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10.30.2012

Tuesday's Tip (#25)

Here's a tip for you:

Consider yourself lucky.

I really wanted another day off in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Not because I had any damage to recover from. Just because it's fun to have an unplanned day off. 

So, I was a little disgruntled last night when I realized that Boston didn't cancel school even though most of the surrounding towns did. I wasn't the happiest person when I finally had to do a load of laundry so that everyone had clothes to wear this morning.

But... I've been watching the coverage of Sandy's devastation. I really should just shut up and consider myself lucky. We didn't lose power or have any damage from the storm. So, I'll grin and bear it.

And hope for a few snow days this winter...

I'm thinking good thoughts for those people impacted by Hurricane Sandy.




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10.29.2012

Hurricane Sandy

Well, today is a hurricane day. We're up in Boston, so we shouldn't get it quite as badly as some other areas, but we're hunkered down. I'm not going to lie - I was ecstatic when I got the call that school had been cancelled. What teacher doesn't want to be told that you'll get an unexpected Monday off (even when it means staying home with your kids)?

There's a solid chance that I'll be eating my words later, but as of right now (10:30 am), my kids are having a blast. They're coloring, playing tag, playing video games, playing house... in general, just getting along. Not only that, but they are completely entertaining each other and not bugging me. If this keeps up, I might be wishing for (non-damaging) hurricanes all the time. 


Some weird, new game that involves running through the house while attached at the head
The kids' inflatable hurricane bunker (at least until the power goes out)!
A view from inside the bunker (with costumes on)
There's nothing like playing video games in your underwear with your best buddy (while wearing yesterday's face paint)!



I'll be sure to update this in an hour or two when they're all acting like a bunch of jerks. You can laugh at me then! Just don't say "I told you so." Nobody likes that person.

Feel free to leave me a comment below and let me know how you're weathering the storm!

UPDATE:

Taking bets - how long before this game ends in tears or injury?

video
And a view from the inside...
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10.26.2012

A Confession

I was planning to take this one to the grave. But, seeing as my husband never reads my blog (I'm somewhat offended), I've decided to share this little tidbit with all of you. The people who do read my blog.

PJ, my darling husband of ten years, has a terrible habit of losing things. It's really a problem that could be solved by putting things in the same place (maybe even where they belong) everyday. Alas, that never happens. This results in a morning ritual that almost always involves hunting for things like car keys and wallets and the like.

Which brings us to last week. We were having a particularly harried morning where nothing was running smoothly and everyone was running late. In the process of trying to do 85 million things to get the kids out of the house, I realized PJ was on the hunt for his car key. Now, one of the things that's great about us as a couple is that I happen to be fantastic at finding things. If you've lost something, I'm your girl. This means my services get called upon frequently by PJ. Which I find extremely annoying when I'm already screaming at the kids about how late we are and why they haven't brushed their teeth yet. But, I digress...

PJ and I proceeded to turn the house upside looking for the damn key. And no, we're too foolish to have an extra, so don't even ask. I kept reminding him that he never puts things where they belong and how he always leaves things where Charlotte can reach them. Once Charlotte gets a hold of something, all bets are off. Which is why the two of us were dumping out the trash barrel in the kitchen at 7 am. After a fruitless search of the house with much cursing, I told him to go out and see if he dropped the key outside somewhere. I followed him out the door and that's when I saw the key on the railing of our porch.

Right where I had left it. Oh my goodness. It all came back to me then. Patrick had asked me to move the car so he could play basketball in the driveway the afternoon before. I went out to move the car, but it was already parked out front. I put the key on the railing so I could go play ball with Patrick and promptly forgot about it.

I had a choice: admit my mistake after all of the lecturing about where to put things - or play completely dumb.

I went with dumb. PJ was so confused as to how the key had gotten on the porch railing. I told him he should stop leaving things where Charlotte can get them because you just never know what she'll do with them. Sorry, Charlotte. You took one for the team, there.

Now, I have a feeling that I'm not the only one that has had a moment where they neglected to admit they were wrong. Come on... don't you want to share?? Leave a comment below and tell me your story. I can't be the only one!

PS

Let's hope this isn't the week when PJ decides to start reading this foolish blog after all this time!







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10.24.2012

Wordless Wednesday - Seasonal Socks

It's been a year, and I've come full circle. Apparently, I haven't achieved any growth in a year's time.

Christmas socks in October... Enough said.





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