June 4, 2008

And Even Though

Ok, so not everything yesterday was bad. Those moments of constant needing and wiping did have me jonesing for shoe shopping and maybe never coming back, but then I got a call from my hair stylist that she has some new funky colors in and wants to try them out on me for free. And about 5 minutes after that I found out my first day conference pass to BlogHer was paid for. And then about 10 minutes after that the other two days were covered.

And so today even though the kids got up earlier than they would have on a school day, maybe I've been a bit more laid back. And maybe I let them play in the rain with the good umbrellas and showed my motherly-delight at all the worms they found. And maybe they had popsicles at ten in the morning when I said they had to wait until after lunch (and maybe I even let them have another popsicle after lunch.)

And when hubby called to let me know that the oil change guy found a MOUSE NEST behind my glove compartment in the carbon filter thingy or whatever you call it IN MY CAR, I laughed. And made sure there wasn't also a dead mouse hanging out in there, too. Or a live one. And I didn't freak out that I've been driving around a pet I never knew I had. And am really glad it didn't decide to surprise me one day on my way to Starbucks or shoe shopping or something important like that.

And now, even though hubby's off to a baseball game (in the mouse car) shmoozing clients until late tonight, I have my feet propped up with the laptop, am watching the boys be boys in the backyard, and am thinking I can so do this. Even though I don't always know what this is.

I'll definitely blog about it more later, but I'd like to thank HP (be sure to check out the latest I've done with them here), Google (remember my day at the Google offices way-back-when?), Mom Talk Radio, Newbaby.com (I'm still trying to think up something clever to vlog (video blog) over there- so if you have ideas, let me know!), & Adoptic (also see my right sidebar) for their role in helping me get to BlogHer. Which will not only be good for my bloggy social life but also bloggy business, and also for my mommy sanity being able to have some final me-time before the baby comes. I'll be big and pregnant, but I'll be there!

33 comments:

  1. A mouse appearance on the way to Starbucks?

    Not a good thing!

    Congrats on BlogHer money- sweet!

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  2. Sweet deal!

    All right, I'm going to have to check out this adoptic thingie

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  3. Such great news and what fabulous sponsors! Can't wait to see you there!

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  4. Are you going to show us a picture of your new funky-colored hair?

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  5. Yay! I'm glad that worked out for you. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Cali!

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  6. Yay! Congrats on your paid trip. That is super!

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  7. A mouse nest in the car - now that's a new one!

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  8. Congratulations!!! that's awesome, that your trip is almost paid for. As for the mouse, SHUDDER.

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  9. I'm glad you can see all the good things too!

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  10. Wow, a mouse nest in the car! Weird!

    Glad you got sponsored, that's great!

    And yes, I did send you a package, I asked you for your addy like a month ago, but life got crazy and I just now got around to mailing it....you know how that goes!

    Let me know when you get it!

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  11. Ok... I think my eyes just bugged out at the screen about the mouse nest. Thank God for hubby's right?

    That is so awesome too about your trip being paid for. Is it ok that I will be slightly jealous? hehe.

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  12. WOOT STEPH that's awesome good for you!!! As for your mouse - EAK think about it making an appearance while you were driving I think I would FREAK!

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  13. mmmm, shoe shopping and new hair color, that is EXACTLY what i need to get this summer break started off right! ;)

    congrats on your paid trip!!

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  14. I'm so glad that you made it through your day - rain and all. =) We were stuck indoors but made the best of it!

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  15. Okay your mention of hairstyling made me thing of something that I'd bet you'd appreciate. My cousin is a hairstylist and just moved into town but besides hair styling she's branched out into eyelash extensions. I've always wanted to try those things and she's offering me this sweet deal for it. I can't wait to have killer lashes.

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  16. OH YIKES...a mouse in the car??? EEEK! We've had them in our basement but I can't say I ever had one living in our car. Glad you discovered it before it made it's arrival apparent in some other way! I'll bet your boys were fascinated with it, though!

    Have a great day!
    Happi

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  17. Wow it look like you had a blessed day!

    How great when you could sit back and enjoy every detail and see God's hand upon it!


    And yay for the sponsor

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  18. Great news! Wow, God provides!

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  19. Wow! You got all it covered! FAB! I had a squirrel one time. Not fun.

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  20. O.K., the mouse nest is just too hilarious! And how awesome for you to get help from sponsors to get to BlogHer! Maybe the summer won't be too bad after all! :)

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  21. A mouse nest? Are you kidding me? HOLY COW!

    Lori

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  22. Ewww!!! i had a mouse nest in my first car that my dad bought from a farmer. When I took it in for an oil change, the guys were LAUGHING at me. Guess who's dad never even looked under the hood?

    Yes. You can TOTALLY do this.

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  23. Showing your motherly delight at the worms thing sort of threw me. I have three girls. And now one boy. I'm not looking forward to the worms (or in my case lizards) and the like.

    Congrats on all those sponsors! I hope you and your baby belly have a bloggity good time.

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  24. Keeping three boys busy during the summer is no small feat. I can't imagine doing it pregnant! You go girl. Let em' eat an extra popsicle (and shhhhh) watch too much tv some days...they're resilient. ;)

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  25. Wow you are busy! I will check out some of the links. Being pregnant and working is cool and Blogher, one day I WILL GO!

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  26. MICE! IN YOUR CAR! CAR MICE! ACK.

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  27. You're a rock star. :) Even mice want to be near you.

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  28. Congrats on all those sponsorships! Wow! (I actually just wrote sponsor hips, which we all know is NOT the same thing...)

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  29. Free hair color? Paid BlogHer? Well, that is just awesome! Yay!

    Sounds like you had a pretty fun day today too. Whew! We need days like these, don't we?

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  30. Sounds like a great day after all. New hair color, and for free plus blogher sponsers!

    At least the mechanic found the nest. How do they get in there like that anyway?

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  31. What chemicals does your stylist use on your hair and are they safe?

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  32. My stylist found something special for my hair- I'll find out what it is, and of course it would be safe!

    Steph

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