How does the song go? Tuesday, Wednesday; stay in bed? Well, since that's not an option:
*After more than two weeks we finally have our Internet and land line restored. They sent a tech last Wednesday and she call to tell me the snow banks were too big and she couldn't access the telephone pole; I rescheduled for Friday. Well, Friday came and what was intermittent phone and Internet access turned into NO phone and Internet access. So, I called again on Sunday. And they claimed a tech came on Friday and "fixed a dropped line." They also claimed that we weren't home when he came (LIE) so he could not check the inside line. Another tech came yesterday and check the inside line and it turned out that the tech on Friday fixed the dropped line with a wire that was incompatible with the wiring going into our house. So, he replaced the wire and the DSL synced up and the phone was working. But we couldn't connect because I had to reset the connection. I called tech support and talked to someone clearly in India and that's all well and good and normally I understand accented English really well, but when a two-and-a-half-year-old is screaming and playing with loud toys and climbing on me and yelling in my ear? Not so much. After 20 minutes we had the connection restored. My Internet is back! I feel human again.
*I want the sun. Please, someone send the sun. Also, sleep.
*A conversation with Oscar yesterday over his poop -
Oscar: Is it a big one, Mommy?
Jenni: Yeah, it's a big one, Buddy.
Oscar: It's a lion poop Mommy, a big lion poop!
Oscar: It's a big lion poop. Lions are big. They have big poops.
Jenni: Yeah, that's right. A lion poop it is.
*Nelson is in California this week (what up, OC?!) and my mom is in town helping me wrangle the boys. Praise be.
*So, yesterday, Oscar and I were upstairs looking for is blanket and we couldn't find it, so I told him that it must be downstairs. His response: "No, Mommy, my blanket disappeared." He pronounced and used "disappeared" correctly. That's crazy, right? It's like he's becoming a grown person.
*Miles new words this week: sock, shoe, water (wa-dar), tickle (as in tickle, tickle!).
*I sliced the hell out of my finger last night while making dinner. A dinner neither of my children touched. Possibly because it was tainted by human flesh. Or not tainted with enough human flesh.
*Have you heard that XBox and ET finally had their baby? A little girl (as I predicted, though Monica pointed out I ALWAYS predict girls.) I've been following his blog for two years as they tried to conceive and it totally warms my heart to see a photo of little Sanne on his blog. Congrats, guys. She's gorgeous, and she picked a great family.
*You know how we all have things that we don't/won't/can't blog about? But sometimes these things are huge parts of our lives and it's really difficult not to write about them because they just take up so much space in our minds and hearts? Yeah, well I have one right now.
*You know what I think is ridiculous? That how every time Facebook changes it's homepage layout people are always all up in arms and posting polls and groups about how much they hate it. But six months later, when they change it again, they are now in love with the layout that they were so recently protesting. I just feel like that's a lot of wasted time. Kind of like blogging about Facebook.
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