Friday, May 22, 2015

Five Fact Friday

Short and sweet today.  Semi sick kid. Work to do. Laundry to fold. :)

1. Still rocking the button down shirts so he can do his own buttons. Needs a haircut. Takes naps in my bed now.  Squishes up against me in my bed so much that I have a hard time typing on the computer. I usually have to put the computer up and wait until I hear snores.  Finally understands which days are school days....just in time to change everything up for summer school.
2. He has been off for the past few weeks. I keep thinking he is getting sick and then it turns into nothing. Well, it is actually something because he has been running a low fever for the past day and a half. I think he will bounce back in a day or so
3. Dresses at the playground are so impractical.  How do girls do it? Messy playground hair. She does all the big slides and stairs now. I just make sure she doesn't fall out of the big openings on the side.
4.We have hair coming in!  And it is curly hair.  Not sure if this is humidity or real curls.  And why aren't there more racer back t's for girlies.  Too cute. :)
5."And which type would he like" says the sample lady to Hunter holding baby Kate wearing a pony tail. She was probably wearing pink. is just about full out mosquito season here so our times of playground and outside play are coming to an end.  There are only about 2 indoor play options round here so that won't get old.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Five Fact Friday

1. Update on the grey Tom Wedge shoes.  I wore them for the first time ever last night. Hunter got home on time ish to a totally demolished house, 2 fed and bathed kids, and laundry that he folded the day before not put up.  Then I got to sneak over to a birthday / mom's night out at the sushi place.  If you wear them with jeans, everything is A ok.  If you try with shorts (like pinterest says) you look like you are trying to "go somewhere".   I am not that level of dressy or trendy or something. Side note, I tried not to complain to Hunter about the chocolate pudding that was left all over the table and floor, but I failed.  Then he kindly pointed out that he put up the laundry, put 2 kids to bed, did all of the dishes, and did something important with his new 4 wheeler tire.  Not sure why I thought the pudding was important. It is still on the floor.  I only mop on weekends...or if glass breaks.

2. Moving along with the fashion blogging (ha). I did break down and try the Everlane V neck tees ($15).  I wanted to see if they were any better than the Target V neck tees.  I think they are going to be better.  The cotton is better quality.  They don't seem to lose their shape after a full day of 2 kids dragging on your shirt.  They fit nicer.  I need to wash them a few more times to see how they hold up.

3. For Mother's Day, Hunter allowed me an all expenses paid trip to Target by myself.  I spent an hour and a half there.  I wanted another set of sheets for our bed.  I only buy white sheets these days, but one of our sets got a hole in the sheet that your foot could get stuck in.  I debated between the $49 325 organic thread counts and the $99 600 thread counts.  I went with the 325 thread count sheets since these were just going to be the backups.  WRONG. They are like laying on organic cardboard.  Every time somebody moves , the sound resembles crinkling a potato chip bag.  Do these things get softer? Did I just waste $50 bucks? Will I get used to it?  Apparently I always buy nice sheets and I forgot.  600 threads for life.

So what else am I snobby about?  Hmmm...fried eggs.  You can cook them in bacon grease, you can cook them in butter, you can cook them with a drizzle of oil but FOR THE LOVE...turn down the heat and do not make them brown burnt bubbly crispy disgusting eggs.  You should only see white and yellow when brown.

Also, tea steeping.  Do not ever never ever never leave your tea bag in the mug for the duration of your drinking.  White tea steeps 1 minute.  Green tea steps 2 to 3 minutes. Black tea steeps 3 to 5 minutes.  You go ahead and enjoy your cup o bitter while I sip my delicate tea leaves steeped at the appropriate temperature for the correct duration.

4.  Finally tried the children's museum....Wyatt's favorite thing was stuffing a ball in this machine and watching it go up the vacuum, down some ramps, flip some gears, throw it over here, and come back...this thing has a name that I can't think of right now. Kate's favorite thing was chunking a ball down a hole to learn about centrifugal motion or something like that.

5. This weekend needs to be a weekend of getting stuff done.  Like working and errands and fixing. Maybe some cleaning. Some to do list smackdown.  Wish us luck. Hope your weekend is relaxing. Or productive. Whatever you need.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Five Fact Friday

Did you miss me?  I have been busy doing real work for work...sorta.  I have also been doing some traveling.

1. I thought I would try to describe some of the insanity of one of my tasks at work.  Task: Get a server running in our test environment so that we can make sure all of our existing systems work with changes to one of the systems.  Sounds easy enough...even for me that has dealt with this type of task before.  I forgot. Computers are possessed. Servers are possessed. The stars have to align. The moon has to be waxing crescent. I have to squeeze a drop of blood orange juice into my eye without blinking. I have to move the R button on my computer and replace it with the M button...and then...maybe...I can complete the task.

First, I had to get access to 3 different web servers.  Each server has to simulate a different type of environment. Then I had to wipe out everything on the servers and put the mostest recentest currentest code and configuration on each server. Then I had to make about 7 applications work and run across the 3 servers and talk to each other happily.  I got about 5 of the applications working with no problem.  The other 2 require troubleshooting.  What has changed? Nothing. What is missing? Nothing. Well lets just try to reinstall it.  Ok. That didn't work. Well, lets try rebooting. Ok. That didnt work.  Debug debug.  Read error logs.  Read error logs.  Restart.  Give up for the weekend.

Come back on Monday. The applications are alllll working.  I did nothing. Nobody did anything.  The magical unicorn touched one of the servers and all was healed. Before I am able to submit my transaction and prove that everything works just like it should, I have to point to an alternate database because there is a migration happening.  Some server needs some upgrade. Or some server ran out of space. Or some unicorn didn't touch the right server.  So I make my little change and prepare to test.  I get some database error messages.  I troubleshoot, troubleshoot, debug, debug, debugzzzz and then I admit defeat and talk to the server team.  The server team tells me "hey, you need a new server".  So I give up my old server that I did so much magic on to make work, and I take my new server and I start the process over again.  This time the magic unicorn doesn't show up.  I never get it working.  We are now going on week 3 of me trying to get the systems running in test and it is just not important anymore.  If we were going to break something, we would have already broken it. Hopefully.   I take a deep breath.  I reassure myself that I am intelligent. I move on to my next task.  Now, I am going to have to make 2 applications work with a new application.  I will be writing code and having to learn how to use some new applications. I hope the unicorns show up.

2. I was clueless about this little cloth diapering fact.  My diapers started leaking.  They weren't snug on the legs.  I was confused.  I did some research.  The elastic wears out. The 3 year mark seems to be the trend.  I guess they can't take all of the hot water washing and occasional drying when lazy.  They sell replacement elastic parts (at least Bum Genius does) and if you have a mother in law that is willing to devote lots of time to this annoying task, your diapers will be good as new. Look at the difference with new elastic vs old elastic. 

3. Wyatt had a bit of a traumatic weekend, but turns out he only remembers the good parts.  He got stuck on a 4 wheeler at dark. He lost his hat on the boat. He ran out of gas in the boat and had to get towed to a boat ramp.  You know what he told me on the way home? I had a good time this weekend. Ha ha.  Good. He sure didn't act like it during the actual moment.  He could sense the stress I guess.

4. Kate had a bit of a traumatic weekend too. She got an ant bite that I never would have taken her to the dr for, but she had a checkup and the dr kinda flipped out and said it looked like staph.  He gave me an antiobiotic, and some topical cream, and some special soap to use.  He wouldn't give her the vaccinations. At first, I thought he was being a little silly, but as the day went on that ant bite got redder and redder and it turned into a big knot.  I started to believe him.  Everything looks under control now. While fighting the staph, I let her fall on a pine cone and shred her leg up.  Can't win.  Kate has been happy. Barely cried at pine cone incident.  She is an excellent kid, girl, baby, toddler.  She just needs to improve on the not sleeping in her own bed area so we can travel more.
Please if anyone sees a puppy like this somewhere, buy it because I don't know what to do if I can't get another one
5. I bought some grey wedge Toms last year when they were on sale.  I still haven't worn them.  When I put them on it looks like I am trying to dress up, and I am really just trying to stay at my house all day, or take my kiddo to preschool, or survive a grocery store trip.  When I look on pinterest, everyone looks all glammed up.  Someone help me figure out how to wear these.