On the Blog This Week…

I don’t know about you, but I had a pretty exciting week.

On Monday, my new couch from Ikea was delivered (after Even Steven refused to remove one last minivan seat to drive it home ourselves.) I spent the rest of the day trying to explain to the kids that this is the first piece of furniture we’ve bought new in 10 years, and that they could not eat, stand, jump or climb on it. (Yeah, right.)

Oh – and I dropped my cell phone in the toilet.

On Tuesday, the 2-year-old pooped four times, Big Hairy Dog got in the trash, and I stared at the wall in the family room for about 10 minutes. Don’t ask me why – it just felt right.

On Wednesday, my mother-in-law’s dog pooped in the minivan, we found out the toddler is deathly allergic to tree nuts (after just finding out a few months ago that he no longer has a peanut allergy), and I thought it was Tuesday until 10 pm when Even Steven told me otherwise. It was fairly pathetic how happy I was to realize it had really been a Wednesday all along.

On Thursday, I spent 30 minutes on the phone with my cell phone provider to see if I qualified for a new phone. (See Monday) Then I spent two hours at the phone store trying to understand why I was going to have to pay $700 for a phone one step above a flip phone. Then I spent another 45 minutes on the phone with the web team for my cell phone provider who assured me that the store people were wrong and they could get me a much better deal – but I had to go to the store. And then spent another hour at the store hearing the store people tell me that the web people were wrong. And then listening to them call the web people to tell them how wrong they were. (All this while two of my kids ran around the store and spun in the swivel chairs.)

PS – I still don’t have a cell phone. So don’t even bother trying to call me.

Seeing as how I’ve had a pretty amazing week, we can only imagine what today will bring. Maybe I’ll find a hemorrhoid or, if I’m really lucky, I’ll find the stinky dog turd that I know must be still rolling around in the minivan based on the smell. (See Wednesday)

We’ll just have to wait and find out, won’t we?

What’s New On the Blog

Now that we’re posting in so many sections on the blog, it’s possible that we’re posting things, and you wouldn’t even notice. Until I roll out a new design (that makes it much easier to navigate everything), I figured I should give you a head’s up on what’s been posted. Here are the new posts that went live this week:

My Life & Laughs

Did you know there was a My Life & Laughs section? Basically it’s just where every slightly humorous post I write gets posted. Most of these are on the main page too, so you probably haven’t missed them. But just in case, you can click here to see them all.

New This Week

I shared why you shouldn’t be afraid of family pictures. And we all got to see how photogenic Even Steven really is.

Then I shared my mom’s response when she walked into my room when I was little and found naked Ken on top of naked Barbie. (Hint – she didn’t react the way you’d think.)

And finally I shared the sticker chart I’ve decided to make for Even Steven – and how I’ve earned SEVERAL stickers this week. Several. Oh – and then I promised my mom that I’d stop posting while I have PMS.

My Life & Parenting

Britt is rocking it as editor of the MLAP (Mom – that stands for My Life & Parenting) section! Here’s what went live this week:

How to declutter your kids rooms




How to declutter your kids rooms






My Life & Recipes

YUM! Here’s what went live this week:

How to declutter your kids rooms




My Life & Good Health

Surprise! Did you even know there was a health section? That’s because I haven’t told you yet. A big announcement will be made soon (and we’ll introduce a new editor) – but in the meantime, we’re writing there too. Here’s what went live this week:

How to declutter your kids rooms




How’s your week going? Hoping to find a dog turd in your van today? Do you ever just stare at your family room wall because it feels right?

11 comments on “On the Blog This Week…

  1. Ah, yes, the age old battle of the cell phone store vs. the web people. Been there, done that. Also with 2 children in tow. ‘Tis fun. ;)

  2. By the smell, there is a poopy diaper somewhere in my bedroom. I hope to find it. Before the dog does.
    Three ER co-pays this week. A pharmacist who thought it was a good idea to give us PILLS for the two year old’s vomiting. I predict some time spent gazing at a wall. I do have lovely walls.

  3. We had a bunch off puke this week – I’m hoping it doesn’t last as long as yours did! Life without a cell phone – are you pretending to be a pioneer? I don’t know how I would get through it!

  4. We have a tree nut allergy at this house too. It can be hard to explain to people because they seem to lump all nuts together at school. Be aware of all things that grow on trees, and seafood. Also, our lucky son is allergic to palm oil and palm kernel oil. Trees. Ugh. If you have any questions, I have unfortunately become an expert.

  5. We are an iPhone family, and we USED TO purchase the “Apple Care” for our son’s phone. A couple of years ago, he dropped his phone in the toilet. At the Apple store we were told that Apple Care covered pretty much everything BUT water damage. We ended up buying a refurbished phone for like $200 or something.
    Apple is like the pretty girl or gorgeous guy in high school. They know they are pretty, and they don’t have to be nice. I still love Apple stuff.

  6. We had a snow day Wednesday, and it didn’t snow. So I suppose we had a rain day. My boss had a meltdown Monday in a f-bomb tiraid about taxes, but I made it through the last stages of candidacy for a new job teaching at a virtual school so the week wasn’t a total wash. Oh and I got a new electric blanket, now I don’t want to get out of bed… Oh and I’ve heard that a bag of rice can be the miracle cure for a toilet-dropped phone!

  7. BEST BUY! I’ve given up on the AT&T store. I’ve purchased my last THREE iphones at best buy along with my grandparent’s iphone and my mom’s iphone. Good luck!

  8. I refuse to get a new phone since the last ones we got never did work right. Hubby went back to his old one after he missed a thousand dollars in overtime the first week because calls didn’t go through. I put up with mine for two years and then decided that I wasn’t going to go through that again with another new phone — now we’re both using old flip phones from 1996 that my parents dug out of a desk drawer.

  9. As for the cell phone that tried to swim I suggest you try ebay. Often there are some good deals on used phones. Just make sure you get one that is from your provider.

  10. It sounds like this whole winter is one for the record books.

    I didn’t get quite as far down the phone road as you did, but I am so not surprised that you have had to go through this. I just bought myself a cheap flip phone at the advice of the tmobile people and have gone about my business and all is well. Who needs a smart phone?

    Did you wrap your couch in plastic? It’s really the only way to go .