July 13 09

wow.

I never thought I’d say that the hardest part about moving to a new country is losing my internet connection for 4 days. Okay, I lie. It’s the second hardest part. The hardest part was having Miss Nessa (the almost six-year-old daughter of our very best friends) tell me that she can’t say goodbye because it’s just too sad. *weeps*

The internet went down on Friday. Yes, it’s easy for me to be all “ohmigod! my husband! can you believe the nerve of him?” but in reality, the people who are renting from us don’t want the internet connection (obviously, they are disturbed) and the billing cycle ended on the Friday. so, I guess…if we are assigning blame…it would have to be our house renters (but, really, how can I blame THEM? since they are making my move to Atlanta possible) so, that was that. but not having ANY connection at all meant many trips – against my children’s wills – to Panera, the only place in my area with free wi-fi. One trip was even made in pajamas,

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and one trip was spent in the parking lot picking up the wi-fi while the kids watched a movie in the car. and by watched a movie, I mean they screamed the car down and jumped over the seats and into the trunk of the van. awesome.

and we finally arrived at my mom’s. the children and I. after nerds and aero bars and bagels and doritos and $4 bottles of water that spilled all over the floor and 7 trips to the bathroom in the airport and Josh harassing Emily and the person sitting in front of him to the point where he systematically one-day-at-a-time lost his NintendoDS for the next 14 days (punishment for ME, I do believe) to the house of “I don’t know our wireless password” WHAT? How on earth do you not know what your wireless password is? so, I guess, I will be spending a tremendous about of time hooked up into the basement computer. awesome.

and so, while I’m sitting at the table, not connected, I try to tell my mom something really important. something BIG. and she asks a really strange question and then says, “You know, Baby Blues IS your family. do you ever read Baby Blues? You really should” WHAT?

BUT, it might be the stress of having my crazy loons around. I sure know I’m stressed. dinner time was a whole hell of a lot of “I want mac and cheese! I want mac and cheese” so, we make them mac and cheese and then one wants cereal. and then the other wants cereal. and then the third wants cereal (so guess who does cleanup on aisle martell children? um, yeah, that would be the emotional eater over here. holla!). bed time (it’s 10:28, for those who are playing at home) is still incomplete. at least 2 of the 3 children are still wide awake, complaining about something or other. STATUS QUO, I’d say.

lest you think that all I ever do around here is complain, I will tell you this. As of tomorrow, I will be the proud owner of a brand new iphone. with its very own phone number. LALLALALLALA (SO EXCITED!) AND my mom just passed over 4 new books for me to sink my teeth into —– oh, wait, it’s 10:56 and Emily had to come down for something very important —– and I have unearthed some lovely gems from high school that will embarrass the hell out of me, and while teaching me and Isabella the Hannah Montana hoedown (note: not the official name, but that’s how it’s been dubbed over yonder) (I actually looked it up and it’s actually CALLED that…the Hoedown Throwdown) I may have taken a picture that you will still be laughing about tomorrow night, when I still can’t get my kids to just go. to. sleep.

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and my mom IS watching the children next weekend so I can go to Chicago and have a total lovefest with all my bloggy friends AND I even get to see Miss Kristabella TWO weekends in a row and I did find something that Josh is interested in.

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(Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out) and I still have to tell you about how my kids channeled their inner Tobias and blue man group and about how I finally watched Braveheart and how I loved it but I couldn’t think about anything but how much that dude Robert the Bruce looked like BackpackingDad.

ALAS tomorrow, at least in the a.m., I will have a chance to connect with the internet and connect with my internets. for now. SLEEP. Well, after I watch Weeds with my brother, of course.

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  1. Wow…you’re really gone…?
    Well I hope you and yours enjoy this fantastic adventure!!!!
    have fun playing with the iphone
    and I’m still laughing at the picture.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Processing =-.

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    Comment by Christine on July 13, 2009
  2. You kids channeling Tobias and Blue Man Group? I hope it involved denim shorts in some way!

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    Comment by MonsteRawr on July 14, 2009
  3. Yay! Glad leg one is complete!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on July 14, 2009
  4. So great! Love the pic and glad you made it relatively unscathed! Looking forward to meeting you in Chicago!!:)

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    Comment by Kaleigha on July 14, 2009
  5. Girl you are so busy. You are going to love being in Chicago. Make sure you go have Gino’s East pizza.
    I wish you all the best on this venture you are on.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..I GOT MY FIX TODAY =-.

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    Comment by Deborah Pucci on July 14, 2009
  6. Hey baby, what’re your digits?

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    Comment by Avitable on July 14, 2009
  7. Whoa. Ok, that has to have been the hardest part. Here’s to a smoother leg 2 (3, 4, 5…)
    .-= kgirl´s last blog ..Seriously =-.

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    Comment by kgirl on July 14, 2009
  8. Wow I can’t believe you are actually posting after all of that. If it was me I probably would have just passed out in a heap.

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    Comment by Chantal on July 14, 2009
  9. welcome to georgia!

    love that polka dot blue carter’s dress. my little one has it too.

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    Comment by sweet cheek's mom on July 14, 2009
  10. 1) I am exhausted just reading that! I’m glad you made it safely to your moms! How can those kids NOT be tired?

    2) That photo of Bella is HILARIOUS! I love it!

    3) ZOMG! I get to see you in (counts on the calendar) FOUR DAYS! And I get to meet the Martell kids! I AM SO EXCITED!

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    Comment by Kristabella on July 14, 2009
  11. It just struck me, and I can’t believ it took this long, but reading you is like bouncing around in my head, what with all the words and the pop culture and the words!

    Glad you’ve got one leg of the journey safely behind you, and I’m not glad I won’t be at BlogHer to meet you! (that last part isn’t really deserving of an exclamation point. i REALLY am NOT glad i won’t be there)
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..so tired that i couldn’t even sleep =-.

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    Comment by fadkog on July 14, 2009
  12. *pout*
    send yer new numbers.
    :(

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    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on July 14, 2009
  13. Congrats on finishing the first leg – sounds like quite a feet (get it-leg/ feet/feat – or is that funny only to me?!). You made it, woman! I can’t believe you posted after all that either. You rock!

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    Comment by Jen on July 14, 2009
  14. I think I have a problem. After reading your post, all I can focus on is the fact that your parents don’t know their wireless router password and how you should reset their router and give them a new password.

    Glad you made it safely.

    You will LOVE the iPhone.

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    Comment by Corey on July 14, 2009
  15. You’re getting the phone BEFORE BlogHer!! WOO!!

    You better email me your new number :)

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    Comment by Angella on July 14, 2009
  16. Still can’t believe you abandoned Canada.

    Sigh.

    I hope you love your new adventure.

    Can’t wait to see you next week.

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    Comment by Redneck Mommy on July 14, 2009
  17. Glad you completed the first leg safely. Sympathies on the lack of connectivity. How do people NOT want internet? There are people like that out there still? Really?
    Bella’s adorably funny in that photo! And yes, 14 days sans DS would likely be more torturous for me than for my son… you are SO brave! xo

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    Comment by Nenette on July 14, 2009
  18. No internet would’ve killed me dead. You are a heartier specimen than I. Have fun in Chicago! I’ll just be over here, dying a slow, green, envious death. (Wow. There’s a lot of melodrama in this comment.) (That’s just the way I roll, yo.)
    .-= Moose´s last blog ..Roy Will Just Have To Make Do With Less Dust =-.

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    Comment by Moose on July 14, 2009
  19. I just ordered my iPhone yesterday! I am SO excited! Hubby, however, is less than thrilled. OK, that’s not true, because he doesn’t know that I actually ordered it yet. He was less than thrilled about the prospect of me getting one (meaning he wanted to forbid it, because I’d be on the ineternet even MORE!)

    Hope you love yours, and I’m glad you survived the first leg!
    .-= Suzy Voices´s last blog ..Proof That I’m Not Illiterate =-.

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    Comment by Suzy Voices on July 14, 2009
  20. You’ll love it there!

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    Comment by The Urban Cowboy on July 15, 2009
  21. Well THAT doesn’t sound so bad? :-)

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    Comment by Miss Britt on July 15, 2009
  22. Allie and I spent some time last week learning the Hoedown Throwdown. That shit is hard.

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    Comment by Amanda on July 15, 2009
  23. The cowboy pic is PRICELESS!

    And smooches from afar for Chicago!

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on July 18, 2009
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