I thought Friday would never get here! And yet, I kept thinking yesterday was Monday…because Princess Nagger was off school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so yesterday was her first day back to school this week. MLK for Monday, then Teacher Inservice for the other two days. I was ready for her to go back to school yesterday.
Notice something? I moved back to Blogger. Or at least that was the plan as I was typing up this post last night at midnight. Apparently now I am dealing with two blogs that are the same. My Blogger blog which is using www.stacysrandomthoughts.com and where I published this post last night over there, but then there’s this one, which does away with the ‘www’ and just uses stacysrandomthoughts.com. I guess I’m showing back up on people’s blog rolls (thanks for letting me know, Otin and Brian!) though this post didn’t show up after being published at Blogger last night. So I’m adding it over here. Confused yet? I sure am!
Now to figure out what to do because using ‘stacysrandomthoughts.com’ here or at Blogger reduces my page rank from 4/10 down to 1/10. When I take the domain forwarding off at Blogger, it goes back up to 4/10. But apparently I’m getting closer to the solution since the feeds now seem to be working. At least something’s working!
A special Thank You to Blueviolet (A Nut in a Nutshell) has been such an awesome bloggy friend with her encouragement and patience as I vented my frustration via email about broken feeds, lost traffic, page rank, and endless other issues.
My computer is still threatening to die on me, so I’m still working on backing everything up so I can do a complete reformat and reinstall – hopefully over the weekend. Then I can hopefully be back to ‘normal’. I’ve had more Blue Screen of Death incidents throughout this week – which has really put a crimp in me getting caught up. Or the house clean. Or the Christmas tree taken down.
I did get the decorations off the front porch and all the ornaments stripped from the tree, so there’s that. Now I just have to deal with the muddy mess in front of the shed to move the tubs of decorations back out there, and retrieve the box for the Christmas Tree. Hopefully this weekend. I’ve been tempted to leave the tree up and put Valentine’s Day decorations on it. Then I could avoid the tree-wrestling until February 15th.
Princess Nagger and I saw The Princess and the Frog on Tuesday – loved it! Since PN’s school was off for Teacher Inservice days Tuesday and Wednesday, we went to the theater in the next town over (where school was in session as normal). We were the only ones in the theater except for one other mom and her two little girls. That’s the way I like it!
Of course when we got our popcorn and candy we didn’t notice the kids combo comes in a cardboard dinosaur box – PN saw the other little girls carrying them and kept lamenting that we should have gotten one for her. So after the movie we begged for an empty one at the counter and at first the girls were confused and thought they had to sell me a complete combo, but decided the boxes themselves probably weren’t inventoried so they gave us (an empty) one. Talk about a happy Princess Nagger!
What is it with homework? Especially after reading Mrs. Bear’s post – I’m having the same issue with Princess Nagger that she’s having with her first grader. PN resists doing her homework though she could probably get it done in less than a 1/2 hour, but four hours later she’s finally done.
And mess? She’s queen of making messes. Drives me batty! Especially when she works her tornado skills in the living room…and dining room…and bathrooms…
No pictures this week – they’re still on my camera. Next week will be better now that I won’t have to be spending valuable time searching out code to fix broken stuff.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
PN: “You know the emory board you use to file your nails?”
Me: “Yes, what about it?”
PN: “Did you know they now have one for cats?”
Me: “For cats?”
PN: “Yes! Your cat can give itself a pedicure and is strong enough to support even larger cats. It even comes with a cat toy! It’s really cool, Mama, we should get one!”
Me: “I’m guessing you saw this in a commercial?”
PN: “Oh yes, and if you call the 800 number before the end of the commercial, you can get two of them and only pay shipping and handling on the second one! But we really don’t need two, because we only have one cat. It’s really cool, Mama, it has a base, and you set the nail file thing in the base, then there’s a hole to put the cat toy. It even comes with a free de-shedder!”
And now, time for Happy Hour!
- I’m very happy for supportive bloggy friends like Blueviolet, Otin and Martha who boost me up with emails when I’m having a bad day.
- I’m happy that it’s Friday. I’m probably only going to have gotten 4 hours of sleep overnight, but at least it’s Friday.
- I’m happy that I’m sh0wing up on Google Reader again – even though now there are a whole new set of things to figure out.
If you’re just hanging out at home on Friday night (and blogging), feel free to join in on Ann’s Virtual Girl’s Night Out (boys are welcome, too!)