Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tell The Truth Tuesday

1. I singlehandedly talked Laura and the Regulator into taking a road trip to the Ikea in Pittsburgh so I could buy some new toy storage shelves for our basement. We drove there in the middle of a whiteout and returned with a car stuffed with plants and a sofa table. As of 11:19 PM, neither of our husbands are speaking to us. This has nothing to do with our poor judgement in purchases, but rather the driving through the snowpocolypse for Swedish houseplants.

2. After cleaning out the basement in preparation for shelves that I inexplicably decided not to purchase, I had a ton of toys and baby gear to give away. Laura talked me into driving it to a children's resale shop near her house. The first haul went great and ended with a big, fat $150 check. I had to take the second haul to a different store and after driving over an hour and unloading an absurd amount of baby gear, the teenager at the counter told me that all of my stuff was complete crap and they had no use for anything except a toy tool bench and a princess water color set. She handed me $7.10 in cash and told me that I needed to start taking all of the unwanted items back to my car. I pocketed the money, asked her if I could pull the car around and then peeled out of the parking lot. There was no way in hell I was loading all that crap back into my trunk. Came home to a message that they were going to give everything to charity unless I came back to pick it up. Be my guest judgy cashier. Be my guest.

3. I have an enormous crush on The Property Brothers.

4. I'm going to cry if the snowpocolypse results in school being cancelled tomorrow.

5. I purchased (and used) nasal spray from The Dollar General. I'm pretty sure the chemicals are going to eat away my septum and I'll wake up with one large nasal cavity tomorrow morning.

6. I only read one book over my Christmas vacation. Huge, giant FAIL.

7. This is the first time I've turned on my computer since December 20th.

8. Ken got an iPad for Christmas and I have stolen it for my own nefarious uses. Pinterest on an iPad = crack laced with heroin.

9. I purchased a faux fur coat that I like to think of as my Miss Havisham jacket. At first I wasn't going to buy it, but Laura convinced me that I could wear it with yoga pants. It sheds a little, but it's warm and it makes me feel like a well-fed Rachel Zoe.

10. I missed you guys on my internet hiatus, but it feels good to be back! XOXO


Jen Daiker said...

This is my first time returning to the worldwide web (aka blogger) since December 20th, too! It feels good. A little weird, like you're hoping no one is angry at you for leaving.

PS - A fed Rachel Zoe... I hear ya there!

Laura Pauling said...

Welcome back! And I'm sure the Miss Havisham jacket is gorgeous!

You can also use a saline spray, which is just salt water, or a nettipot. If you don't want to spray chemicals up your nose! :)

All my baby stuff would be worth nothing too!

Jemi Fraser said...

I like the Property Brothers too - I love those fixer-upper shows :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Welcome back!I totally would have driven away too.

Katie Anderson said...

YAY! Welcome back :) Love this funny post. I've missed you.

Christi said...

Welcome back! Great post. I love IKEA, dear husband, not so much. 'Cause, what I love about IKEA is the shopping and the purchasing. The putting-things-together? Well, that's why I have a dear husband LOL

And like you, I only read one book over break--and it was a novel in verse, at that.

Elana Johnson said...

Welcome back! I LOVE #2. LOVE it.

Kelly Polark said...

We just took a trip to Ikea for a bookcase for my son for his LEgos that was sold out (phone first). But my daughter found herself a bookcase and some cute things for her room.
And it has not snowed here in Illinois at all much to the chagrin of my children...
And I only read one book over break as well. (sigh!)

Rebecca T. said...

Oh how I have missed Tell the Truth Tuesdays *puts reminder up to always check in on Tuesdays*

My truth for today *blushes* I legit spent like 3 hours on a tumblr called Twilight Sucks. And I like Twilight, but it was so freakin' hilarious I couldn't stop clicking through to page after page. Yes. This is how I am spending my vacation :P

Katie P said...

Crying at the vision of you getting $7 and peeling out of there!

Matthew MacNish said...

Are there seriously no Ikeas in Cleveland? Maybe it is that bad.

Christa said...

Okay, all great...but how is the BABY???

Dara said...

#2...was that Once Upon a Child you went to? Because it sure sounds like a similar store down here.

Next time I take in three bags of baby clothes and they tell me they are taking two things, I will follow your example :)