Well, kind of.
Thanks for all the love, all, you really made my day.
Unfortunately, not only is the router all messed up, but my 'puter is (evidently)infected with the electronic version of the Black Death. Mr. Barefoot worked on it last night and again this morning with no luck. I think he plans to take another shot at it while I take my nap later tonight, but I am not sure.
The up side is I get to use his fancy new laptop to check in with you all. I have to say this thing is pretty nice. Much faster than my dino-puter. However, it is not my old friend, and that makes it a little odd.
The down side (yes, there is another one) is that this thing is not hooked up to my printer, and I have the links to many of your blogs only on my other 'puter. I am gonna kick some major butt if we can't get that thing detoxed.
I did try to go 'net-less today out of loyalty my 'puter, but with Little Sprout making it completely impossible to accomplish anything, much less take a nap, I just GOTTA be online!
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Tomorrow after work I will be heading down to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the Home and Garden Show. I am so excited. Not only will I be doing something fun as an adult (without the kids, hallelujah), but I get to go with a friend! A real, honest to goodness, female-type, adult friend. Not someone that I get paid to hang out with, not even the beloved Mr. Barefoot. We aren't related in any way, shape or form. It is going to be so cool!!! Even if the actual show is dull (which I don't expect it to be), I will be out and about all by myself with no curfew. MIL is coming over to sit with Little Sprout and to wait for Big Sprout to come home from school, and Mr. Barefoot gets home fairly early on Fridays, so if she decides she doesn't want to wait for me she doesn't have to. I can hardly wait.
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Big Sprout's birthday parties are this weekend. I know I am terribly late with them, but it is so hard to find weekend days when I don't work. I feel so guilty about it. I am not so good at planning these things, anyway and it seems that I never get them done on time. Poor Sprout's, with me as their Mom.
I have been trying to straighten up the apartment, but I can't seem to get "in the groove". I keep getting distracted by little things (like alphabetizing all my books and cleaning out cupboards). I suppose my grandparents will just have to see that I would rather be online with all of you than doing housework.
I did manage to get 6 loads of laundry done, though. That counts for something, yes? And my books are in order, which soothes my mind even if noone else cares.
Well, that is my update. I am off to see what you all have been up to!!