January 27, 2009

What If There's NO Lines?

I was all set to write about this conference video chat thing I got to do a couple weeks ago with style stud Thom Filicia and seek your applause that I actually took down our Christmas tree yesterday! I seriously had it down not even 5 minutes before Beth was bringing her kids over because I knew if she saw that it was still up she'd probably not let the crazy lady with the Christmas tree still up me watch her kids.

It was a decent incentive.

And now there is this big space in the living room where it used to be. And the walls are bare from where the stockings hung. Thom gave some great ideas for maintaining a "chic home amidst all the legos on the floor."
I'm planning some thrift store shopping soon. I liked his suggestion to just paint over things rather than refinishing. Much cheaper and quicker and I just wish I could repaint carpet. And kitchen floors. Oh, and the bathroom sink.

There is this big Room-A-Day Giveaway going on from Kimberly-Clark & The View and I just think, gee, I don't know which room in my house doesn't need a makeover. How awesome would it be to win that. If you can relate at all then you should totally enter and check out more realistic home styling tips from Thom here.

Beth's son asked why we had a hole in our wall. Then Gray told him all about how he put Star Wars bobble heads from McDonald's in there. Um, yeah.

But I am distracted right now- who cares about the decorating status of my home when I just took two pregnancy tests (I am still feeling weird, ok?) and they were both BLANK.

What does that mean?

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67 comments:

  1. Ok that is weird! Were they both from the same pack? If so then it was probably an out of date pack. If not then i dunno! Have you checked out http://www.peeonastick.com?

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  2. Blank? Perhaps they were defective?
    Toni

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  3. That it's time to switch birth conrol? :-)

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  4. Girl. That takes the cake. Never heard of blank pregnancy tests before! And WOAH Nellie, another baby this soon???? You'll need to invent a double sling, lol.

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  5. sounds like you got some bum test there....were they out of the same package?

    if I were you I would be heading to the nearest CVS!

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  6. You mean there was nothing? At all?
    That is strange.

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  7. It means you go out and buy the DIGITAL tests! :)

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  8. Boy! Even the pregnancy test didn't know what to think. Let's just hope you don't end up having 8 like that one lady!

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  9. It means that the tests were confused because you took your Christmas tree down. Seriously.

    p.s. or that they were defective.

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  10. Oh Steph! I don't know what it means, but I am thinking of you!

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  11. Could it possibly mean you aren't pregnant? Not what you're used to, I know. :-D

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  12. Well, if I remember correctly from back in the day, that the 1st pink line means the test is working properly. So if you didn't even get that, then I would say the tests be broked. See how I can be all logical and scientific? I surprise myself sometimes. I would take'em in and get a replacements because those babies are expensive!

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  13. I think it just means that they are defective. If even the test line didn't show up then they won't work. Buy some new ones!

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  14. hmm.. thats odd. id try another brand.

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  15. Probably a little gross, but did you pee on it long enough? I know there were a few times that I just didn't get enough on the stick for it to reach the window and make the reaction with the paper.

    Otherwise, they're just defective tests.

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  16. Oh gosh--interesting!! I wouldn't know. . . .

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  17. I agree with others that they were probably defective, especially if they were both from the same package, probably a bad batch.

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  18. I love that the girl ahead of me said, "you peed on the wrong end". That's hysterical! All I know, is that you better get your tushie to Target a.s.a.p.

    Two words: DO OVER.

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  19. Weird! I would be calling the company and running to the drug store for more tests :)

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  20. I like Christy's and Sarah's answers, personally, but I'm guessing they're probably faulty. Splurge and go get a good one--NOW!

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  21. ugh, my dwelling could use a make over too... BAD! i am trying to talk my hubby into helping me paint, yet again! i swear we repaint every year :)

    i think your preggo tests were most likely defective. right, isn't that what the instructions say... the test line let's you know that it is working properly. it is hard when you exclusively breastfeed and there is no cycle to track!! i hope you get news to put your mind to rest soon!

    xo,
    erika

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  22. It means you need to go out and get another set of pregnancy tests!!

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  23. Hmm. Maybe it means you should use Magic 8 Balls to determine pregnancy instead. :)

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  24. Blank, huh? Wow. I'd be running out to the drug store for another test. And then, I'd email my friend Heather (that's me!) and tell her what it said because she really wants to know :)

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  25. Do you have a Dollar General near you? This is the perfect opening to share some of the best advice I have: Pregnancy tests at Dollar General only cost $1!! In my experience they work great, and you can buy several to be sure. Either way, hope you figure it out soon!

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  26. I do these tests for a living. No control line means defective test. Are they expired? Get new tests and test again in the morning with a first morning urine.

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  27. the blanks i've had i assumed were just defects!
    dollar tree sells $1 tests too.
    or you could splurge and buy a digital. ;)
    stacy

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  28. I have had the blank pregnancy test results before and I bought them at the Dollar Store. I didn't bother returning them because I was embarrassed, but do what you gotta do!

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  29. Oh, and if you are still feeling off, I would get some bloodwork done. It might be your thyroid or perhaps you are low in Iron (in my case, it was both).

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  30. Blank? That is really odd.... Maybe its your hormones regulating after the pregnancy and stuff? It usually takes 6 mos to get everything back to normal?

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  31. I'm guessing that those tests are defective. Are they out of the same Target box that you used a few weeks ago?

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  32. Blank could also mean too much urine sample.

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  33. If the test line didn't show up, then it is out of date or defective. I hope you start feeling better soon if you aren't, and if you ARE, then how very exciting!!

    And Star Wars toys in the wall? That is awesome! Gray needs to meet Little Dude; he putts all his stuff under the bookselves, tv, ANYWHERE there is a small crevice. Then he wants me to get them out from under whatever thing he discovered a space under. Sigh.

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  34. Funny! To me, probably not to you.

    Can't wait to hear the results of a non-faulty test!

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  35. Blank....I have never heard of that before. UGH!

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  36. Blank spells REFUND..... (and more tests)

    Can you give me some mojo to encourage me to take mine down too????

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  37. I don't know what two blank tests mean, I just know that I'm so glad I don't have to think about that anymore.

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  38. Im with buying more tests! Blank probably means defective.

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  39. Blank means defective.

    Or that you no longer have a uterus???

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  40. Oh, geez! Not sure what that means but at least they weren't super conclusive...

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  41. LOL I picture all moms across the world walking around with a tank of paint on their back and one of those spray paint guns, following their kids away.
    If your really broke everything is grey because you had mix all the pain togather.
    BTW to get a line on a pregnancy stick your suppose to pee on it. LOL Just kidding !

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  42. I so have to ditto many of these posts. Get thyself to Target ASAP and buy another test!!!

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  43. I think no lines mean its time to buy a new brand of tests!

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  44. Sarah's hypothesis was better than mine. Darn. She's so smart and funny!

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  45. Blank means something went wrong - sounds like the tests were a dud. Hopefully you found something out soon!

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  46. Errr...I took two when I thought I was pregnant...they both came out blank.

    #3 from a different brand came back bright and shiny with TWO lines. I named her Rachael.

    Promise you'll name your next after me?

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  47. My weird test (the one that freaked me out) was in a two pack, and the other one had no lines. The ink just kind of ran and the whole square stayed white. I really think they want us buy more tests!

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  48. So... since everyone else seems to think they were defective here is my comment (question). Have you taken a non-defective one yet? Is that tomorrow's post? ; )

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  49. i've gotten a blank before... just means it's a bum test. try try again ;-)

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  50. Target brand?! I'm telling you those are just DE-fective!

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  51. Congrats on getting the Christmas tree down - if I had put one up it would probably still be up!

    Can't help you on the pregnancy test thing... :)

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  52. Blank? Definitely defective.
    Mega congrats on the christmas undecorating!

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  53. Sounds like you got a couple of duds there.

    I would try again with a different brand next time.

    Thanks for the cool decorating tips!

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  54. I think it means you're going to have twins ;)

    :--) Nell
    CasualFridayEveryday.com
    Twitter.com/casualeveryday

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  55. Maybe the multi-tasking went a bit awry. Is it possible that you put the pregnancy tests in storage and peed on the Christmas tree? Or painted over the tests and peed on the carpet? Maybe see if there are any lines on the floor before you go returning anything. :)

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    http://everydaymamadrama.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-first-award.html

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  57. Blank, huh. As much as I'd like to come up with some clever reason for that, I got nuthin'. They're probably just defective. Hope you figure it out soon!

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  58. I would think that if the test line didn't show up they must be defective. I would definitely try another brand. Maybe your midwife could provide some enlighment. I'm sorry you're not feeling yourself though. Hopefully you will get to the heart of the matter soon.

    As far as room makeovers I would have a hard time picking just one. I wonder if I could choose my greatroom since it is attached to my living, dining, and kitchen too!

    Hope you have a great day!!

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  59. If they were blank it means you need to get new pregnancy tests. Weird.

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  60. If they were blank it means you need to get new pregnancy tests. Weird.

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  61. if you call the company - there s usually a number on the box - many times they will send you out new tests. Blank is just not right - that means obviously defective - you should get at least one line.

    and hopefully (unless you were planning on another september baby) that's all. just one.

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  62. When that happened to me, I contacted the company directly and found that the packages were defective. So I would guess that the same thing happened to you.

    If I were you, I'd go buy a different company's test and try again. Your peace of mind is worth at least that much.

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