just in case you were wondering

Things might be quieter than they usually are around here. On Thursday night my computer crashed, sending me into a wailing, sobbing fit as I realized that all of our family pictures are on there, as well as all of my blog pictures and our documents. We are fairly confident that we can recover them, it is just a matter of finding someone to do it and/or coughing up the cash to get it done. We have my husband's laptop (which I am writing this on), but I don't want to take it over for the purposes of my blog.

In the meantime I am trying to enjoy the forced downtime. Yesterday I splurged and got a much needed manicure. I have also been reading a lot more than I have in the past two and a half years. I finished One Thousand White Women on Wednesday. It was a pretty good book. I'd give it a 7/10. How's that for a book review? I just started Bloom on Friday and - oh my - is it a tear jerker. By the fourth page I was crying and I don't think I will be able to read any part of it with a dry eye. I've also ordered a few more books from Amazon. It feels so good to just read for fun, not for work or to learn about toddler development or catch up on blogs.

Anderson and I have also been spending more time watching tv together. We are ok with spending our time alone watching movies or tv and you better believe we have a big old marriage killing tv in our bedroom as well. One of our favorite times of the day is finally crashing into bed and cracking up watching Big Bang Theory or Conan. 

 Of course I am spending lots of time with Sawyer as well. He is busy all the time (translate: a fast moving, house wrecking, train wielding, cracker crumb producing wild child) and always on the go. I don't think there is any down time with him. 

I also don't even want to mention the fact that my baby is starting preschool on Monday and my sister is moving to Oklahoma this week. Add that to the fact that all of my precious family pictures are being held hostage on my screwed up computer and you can say that I am an emotional wreck. Maybe it's a good thing I am going to be laying low until my computer is replaced. It could get all emo up in here, complete with sidelong glancing self portraits. 



  1. I LOVE the Big Bang Theory! My fiance and I watch it all the time (and own all the seasons released so far). I'm sorry that your computer crashed and I hope you're able to recover everything!

  2. oh my gosh, Allison, you're remarkably calm or very clever to know how to get it all back!

    Still, I love that you're reading a lot and enjoying your boys :)

  3. Haha! You are so funny! Love that last sentence- sometimes ya just gotta take a break. I've been forced to be away from the computer lately too- and it's a wonderful thing! Please let me know how Bloom is - it's on my "to-read" list!

  4. Oh no!! I'm so sorry your computer crashed! Hopefully you'll get everything restored! I can't wait to start reading bloom! I'll get the tissues ready!

  5. You have a beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! Congrats on your work! Would you like t follow each other?:)


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