I’m a bit late getting my Random Tuesday Thoughts put together…as some of you know, Hovering Hubby decided at the last minute to stay home yesterday. It was his ‘late’ day, where he’d be at work from 9:00 am until 8:30 pm, so I don’t blame him for wanting to take the day off – his sinuses are bugging him, and I’d much rather he take a day off rather than get full-on sick and mope around a lot more than he did yesterday… 🙂 Making his ‘last-minute’ decision (as in, moments before he was going to be heading out for work) threw my mental plans out the window. You know,
blogging grocery shopping and cleaning – because when he’s home hovering, I can’t seem to get anything done. Especially when I start doing something, like blogging cleaning, he’s asking every 5 minutes “Is there anything I can do to help?” even when every time the answer is “No, thanks.” Of course when I do give him something to do to get him out of my hair, like “Sure, you can take the garbage out” his shoulders get all droopy and he comes back with the “Gee, thanks!” and begrudgingly takes out the garbage. So when he gets really annoying with his every 5-minute offer to help, I’ll put him to work scrubbing toilets. That’ll teach him! 😉
Of course when I decide I’d rather not have the every 5-minute offer of help, we’ll both hang out on our respective computers. Which will then initiate the “Are you doing OK? You seem awful quiet today…” Um, well yeah, I’m reading… And of course he’ll decide to offer up a bunch of small talk – either when I’m reading or when I’m clearly typing away like a madwoman…I don’t relish having to re-read the same paragraph 5 times, and when he interrupts me when I’m typing, my brilliant train of though disappears…too bad he can’t see the ‘poof’ above my head when that happens… When he’s home he interrupts me way more than the Princess Nagger does… 🙂
Speaking of the Princess Nagger, I think I’ve created a monster. A cute little blue-eyed blonde haired monster. We have a Summer House out back – since our house was built in 1817, they obviously didn’t have all the amenities we do today – you know, electricity, running water, or a kitchen. Instead, they built a separate building out back that was referred to as the ‘Summer Kitchen’ back in ‘the day’, complete with a walk-in fireplace. Well we’ve turned that building into our hang out with our computers and hubby’s music studio. Eventually we’ll turn it into a full fledged Media room. I conveniently have a laptop, so I bring it back and forth between the House and the Summer House (we’re only talking maybe 10 or 20 feet from the back door of the house) – when hubby’s home we’re usually hanging out in the Summer House – the Princess Nagger spends time between being in the house playing with her toys, playing a video game, watching some of her favorite shows
learning how to use the DVR, or hanging out in the Summer House with us getting us to play all sorts of games with her, or playing her own games on her computer.
Still with me? Good…I’m getting to the ‘monster’ part…(grin!) We have a 2-handset cordless phone – obviously one phone in the house, the other in the Summer House. I taught the Princess Nagger how to use the intercom feature on the phone, so if she’s in the house while we’re in the Summer House, she doesn’t have to stand at the back door and yell loudly for one of us to come in and assist her with something (you know, like why did the channel change on her automatically…(because Mama’s taping 2 shows at once)). I’ve mentioned before that she’s got a set of lungs on her, so when she stands at the back door and yells for us, I’m sure it gives the neighbors something to talk about. 😉 Anyhoo… She has been over-using the intercom feature…she’ll call just to chat. Endlessly. About nothing in particular. Just randomness (yeah, I know what you’re thinking – like mother like daughter, right? *grin!*)
Of course she decides to call and talk randomness when I’m busy doing something important…you know, like blogging. So I’ll end up putting the phone on speaker phone and doing the old ‘Uh huh…really? Oh, hmmmm’ stuff…while I try to concentrate on the cool blogs I like to read. When I laugh at a post I’m reading, she thinks I’m laughing at her latest ‘knock-knock’ joke she just told for the umpteenth time…so that fuels her into continuing on her random chit-chat. We’re doomed. When she reaches her teenage years, we better have a whole lot of money saved up to bankroll her phone. Maybe we’ll stick with pre-paid just to maintain a limit. We’ll see what the technology is by the time she reaches her teenage years. At least I have a while to wait until that time…though if I blink right now that time might be gone.
Speaking of cell phones…hubby and I have pre-paid ones. Not because we can’t afford or don’t have the credit for a ‘regular’ cell phone, but simply because we don’t use them often enough to justify having a contract with a phone. But I am jonesin’ to get a ‘cooler’ phone – I do like to text with my friends, though it’s more likely I’ll email. I’m just not a ‘phone person’ – I don’t like to sit and chat on the phone endlessly, I prefer to type out long email messages or blog posts instead. 😉
Speaking of Blog Posts – I’m approaching my 200th post! Sheesh, I guess I do have a lot to say… 🙂 I breezed right on past my 100th without any fanfare, guess I’ll have to figure something interesting or cool or random to do for my 200th post. I’m also gearing up for my first official ‘giveaway’ – details will be forthcoming when I get it all figured out. 😉
Speaking of ‘giveaways’ – I totally forgot to mention the cool and awesome giveaway I got from Julie at The Cool Mom Guide (I LOVE her!) – I won the Superbowl giveaway, for the ‘Tide To Go Mini’. This is what I thought I was getting in the mail:
But the awesome people over at DeVries Public Relations sent this:
I also need to post a ‘Pay It Forward’ post – I participated with another blogger who sent me something cool, so now I’m coming up with something cool to continue the ‘Pay It Forward’ momentum. Stay tuned! 😉 So I’m off to try to get caught up on the things I fell behind on yesterday – I’m still not even close to being caught up on blog-hopping and commenting and EntreCard drops – hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel will soon blind me… 🙂
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