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Friday, September 19, 2008

Fair Warning

OK, I just need to warn you.  I am going to put up three posts today.  I know, crazy right!?  This first one is just some completely random thoughts.  The next one will be my picks for the BFL.  The final post will be about my recent blog angst.  So you've been warned.

Random thought #1:
I am sick as a dog.  (Where did that phrase come from?  Do dogs even get sick?)  Anyway, I am not sure which one of my three kids brought home this illness but it sucks.  Yesterday afternoon I felt so terrible I put some TV on for my kids and went upstairs to take a nap.  I have never done this before.  I told them not to answer the door or the phone and to come get me if anything caught on fire.  After about 10 minutes, Lolly came upstairs with a jar of spaghetti sauce and asked me if it was salsa.  I said no, and described what the salsa jar looked like.  I knew in my head that this did not bode well for my couches or living room rug, but I didn't care.  Thank heavens Mr. Mint came home a little early or I don't think my kids would have got dinner.  Or else I would have just handed them some dried pasta and a jar of spaghetti sauce.

This morning I could barely get the girls ready for school.  After I fixed their breakfast they got out some kind of craft and proceeded to spill glitter all over the couch and spread beads and tiny pieces of string all over the floor.  Again, I didn't care.  When it was time to leave for school I asked them to clean up and get dressed.  In my head I was screaming, "it's not f***ing craft time, it's time to get ready for school!!!!!"  I may have said this out loud.  I'm not really sure.

At any rate, Gloppy is at my in-law's, the girls made it to school and I am alone until 2:45pm.  But here I am typing away when all I want to do is take some NyQuil and go curl up in my bed.  See how much I love you dear readers?

Random thought #2
Sleepovers.  Lolly and Frostine who just turned six have their very first sleep over party tonight.  I am not sure how I feel about this.  Part of me thinks they are way too young and the other part of me thinks, "hooray!  Mr. Mint and I get the night off since Gloppy can stay at my in-law's!!  Bring on the booze!!"  Too bad I fear I won't be able to get my @ss off the couch in order to enjoy our night alone.  

The girls are super excited about the sleepover and I think it will go just fine.  It's not like they have never spent the night away from us.  They have spent several nights at my in-law's and my sister's house.   My beloved sister-in-law even took them to Disneyland without us when they were only 4 years old and it turned out great.  

Besides, we know the family very well and they don't live too far from us.  I think I am just writing all this trying to convince myself that they are old enough for a sleepover party.  Now I just need to go buy them some new sleeping bags since theirs have Disney princesses on them and they informed me this morning that it's not cool to have a princess sleeping bag in first grade.  Who am I to argue?

Random thought #3
Facebook.  I have resisted joining Facebook for a while now.  I enjoy making fun of my husband and his 100+ "friends" they way he enjoys making fun of my blog and my "imaginary friends."  But then I got a message from a friend from college and I couldn't say no to her.  So I joined Facebook.  It's a little strange and I only have 8 friends so far.   That's all I have to say about that right now.  I'll keep you updated on my friend count.

Random thought #4
Link!  My friend Marinka linked me in her post yesterday.  I have never met Marinka in real like, but her blog is one of my favorites.  I hope she doesn't mind that I called her my friend even though we've never met.  Maybe I should call her my friendrinka.  

Anyway, if you don't already read her, you should because she is wickedly funny and every time she leaves a comment here I have to make sure I am not drinking anything that would hurt if it came streaming out of my nose.   I love Marinka my friendrinka.  Go read her lastest post and leave her a question.  

That's all I got for now.  I am going to make some tea and do my BFL picks now.  Wish me luck.

p.s. I am not going to proofread this, so please accept my apology for the many typos I am sure you will find.  


Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I think the girls going for a sleepover when you're sick is the perfect time. You'll worry about them less when you're drugged up on NyQuil!

I've just put up a post on GARDASIL - anyone with daughters should read it!

Tracey said...

I still don't understand Facebook. Someone was trying to explain why it is something interesting to spend hours doing, but I am still confused... Isn't a blog better?

Hope you feel better! I had that awful cold recently and it knocked me out!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I like Facebook - but I think my blog keeps me from getting addicted. I used to be on e-mail all day long (well - maybe not ALL DAY) and now it's blogs. I don't know how people keep up. I can barely remember to Twitter once or twice a week.

I have never heard of 3 posts in one day! Why don't you spread it out?? I have a hard time coming up with 5 posts for the week.

I probably won't read the football post because I just can't get into sports - but I like blog angst - so I'll look forward to that one.

heartatpreschool said...

You're sick too? No way! So am I!

Maura said...

You poor thing; time to get better!

I have little interest in Facebook and nothing I'm hearing makes me want to go for it. But I'd totally "friend" you if I were on it, so add one to whatever your number is. :-)

What kind of sleeping bags did you end up getting?

EatPlayLove said...

I recently gave into facebook after thinking it wasn't for me. It's been one heck of an adventure!

anymommy said...

I adored your latest post, I'm always so glad to know that the bloggers that I love think about the same bloggy angsts that I do. And, since you closed comments, I commenting here! I'm all behind, so I can do that.

My tail is wagging away (as Marinka says) from the things you said about me. Meanwhile, I have read two blogs all week - you and Marinka!! Just can't bring myself to not read you two.

Hope you are feeling much better.