After five solid days (and nights) of no internet, cable or phone, it’s been so nice to be connected, though I’m feeling a little discombobulated on how behind I am on everything.  Crazy.  So this week I’ve decided to hit the figurative ‘reset’ button and start fresh.  That way I won’t cower under the enormity of all the things left undone.  Except the messy house.  For that I’m going to need a magic wand rather than a reset button.

Have any of you been checking out the new series, Once Upon A Time?

I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it is, but it’s captured both mine and Princess Nagger’s attention.  I DVR it so that Monday afternoon when she gets home from school she and I watch it together, just the two of us.  We’re looking forward to seeing the episode about Cinderella next week.

It took me 12 years to find a hairdresser that could actually handle my hella hair here in PA – I need a haircut desperately and was scheduled for one last month…only when I called to confirm my appointment, the number was disconnected.  The place has closed down.  Nice.  So next week I’m at it again, I have an appointment at yet another new (to me) place with a new (to me) hairdresser.  Wish me luck.  Here’s hoping I don’t revisit all those times it looked like I got my hair caught in a lawn mower.

Speaking of lawn equipment, the hubby finally broke down and bought a snow blower, saying that it was ‘insurance’ because it would pretty much determine that we’d have no snow this year – or at least no plowable/snow-blowable snow.  I think he jinxed us instead, hence the freak early snow storm we had last weekend.   Luckily it was nothing like this:

But when/if we have that kind of snow again, we won’t be wielding the snow shovel and spending hours of back-breaking work clearing the driveway one shovelful at a time.  I’m actually looking forward to the snow this year, and being able to watch the hubby wrestle with the new snow blower.  It’s going to make for some great blog fodder, I’m sure.

I saw this Angry Birds Birthday Cake on Facebook yesterday:

Princess Nagger must be psycho…er, um, I mean psychic…because I didn’t show her that picture – or even mention it – and what does she say when she gets home from school?

PN:  “I need an Angry Birds Cake for my birthday.”

Me (scoffing):  “Yeah, like that’s gonna happen.”

PN:  “No, actually, I’d like to have an Angry Birds birthday party.  Including an Angry Birds Cake.”

Me:  “Well, I’m not sure if we’ll be able to pull that off – we haven’t even talked about a birthday party yet.  We’re making cupcakes for your class, but if you want a party we’ll have to plan it for the Saturday after your birthday.”

PN:  “Awwww!  After my birthday?”

Me:  “That’s not so bad since your birthday is next Tuesday, having a party the Saturday after would be good, since it’s still the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Plus, we’d need to give your party guests the chance to RSVP – a week is better than just a few days for that.”

PN:  “OK, fine.  (insert eye-roll here)  We’ll do it on that Saturday.  We could save some money and just make all the decorations.  Can we draw a bunch of angry birds for decorations?  And can you make me a cake?  And can we have Angry Birds Goody Bags?  And can it just be all Angry Birds all the time?”

Me:  “…..”

So apparently I have my work cut out for me.  At least it will be a little less involved than the two Dora the Explorer parties I threw for her for her 4th and 5th birthdays.  After all, she’ll only turn 9 once, and it is her final single-digit birthday.  GAH.

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  1. I don’t know how you survived 5 days unplugged! I think our home would fall apart. I’m serious, we’re all addicted. And my sympathies about your hairdresser. I’ve been going to the same guy for 15 years, and I really can’t imagine going to anybody else. Good luck!

  2. That cake is pretty rad, but it looks like it would be a pain to transport and eat. On the subject of Angry Birds, I saw the cutest Angry Birds blankets at the store today. Or, rather, hooded throws. I’m kind of tempted to buy one…

  3. I don’t know the first thing about Angry Birds, but my husband and oldest step-daughter enjoy playing it. Those snow pictures and news of people already going through snowstorms depresses me. Glad to hear you have power back on. I’d seen previews for Once Upon a Time and was meaning to watch it, but didn’t know it was now on TV. Wonder if they have reruns. I don’t have a DVR. Will have to try to remember to watch it next Monday.
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  4. Look at all that snow!! We received some of this crappy snow as well! Add to that rain and sleet and temperatures in the30’s!! Yuck!!
    Angry birds huh?? Good luck!!
    Good randomizing with you!

  5. I am still in shock how much snow you guys got… I am glad you finally have power. Bad enough in the summer losing it for so long, but it has been cold! That cake is amazing!
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  6. ack, the glorious birthday parties! Good luck with the cake that’s way beyond me. I’m surprised it hasn’t snowed here yet, but am glad is hasn’t. We’ll get enough of it soon enough.

  7. You must be a terrific mom. I had one…count them one big birthday bash for our oldest daughter when she turned three. That’s all it took for me to throw my hands up in the air and say, “Never again!” And, I heard true to my word. That was too much headache to deal with plus, it took away from our special time with our kiddos. From that point on, we stayed with intimate family birthday parties just the five of us. I like this far better over the hectic noisy parties. Are you rolling your eyes at me? We all have our own funk about things and this is mine. =D

  8. You must be near Harrisburg, PA? I was there on the weekend right before Halloween when the freak snow storm hit. It was for a Relevant Christian Blogging conference and it was only supposed to be 50’s! Imagine my surprise to get the forecast for snow after I had arrived!!

    Love the Angry Bird party idea, she has so much confidence in your ability to do anything creative! I love that.

    Have a great day!!
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  9. This year, like last year, Turbo’s birthday is right as school ends–just before Memorial Day weekend. Not really sure what, or if, we are going to do. Trying to coordinate a birthday with everyone heading out of town for a long weekend might be tough.
    Good luck with the Angry Birds theme.
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  10. That’s it! I have now heard several good things about Once, and I think I have got to catch up on it. Pretty sure I have it On Demand. My husband insists he’s not adding another tv show this year, but I think he could quit watching Desperate Housewives. It’s really awful this year. I mean, I’ll keep watching it. But every time he watches it now, he gets all angsty about how stupid it is. Yet, he insists he has to see it through. I think this weekend we’ll have to watch the first episode of Once and then I bet he’ll be all over dumping the housewives.
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  11. I haven’t gotten my hair cut in nearly a year because I can’t find someone who can do a decent job (I have a LOT of VERY wavy hair).

    I’d have slit my wrists if I’d been without the internet and Food Network for that long. I don’t know how you did it.
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  12. That cake is ridiculous. Good luck with that! 🙂

    And I hate changing hair dressers. I have been going to the same one for the past 10 years and even though I don’t always like what the end result is it’s better than switching it up and not knowing at all if it will turn out.

  13. I can’t wait to see the cake!

    We do not have the mother of all snowblowers, and I get so agitated when we don’t head out soon enough for our smaller machine to be of use. We have to go out mid-blizzard, knowing it won’t be the only trip.
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  14. A snow blower is a foreign concept to me. Don’t even understand the words. lol

    That is so cool that PN wants a Angry Birds party. My girls would love that!

    You know what? My oldest draws some brilliant Angry Birds. I’ll have her draw PN some for decorations for her party. Emailing you now to get your mailing address. 🙂
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  15. I’ve been wondering about “Once Upon A Time” I don’t have the attention span necessary to watch episodic television so I haven’t seen it yet but something tells me I’m going to wish I had…..

    I’m such a bad mother….I can probably count on one hand all the birthday parties I threw for all THREE daughters…..COMBINED!!
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  16. I love the ANGRY BIRDS birthday party, my son’s birthday is in June and we have already been planning his party for next year. I feel your pain about the whole haircut situation. I realized that it has been three years since mine has been cut. It’s way too long and frustrating. I’m getting that fixed as soon as possible!

  17. I didn’t envy you or Anne for your freak snowstorm. We didn’t get a single flake here and I’m fine with that. Thankfully we have a very short driveway and we have a snowblower so my shoveling is minimal.

    I’ve been catching up on “Once Upon a Time” on our On Demand channel. It’s definitely better than I thought it would be. Sissy came in and caught a few minutes of it and she was hooked. She watched the first two episodes last night and the third after school. Now she’s ahead of me.

    I did start watching “Terra Nova” after one of your RTT. Also better than I thought it would be. Have you caught “Grimm”? We are really enjoying that. Probably not something for Princess Nagger though.

    We’re all Angry Birds here too. Good luck with that cake!

    Thanks for stopping by and continuing to rock the randomness!
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  18. That’s an amazing amount of snow and a long time to be disconnected. You’ve got true grit to hang in there. I’m dropping in from Donna’s hop and am your latest follower. Nice to meet you. *waves*

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