Sunday, October 16, 2005

Looking Forward (With Gritted Teeth)

My computer continues to malfunction. All paths lead to wiping the hard drive clean and using the magic "Restore CD," to start fresh.

I am looking forward to this almost as much as I am looking forward to starting another school week with my underachieving twin boys who exert more energy avoiding schoolwork than they do working.

And I'm looking forward to that almost as much as I'm looking forward to preparing my house for overnight company arriving on Thursday and staying for the weekend.

If you never hear from me again, you'll know I was done in--defeated, decimated, destroyed--by either my computer and its Blue Screen of Death, schooling-at-home uncooperative twins who just can't remember to capitalize proper nouns or put numbers in their proper columns during long division or my house, host to millions and billions of microorganisms, thousands of sheets of errant paper, hundreds of toys, dozens of glasses stranded in bedrooms and four kids who make messes quicker than I can clean.

Or maybe I just ran off.

Send chocolate.

18 Comments:

Blogger Dawn said...

What kind of chocolate do you want? ;)

3:23 PM  
Blogger KGrams said...

With or without nuts? Also, we will need a forwarding address to where you have run off to send the chocolate. We promise not to share it with any of your family.

If it makes you feel any better, I had a friend with major computer problems, after weeks of trying to clean up her machine, I finally wiped it all out and started over. That was in July... she now has the blue screen of death again. ARGH!!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I am devastated that you might be decimated.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Chewy Mom said...

That all sounds frighteningly familiar. And horrible. Well, except for the computer problem--my dh would find that heavenly! (He's odd.)

6:29 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

How's about a chocolate fountain?

7:52 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh no! Good luck with the restoration!

I can't send chocolate, my dad (a bigger chocoholic than I, which is saying A LOT) ate it all when I wasn't looking.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Computer problems are the worst. I have been avoiding my laptop all week in fear that it will rise up and lead a revolt against me. My other computer is much more docile and well behaved...so far.

Good luck!

9:34 PM  
Blogger sallyrogers said...

Chocolate is on its way. Good luck with EVERYTHING!!

5:11 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Times like these are when I tell Husband, "I'm feeling Grumpy Girl today."

Your word verification on this comment is "auaghx"! Fitting, is it not?

5:56 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You need a mullet. It might help. Good luck with your 'puter. I had do wipe the HD clean a couple years ago. I almost killed myself talking to Dell technical support, but don't let that discourage you.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Vashti said...

Sounds like my house, Mel. Hang in there. If I were your neighbor I would always have a chocolate stash for you.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Run away! And then come back....

11:45 AM  
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11:47 AM  
Blogger Julana said...

Maybe your husband can clean the bathroom(s). And your children could no doubt learn some science lessons through cleaning.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Sorry. I ate all the chocolate that I had.

I burned a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and ate them anyway.

All of them.

They were gross. But, they were chocolate.

I feel your pain.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Oh dear! Sounds like my house!

All I have is a half eaten package of Oreos. Want some?

The bag of chocolate chips that were going to go into my oatmeal bars got eaten... a few days ago (they were so good!)

Sorry!

Hope that your computer gets better soon. What a pain!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

Aw girl I do so feel your pain! We all have days like that and boy do I know about schooling a daughter who doesnt want to be schooled! No greater pain in this world I swear! Eat chocolate hon, you'll feel better.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Diddy-Win said...

Mel,
It could be worse....you could be me... I MUST tell you the latest drama in our household (hint: the wayward daughter...)

7:34 AM  

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