I'm Back (I think)

Okay, so ya'll (Hm, when did I start saying "ya'll"? Madeline I think you are rubbing off of on me!) didn't know I was gone because I fooled you by stealing wifi from an unsuspecting non-password protecting neighbor. But I was gone. Our cable and internet had been broken for over two weeks. The stolen internet thing was okay, but it was a rather inconvenient set-up because my laptop had to be in just the right spot, and it did not wield all that strong of a signal. (I meant to type "yield" there but "wield" works in that sentence too and I think the imagery in my head of my "set-up" "wielding" a signal like it's sword or something is just more fun.)

How many times have I blogged about our internet going out? Multiply that number by like five, and that's how many times it has actually gone out.

We have had so many repairs that they now refer to our house as "a chronic" and I know most of the technicians and have started to have repeats.

Does God not want us to use the internet or something? No really. Why does my house hate technology while I, on the other hand, love it a lot?

I actually said something like that out loud to the guy who was rewiring everything today and he looked at me like I had three heads. Not two, three. He was already looking at me like I had two heads because he got to observe what it is a stay-at-home mom does with a two-year-old and a nine-month-old and it is a little-bit-loud and a little-bit-chaotic.

(Did you like how that paragraph had the theme of using-lots-of-dashes? Didn't you miss these special fancy tricks I do when I was not blogging and was sick with the Bad Broken Internet disease for two weeks? Didn't you?)

What I actually said to him was, "If this doesn't work I am going to think God doesn't want me watching cable TV." I was only sort of joking.

I need to catch up on reading all the blogs I like to read (ALL of yours, I love you all) and leaving comments and all that, but I am so behind. Please don't be offended if I don't get to you. Just leave me a new comment and I will come say hi. Cause really, 'yall, I am back! I am back in my bed using my laptop with a set-up that wields four bars of signal energy in the signal picture icon thing! And Alice is sleeping without even my foot touching her! This is a great evening. I think I am going to have some chocolate milk now. Right now. At 12am.

(This is when my husband who is at least as goofy as I am would make up a song and sing it really dramatically like, "Ohhh googlenet, I'm so happy you're back in my life to staaay! How I need you in my heart! Ohhhh googlenet!"


  1. Y'all must be quite a pair! Love the little impromptu song.
    Glad your back, and that I've had such a lovely southernifying effect on you. Yes, I made that word up. Y'all make up songs; I make up words. ;)
    Your gardening comment made me laugh. And, cringe because in previous years we've had a number of gardening mishaps. Mowing over stuff has happened here too. We've also had mad ravaging deer and mysterious plant deaths. It's all par for the course. Just plant again. As my mother likes to say, "Never give up, never surrender." I think she got that from a movie.

  2. I am so glad you are back. Especially after this post. Want more.


  3. Glad you are back. Even though I am bad about commenting I love your blogs.
    Also, we couldn't live without the internet either. We are getting rid of our phone line and we could have gotten it disconnected yesterday, but it would have been Friday before they could re-hook us up to the internet. Josh said, um, NO WAY :-) ha ha.
    Hope you have a great week :-)

  4. Welcome back! I was wondering what was keeping you away :) Also, wield is WAY better than yield.

  5. No fun when the Internet God's frown down upon you!


  6. So glad you are back! I don't how many times I have checked your blog in anticipation of a post! :) I love reading what you have to say. Oh, and thanks for the advice on the rug--I have looked at overstock.com for multiple things, but not a rug yet! And, that is so funny that you blogged about a rug too!
    P.S. Are you going to the graduation party for Isaiah and Mariah next weekend?

  7. Your husband sounds like a lot of fun. I love making up random songs about everyday life occurrences and singing them with dramatic flair and dance steps.

    Sometimes, I think it would be fun if life were a musical and you could just break out in song in the middle of the street...

  8. Two weeks! I get twitchy when the internet is out for two hours, you poor thing.