up with something original. School is out, but I worked two days after in the school office. Today was a long-awaited library day and getting ready for our vacation early next week. Tonight is the middle of the All-Stars softball tournament that will take up every waking moment other than church and packing this weekend. So to prove that I'm still here, here's a survey. You can copy if it you want.

With this survey, you can only use one word answers

1. Where is your cell phone? Car.
2. Your significant other? Traveling.
3. Your hair? Short.
4. Your mother? Active
5. Your father? Working
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Weird
8. Your favorite drink? Coffee
9. Your dream/goal? Balance
10. The room you’re in? Bedroom
11. Your church? Thriving
12. Your fear? Loss
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
14. Where were you last night? Softball
15. What you’re not? Bored
16. Muffins? Banana
17. One of your wish list items? Pergo
18. Where you grew up? Florida
19. The last thing you did? Vacuumed
20. What are you wearing? Bracelet
21. Your TV? Spongebob
22. Your pets? Enemies
23. Your computer? Overworked
24. Your life? Hectic
25. Your mood? Excited
26. Missing someone? Amy
27. Your car? Messy
28. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes
29. Favorite store? B&N
30. Your summer? Relaxed
31. Like(love) someone? Kiddos
32. Your favorite color? Green
33. Last time you laughed? Dinner
34. Last time you cried? Rarely
35. Who will repost this? Mary

This definitely takes brain cells to answer something other than the obvious. Go ahead and try it yourself.

Wednesday, June 18

Baby Blues


Brainy Boy started wearing glasses when he was 4 years old, so I have not seen his beautiful blue eyes unencumbered, during waking hours for 8 years.

He's 12 now, and responsible enough for contacts. Today was his first day at school with them. Only the excitement of showing off his new look was enough to keep him determined during the 25-minute process to get them in. The thing is, now he looks even more like his dad, if that's possible!

Tuesday, June 10

Can You Say "Fresh"....Not!

Seen in the local grocery store today (when running in to buy a gallon of milk).


"In cooperation with NYSEG (our electric company) we are cutting back on lights and electricity. We are sorry for any inconvenience."


I have no idea what in the world they are thinking, but I'm thinking that I won't be buying anything refrigerated or frozen from there. And the lights just may be too dim for me to sign my check ;)

Sunday, June 8

Th' Good, Th' Bad & Th' Ugly

Th' Good - It seems that the problem with my internet service for the past two months boiled down to a conflict between my Norton antivirus firewall and my wireless router firewall. I'm going with that story although we've had two other false-fixes from the lovely Time Warner tech, so time will tell. It's probably a good sign that I did stay up and running even during a thunderstorm today. That makes us all happy because when my internet is down--well, it's not so easy to stay pretty during those times, Ya'll.

Th' Bad - I can no longer blame my lack of blogging on lack of internet. I have to come up with yet another creative excuse for why my blog has become more of a task than an outlet for the last month or so. It seems that working nigh to full-time takes a toll on more than my laundry basket. I've been filling in for a sick co-worker so, sadly, you'll have to do with less of my pontificating for a bit longer--till school's out on the loveliest of days, June 24. I know, I know...I'm collecting baskets of sympathy from my down-south readers who would be horrified to follow the school calendar that we have in these parts.

Th' Ugly - As I was making my umpteenth cup of coffee in my hand-me-down Senseo (which has become the most beloved of possessions in the last few weeks of a harried schedule) it BROKE. I was such a pitiful mess that Muh Main Man offered to bring his own Senseo home from work for me to use. (This would be the same one I had vigorously coveted before my sweet friend gave me hers that she wasn't using). It is true that I have a 12-cup maker that is perfectly adequate and that I really liked before, but since getting the Senseo, I just cannot resist its two-minute quickness and the eerily Starbucks-like brew that it makes! Lucky for me, Muh Main Man missed his flight out to DC this evening, so I'll only have to wait until tomorrow evening for him to bring in the reserves. Unless he forgets. Which he won't. Because I won't let him ;)

Monday, June 2

Anniversary In Absentia

What a great way to spend the last 19 years!

Muh Main Man is at a week-long school trip in the Catskills with Brainy Boy as part of the 6th grade Science curriculum. So Little Chic and I are taking the burden of celebrating upon ourselves ;)