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So much to do today….

By M Davies   /     Nov 30, 2007  /     Mommyhood  /     0 Comment

God, I have so much to do today, but I can’t get motivated.  Updates in bold posted at 12:00pm.

  1. I have to pick up my wedding rings at Steve Hydock, they finally are done being resized.  Cost:  $70 dollars.  I can’t believe my ring size grew by 2 sizes after having Owen.  Note to any future mothers out there:  please take off your wedding rings after you find out you are pregnant.  Getting them cut off and resized is costly.  Steve Hydock doesn’t open until 10am, so I have to wait a little bit before I can go there.  (done)
  2. I have to run to Party Shitty (City) to get some balloons, decorations, and plates for Gabby’s 3rd Bday tomorrow.  I am going back and forth what kind of plates and balloons to get.  She likes Little Einsteins, Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Spongebob Squarepants.  It will be one of those.  They just opened — 9:30am.  (done, but they didn’t have little einstein stuff, so I settled for Spongebob)
  3. Then I have to go to Nanticoke to Sanitary Bakery to pick up the 2 birthday cakes I got.  We are taking one up to Rich’s parents tomorrow night, and the other one is for when my family comes down on Sunday afternoon.  Except, they might not come down on Sunday now because its supposed to snow/sleet/freezing rain Sat Night into Sunday.  So now I’m stuck with an additional birthday cake that we may or may not use.  [Side Note:  Why is there always some sort of weather disaster on Gabby’s Birthday?  Last year it was the Tornado in Mountain Top, and this year its this winter sloppy mess.  WTF]  I have to pick that up by noon.  (Rich is picking that up on his way home from work – he’s coming home early!)
  4. Then I have to go directly from there back to get Gabby at Daycare around 12:30 or 1.  (soon)

There’s one problem.  One major kink in my plans.  The stupid MacBook is arriving today.  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I am totally psyched its going to be here today, its just…why couldn’t it be arriving tomorrow like it said it was going to on FedEx.  Or yesterday.  Tomorrow or Yesterday would have been more convenient for my schedule.  Now I have to do all of this crap AFTER it gets here.  I have been taking Gabby to daycare Mon-Wed-Fri from 8am to noon-ish so I can get errands and stuff out of the way – so I only have 4 hours to get this all done.  I hate feeling rushed, and its going to be very difficult to go to a jewelry store and a party store with 2 kids.  It will be hard enough with 1.   (still not here as of noon, btw)

stress, Stress, STRESS

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Will I ever be happy?

By M Davies   /     Nov 29, 2007  /     Technology Hates Me  /     3 Comments

I have been screwing with my theme, layout, widgets and plugins within wordpress since about 12am last night.  I think I have a theme I finally like, and the sidebar is sorta setup the way I like.   So I am happy with it for the moment.  I’m sorry if you came to the site in the middle of the redesigning last night/this morning.  I downloaded and tried out about 50 or so different themes before I found this one. 

I was starting to get annoyed, because the themes were cutting off the pictures I was posting, or they were running into the sidebar.  I think this was because they were fixed width themes.  You know me….I need a lot of space to post pictures and just blather on and on and on about nothing in particular. 

So, all that having been said….

What do you think of this setup/layout?  Does it look alright?

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Please help the babies!

By M Davies   /     Nov 29, 2007  /     Mommyhood, NEPA  /     0 Comment

Volunteers of America needs donations to help local families with infants.  Their shelves are almost bare and requests for items are still coming in.   

Story found at:  http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=7423308 and http://www.timesleader.com/news/20071128_28-VOA_ART.html

How you can help — Items critically needed

To make a donation to the Volunteers of America, please call 570-825-5261.

  • Diapers (sizes newborn to 5)
  • Formula (Similac & Isomil)
  • Baby jar foods (fruits & vegetables) (Stages 1 & 2)
  • Wipes

If you, your family, school, church, office or civic group could help with an in-kind or monetary gift, please call the VOA Wilkes-Barre office at 570-825-5261.

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Hmmmm?

By M Davies   /     Nov 28, 2007  /     Into the Void  /     0 Comment

(I’m using that as my title because it is how Gabby answers me when I ask her any question.)

What happened to Jared the Subway Guy? 

I noticed that Peter Griffin from The Family Guy is now doing the Subway commercials.  What gives?  I thought Subway was all about “eating fresh” and losing weight.  Now they have fat-ass Peter Griffin as the spokesperson and Jared who lost all that weight only eating Subway is no where to be found. 

Did subway get sick of the same marketing techniques?  Did Jared put back on all that weight?  What gives? 

This is going to require further research online….

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The dog piss, that turned out not to be dog piss

By M Davies   /     Nov 27, 2007  /     Annoyances  /     0 Comment

Yesterday morning, Rich walks down the stairs after his shower into the kitchen and steps in what he through was a big puddle of Trumpy piss.  He starts freaking out and cursing and reaching for cleaning supplies.  I had just woke up out of a dead sleep and didn’t think anything of it and started to help him clean up.  I never really got a good look at the puddle to see how big it was.  After the mess was cleaned up, I then went downstairs to grab some clothes for Gabby and Owen to get them dressed and Rich is standing in front of the drier with a puzzled look eyeing the clothes folded on the top of it.  Apparently they were wet and he couldn’t figure out why they were wet, and where the liquid came from.  It didn’t take me long to put 2 and 2 together and trace the source of the water.  There is a hole that was drilled into the kitchen floor to run phone cord/tv cable/electrical wire through.  Where the dog *peed* the water seeped through the hole, and dropped down through the ceiling and dripped into a cupboard, and then down on top of the clean clothes on top of the dryer, etc, etc etc, big fucking mess.

So from 8:30 am until about 2pm, I was furiously cleaning the cupboard out downstairs, rewashing all of the clothes that got wet, throwing out a bunch of ruined crap, mopping the floor.  Rich gets home and looks at our fridge (which is a side by side freezer-fridge with ice crusher).  The fucking ice crusher broke AGAIN.  Leaked all over the kitchen AGAIN.  It wasn’t the dog that peed.  It was the freezer that peed.  I absolutely cannot believe I wasted that much time cleaning yesterday only to find out the liquid was water.  I am so pissed.  I’m actually less pissed than I was yesterday, but still pissed.

I have a killer headache right now, and I hope what I just wrote makes sense.  My head is throbbing just trying to re-read it.  I was watching Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC then all of the sudden Dancing with the Stars came on.  I wish I knew where the damn remote was, or had the strength to get off the couch and find it at this moment.  This show blows….real bad.  Is it possible for a TV show to make a headache worse?

I ordered the MacBook yesterday.  The FedEx tracking thing says it should be here by Dec 1 (Gabby’s 3rd Bday).  I’m getting a present on Gabby’s bday!  The box to ship the craptop back to dell arrived today from DHL too.  So I’m going to have to move everything over to the new mac before I ship this one back to dell.  That shouldn’t be as bad as when I formatted last time.  I backed a large amount of crap up to my server space on Rich’s Mac — it took days.  I’m excited to finally resync my Ipod up to something that has all of my mp3s in one spot….that will be my new macbook! 

Alright I’m getting up to find the remote now.  I’ve taken about as much of this shitty show as I can handle.

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