I’ve started this post at least a dozen times, only to delete the words a few sentences in. I have a bunch of ideas bouncing around in my head, but I can’t seem to transfer them onto the screen. Cranky, whining babies aren’t helping. (Sorry girls.)
Rather than postpone this for later, I’ll just enlist the help of my dear friends, bullets.
- Love. On Saturday, Mike’s younger brother got married. The festivities took place at a cabin tucked away in the woods, right on the edge of a lake. Talk about picturesque. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the mother of the bride hooked me up with a vegan meal. Awe. Some. I don’t think they read my blog, but if they ever stumble upon it… Congrats Mark & Ashley!! 🙂
- Lessons. I learned a very important lesson this weekend — Back up your videos, dammit! — While we were at the wedding, my iPhone told me it was running out of storage. So being the brilliant girl that I am, I deleted a ton of videos to free up some space. NOT a good move. When I got home and synced my phone, I remembered that it only copies over my photos — I have to TELL it to copy the videos… Which I haven’t done since, uh, late March. What does that mean? It means I lost 2 whole months of precious baby videos. 2 months! Needless to say, I was pissed the eff off. Mike & I were up until midnight, trying find ways to recover them, but no luck. I still haven’t forgiven myself. 🙁 Wahhhh.
- Disappointment. It’s no secret that I’ve been all about subscription boxes lately. Last week I received my first Cravebox. I’ve read reviews of past boxes and they seemed like a pretty good deal. They offer a variety of differently themed boxes, which you can order at will, no subscription required. I decided to get the “Mommy & Me” box. It promised to include fun items for mom and baby. Perfect. It was only $12, shipping included. When I received the box, I immediately regretted my purchase. What was in it? 2 samples of hair mousse (that I won’t use), a juice pouch, a box of tea, and an old Highlights magazine from February. Oh, and coupons for garbage disposal cleaner and Woolite. Um… What? “Hey girls, lets put mousse in mommy’s hair while we clean out the (non-existent) garbage disposal and read about Valentine’s Day in the middle of spring!”…. Yeah, no. I immediately went over to their Facebook page to see if there were any complaints, and there were a TON. I added my own and was told they would refund my money. Damn straight, you will! Oh, Cravebox, looks like you’re digging your own grave… box.
- Loss. We’ve been trying to limit the amount of TV the girls watch, but yesterday I decided to let them indulge in a little “Yo Gabba Gabba”. I turned on the Apple TV thinger, went to Netflix, and opened the “Recently Watched” tab… No Gabba. I went over to the “Children’s – Search by Character” field… No Gabba. Finally, I went the the general search and typed it in… No freakin’ Gabba. What the hell, Netflix? What’re we gonna do without DJ Lance??!! Not cool.
Thank you, bullet friends.
Lastly, here’s the May edition of “2 weeks in 2 minutes”. This month, it’s actually “4 weeks in 2 minutes”, since I deleted most of May’s videos. Ugh. (Thankfully, I was able to salvage a few from Vine.) Oh — Check this out — In the clip of Everly reading her little book, it totally sounds like she says “Dada! They died!” in some weird old-timey accent. Creeeeeepy!!