Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Holy Crap! An Update!

Thirteen things that I have been doing when I should have been updating here.

1. Blowing my nose. Every. Five. Seconds. It is hard to type when you are walking around honking into a crumpled tissue like weird old Uncle Lou who wears his polyester, plaid pants pulled right up under his saggy man-boobs.

2. Schleping my daughter to work with me. We have all been passing around the same snotty, goopy, painful affliction. Whoever is oozing and wheezing the least goes into my store. When I go in, the small fry goes too. Man, do we get a lot of work done.

3. Trying to sell my store . Wanna' buy it? Really. You would be great at it. (I have a very promising candidate right now. I am soliciting prayers and the crossing of fingers, toes, and other crossable appendages. Oh please let it work out.)

4. My son's science fair project. It is due Friday. We have not yet. Crap.

5. Playing referee to two kids who are too sick to go to school, but too unsick to be home. Actual exchanges this week:

Daughter: Cough. Cough. Hack.

Son: COVER YOUR MOUTH! I don't want your stupid germs.


Son: Cough. Wheeze. Hack.

Daughter: Cover your mouth.


Daughter: (breathing)

Son: Stop it.

Daughter: (breathing)

Son: I said stop it.

Daughter: (More breathing)


Me: Hey! Stop yelling at your sister.

Son: But mom, she's snarfuling.

Snarfuling? I listened more carefully. She was snarfuling.

6. Getting our new website up and running. We are now finally taking credit cards. It only took two weeks of pleading and bargaining...cursing and cajoling with the credit card processing thing. You'd think they would have the process a little more streamlined seeing as that is WHAT THEY DO! Anywoo... (Don't you hate it when people type anywhoo. You know they never actually say it...why type it? Anywhoo..)

7. Tripping over my still unpacked suitcase from our visit back to CA. Add to that scrounging for wear, since I have not yet done my laundry. I'm about down to a pair of acid-washed jeans and a New Kids on the Block t-shirt.

8. Letting my brain be bipolar....My husband got a great job in CA. We can go home! Woo Hoo!...He starts July in the world will we sell my store...our house...move...Ack. I'm ecstatic. I'm freaked. I'm partying. I hyperventilatng.

9. Reading other blogs - the ones where people actually bother to stagger in and update every so often....unlike some other crappy blog I know of. <---me. I mean me.

10. Dieting. My husband and I have jumped on the Loose-my-big-fat-butt bandwagon. We are doing the age-old calorie counting diet. According to the formula I get like, a Triscuit and a grape for the whole day, a-la the Olsen twins. I blew my whole day yesterday by putting peanut butter on my english muffin. Those little packs of diet cookies and crakers with only 100 calories per pack are not half bad....especially, when you eat two or three packs with a Frappucino.

11. Procrastinating on a growing pile of emails I need to return. If you emailed me about a blog t-shirt and I didn't get back to you...I am not rude and inconsiderate. I promise. Just overwhelmed. I have all of the emails saved in a folder to respond to. I will do it soon. I will. Also the lovely lady who emailed me about living near my store and wanting to meet up for coffee. I have your email flagged to reply to also. I am not lame. Really.

12. Handing my daughter tissues. Or scraping crusty boogers off of her face. Or my shoulder. Yes, my life is just as glamourous as it sounds.

13. Awww, crap. I don't have a number thirteen...and it's late....and I'm tired (whine, sniffle) I will just insert a random fact for you to enjoy...
There are more chickens than people in the world. Discuss.

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Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

WOW! You sound like one very busy person. Good luck on selling the store, and I hope you feel better soon!

My T13 is up, too. ;)

5:07 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Great list!
My TT is up!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I procrastinate too. My TT is up here My Life In The Kid Zoo

6:36 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Oh I so hate it when everyone is boogery and snotty. Hope you are better soon!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Chi said...

Congrats on your hubby's new job...and good luck with selling your house & store. *smile*

8:31 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

well, at least you've been productive. :)

My list is up

8:57 AM  
Blogger Ames said...

cute post - I hope you feel better....I like your term "lose my big fat butt" - hahaha!

Mine are up…..Go check out my T13

10:16 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Your new site looks great!

Hope you all feel better soon.. it sucks being so sick

10:58 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Bless your heart. You need some chicken soup don't you? I hope you ALL feel better soon.
Good luck on selling your business!

My T13 is up too!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Your husband got the job!!

Yay! I am so happy for you that you get to move home!!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Congrats on your dh getting the job! Sorry you're not feeling well...hope you get better soon!

My TT is up

2:21 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

Snarfuling! What a fabulous word. I just love the stuff kids invent to describe stuff. It's was amazing the new words that entered our vocabulary when our children were small. We still use some of them.

Here's my TT:
Elle xx

4:17 PM  
Blogger IzzyMom said...

You're back! I was tad concerned.

CONGRATULATIONS on your hub's new job and moving back home. Yay!!!

Your new site is way cool. Hope you guys sell a million shirts :)

(And thanks for the linky)

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Those little packs of diet cookies and crakers with only 100 calories per pack are not half bad....especially, when you eat two or three packs with a Frappucino.


7:58 PM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

feel better. i'll try to figure out the 15.


11:03 PM  
Blogger Libragirl said...

I have that same arguement with my brother, and we aren't sick and we are in our 30's Fun.

hope everyone feels better and everything works out with the move

5:00 AM  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I hope you feel totally better soon! I don't know how you do it, but you're funny even when bleching about being blechy!

I hate that sick feeling, too. Been ODing on Airborne and Zicam all season...

My T13 is up, too! ;)

5:51 AM  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

Too cute, not that everyone has colds, but how you presented your 13 this week.

Congrats on the new job...and good luck with seling and moving.

My T T is published

6:13 AM  
Anonymous feedscott said...

I was sick to stinks huh


10:39 AM  
Blogger Titanium said...

Hope you & the little ones feel better soon!

Good luck with moving... it's stressful even when there's no business to sell.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...


amazing how good those cookies are with something frothy to wash em down huh?

7:11 PM  

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