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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's Not Really Missing Until Mom Can't Find It.

Something went missing at my house.

My dad looked for it.

My husband looked for it.

And both assumed the item was gone.  And I was busy at the moment but I laughed and said "No, it's not missing until a mom can't find it."

If a mom can't find it, it might truly be missing.

Story Time!

A few weeks ago we at work we had over 100 power cables go missing.  To replace these specific cables was going to cost around $500.  So everyone looked high and low.  We looked in our office, we looked where we thought they should be.  We looked in our storage closet, we looked in the server closet.  And everywhere we looked...they were missing.

Except....I hadn't looked yet.  I asked our office manager not to purchase new cables just yet.
And she said "Dani, I looked....I couldn't find them."

We even emailed our summer interns to see if they remembered where they were.

Finally...I got a free moment.  I went looking.  And I found them.
They had been hidden underneath some large headphones.  If you didn't look UNDER the headphones, you wouldn't have known they were there.

That's some mad-mother sleuthing skills right there. ;)

Now...the office manager...she's a mom too.  But I told her it was obvious that 3 out 4 kids had left her home.  She was losing her mom skills. (that's not a bad thing!)

So I saved the department $500 by finding the missing (hidden) cables.

And guess what.....I found that thing my dad and husband were looking for too.
It's not really missing until a mom can't find it.....Just sayin.  ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out.

Fear of missing out.  Yep....I definitely have that.

And politics is making me crazy. I'm really starting to worry that I will need to cut out people from my life.  People I have known my whole life.  And I don't want to do that...but I have a feeling things are just going to get uglier as we approach the election.

So I have decided .....to quit Facebook.  Cold turkey.
For at least one month.

I need to get away from social media (mostly Facebook) because I have become too addicted to it. I can't stop looking at it, even when it's making me mad.

Everytime hubby sees me on my phone he says "Whatcha doin?" and I always respond with "Facebooking."

And lately ....what I'm seeing is making me more sad/mad than happy.

August will be the perfect time for a break.  I'll be spending a week in the woods and won't have access to it anyway.  And when this experiment is done, maybe I can break the addiction cycle.

Or maybe I'll just stay away until after the election.

Oh hey...look at that...summer is half over...

And I haven't started my Summer Reading List yet.
And I have an Airstream to get ready for camping.
And a few tv shows to watch with my hubby.
And some fun projects to do with my kids.  (back to school shopping! woohoo! my first time!)

Hmmm.  Maybe I will even try a game.
Or take an art class or two.

This will be good for me.
And if you normally contact me through facebook...you've got about four days to find a different way to reach me.  And if you want me to come to your event....send me an email. :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Reading 2016!

Hey....did I do a summer reading list last year?

I can't remember....but before I forget....I've got a few GREAT books I need to read, so what better time than summer?

If you've been following along The Selection Series by Kiera Cass, she recently released the very last book (ever...she says) in early May.  I might re-read that entire series at the end of summer, but the last book was The Crown and I loved it.  Definitely pick up that series and read all of the "extras" if you get a chance.

TO READ:

A Tyranny of Petticoats Edited by Jessica Spotswood

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter

Rebellion (Elysium Chronicles #3) by J.A. Souders
(released July 12th, I've already re-read #1 and #2 this past spring, can't wait for this one!)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
(released July 31st)

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
(first in a series, if I like it I'll keep going)

If I finish all of these I still need to finish up Christopher Pike's Thirst series (The Last Vampire) and I was considering starting that series fresh from the beginning...but I might wait until Fall for that one.

What's on your list this summer?  Got any recommendations?

Stay tuned...I'm going to do at least one, maybe two book giveaways this summer.