The good news is the Whirlpool repairman was able to come today instead of Wednesday as originally scheduled. The other good news is that he had the part it needed and the fridge is fixed!!! Yahooooooo! :-) The bad news is the part that needed to be replaced was electrical and therefore, NOT covered by the warranty after all, so we’re out $180. [insert jaw hitting the floor here] As Charlie Brown would say, “Uuuuuuuuuugh!”

The good news is that repairing our fridge – which died on Friday – (barring any unforeseen circumstances) will be covered under our warranty which expires on Oct. 4. Hooray!!! :) (Couldn’t have cut that too much closer now, could we??) The bad news is that we can’t get it repaired until probably Thursday. Groan!!! :( This morning I cooked 14 chicken breasts that had all thawed when the fridge/freezer died. I plan to refreeze them in a friend’s freezer until ours is repaired. I’ve also baked 4 loaves of zucchini bread from a monster zucchini picked from our garden a while back. I’m notRead More →

Ugh! What a day! I started off yesterday feeling in a funk and it just didn’t get any better as the day progressed. Around 5:30, I discovered water all over our kitchen floor. I opened the freezer only to find that everything in there had thawed!! Neither the freezer nor the fridge was cooling anymore. OMG! When Jody got home from work, he cleaned off the back and vacuumed out underneath it, hoping that would fix the problem. But it seems he was too late. It looks like our compressor has bit the dust. :( The Whirlpool repairman Jody talked to on the phone saidRead More →

Katy says this week’s theme is: “Let’s see what gets you worked up, stressed out, and worn out.” I’ve got a few things up my sleeve that fit that theme quite nicely. 1) My dogs My dogs have been stressing me out like crazy lately. They tear up our semi-new sod in the backyard and have been running away every chance they get. Note the hole they’ve chewed into the gate! Arg! 2) Doing laundry It’s neverending! Whew! :oP 3)Lack of time It seems like there’s never enough time to do everything I want/need to do. I’d have a picture to illustrate this, but uh…I’mRead More →

Just a Girl asks in her blog today – Have you experienced your 15 minutes of fame yet? I would say that I have. I was in a Peugeot (French car) magazine about six years ago when they ran an article about people with webcam sites. Yes, I used to have a cam site. (No, it didn’t have nudity or anything, just my day-to-day life). Don’t ask me why a car magazine was running an article about cam sites, but they did! I was in a segment Fox news did about HypnoBirthing when I was pregnant with Ava. They were interviewing a friend of mineRead More →

I’m happy to announce my new store (through CafePress) – Attached At The Hip – is NOW online! Attached At The Hip sells primarily advocacy clothing, stickers, buttons, etc. with logos that promote attachment parenting ideals such as breastfeeding, baby wearing, gentle discipline, natural birthing and more. I also offer some non-AP logos for announcing an expected baby (I’m going to be a big brother/sister shirts) and crunchy/granola attire for mamas and the whole tree-hugging family. In addition, there are shirts for domestic “divas” and “goddesses.” I’m very excited to get this off the ground and, while I am hoping it will be a profitableRead More →