Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Randomly random


Welcome! Oh don't mind the ants, I just haven't swept around here in awhile!

Here I am, stranded at home because the general germiness of schools and the wacko temperature shifts have kept at least one person in this house suffering from some sort of coughing/stuffy/running for about four weeks now. I have never seen my kids catch colds with less than a week of respite in between before. Suffice to say, I am not impressed by this marvel. Today the daughter is home trying to figure out a way to keep her overly stuffed head upright. It is not that I had any outrageous plans to cancel, but I had considered wandering aimlessly out in the real world. This is also not to say that I do not have about two weeks of things that could and should be done around my house...hence my plan to flee! I am completely baffled by my inability to effortlessly shift gears these days. It's like a massive effort to talk myself into anything that deviates from what I thought I was going to do. I guess this really only applies to when my flight efforts are thwarted and I am left to make an in-house list. I did make one tactical error today that involved getting back under my covers at 7:15 after finding out Senorita Stuffy was staying put. I had been up getting the boy child out the door since 6:00, sooooo nap time? This was not conducive to list making...at all!

I heard an ad on the radio yesterday, regarding people whose online habits were problematic. The show in question was going to discuss things like facebook and how to know if you have a problem. One of the warning signs they gave was if you were to start neglecting other things. Well of course I would rather be online than making dinner or vacuuming. I am guessing they meant more serious violations like neglecting other humans in the house. At what age can they fend for themselves anyway? 48? Is hiding from the same as neglecting?

Does this guy seem sexy to you?
Moreso than if his hands weren't clean? There were life size folks like this sprinkled around the hospital, but his sign had the goofiest message, in my opinion. I felt like I should know who he was, as why else would I care what his views on proper hygeine were? Maybe none of the Grey's Anatomy docs couldn't fit the photo shoot into their schedules for a lowly Central New York hospital's "wash your damn hands" campaign? There was also a nurse whose sign said "So easy, even a three year old can do it"...um, yeah but they don't, unless you help!

Would it really compromise the amount of jewelry these could accommodate if heads were included?
It seems like arms might even be a bonus. They just remind me of that one toy in Sid's room from Toy Story who had a head but an erector set type of body. I guess I am just not edgy enough!

Uh-oh, the washer and dryer have stopped...time to rotate!

Tumble on over to visit Stacy and see what randomness other folks are cleaning out!

Stacy


14 comments:

  1. Being stuck at home in the germiness doesn't sound like much fun. We've been having the same issue - curses on Mother Nature for messing with the weather this year - the too mild/balmy temps followed by really cold ones really mess with trying to get rid of the cold/congestion we caught before Christmas. Princess Nagger's been complaining of snottiness - and not the attitude kind. ;)

    I tend to neglect the housework when I'm online (like now) but I don't neglect the humans in the house...yet. I do, however, hide from them every so often. ;)

    That guy sexy? Um, no. :)

    Heh, the mannequin is reminiscent of the toy in Sid's room...scary! :)

    Oooh! Thanks for the reminder...I need to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer now... :)

    Madonna Still Rocks, M.I.A. Steals the Headlines, and Another Stray Cat

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  2. I am so over the Facebook thing- thank goodness.

    Have a great rest of your day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2012/02/did-you-like-the-godaddy-ad/

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    1. What if someone says something super hilarious, some super awesome husband sends his love flowers, or some kid makes the honor roll and you aren't there to get the info?!?

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  3. Soooo...that guy who is the handwashing fan? Maybe he is OCD?

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  4. I'm with you. Those headless models look silly. Why not attach a head? Or an arm?

    Thanks for visiting me today! =)

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    1. They were creepy!

      You're welcome! :)

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  5. My oldest (age 7) had a cough from mid October until the end of December. It was ridiculous. I ended up taking him for a chest x-ray and eventually he needed to go onto an inhaler for 2 weeks to finally kick the damn thing. It's crazy how the kids can pick up something and then it takes forever for them to get rid of it.

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    1. Cootie factories! I feel like I need a hazmat suit to sit on the couch with them!

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  6. Maybe I missed something, but why were you at the hospital? I hope people aren't THAT sick! And no, handwashing man is not sexy. And neglecting vacuuming for Facebook is obvioulsy not a problem!

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  7. Problematic online habits? Who...me? Just because I blog instead of entering statistical data at work and neglect my short people to play online Scrabble, and use my phone more to tweet than to actually TALK. . .no problem here. ((whistling nervously))

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    1. That's like getting paid to blog--acceptable...online Scrabble to ready you for the Wheel--perfectly acceptable...oh, do people still talk?

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  8. Oh man, the temperature changes are killing us out here too! Mmmm, nothing sexier than a man with really clean hands.

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  9. hello. I am a new follower from the blog hop.
    Can you please follow me back?

    http://countryliving-productreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/cute-baby-for-less-make-it-yourself.html

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  10. Aha! Now I see that I can reply right here...

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