Friday, January 02, 2009

The Dog Ate My Homework

No really, that's what happened to my post from yesterday, it had nothing to do with the fact that I apparently forgot to hit the post button. I'd go a head an post it except I'm afraid of the the NaBloPoMo police - you never know when they might catch you cheating.

In other news, my New Year's Day was spent as many Americans prefer to spend it - slightly hung-over, watching the Rose Parade and a lot of football. I even went to bed at 9pm (that might have had something to do with being up til 3am the night before) - all things considered it was a restful day, just the way to start the New Year.

Today I spent ALL day cleaning our photos - tossing a bunch of really bad ones, getting other ones sorted for scrapbooking and organizing all the negatives, cds and film cartridges. Even though it really did take me way longer than I had hoped it feels really god to have it done. Of course since I didn't finish my task till late I didn't help Scott with his (ripping up the carpet downstairs), so he pretty much didn't get anything done.

Oh, did I forget to tell you? Our basement flooded. Yep, Sunday night our little river turned into a ginormous river and decided to find it's way into our basement. Happily we were able to get most everything out or up high enough, so all we lost was the carpet. But if it hadn't been for the help of an awesome friend and the young and burly Firemen that came over with tons of sand bags it would have been much worse. Yeah, 2008 ROCKED - so I'm very, very glad to see the back of that year.

Even though I've already failed on the whole NaBloPoMo thing, I am trying for another picture a day this year. I really enjoyed it last year, so I decided to have another go at it - in fact I've recruited my sister, a friend and her daughter (and possibly one other friend). Come to think of it, I need to get a finder's fee or something.

That's enough randomness for now, but just because I goofed up yesterday doesn't mean I won't try to do the rest of the month - just think of it as NaBloPoMo minus one.

Current Music: Blame it on the Bosa Nova - Edie Gorme (hey, I could blame my missed post on that too)


Hotch Potchery said...

So sorry about the basement...yuck. I am so jealous that you got your pictures organized. I was just telling my sister yesterday that I need to get that done since we are moving this year, and carting around that huge box of photos is just dumb.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Here I am wanting to give you a hard time for failing at NaBloPoMo ... and you're dealing with a flood. I'm a jackass. Glad to hear damage was minimal ... hope the rest of your weekend was alright!

kimmyk said...

did your dog eat your homework yesterday too?????


jus' kiddin'.

for a different kind of girl said...

What are we? Four days into the new year? I don't even know. So far it all feels the same as last year in my head!

Glad to hear you didn't get any real damage with the flooding problem. We had that happen to us a few years ago, and I spent hours down there with the shop vac, trying to get water out of the carpet.

Lori said...

Sorry about your basement, unforutunately I know exactl how it feels, only we lost much more than just the carpet, so I guess be glad it wasn't worse.

Im jelous you now have your photos all organized, Ive been meaning to do that for a long time now.

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