Friday, October 14, 2011

What I'm doing when I'm not blogging

If you haven't noticed, I've been kind of quiet on the ol' blog recently.  So, if you're still here, thanks for sticking around!

I wish I could tell you that I was off sky diving or exploring remote caves in South America or something while I wasn't blogging.  I even wish that I could tell you that I was just too busy cooking, cleaning, and taking care of my family to have time to blog.  At least that would be a good excuse.

You want to know what I was really doing, though, while not blogging?  Watching soap operas.  And drinking Salted Caramel Mochas. But mostly watching soap operas.

When I was a kid and got to stay home sick from school, I used to dread daytime TV between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. because there was nothing on but soap operas.  Now, I wish I could reclaim all those years that I was missing out.  In fact, I've decided that one of the greatest things about being a stay-at-home mom is that the best soap opera (I'm talking about none other than General Hospital) happens to coincide with nap time.  Seriously, smart move, ABC. 

It's not that the acting is particularly wonderful or that the story lines are even remotely believable, but I think that's what makes them so great.  I also think that the people who write these things have to be geniuses because I hadn't watched a soap opera in nearly two years, but as soon as I started again, I knew exactly what was going on.  It was like I hadn't missed any episodes at all. 

I've also decided that my blog would be WAY more interesting if my life were a soap opera.  I could write things like, "OMG, guys!  I totally found out today from my third cousin's telepathic dog that my neighbor's baby isn't her husband's.  In fact, her husband isn't even her husband!  He's a serial murderer who had plastic surgery to look like her husband and then took his place.  And, to top it all off, he's my brother who I never knew existed!  But I can't tell anyone!  I don't want him to go to prison; he's family after all!"  Soap-opera Me apparently uses an excessive number of exclamation marks...

Alas, all  I have to tell you about is my utter failure as a youtube user.  You see, I have this super cute video I was going to share with you, but I can't for the life of me upload it.

The first time I tried to upload it, I fell asleep, and the computer battery died.  The second time I tried to upload it, I got bored half way through and decided to check my personal email (which is also a gmail account), but by signing into that email, I signed out of the youtube account where I was uploading the video and didn't realize it until several hours later when I went to post the video and it had been stopped in the middle.  Then, I uploaded the video for a third time.  Success!  Except that I hadn't signed out of my personal google account, which meant I'd uploaded the video to the wrong account.

Fourth time will be the charm.  Soon.  I promise. 

P.S. For all those who asked about my little's a Mint floor cleaner.  Mine's the basic model, but I love him all the same.  He sweeps and mops, but doesn't vaccuum (which is ok by me since I have no carpeted rooms in my house).  But I would recommend this guy as an addition to your Christmas list if you hate mopping as much as I do.  And, I'm in no way affiliated with the company, other than that I own one of their products, which I purchased myself.


  1. So the salted caramel latte is good? I've been wanting to try it but I haven't taken the leap.

  2. I've missed you! Great post! (And I'm insanely jealous that you get to sit home and watch TV and play with Little Spaghetti!)(For the record, I would totally be terrible on my blog if it wasn't for free time at work! :-) Which is why you never see a post on the weekend!)

  3. Everybody needs a bloggy break now and then.

    Sometimes I just read silly romance novels.

  4. I'm a huge fan of the British Soap Opera Eastenders so there's nothing I can really say to get at you for spending your time watching them on your blogging break. Your blogs are awesome but I don't blame you for breaking so just keep on doing whatever makes you happy!

  5. I'm still here.
    Soap operas have never been the same since ABC cancelled 'Dark Shadows' in 1970.
    But, I did watch Luke and Laura get married on "GH" (isn't that the hip way to shorten 'General Hospital'?).

  6. That soap description sounded more like One Life To Live instead of General Hospital. lol.

  7. Yay! Glad you're back.. I've missed you!!

  8. With a warm up like this I can't wait to see the video!

  9. When I was a kid I used to watch the Guiding Light... what a loser!!! But I always hoped the Josh and Reva worked out

  10. I SO understand a blog break! I'm in a serious funk...with house work, diy, blogging and anything else really. I'll blame the pregnancy but I will say I refuse to have soaps on because I know I'll get sucked in!

    I will for sure be checking out your new house cleaner! :p

  11. ugh that happened to me when i tried uploading my vlog this past week! so frustrating! well we miss you around here :) but you definitely deserve a break!