October 18, 2008
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?