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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hey Blogland! Is Anybody Out There???

The good news, is that I actually remembered my login AND password. How are all of you?!? I mean, all three of you who might still occasionally remember me, and wonder where I am...

I really have nothing exciting to report - either that, or I have way too much to even begin to get into it. It depends on whether you want the rundown since the last time I graced you with my presence here in Blogland, or whether you just want this week's exciting list of mundane events. I suppose for starters, I could just give you the rest of the story on the Disneyland saga:

Shortly after my last appearance, I became overwhelmed with the desire to tell my family about Disneyland. (Could have had something to do with the payment in-full on the non-refundable/too-late-for-husband-to-back-out-of-them plane tickets, and the half-payment {also non-refundable, etc.} on the Disneyland package. Or it could have just been a coincidence. You decide...)

It went over well. Considering. I mean, yes, Mr. Husband's first words were something on the order of "Great. Have fun. I won't be going," but never fear, that didn't slow me down a bit. With a few choice words - like, "too late honey, it's already paid for" and he was putty in my hands.

True, on the plane he was still saying things like, "this is going to be so lame," and "I'll just stay in the rooms while you take the kids," but I was confident. No one can go to Disneyland and not love it. Right?

So right.

By day two, he was a worse Disneyland junkie than I am, and by the end of the week when I was saying, "Maybe we don't need to use today's pass, let's hang out at the pool instead," his response was, "Fine, you stay here with the kids, I'm going to Disneyland." And he meant it. Not to mention the fact that he was already planning our next several trips by the end of the week. (Including the one where he and I go with only little Miss Meara, and then when we get to come back just us - as in no kids.)

Mr. Husband LOVED Disneyland!

(I knew it.)

But now we're back in the real world, still sans computer, and I'm lucky to check my email a couple of times a week. With Christmas coming (along with a possible lay-off) I don't see a new laptop in my near future, so you may not hear from me for awhile. Which includes me visiting you, because it's too painful to be only half a part of Blogland. I want it all. As soon as I see what everyone else is blogging, my computer-less depression starts all over, and I have cravings to spend all my free time at my mother's kitchen table (on her laptop) so I can reclaim my place, and spout my opinions once more. So sad.

But before I go, I would like to dedicate this post to all of you who have actually taken the time to visit my nearly-dead blogstop to tell me you missed me. Seriously, it's enough to make a girl get misty eyed, and it totally makes my day to know I'm not completely forgotten. And who knows, someday my ship just might come in and I'll be back for good.

I hope...

31 comments:

Claire said...

I have missed you. Now, do the right thing, steal a laptop, and get blogging again.

Machen family said...

GAAAAH! I'm so happy you're back, at least for an update!! My husband was the exact same way about Disneyland. Why do they have to be such ninnies when we are forcing them to do something that we KNOW they'll enjoy. I don't know what to do about your non-laptop dillema but my sister-in-law was big on the "Secret" so you're just going to have to let your desire to obtain a laptop go out into space and let that be your only obsession in life and then one day it should appear on your front porch.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I so hope that Machen Family is right. I have sooo missed you. Sadly I am not one of the thoughtful people who stopped by. No I would just wonder and think about how much I miss reading your posts. And I don't think you ever finished your courtship posts, did you?

Well I totally get the dang hard financial decisions that must be made on a daily basis. I am sure if you could just get your family to fast for say a month, you could use your grocery money for a laptop. But darn people who insist that food is a neccisity.

LY girl. Take care. Til we meet agian. I'll be waiting.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

This dilapidated old dock will still be here when your ship comes in.

So glad you loved Disney.

Barbaloot said...

Fun to see you on here!! Sorry it's not a permanent return yet, but good to know you're still around at least:)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness! It's so good to see you again!

I'm a total Disneyland junkie too!

And I feel your blogland-all-or-nothing pain. I have had to cut way back and it's a bit sad to go around the block again and see lights on in everone's windows, but you're no longer sitting at the table.

I was wondering when you were going to stop vacuuming.

Did you hear I moved to UTAH! I'm Utarded now! That probably makes you sad.

How is your mom?

Kelly said...

I almost have TOO much comment between hubby and Disneyland and all his travel ideas. Why don't WE go and take the little girls? Talk about the trip of all trips...but I don't want to deny Rusty.

I am was so glad to see you on my blog (you know half the time I write with you in mind and what you'll comment) but so sad to know it's just a one-time stop for now.

I am listening to Christmas music and it's making me crazy for the holidays. Maybe you can come and visit soon.

Shelley said...

I'll take whatever you have time for. I enjoy stopping by here.
By the way, I LOVE DISNEYLAND (and thankfully so does my hubby).

Alison Wonderland said...

Yay, Jen's back! If only for an update. I'll take it.

Jen said...

I love you girls. Seriously.

jane said...

i smiled so big when you popped back up at the top of my blog list with a new post!!!

so fun to hear mr. husband loved disneyland, i seriously had no idea how you were going to make that happen peacefully. good job.

i hope your family is all healthy & happy besides the sans computer struggles, have a happy thanksgiving!

Melissa Bastow said...

Maybe if we all pretend REALLY HARD that Santa actually exists he'll bring you a new laptop......maybe he'll bring me one too, this one is starting to make weird noises, and the sound is on mute. That's bad, right?

And who doesn't love Disneyland?!!! You'd have to have something seriously wrong with you NOT to love Disneyland. Glad your husband isn't one of those seriously wrong kind of people, despite his previous pessimism.

Can't wait for the next update!

Denys said...

Jenny, glad to see you back. I HAVE been wondering what happened to you. Glad to know you are still alive and I did wonder about Disneyland, so glad to hear it went well :) Happy Holidays!

Stephanie said...

I loved your story about Rusty and Disneyland. I'm glad he loved it and had a great time. I'm also glad you posted, I've been wondering about you and thinking I should just call you one of these days. Hope you are doing great otherwise. :)

Sue Q said...

{{Sssssssiiiiigggghhhhhhh.....of relief!}}}

We all thought your vacuum had swallowed you alive. Welcome (sort of) back. And if the Santa thing doesn't work out, I think it's time for someone to get a fatal disease (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) and we'll hook you up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and voila! A laptop will be cake after a family trip to Disneyland!

annie valentine said...

Feel better now? You got people, Jen.

Kristin said...

That is a nice romantic notion with the ship coming in an all, but if you are waiting for a ship with a laptop you better become a pirate and intercept some of those Asian cargo ships. If you're lucky you might also rescue some human stow-a-ways that will be forever grateful to you, move-in and cook and clean for you forever. I think you better start entering some reality TV shows, you'd have a better chance of getting a laptop.

Kristin said...

Oh and did I mention I miss you? I really miss you!

Stephanie said...

That's funny about the "Diane" thing, I was just reading that and thinking, "Who the heck is Diane?" and then I saw it was you. :) I've done that with Kevin account also. It's annoying. I will call you. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. I was telling Kevin about your D-land adventure and how your husband was running around like a kid in a candy store (so I may have embellished a little), but this is called me warming him up to a future trip to Disney for our family and I'm trying to convince him it will be fun and not crazy.

Lowd and Proud said...

Glad you are back! I need a favor...my mom and my sister and I have misplaced your biscuit recipe and for the past 5 yrs have tried many substitutes, but none compare to yours. So please email me the recipe!!!! lowdgirl@msn.com We will all love you forever and I will look like a hero to my mom and sister. BTW...every Sunday at college I would make those biscuits and people who come over just to have one!!

That Girl said...

Figures you'd be back right when I'M MIA. I missed the homecoming party. I'm totally bummed.

But, on the other hand, totally thrilled to have you back! Sort of.

I just LIKE you, lady.

R Max said...

I thought you died and was about to send condolences to Annie. Glad I waited. I should've known you had a laptop problem, the same thing happened to me.

Tricia said...

Glad you are back, if only for a short visit. Maybe you could post telepathically. That would be awesome.

GammaHaynes said...

You are not forgotten,and yes, you are missed. Nobody is bogging these days. I'm so glad your family went to Disney Land, it was our best family trip ever. We stayed with Matthew and Kerry when we went years ago.We would never been able to go if not for Matthew and Kerry.Thanks again and many years later, one of my favortie memories.

Thing 1 said...

So glad to see you back!

Kendra said...

I'm so jealous! I can't believe you went to Disneyland without me! Couldn't you have just sent over a ticket for me and money to hire an ugly nanny and I could've joined up? Anyway, I'm so glad for you guys, good for you. Jer and I were just watching a special on Disneyland last night and commenting on how we really need to take the kids out there. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks for the update, if you makes you feel any better it seems we blog about the same amount and I have a computer sitting in my kitchen! Can't wait to see you at Christmas, love ya, Ken

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Yea for Disneyland!!! And I'm happy to see you back aboard the Blogland train!

Kellie said...

yay! you're back! I don't know if I ever commented before your way-too-long-of-a-blog-break, but I am now. I'm happy I get to lurk, I mean read your blog again:)

Natalie said...

I'm just amazed that you still manage to pull in 29 comments when you're on the random blogging schedule. That's a sign of true talent right there! :-)

kanishk said...

Maybe you could post telepathically. That would be awesome.

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vrchristensen said...

We need to set up a fund, Jen. You shouldn't be without a computer. No editor or writer should EVER be without a computer. EVER.