I’m tired.  Best laid plans were thwarted and I wasn’t able to write my regular post for today, as chaos continued with the emotional house guest needing to talk for hours about what’s going on with their marriage, or as of yesterday, the end of it.  Last-minute errands needed to be taken care of before we head out on this weekend.

One of which was finally making time to go into the DMV to renew my drivers license – which expired back in December on my birthday.  Ahem.  I did renew it online back in December, but I just never made the time to deal with the chaos of the DMV to get my picture taken and be done with it.  I figured I’d better not tempt fate by only have the paper showing it’s been renewed in case I get pulled over on our road trip to Iowa.  Better safe than sorry.

Another errand involved complications with Wal*Mart’s new cash registers (they’re apparently redoing the entire store…they started off with new shopping carts and new cash registers.)  The new cash register double-dinged my PayPal card for $100 and still showed a funky error they couldn’t figure out, so I told them to negate the entire transaction and I left the full shopping cart of stuff for them to put away.  Luckily PayPal wiped out the bogus Wal*Mart transactions and gave me my money back.  So tomorrow I’ll (reluctantly) go back, armed with cash instead – don’t need to have a déjà vu moment.

I’m running on fumes.  I’ve had very little sleep all week, and now my plans to not go anywhere tomorrow, have some and play catch up on my blog reading have been thwarted by the Wal*Mart fiasco of and the fact that I really need to bottle some before we leave.  Not because it can’t until we get back, but after this week, I plan on taking lots of it with me to enjoy whilst on vacation.

The next two days will be a flurry of activity to finish all the laundry of the clothing we’ll be packing, the attempt to not over-pack for the two weeks we’ll be gone, and try to reduce the ever growing mess of ‘stuff’ that never ends with the tornado that is Princess Nagger.

I’m waving a white flag.

So, all my wonderful lovely bloggy friends – I will be offline for the most part until next week.  I do plan to do some posting and blog hopping while we’re hanging out in Corn Country over the next two weeks, but I don’t want to be a rude guest to my darling sister, so I’ll steal some moments here and there randomly – when you least expect it.  Probably with pictures like this:

Unless we find out if the University of Iowa has some sort of tourist trap mode of viewing their Paleontology Repository.  That would definitely be Princess Nagger’s first choice.  This is so needed right now, and I plan to relish every moment of it!  See you on the flip side!  Or somewhere in the middle.

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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28 thoughts on “Chaos

  1. I love your new blog name! I haven’t visited you in a while! We just returned from Iowa…my dad lives there, and I love it! Have a great trip!

  2. I’m sorry for your friend. I know I did the same thing to my friends. It’s tough. There is a fine line b/w talking with a friend and turning them into your therapist.

    On another note, have a great time and try to get some shut eye.

  3. Sorry about that mess up at the store. I know I would be upset! I am going to Florida for 3 weeks to help my dad so I won’t be posting much either.
    I am not packed yet, I hate packing and always overpack. I know I can wash my clothes each week yet I still do a horrible job and take too much!
    Have a wonderful, fun and safe vacation.

  4. Oh, good heavens, you poor thing! Get some rest, enjoy your vacation and email me the route you plan on taking home. 😉

  5. Well you do have a lot going on. Grr, Walmart. I can’t bear to shop at the one here, even though it’s way cheaper. The people are just too rude and it’s claustrophobic.

    Hope your friend feels a bit better about the situation soon. Glad you were there to help her.

  6. You are a good friend to support your friend right now. I hope you get off to the vacation on time and have a safe journey to Iowa and lots of fun visiting with your sister.

  7. Good lord! Good luck getting all the stuff done. You’ll need a vacation just from the prep at this point.

    And if you happen to past close to Cleveland on your travels, shoot me an e-mail. We could meet up for a few minutes and give PN some time out of the car!

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful time. I was feeling really guilty about not renewing my license since it expired back in January so thank you for that extra month!

  10. Well, you have a fantastic trip, and try not to do so much work because I see you’re doing it all now! Whoosh! You’ll deserve that glass of wine when you finally get around to it! Have fun! Be safe!

  11. Even the letters DMV give me chills… I’ve moved so much across borders and states that I’ve had to actually retake the road test to renew my license more than once. Being tested on parallel parking when you’re 32 is no picnic!

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  13. Life occasionally has a way of interrupting, doesn’t it? Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Look forward to some cornfield pics, breaks up the monotony of all the palm trees around here. 😉

    Your friend is lucky to have a space to crash while she sorts stuff out.

  14. Oh my, I had one of those guests during my first pregnancy. It can be so emotionally exhausting…everything gets dumped onto you!

  15. So sad about your friend and I will say a prayer for both of them in 2 minutes. I’ll also pray that this is a wonderfully-fun-and-relaxing week for you! XO!