Friday, March 6, 2009

Random Thoughts Thursday (Friday edition)

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I spelled my name wrong yesterday while trying to log into blogger. It drives me absolutely nuts when people spell my name with just one "l", and then I go an do it myself. I'm so embarrassed.

I also just spelled "embarrassed" wrong. Remember the "No Excuse 50" from 8th period remedial English, Mela? Yeah, now I'm truly embarrassed.

I discovered yesterday that if you catch it quickly enough, a piece of dry tissue will remove crayon from walls. Just passing that on.

I bought one of those automatic-sensor nightlights for the hall so we could stop leaving the laundry room light on all night. The little girls in my house yesterday had never seen anything so amazing ("It's magical!" were the exact words.) You all should shell out $2 for one of these babies - even if you don't need a nightlight, the entertainment value alone is worth its weight in gold.

I'm sorry for being so needy last week, begging hinting for comments. It's nice to be validated. I'm trying to be better about leaving comments on other people's blogs, because I know how happy it makes me feel. It's very much a Sally Field moment - "You like me! You really like me!"

I stayed up way too late last night. It's hard to go to bed when Chris isn't here - too big, cold, and lonely.

Ellie seems to have some sort of internal radar that allows her to wake up at 2:30 in the morning when Chris is out of town and demand to sleep with me. She doesn't do this when he's here. I think this may be partly my fault, since a few months ago I let her climb in bed with me early in the morning (5am early, not 2:30am early!) when he was gone. As cute, sweet, and cuddly as she is when she's sleepy, this is not a habit that I want to encourage.

I've been wearing my glasses full-time lately because I need new contacts but can't get them until I see the eye doctor, and I don't have an appointment for another week. I haven't worn my glasses this many days in a row since the 8th grade. It's very strange.

Interestingly, Lexi also has an eye doctor appointment next week. Believe it or not, she failed the school vision screening. Huh.

There is no school today. It's a gorgeous day. We were planning on going to the zoo, but Vicki made some unfortunate choices yesterday evening and is now grounded for the day. Talk about a learning experience. She is one unhappy camper. Good times.

Why can't we all just get along?


  1. Wearing glasses when you've been wearing contacts is tough. It's like you have no depth perception for a while. Bleh.
    I hate it when the punishment for the kids is also the punishment for the adults.
    And I hate to break it to you...but you spelled "too" wrong. :( I'm only telling you this as a friend. ;)

  2. I like you! I should leave comments more. I am not enjoying having Jack gone for school. I don't know how you do it with Chris being out of town. I can at least wait up for Jack. Good luck with the zoo-less day.
    By the way, Jack has started commenting on Chris's blog. I believe he is using his "I'm just a poor southern man" voice. Don't buy into it - he's made the dean's list almost every semester of his college career. He thinks Chris is cool because he can get a rise out of people. Men respect the strangest things sometimes.

  3. I said that same thing this morning when I heard Camryn yelling at Sam to stop whatever it was that he was doing.."why can't we all just get along? I said it before and i'll say it again, i love yuo random thought posts..kinda reminds me of Jack Handey.

  4. Carrie, you're killing me! Where did I spell "too" wrong???

  5. I love your blog and it always distresses me when it gets to the end of Thursday and there is no "random thoughts" posted. I need to comment more. You should get a counter for your blog. I just got one and, even if I get no comments, it makes me happy to know people are at least visiting my blog:)

  6. Never mind, Carrie. I found it. It's fixed now! Stupid spelling mistakes...

    Lori, I had a counter for a while, but it bugged me that it counted me as a visitor, so the numbers went up every time I posted or whatever. It felt like cheating, somehow. Maybe I'll try again if I can find a better one.

  7. It bugs me too when people spell my name wrong too! It a trivial thing, but I want my name spelled right! I got through that every night I work.

    I misspell things a lot...I try to ignore it. :)

  8. I have given up on my name ever being spelled or pronounced correctly. If you ever figure out why we can't all get along will you pass along the inspiration? We have many of those life lessons in our house. Right now seems to be a very popular time for learning experiences in our home. I just wish I could have them come one at a time instead of in threes. (=

  9. I CAN'T stand it when people spell my name with an "ay" not "ey". So I understand your pain. However I have a sister named Alison, and yes she does spell it with one "l" and hates it when she get two. And I also love comments on my blog. It makes me feel loved.

  10. My name never got spelled wrong until people started coming up with odd/weird/pain in the butt spellings for normal names. Oh..well...

    I'm a comment fan to and I love your random thoughts. So here is my question...did Lexi really fail her eye exam or is she just working the system?


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