~We spent the weekend laying low and did a lot of playing trains and getting things done around the house. B caught what L had (well has) and actually admitted he felt like crap (which is rare because he never complains), so he got a few naps in and basically spent the weekend laying low. B also loaded a few dvd’s on L’s iPad that L has been wanting him to do all week. It’s sorta hard to explain to a 4 year-old that things things don’t just take 5 minutes. We got the rest of our patio furniture delivered (the table and a replacement chair) and made a trip to Toys R Us to use some reward coupons before they expired, but that was about it. Boring. Oh, we watched “End of Watch” which I loved because I love me some Jake Gyllenhaal.
~I was all excited to watch Adam Levine on SNL on well, Saturday night and then it dawned on me. Umm, I can’t. I haven’t gotten an antenna yet, so yeah, I can’t watch anything live. Minor problem. Whatever, I watched it last night on Hulu and it was so worth the wait. I was cracking up at the Catfish skit. Hilarious. I doubt we will ever go back cable. Once we get an antenna (and I can talk B into climbing on the roof and putting it up) we will be all set.
~I had heard about Diamond Candles, but had totally forgotten about them until Courtney over at CallingCourtney posted a picture on Instagram the other day and it totally reminded me that I *need* one. I mean there could be a $5K ring in that sucker!!! Hopefully B reads this post (*) and “surprises” me with one for Valentine’s Day! Have you ever gotten on? What ring did you get?? Oh, and I posted something in a thread on Sneakpeeq asking if anyone had tried this candle. Meaning any of my friends since it posted to my FB wall. This lady responded “UMM HELLO, I think we all have..that’s why we are commenting here…” and then went on to tell me what a waste they were. Umm, hello, I didn’t realize it would also post on the Sneakpeeq page. Thanks for being so d*mn rude about it.
~It should be another exciting mail week (or two) around here as I am expecting GLOSSYBOX, SpiceBox (you *might* not want to GTS at work), The Little Book Club, bluum (if they’d ever ship), Birchbox Man, Graze (click on my link and you’ll get your first week free), and Loot Crate. Lots of new boxes to check out(**) and I am super excited. I love digging into boxes that are a total surprise! Oh, and And I bite the bullet and bought a Pink Fancy Box Subscription. At $39/box, it’s spendy, but I really want to try a Fancy Box and I’d love to see what Pink puts together, so I couldn’t resist! I also ordered L a few months of Citrus Lane since they now offer boxes for kids up to age 5.
~Does anyone know of a company who will scan in your old pictures (Polaroids, reg. printed pictures, slides, etc.) and turn then into, well, a digital library? Like have you ever used a service like this? What’d you think? Was it expensive? What was the turn-around time? I found a few online (Digital Memories and Fotobridge), but want to know if anyone has actually used them?
~B and I have a new game we’ve been playing in the house. Much like the garbage game(***), it involves trying to make the other person do all the chores in the house. This new game involves the dishwasher. It’s always clean, but if you OPEN it and find it clean, you HAVE to unload it. I don’t know who made that rule, but it’s a rule. To win the dishwasher game you must try and eat slowly, avoid picking up people’s plates from the table and offer to make dinner, not clean up after dinner. It’s a very fun game. If you win of course .
~And finally, I don’t really get what in the world this “The Vine” app is all about, but as soon as I heard about it rushed to try and sign up. Then I realized, umm, I don’t want to share videos with people, nor do I want to watch videos other people share. And if I did, I would, umm, watch YouTube? No offense to anyone that does them, but I don’t even like vlogs. I try to multi-task and watching a vlog doesn’t really work when you are trying to also watch trashy tv.