Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Remember those? When we were kids, we'd wait for our favorite show to come on and then be disappointed when we found out it was a re-run? Well, I hope you aren't disappointed when I offer up a re-run of my own. Just pullin' one of my faves from the archives.

If you've read it before, hope you don't mind reading it again. If you haven't read it before, hope you enjoy it...

So, I'm still giddy about this new tracking tool I'm using. It's truly revolutionary. It's amazing the technology we have available now.

It's also an albatross around my neck.

I had trouble getting sucked in before when I'd go online. I would log on to do school work, but "first" I would check my email and then venture over to facebook only for a minute, just to see what everyone is up to. Well, as you may have experienced, that minute turned into hours. Pretty soon my butt was the shape of the office chair and my hands fell asleep from being in the "home row" typing position for so long. One click led to another which led to another see where this is going...

Today I made a promise to myself that I would actually start living my life instead of just writing about it. Um, you see how well that's going so far? Doesn't appear I'm doing the laundry or cleaning right now, does it?

Actually, though, I did manage to get a few things done. I kicked an enormous pile of dirty clothes from the second floor to the basement. That's a start. It's a win-win because I plan on counting that as my exercise for the day. I also emptied the dishwasher. In the midst of all that, I've had to deal with a sick E. It's been a weird day.

Hey, speaking of weird...I watched Paranormal Activity last night. Well, I don't know if I can actually say I watched it since for almost the entire movie I held a pillow in front of my face. I relied on Joe's facial expressions and commentary to tell me what was going on. Why do I do that to myself??? I'm naturally riddled with anxiety on a regular basis anyway, so why do I add to it? For the same reason as everyone else...The intrigue. The thrill. I'm a glutten for punishment. I must enjoy not getting a wink of sleep because I'm waiting for the bedroom door to slam shut by itself.

It's so nice right now. It's quiet. The kids are in bed. I'm pretty sure 75% of them are sleeping. There's only the tick tick of my typing. Ahhhh. I should use this time to tackle the (no kidding) 15 loads of laundry in the basement or scoop up the dust bunnies in the living room or shampoo that grape juice stain out of the carpet in the office. Those are all great ideas.

Or....maybe I'll just take a nap.


  1. I'm actually chuckling as I type. You're adorable. Glad I caught this one the second time around because I missed it the first time!

  2. Just gotta love those quiet moments. Funny though, sometimes when all the kids are gone at an unusual time of day it seems just too strange and I am ready to have them come back!

  3. I cant imagine what quiet must sound like in your home! With 4 kids! Its probably amazing....missed you today!

  4. I also missed this post the first time around. Glad I found it.

    I fell asleep during Paranormal Activity, really, you did not miss much.

    So, did you ever tackle those 15 loads of laundry?

  5. I had to chuckle reading this I also have probably 15 loads of laundry to tackle (if not more) plus 5 baskets of clean laundry waiting to be put away. Luckly all 4 of my kiddos are fast asleep. :)I hope you had a great day today!!

  6. Heck as an adult I still hate reruns, lol, Greys Anatomy has been a rerun for the past two weeks and I was quite irritated. Not irritated by yours however. LOL. I do think you are crazy for watching scary movies through your pillow. You already think far to much about ghosts lol. Paranormal activity???? Really???? hahaha. I miss you and am so excited to be seeing you soon.

  7. I found your blog over at Jessica's (Adventures of a Wife and Mom) so I thought I would come check ya out!! Loving the blog!!
    I was the same way watching Paranormal Activity. My sister and I watched the whole thing with half of our face covered cuz lets face it...if half your face is covered it's not as scary!!
    I'm a new follower!! Hope you will swing by my blog and check it out!
    Have a great afternoon!

  8. I hadn't seen this one but I am going to take your advice (that's what I'm calling it) and now whenever I kick the laundry down the stairs it's going to count as exercise. 15 loads is a lot of kicking and there is still the dragging it back up to fold so really it's a great work out. I watched some horrible movie yesterday and had nightmares about it last night. It wasn't my fault, I didn't realize it was a scary movie until the chick who was being terrorized by the security guard shoved a pencil in his eye. I just got the willies now.

  9. Since I'm new here, this is NOT a re-run for me! Enjoyed the post and I can definitely relate to the old butt in the shape of the office chair. Thanks for the chuckle! :)


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