When in doubt, make a list.

I woke up this morning FUH-REAKING out because I went to update my blog to WordPress 2.8 and ended up with some sort of error that, as usual, is written in Greek so only the geekiest code experts can decipher it.  All I know is I COULDN’T GET INTO MY BLOG!!!!!  With a little help from my good friend Lisa B, who is a WordPress WIZARD if you ever need one, we managed to disable the plugin that was causing all the trouble.  (And by we I certainly mean Lisa.  She lost me at cpanel and ftp.)  At any rate, I’m up and running again, and this is the post I wrote in TextEdit while the blog was out of commission.

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There’s something distinctly unsatisfying about sending your son off for his last day of school in 60-degree weather.  This has been the ODDEST spring in the history of Pennsylvania, I’m quite sure.  But lest I spend another post complaining about the weather, let me update you on all the loose ends in my life.

1) The Vacation Saga: As soon as we heard that our beach vacation had been called off, we started scrambling to find our own place at the shore.  We actually found an adorable cottage in Cape May that we could afford, but we decided that our kids would be bored stiff without other kids to play with for an entire week, so we booked an overnight stay at Hershey Park and decided to take a few day trips to the beach throughout the summer, and we were quite content with that plan.

But as it turns out, our other family members were looking on their own as well, and we’ve been invited to share a beach house with my SIL and her family for a few days, which works out just perfectly for our budget and our sociable children.  So I get my beach vacation after all!

2) The Dress Saga: I managed to coerce girlymama to meet me at the mall on Saturday (it didn’t take much persuasion) to look for a cocktail dress.  I tried on about 20 dresses at Nordstrom and came home and ordered a few more.

And while I’d rather stick sharp objects under my fingernails than shop for dresses, I’m optimistic that SOMETHING I’ve ordered might work.  And if not, hey, there’s always trouser jeans.  It is my strong conviction that with the right shoes and accessories, trouser jeans are appropriate for any occasion.

3) The Shred Saga: I have victoriously completed eight days of the 30-Day Shred.  I’m gearing up right now for day nine.  I’m not quite ready to move up to Level Two so I think I’ll stick with Level One for another week.  It’s still kicking my trash, but every day it gets a teensy bit easier.

4) The Carb Saga: I’ve been revamping my eating habits, and so far, it’s working.  I hope I can stick with this; I really do.  Because I feel SO much better.  I’m not following a specific low-carb diet like South Beach or Atkins, nor am I trying to completely eliminate carbs from my diet.  My goal is to seriously limit simple carbs and sugar and increase veggies and protein.  I have lost a few pounds, but more importantly I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.  If anyone’s REALLY interested, I can give more details in another post.

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Don’t forget that What I Learned This Week is tomorrow.

And also, over on Reviewsings, Mel is giving away recycled Post-It notes, and I’m giving away a Diane Birch album.  If you haven’t discovered her music yet, you really should check it out.