Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm back online

Well it's official, I am addicted to the internet. Todd was in Washington D.C. attending meetings with politicians regarding immigration issues for 3 days last week and took our laptop so he could keep up with the stock market. I only agreed to let him take it because I had a backup plan. My sister Francie has a laptop and doesn't have internet access at home, so I figured she would lend me hers for a few days. When I called her to ask her to bring it over, she informed me it was broken. WHAT? So I went 3 days without being on the computer. It was harder than I thought, I felt like a crack junkie going through withdrawals*. I guess the good thing is that whenever I had free time (which isn't very often these days) I worked on my baby photo book. I had to weed through about 200 or more pictures from the first 72 hours of Anthony's birth, and narrow it down to the top 40 to put in a photo book. Not an easy task, but it's done now. I also made some serious progress in organizing the office. For some reason we save all kinds of papers, some important, some not so much. I tend to think everything should be saved because you never know when you'll need it, then I go through purge phases where I throw it all out and have no idea why I was saving it. Then I usually realize (once it's too late) that I may have thrown away something I shouldn't have in my hastiness to organize. (for example, the football tickets to ND vs. Michigan State 2 years ago**). I even threw away a $100 savings bond for Anthony accidentally, luckily it was recovered from the trash by Todd who no longer trusts me to go through mail piles anymore. We now have a system, I go through stuff, make a trash pile, and then Todd sifts through it before it makes the final cut to the trash.

Okay, I'm sort of rambling, my point was, I got a lot done in 3 days due to no computer and an out of town husband. Now that I have the laptop back so I have gone back to my previous unproductive self.

Maybe next time I have some free time I will organize Anthony's closet, Todd seems to be having a hard time dressing him, and blames it on the lack of organization of his clothes. I worked last night and when I woke up, this is how his daddy had dressed him for the day. At least Anthony seems happy, despite the fact that his dad dressed him in PJ's for the day that are too small for him, and forgot his socks.

*In an I can only imagine sort of way
**I lucked out on this one, since the tickets were issued in Todd's name, we were able to go to the will call before the game started and get new ones. If we'd bought them any other way, we would have been out of luck. They would only reissue tickets to the original ticket holder and picture ID was required.

6 comments:

Max's Mom said...

I've done the whole save and purge system, too. The last major thing I threw away was all the paperwork from the closing of our last house. I didn't know it had been thrown away until I needed it and couldn't find it. It had to of been from the last purge.

Tina in CT said...

At least the baby was dry and clean and since he was going to be at home, jammies were OK. No sox or booties is another thing though.

My whole house needs a thorough going through but I save everything just in case.....

Christine said...

Ohhh, he is such a cutie. I can't wait for our little guy to com home!

Belle of Madison said...

I was wondering where you were! I just figured you were really busy. :)

I think Anthony looks like you in that picture. Even though I've only seen a few pictures of you and never met you in person.

Cecelia said...

Sometimes I think blogging is a waste of my time, but I sure enjoy hearing from my friends and family, and I seem to hear more from them this way.

Rachael said...

I was surprised you didn't come over to use the computer while Todd was gone.

Maybe I should go internet-less for a few days and get my pictures in order. Nah.