Thirteen weeks and the rebellion is still going strong!  Well, you my fellow rebelers are still going strong, me not so much.  The last couple of weeks I’ve been up to my eyeballs in unbloggable awesomeness, so I’ve been away from my computer more than I’ve been at it.

I broke my promise to you last week – I was overconfident that the top-to-bottom house organization/cleaning moving furniture craziness would be done early enough for me to hang out on my computer and get some blog-hopping happening.  Boy was I wrong.  I sincerely apologize.  The good news is that the grunt work is now pretty much done, so I can resume regular fun while we’re in the ‘hurry-up-and-wait’ mode.

Speaking of ‘hurry-up-and-wait’, Keely is still hiatus-ing, but we’re pressing on in rebellious mode in her honor.  Rebel On!

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Along with the (good, not bad) unbloggable we’ve been dealing with, remember hubby came down with shingles last week?  So along with the hectic house reorganization/cleaning/etc. we had to do, hubby was home from work all week long.  He of course couldn’t help much being that he was to rest and all, but in between him resting throughout the week, me getting what I needed to get done was slow going.

I don’t know what it is about husbands being home from work (especially when they’re sick) that tends to create massive delays in ordinary day-to-day stuff and getting things done, but it’s true.  I never understood why my mom always mentioned she never was able to get things done when my dad was home from work – now I totally understand.  Anyone else seem to have that problem? He was feeling better by Sunday, though, and he was a major superstar getting a lot done, including repainting the powder room to the color I really wanted it to be – a wine color, of course!  I haven’t taken pictures yet, but that will happen very soon.

My brain is so foggy from lack of sleep for the last couple of weeks, I’m finding it hard to formulate coherent thoughts.  If you could see me right now, you’d probably notice the foggy haze surrounding me right about now.  I’ll try to stay alert – or at least stay awake.  Mostly.

Remember we were thinking we’d have to race my parents for my sister’s basement for our vacation?  My parents have generously agreed that we should get the basement since there’s three of us and only two of them.  Not to mention the bedroom they’ll be staying in is right across the hall from the bathroom – the basement has no bathroom (yet), so there’d be steps to navigate in the dead of night.  We can manage – we’re younger than my parents and can handle the steps (she said with a snicker).

Random Conversation with Princess Nagger:

PN:  “Where is my birth certificate, anyway?”

Me:  “I don’t know, I’m going to have to find it.”

PN:  “Yeah, you probably needed it to prove I was here or something.”

That’s it for this week – feel free to be a rebel with me and get your random on! Join in the fun – link up and thanks to all you diligent rebels out there!


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  1. I was just commenting on your last post and I noticed this one pop up. People have routines, creatures of habit and all that. So when one spouse stays home or has to do something out of the routine it messes up the other one.

  2. Oh man, I don’t envy you having hubby around sick. Jimmy’s the WORST patient. I had shingles once, and it’s kind of awful.

    Also, I figured out how to solve my pasting issue! You had told us how to use Ctrl-C to cut the link thingy, well I finally found out I could use Ctrl-V to paste my URL in the linky! Hurray.

  3. I too am rebelling away here!! I think I need a refill on my wine though??!!
    Yes when husbands’ get sick…the world as we know it…STOPS!! They are the very worse at being sick! Such babies!! So I know what you mean…work stops for sure. Glad he is feeling better though. Shingles is the pits…very painful…even long after they go away!!
    Glad you are getting the basement; but no bathroom is a bit of a bummer!!

  4. I have the same problem. When J is home, I don’t get anything done because it’s hard to feel motivated to clean while he lays around on the couch watching tv. LOL. It’s also hard to keep the house clean while he’s not here for an extended period, like now. It’s too easy to just sit and read blogs or play video games all day. Haha.
    Glad y’all worked out the basement arrangements. I don’t think I’d like to risk stairs in the middle of the night; y’all are brave.
    Love the conversation with PN.

    Happy RTT! 🙂

  5. You are not alone… Husbands home just suck up the time…. and when they are sick, forget about it. They can be so demanding….

  6. Sick husbands are the worst! You would think that a minor cold was the plague. Though I hear that shingles are pretty nasty. Still it is hard to feel too sorry because they are such babies over illnesses that would never stop a mom from working.

    Yay! you got the basement.

    Did you tell PN that her standing there speaking was enough to prove she was here? Kids minds work the strangest and greatest way.

  7. My husband is very good at doing absolutely nothing when he is sick. It’s amazing how he can put off the real world for so long. Even when I am ill, I think of stuff I can do. Happy Tuesday!

  8. I hate when my husband is sick. And especially if we both have the same thing…he gets to sleep and relax while I have to deal with the real world. Thanks for keeping the rebellion alive!

  9. I totally understand about having the hubbie home and the not getting anything accomplished. Hubbie though finds the same problem with having me home. heheeh So I’m going to the Island end of July and he’s staying home for the painting and cleaning and whatever else he put on his own to-do list.
    I’ll get my accomplishments done when he goes on his work trip. hehhe

  10. Having Nick stay home always makes me nervous–not when he’s really sick, but when he’s not quite ready to go back to work and still well enough to get antsy at home. I’ll come home to find things “cleaned” up. And I can never find anything again.
    Glad you get the basement, even without bathroom!

  11. ROFL – Princess Nagger cracks me up once again.

    I hope the hubby feels better soon and you get some sleep!

  12. I know how you feel. Things have been super busy around here lately. I love the color wine on walls. I can’t wait to see some pictures of all your improvements. My hubby is actually home from work today. He’s tried to work between laying on the couch and complaining. I’m already considering going back to bed.

  13. I seem to remember having a similar birth certificate conversation with my mom when I was getting ready to get my first passport a few years ago. She insisted I had it and I insisted I didn’t. The funny part of the story? Well about a week or so a go I got a card in the mail with a note from my mom and included in the card was my birth certificate…6 years later. hmmm…

  14. PN cracks me up!

    Having a sick hubby home is 10,000 times worse than a sick child. I hope he feels better though!

  15. When hubby gets sick, he is convinced he’s dying but when I get sick I have to suck it up?

    Men need a slap every now and again.. ROFL!!

    Hi Princess Nagger!!!! xoxoxoox

  16. My blog misses you but no worries, take your time and get settled.. 🙂

    I can so totally relate, I cannot get anything done when my husband is home! He’s just too distracting! 😛

    Good of your folks to give up the basement in exchange for easy bathroom access.. 😛

    PN is so adorable! I love how she’s so witty and all.. 😀

    Happy Tuesday Stacy! 🙂

  17. Now that my kids are grown (hubby is another woman’s problem now), I don’t get anything done when they show up! Yesterday, I had a sink full of dishes, various junk on the kitchen table, my 23 year old son, 20 year old daughter, and her friend who is visiting from Oregon (the real Oregon, not Vodkamom’s Oregon). I told them, “I don’t know whose turn it is to clean up, but it’s not mine.” and with that, I left the room. Fifteen minutes later… clean kitchen!

  18. I never get anything done when my DH is home. It drives me crazy! It’s like having an extra six people around or something. What is up with that??

  19. Well, 4:00 p.m. this Friday my hubby is on vacation, and he wants to take the first week of his vacation, and stay at home & veg. Doesn’t that sound special. All week until the following Monday after the 4th of July. He’ll go back on July 5th leaving at 7:00 a.m. on that Tuesday morn. Will I survive? I know can I come stay with you for a week? hahahahaha Nah… It’ll be fine… (I hope). Tell me it’ll be fine… PLEASE!!!! Have a great day!

  20. Hi! I hear yah… If my son and hubby’s at home (my son is here everyday since school’s out), things just seem out of place. PN is soo cute too…why was she looking for her BC?

    I am participating this Tuesday at RTT. Thanks

  21. First a root canal and then the shingles? Double UGH! Poor hubby! I know what you mean about being in a fog. Summer vacation is sucking the life out of me. LOL

  22. My first husband was in the Air Force and I was amazed how much I got done when he was away. I actually looked forward to him being out of town….but that was probably an indication of other issues 😉

    Thanks so much for joining the Tuesday Train!

  23. I don’t like it when my husband is home during my normally productive “work hours”. I am sure it looks like I am just sitting around to him, but I like to think of it as genius at work! He does not need any further proof that I might not have things under control!

  24. OMG, I cannot get ANYTHING done when James Bond is home. It’s so annoying. He comes home for lunch every day, which is sometimes nice, but also very disruptive of my day. It’s really disruptive for home school! Arg.
    Sorry your brain is foggy. Han Solo is 11 weeks old and I’m on a permanent fog, so I feel you.
    You might very well have to prove that PN was here, so you’d better get on the birth cert!
    BTW, I randomed a day late. I was so tired from all the fun we had in Paris, I didn’t have the energy to even blog!

  25. …is it bad that I’m taking great comfort knowing I’m not the only one who’s having a super hard time getting any blogging done? Is it because it’s summer and I’m trying to cram a BILLION things in???

    Sick husbands are the WORST! Mine came home from softball last night with cracked ribs – SOFTBALL! that should be a fun time LOL

    Hang in there – it has to go back to normal some time…right? right?

  26. I completely understand on the sick husband thing. John is an absolute weakling when he’s sick. I can depend on everything being the way it was when I left the house and only some added dishes when I get back. When I’m sick, he has to warn me: “No cleaning!”

  27. I can’t wait to hear if the unbloggableness is going to happen! I’m sure it totally will. I can’t believe he got shingles! Jamie works from home so he’s here ALL THE TIME. Which is good and bad.

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