Monday, June 18, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours With Broken Things and Sick Kids

Things break. We survive.
Well, this month's car payment just went toward parts and labor for my refrigerator. Why does it always seem that everything breaks and happens at once? Last week my hairdryer broke down right in the middle of   drying it - not a good thing when you're diffusing naturally curly hair! Plus, I was out of product.

If your fridge breaks down right after a major shopping trip, dash to the nearest store selling ice and load up your freezer to keep it cold. Throw all perishables in the freezer, the lower the better! I left only my fruit and herbs in the fridge and put the meat and dairy in the freezer. Thankfully, the frozen food stayed frozen (well, except for the ice cream and popsicles) and the rest stayed cold!

If you run out of hair product and you're trimming expenses due to a lack of greenbacks, use a dime-size amount of conditioner instead! Works beautifully!! I may not ever go back to gel.

Two out of three kids are hacking away their days and it's only a matter of time for the third. It's croup for babes and just a cold for big kids. It gets easier as they get older and I'm grateful for that. Only the littlest (2 & 3/4) is clingy and whiny. Tonight will be an early bedtime for all 3 since they stayed up late with Papa last night. Now he's off again to earn us some living. We'll miss him, but I'm looking forward to getting some work done around here.

As soon as the boy wakes (and I'd better wake him soon) we're off to put what little we have in the bank, return some library books and pick up some moving boxes from a generous person. I wish I had more to deposit so we had some wiggle room. Won't someone please respond to my Craigslist ads! The more we sell the less we have to pack (and then I can make a car payment!).

How's your life?


  1. Love the post. I have had days like that. Like your child throwing up in your new car that has less than 50 miles on it. So I am sending you love, hoping that you sell all your unwanted things and have an awesome move with a new fridge and plenty of frozen ice cream.


    1. Oh no! That's yucky. I'm thankful we were home when he got sick, as my sister wasn't so lucky with her boy!

      Thanks for the love and the comment!

  2. Thank you for your brutal honesty. I sometimes feel like I'm way too honest on my blog & that readers don't appreciate the ugly that comes with life.

    Things will look up for you- it always manages to even out.

  3. {Melinda} Yikes! My mom used to say, "Trouble always comes in threes!" If that's true, at least you know your luck is about to change! ;)

    1. That's good! If I consider the kids broken, I've hit the 3 things so you must be right! Thanks for stopping by - you've dramatically improved my outlook. :)


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