November 1, 2009

In a Nutshell

Every now and then it's just so easy to use bullet points to sum up my life... Today is one of those days.

*We had Halloween. It was great. We went trick or treating 3 times and have unbelievable amounts of candy. In turn, any child that rang our doorbell received gobs and gobs of goodies.

*Halloween costuming was as follows: Taylor - Supergirl, Daniel - G.I. Joe, Blayne - started out as a Sock Hop Girl and ended up as a Pretty Pink Princess, Thaddeus - Red Power Ranger.

*DadGuy is home! That should actually be the first point. He. Is. Home. And it is ever so nice. He brought me a new camera, so I was able to take pictures of us in our Halloween gloriousness. Unfortunately, the computer is still dead so I can't share them yet.

*The computer. I'm at a loss. If I was still in good ole' Arizona, I'd know exactly who to call about this mess. I'd even be able to trade hair services for computer repair. Here? Pshh. I have NO CLUE who to ask. I don't even know that any of my friends husbands do computer stuff. In fact, I'm going to say that for the most part, I have no idea what line of work they're in at all. I could be friends with the wife of a computer genius and not know it. BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR. PERSONAL MISUSE.

*Luckily, I have a backup of all the files and photos this time.

*I got an email awhile ago asking about my thoughts on feminism. I'm still formulating my answer. Because I don't think my answer is going to fit into the preconceived box that today's feminist woman has built for herself. Yes, I said it. You put yourselves in a box and good luck climbing out of that one by yourself.

*There is no school tomorrow. Or Tuesday. It's parent-teacher conference time. I really should call someone and see if they'd watch the hooligans for a bit so that I can go alone. I focus lots better when I don't have to worry about someone running with scissors or gluing their eyes shut.

*It's NOVEMBER. Thanksgiving is next. Who's coming to dinner? Serious inquires only. I make a mean turkey. Don't expect pie. Well, maybe a pie or two. You will enjoy my bread pudding. IT'S DELICIOUS.

*Taylor is still limping. We went to the doctor, and she said if she was still limping on Monday, then we'd do x-rays. It's 7:00 pm Sunday night. I think its safe to say that we'll be doing x-rays tomorrow.

*We're going to use this point to fade to black.

*End scene.


  1. I feel for you and the computer woes. I still have tearful nightmares about my tragedy last month

  2. We have Mon off as well. Not sure if it is parent teacher conference--but I think they are coming soon.

    Good luck with Taylor.

    Hope your computer gets better soon. I HATE it when computers don't function like they should.

  3. I know how you feel about not knowing who to call (in your case, for the computer). I need to get my heater serviced and I hate cold calling from the phone book. What if the people I call are rip-off artists? Frustrating.

    I'm very interested to hear your thoughts on feminism.

  4. I so agree with that whole "feminist box" thing. The intent was good but, but somewhere along the line feminism has gone wrong.

    My plans for Thanksgiving are to go visit my brother. I'm taking my sister and mother along. Sounds cozy, except that tensions always rise when my mom has more than one of her children around her at a time. Can I come to your house instead, if I bring a pie or three?

    Good luck with the computer and the x-rays.

  5. I'm ready to get my "TURKEY" on!

  6. Time flies when you are having fun. If it makes you feel any better, I live in AZ and I don't know who I would go to with computer problems either since my techy brother moved to Utah (why -I do not know, but that can be saved for another comment post...)

  7. Excellent ending. The fade to black was very dramatic.

    I am glad that DadGuy is home. I wish I knew how to help with your computer trouble.

  8. Excellent ending. The fade to black was very dramatic.

    I am glad that DadGuy is home. I wish I knew how to help with your computer trouble.

  9. Very good bullet points. I enjoyed the feminist one most. I just like to teeter around on the edge of that box, but I would never jump in.

    I hope your x-ray-ing experience was good...