I want my hour back.  Daylight Saving Time, while I do appreciate it staying lighter later, sucks.

We have been inundated with massive quantities of rain – could you imagine if it were colder (high yesterday was a whole whopping 48) how much snow the 6-inches of rain would have been in snow form?  Something like 60 inches!  So it’s a good thing it warmed up, though the Back 40 currently looks like a lake.  The main yard is a muddy, mucky mess.  Luckily our newest sump pump has been working overtime keeping our basement dry.  With the mucky mud comes mucky muddy dogs and Princess Naggers. I better stock up on lots of bubble bath!

I am flabbergasted at how dirty one little princess can get when she decides it’s a good idea to play outside in the mud.  I probably wouldn’t mind so much if the washing machine had been fixed, but alas, it’s still on its way out and hubby hasn’t made a move to look at it.  So the laundry has been piling up and I’ll use the machine only when absolutely necessary hoping that it doesn’t crash and burn in the middle of a cycle.

Speaking of Hovering Hubby, he took a day off last week out of the blue – simply decided that morning that he wasn’t going to go into work because he needed a mental break day.  I sure wish being a SAHM allowed for a mental break day!  Or vacation days, or sick days…  Of course him being home unexpectedly throws a wrench in my scheduled activities what with the hovering and all.  And still he didn’t find time to look at the washing machine.  D’Oh!

In addition to getting her clothes excessively dirty, somehow Princess Nagger has managed to blow holes in no less than half  her pairs of jeans.  Apparently pretending to be a dinosaur tends to be rough on clothing.

Speaking of Princess Nagger, she’s excited about St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow – she keeps saying she hopes everyone remembers to wear green, or she’s going to have to do a lot of pinching.  I’ll have to get creative and pack her a ‘green’ lunch tomorrow – this should be fun!  Last week for show’n’tell her teacher sent home a shamrock for each kid to cut out and decorate.  They were to turn it into a riddle by writing a question on the front, and the answer on the back – the teacher decorated the classroom with them.  This was Princess Nagger’s contribution:

“What is green and is very shiny?”  Answer:  An Emerald!  I was actually surprised that she didn’t pose a question about dinosaurs, but she knew her classmates would be expecting that, too, so she opted to pick something else and just draw a dinosaur-type critter on the front instead.

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day – what do you do to celebrate?  Or do you?  We usually don’t – in my single days it was traditional to go out to an Irish bar and drink green beer and just have fun.   Now we’ll just stay home and make up our own fun.  Green milk, anyone?

That’s it for me – head over to Keely’s place for some real Random Fun!



  1. That man needs to fix that washing machine. I don’t know how you’re dealing. I went without for a week and a half last summer because Sears customer service is the worst, and I thought I’d go crazy. Oh, and the knees thing? Jude does it too! Blows out the knees of all his uniform pants for school. Drives me nuts.

    As for St. Paddy’s, I’m throwing corned beef and cabbage in the Crockpot!

  2. That whole washing machine thing is upsetting to me. I don’t understand why he won’t fix it!

    As for my St. Pat’s celebration…well, it’ll be the best St. Pat’s day I’ve ever had! (and you’ll be the first to hear about it.)

    PS. Email response coming later from yesterday. I’m going to go take a little nap now, but I’ll holler at my girl later.

  3. I love that you said the Back 40. I didn’t think anyone else but me said that anymore!! We will be eating out tomorrow (well as long as nothing catastrophic happens at CP’s work. Can I just say it kinda sucks when he’s the guy in charge sometimes!!)

    I hope you have a good row boat for all that rain! And the thought of what that would be in snow form sends chills down my spine.
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  4. The Naughty Leprechauns come to our house and wreak havoc. They always turn the toilet water green (which thrills Indy to no end), mess with stuff. Last year they threw all of his underwear and socks on the floor, and scattered coins and dollar bills in his room. They also took all my makeup out of the cabinet and put it on the counter. Who knows what they’ll do this year? Indy said he hopes they bring green money. Heaven help me.
    .-= Mom in High Heels would like you to read ..A Random Tuesday with Indy and phrases =-.

  5. A working washing machine is pretty high on my list of priorities, especially with four kids running around. Once upon a time when there was just one kid, we’d run to the laundry mat once every week or two and we’d be fine. Now, I’m doing loads almost every day. Stupid laundry. Stupid daylight savings!

    Okay, I’m done. 🙂

    Happy RTT.
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  6. That’s a lot of rain…and mud. With no washing machine? I’d go mad.

    Why do Husbands feel there’s nothing wrong with taking a day off to do nothing? Mine gets 4.5 weeks of vacation and takes days whenever he feels like it. Sleeps in and “relaxes”. How ’bout using one of those days to give me a break? Just saying.

    I like the green milk idea. Wonder if the kids will drink it? They drink it pink and brown, but they’ll probably wonder what flavor it is, lol.
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  7. Our celebrating will involve a party at our son’s school. Shamrock cupcakes..cute.

    No green beer for me though. And Princess in the mud reminded me of a big mud pie fun time I had in 5th grade with some friends. We had to stand outside and be sprayed down with the garden hose. LOL.
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  8. I have never been big on celebrating this holiday. I basically only wear green because I don’t want to get pinched. If I could get away with not wearing green I would lol.
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  9. You have to have a working washing machine. Gotta have it. Do you want me to write a memo to your hubby? Smile.
    We aren’t doing much for St Patrick’s Day either. I might try to make cookies. And I will wear green!
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  10. I hope your daughter has a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! I will probably wear my green sticker that I got at Trader Joe’s that says “this is my green, go pinch someone else”. I got my daughter a green pom-pom head band to wear to her ballet/tap class tomorrow – I’m sure it will go great with the pink!
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  11. Hard to wash muddy clothes when your machine is broken! I used to love getting muddy as a kid, but I sure hate it now!

    I used to feel the same way when people were home when they were not supposed to be. grrrr
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