surely I cannot be expected to write a cohesive blog post, can I?

First, thank you to everyone who has sent their well-wishes and good thoughts and advice (not to be confused with assvice, which nobody has provided, you guys all rock!!) on my little problem. I’m doing SO much better today and feeling confident that things will work out and I can just move on with my LIFE already. And, contrary to what you may think, I still DO enjoy working for myself. I have tons of happy and wonderful clients, which I try to remind myself of when things like this happen. I DO NOT SUCK. OTHER PEOPLE DO. THAT IS JUST LIFE, UNFORTUNATELY.

So! On to more fun topics! Like Burgh Mom Blogger dinners! Last night at Mad Mex I had the biggest burrito I have ever seen. Seriously. I thought Moe’s burritos were big but man. Literally the size of my face. And? I ate the whole darn thing. I chose to drown my stress from the day in a burrito and some sangria and good conversation and it was a lovely night. Just what I needed!

(If you’re a Pittsburgh blogger and you’re a mom, let us know if you want the info on our monthly get-togethers! They are super awesome and everyone is very nice. We don’t bite. Unless you’re a crappy waiter and then all bets are off.)

After the intense drama of yesterday, we got an update on my precious laptop. It’s been gone for over 3 weeks, and last week Dan called and was told by someone (who barely spoke any English) that it would be delivered to us on the 13th or 14th. Cool! Except that was like 4 days ago. So he did some investigating and complaining and finally got someone on the phone who a) speaks English and b) has a brain. Turns out? THEY HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED FIXING IT YET. Yeah. Apparently the record is missing a description of what’s wrong with the laptop, and they won’t even turn them on without knowing the problem. Even though it is stated on the website when we log in to check the status, and also even though Dan told them when he called them originally. Normally I would have freaked out and been totally mad but after the day I had, all I could do was laugh at the hilarity of it. Seriously, what have they been doing with it for THREE WEEKS? Just staring at it?? The guy on the phone was really nice about it and apologetic and they are now not charging us the $600 for the fix (even though our credit card company was paying for it anyway, but whatever). So who knows how long it will be before I can finally use a computer that doesn’t lag 3 letters behind me as I type. Whatever. I guess that’s the least of my worries right now.

And finally, a Maggie story. Two, actually.

She stuck two peas up her nose last night at dinner. So far that I could BARELY SEE THEM! I immediately started freaking out (and freaking Dan out too I think- I was on the phone with him) After getting her blow her nose a few times and causing a big fuss and a slight tussle when I tried (and failed) to get her to let me use tweezers, they came out. But… seriously? Now I have to watch my kid eat her vegetables?? This parenting gig really IS full time.

Last night as I was out living the fancy high life of Pittsburgh blogging moms, Dan put Maggie to bed, and of course she was going to try everything she could to prolong it. He said that he picked her up to start the process and she was looking around all frantic and suddenly blurted out ‘Poop!!!’, trying to convince him that she needed a diaper change. He didn’t believe her but checked anyway… and of course, no poop. She just wanted to stay up longer.

Where do they learn this stuff?


  1. Jaemie

    October 19, 2008 5:23 pm

    LOL – peas up the nose! That reminds me of when my brother was three or four and stuck a bead up his nose, and hen freaked out because he couldn’t get it out. It took so long to get him to calm down and just blow his nose. :)

  2. Burgh Baby

    October 19, 2008 7:56 pm

    It must be a genetic sort of thing because I can’t imagine that Maggie and the kids at daycare spend their days sharing strategies for freaking parents out. Or, maybe they do . . .

  3. Athena

    October 19, 2008 8:38 pm

    we had the same thing a couple weeks ago, except with corn. blood and everything.

  4. Heather

    October 20, 2008 6:26 am

    When I was young I stuck a pea up my nose so far my mom had to take me to the hospital to get it removed! Watch out for those peas!

  5. Sarah @ Ordinary Days

    October 21, 2008 9:37 am

    All three of our boys each take a turn asking for water right as my husband is shutting the door and saying goodnight, even the 19 month old. Haven’t had anyone lodge a foreign object in their nose yet though. Fun times,this whole mommyhood thing, huh?

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  6. Corrie

    October 22, 2008 1:21 pm

    Joey was famous for sticking stuff up his nose. He stuck a bunch of raisins up his nose and since I am an awesome mom, I wasn’t paying attention. My friend Scott noticed, but he continued to let him shove raisins up his nose. Fun! Unless Maggie starts to get funky snot and smells bad, she will be okay.

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  7. Stephanie

    October 27, 2008 1:16 pm

    OMG – I can’t believe the peas up the nose! (Well, I can… Heidi’s done some weird things too!) But WOW! I would have totally freaked out too! Scary stuff. Kids are nuts!

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